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Do you do "orientations" at your work place? Is this a good way to sell?

The gym I work at sets up new members on "orientations" and this is supposed to be an opportunity for me to sell personal training. I was told by management to "speak to them for no longer than 5 minutes and then throw them on a treadmill and kick their ass." This isn't the type of trainer I am or...

TAPenrod‎, 03-24-2015 01:01 PM
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Question Hypothyroidism and safe supplements - suggestions?

Hey Everyone, I figured I would post this here since there is a better chance of getting educated answers and not just stupid remarks or guesses from people. I have a friend who has been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and is trying to figure out what is the safest pre-workout supplement to use. ...

_Ace_‎, 03-23-2010 06:05 PM
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I need the enduring assistance of a fitness trainer.

I need the enduring assistance of a fitness trainer for a period of at least 60 days. I request this individual to offer his/her services free of cost. I am prepared to dedicate myself fully to the training. I'd like to utilize skype or a similar technology for a more productive training. Please...

isbic2015‎, 03-26-2015 02:25 AM
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Question Cheap NASM CEU's?

I am certified through NASM. Every two years I need to acquire continuing education units by taking a class, doing home study, attending a seminar, etc. The NASM approved CEU's shown on their website are expensive! Does anybody know any good cheap online CEU's for NASM? If not online, located...

theGuy045‎, 05-25-2009 05:41 PM
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Seeking other certifications (group fitness, kettlebell, trx, sports conditioning)

I am currently NASM certified; trying to figure out what the cheapest nationally accredited group fitness certification is. Will probably be pursuing a 4 year kinetic related degree before going for NSCA certifications but I wanted to ask around and see if there are any other certifications that...

765‎, 03-22-2015 06:51 PM
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Question Best literature/resources for study

Hey guys, I'm not a PT myself but I thought this would be the best section in which to post this. Bit of background, I love to work out and I'm an absolute stickler for good form and posture etc. I'm interested in all aspects of the mechanics and mobility of the body and also about fueling...

EVendettaP‎, 03-13-2015 04:52 AM
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Post Posture Training Books

Hey guys, i am new around here, i kept looking where to post this thread but i could not find any book related subforum, maybe the articles one. I am a personal trainer and fitness instructor for 1 year now, i have been practicing sports since i was 7, i started up with kyokushin karate. So...

jokersmocker99‎, 03-25-2015 02:09 AM
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Peak training hours?

I'm going to be offering a bootcamp on Saturday and I'm trying to figure out what peak hours will be on Saturday as in what times are people most likely to be free to come train. Any ideas?

BEhave‎, 03-24-2015 06:56 AM
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anyoned certified by bcrpa?

mikevall‎, 12-05-2009 01:34 PM
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Question Your opinion/info please. Thank you

Hey All, I recently was asked at my gym (golds gym) to become a personal trainer.... I didn't give the convo much thought at the time but have really been thinking about it... So I decided to look up "best personal training certifications" and I got: ACE, NASM, ISSA, ACSM and NSCA. For...

Rdolan1025‎, 03-22-2015 07:45 PM
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hitting it more than once a week

Okay, so I need a little help. I'm 27, 5'7.5", and currently weigh 165lbs, and have been working out 4 days a week, and I am just starting my 7th week. I have gained 12lbs since starting, but I want to make sure I will be making the muscle gains I need. My routine has been: Monday: chest...

ihansn777‎, 03-23-2015 01:02 PM
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So Confused.....Please Help!

So let me just give you some stats about myself, I am 5'3" 184.6lbs, I have a lean body mass of 109.1lbs, my BMR is 1438 and my body fat percentage is 40.8% I have been working out for a month now and I believe I am doing it wrong, I am looking to cut fat first off, but I would also like to tone...

Kerisa21‎, 03-19-2015 04:23 PM
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"Lengthy" Contracts Should Be Extinct

If you are someone who still uses "lengthy" contracts in order to "lock in" a client for a set period of are outdated. This is JUST ONE of many selfish/greedy tactics used by fitness professionals. The purpose of a contract for say 6 to lock up consistent income....

RamsdenF‎, 03-17-2015 02:13 PM
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Question Are you paying all your bills as a pt?

I recently finished my Senior Fitness Specialist certificate after getting my PT certification with NASM. I love exercise but looking at the reviews at the jobs' websites I do not know if I am going to be able to survive working as a personal trainer. Are you having problems getting by as...

Maria1111‎, 03-21-2015 01:34 PM
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Alberta, Canada; Has anyone worked at a trainer in a Goodlife or World Health Club?

If so what was it like? What would you recommend if you had the choice to pick between the two?

VantageC‎, 03-21-2015 10:49 AM
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Do you give "free sessions"?

At my gym, I hear trainers do this from time to time. They see someone do an exercise with bad form, they correct them, chat a little bit, and then offer them a free session so the trainer can help with their issues. I am just wondering in your experience, usually does giving a free session gain...

SportyAndGirly‎, 03-10-2015 10:26 AM
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Do you think macronutrients matter?

I want to make better nutrition recommendations for my clients beyond "choose lean meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds." I have a client that wants to gain weight so I calculated his BMR using the Harris Benedict Formula and then added 500 calories putting him at a total of 3,000 per day....

TAPenrod‎, 02-22-2015 11:03 AM
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Best way to break it to clients that an increase is coming?

I have a number of clients that i've had for 4+ years who haven't seen an increase. Last year I increased my rates but grandfathered in tenured clients. Now its time to get everyone on the same boat plus a little bit extra. I have had my own studio for 3 years, spent thousands on eqpt, now...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 03-16-2015 02:43 AM
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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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Post nasm discount code

Does anyone have a current and valid nasm discount code i could use??

rez914‎, 03-18-2015 06:02 AM
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Any suggestion for recovery after strong weight training, thanxs...

luis0623‎, 03-17-2015 02:49 PM
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Teaching Classes

I'm going to start studying soon to become a CPT and I have a question about teaching classes. With just a certification in personal training, can I teach classes, or do I need to get a certification in that too? The reason I'm asking is that I would like to teach baby bootcamp style classes, but...

asmith7501‎, 03-18-2015 07:55 PM
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Exercise Science/Kinesiology Question

OK, so I'm coming to the end of my freshman year in college, and I'm currently an accounting major, but I've realized I don't want to pursue a career in that field. I'm more personally interested in fitness, and want to become a personal trainer, and assist others in being the best they can be. I...

Itsyaboyjaeger‎, 03-16-2015 07:52 PM
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Personal trainer certification in Europe

I am looking to get certified as a personal trainer in Europe (I live in Switzerland but the education must be in english). After a huge dissapointment when I realised I cannot take the ACE exam anywhere in Europe I now need to find a good alternative. What are some of the most recognized...

MalaAna‎, 10-12-2011 01:27 PM
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Smile What salary/rent package do you get with your gym (Australia)

Hi All, I want to know as a personal trainer what package you get with your gym in Australia, For e.g. if you pay rent: What is the rent What is included?, marketing, business cards, uniform etc How many clients a week do you have? If you are salary or both:

Deacon100‎, 03-07-2015 11:43 PM
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