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Trainers purposely gaining fat to understand clients?

Have any of you heard of the new reality show "Fit 2 Fat 2 Fit", that is about personal trainers who purposely gain lots of fat so they can understand their overweight clients? Then they work out together to lose the fat. It's supposed to be inspirational. I'm not a trainer but I am interested...

SportyAndGirly‎, 02-01-2016 10:52 AM
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Should PTs get paid for NO show clients?

Quick question guys, should PTs get fully paid for no show clients? does your gym pay you full payment ? I came across this member who purchased 30 sessions, his trainer (our part time trainer) booked 1 ~ 2 sessions every other day. The thing is the member has not been showing up for the past...

peddyg‎, 02-02-2016 01:04 PM
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Question Cheap NASM CEU's?

I am certified through NASM. Every two years I need to acquire continuing education units by taking a class, doing home study, attending a seminar, etc. The NASM approved CEU's shown on their website are expensive! Does anybody know any good cheap online CEU's for NASM? If not online, located...

theGuy045‎, 05-25-2009 06:41 PM
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Looking towards the future

Iv been in the industry for about five years and have trained clients in several states. I still consider myself green behind the ears. All that being said lets take a look at the future. Trainers cant yet tap into the wealth and network of insurance companies. Why? Is it because we have too...

Jrocks09‎, 02-01-2016 08:46 PM
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Doing something different with my life, thoughts on this plan?

First some history: - 25 years old - associates degree in business administration - training seriously for ~5 years - Currently work as a chef So, I have a large desire to break into the fitness world in the form of personal training and nutrition. My initial thought was to get a PT cert and...

jtwlson1‎, 01-31-2016 09:20 PM
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Training the COPD client

I'm not a trainer, but will be in the market for one in the near future. Does anyone have any specific advice to ask about a trainer that can successfully work with a COPD client? For example, massive cardio is out of the question. I use a pulse/oximeter versus the heart monitor since O2...

TooSlow‎, 01-30-2011 09:33 PM
02-01-2016, 09:43 AM Go to last post
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Becoming a personal trainer

So it's Sunday night and I'm dreading tomorrow going back to my 50 hour a week corporate office job that I hate with people I hate. Have had thoughts in the past about becoming a personal trainer and need some advice as to whether it's the way to go, I have always been interested in sport, an...

TomMMA‎, 01-31-2016 12:13 PM
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Smile Blackcore Edge Your diet should include a great deal of fresh

Blackcore Edge Your diet should include a great deal of fresh, whole foods as this will make it easier to boost muscle mass. Stay away from boxed and pre-packaged foods because these have a lot of chemicals, preservatives, and fillers which can decrease your immune system and cause disease....

Jameshinoj‎, 01-31-2016 11:56 PM
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NEED More customers?

Hi, if you are a personal trainer with a online program or if you have an e-book or anything else for sale, chances are that you could use more customers, right? Well, if so I can help you. Im a leading expert in lead generation and funnel creation and Im also a personal trainer and...

ThorReynisson‎, 01-31-2016 02:50 PM
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What does CPPS stand for?

Some guy on the Internet had cscs and cpps as his training credentials, I know cscs is a b.s. In Kinesiology, but what does cpps mean?

Ace Corona‎, 01-30-2016 08:45 PM
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Really frustrated.. Need some advice. PLEASE !

I am a 26yo male. I'm what you call skinny fat. I have a flabby stomach and I have love handles but I'm skinny everywhere else. I started a workout plan doing some high interval cardio training while also doing some compound Wright lifting workouts. I made progress, I started at 203 I am 184 now at...

AnthonyFazzini‎, 01-27-2016 12:25 AM
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Has anyone studied to be a personal trainer primarily for their own benefit?

In other words, you studied so you could learn to improve your own physique rather than to assist others? There's a lot of bro science out there and this seems like the best way to gather knowledge, to get a college degree in Kinesiology and get cscs certified.

Ace Corona‎, 01-29-2016 09:29 PM
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Looking for a trainer in metro Detroit

I'm looking for well versed strength coach in metro Detroit. Someone with enough experience that they can properly help me modify traditional strength programs to my capabilities. Does anyone have any recommendations? thank you

nicolol‎, 01-29-2016 11:19 AM
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Anyone know PT industry near Los Angeles????

I'm thinking about starting to work as PT near Los Angeles area. I have a 4 year degree, CPT and CSCS, and 10 months of experience training athlete population. Please share some information about the situation of PT industry specifically for Los Angeles area. I've read somewhere that big...

kwave90‎, 01-10-2016 08:01 AM
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Hi I have been given a card on completion of AHA HS course.Is it enough for ISSA cpr and aed certication .or do i need a certificate Help me

Karthikx6‎, 01-25-2016 11:05 AM
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What benefit does a masters degree in Kinesiology have over a bachelor's?

If I get a bachelor's degree I could get cscs certified, but if I got a masters degree what additional advantages would that give me?

Ace Corona‎, 01-21-2016 08:40 PM
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Arms Workout From a personal trainer


FitnessFriday‎, 01-27-2016 02:14 AM
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Training clients in their home vs training in your home

Which is more popular?

birdlegs‎, 01-24-2016 12:36 PM
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Smile Help with choosing online certification

Hello my name is Noelia I have been into fitness, weight lifting for 3-4 years. When I was at my best shape, i had family problems & i decided to start Truck driving. As many would know that was the biggest mistake i made for my body & mental growth. I have been a truck driver for almost 2...

sweetmeanella‎, 01-20-2016 09:32 AM
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The Fish Bowl Method: getting leads without actually being in the gym

While I have a Q&A thread in this forum that is going really well, I'm also putting together these business-building videos to help aspiring trainers increase their job security. The feeling of not knowing if you'll have enough clients isn't a good one at all and I'm aiming to help more and more...

2020Wellness‎, 01-26-2016 09:54 AM
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Business challenges facing PT's..?

I was just wondering what other Personal Trainers found were the greatest issues in growing, maintaining and managing their businesses? Do you have issues with marketing your brand, getting new clients? If you have a website or a mobile presence, how much do you pay for that, how useful has it...

Skywulf‎, 01-21-2016 08:54 AM
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Smile Starting a Powerlifting Class at my Gym

Just got hired at a Gold's Gym location, currently training for a powerlifting meet. Owner suggested that I start a powerlifting class, which I think would be awesome. I was thinking of doing 3 classes per week 1 focusing on the squat, 1 on the Bench, and 1 on the Deadlift. What do you guys think?

Andres1M‎, 01-25-2016 09:04 PM
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Question How to Get Hired as a Personal Trainer

I have just become an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, and I am on the job hunt for a position at a commercial gym as a trainer. I would love to hear from other trainers what their experiences were when they first started, how their job search went, tips and tricks in...

Andres1M‎, 01-13-2016 06:11 AM
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New to personal training and gym-going

I just had my first session/assessment with my personal trainer today. I at least need a few sessions to get me started, but I won't be able to afford having a session with him every time I want to go to the gym. My question is, should I do a couple weeks of sessions now then do everything on my...

lace333‎, 01-24-2016 03:13 PM
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Hi I have been given a card on completion of AHA HS course.Is it enough for ISSA cpr and aed certication .or do i need a certificate from AHA Help me

Karthikx6‎, 01-25-2016 10:45 AM
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