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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: 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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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: 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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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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Ryan's Q&A Thread - Building Successful PT/Coaching Businesses

What's up everyone? Whether you know me or not, I've been on the forums for years. My main threads revolve around my GST program and I've managed them for the past five + years. Feel free to browse them so you can get a feel for who I am and how I operate. First Thread:...

2020Wellness‎, 05-14-2015 12:32 PM
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Battle Ropes ... ?

Hey guys - any quick thoughts on the use of battle ropes to build strength in the shoulders? I've been toying with getting a set to attach to my rack. I've had a "tweak" in my shoulder since high school baseball and shoulder exercises are always a bit dicey. I thought that the more...

flyboy51v‎, 09-03-2015 09:23 AM
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Cool I lost everything...... Need your help please!

First of all sorry for posting this in this section. I am sad and depressed because I have failed at everything. I have been working out for 10 years now however I have been doing the same workout everyday. People call me fat and I don't feel strong. I would like to have a body like the pics...

AdamMuscles‎, 08-16-2015 02:36 PM
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Seriously considering career, what's the straight talk?

My family and I are planning to relocate, not sure where yet, possibly Fort Collins. That said it's opened up a lot of possibilities. I'm 42, have been teaching for 18 years, mostly middle school physical education. I'm getting tired of the public school system and am seriously considering...

nebrasgunn‎, 08-16-2015 12:26 PM
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Sports Nutrition Course (UK)

Hope there's nothing wrong with me posting this... I've come across this course which (apparently) is a bargain at the price listed on Groupon. Would this course be worth taking? Would I be getting valuable qualifications from it? And would I be able to use them for any financial benefit? ...

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Post Personal Training vs Group Fitness

Hey guys I'm currently working at a club which includes free group fitness classes within clients membership. I'm finding it difficult for most trainers at this club to gain a strong clientele list because of the free group fitness classes. What are some marketing techniques that you have used to...

Jrocks09‎, 08-24-2015 05:32 PM
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So, how much are you guys making as PT's ?

I'm planning on getting 1-2 certificates to become a personal trainer, I was wondering how much most of you charge and how many clients you have? Also, would it be easier for someone with a GREAT transformation to get clients? If you don't want to say in public could you pm me?

WhatSupDudE‎, 08-10-2015 12:17 PM
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Scoliosis and Excercise

Hey guys, I have "moderate" scoliosis; it's not that obvious but it's there. I think squats and/or dead lifts make it worse; it becomes more obvious especially in the trunk. Is that real or is it my mind? and if it is what should I do instead? Thanks in advance

Bashar95‎, 08-05-2015 06:46 AM
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Let Me Help You Become Marketable

Hey guys, I have been running a successful Manhattan based private training business for a few years now. I setup a business to help other entrepreneurs like myself get the jump on things. I have a coupon exclusive for memebers code: ...

AestheticAustin‎, 05-26-2015 08:21 PM
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Personal Trainers in Massachusetts

Hey Everyone, I am working with a team on a startup that helps employees and users separate from companies maintain and improve their health. Our startup is called FitGrant, and the purpose is to connect employees at companies with Personal Trainers, Nutritionists, Yoga Instructors, etc. near...

mgkessle‎, 05-29-2015 04:29 PM
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For trainers who need a website

Hello guys. I have been working on a little template for personal trainers who are currently not online. If you don't have a website, you might be missing a good opportunity to get more business as well as showcase your work on your own property. I have made a specific site for PT's that's...

mrkidd85‎, 08-04-2015 12:35 PM
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Thumbs down Overweight Gym Trainers

This is a somewhat sensitive topic to a lot of trainers because your appearance doesn’t necessarily take away from your knowledge when it comes to health and fitness. So the argument can be made that you can be an incredible trainer while at the same time be 100 pounds overweight. I understand...

MikeEsp_Fit‎, 01-14-2013 10:23 AM
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Gold's Gym personal trainer salary?

I'll be taking my NASM in a few weeks & I'm considering applying to gold's gym. I have googled this but I'm coming across different answers. What is the average salary of a new trainer at gold's? Are you paid a flat hourly rate for your entire shift even when training? Or is it a certain rate + an...

LuvFelicia‎, 07-05-2015 10:05 PM
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Thumbs up Thought I'd Share this with y'all

So, I took my ACE final exam today, and I passed! I'm now a certified personal trainer. I've got so many things that I want to accomplish now that I can finally call myself a professional. I know it's going to be tough, but it's going to be worth it, and I've got enough passion to make it happen :)...

CiKi90‎, 08-31-2015 07:48 PM
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DPT vs. PhD in Ex. Phys

Hello community, I have been lurking for some time on these boards trying to keep up with the trends in the fitness field. I started off wanting to be a personal trainer, but as of late, I have really found myself becoming more interested in the intricacies of exercise science. This has led...

FitnessScholar‎, 08-26-2015 10:09 PM
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Smile My thoughts after three years of Personal Trainer

Hi everybody! I will share what I have learned and my thoughts and conclusions being a personal trainer. Also say that I will still work as a personal trainer and in the following months I will create my own studio and so on. I started as a personal trainer because I was always passionate about...

DeAntonio‎, 08-18-2015 04:59 AM
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Talking Ask a new nasm cpt4 trainer!

I just passed my CPT Test! If you have any questions regarding the test and questions I would love to help out! I've studied for the international online CPT for a year (took my damn time) very loosely and sporadically. Just passed the test on the first try and want to give my main tips...

jenafitness‎, 08-28-2015 03:55 PM
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Free webinar training

Hi everyone, not sure if I'm allowed to post things like this but I often see a lot of posts about how to get clients for bootcamps etc. this webinar link came across my email today and I thought it could be helpful to some of you: It's coming up...

hdfitnessau‎, 08-27-2015 01:48 AM
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Looking for a Personal trainer in Atlanta (Buckhead area)

Hi, I'm 31 and have always been avert to physical exercise. I have no sport aptitude and usually run away from any situation that might cause me to break a sweat. It had never been a problem as I was blessed with good genes and overall good looks. However, after switching from my hands on, all...

Marilia84‎, 09-02-2015 09:29 PM
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NHE Personal Fitness Management Specilist Job(anyone know about them)

I got an email from NHE friday saying this Wellness Professional, Your resume was received via In terms of your resume, we are interested in discussing your availability in relation to an open Personal Fitness Management Specialist (PFMS) position. This is not a sales or marketing...

fitguy23‎, 01-27-2014 12:05 PM
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ISSA not accredited by NCCA??

WTF? Why is the ISSA not accredited by the national commission for certifying agencies? I've heard this cert can be done in a month so I'm thinking of going with it since I have alot of money waiting for me as soon as I get certed as a pt. OF course I will ask the gym manager if they accept it but...

wheynweed‎, 09-20-2013 11:23 AM
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Am I over training

Alright so two days ago I did a upper body workout had post workout meal then 2 hours later went to football practice which of roughly 4 and a half hours of route running and tackle drills and we had dinner at like 7 day after my upper body workout I had practice again for 4 and a half hours and...

acaicedo7‎, 08-08-2015 07:37 AM
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Gold Standard Strength hiring Online Trainers + Free Personal Webpage

Email us at if you're interested in expanding you online clientele. - Gold Standard Strength LLC

GoldStdStrength‎, 08-06-2015 02:28 PM
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Trying to characterize muscles

This is for a simplified computer model. I'm looking to make muscles look and perform according to what kind of exercise they receive. I know that there are different routines to train for strength, bulk, agility and endurance and all of them make sacrifices in all other areas big or small. Here...

hazarada‎, 08-08-2015 08:00 PM
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