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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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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: 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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Sticky Thread Sticky: Deleting threads

Recently on this forum quite a few people have asked a question, got some good answers, and then deleted their threads. I have restored these threads, because though you might not care any more, the answers can be useful for other people. So don't delete your threads. edit: on the other hand, if...

KyleAaron‎, 04-21-2016 04:51 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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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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Anybody work(ed) for Fitness Together?

Whats that like, whats the pay?

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 11-28-2011 11:08 AM
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Angry Extremely uncoordinated client CANNOT learn to jump rope

I have a client with the bodily awareness of an infant or a paralyzed 90 year old woman... and I am not exaggerating. Simple acts such as keeping the legs straight while bending over at the waist seem impossible for her to comprehend. Her form on most exercises is thus understandably horrendous,...

tovlakas‎, 12-23-2010 03:11 PM
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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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Post NASM New Study Guide Question

I currently ordered the NASM 5th Edition book off of Amazon. I'm wondering if anyone knows where i can find the 5th edition study guide and not the 4th edition.

LAJST‎, 09-24-2016 01:47 PM
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Personal Trainer Marketing Accountability Log

I am starting this thread mainly to hold myself accountable, but if anybody would like to join you are MORE than welcome to! I have been a personal trainer for 6 years now, and working in gyms for longer than that on every side. I worked the front desk, sold memberships, sold training then...

TXJ‎, 09-05-2016 08:21 AM
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Looking for a spreadsheet template to give to clients to track progress

Hoping someone here could help me out. I'm looking for a sheet that tracks clients' progress through strength training & cardio. If you guys have anything like that and could link it, poverty reps will be given.

PicsWontLoad‎, 09-23-2016 06:30 PM
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So when am I actually going to use the gym equipment?

I recently got a personal trainer and right now we are in week 3, two days a week workouts. Ok, so I am wondering when we are going to get into the actual lifting and using the gym equipment. Ever since we started we've just been doing an assortment of exercise techniques. But I paid for 8...

statz4‎, 09-08-2016 01:27 AM
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Nasm vs nsca

Please help, I am interested in becoming a personal trainer. I am torn between NASM and NSCA. Is either one better than the other? If so, why?

jrome909‎, 06-01-2009 08:47 PM
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What kind of software?

So I'm starting my own business. Gonna train people in person. What kind of software do you guys recommend? I need a software to quickly create workout routines, and so i can either track the routines on my phone while training my clients.. Or be able to print out the workout routines with...

Arfus‎, 09-15-2016 06:31 AM
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Experienced trainers, What are you doing for CEU's? (NASM)

I will need to do something by next July. I'm with NASM and currently have the CPT, Corrective Exercise Specialist (would recommend), and Fitness Nutrition Specialist (waste of time and money...)...I work with primarily gen pop clients and the performance enhancement specialization doesn't really...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 09-22-2016 08:40 AM
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Exclamation Future Fit UK

Has anyone used Future Fit to train as a personal trainer or as a nutrition specialist? If yes, how did you find it? Was it worth the money? How are you doing now in terms of work? Did you enjoy working at the companies they gurantee interviews for? If you did take part on this course please...

work_hard_now‎, 11-10-2009 04:02 PM
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Tips for starting out a new personal training business

Hi everyone. I just thought I'd share my story and how I got my first clients for those who are anxious and worried about qualifying and not getting the demand to make a living out of it. I'll start by saying that I'm only 18 years old and I'm at a gym in the UK where there's PTs who train...

JamesPT‎, 09-17-2016 05:59 AM
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Post Online personal programing???

I am looking for someone to help me create a program and adjust it as needed. I have been lifting and working out in general for a long time so I don't really need anyone to baby sit me or push me while I am working out. I take some personal training sessions from time to time just to make sure...

timistim‎, 09-19-2016 09:14 PM
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Needing an online personal trainer

Hi all, I am looking for an online personal trainer I am interested in body weight training so anyone with experience in this would be great Thanks Holly

hollyl78‎, 09-20-2016 11:56 AM
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Post NASM Exam review/prep

Heyo! Made an account just to share information on the NASM Exam. I was able to pass on my first attempt (02/10/2016) and made it a priority to go over it multiple times after I had finished to remember the topics that were on it to help everyone out. I used many other people's reviews so it's only...

cscc‎, 02-14-2016 03:50 PM
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Crunch Fitness is Hiring Personal Trainers/ Group Fitness Instrutors in CA, NY, Miami

Hi, Crunch Fitness is currently hiring for Personal Trainers in the SF Bay Area, Los Angeles, NY, and Miami locations. Please see for details and to apply. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you! Lynne

adrenalynne‎, 09-20-2016 04:25 PM
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EXOS Certification

I am new to the Forum and think this is a great place to be. I am not sure if this forum, or the sports training forum, is the best for this question. I am going to be doing sport specific personal training. I want to get the EXOS Certification. Does anyone have experience with this, or have...

TheWhiteRabbitt‎, 09-01-2016 07:48 PM
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Working as part time personal trainer questions

Hi i am interested in being a personal trainer. I know full time trainers have crazy schedules requiring them to go in and out of the gym. -As a part time trainer do yo get the option to request clients from like 5-10 pm? i also work part time in the morning in a career that i really want to...

HardAT‎, 09-18-2016 10:10 AM
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Looking for advice

Hey everyone. Ive been on the forum a while but just stumbled onto this sub group and figured it would be a great place to get some answers. I have struggled for years with my weight. I grew up and was short and round. I hit high school and grew taller and a bit leaner but never considered...

Alan21‎, 09-17-2016 03:49 PM
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What is Normal and not normal for a personal trainer to touch?

Hi there. This is actually the first time that I'm doing this thread. I have recently just started working out with a personal trainer. We actually had a fight but all things went well. (It was about trying out a new PT for just 1 session) He got mad but I clearly said that I don't want to...

LancelotJANS‎, 09-13-2016 07:52 AM
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How much to charge to Plan a Diet?

I am trying to figure out what to charge for just a diet plan (and find the right software for that, but that's another story). I would be providing full email support, a diet layout, examples, etc. Also providing a chart for weekly progress for motivational purposes. (weight loss) How much...

E_Scapegoat‎, 03-11-2010 12:57 PM
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Anyone here a personal trainer who has had success with the NCCPT certification? Debating between NCCPT, ACE and NASM. Or all.

mikeyluwshs‎, 09-14-2016 04:22 PM
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Personal Trainer Software?

So I have messed around with the TrainerFU app, Trainerize, etc. I am looking for a software system that allows me to set workouts up for my client, lets them track there progress but also allows me as the trainer to track my workouts so the clients can see. I am currently using 2 apps one for...

GBizzy34‎, 08-01-2016 11:12 AM
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Training for strength & size?

I've always trained for pure strength using long rests and heavy complex exercises. I've had a lot of success in the past building up my strength but I've never put real effort into training for hypertrophy. I've always tended to use too much weight when attempting high volume workouts. Anyway, at...

GoldnBlack‎, 08-25-2016 06:00 PM
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Have a question on forearm training.

BigRowbin35 here. I need additional information on the seated barbell reverse wrist curl. Common knowledge teaches that the forearm wrist extensors are worked. However, does this movement stress the brachioradialis and other muscles or just the aforementioned ones? Thank you BigRowbin35

BigRowbin35‎, 09-03-2016 08:00 PM
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