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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 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! 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 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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CSCS Study

I am taking my CSCS exam in a few weeks and was looking for specific advice about this test or general advice on how to study. I also have a specific question about where to buy study materials. I purchased the first of three practice exams from the NSCA website and was looking to purchase 2 and...

TonightOnly‎, 11-04-2014 01:41 PM
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Performed my first Fitness Assessment since becoming a Personal Trainer

It was awesome. Turned the Fitness Assessment into a 48 session package bundled with unlimited team training. Can't wait to actually start training the client on Monday! I'm psyched!

krybolt‎, 01-24-2015 03:37 PM
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Question Is a personal trainer worth it?

Not really sure where to post this but my question is, even as an advanced lifter who knows his way around the gym, and what he is doing, would having personal trainer be worth the money?? I did a free session with one last week, and my workout was much more intense. I felt like i gave 110 percent...

eddielenzer‎, 01-23-2015 07:33 AM
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Thumbs up Strange Question for Personal Trainers

Hello Everyone, I had a strange question for all you personal trainers out there. Let me tell you a little bit about myself I am a Software Engineer student from Utah and I am do a project to create a new functioning piece of software, I want to create something that will actually solve a...

ryanleavitt7‎, 10-14-2012 07:01 PM
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Need your input.

Hi, I would really appreciate feedback here, if you have charged for a corporate wellness program - how did you set it up? I'm trying to decide whether to charge (and how much) per capita or to do a lump sum (with tiers). Pros/Cons to each method. I'm ACSM certified, been employed as a trainer for...

SportPsych‎, 01-21-2015 08:46 PM
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first trainer interview ever

hey everyone, i just got certified in NASM and i had my first interview on friday. the initial interview went better than it did in my head. i have a second interview where i am to train the person whos hiring me and he will act as 3 different ppl. one overweight and never worked out before. ...

RedSunsFinest‎, 01-24-2015 08:35 PM
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Just passed NASM CPT 4 - ask me anything

Hey all, I literally just got back from taking my test. It was my first attempt and I only purchased the book, and I passed (obviously). If you have any questions about the material on the test feel free to ask and I will answer them as best as I can! A little background on me, I am an exercise...

NotBrian‎, 03-22-2014 12:36 PM
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Thinking about getting CT Fletcher MASSterplan Certification

Anyone have any experience with the process. What should I do to prepare?

94beastmode‎, 01-22-2015 05:30 PM
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How can I find a good personal trainer?

How should I go about finding a good personal trainer? I'm 35% bf and I feel worthless. I want a trainer. Is any gym a safe bet or is there a better way?

Wateredown‎, 01-22-2015 09:23 PM
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Unhappy AFAA practical exam help needed

So im going to be taking the afaa practical exam online in a couple hours. i dont feel really prepared for it at all and was wondering if anyone can explain the process of this part of the exam or the questions that might be asked. i already passed the multiple choice part of the exam, but i feel...

KGL1904‎, 01-24-2015 03:12 AM
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Has anyone taken the USAW Sports Performance Coaching Cert?

I would like to get your reviews of the course and opinions if you have been through it. I am scheduled for it and am going through the reading material as we speak. I have a NASM-CPT, NASM-CES. Thanks in advance.

ohtm27‎, 01-20-2015 06:42 PM
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Marketing Tool for Personal Trainers

After speaking to some local PTs I found that they were having some issues getting new clients. However, this was not the case for my PT who was getting hundreds of Facebook likes for each post! So I came up with this tool to help personal trainers market themselves better: You create...

dunckr‎, 01-23-2015 08:23 AM
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Passed my CES exam!!!

I am now a Corrective Exercise Specialist!!! Reps all around!!!

Sonkei-san‎, 10-25-2014 07:20 PM
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What's most important to you as a PT?

I'm doing some research on personal trainers because I'm essentially looking for ways to make your life easier, or make your business grow. With that said, I have a couple questions... What are the top 3 things you need to make your business grow, or that are simply the most important to you in...

Adiakritos‎, 01-20-2015 11:53 PM
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Exclamation How to train 2 clients same time, completely different fitness levels.

Hi everyone, I am just wondering if anyone has any tips on training a couple, who have very different fitness levels, now by very different I mean he has never stepped foot in a gym before our first session we had ( where he got light headed at the end of the session) and she has been going to a...

PrincessEmJane‎, 01-20-2015 08:02 PM
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Question Drop my personal trainer?

Hey guys, let me start off by noting that I have had six trainers in total, and out of all of them I have only had two good ones so far (that knew what they were talking about and helped me master form, concepts, etc. The last trainer I had, Chris, quit training about a little under a year and a...

Troopashd‎, 01-19-2015 03:11 PM
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Horrible Experience with ACE Fitness.

Dear Friends. I wanted to warn everyone about the crooked and unethical conduct I suffered from ACE Fitness. The Certification head of ACE Fitness is Todd Galati <>. Todd Galati is a crooked and unethical man. When I tried to sign up for their "become a personal...

jzak123‎, 11-08-2014 02:53 PM
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New to training?

Ok.. so I recently got my ACE cert. (I know lots of folks prefer NASM) I also have been workin as a jailer for the past few months for income whole moving near family. I have absolutely no experience training. I was buff in highschool so skinny dudes would ask me to train and id try to make em...

Nats5‎, 12-31-2014 05:54 AM
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Is personal training worth it???

In October 2011 I started personal training. I started at 163 pounds and like 18% body fat. Never worked out before. Was 18 years old. I did personal training for 15 months or so. And now I'm at like 164 pounds and 17.3% body fat. During this time my diet has been bad. I'm 5"11. I got depression...

hhhhhhhhgddcv‎, 11-04-2014 08:48 AM
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Question for all the personal trainers out there

Hey everyone, I'm taking my ACE certification at the end of this month and as I'm reading through the material I can't help but wonder how many trainers actually bother putting new clients through the whole balance and posture phase of training. I can't help but feel that if I paid someone...

shadow9041‎, 11-05-2014 02:07 AM
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Exercises for obese/overweight people.

Hi folks I am a newly qualified PT, I am training my first paying client tomorrow, my area of expertise is muscle building but obviously this game is mostly about weight loss. The girl I am training tomorrow is obese, she doesn't have great flexibility and so I am wondering what exercises...

Luffers‎, 04-19-2009 08:07 AM
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Smile ACE CPT iPhone/iPad App Study Guide

I just completed and released an iphone/ipad/ipod study guide for the most recent ACE 5th ed CPT Exam. I got quite a bit of help from this forum over the past year as well as a certain trainer so I would like to post some promo codes for you guys to enjoy. This app covers quite a bit of...

HigginsRan‎, 01-13-2015 10:28 PM
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Easy way to build clientele and reputation

If you're looking for new clients or looking to improve the brand and reputation of your training services, you can sign up to be listed on a search directory for personal trainers and fitness coaches. The site is called, and it is free to create a profile. When you create a...

mpjennings25‎, 11-05-2014 03:47 PM
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Post Personal what you preach?

As a trainer, what do you do in order to make your lifestyle easier day to day? Do you practice what you preach? For example, I preach to clients to be prepared with meals to help them stay on track. I show them by packing my meals for the day and bringing it to work with me, knowing I won't...

IFBBJENC‎, 01-21-2015 02:14 PM
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Career/education in fitness

I have just finished my GCSE's and am now on a level 3 sports science course in college, as well as doing a level 2 fitness instructor course at the same time. I'm planning on going to university but am not sure what degree to expect to do. The only fitness degree I know of is sports science,...

Huntyer‎, 09-04-2014 10:04 AM
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