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Gym owner looking for New Year promotion advice

Please only respond if you have expertise in this matter. Currently I offer one free week for new clients to our group fitness gym (boot camp, kettlebell, etc). After that free week, they have to come back and purchase something to continue with us. Last year during the New Year, I offered...

reicherts78‎, 12-16-2014 03:29 PM
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WITS? Why?

I figured this was a good place to air my frustration. First of all I'm enrolled in ACE, set to take the exam and February, and I feel pretty good about it. How did I end up involved with WITS? Well, since most legit PT certifications are on your own time, I was looking for classes in fitness,...

philatonian‎, 12-09-2014 08:56 PM
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Check out my facebook page Optimal Aesthetics!

My name is Michael Woodings. I'm an ISSA certified personal trainer. Check out my facebook page called Optimal Aesthetics. We are an online personal training company. Like our facebook page for daily videos and information on how to acquire the aesthetics.

mikeydub8341‎, 12-16-2014 10:28 PM
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Newbie here Learn Weight Loss Ways

Hi ! I have joined this forum to share my weight problems. I have gained a lot of weight and went to gym for three months but was unsuccessful in losing weight. I am interested in studying techniques implemented in various personal training programmes around the world.

kimberleyjones4‎, 12-16-2014 04:16 AM
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Personal Trainer in the making

Hello everyone, I just wanted to introduce myself as I am a soon to be personal trainer (hopefully!). I live in Louisville, Kentucky. I will be doing personal training on the side to start with and possibly transitioning it to my career if things work out that way. I have started the study process...

iufan4lifeul‎, 12-11-2014 03:21 PM
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do you subconsciously make workouts easier for rich clients

for fear if they are too challenging they will quit. I know you can argue that if a program is not pushing them, then they won't get results and will dump you anyway, but that's still at least 6 months of income. Make a workout too hard and you might get dumped within the first 2 weeks. Note I...

wickedhunger‎, 12-08-2014 02:05 AM
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Becoming a Personal Trainer - How do I get started?

I've been wanting to become a personal trainer for about 2 years but school was getting the way of it. But since I'm finally getting into my last semester of college, I figure now would be the best time to start and get this done. But where I am stumped is what I should choose and how I should go...

JTTwentySeven‎, 12-08-2014 05:41 PM
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Using NASM and/or NSCA books for the ACE exam

So this may have already been asked. I am looking to become a CPT and want to take the ACE exam in February. I have the NASM ebook and the NSCA ebook I received from a friend. How much variation is in the ACE book compared to these books?I figured these are free to use and I do not want to spend...

5tarhero‎, 12-09-2014 10:31 AM
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Getting a new fitness bootcamp started

If your trying to start a fitness bootcamp would it be a bad idea to do it at random locations by jogging with your clients from one location to the other & stopping & doing a few workouts then leaving so you never have to pay for a location ? Until your bootcamp grows & you can afford it ? What...

AlexBorgstede‎, 12-11-2014 10:04 AM
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New to PT, any advice?

I'm currently at my wits end, and I'm just not sure where to go from here! I separated from the military earlier this year and decided to get into personal training, I finished my NASM PT certification and started applying for jobs a couple of months ago. However, after a couple interviews I've...

Kknoop‎, 12-10-2014 09:51 AM
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Thumbs up new cpt

Hello I recently got my certification online due to limited resources, I understood every single part but I didn't have the choice of asking when I had a doubt so I have a couple questions hopefully someone can answer them 1- when doing a fitness assessment do you do the one mile walk on the...

Garrett00‎, 12-12-2014 02:48 PM
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Paying whoever can get me to 225 bench

Anyone that can get me from a 205 bench max to 225 for 10 reps by 6 months I will be willing to pay $$$. 1) only requirement is that I will not gain bf% otherwise I would be able to do it myself Message me if you guys think you can do it.

MrBuIk‎, 11-13-2014 01:48 AM
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I'm going to be enrolling in a class to take one of these exams. Which should I take? Which is better?

GetHuge50‎, 01-15-2011 05:13 PM
12-17-2014, 11:29 AM Go to last post
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Client Workout Help

Hi, just wondering if I could get some ideas on what type of workout to do for a client who hasn't got any real performance or weight goals. She just wants to feel good and fit and like she's worked hard at the end of every work out. The gym I operate in is fairly small with a free weights area...

absm‎, 12-17-2014 01:35 AM
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Got reprimanded by independent gym for making kid cry (long story, mostly cliffs)

A little about me: As a NASM trainer, I train using a variety of methods. Half of my clients are older people wanting greater mobility. The other half are usually younger wanting to look better. The owner of the gym asked me to train his girlfriend's son (red flag, i know) The boy is...

RyouBakua‎, 11-25-2014 06:23 PM
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High level coach & nutritionist sought

We are searching for a Bodybuilding trainer with significant experience of nutrition, philosophy and the ability to be provide consultations across either Skype or FaceTime. We are not looking for a trainer specialising only in form or lifting technique, but more a holistic approach including...

vexbook‎, 12-14-2014 09:31 PM
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Reccomendation for Gym Management software

I'm looking for reccomendations for quality gym management software. The last two years I have worked for Gold's Gym. I am now moving on to do my own thing. My friend is expanding his MMA gym, and I will be running a fitness program out of it. We are lookng for software that will allow people...

Oscar_Mike‎, 07-30-2013 09:02 AM
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Exclamation Kinesiology, PT, Lots of Questions!!!

I'm currently looking for a career in fitness but have a ton of questions on potential careers First, a degree that interests me is kinesiology. I tried a year of athletic training but it wasn't for me. My question is what jobs can really be obtained from a kinesiology degree? All I've seen is...

wazzzz‎, 12-07-2014 04:24 PM
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New-ish PT checking in. (since july)

Hey guys, Just saying hi, Got in to the fitness industry via wanting to improve my own well-being and now a newly qual'd REPS certified PT (UK) & Str and Conditioning coach. Work at a gym, and boss/friend is allowing me to PT free of charge. Currently on 6 clients and all seeing great...

EnjoiChris‎, 12-12-2014 04:24 AM
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This is not the "ask a trainer" forum where everyone gets a free program or something

apparently that needs to pointed out. if you're here looking for a program, please state your budget. Maybe someone will take you on.

SerpentHearted‎, 08-22-2013 05:28 AM
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is there anyone to train me for free?

I'm 20 yo man, actually some people make this for people but i think some willing people make this for free for me. All i can do, in return for this, is that i study English Language Teaching. So i can help them with some stuff like motivating people, linguistics, and some psychological...

fatloser123‎, 12-08-2014 10:02 AM
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Being a PT in a Commercial Gym...Extremely Volatile Position

OK Guys, Here is my opinion. Iv been working in a commercial gym now for 10 weeks, i pay the gym rent to simply use their facilities to train and get clients. I signed something ''contract like'' before starting work there but i don't think this is an official contract that covers me for...

ph0en1x22‎, 12-09-2014 12:34 PM
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24-Hour Fitness buys Bally Total Fitness!!!

So I'm a trainer at Ballys and got the news today that 24-Hour Fitness has purchased Ballys and is turning all the few Ballys around the country into 24 Hour Fitness. Are there any trainers here that work for 24 Hour Fitness? Just a few questions for you guys since we wont be knowing any kind of...

CLK430AMG‎, 12-09-2014 09:57 PM
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Best scales/software

Hi, ok - I'm not a PT ... don't ban me please... it's Christmas soon - I want to buy my sister a top of the range body fat type thing the PT I go to has scales than then go onto his computer and show body fat % for arms/legs/stomach/etc. And muscle % too. So I was hoping to get...

InkJ‎, 12-08-2014 08:07 PM
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Question Unable to sleep more than 5 hours straight

Hey guys, So as the title explains, Can't seem to sleep for more than 5-5 1/2 hours straight. I don't really feel sleepy or anything upon waking. This has been an issue for me basically most of my life lol. My major concern is that I'm not getting the proper rest to make gainz, or at least...

Dstan89‎, 12-03-2014 10:04 AM
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