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How do I know if something is "Crossfit"?

Okay, before you ask me what this is doing in a personal training forum, let me explain. I know most trainers disagree with Crossfit and I agree with a lot of your points. What confuses me though, is how some trainers who are so against Crossfit are giving me workouts that look like Crossfit. ...

SportyAndGirly‎, 02-24-2015 01:22 PM
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Seeking personal trainer in San Diego county, CA

Need a personal trainer who will dedicate time for an intensive 4 weeks of training during my upcoming leave. I am interested in learning how to lift properly (not the pink dumbbells...heavy). The ability to incorporate martial arts or boxing training is a definite plus. Please let me know if you...

rachelrebekah‎, 02-15-2015 09:15 AM
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Personal trainer

Been lifting again for a year so far! Switching up and bulking! Still feel like I need a pro trainer to be directed on the right path! Will be shredding in three months and I know I need a pro advice if trainers aren't available in Lincoln NE! It's body science and never hurts to achieve more...

waleedtalia‎, 02-24-2015 08:42 PM
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Texas Trainers, have you heard of PFTA?

I am looking at certifications and programs for becoming a personal trainer. I came across a school called PFTA Personal Training School. It has a few locations in Texas (Dallas, Austin, Houston...) I was wondering if anyone here is a graduate from there or has even heard of it. I am looking for...

mmater‎, 03-20-2010 12:22 PM
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Online Personal to get more clients??

i just started my online personal training business due to the fact that i travel quite a bit and cant stay at one gym...any other online personal trainers out there?? was wondering how you find new clients??

FitnessTemple‎, 02-25-2015 08:35 AM
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how hard is it to get a job as a mailman

Just wondering. what is the pay like?

Sora1234‎, 02-28-2015 10:35 PM
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Certification for PT business

Looking to start my own at my home, in your home, at a park type PT business. Been in the strength field as a hobby for 10 years now and looking to get something more out of it now, hopefully profitable. Just curious what my best bet for getting a certification would be as I know there are...

TheWickerman‎, 02-09-2015 09:43 AM
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NHE Certification Personal Fitness Management Specialists Job

NHE Certification Personal Fitness Management Specialists Job sent my resume to NHE for the PFMS position. I've done a lot of research on the company and have found them to be legit. The problem is the mastertrainer exam they use to test your expertise. Everyone says it's harder than...

wiscoek‎, 02-08-2013 07:37 AM
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Sports Fitness: Who is wrong here - The trainer or the manager?

During Pre-Season the situation is the manager of a football team hired a fitness trainer to train the team on Tuesdays and Thursdays while the manager himself will take them on Sundays for football "skill" work. So it's fitness work Tue/Thur and skill work Sun. The fitness trainer decided to...

LiftNostalgia‎, 03-01-2015 09:57 AM
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Jobs and new clients for personal trainers

We are looking personal trainers to train our clients all over the world! Are you interested? Apply at TRAINERS4ME.COM

MarkT4me‎, 03-01-2015 06:42 AM
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If you finished level 3 PT please contact me

I have a question about Case Study. Thank you in advance

Weightlossuk‎, 02-27-2015 11:20 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 12:03 PM
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Is NAFC certification credible to work as a personal trainer?

I have been looking into getting a personal certification for some time, and I noticed there is a discount for NAFC on groupon. I am wondering if you guys know whether this is a credible certification to have for a personal trainer and would allow me to get a job. Their page only has 6K likes on...

excidy‎, 02-20-2015 05:50 PM
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What Podcasts are you listening to?

Hi, I'm starting out on my journey to become a personal trainer, and right now I'm just trying absorb as much information as I can anyway I can. I was wondering with so many different health, and nutrition podcasts out there, what are actual personal trainers subscribing too?

Maxpower041‎, 02-22-2015 02:02 PM
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Which program to choose for designing meal plans for clients

Hello, this is my first post on this forum. I am planning to start classes to get my certification as a personal trainer within the next few months. At this point I'm still in the research phase, reading all I can about the different organizations offering certifications and the specializations...

asmith7501‎, 02-18-2015 07:22 PM
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Post ACSM CPT with NASM Material

I have the NASM CPT textbook, but then decided to go with ACSM. I'm getting the other study material for ACSM, but would the NASM text book be a good sub for ACSM CPT textbook?

kstradtman88‎, 02-23-2015 08:52 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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NCCPT is the stupidest certification in existance

So I bought the NCCPT online course. 38 videos which were all 20-30 minutes long. 15 chapters in PDF form, blah blah blah. Watched all the videos, read the chapters. Informative stuff, but since I've been working out for 3 1/2 years I knew most of it already. I go take the exam. 140 multiple...

ACEthetics‎, 01-16-2013 01:39 PM
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Personal training

Hey guys I'm currently studying to become a personal trainer online but there's a little bit I don't understand. Basically, when you get your first client, what does the first session consist of? Is it just a par-q form, finding out their goals and talking? Or do you actually develop a routine...

Watermelonxo‎, 02-14-2015 05:30 AM
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Are there any cons to being a PT? if so what are they? it looks like a fun and reward

rewarding job and it isn't physically strenuous or stressful. - get to chat to people all day - watch people make amazing progress with their bodies - be your own boss I'm thinking of a career change and this seems like the perfect thing. Idk why it never occurred to me before.

wickedhunger‎, 02-15-2015 04:28 AM
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Body comp scale

Does anyone use a good body composition scale with there clients. Iv seen some used in the past that allow you to print out a spread sheet of there results so the client can visualize results. Would make it easier to track weekly or monthly progress. I know some of you are going to say...

scttyd47‎, 02-13-2015 10:11 AM
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Building a website help

I want to start the process of building my own personal training website. What are some helpful tools you guys can throw my way. Or what's the best site to help me put the page together. I have checked out which seems pretty good or but that one seems a...

scttyd47‎, 02-10-2015 08:51 AM
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Training my very first client Friday!

Hey guys, just got my NASM CPT certification and got hired at my local gym this past week. I was given a client who I do not know really much about yet. He seemed a bit arrogant when I talked to him briefly. He had a trainer before and he said he is very disciplined. My boss had told me that the...

BGrosse‎, 02-16-2015 06:40 PM
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Are you an independent contractor at the gym you train at?

I have been training at a gym for the last past year as an independent contractor. And, I was recently just talking to a lawyer and he said that there's a good chance that I am technically an employee of the gym, but the gym is passing me off as an independent contractor so they could avoid a lot...

BlackJack619‎, 02-17-2015 08:42 PM
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Thumbs up Need online trainer - FIREFIGHTER physical test preparation

Hello, I don't know if this is the right section to post but I'm looking for a personal ONLINE trainer to guide me on my preparation for my spanish firefighter physical test. The test consists of ALL the following: Running: run 2km (6.600ft). Goal: 6:30s or lower. Swimming: swim 50m in...

Lerolo‎, 02-20-2015 12:45 PM
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