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Sticky Thread Sticky: QUESTION: Which certificates are the best?

The 'Big 3' certifications are ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. ACSM http://www.acsm.org/ NASM http://www.nasm.org/

Mythic Beast‎, 09-14-2008 10:57 PM
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Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: How To Be overprepared for the NASM

Hey guys ,after posting these past few weeks in here I constantly get pms regarding taking the NASM but that doesn't bother me at all , I am making this post to help everyone in the future on taking the NASM. My NASM experience was a very long one, I drove 3 hours to fail it by 1 point! This was...

Bradster101190‎, 06-07-2011 02:05 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Directions toward a career in fitness.

Hello everyone, I recently completed as blog series outlining my experiences in the fitness career path. Hopefully some of you might find it helpful, or at least get some ideas to put to trial. Here's the 3-part series: Directions Toward a Career in Fitness, Part 1 Directions Toward a Career in...

alan aragon‎, 11-18-2009 08:20 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program!

Bodybuilding.com is test piloting a trainer affiliate program and we’re looking for 50 motivated and results driven personal trainers. This program only applies to certified personal trainers residing in the following states: Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania,...

ForumAlpha‎, 03-24-2014 10:40 AM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Question Philly or Baltimore, which city would be better for Personal Trainers?

Hello all, I was wondering if anyone knew which city (metro area really, including suburbs) was better for Personal Training? I am looking at either Philly or Baltimore. Which of these two metro areas would be more likely to have prospective PT clients and better opportunity? Also, I know...

Sarge Jones‎, Yesterday 03:12 PM
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What is the cost of opening a fitness studio in Sydney or Melbourne ?

Are we talking about a range of $500K AUD ? I have a permanent residence but I don't want to move to work in a gym. I want to be my own boss.

Finnegan Bell‎, Today 07:19 AM
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What should i tell my trainer when discussing aims and goals?

OK, so this is going to sound a bit bizzare, but after flapping around ineffectually in a gym for god knows how long, ive finally bitten the bullet and taken on a personal trainer. Im meeting up with him this week for a discussion about goals, aims etc, before we start 3 times a week, the week...

Antant‎, Yesterday 04:49 PM
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Any good personal training certifications in the UK?

Im 17 currently studying caprentry at college. I enjoy carpentry but I want to make a career out of my passion which is fitness! I was wondering if anyone recommends any personal training courses in the UK? Online or evening/part time course would be the best as it will mean I can carry through my...

F1tness4L1fe‎, 09-22-2014 04:10 AM
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Cardio question? Please help

Hi, I've been currently dropping body fat in the lead up to Christmas and doing a fair bit of conditioning sessions each week, problem I have is when I play 5 a side soccer (45 mins) lots of short sprints etc working for upto 5 mins at a time my legs are noticeably smaller/harder and more...

jm14‎, 12-20-2014 05:46 AM
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new to training, need help with confidence

Hi all. I have been training by myself for about 5-6 years now, taking it seriously for about 3. Last year i decided to try my hand at personal training, and I recently passed my nasm cpt. The thing is, I still don't feel confident enough in my knowledge to really go out and seek out clients. Maybe...

wallpaul‎, 12-17-2014 08:34 PM
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Thumbs up ACE Personal Trainer Certification Review - American Council on Exercise Certificatio

ACE Personal Trainer Certification Review - American Council on Exercise Certification I will say one thing about ACE, their website is a difficult one to learn about their certifications. All of what is mentioned below is available on the ACE website itself, but there is so much junk on their...

zkharmaz‎, Yesterday 03:45 PM
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creating a resume

I recently became certified by NASM and am now looking to find work. Previously i was not in the field, nor did i go to school for it. I am finding trouble figuring out how to write a resume that will stand out in the fitness world. Previously i was in marketing, so some of the skills and knowledge...

wallpaul‎, Yesterday 12:51 PM
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Tough decisions

I've been reading the posts in this forum about which certification is best, and I know that there are a few that are generally accepted in most gyms. I was certified through ACE, and never had a problem getting a job, but I never really felt like I got what I needed as a professional through them....

samsal77‎, Yesterday 10:58 AM
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Quickest way to become certified

how long would it take me to obtain the absolute basic certification needed to be a PT? Not looking to make a career outta it so I don't need to go advanced just something basic

HockeyBacon18‎, 12-19-2014 01:35 PM
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Just took the NSCA TSAC-F cert

.....took it this past Wednesday in Seattle, and passed 85%.. If anybody has any questions , fire away..

vanfreak‎, 05-17-2014 12:34 PM
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How To Subcontract Trainers If They Charge Less Than Me?

I am looking to hire independent trainers and take a % of what they make from each client they train that I give them. However most trainers are charging less than what I charge. So for example I charge $60/hour and I want to give a trainer a client but want them to charge $60/hour and take a cut...

bigballin6161‎, 12-18-2014 11:31 AM
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Thumbs up Personal Training App for trainers to track Clients ?

Hello Shredders, Before I continue I want apologize in advance for longer post. Hope new gains are coming along and goals for 2015 are set. Speaking of goals I have one for which I need a little bit of your help (of course if you do not mind). Well, I am planning to get my certification...

vpetkovic‎, 12-19-2014 11:00 AM
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Education path for non-related degree holders

I'm wondering, for those of you with non-related/semi-related degrees, what educational path did you take to switch to training? My degree is in education (but not Phys Ed or the other sciences).

sonti‎, 12-19-2014 06:12 AM
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Skulpt aim

So Skulpt Aim is a new product that is going to hit the fitness market and personally I can't wait so I can get one of these.... just wanted to see what some other fitness pros thought bout this.... http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/492766/wdgi

jkdwarrior‎, 12-11-2013 03:58 PM
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Can I become a personal traner without being certified?

Is it legal for me to train clients without having any sort of certification? Of course I will tell them I am not certified, but is there anything illegal about it?

Lopez27‎, 07-01-2011 02:07 PM
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Nutrition publications

Hi guys im on a issa program to become a personal trainer but i noticed that in the book there are not many infos about nutrition ,just basic stuff i did know already thanks to bb.com and google I was looking for a website which has studies on nutrition to improve my knowledge ,hope you got...

akabido‎, 12-18-2014 03:55 PM
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Why do you sell Online PT when you can sell an e-book instead ?

I have just started my online PT career and I am selling 3 or 4 PT sessions monthly.. But I spend 1-2 hours preparing the program of each client + countless support emails. Not to mention that I have to deal with big numbers of pre-sales inquiries. Why can't I just sell an e-book , set back...

Finnegan Bell‎, 12-05-2014 12:11 AM
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Personal Trainer Challenges

Hey guys, I'm doing a lot of research into the personal fitness industry. The aim is to deeply understand frustrations of challenges you face day-to-day. If it makes sense I plan to build software to solve any frustrations and challenges that surface over and over. I have a few questions...

mrmmc99‎, 12-18-2014 06:17 PM
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NASM cert expires in a few months....

Looking to get certified with ACSM. Any advice? Materials? Thanks.

ChessGuy‎, 12-04-2014 07:27 PM
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Why I Was a Broke Personal Trainer for Years

I grew up dirt poor in a tiny 2 bedroom house in Maine. My Dad, who was the only one who worked in my family, made less than $20,000 a year... with 7 kids to support. Needless to say... I did without a lot of things. But that really motivated me over the years, to try and figure out how...

shawnlebrun‎, 09-24-2012 07:46 AM
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To all personal trainers, what do you use this business idea?

Hi All I am a web designer and I want to start a service selling website template packages for personal trainers. I know website templates aren't a new thing but my service would be a little different as it would be an all in one service. Some initial ideas for what a package would include...

cjechurchill‎, 11-29-2014 11:22 AM
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Nurse wanting to transition into personal training/nutrition/health/wellness...

Hi everyone, I have been lurking for a few months, I am new here, looking for some insight/advice/encourgament. Here's some background on me...I'm a Registered Nurse going on 7 years, work full-time in a pediatric hospital in the surgery unit (operating room & some PACU) I have my BSN (Bach of...

NURSEGURL‎, 07-17-2013 12:13 AM
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Looking for Advice ON training in Northern CA

Hello I am currently on the fence on about how to start my personal trainer career. I am interested in NASM since they seem to be one of the more popular choices. I am interested in the CPT when I was talking with the rep he said that they have an inter option which in a nut shell gives you a...

scottsdal‎, 12-05-2014 02:16 PM
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Personal trainer looking for nutrition advice

I'm a personal trainer and I'm looking to expand my nutrition knowledge. What certifications would someone recommend?

PlaidPalace‎, 12-15-2014 12:33 PM
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