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Sticky Thread Sticky: QUESTION: Which certificates are the best?

The 'Big 3' certifications are ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. ACSM http://www.acsm.org/ NASM http://www.nasm.org/

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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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum Rules and FAQS

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com 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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La fitness pt sales

So I got offered a job to sell personal training packages at a higher end la fitness signature club. I would give the first workout and try to sell them on a package. Although I would not train them. has anyone done this or heard of this? Any money? They said i would make much more than a trainer...

bdorman‎, 08-09-2011 10:10 PM
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Poll Poll: Need help preparing for the ACE Exam

I'm not a superstar, celebrity trainer, I'm just a guy that took the exam, remembers obsessing over topics that weren't tested and wants to help people avoid all the unnecessary stress so... For now if anyone needs help on ACE. Let me know. Here's a few tips to start #1 If you haven't...

Jhertilus‎, 04-04-2014 10:10 PM
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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, Today 02:41 PM
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ACE Certification

Anyone have their ACE certification? If so, do you feel like it's widely accepted and respected? Thanks....

OregonEvan‎, Today 01:32 PM
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Post This is REALLY how much money you will make as Personal Trainer

If you have experience and information regarding a particular health club, your help in building this list for the sake of all personal trainers is greatly appreciated. Reminders: If you are a personal trainer, unless you are working floor shifts or employed at a very unique club, you are...

mrJustinPierce‎, 10-19-2010 07:34 PM
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Post The logistics of being an independent personal trainer.

I just got my NASM-CPT and I have no idea what to do with it. It seems like it teaches health class type stuff, but clients are more likely to ask "How do I lose x pounds?" or "How can I make my butt look like J.Lo's?" What kind of routine do you use for your clients? Is it individually for them...

Arvin2‎, 04-12-2014 02:08 PM
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UK branded merchandise?

Hi guys, Quick one for every PT in the UK who has branded merchandise (waterbottles etc). where did you get it from? I need to get some stuff ordered and am fed up with the standard T-shirts and hoodies.

PeteratCastle‎, Today 07:27 AM
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Personal trining gym rent?

I'm having trouble deciding what to charge independent trainers to use my facility in Westminster Colorado area. I've tried to investigate and I'm finding numbers all over the place. It's about 2000 sq/ft with about 20 pieces of strength equipment and plenty of free weights and space. I want it to...

IcarianComplex‎, 04-15-2014 11:44 PM
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How to pass the ACSM-CPT

How to Pass the ACSM-CPT I figured that if there is a 'How to pass the NASM' thread, and there isn't a ACSM thread, why not? Plus I know a lot of people have been PMing be about the exam and I cannot quite get to everyone and I am not on here as often because of school and work. I hope this...

pinoykcin‎, 01-13-2014 10:00 PM
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Posture Correction

Hey Could you guys please post your ideas on how to deal with this? Does his back look like this because of winged scapula, scoliosis or rounded shoulder? He is a soccer player and is very athletics. Has built a good back and can do over 15-16 wide pull ups but his posture doesnt get any...

brazerbozlak‎, 04-15-2014 04:52 PM
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Pain right side under ribs

Hello. Did all the tests. No deviations no more liver. But why when you drink a protein or gainer, and starts hurting right under the ribs? Has anyone experienced this ?

ValeronVK‎, 04-15-2014 10:03 PM
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UK Personal Training

So I heard PremierGlobal were the best to go with but I've found DiscoveryUK which has their courses at half the price of Premier's and I'm wondering what I should do? Premier - http://www.premierglobal.co.uk/courses/premierdiploma/personal-training-diploma Discovery -...

TheDifference12‎, 04-10-2014 04:00 AM
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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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Tips for "practical" interview?

Hey guys, I passed the NSCA CPT last month, and have been interviewing at several different gyms/health clubs over the past 3 weeks. As of yesterday, I was asked to come back for a 3rd round of interviews at a very upscale health club that I'd love to get the position for. They said they would...

MJScofield‎, 04-15-2014 10:11 PM
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NSCA-CPT Video questions

Hello everyone, I'm new to the forums so if this is a topic that has been beat into the ground already then I apologize. I am taking the CPT computer based exam tomorrow, and have read that the video questions are a lot more difficult than the practice exam examples(and feature exercises not...

MJScofield‎, 03-16-2014 10:25 AM
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NSCA Recertification (Reps!)

I'm going to a conference this week for the NSCA to get a few CEUs for my CSCS. Has anyone ever been? How do you report everything? Like do I have to be there at 7am-7:30pm? Also, what is the dress attire? I was planning on wearing a collared shirt and slacks but it looks like they do a lot of...

HitTheSprawl‎, 04-13-2014 11:08 PM
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16 year old, workout for my goals

I know many of you believe on the bulking cutting thing. But cutting is dangerous for me at i am a 16 year old boy. It will not be good for my hormones. Plus my goal is not to look like a bodybuilder at 16 like what most of you want. Prolly later in life, but right now i want to be fit and healthy...

shaz1997‎, 04-14-2014 02:10 AM
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Cuing hip extension

Hey guys. Just hoping some people have good coaching and cuing tips for finishing hip extension. I have a client who is very front heavy. Well muscled, very lean legs, but a belly and very busty. As you can imagine we've done quite a bit of work in regards to her anterior hip tilt, weak...

slbross‎, 04-13-2014 01:39 PM
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What do you guys do when

What are your responses when a client asks about diet/nutrition and or supplements? Obviously the book says you can't legally give out advice because it is outside our scope of practice, but in the real world what do you guys suggest? I've had this question several times a day, just want to make...

MurphDirtyX‎, 04-12-2014 10:58 AM
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Keep cutting or bulk? want to hear from a pt on what's the best route

I have been lifting for 2.5 years. My results are minimal and my motivation is down. Im currently 165-168 pounds 5'9 and have been cutting for 10 weeks. Im really confused whether I should stop and do a slow bulk. Pls give me some advice. For the last few days in have been eating around...

esheg‎, 04-11-2014 07:54 PM
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NASM Exam Instructor?

Hello everyone. I passed my NASM CPT on February 14th and have since obtained my NASM Group Personal Training Specialist, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Senior Fitness Specialist certifications. I really like learning this stuff and took the exams closed book (86 GPTS, 88 CES, and 90 SFS...

SAIBRAND‎, 03-21-2014 03:24 PM
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BodyByBoyle online members?

Just wondering if anyone is a member of bodybyboyle online. I'm thinking about becoming a member but wanted to do some research before I pull the trigger. I'm mostly curious if they go in depth about the program design they use with their clients. Any feedback would be helpful, thanks in advance.

momo566‎, 04-13-2014 06:04 PM
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NFPT master fitness trainer

is it worth it? I Found that NFPT is actually more recognized cause of it is nationally accredited by the NCAA. So anyone on the website has the Master Fitness Trainer Certification? Please let me know. Thank you. I needed some more insight on this program.

NguyenLong‎, 04-14-2014 02:25 PM
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Looking to learn from the experienced

I have been thinking about personal training for some time now and have finally decided to take the leap and get my certifications done to start working. Before I start, however I was wondering if I could pick some experienced brains on some questions that I have before going into a new field of...

ChaseM89‎, 04-12-2014 05:25 PM
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Who's planning their boot camp and needs help?

I've been there..done it, indoor and outdoor and parlayed it into my full time job. I only train 13 hours a week and would love to help you guys see success..post any questions here!

Jhertilus‎, 04-03-2014 03:33 PM
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