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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 http://www.acsm.org/ NASM http://www.nasm.org/

Mythic Beast‎, 09-14-2008 09:57 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program!

Bodybuilding.com 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 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...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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~Time to get insurance again~ lowest cost insurance company?

What is the least expensive personal training insurance? last time I got k and k which is 180, which is way less than most , just wondering if anyone knows any company less expensive

JohnSmeton‎, Today 05:20 PM
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Agility...?

To improve agility, do you think that dribbling a basketball in a very small area, doing fancy dribbles like between the legs and behind the back while running back and forth a few feet and transitioning from one dribble move to the next at a very fast pace would improve agility/footwork? I'm also...

Ithesportsbomb‎, Yesterday 07:17 PM
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As a PT, start with small gym or big gym

Hi guys, I really need some help to make a decision. I lived in Australia, just finished my PT course 2 weeks ago. After drop my resume these days, I got 2 calls so far. One is really big chained gym called goodlife. The other is just small and new. They both are located at CBD where I really want...

youngyang180‎, 08-17-2014 04:44 AM
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Will i be ok with this workout regimen

See, i thought that maybe some professionals can give me some real advice. I'm no trainer btw, well maybe for my parents,\. I'm 13 years old, 179 lbs, 5'11", and by body fat percentage is about 20%. My goal is to get to 10% body fat. So i do a workout consisting of ( i guess) a HIIT...

pushups50‎, Today 04:00 PM
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Favorite Exercises for Obese Clients

Hey everyone, I recently passed my trainer certification course and started training with Freedom Fitness. As I'm sure you can imagine, I have a relatively high amount of obese clients. With this being said, I'd like to know some of y'alls favorite exercises for your bigger clients. Aside...

GabrielTigre54‎, 08-18-2014 11:10 AM
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Online PT's - How do you communicate with clients?

Hey! Is there any online personal trainers here? If so, im wondering how do you communicate with the clients? Do you make them write down logs on paper and send pictures, is there a website or app where they can track their workouts and you can see what they have been doing? Thanks in advance :)

slight1‎, Today 01:37 PM
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9-month Fitness Specialist vs NASM

I can't decide between a 3 semester course at a local community college for a fitness technology certificate (4500.00) or studying for the NASM certificate. At the end of the course they say they teach you hands on info plus a internship. They say they will have you ready for the ACSM test. So...

zaneren‎, Today 10:18 AM
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Personal training cert.

Hi everyone , I'm sure there are tons of posts on this already so I'm sorry if this is repetitive . I'm looking into obtaining my personal training certificate , I've been looking at the nasm? I would like to get the text book and study on my own and then take the test at a testing site does...

katelinh‎, Yesterday 06:47 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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Ask your marketing & online business questions here.

Lead gen Sales Pages Online Marketing Ask away and i will answer.

TheProgressiveOne‎, Yesterday 06:03 AM
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I feel like laser lipo has robbed me of a future career.

I just finished a level 2 fitness instructing course and now I can do a level 3 course in personal training. Which is something I want to go on to doing, but everyone in my town is losing weight from laser lipo. When they want to lose weight, they don't even consider exercise, no they consider the...

Karooku‎, 08-18-2014 09:08 AM
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question regarding the practical exam for persona trainer

hey guys so i just got an emailed that i passed the theory exam with 87% so im just wondering if i should be fine for the practical? its basically starting off with the par q, fitness assesments, a then a full on training program for a client

giolas‎, Yesterday 07:38 PM
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Anyone know exactly what 0.5 ± 0.50 kcal·min-1 means

What is this in layman's terms? The negative one is a power of minute by the way. It was not copied correcty. so basically "minute to the power of -1" is what it actually looks like. Tks

kage65‎, Yesterday 06:27 PM
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Growing your Fitness/PT Instagram page

Hey guys, I know there are a lot of people in this section that are actively trying to grow their personal training/fitness modeling careers so I thought I would just throw it out there. Feel free to delete this or move this if need be.. I am a managing partner of SocialExpansion. We are an up...

BruinsBro‎, Yesterday 03:23 PM
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Nesta Certification

Has anyone done the two day workshop for the Nesta cert.? im taking it this weekend and wondering level of difficulty and other details about it. thanks.

antmanos10‎, Yesterday 01:40 PM
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CSCS preparation

I just got my results for the CSCS and although I passed the scientific foundations section pretty easily I failed the applied test by 5 freakin questions. How do I make sure I'm prepared next time in addition to meticulously going over those relevant chapters from the Essentials of Strength and...

pdfrost‎, Yesterday 01:12 PM
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Perfecting your PT Website...Never do admin again!

Hey everyone, I'm the owner of San Diego Core Fitness. I've been perfecting my website for years now and I finally have it set up so that all of my clients purchase their memberships, manage their schedules, set appointments, find our locations and redeem their GroupOns and Living Socials through...

corefitsystems‎, Yesterday 09:13 AM
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Nasm ces exam content?

I know you have 3 chances to pass the CES exam, but is it the same exam three times or is it three different exams? Reps for answers

Sonkei-san‎, Yesterday 08:10 AM
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Am I qualified??

If by 2016, I have an associate's in exercise science, multiple ACE certifications, experience as a volunteer group fitness instructor, and a high enough level of motivation, would I be able to make a career out of being a personal trainer or fitness instructor? I don't see how I wouldn't, but I...

kennyhillman‎, 07-16-2014 10:02 PM
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Anyone taken NASM's Weight Loss Specialist Cert?

I'm considering doing this, but only if it has a lot more info than the obvious. Not interested in workout programs, more interested in learning research backed specifics on things like how to calculate calories burned in exercise, how many calories to eat to compensate for exercise etc. Anyone...

kage65‎, 08-18-2014 11:02 AM
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New Social Fitness App!

Hey everyone! I am in the process of developing a new Social Fitness App called "CrowdFit" that will allow you to crowdsource your fitness experience. CrowdFit uniquely combines all the Social Media and Fitness features that you love. Users will be able to search for local gyms, exercise...

yaboirich‎, 08-18-2014 03:57 PM
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Group Fitness classes.

Hey all, I'm looking for some inspiration/ ideas for group fitness classes! All info appreciated!

Boomtrain‎, 07-28-2009 12:30 AM
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Upper body mass and vertical jump

How much direct training for upper body do you guys do with clients that want to increase their running vertical jump?

Bills107‎, 08-18-2014 05:24 AM
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Need help with a client who I'm stumped on

Hi everyone I need help with a very particular client who I am having a hard time finding where to start Some background Female 20 yrs old 5'10 118lbs, 16% bf

bov188‎, 07-08-2014 08:51 AM
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Guest blogging With Other Muscle Building/Fitness Blogs

Hey Guys, I started my own fitness blog about a year ago and don't really have enough time to post as much as I'd love. So I'm inviting other bloggers within the same niche to blog for my website as long as its quality information and written in a conversational way. Anything interesting about...

jaykav‎, 08-17-2014 06:37 PM
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