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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: 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: 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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Fitness Builder Pro

Fitness Builder Pro, for a limited time, FREE for personal trainers. A $24.99 month value, FREE. To track your clients workouts, they will need access, only $4.99 month. Over 1000 videos and workouts, set up your clients workouts and track them with ease. This is not a trial, completely FREE, just...

NShammas‎, Yesterday 08:43 PM
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caloric intake

I am 22, 6'4 and weigh about upper 170's and need to be 160-165.. i lift weights once a day, do cardio twice a day one session being bodyweight workouts in a tabata form and another in mma practice , my caloric intake is about 1700. will I gain weight from muscle from lifting or will i meet my...

jtrue707‎, 07-27-2014 09:01 PM
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This is not the "ask a trainer" forum where everyone gets a free program or something

apparently that needs to pointed out. if you're here looking for a program, please state your budget. Maybe someone will take you on.

SerpentHearted‎, 08-22-2013 04:28 AM
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Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM PES)

I took the PES test for NASM, because I coach several sports and I am also the strength and conditioning coordinator for those sports. I have a degree in Physical Education and School Health from Ball State University so I was able to take the test for the credentials. My question is now what? I...

sapherson‎, 01-03-2013 09:02 PM
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Question Ethical dilemma - Potential client cannot afford Personal Training and...

Hello all my fellow personal trainers. How do you feel when a new (potential) client has NEVER worked out a day in their life, needs your help, but cannot afford 1 session let alone 10 or 20 for an effective package. I experienced this many times in the past and am curious how you would handle...

FitnessFreedom‎, 03-17-2014 07:32 AM
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What makes a good personal trainer

As a PT myself, I would like to know. Is it qualifications, experience, knowledge, client care or all of the above plus some.

fitfreeck1‎, 07-23-2014 02:49 PM
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Personal training, first job?

hey guys, im 18 and finished my personal training qualifications in a couple of months ago, and because I have no experience, I CANNOT! find a job, I have been offered one as a sole contractor at a gym where I have to pay $250 per week in rent, and anything on top of that is profit, the thing is...

animalx2010x‎, 07-22-2014 01:33 AM
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Question Personal Trainer Pricing Help

Hey Guys, I' new here and have been taking in all the great advise from the members, but have not come across this problem here so hope you guys can help. Sorry if this has been covered before. I am doing a personal trainer course, and am trying to prepare in advance so I can "hit the...

TheYamin‎, 07-27-2014 08:13 AM
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Exclamation Please help me out!!

Hello im 16 years old and 59kg/130lbs and im 1.77meters/5.96 feet and i also have a fast metabolism. I also work out 3-4 times a week. What food should i eat throughout the week on a regular basis(not something TOO expensive). Food thatll help me bulk up and add muscle mass and body mass. Please...

lunacys123‎, 07-26-2014 10:17 PM
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Question Rate my business name

Hey guys! I am looking for some honest feedback on a business name. My last name if Filtness so everyone keeps telling me that I need to somehow use it in the business name. Was thinking of calling it 'Filtness Fit' but not sure how it would work out. Any feedback positive or negative...

JackFilt‎, 07-24-2014 10:06 AM
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Recently certified and trying to get my foot in the door

I don't have any personal training experience, except for 1 year of weight lifting. I'm trying to get hired at Equinox and eventually I want to make it out on my own as a freelance personal trainer. These are my highlights: * ISSA CPT certified * First Aid/CPR/AED certified * Nearly 2 years...

jimftc‎, 06-25-2014 08:04 PM
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Exclamation 16 and gainer??? Help!!

Hello im 16 years old and 59kg/130lbs and im 1.77meters/5.96 feet and i also have a fast metabolism. I wanna buy a weight gainer (Dymatize Super Mass Gainer 12lb Vanilla) and i wanna take it once after a workout(3-4 times a week). And if i take it i would take 1/2 - 3/4 a serving. If i take it,...

lunacys123‎, 07-26-2014 09:38 PM
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aspiring trainer here

question for you personal trainers out there: how important is a college degree if a certification is going to get me paid the same in the end anyways? thoughts and opinions appreciated.

THAsokrtryxtr‎, 07-26-2014 11:57 AM
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Instagram help!

Hey guys my names Paulo im 20 years old and im looking too go big. Iv been lifting for 3 years and iv just started a company "YokedBoys". I need help getting more instagram followers so id appreciate it very much if everyone could throw me a follow and il follow back. My instagram is...

DasilvaFitness‎, 07-25-2014 07:05 PM
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Question for my other NASM trainers

Recently in NASM's The Training Edge magazine, I noticed they had an article called 5 Training Myths Debunked. While this isn't anything odd, I found that the 4th myth they supposedly debunked was a contraindication of what is taught in the CPT literature. This is straight from the magazine,...

Footballa_19‎, 07-25-2014 02:28 PM
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Smile Which online personal trainer would you recommend me?

I'm looking for a good online personal trainer.Any recommendation? I have found in a facebook page this one"I think" is good..

Mediterranea‎, 05-27-2014 11:31 PM
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Is there such a thing as an Apprenticeship for a CPT?

I just got my CPT from NCSF a week ago, but obviously don't know the first thing about the "business" itself. I've been around lifting and gyms for a few years and have a fair knowledge about it, but I'd love to have someone who has the ACTUAL experience and understanding of how it all works teach...

caesarstud84‎, 07-25-2014 06:56 AM
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Question for Female Trainers

I had my first of 2 free sessions with a 20 something female trainer whose quite pretty. She recommended a particular brand of protein bar to me. I asked her what her favorite flavor is. (Yes, I'm getting to the question) I see her again next week. I feel odd for taking her time with the free...

DynaFXD03‎, 07-23-2014 12:49 PM
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Question for trainers, titanium rod.

My fiancé recently started lifting with me. She is 32 years old and at the moment slightly overweight. Roughly 15 years ago she was in a car accident resulting in a rod being placed in her upper leg. How will this effect lifting especially in regards to squats and dead lifts? Her leg has never...

William5302‎, 07-22-2014 02:07 PM
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Tennis Elbow/Forearm Strain

I feel a tiny bit of pain when I flex my left forearm and when I twist it. I'm pretty sure its from doing pullups (Palms facing away). And advice on how I should take care of it? Do I have to rest it and if so for how long? Or is this something to just work through?

Ithesportsbomb‎, 07-24-2014 02:51 PM
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NASM Exam Prep

Hey fitfam, For those of you studying for the NASM exam, I wish to give yall a heads up to study harder than the online practice quizzes warrant. I took the exam today fully loaded with confidence because I was able to ace the online quizzes like I were reciting my ABC's but when I took the...

faithnolimits‎, 07-24-2014 04:19 PM
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Summer job as trainer

Hi guys I am trainer in europe with a lot of experience. I came to USA this summer for holidays and that got me wondering whether I could work here next summer. I would obviously had to get the USA certification because I have the european one and then get the working Visa but all boils down to...

bestialko‎, 07-22-2014 11:25 AM
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I had a conversation with a harvard educated doctor today

I asked her how to measure my bodyfat expecting to learn a new method better than the cheap china calipers i picked up.... She was completely amazed by the sight of calipers and the concept of bodyfat. It was like she hadn't discovered fire yet.... Seriously what kind of a doctor doesn't know how...

000new000‎, 07-22-2014 06:46 PM
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Looking for online personal trainer/nutritionist

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a online personal trainer/nutritionist that could help me reach my goals. My schedule can be hectic sometime, but I generally make it to the gym at least 4 days a week. I'm constantly on the road for work sleeping in hotels, so I usually don't have anything I can cook...

BDiesel746‎, 07-20-2014 06:25 AM
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Question Beginning Salaries/Hours?

If I get hired by one of the popular gyms (anytime, 24hr fitness, peak fitness, etc) What am I likely to make hourly? Would an associates in exercise science and certs from the american council on exercise raise my beginning wage? Also, do they usually have full time hours available, or is that a...

kennyhillman‎, 07-19-2014 03:01 PM
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