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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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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: 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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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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Do you learn functional anatomy in the NASM program?

Hello everyone! For anyone that's done NASM for CPT and other certs... do you learn functional anatomy in the program? If not, are there other cert programs that will have functional anatomy as part of the program. I'm looking at starting the process at the beginning of the year to get my...

tonyjworld‎, Yesterday 09:15 PM
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question about taxes.....

Does anyone have any idea if we can write off our services when we provide them at no cost for example writing off the few assessments we do. You may think this is a silly question put those assessments are a promotional tool we use, and if I am correct we can write things like that off, but I am...

BlackJack619‎, 11-25-2014 01:39 PM
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Hiring in Pittsburgh Area Hiring a part-time trainer in the Pittsburgh Area. Click the above links to find out the qualifications required. It is my first hire....which means it's the...

RamsdenF‎, Yesterday 10:59 AM
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Got reprimanded by independent gym for making kid cry (long story, mostly cliffs)

A little about me: As a NASM trainer, I train using a variety of methods. Half of my clients are older people wanting greater mobility. The other half are usually younger wanting to look better. The owner of the gym asked me to train his girlfriend's son (red flag, i know) The boy is...

RyouBakua‎, 11-25-2014 06:23 PM
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any female NSCA CSCS?

Hey guys, Not sure if this is the correct place to post this but I'm wondering if there are any female CSCS around who have successful careers? I was originally planning to go to medical school (just took the MCAT) to go into orthopedics to eventually work with athletes...and it recently dawned on...

tinabatinaflc‎, 11-25-2014 01:12 PM
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Question People you just CANNOT Understand

Everyone has their own likes and dislikes in life and fitness is no exception. With regards to exercise only (excluding diet, sedentary, etc.) Who are those people with fitness habits you just CANNOT understand? I really just cannot understand some runners. The runners that either run in...

askthetrainer‎, 12-11-2009 02:08 PM
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New Personal Trainer - Seeking Advice

Hello Fellow Fitness Experts, I will be obtaining my Personal Training Certification within the next few weeks and will be ready to take a leap into the wonderful world of fitness! I've already obtained my CPR, AED, and First Aid certs, just for knowledge sake. Just for a little more...

crevelhtr‎, 11-25-2014 12:57 PM
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I found NASM textbook in PDF....legit?

I found what I believe to be the NASM 4th edition textbook 650 pages in PDF form for free online. Should I just study this? How much is the NASM exam alone? Also, I am a 20 year old college student with get knowledge and interest in the fitness fields. What kind of pay can I expect from a...

cdhfootball‎, 08-09-2013 01:31 PM
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How Many PT's Should There Be In A Gym Per 1000 Members?

Hi Guys, At my current gym where I work there are currently 8 PTs, and I was told there would be another one starting in January. So that will be 9. Now iv been told that there are around 3000 members at my gym. Not quite sure where this figure has come from, but anyway. Does anybody think...

ph0en1x22‎, 11-22-2014 08:53 AM
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Anyone with a Sports Science Degree? (In the UK).

I was hoping someone could offer me a little guidance, and share the pathway/route that you took to get into higher education. I've recently been toying with the idea of applying to Universities and studying Sports Science, once I finish off my PT qualification at college. However I've hit...

DanielSingleton‎, 11-12-2013 07:45 AM
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I have a NASM CPT already and was looking to further my knowledge. What is more recognized/respected the PES or USAW? I don't have a college degree so no CSCS which is fine. I just dont know which would be better out of the two... thanks

swaggzilla‎, 11-24-2014 01:26 PM
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Need your opinion on pay

Hello everyone, I just got certified about a month ago and was interviewed by Gold's Gym today. Since I don't have prior experience, I need your opinion on the pay. They told me that I would get paid 9$ per hour if I am not training anyone, but on the floor. If I am training a client, I would...

bunduush‎, 11-24-2014 04:04 PM
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How do I fit an effective workout into a 30 minute session?

Hi everyone, I'm taking my trainer certification in two weeks and almost immediately following that I'm going to be a trainer at my gym. I have been training people unofficially at my gym for a few months now and every person I've trained has been happy with the results. The issue is that I'm...

shadow9041‎, 11-24-2014 10:21 PM
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Australian institute of Fitness

Hey guys so the good thing is that i wen't through these guys to become a personal trainer and almost qualified. Now i didn't get my master trainer through them as I've had trouble with the information they give you in the face to face lesson's as it's different to the books as the coaches always...

benjilee9‎, 11-25-2014 12:14 AM
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Unhappy Golds Gym questions

I recently got hired by Golds gym. But i have to pass a background check first. I am kind of nervous about this. I have a small misdemeanor on my record from 3 years ago. What do there background checks look for and what would disqualify me from this job?

dsw47dw‎, 11-14-2014 08:42 PM
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First time weight lifting

I am stuck. I have looked high and low and I can NOT find how much weight I should start with. I have picked a transformation program and I'm motivated beyond belief! My first day is coming up and I have no idea how much weight I should be starting with!! Someone! Anyone! Please! I'm sure there is...

dukecitydean‎, 11-12-2014 08:10 PM
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Smile How would you complement this awesome book-list?

Thanks to the personal trainer development center this guide exist: I've finished reading most of that book list. which other books would you recomnend?

Mediterranea‎, 11-24-2014 11:55 AM
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Looking for Personal Trainer S. Jersey/ PA

Looking for 2-3 days a week. I'm a newbie and need a 101 on everything from how to work equipment properly, form and goal is to someday compete.Must have credentials

audrachereshkof‎, 11-19-2014 03:35 AM
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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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Smile Resume question for a newbie PT

Hi, I just got certified by AAAI/ISMA and want to apply for Personal Training jobs. I also have a spinning certification, but my background and degree are in Broadcast Journalism. I work at a gym now in Sales, not training. Any ideas on how to get another gym to hire me without training...

samanthajones6‎, 11-21-2014 01:13 PM
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thinking about NASM-CPT

so im thinking about the nasm cpt self study course. I really am passionate about fitness have a pretty general understanding about fitness, form, nutrition, and what not, but dont claim to be a fitness guru. so my question is, is it really worth it like money wise to become a CPT and how hard is...

Seanybarra‎, 11-05-2014 05:32 PM
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What certification to get after the NASM-CPT

Bought the NASM-CPT 4 Self study a little less than 4 weeks ago and busted it out and just received my cert this past Friday. Already secured a full time job at a gym opening in my town next month which I'm super happy about. Was wondering what certification you guys would recommend getting next. ...

MoT1VateD‎, 11-23-2014 03:01 PM
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Fellow NASM CES and PES trainers..

Hey guys, trying to knock out both my PES and CES currently, and was just wondering what you thought about them after getting them. So far a lot of if seems like re-teaching the material from the CPT program, but I am only halfway through the PES at the moment. Any advice on this going forward?

Footballa_19‎, 04-28-2014 08:35 AM
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Why most personal trainers fail. (Rant)

The reason is they don't teach mobility/posture stuff. If they taught stretches clients would be able to perform damn moves. For example, teaching thoracic(shoulder blade), hip and hamstring stretches clients can actually squat properly. There's no point teaching form if the client is coming from...

Rowsfordahoes‎, 11-18-2014 09:46 PM
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Looking 4 trainer throgs neck or hamptons

Want to develop shoulders and upper chest. Hit a plateau

mynewthing‎, 11-22-2014 10:47 AM
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