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Question Knee injury

Yesterday i was trying to do a backflip with a friend anyway, the first time i had a bad landing on my left knees, and i had a little pain, but i continued and the pain was gone, but afterwards my knees starts to cause pain when i move.(but i still can move and step on my feet) so what do...

flexbro3‎, 05-20-2016 08:02 AM
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Is the NFPT widely recognized?

This is sort of a three part question so I apologize for It's length! I am an aspiring personal trainer and I am seriously considering the NFPT, National Federation of Professional Trainers, as my certification agency of choice. My main question is how recognized is this organization? I have...

Intraining568‎, 06-02-2016 02:35 PM
06-14-2016, 10:45 AM Go to last post
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Lightbulb Out on my own now, need some help building the business (ideas & actions) - long read

First off, I want to thank everyone here who has been extremely helpful to others (including myself) with ideas, advice, and motivation to get started in fitness professionally. Current Situation At the beginning of this month I finally left my job to pursue a career in fitness. For the time...

md3sign‎, 01-21-2011 07:18 AM
06-14-2016, 09:33 AM Go to last post
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24 hours fitness club - selling training sessions for discount price

Hi Everyone, I have 8 training sessions which I purchased when I joined the 24 hours fitness club and will not be using them. If anybody wants to buy them below are the comparisons of rates: I purchased them for: $600 Currently if you buy at 24 hour fitness rates: $790 ...

RajeshBorkar‎, 05-18-2016 01:39 PM
06-14-2016, 08:40 AM Go to last post
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Cool 6 simple tests to assess your fitness level

Stair test If you climb up 2 floor and have no symptoms of dyspnea, you can be proud to say, "you are healthy." On the other hand, if you're tired after climbing the stairs for more than 30 minutes, it shows your fitness is not good. Walking test If you can walk more than 500 meters in 6...

feshfen‎, 05-26-2016 01:09 AM
06-14-2016, 08:07 AM Go to last post
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How can you measure how good of a personal trainer you have?

I have been going to the gym for 2 years now. Lost 91 lbs and Im now bulking. I know quite a bit about bodybuilding after all this time and after constantly being on this forum. No one was willing to do this for me at the last gym I went to. Plus I get most of my info from networking with...

Nate the Snake‎, 05-23-2016 10:19 PM
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I keep reading that...

Experience is more important than which CPT you decide to get... I'm leaning toward ISSA for a couple reasons. 1. $ 2. The owner of the gym I frequent has the master cert and Woumd serve a valuable resource during my studies. Any reason ISSA should be avoided? Most 'review' websites group it...

CasnOwns‎, 06-13-2016 08:11 AM
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Smile NASM-CPT, C.S.C.S, M.S. Exercise Science --> Salary idea??

So far I have my NASM-CPT and C.S.C.S and going back to get my master's in exercise science. I have done an internship in college for 6 months at a gym, but other then that I don't have very much experience training people b/c I grinded a 9-5 doing something else to save up for graduate school. ...

SkinnyBeast24‎, 06-13-2016 10:53 AM
06-13-2016, 12:19 PM Go to last post
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Need to talk to a trainer about a direction to go in.

I weigh 250 right now. I'm looking to lose fat with a goal of getting some definition but on on the light side I want a big body look. I'm wondering what is the best plan. Lose the fat I have and bulk up after that? Or is there a way to do both at the same time? Lmk! Thanks ahead of time!

Tommy2step‎, 06-07-2016 07:23 PM
06-13-2016, 08:01 AM Go to last post
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Question Elbow soreness during hammer curls but not regular curls?

PT's, have you ever came across someone with this? It's been like this for me for a while now and debating on getting a cortisone shot. Any exercise in which I grab a bar, rope, dumbbell with my hand in the thumb top pinky bottom position I get the pain. Tendonitis?

LosBlancos215‎, 06-07-2016 11:00 AM
06-12-2016, 07:25 PM Go to last post
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Exclamation Ectomorphe wants to change

Good evening, I'm a man of 19 years. I ectomorph and seeks to change the physical, take mass and strength. I do not know how to do, do you have advice on diet, program, supplements? I weigh 60kg for 1.90m. thank you in advance.

Marzlolo‎, 06-12-2016 02:07 PM
06-12-2016, 06:19 PM Go to last post
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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 06:07 PM
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06-12-2016, 05:55 PM Go to last post
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Workout Ideas for Fitness Classes

We just started a free outdoor fitness class and we would love to get your feedback on what type of exercises you love or hate doing. We do your typical burpees, squats, and lunges circuits etc Any ideas of unique and fun bodyweight exercises? You can check us out at (www) rippedfam...

rippedfam‎, 05-19-2016 07:41 PM
06-12-2016, 02:05 PM Go to last post
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Question Got the job! Do i take it?

Newbie got the job! (First interview at a gym and they handed me the job on the spot!) As I'm new to the personal training world, i'm quite excited that I was offered my first job, however a bit apprehensive about taking it. The location and facility are excellent, but there are a few things that...

dlmazurowski‎, 05-31-2016 05:19 AM
06-12-2016, 01:55 PM Go to last post
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Lightbulb How to go online?

I've been working as an offline personal trainer for almost a year. And now I really want to have a few online clients maybe even from different countries so I can get some experience in online training. At least I'd like to write diet plans and w-out routines on permanent basis so I can help more...

AndyAngel‎, 06-04-2016 12:06 AM
06-12-2016, 01:53 PM Go to last post
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Training with a herniated disk

Has anyone had a herniated disc in their back (mine is L5 S1) and still been able to train clients? If so, how long did you rest it and did you change your training style at all? I've trained with mostly plyo and weights with my clients and I'm told to train functionally now to avoid lifting...

lam67‎, 02-21-2012 03:07 PM
06-12-2016, 01:49 PM Go to last post
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Hello guys anyone knows where i can get a custom workout and diet program?

gmaister22‎, 06-04-2016 11:45 AM
06-12-2016, 01:44 PM Go to last post
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does anyone have their nasm books and material that they would want to sell

if so please lmk thanks for your time

deaconcombs‎, 06-08-2016 05:42 PM
06-12-2016, 11:10 AM Go to last post
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Planet Fitness Trainer Interview

Hello, I was wondering if anyone knows what questions they will ask and what to expect in my interview for a Certified Fitness Trainer. I have never worked out or been to a planet fitness but seen that the trainers use a scheduled system called pe@pf these hours are between 32-35 for this but the...

damiendavis1980‎, 06-11-2016 03:45 PM
06-12-2016, 10:53 AM Go to last post
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ACE exam - SUCKS!!

I just took the ACE certification exam - and let me tell you it is ****ing horrible. I have worked out since I was in 7th grade, played college level athletics, and 2 years of kines classes at penn state and I failed by ONE question. I was second guessing my answers the entire time - most of the...

Farmrodd2223‎, 02-25-2010 01:23 PM
06-11-2016, 08:45 AM Go to last post
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Thumbs up Looking for advice, getting started

So here is a bit about myself: I am a 30 year old man; 6' 3" about 195 lbs. If it matters for any information, I have had ACL reconstruction surgery on BOTH knees about 2 years ago...they sometimes swell to this day. However, I am looking for advice on where to get started.

bcfinest‎, 05-27-2016 01:50 PM
06-10-2016, 05:16 PM Go to last post
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Working at a studio?

So a mate of mine is just starting at a studio in eastern melbourne (vic, Aus). the place is just opening up or has not been open long but has many other studios around the country. She has mentioned she will be paid a base rate of 30 dollars an hour to do a mixture of PTs and classes, and going...

Runner4444‎, 06-09-2016 11:24 PM
06-10-2016, 11:27 AM Go to last post
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Personal Trainer Recommendation Question

Iím male, 46, 6í - 1Ē, 280lbs, 34% body fat, Diabetic, Iím wanting to get back into shape. Iím looking to drop my body fat and get some definition to my shape. After doing a few days research, I chose the StrongIift 5x5 program. I started the Stronglifts 5x5 program this past week, finished week 1...

MarkGSO‎, 06-05-2016 03:49 PM
06-09-2016, 09:39 PM Go to last post
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Hollywood Muscle Training Program?

So when looking for online certifications I came across the following certification program: hollywoodmuscle (.com) From the get go it looks like a marketing scheme but I can't tell for sure. The cert will run you $299-$399 depending on the cert you chose. Supposedly they have trainer review...

unsensible‎, 05-23-2016 06:21 AM
06-09-2016, 09:31 PM Go to last post
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Smile software wanted or point me to it _please_

Hi All: I am not a personal trainer. But wondering if software like such exists? It would 1. allow you to set up workout routines for your clients, 2. have them enter their performance in a mobile app each workout, and 3. then you could view all their workouts and they could view...

daveparizek‎, 06-08-2016 02:53 PM
06-09-2016, 09:29 PM Go to last post
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