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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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What To Say When Your First Potential Client Asks..........

Let's say you're a new Personal Trainer, and you have a few potential clients who will be your first, and they ask how many clients you have trained, how would you respond? This is assuming you've never trained a client in your life (except maybe friends and family).

NobleCarnivore‎, Yesterday 09:19 PM
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So how much $ do you charge for a session?

Hey guys, I want to know more about all you PT's out there! 1 - How much $ per session? 2 - How long is each session? 3 - How many yrs xp do you have? For me:

SamuelCoke‎, 07-13-2016 04:48 AM
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The biomechanics behind putting a plate under heels for a squat

Hi all, can someone please explain the biomechanics behind putting some plates under your heels when doing a squat? My take on it is that it forces your centre of gravity in a more anterior direction, placing less strain on the posterior muscles (hamstrings, glutes, etc). Does having...

markyyyyyy‎, 01-06-2011 03:50 AM
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Where can i find a decent trainer in LA?

hey, guys i've been looking for a decent trainer in LA for some time now...i've been looking at local gyms .... and all the trainers imo look out of shape/old...i personally don't feel comfortable taking advice from people who clearly don't do what they're telling others to do... also what Gyms...

MrEatyourCookie‎, 07-25-2016 01:26 PM
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CSCS Test Day Eve!

Tomorrow is the day that I've been putting off for the last 4 years. I'm finally taking the CSCS exam!! I've been studying pretty intensely for the last month or so and have been incorporating the NSCA's program design techniques into my daily rehabilitation and strength training programs for...

DPSportsBabe‎, 06-23-2014 07:57 AM
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Personal trainer in Japan. Is that real?

Hello everyone, My name is Anton, I'm 24 yo and I come from Russia. Everyday I work as a personal Trainer in Moscow. Travelling is my passion. I have visited over 20 countries so far, including the great U S and A last year :). I want to continue my passion despite the fact I'm paid very well......

Krusevsky‎, 07-24-2016 01:06 PM
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HELP! Debt from Sleep Deprivation

We all know that sleep gives us the growth hormones we all need. But, most of us don't get the goal we want when we want to. So, pls help me with this. Can get the same growth the next day (Non-Gym-Day) if youre sleep deprived the day before and you went to the gym? Can you still get the same...

KarlBrunner‎, 07-01-2016 05:09 PM
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Personal trainer in making

I am starting my PT 2 years course this winter and i am wondering what are some good websites and books which you guys could reffer me to because i want to expand my current knowledge and prepare myself better.I have been learning and reading through various websites and forums but i want to learn...

Sharkgill‎, 07-23-2016 01:10 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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Distance Learning

Hi everyone, looking for some advice if you can give it! I'm currently looking at personal training courses (level 2 & level 3 advanced) and from what I've seen and the companies I've spoke to, Train Fitness are the one's who appeal to me the most. I work full time in my families business so...

Tailserg‎, 07-21-2016 05:09 AM
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Question How to become an independent trainer

I am a somewhat recently certified trainer through NASM. I am only 21 and would like to branch out on my own and do some independent training. I have ben trying to do my own research on the matter but am struggling to comprehend all of the information. My current job has set pay (on low...

paigekakert‎, 07-18-2016 01:45 PM
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Clients who tighten neck muscles while lifting

So, I have clients, 3 specifically, who when lifting weights, right when they approach muscle failure, will tense their necks in a reaction to their target muscles fatiguing, and consequently lose their form. These 3 ladies are actually related, 2 sisters and their mother. What are some techniques...

sblandrus‎, 03-24-2009 09:15 AM
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Is it possible to loose stomach fat while gaining weight?

I'm trying to gain weight but seems like it's mostly going to my stomach. How can I continue getting to my goal (125) while not having a big stomach?

MissSomalia‎, 07-17-2016 09:54 PM
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Question Paperwork For Clients

Hello I am a newly certified personal trainer by the NSCA and was wondering exactly what I need to have my clients fill out in the appropriate settings. I want to know what is required and what is recommended. 1st, do all clients need to have a physical on file before they are allowed to...

AZNSalinas96‎, 07-04-2016 03:26 PM
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Question Need Advice Please

I'm 17, 6'1 151 lbs. I need help with 2 things, I would say by bf is like 14%. 1. I am very close to my abs getting visible but I don't want to lose my weight, I do mma so I can't go above 160 lbs or below 150lbs. I want to be strong and lean rather then big and muscular. 2. I eat really...

pizzaboy420‎, 01-21-2016 05:28 PM
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Just past my exam for NASM

I have been studying hard for the last few months prepping for the exam and now I am certified however I feel totally blank on putting together logical training programs. I have most information memorized but am a bit lost as to how to put it all together. I know to OPT model quite well however...

IAMTHEMOVEMENT‎, 07-14-2016 07:53 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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Noone will take my baby face seriously

Hey guys im a new pt at a private club and starting to train independant on the side also. I am 19 years old and look like im 10 lol. Any tips to build up a client base and actually get people to take me seriously?

quinnhoeppner‎, 07-05-2016 06:31 PM
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Question for ppl who work as personal trainers

How hard is the job ? I am currently trying to complete my certification (not NASM but a canadian FIT certificate), and I was just wondering what you should expect from the actual job. Any experiences you could share ? Thanks guys

SmackBang77‎, 07-10-2016 09:50 AM
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Exclamation I Need Help!

I've been going to the gym for a year now. Started with 5 day splits and was doing great. 6 Months in and I hit my peak. That was in January. It's now July. I am the exact same weight. Just measured my arms and they are the exact same size. I've done so much research from what type of weight...

BattleBryan‎, 07-14-2016 12:01 AM
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Online training

Im a very new trainer and only focused on 1on1 and a couple group sessions at the moment since i have alot to learn. But i was just curious as how I would one day start an online business? What online platform is usually used? Is it through a website or email? Also where does a person look for...

quinnhoeppner‎, 07-19-2016 06:56 PM
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One side is more swollen or sore than the other

I just started working out about a month ago, and every now and then I'll notice one side is more sore or swollen than the other. I make sure my form is right and am putting an equal amount of force in each arm, shoulder, etc. Apart from form, could there be an imbalance in my muscles? And if so,...

Back4stuff‎, 07-15-2016 07:08 PM
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International Personal Trainer

Hello, I am very interested in becoming a personal trainer. I'm a student in London but going on an exchange year in Canada and Australia. An instructor at my current gym told me there is an international certification recognized (I think he said City and Guilds) but I haven't seen him since...

kaneosullivan‎, 07-03-2016 09:33 AM
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no soreness after i doing wrong?

hello, its my 5th month in the weight's lifting ...i dont feel soreness after workout immediately or after 1 chest soreness no shoulders soreness no arms soreness...the only part i feel soreness are legs, so am i doing my excersie wrong? or i still have weak arms to reach the pump in chest...

rafatrafat1‎, 07-19-2016 04:38 PM
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Age, gender and sticking with it

There was an observational study done of Starting Strength training logs. Men did it for 14 weeks, women for 21 weeks. Under 29yo did it for 12 weeks, over 29yo for 16 weeks. The older and more female they are the longer they stick with lifting. I talk to a lot of other trainers and coaches...

KyleAaron‎, 07-17-2016 08:23 PM
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