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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 01:05 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: QUESTION: Which certificates are the best?

The 'Big 3' certifications are ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. ACSM NASM

Mythic Beast‎, 09-14-2008 09:57 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program! 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 09:40 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 07:20 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the 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 08:12 AM
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Instagram help!

Hey guys my names Paulo im 20 years old and im looking too go big. Iv been lifting for 3 years and iv just started a company "YokedBoys". I need help getting more instagram followers so id appreciate it very much if everyone could throw me a follow and il follow back. My instagram is...

DasilvaFitness‎, Today 07:05 PM
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Question Rate my business name

Hey guys! I am looking for some honest feedback on a business name. My last name if Filtness so everyone keeps telling me that I need to somehow use it in the business name. Was thinking of calling it 'Filtness Fit' but not sure how it would work out. Any feedback positive or negative...

JackFilt‎, Yesterday 10:06 AM
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Question for my other NASM trainers

Recently in NASM's The Training Edge magazine, I noticed they had an article called 5 Training Myths Debunked. While this isn't anything odd, I found that the 4th myth they supposedly debunked was a contraindication of what is taught in the CPT literature. This is straight from the magazine,...

Footballa_19‎, Today 02:28 PM
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Recently certified and trying to get my foot in the door

I don't have any personal training experience, except for 1 year of weight lifting. I'm trying to get hired at Equinox and eventually I want to make it out on my own as a freelance personal trainer. These are my highlights: * ISSA CPT certified * First Aid/CPR/AED certified * Nearly 2 years...

jimftc‎, 06-25-2014 08:04 PM
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Smile Which online personal trainer would you recommend me?

I'm looking for a good online personal trainer.Any recommendation? I have found in a facebook page this one"I think" is good..

Mediterranea‎, 05-27-2014 11:31 PM
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Is there such a thing as an Apprenticeship for a CPT?

I just got my CPT from NCSF a week ago, but obviously don't know the first thing about the "business" itself. I've been around lifting and gyms for a few years and have a fair knowledge about it, but I'd love to have someone who has the ACTUAL experience and understanding of how it all works teach...

caesarstud84‎, Today 06:56 AM
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Question for Female Trainers

I had my first of 2 free sessions with a 20 something female trainer whose quite pretty. She recommended a particular brand of protein bar to me. I asked her what her favorite flavor is. (Yes, I'm getting to the question) I see her again next week. I feel odd for taking her time with the free...

DynaFXD03‎, 07-23-2014 12:49 PM
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Question for trainers, titanium rod.

My fiancé recently started lifting with me. She is 32 years old and at the moment slightly overweight. Roughly 15 years ago she was in a car accident resulting in a rod being placed in her upper leg. How will this effect lifting especially in regards to squats and dead lifts? Her leg has never...

William5302‎, 07-22-2014 02:07 PM
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Tennis Elbow/Forearm Strain

I feel a tiny bit of pain when I flex my left forearm and when I twist it. I'm pretty sure its from doing pullups (Palms facing away). And advice on how I should take care of it? Do I have to rest it and if so for how long? Or is this something to just work through?

Ithesportsbomb‎, Yesterday 02:51 PM
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NASM Exam Prep

Hey fitfam, For those of you studying for the NASM exam, I wish to give yall a heads up to study harder than the online practice quizzes warrant. I took the exam today fully loaded with confidence because I was able to ace the online quizzes like I were reciting my ABC's but when I took the...

faithnolimits‎, Yesterday 04:19 PM
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Summer job as trainer

Hi guys I am trainer in europe with a lot of experience. I came to USA this summer for holidays and that got me wondering whether I could work here next summer. I would obviously had to get the USA certification because I have the european one and then get the working Visa but all boils down to...

bestialko‎, 07-22-2014 11:25 AM
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Personal training, first job?

hey guys, im 18 and finished my personal training qualifications in a couple of months ago, and because I have no experience, I CANNOT! find a job, I have been offered one as a sole contractor at a gym where I have to pay $250 per week in rent, and anything on top of that is profit, the thing is...

animalx2010x‎, 07-22-2014 01:33 AM
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I had a conversation with a harvard educated doctor today

I asked her how to measure my bodyfat expecting to learn a new method better than the cheap china calipers i picked up.... She was completely amazed by the sight of calipers and the concept of bodyfat. It was like she hadn't discovered fire yet.... Seriously what kind of a doctor doesn't know how...

000new000‎, 07-22-2014 06:46 PM
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What makes a good personal trainer

As a PT myself, I would like to know. Is it qualifications, experience, knowledge, client care or all of the above plus some.

fitfreeck1‎, 07-23-2014 02:49 PM
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Looking for online personal trainer/nutritionist

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a online personal trainer/nutritionist that could help me reach my goals. My schedule can be hectic sometime, but I generally make it to the gym at least 4 days a week. I'm constantly on the road for work sleeping in hotels, so I usually don't have anything I can cook...

BDiesel746‎, 07-20-2014 06:25 AM
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Question Beginning Salaries/Hours?

If I get hired by one of the popular gyms (anytime, 24hr fitness, peak fitness, etc) What am I likely to make hourly? Would an associates in exercise science and certs from the american council on exercise raise my beginning wage? Also, do they usually have full time hours available, or is that a...

kennyhillman‎, 07-19-2014 03:01 PM
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Mobile marketing station

Looking for some brainstorming here. I want a mobile marketing concept similar to this below that will allow me to travel up and down the street (not by car) and promote my personal training gym. Concepts I had included a golf cart (pending city ordinance) or an IT cart (like they use to bring...

jestdoit86‎, 07-23-2014 02:42 PM
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NASM certification tips

So I'm looking into getting certified through NASM and have a few questions for those who have taken the exam before. 1) How much time should I give myself to study before taking the exam. 2) Are the online materials and flashcards helpful? 3) What is the passing score? Any other insight and...

amcnulty1993‎, 07-23-2014 12:11 PM
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Cool Client Management App

I'm looking for something specific and was hoping to find some insight. I've been looking for an app that can be d/l to computer as well as IPhone. I would like client management/invoices/sales report and would like it to store info on the cloud. If anyone's got any insight I'd love to hear it!

Jp530‎, 07-23-2014 12:00 PM
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CV fitness testing with no treadmill

Hi I have just become a fully qualified personal trainer and the course based the fitness testing in the gym. I was looking for advice on how to do a cardiovascular fitness test without using any cv machines?

Karen498‎, 07-22-2014 01:47 PM
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Is this a good program? Hi guys I'm 20 and really want to become a personal trainer. I'm strongly considering taking this program. It's about $1880 per semester and there are 6 semesters. I'm just wondering if you guys think that's worth it or if there are better, more affordable courses I...

LiftDrive‎, 07-23-2014 09:58 AM
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where to go after NASM certification?

I'll be taking my exam in about 3 months and I'm wondering what the best route to take afterwards is. I've read that working for a gym is to build a client base but I've also read that you make next to nothing and you have to kill yourself doing that and that's what I'm doing now with the job I...

LuvFelicia‎, 07-22-2014 04:42 PM
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Auto Billing Software (EFT/Credit Card)

Hi there, Looking for a basic auto billing software capable of automatically billing my clients credit cards and bank accounts. At this point, Mindbody has too many bells and whistles for the demands of my studio. Any feedback is appreciated. RK.

RobKarpathios‎, 07-22-2014 06:53 PM
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Creating fitness plans?

I have a interview at golds gym but I hardly have experience. I am a little worried, I really want to start my career as a PT but I fear that this lack of experience will hold me back. I have a good certification just lack field experience. Will they be able/willing to help me? What do they expect...

kinggrant‎, 07-21-2014 02:04 PM
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Golds Gym in Fayetteville, NC?

I live in Fayetteville, NC and was considering joining Golds Gym here, the one on Bragg Blvd. Has anyone here ever worked out there or worked there? If so, please give me your honest opinion of the place, thank you.

jssell‎, 06-06-2014 01:30 PM
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