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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: 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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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Rules and FAQS

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...

PLANETGETLOW‎, 03-08-2011 11:47 AM
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National Council for Certified Personal Trainers?

I am very interested in becoming a personal trainer, today Groupon's deal was Personal Training Certification through the National Council for Certified Personal Trainers. I looked at a few websites that have the top ten Certification programs and this was not one of them. Is this a legit and...

Mkueckel‎, 11-05-2012 12:27 PM
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Exclamation Calories for bulking and staying low body fat.

I just finished an OCB competition. I competed in Mens Physique (I came in first!) but I would like some reliable input or tips for bulking back up with out gaining too much body fat. Everyone on here seems to know a lot and be really experienced. It would be so awesome if some of you could shed...

Antoniojuco‎, 04-20-2014 10:28 AM
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Help someone who knows weight lifting or gaining muscle!

Hey everyone iv been working out for a while and I'm just tired of getting **** results. I need to know where to get the best workouts? How long should I work out for? How many days should i workout for? What body parts should i workout together in a workout to get the best results? What should I...

Suede19‎, Yesterday 07:17 PM
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NASM cert packages

What is the eTeach program that they offer? Is that just the online course work, or is it something a little more than that? Also for anyone who has taken the test and chose one of the higher priced packages do you feel like you made the right choice, or do you think you could have passed the test...

ChaseM89‎, Today 08:49 AM
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Just passed my CES exam!

If anyone wants study materials for this message me your e-mail. I would be more than happy to give a lending hand....

BlackJack619‎, 04-18-2014 02:41 PM
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NCCPT is the stupidest certification in existance

So I bought the NCCPT online course. 38 videos which were all 20-30 minutes long. 15 chapters in PDF form, blah blah blah. Watched all the videos, read the chapters. Informative stuff, but since I've been working out for 3 1/2 years I knew most of it already. I go take the exam. 140 multiple...

ACEthetics‎, 01-16-2013 12:39 PM
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Smile Need some help in Pregnancy Workout, routine, exercises recommendations

I have a 24 years old trainee lady thatīs 6 months already, and her doctor recommended some exercise at gym, I have no experience training pregnant women, so Iīm up to give her the best help I could, but If anyone can help me with any suggestions, recommendations, articles, tips anything U can...

Chikinito‎, Yesterday 11:08 PM
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LA Fitness FINALLY paying their trainers good money! =O

One of my best friends recently told me that he was promoted to master trainer and it came with a huge pay raise. So knowing how LA Fitness I jokingly said "so you're getting $10 a session now?". But holy **** was I wrong! So after he explained the new system and how it works, I spoke to my old...

mikehayman‎, 10-08-2012 11:37 PM
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Muscles anatomy resource?

So I'm not a trainer but I really want to learn about the muscles and human anatomy. Is there any website that accurately depicts all the muscles at every layer? I'm not looking for the major groups, I want every muscle. Something that shows EVERY muscle and what they do. I did find a...

Highjumper21‎, 07-22-2013 03:16 PM
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Just passed my NASM CPT exam!

I think that if an average person took it they'd get maybe 5 questions out of knowledge (even if they work out). For people taking it soon, make sure that you HIGHLIGHT every single number in the book, the questions get specific. Also make sure you know every column on page 169 (the low back arch,...

AndyS‎, 12-30-2009 03:04 PM
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Post Case Study. Help please!

Hello guys i got this case study do to for college. and im a newbie in writting programs etc.. so help like: What exercises to do, When to train, How often to train, How long for etc. would be appreciated. this is my client details: A 28 year old lady. works ft in a stressful and demanding...

krismasiarz‎, 04-21-2014 03:26 AM
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Do you need certification if you are a Doctor (M.D.)?

I will be graduating med school next year. Will commercial gyms still require that I have a personal training certification if I have "Doctor of Medicine" as title?

JesseWilliams00‎, Yesterday 02:25 AM
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foregoing the commercial route for personal training

I've done my research, and from what I understand, there are a select few that like working in a commercial gym, and the consensus is that working for yourself is the best option, and that working in a commercial gym is only necessary in order to learn how to market yourself. Call me naive, but...

DoomJazz‎, Yesterday 12:36 PM
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Client management aps

Are there any that you are using and would recommend? A few that I have found Lumonfit, Trainerize, are there any others that you know of and trust to us?

BlackJack619‎, Yesterday 08:36 AM
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Best use of brochures for marketing?

Thanks for any responses. Money is tight, I made/purchased 100 brochures that I think are pretty good. Any recommendations as to what you would do with them to get clients as soon as possible? Im thinking drop them off in wealthy neighbourhoods. Any advice on what you think would be the best use...

Craigy‎, 04-21-2014 07:26 PM
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Working in the fitness industry, Questions..

Hi everyone, I am currently studying my Cert 3 in fitness. I have an assessment task where i must interview a fitness professional, If someone would take the time to answer the following questions for me i would greatky appreciate it, Thank you. Question 1: What are the stresses faced by your...

Bloggs24‎, 04-06-2014 05:02 PM
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Cool 1 hr sessions: What to do?

Basic rundown: Upper Body for an hour on one day and lower body for an hour on another.Client is 42 yr old woman with no previous injuries and at 5'4 has 25% bf.What type of workouts do you perform in the given time without overtraining the client? Warmup (5 min) Cool Down: (5 min) ...

IanGeda1‎, 04-19-2014 07:04 AM
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Personal training Question

I passed my Ace exam about a month ago and I have a few questions regarding real life practice. People say Ace is outdated. So is it required I spend weeks assessing a client's posture, balance, flexibility? Is it necessary to measure a client's blood pressure and Resting Heart rate? Have you guys...

gstevenboi‎, 04-21-2014 06:36 AM
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Independent Personal Trainer Fashion, what do you wear?

Im a independent personal trainer in NY and I wear form fitting colorful clothes for the most part. It fits my personality as I'm always happy, energetic and excited. My clients love me and always comment on my fashion. Every time I encounter another independent trainer, they are always in ALL...

PrettyKeli‎, 04-20-2014 08:12 PM
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nccpt question

-does anyone know if this is a certification that I have a good chance of landing a job with? I was going to study for my NSCA but i need something I can get my foot in the door with to make a bit of money

Squatticus‎, 07-10-2013 07:48 AM
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Question NCCPT?? is it a goof certification?

I am wondering if the national council for certified personal trainers (NCCPT) is a recognisable certification, or just a waist of money? Is it a good certification program to start with?

cvasquez6‎, 06-07-2013 01:05 AM
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NCCPT questions

Hey guys n' gals, I'm 17, looking at an early graduation by the end of this month and the plan is to throw myself into the personal training industry. I'm Canadian so the courses I need to take will be :basic theory, weight training, personal training. I assume that having just those courses on my...

arsnicalien‎, 01-02-2013 05:05 PM
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ISSA Fitness Guide

Anybody refer back to the fitness guide for questions? Sometimes I do but I feel like its outdated full of bro-science.

pagii‎, 04-20-2014 11:11 PM
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NCCPT a good program?

Hi, There is a groupon for classes and the test with the National Council of Certified Personal Trainer for 70% off. Does anyone have any feedback about this program. The price is right, but I want to see if this a good program.

GlamourPuss1980‎, 11-05-2012 09:47 AM
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So I pretty much decided on NCCPT for my cert, mainly because they have a weekend workshop scheduled in my hometown in November which I believe will give me just enough time to prepare for the test. Before I go shelling out $600, is there anyone here who certified with them and didn't like it or...

getnfit4me‎, 08-17-2008 12:03 PM
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