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NASM test in Chicago

Hey folks, Anyone have any recent experience taking the NASM exam in downtown Chicago? Kinda curious about what to expect in their testing facility? Thanks.

earthwormjames‎, 07-28-2015 07:47 AM
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Talking AFAA Personal Training Practical question.

Hi all! I recently passed my AFAA PT written exam (taking the online course) and my practical is scheduled for next week. I was curious if anyone here has taken the AFAA certification either online or in person and could offer some advice on the practical portion. Thanks!

lv2liftnrun‎, 07-27-2015 09:17 PM
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Opening a 2nd location, different business model, hiring trainers, advice?

I have some liquid cash that I would like to invest. I believe having a 2nd stream of cash flow (via 2nd location) would be my best option. If I bought a property to rent out I would just be sitting on that money until I sale with the hopes of making a little bit along the way. If I put it in the...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 07-23-2015 06:46 AM
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Online PT help

I'm attempting to get into online personal training as a side business, with the hopes of being able to make it my primary source of income. I've recently established a Trainerize account and added 5 of my friends as test run clients. A few issues have come up and I'm looking for some advice from...

droostead‎, 07-23-2015 05:21 PM
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Ryan's Q&A Thread - Building Successful PT/Coaching Businesses

What's up everyone? Whether you know me or not, I've been on the forums for years. My main threads revolve around my GST program and I've managed them for the past five + years. Feel free to browse them so you can get a feel for who I am and how I operate. First Thread:...

2020Wellness‎, 05-14-2015 12:32 PM
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Studio owners, where do you insure your equipment?

I have liability thru Could consider eqpt with them as well. Looking into alternatives. Probably accumulated about 20-25k worth of eqpt now with no insurance so I really need to get on top of that asap

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 07-26-2015 05:33 PM
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In-home Personal Training Advice

After a horrible experience in a big box gym, I am going to start training clients from their own homes, and I'm wondering if any of you have had success with this and could offer some advice to me? I'm just unsure about how to get started. I have 3 people that want to be my clients when I start...

LiftDrive‎, 07-24-2015 12:23 PM
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NASM Golf Fitness Specialization?

I just passed the NASM CPT exam on Tuesday and I'm trying to figure out what to do next as far as certification. I'm in an area with a lot of older residents and golfers, I was thinking NASM's golf fitness might be a good option. Has anyone completed this specialization or have any opinion on it?...

AresDX‎, 07-23-2015 06:08 AM
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ACE: I Passed!

I wasn't sure I'd ever go down this path, but when I was laid off more than a year ago (after 15+ years in IT), I decided to use my downtime to get certified. It's something I had always wanted to do, not so much as a career, but for my own knowledge. Before I set out on a career in IT, I had...

philatonian‎, 07-24-2015 07:03 PM
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Kickboxing with clients

Hi guys, I often box with my clients doing pad work and run boxfit classes but I'm thinking I want to offer 1-1 boxfit and kick boxfit for the more advanced 30 min sessions I have found a course with boxercise which is kickboxing which will help with the qualification ... But my insurance won't...

Jaymannn‎, 07-24-2015 12:20 PM
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Helping other achieve fitness goals, but I'm not professional.

Hello, I recently made a profile on Thumbtack (website for basically local hires such as DJs, Tutors, etc). I made this because I wanted to help people achieve their fitness and health goals. I have spent a lot of time doing learning a lot about nutrition, working out, and have all experienced...

jasonfierros‎, 07-23-2015 10:12 PM
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Starting an online personal training business

Are there any trainers, coaches, etc out there whom train clients over the internet? I want to do this myself, but am not sure where to start or how to go about it. Anyone have any tips?

danielsaunders‎, 07-19-2015 05:43 PM
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Know any good PT business apps? (bookings, payments, accounting)

Hey, I'm starting out as a personal trainer and am looking for an app/apps to help me run the business in the most efficient way possible. Any tips? Ideally I'd like the app to have the following features: -Client database/Booking diary -Payment options/Accounting (ability to send details...

squidgewinkle‎, 07-22-2015 01:11 AM
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Just passed the NASM CPT exam, ask me anything!

After months of studying, i finally passed the damn test. If anyone needs any tips on it, feel free to ask!

Tezla91‎, 11-24-2011 11:55 AM
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Passing the NASM CPT Exam

The few seconds waiting for the results of the exam to load at the proctoring center were the longest moments of my life. The nearly six months studying was suddenly completely worth it. And the 20 minutes it took me to complete the exam were suddenly not so intimidating. First thing first. ...

DietDopamine‎, 06-09-2014 06:08 PM
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getting NASM-cpt. i have some questions

is this an online based course? from the website it costs $679 for the full package which will include the exam. so im guessing you write the exam online or you mail/e-mail it back in. Because if i had to go the test centre im in canada which means i would have to go to the states. can...

DrWB‎, 05-28-2008 05:30 PM
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Question Question about NASM-CPT

Hi everyone, I'm kind of new to this site but not to fitness and weight training. Becoming a personal trainer has always been one of my dreams and I was wondering if any of you guys (and gals) knew if NASM-CPT was recognized in Canada (Ontario to be more specific). Also if anyone has some input on...

mymygagne‎, 05-08-2008 09:05 AM
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The official NASM CES study guide thread

I find this to be much more difficult than the CPT, yet we can take the test at home on our computers, open book unlike the CPT. Below are most questions from the practice exam with the correct answer and the page # where the answer can be found. Some questions I didn't include because they were...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 11-04-2011 02:20 PM
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Outside Personal Trainer Allowed in Gym?

Hi, I am a personal trainer with a kinesiology honours degree. I run my own company, "Personal Trainer in Toronto PTinTO dot com. Some of my clients want training at the gym where I workout. They pay their membership fees. The trainers are my gym give me mean faces and are apparently pissed...

torontotrainer‎, 10-19-2009 09:35 AM
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Are personal trainer courses actually necessary for a PT career?

Hi, So I've decided that I want to pursue a career as a personal trainer. I already know a lot about exercise and fitness; I've been working out for years and have read a lot of magazines and blogs about exercise. I've showed several other people how to exercise and use gym equipment safely...

CRodger‎, 07-08-2015 06:32 AM
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ISSA Case Studies

Just wondering what peoples' thoughts are on the two case studies for the ISSA cert. Any suggestions would be helpful. Case 1: CLIENT PROFILE: CHAD EVERMORE Age Gender Resting Heart Rate Height Weight Body Fat Percentage 55 Male 80 bpm 6'2" 180...

Stallionforce‎, 11-15-2010 04:54 PM
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My future

Hi, I am a NASM certified personal trainer. My passion however lies in powerlifting and nutrition (yes i know, rare among powerlifters). I compete and will be going to my first national competition in october. I really have goals of coaching powerlifters or strength atheletes, creating a...

STT816‎, 07-19-2015 02:20 PM
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Unhappy Strength and conditioning qualifications

are you allowed to provide online programs and training if you hold an S&C qualification instead of a personal training qualification? What S&C qualifications would you recommend?

salty-vtr‎, 07-04-2015 09:26 AM
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nasm-cpt exam help

All the posts ive seen are way out of date and i have to schedule my exam soon, any pointers, tips, or help?

thezacriley‎, 07-18-2015 07:32 PM
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Crossfit Certification vs. NASM/ACSM Certifications

Hello, I have been following this forum for quite sometime now and have learned a bunch of useful information that I did not know. Currently I am about to graduate from college in a few weeks and plan on pursuing a career in personal training. However, I am a real big crossfit addict and have been...

dangar229‎, 04-17-2013 06:40 PM
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