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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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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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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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Looking for a coach - Houston

I am 5' 9" & weighing 190 lbs with 15% body-fat (guess). I am looking to put on few pounds of muscles & would like go on stage next year. I have been training for last 6 years. I keep my diet clean. Motivation/discipline is not a problem. I am looking for help in nutrition for gaining & then...

Rock81‎, Today 07:16 AM
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Food Fanatics ďIím not a scientist and Iím not wading into the debate over whether any of these things cause cancer or are otherwise bad for you...I just think this is where the consumerís head is right...

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Exclamation Personal Training - Was I Scammed?

Hello, I signed a 3-month personal training contract with a gym and am worrying that I made a horrible mistake. The gym is a block from my new apartment building, and is better than the in-building gym I have, so I joined for $9.99 a month. Not bad. Though they did try to sell sessions...

DCGymGoer‎, Yesterday 10:27 AM
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Post pay structure for gyms/organizations

So I have been applying to a few gyms in the area and I have 3 job offers, one from City Sports, one from YMCA and the other from 24 hour fitness. I am just starting out as a personal trainer but I have a background in physical therapy and collegiate strength/conditioning. Does anyone know the pay...

r3ginald‎, Yesterday 10:42 PM
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Need some help please

Hey guys I need some help here I'm doing my practical training/internship for personal trainer I need to monitor and train 4 people in my 48hours of doing my internship That means, 1 hour each person on the days I'm at the gym doing my intership make them a workout program according to...

InsanityDk‎, Today 04:23 AM
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Personal training at YouFit

So a little background. I am set to take my personal training test on 5/21/2015 (NASM). I went ahead and started applying to personal training jobs and have an interview set up today with YouFit (They realize I am not yet certified). My question is this: Does anyone work there or know what it is...

iufan4lifeul‎, 04-27-2015 09:26 AM
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Is it possible to gain 25 pounds in 4 months?

Two of my friends have offered a $500 bet to me. I am 20 years old and currently sitting at 140 pounds and am 5'11'' The bet is that if I can go from 140 pounds to 165 pounds by September 1st they'll each pay me $500, otherwise I'm paying them a total of $1000. I've always been kind of a...

KalvinL7‎, 05-01-2015 09:53 AM
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Bodybuilding training in Virginia

I need to find a good personal trainer that specializes in bodybuilding. I live in Fredericksburg. help

Marley2984‎, 07-13-2009 06:56 AM
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Targeting local businesses - Employee Wellness

I am looking to expand my clientele by offering employee wellness packages to local small businesses (in the 8-20 employee range). If anyone has had any success working with local businesses, I have a couple of questions. 1. How to approach the businesses? I plan to attend some local networking...

jason1903‎, Yesterday 07:48 AM
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Question Mobile storage for PT equipment

Hey Guys, I'm on the search for a mobile storage box/unit for PT equipment. I need something that can transport and variety of stuff, kettlebells, agility ladders, TRX, boxing gloves, first aid kit- you get the idea. needs to be strong and durable preferably with wheels that i can take on and off...

AAWills‎, 05-03-2015 01:05 PM
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Personal Training As A Side Job?

To keep it short and to the point, I am a NYC Firefighter as my primary career. I am also a paramedic on the side. I make about $25-30/hour as a paramedic a few days a month. Is it worth getting certified as a trainer and finding an additional job in that field or is it more worthwhile for me to...

BrooklynBravest‎, 04-26-2015 12:29 PM
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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 01:07 PM
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Post ACE Certification

Studying for the ACE Certification Exam. I started posting all my notes on a blog,, because its easy for me to view via my phone and study, since I'm on the go all the time. I started using the ACE PT Manual (4th ed) first and then plan to move on to the other books. Talked to a few...

knite786‎, 04-28-2015 04:18 PM
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What do you think of my workout plan?

Hey everyone, this is my first post, please help! Ok now, i have a 4 days workout plan Day 1: chest Day2: back Day 3: arms Day4: shoulders, traps First question: is my plan any good?

fofush‎, 12-12-2011 04:19 PM
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Quick NASM- studying question

Hi all, DO we need to know the specific sections of the neuron, for example (e.g. the Myelin Sheath, or the Node)? In the presentational videos, they don't really emphasise ALL of the specific parts, yet in the activities, I had to correctly link each part. I guess would be good to know for...

earthwormjames‎, 04-27-2015 01:53 PM
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Both of these have a lot of online study which I like. What would you say between the two? Which has better learning material (I believe NESTA's material is all digital)?

copypaste‎, 04-22-2015 02:35 PM
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How to start an online personal training , coaching business?

I'm the foreman for my family's construction company which requires me to be there full time but I also have my NASM certification and I'm working on my CES. As I'm preparing for my first bodybuilding show the demand for me to make workout plans with nutrition plans is growing , and I'd like to use...

el_lucas1‎, 02-23-2015 03:13 PM
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Cool Is being a personal trainer good?

I'm 19, I'm Canada I'm a full adult. I was thinking of being a personal trainer, since I love fitness and wouldn't mind making some extra bucks. I just got some questions: 1. How exactly do you get clients? Are they always just random people or did you know them before? 2. I'm pretty strong,...

mohthebatman‎, 04-27-2015 12:19 PM
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Want to work my way up to ACSM... What certification should I start off with?!

Hello trainers :) I am a 19 y/o college student, currently studying exercise science. In the long runn, I would love to become a physical therapist. RIGHT NOW, I want to become a personal trainer bc I have a passion for fitness AND because I want to gain experience working with people. I also...

FitlifeSV‎, 04-27-2015 05:06 PM
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Details to check in a trainer to know if it's the correct for you

Please give me some details based on your experience on what to look if a trainer is doing his/her work correctly and examples when a trainer is doing his/her work wrong .

Spikeyballgym22‎, 04-23-2015 12:08 PM
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I understand that getting a certification is necessary however, if someone has a bachelor's exercise science degree, do they have to get a certification? Or is it not necessary to have a personal training certification if you have an exercise science degree?

sullinator1988‎, 04-24-2015 12:07 AM
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Online fitness coaching opportunity

WellSquad is seeking 100 exceptional trainers and dietitians to build profiles on our site before we launch. We are giving you an opportunity to build your business and brand, as well as market yourself through the site. WellSquad is a virtual marketplace that allows personal trainers and...

jre0520‎, 04-26-2015 08:52 PM
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Becoming a Personal Trainer

Okay so I'm looking to become a personal trainer, I graduate this year but I'm not sure which major I should be getting and what sort of a degree I need to have. I know that I would need to become certified as well as getting the degree. "Associateís degree in Exercise Science or an Associateís...

Picur‎, 04-26-2015 04:43 PM
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Thumbs up Interested in selling your workouts in our app?

We've just launched 121Gym - a new workout app that allows you to create custom workouts and break timers. Quick to set up and send to your Pebble watch to track your reps while you're in gym . We're looking for personal trainers currently selling workouts to work with us to sell your workouts...

LeslieBarry‎, 04-25-2015 10:49 PM
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Things to read?

I took the NASM course last April. Had to drop out at the last week for personal issues that came up, unfortunately. I still have my NASM text book and Ive read through it a couple times now but Id prefer to find something to read outside of NASM alone. Does anyone have any suggestions? Anything...

hiltonrp‎, 04-24-2015 05:37 PM
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