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What would make you refund a client's money and refuse to work with them again?

Have you ever given up on a client because they refused to follow your training and nutrition advice? What would force you to refund their money and wash your hands of them?

Ace Corona‎, 02-14-2016 12:15 PM
05-09-2016, 09:17 AM Go to last post
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personal training jobs using the rental system (sydney)

What are the benefits to working as a personal trainer using the rent system versus working as a personal trainer getting paid an hourly rate? I'm a university student studying exercise science and a newly qualified PT looking for a PT job to work 15-20 hours a week but i've only been applying...

PovertyLifter‎, 04-10-2016 04:18 AM
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05-08-2016, 06:35 PM Go to last post
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Did you find becoming a personal trainer fulfilling?

If so, would you recommend it? If not, what are the reasons?

Ace Corona‎, 02-21-2016 01:37 PM
05-08-2016, 05:11 PM Go to last post
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Is the ISSA PT cert worth anything?


jerzyfit‎, 03-29-2016 10:52 AM
05-08-2016, 01:13 PM Go to last post
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Thumbs up Best deal for online training

Anyone know of any good, cheap, online custom meal plans/macros and online coaching? Was only looking for a couple weeks just to make sure I'm on the right track starting my bulk and was looking at Christian Guzman and Nic Palladino but both are quite expensive. If anyone knows of any reliable,...

joeya83‎, 05-08-2016 12:43 PM
05-08-2016, 12:43 PM Go to last post
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Level 3 Diploma in FIPT.

Hi, I am due to start a fast track (6 week) Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training with Premier Global on 06/06/2016. I have NO experience in the Health and Fitness industry, so am starting from scratch. I need advice though and I'm hoping to get that here. Any info/tips...

Shen74‎, 05-08-2016 04:49 AM
05-08-2016, 04:49 AM Go to last post
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Nasm exam

I am studying for the nasm cpt, I have read the book completely and most of the online materials. I was just wondering from someone who has completed the exam. What is the most important info to focus on. Or any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Bronny22‎, 01-12-2016 09:11 AM
05-07-2016, 08:28 PM Go to last post
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What Is A Typical Workday for Personal Trainer?

Hi, So i have a desire to become a personal trainer and eventually start my own business, but I also have a passion for martial arts. I have been doing martial arts for over 15 years and right now I currently teach at a children's facility, tuesdays, thursdays from 3:00-8:30 and saturdays from...

TaylorKelley‎, 03-12-2016 08:44 AM
05-07-2016, 07:19 PM Go to last post
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[Muscle Analysis: Abs] - How to train for different results

Hey BB community, take a look at this illustration from Men's Health: Let's say someone has the body of the guy on the right. What kind of training/nutrition would you recommend to him/her, for attaining a)...

George713‎, 04-02-2016 10:02 AM
05-07-2016, 04:23 PM Go to last post
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Starting my fitness page

Hello everybody, I'm Martin Jędrzejewski and I'm starting my fitness page on FB and YouTube channel, all about fitness. What do you guys think about the name, should it be Martin Fitness or maybe just my whole name? Could you help me with the logo of my page or do you know anyone who will help me...

Martinnn007‎, 04-16-2016 11:28 AM
05-07-2016, 10:14 AM Go to last post
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How 24 hour Fitness pays their trainers 2016

I am posting this to let people know how 24 hour fitness pays their personal trainers, and how they are screwing new trainers out of decent pay Starting in late 2015, 24 Hour Fitness changed their compensation plan. The OLD compensation plan was: 20 percent commission on sales, hourly rate...

Manstrife‎, 02-23-2016 12:31 PM
05-07-2016, 10:07 AM Go to last post
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Looking into a PT course

Il start by saying i really am interested in this as a career. To help others and motivate myself to keep bettering myself both physical I ally and mentally. I am not looking to be a BS trainer and just act as a robot salesman. I want a real in depth course that will teach me how to help people...

TylerB0713‎, 03-25-2016 11:31 PM
05-07-2016, 09:04 AM Go to last post
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My Trainer

Hey guys. I dont know if this is the right place but i really wanna know how your trainers behave with you? im finding it hard to tell if mine is just friendly becoz im his client or actually is a friend sometimes flirts but in a fun way.. i just hope its nothing more than friendship as i dont want...

DikshaDiva‎, 04-29-2016 03:50 AM
05-07-2016, 08:47 AM Go to last post
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Need advice for what PT certification to go for

I am a sophomore in college majoring in Kinesiology and wanting to go into Strength & Conditioning. I plan on getting the NSCA's CSCS certification once I get my Bachelor's before I move onto grad school. However, I want to start doing some personal training at my University's gym, but I need a...

PicsWontLoad‎, 04-17-2016 02:59 PM
05-06-2016, 09:11 PM Go to last post
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Need some info on becomeing a personal trainer

ok Im graduating next year with a degree in Physical Education. I would like to know what steps I would have to take to become a personal trainer. I live in IL if that makes a difference.

ma101989‎, 04-01-2016 03:04 PM
05-06-2016, 08:37 PM Go to last post
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anyone have used textbooks for sale? ace, nsca,issa.acsm?

The newest editions only please. I think acsm sparks my interest the most bc I think it will cover a lot of material I don't already know. I may get a 2nd certification but id like to read these books either way If I got initials wrong...u kno what I mean

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 08-19-2011 05:54 PM
05-06-2016, 07:27 PM Go to last post
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certifications don't matter much

Most articles on choosing a trainer will tell you to check their certifications. I can assure you that it makes little difference. Trainers need to know anatomy and biomechanics, to have good communication skills, and to be able to teach correct movement. Some schools do the first, almost none...

KyleAaron‎, 03-17-2016 04:47 AM
05-06-2016, 07:01 PM Go to last post
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Preparing for ACE Exam -

Hello, I am currently studying for the ACE Personal Trainer Cert and have a target exam date of August 27th. I am getting deeper into the materials and was hoping for some advice on how/what to study. I'm not looking for an easy way out, just want to be sure I am allocating the proper amount of...

crys19826‎, 04-19-2016 10:00 AM
05-06-2016, 06:28 PM Go to last post
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To eat or not to eat

Hi guys this is my first post. Sorry if it's in wrong section. I'm working out in the mornings around 8 am. My question is do I need to eat before going to the gym? My goal now is fat loss but I don't want to lose any gains. I go to sleep around 1 and drink a protein shake before bed after I...

davlterr‎, 02-25-2016 07:48 AM
05-06-2016, 06:08 PM Go to last post
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NESTA certification

I just bought the online practice test for NESTA and was wondering if it is similar to the actual exam. If I do well on the practice tests will I have no problem with the actual exam? How else can I prepare for it? My test date is this friday.

jainabandoma‎, 08-03-2015 04:30 PM
05-06-2016, 05:01 PM Go to last post
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Assessment workout for new gym members

Hello, I'm trying to get some clients by doing the free new member PT session. What kind of workout should this be for the sell? A type of superset/HIIT training with a combination or stretching and body weight movements? Obviously I want to do this to help the people, but to help them, I need...

jerzyfit‎, 04-18-2016 02:05 PM
05-05-2016, 08:07 PM Go to last post
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24 Hour Fitness Personal Trainers

I've heard that they've changed their pay structure in 2016: 30% of sale for hourly rate. 20% of sale for commission. Minimum wage for floor hours, but $9 is deducted from your commission for every hour that you're out on the floor (called a $9 productivity threshold). Questions: 1. How...

mjcox13‎, 03-31-2016 06:52 PM
05-05-2016, 03:19 PM Go to last post
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Approaching the PT career at 29?

Hello everyone. I am soon planning to move to the US from Greece, and the 2-year colleges I have completed aren't accredited in the States. I also have no idea as to how my future will roll which depresses me. Firefighting started sounding like my dream job 1 year ago, but even that may be...

Lefterman‎, 03-21-2016 11:36 AM
05-05-2016, 01:37 PM Go to last post
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Contradictications for breast cancer

Any thing I should be wary of with a client who has finished treatment and is resuming physical activity per physician orders? I'm of course abiding by said physicians orders but anything I should be aware of?

agrisci‎, 05-04-2016 01:04 PM
05-05-2016, 11:37 AM Go to last post
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