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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 02:05 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 08:20 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 10:40 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 10:57 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 09:12 AM
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Question Should you eat less calories if you sleep in?

I often times find myself sleeping in till noon a couple times a week. If someone is cutting should they eat fewer calories on a days the sleep in since they won't be burning as many calories as someone that has been up since 7am. I know you do burn some calories even when you sleep, but was just...

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Does the NASM FNS test have any pre-requisites?

Are you required to pass any other tests first before you take the test to become a fitness nutrition specialist?

Ace Corona‎, 11-20-2015 09:54 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 01:32 PM
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Battle Rope Basics

The gym i'm hoping to work for has battle ropes. I don't know much about them, but I got to try the waves a couple times and loved it. Can someone give me some more info on the purpose of ropes, and when I should (and shouldn't) use them with clients? Thanks.

skyygirl84‎, Yesterday 10:54 PM
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Upper Body Seated Cardio Assessment?

I'm training a friend of mine at home. She had a very severe ankle injury in the past and can't put any weight on her ankle for more than a couple minutes, so everything has to be done sitting down. We're mostly sticking to pilates and free weights for strength training, but I'm not sure what to...

skyygirl84‎, 11-26-2015 04:26 PM
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Common mistakes in exercises - how to prevent them with clients?

I've been training clients for 2 years. Obviously there are several common mistakes that repeat with trainees. My previous strategy was to show them the correct movement on myself and that did not work very well. I started to use the muscle and motion strength training app to point out the...

keesh1‎, 11-25-2015 04:56 AM
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High School Teacher looking for help

I teach a high school kinesiology class in midwest. I am looking for a possible skype with my class and some outside experts just for something different and fun for the students. It is mostly juniors and seniors in the class, and all have taken anatomy class, so have basic knowledge about body. ...

BiologyTeacher‎, 11-24-2015 08:02 PM
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Website / app for clients to search for personal trainers?

Does anyone know if there is any website or application where personal trainers can make a profile and potential clients can search for a personal trainer that matches their needs? It seems like this would be a basic thing but I don't see any good sites

JamesW129‎, 11-07-2015 10:54 AM
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I want to do a Career change...

Hi, I have been working out for quite some time and ever since I started I felt like I love it. Now it wasn't until recently that I moved from PR to FL that I realize I want to do this for the rest of my life. Currently I have no access to a gym because I am still settling in the states, however...

fernansv‎, Yesterday 10:51 AM
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I want my niche to be wounded warriors

Does any trainer in here have any advice on training wounded warriors? I think I have the ability to train them, but I know their budget wouldn't be able to afford my services, but I still have a heart to train vets. Any way I could make this my niche yet still make a living? I live in a military...

BlackJack619‎, 11-04-2015 11:38 PM
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ISSA Essay questions.

Hello, I am having a big trouble with writing my essays. I want to make sure I write it very well and pass my essays. I am pretty sure I did amazing at Section 1 But Section 2 is full of Essays, Feel free to message me, I really need this help Thank you.

IcecoldJ0hnny‎, 11-26-2015 08:08 PM
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Talking We're making an app for personal trainers & need some feedback

Hey everybody, We're working on an app called FitReport, which will allow personal trainers and clients to manage and view progress, routines, and personal information. Progress is good so far, but we are only working with one personal trainer and we would like to get as much feedback as...

FitReport‎, 11-26-2015 12:05 PM
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Post Exercises and workout for women and men 40+

Hello all, I have a question about training older clients What would be a good program or exercises that I'd be able to prescribe to my clients? I am not used to training older clients I have only been training for 6 months. Any recommended workout programs or exercises you guys can...

imyourG‎, 11-25-2015 10:07 AM
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8 weeks to get squat up

What do you guys recommend for someone wants to get their squat up as much as possible? Current squat 275-280. I'm 170 lbs, 5 ft 9 and 30 years old, around 18% body fat. Thanks, I figured to ask here because you guys do this for a living. Any help is appreciated.

Bills10‎, 11-25-2013 06:34 PM
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NASM's Provided Flashcards

For anyone who has taken NASM's personal training exam, how helpful are the flashcards that NASM provides for you online?

danielleweiss01‎, 11-18-2015 07:45 PM
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Help with feedback on free tool for trainers to create programs

Hi, Guys, We created a new tool, which is free for none commercial use, to create training programs with 3D and workout details and send them to athletes smartphone via our app. Would really appreciate your feedback and thoughts. Easy to start at

ErnestZv‎, 11-25-2015 04:22 AM
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Whats a catchy name for a group exercise class for WOMEN (read des.)

Hey so Im creating a group ex. class just for women. Mainly lower body (hips,thighs, butt) and some core and maybe arms. I believe a lot of new people who come to your class is all in the name. I see women look at our group ex. schedule and base what they will take soley on the name and not even...

kjhaveri‎, 09-08-2009 11:47 AM
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NFPT Exam Test Prep

I am college student who is currently seeking his NFPT CPT. I am wondering if there is anyone out there who has taken the NFPT test recently. If so, how did you prepare? Was it hard? I am able to pass the practice test the company sells, will I be able to pass the real test? I have read the book...

thewelch42‎, 11-24-2015 12:05 PM
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Some questions about dealing with clients

1. Is it sort of a plagiarism if you prescribe well-known programs by other coaches/trainers like Mark Rippetoe's Starting Strength, or Bill Starr 5x5, or something like that? If not, is it a good way to start off with clients that wants to learn the lifts, and improve strength and size? I think...

kwave90‎, 11-23-2015 06:24 AM
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Advises for possible PT prospect?

Hello. I need some advises about working as a PT. My background - 1. Did/doing lot of athletic stuff, like oly lifting, powerlifting, sprinting, plyos, etc. 2. Never did any bodybuilding; lot smaller than bodybuilders, but more muscular than average people, has very low body fat, and...

kwave90‎, 10-31-2015 10:02 AM
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Help needed, would appreciate input from all!

Im 18 years old, i work a factory job roughly 10 hours a day. afternoon shift, i smoke a forth of a pack of smokes a day and im not looking to quitting anytime soon, im 258 lbs,6 foot 2, and used to play video games all day until i had to get off of my ass and get a car, and housing and whatnot, i...

2016change‎, 11-23-2015 11:06 AM
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Personal Trainer Liability Insurance

Starting my own independent training business and need to choose liability insurance. I am a Sole Prop DBA and not an LLC so I feel that this insurance coverage is even more important and want to make the right call. Any recommendations?

SeanFxxx‎, 11-23-2015 03:14 PM
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How often does Groupon have the NASM FNS on sale?

When it's on sale, it's $99 but it's currently not on sale. Does anyone know how often it goes on sale?

Ace Corona‎, 11-23-2015 02:22 PM
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Working with dual clients.

Hey guys, tonight I'll be working with a married couple who will be with me for the next few months. I've never worked with two clients at once so i'm looking for some workouts that could help collaborate both of them at the same time. I have a session written up that will incorporate one person...

MaxwellQ‎, 11-13-2015 12:28 PM
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Advice on client retention/referrals/finding new clients?

(Rant: cliffs at bottom) I have been working at a commercial gym for the past 8 months and am having a hard time finding new clients. My main strategies to get clients are as follows: - Approach as many members as possible each day, especially ones I haven't seen or talked to before, but...

likeawashboard‎, 10-25-2015 10:47 PM
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