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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 04:28 AM
07-28-2014, 08:10 PM Go to last post
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What makes a good personal trainer

As a PT myself, I would like to know. Is it qualifications, experience, knowledge, client care or all of the above plus some.

fitfreeck1‎, 07-23-2014 02:49 PM
07-27-2014, 10:41 PM Go to last post
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Personal training, first job?

hey guys, im 18 and finished my personal training qualifications in a couple of months ago, and because I have no experience, I CANNOT! find a job, I have been offered one as a sole contractor at a gym where I have to pay $250 per week in rent, and anything on top of that is profit, the thing is...

animalx2010x‎, 07-22-2014 01:33 AM
07-27-2014, 11:42 AM Go to last post
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Exclamation Please help me out!!

Hello im 16 years old and 59kg/130lbs and im 1.77meters/5.96 feet and i also have a fast metabolism. I also work out 3-4 times a week. What food should i eat throughout the week on a regular basis(not something TOO expensive). Food thatll help me bulk up and add muscle mass and body mass. Please...

lunacys123‎, 07-26-2014 10:17 PM
07-27-2014, 04:12 AM Go to last post
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aspiring trainer here

question for you personal trainers out there: how important is a college degree if a certification is going to get me paid the same in the end anyways? thoughts and opinions appreciated.

THAsokrtryxtr‎, 07-26-2014 11:57 AM
07-26-2014, 09:33 PM Go to last post
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Question for trainers, titanium rod.

My fiancé recently started lifting with me. She is 32 years old and at the moment slightly overweight. Roughly 15 years ago she was in a car accident resulting in a rod being placed in her upper leg. How will this effect lifting especially in regards to squats and dead lifts? Her leg has never...

William5302‎, 07-22-2014 02:07 PM
07-24-2014, 11:06 PM Go to last post
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Tennis Elbow/Forearm Strain

I feel a tiny bit of pain when I flex my left forearm and when I twist it. I'm pretty sure its from doing pullups (Palms facing away). And advice on how I should take care of it? Do I have to rest it and if so for how long? Or is this something to just work through?

Ithesportsbomb‎, 07-24-2014 02:51 PM
07-24-2014, 07:57 PM Go to last post
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NASM Exam Prep

Hey fitfam, For those of you studying for the NASM exam, I wish to give yall a heads up to study harder than the online practice quizzes warrant. I took the exam today fully loaded with confidence because I was able to ace the online quizzes like I were reciting my ABC's but when I took the...

faithnolimits‎, 07-24-2014 04:19 PM
07-24-2014, 04:19 PM Go to last post
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Summer job as trainer

Hi guys I am trainer in europe with a lot of experience. I came to USA this summer for holidays and that got me wondering whether I could work here next summer. I would obviously had to get the USA certification because I have the european one and then get the working Visa but all boils down to...

bestialko‎, 07-22-2014 11:25 AM
07-24-2014, 02:09 PM Go to last post
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I had a conversation with a harvard educated doctor today

I asked her how to measure my bodyfat expecting to learn a new method better than the cheap china calipers i picked up.... She was completely amazed by the sight of calipers and the concept of bodyfat. It was like she hadn't discovered fire yet.... Seriously what kind of a doctor doesn't know how...

000new000‎, 07-22-2014 06:46 PM
07-23-2014, 11:32 PM Go to last post
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Looking for online personal trainer/nutritionist

Hey everyone, I'm looking for a online personal trainer/nutritionist that could help me reach my goals. My schedule can be hectic sometime, but I generally make it to the gym at least 4 days a week. I'm constantly on the road for work sleeping in hotels, so I usually don't have anything I can cook...

BDiesel746‎, 07-20-2014 06:25 AM
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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
07-23-2014, 02:51 PM Go to last post
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Mobile marketing station

Looking for some brainstorming here. I want a mobile marketing concept similar to this below that will allow me to travel up and down the street (not by car) and promote my personal training gym. Concepts I had included a golf cart (pending city ordinance) or an IT cart (like they use to bring...

jestdoit86‎, 07-23-2014 02:42 PM
07-23-2014, 02:42 PM Go to last post
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NASM certification tips

So I'm looking into getting certified through NASM and have a few questions for those who have taken the exam before. 1) How much time should I give myself to study before taking the exam. 2) Are the online materials and flashcards helpful? 3) What is the passing score? Any other insight and...

amcnulty1993‎, 07-23-2014 12:11 PM
07-23-2014, 12:11 PM Go to last post
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Cool Client Management App

I'm looking for something specific and was hoping to find some insight. I've been looking for an app that can be d/l to computer as well as IPhone. I would like client management/invoices/sales report and would like it to store info on the cloud. If anyone's got any insight I'd love to hear it!

Jp530‎, 07-23-2014 12:00 PM
07-23-2014, 12:00 PM Go to last post
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CV fitness testing with no treadmill

Hi I have just become a fully qualified personal trainer and the course based the fitness testing in the gym. I was looking for advice on how to do a cardiovascular fitness test without using any cv machines?

Karen498‎, 07-22-2014 01:47 PM
07-23-2014, 10:53 AM Go to last post
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Is this a good program? Hi guys I'm 20 and really want to become a personal trainer. I'm strongly considering taking this program. It's about $1880 per semester and there are 6 semesters. I'm just wondering if you guys think that's worth it or if there are better, more affordable courses I...

LiftDrive‎, 07-23-2014 09:58 AM
07-23-2014, 09:58 AM Go to last post
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where to go after NASM certification?

I'll be taking my exam in about 3 months and I'm wondering what the best route to take afterwards is. I've read that working for a gym is to build a client base but I've also read that you make next to nothing and you have to kill yourself doing that and that's what I'm doing now with the job I...

LuvFelicia‎, 07-22-2014 04:42 PM
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Auto Billing Software (EFT/Credit Card)

Hi there, Looking for a basic auto billing software capable of automatically billing my clients credit cards and bank accounts. At this point, Mindbody has too many bells and whistles for the demands of my studio. Any feedback is appreciated. RK.

RobKarpathios‎, 07-22-2014 06:53 PM
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Creating fitness plans?

I have a interview at golds gym but I hardly have experience. I am a little worried, I really want to start my career as a PT but I fear that this lack of experience will hold me back. I have a good certification just lack field experience. Will they be able/willing to help me? What do they expect...

kinggrant‎, 07-21-2014 02:04 PM
07-23-2014, 06:52 AM Go to last post
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Golds Gym in Fayetteville, NC?

I live in Fayetteville, NC and was considering joining Golds Gym here, the one on Bragg Blvd. Has anyone here ever worked out there or worked there? If so, please give me your honest opinion of the place, thank you.

jssell‎, 06-06-2014 01:30 PM
07-23-2014, 01:54 AM Go to last post
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How to pass the ACSM-CPT

How to Pass the ACSM-CPT I figured that if there is a 'How to pass the NASM' thread, and there isn't a ACSM thread, why not? Plus I know a lot of people have been PMing be about the exam and I cannot quite get to everyone and I am not on here as often because of school and work. I hope this...

pinoykcin‎, 01-13-2014 10:00 PM
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Costochondritis and Pectus Excavatum

Hey so i recently was diagnosed with Costochondritis which is an inflammation of the cartilage that attaches your sternum to your rib cage. It's said to have no known cause and it hurts every time i breathe or do any sort of upper body pressing. I also have a indented sternum (pectus excavatum)...

ecl1980‎, 07-22-2014 05:27 AM
07-22-2014, 06:30 PM Go to last post
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Best iPhone/iPad Personal Trainer App

I was wondering if someone could recommened an app that helps a personal trainer run their business. I'm looking for something where I can keep track of how many sessions they used, how many they have left and I can email it to them. As well as keeping track of their numbers and a their program....

5Six‎, 07-20-2014 06:47 AM
07-22-2014, 02:19 PM Go to last post
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Looking for an Online Personal Trainer

Im looking for a personal trainer that can help me by giving me a meal plan based on my body and on the goals im trying to reach, and that can also help me by giving me a workout routine. I can go to to the gym almost every day of the week. Im looking for someone that has personal experience on...

varocarras‎, 07-21-2014 08:43 AM
07-22-2014, 04:32 AM Go to last post
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