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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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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: 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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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: 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 05:51 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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Biggest Problems PT's Face!

Hey guys. Im curious as to what other trainers believe the hardest part of being a PT is. List the biggest problem that you have in this forum.

LaifA99‎, 11-21-2016 08:23 PM
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How do you "become" a personal trainer?

Hey, Short story, i m a 19 year old guy who wants to be in fitness world. I really cant imagine myself doing anything besides fitness(currently on some college about economy but i really dont like it). In other words, how do you become a personal coach? Should i take some courses, read some...

Milos108‎, 11-28-2016 07:46 AM
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certification, NASM vs ACSM vs NSCA

Hi guys, I've been interested in getting my certification as a personal trainer and doing that while I work towards a degree in physical therapy to combine the two. I've looked at various accredited organizations and have narrowed it down to the NSCA, ACSM, and NASM. Based on what I've read here...

jonwade92‎, 11-27-2016 12:13 AM
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Exclamation Switching my career to personal training, need some advice

Hello, I have just decided to switch my career to being a personal trainer/wellness & fitness coach and I was just hoping that I could get some input from some experienced trainers. First a little background about myself...I am 25 and have been working out since I was 15 because of high school...

BadgerDave‎, 12-23-2012 07:07 PM
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Personal Trainer Database

This is my first time using the BB forum and I was wondering if any of you guys out there have heard of some sort of national personal trainer database? I'm in the process of launching a business where I will need to reach out to personal trainers across the states. If that isn't a thing I'll be...

ziggiesmallss‎, 11-28-2016 04:36 PM
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Would everyone see an improvement in their physique if they hired a trainer?

Even if they've established their own routine?

Forever20Plus3‎, 11-30-2016 11:15 PM
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Becoming a PT? UK -> Bit of guidance please

Not sure is the best place to post. I'm looking at becoming a PT , through a fast track 6 week course in january . I love fitness , literally never want to take a day off it no matter how tired i am and i dont feel like its just a phase in my life i genually enjoy it. I've been through some...

addictedal‎, 12-01-2016 07:01 AM
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Lightbulb Personal Trainer Guidance

Since January of this year I have lost almost 130lbs all on my own with no guidance. The effort took lots of dedication, consistency, and motivation. I honestly feel the best that I ever have and I still cannot believe I have done it! Now that my weight loss goal is coming to an end I really...

bmark0610‎, 11-29-2016 02:48 PM
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Personal trainer as side job with Pharmacist as career?

Basically what the title is saying. I'm a senior in high school and I've been into fitness for a year now with no plans in stopping. I'm going to UT austin for pre-pharmacy where I hope to become a pharmacist. Even though I love pharmacy, it is no where in comparison with my passion for fitness. I...

bcanson26‎, 03-10-2013 05:58 PM
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Scheduling clients

I have a trainer . And he just schedules me during times I just can't make and I have told him . Should I take this as a sign he wants to drop me as a client?

Nyguy94‎, 11-23-2016 10:47 AM
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Need help with PT certification (Sydney, Aus)

My gf is looking into getting a PT certification. I've seen a lot about cert 3/cert 4. What is the difference between the two? Is it recommended to do both? Also where in Sydney is the best place to get these certifications? She is looking for somewhere preferably online since she has a child....

ModernLifeIsWar‎, 11-28-2016 04:09 PM
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What are your tips on finding a personal trainer at a commercial gym like LA Fitness?

I was considering hiring a personal trainer at my local gym versus looking for someone over the internet due to the convenience of it all, but I've heard that these trainers can be novices themselves. I know what all my goals are.

Forever20Plus3‎, 11-25-2016 09:16 PM
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Strengthen And Conquer

Hey there! As a CPT in training I also decided to try and get my name out there early by starting my own niche training website geared beginner/intermediate level lifters, and those trying to overcome their fears to succeed both in the gym and in the weight room. It's called Strengthen And...

mike584‎, 11-12-2016 06:32 PM
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trainers, 30 vs 60 minute bootcamp sessions, what is better?

In my experience most ppl cant even last a 60 minute class of high intensity. Towards the end they are burnt out. However 30 minute class seems to get them feeling good afterwards. However, in the end what is better for advertisement? 30 minutes or 60 minutes?

Manletbolic‎, 11-02-2016 08:05 PM
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Help! I'm a new CPT, where do I start

I recently got my certification with NASM as a personal trainer. I went to my first interview and feel awful about it. I need guidance, I feel like I have learned nothing, I haven't even gotten a job yet and I'm bugging about having my first client and hurting them and messing up on everything. I...

Rice2016‎, 11-16-2016 12:37 PM
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Post Overweight client wants to bulk

I am a new CPT and this is my first client so just want to make sure I'm doing this right. My client is obviously a little over weight for his height. He has informed me that he wants to not necessarily lose weight but to bulk. I was thinking of have him start off with resistance and strength...

Revelation512‎, 11-15-2016 12:47 PM
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Anyone have a copy of Facility Formula?

Hi, been searching for a copy of "Facility Formula" by Pat Rigsby. He doesnt sell it anymore - but I was wondering if anyone had an old copy? If they do please PM me... Also looking for recommendations for books/courses on how to open your own studio/gym/studio. Thanks guys/gals. Warren

warrnbeatty‎, 11-26-2016 01:17 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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Where can I go to find a highly qualified trainer in LA?

I am planning on hiring a trainer who can help me lean out a bit (I want to go from 22% body fat to around 19-20%) and also teach me the proper form on multiple exercises. How do I go about finding someone?

Forever20Plus3‎, 11-19-2016 08:02 PM
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Polish Personal Trainer in Australia - any help ?

Hi guys, I've a simple questions to u. I need some information about which course's the best in Sydney to get CERT IV and start work as a PT. I've international certificate IFAA Personal Trainer and few years of experience in gyms and with my own clients. I worked as a floor instructor and as a...

Kells91‎, 11-20-2016 05:18 PM
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What should I look for in a personal trainer?

Hey everyone. I've been training myself for awhile, but I'd love to find a PT. However, I'm not sure of what to look for on his or her portfolio/website. Also, what's the hourly rate for someone in Los Angeles? Thank you!

Forever20Plus3‎, 11-20-2016 09:15 PM
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Question "Ready for change" populations?

I'm looking at offering a coaching service to help people who are looking into beginning a healthy and active lifestyle but don't know where to start or just haven't really pulled the trigger yet. I'm an ex-personal trainer, got my Master's in Exercise Psychology, and want to prepare people on the...

DioRoxMySox‎, 11-20-2016 07:51 PM
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brad pitt's personal trainer for fight club?

Any idea who Brad Pitt's personal trainer was for Fight Club? I googled it but was not able to find the answer.

random512‎, 11-19-2016 02:48 PM
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Personal Trainer Interview Case Study

Hello, So i have a Personal trainer interview in a few days time and i have been asked to complete a program as part of the interview. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here is the case study i have been given : "Timmy is 28 years old and has just started a job where he works in an...

Ruddo96‎, 11-18-2016 02:57 PM
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