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Monday: Dumbbell bench press: 3 sets of 10/Wide grip pull ups: 20/Concentration bicep curls: 3 sets of 8/6 minute abs/Squats: 3 sets of 8/Dumbbell swing throughs:3 sets of 10 Tuesday: Tricep kickbacks: 3 sets of 10/Lying tricep extensions:3 sets of 10/Dumbbell rows: 3 sets of 10/ Shoulder...

cobyforrester‎, 07-19-2014 07:10 PM
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Question Beginning Salaries/Hours?

If I get hired by one of the popular gyms (anytime, 24hr fitness, peak fitness, etc) What am I likely to make hourly? Would an associates in exercise science and certs from the american council on exercise raise my beginning wage? Also, do they usually have full time hours available, or is that a...

kennyhillman‎, 07-19-2014 03:01 PM
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Anyone in my area?

I am working towards doing some fitness competitions and I am looking for others that may do this is my area that can help coach me. I live in Osceola/St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Any leads would be awesome!!!!

WILDRIVERGYMRAT‎, 07-19-2014 09:27 AM
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Can someone help me?

Make a 4 day split muscle building workout?

Ben116‎, 07-17-2014 06:47 PM
07-18-2014, 10:00 PM Go to last post
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Common sense tips for PT's

Hey folks. I'm compiling a list of common sense/ street smart tips for new PTs. Essentially things they don't teach you in PT courses which go a long way in regards to becoming a successful PT. I would we could all add some things and maybe even learn a few things ourselves. It could be things...

PerFit‎, 07-16-2014 04:45 PM
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YMCA fit

Hey guys what do you PTs think of the YMCA fit courses? Thinking of furthering my quals but heard bad things about the services they provide. Qualified with premier a few years back, and was not very impressed.

earlybird1‎, 07-17-2014 04:45 AM
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What you can expect as a new hire in a commercial gym

So this is a common thread: “I am a new personal trainer and I am excited to start at 'random commercial gym', any tips or what should I expect.” I will try to answer some of these question based off my experience and knowledge about the industry. I will also try to answer how your certification or...

Endevorforever‎, 07-18-2014 05:51 PM
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What to Expect from At-Home Personal Training in NY

Individuals who go to the gym generally stick to the same workout plan for a long time. This is because gym trainers cannot pay individual attention to one person. There will be no one to push their workouts to the next level, and most of them will lack motivation. Hiring a personal trainer...

Franciamor‎, 07-17-2014 05:13 AM
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Recently Ceritifed, Need GUIDANCE!!!

I have searched, and I would just like updated input, opinions, and personal experiences. I just passed my NASM exam, and I already have been hired by an Anytime Fitness locally. They are treating me as an independent or (contracted) Trainer. I don't have to pay the gym rent, but I do pay them...

DocHollidy‎, 07-16-2014 10:01 AM
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Really bad pain by behind collarbones

Hey all! Sorry to post this here, but I noticed there isn't an "injuries" section so I wasn't sure where else to go... Anyway, I just started noticing this pain several weeks ago and I have no idea how I first got it. I really only feel it when I do DB Incline Chest Press or Seated...

zachg18‎, 07-15-2014 06:38 PM
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Survey: What makes a good personal trainer?

Hey guys, this is my first post and wanted to gather some information. I wanted to conduct a survey on what you guys/gals think make a good personal trainer. I know most of you are trainers but if you could answer the survey as if you were looking for a trainer I would really appreciate it! It...

TeamFitterep‎, 07-09-2014 06:07 PM
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Personal Training & Online Marketing

Hey all my name is Stuart and I'm new to the forum. I'm actually looking to connect with people in the personal training industry about a free online video marketing program I'm putting together. I run seminars at a personal training centre in Quensland (Australia), all about online business,...

LCWD‎, 10-04-2012 04:50 PM
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Personal Training Business Marketing

My wife and I have started a new Personal Training business. We have a very nice setup in the basement but are looking to branch out to our own studio as soon as I complete my exam. She has been a NASM Certified Trainer for awhile and I am currently studying for the exam. In the meantime, I am...

brianh0669‎, 05-29-2013 01:12 PM
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Teen Trainer Looking For A Teen Newbie, Toronto

Hi Unsure about this, but i think this is the best place, i am a teen, who as worked out for the past 3 years off and on, now that i am 17, i think i should not become a PT but i would like to it on the side to meet and help people. i train normally for a 1-1.5 hours, i do push pull, back bi,...

jarrettpershads‎, 07-13-2014 09:16 PM
07-18-2014, 04:40 PM Go to last post
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Personal Trainer certification

I have really gotten into the bodybuilding and healthy lifestyle, honestly the best decision I've made in my life other than joining the military. I would really like to become a personal trainer so that I can share this wih other people and help them reach their goal, although I am still working...

Carrolldt89‎, 06-28-2014 02:42 PM
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Taking the NHE Masters Training Exam

Hi everyone! I'm taking the MTC from NHE tomorrow morning. I did purchase the study guide. I currently have 2 national certifications and I feel the material was everything I've learned just way more in depth. Lucky for me, I work with a lot of special populations because I am a trainer for a...

KeelinMarie‎, 07-18-2014 01:04 PM
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Tightness Between Hamstring and Calf???

Its almost behind my knee and its between my hamstring and calf. Its tightness and it hurts when I make contracting motions such as biking or especially running. What is this and how can I relieve it? Also, how much time should I take off from running/agility drills?

Ithesportsbomb‎, 07-18-2014 04:03 PM
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Starting up session price

Well folks I'm planning on doing a 'coming soon' status on my personal fb page before advertising with the business/advertising/fan page in the next couple of days and I'm wondering what prices you started at? My gym will be in an old building next to the house we're moving into. Its 2 minutes...

timk81‎, 07-16-2014 12:59 PM
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First Free Session

Recent NASM certified trainer here - Tomorrow I have my very first client, and by that I mean every member at the gym I work at gets a free session with membership. What is the best way to go about this? I'll admit, I'm definitely nervous. Never did a one on one personal training session...

NRG5179‎, 07-08-2014 05:39 PM
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Definition of Volume Training? (trying to understand fully)

Hey guys - been reading a lot about volume training for mass. I think I understand the principle involved ... getting bigger legs is more about volume of exercise than intensity or outright strength. But as a practical matter for designing a leg workout (for example) not sure of the difference....

flyboy51v‎, 07-15-2014 07:10 PM
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Exclamation NSCA CPT exam Computer Based.

I took the NSCA CPT computer based exam yesterday and was informed that they no longer provide the scores immediately upon completion of the exam. Now you have to wait until an "appropriate number of candidates" complete the test in order for them to curve the passing grade. Has anyone take the...

Sarahe215‎, 07-17-2014 05:37 AM
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Am I qualified??

If by 2016, I have an associate's in exercise science, multiple ACE certifications, experience as a volunteer group fitness instructor, and a high enough level of motivation, would I be able to make a career out of being a personal trainer or fitness instructor? I don't see how I wouldn't, but I...

kennyhillman‎, 07-16-2014 10:02 PM
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Personal Trainer Starting Salaries in Montreal, Canada

Hi guys. I'm thinking of moving to Montreal and I wanted to know if anybody knows what a starting wage for a personal trainer might be like there. Anybody know?

smitty3300‎, 07-17-2014 06:43 PM
07-18-2014, 02:18 AM Go to last post
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Updated NASM CES resources?

I would like to get some input from those who took the CES. Things that the exam emphasizes on, tips and study guides etc. Ive found some other things online but most are like three or more years old and could be somewhat out of date. Thanks in advance.

Sonkei-san‎, 07-10-2014 10:29 PM
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Personal Training Courses in Melbourne

Hi, I would like to become a personal trainer. There are so many courses to choose from. What is the best for learning, getting a job after completion and value for money? I need to do the course part-time and I'm in no rush to complete it. I'm feeling a little lost, it seems very...

aschem‎, 07-13-2014 07:04 AM
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