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Anyone taken the NASM FNS test?

Just wondering how hard it is.

xxsenix‎, 02-22-2012 08:50 PM
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Thumbs up ACTION Personal Training Certification Program

Has anyone done this program yet?? Its relitively new && its a free exam plus they give you the 300 page online book for study! I'm just curious what others think about the program, what to study for, how is the exam (detailed or more general questions)? If anyone can offer some insight it would...

roachie2027‎, 10-21-2013 08:33 AM
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What to bring for a PT session? Notebook or iPad?

For trainers now, what is best to bring for my first PT training session? Should I bring a notepad with my client? Or an iPad? What looks more professional?

jerzyfit‎, 04-19-2016 03:04 PM
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Insights from a Virgin Active trainer

This article by a new trainer is interesting for anyone looking for work and wondering how things are organised. He describes his previous experience, and the group interview ("if shipwrecked on a desert island..." silliness courtesy of HR geniuses), and thn says, "All new instructors are...

KyleAaron‎, 04-20-2016 02:17 AM
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Preparing for ACE Exam -

Hello, I am currently studying for the ACE Personal Trainer Cert and have a target exam date of August 27th. I am getting deeper into the materials and was hoping for some advice on how/what to study. I'm not looking for an easy way out, just want to be sure I am allocating the proper amount of...

crys19826‎, 04-19-2016 10:00 AM
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Assessment workout for new gym members

Hello, I'm trying to get some clients by doing the free new member PT session. What kind of workout should this be for the sell? A type of superset/HIIT training with a combination or stretching and body weight movements? Obviously I want to do this to help the people, but to help them, I need...

jerzyfit‎, 04-18-2016 02:05 PM
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Opening a Gym

Excuse me if this isn't the proper section for this post. I'm currently active in the army and when I get out I want to open my own gym. I'm looking for any suggestions from anyone who has or has knowledge in running a gym. What should I expect when starting up...etc?

buccm09‎, 12-24-2015 03:53 AM
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Poll Poll: The future personal trainer?

Would anybody be interested in a product that aided you in evening out your arms ( or helped you manage them), while also giving you an in depth look at muscles and which workouts work best for you? That would connect with an app that would keep detailed graphs to show you your progress and digress...

xavjordandavis‎, 04-18-2016 09:33 AM
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HyperLordozis fix

So I m asking You guys who HAVE already fixed anterior pelvic tilt to neutral position. I have read a lot. I m full of waiting to get simple workout plan for long or short run Thanks so much.

AlNamry‎, 04-18-2016 06:56 AM
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Single Leg Deadlift- Muscle compensation

Hey folks, Been trying to cue a client correctly here, but with issues. When I get them to perform a Single-Leg Deadlift, the free leg ends up externally rotating and their hips cheat out. All perhaps suggesting their hamstrings and hips are too tight. When I get them to extend their leg...

earthwormjames‎, 04-16-2016 06:50 AM
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How 24 hour Fitness pays their trainers 2016

I am posting this to let people know how 24 hour fitness pays their personal trainers, and how they are screwing new trainers out of decent pay Starting in late 2015, 24 Hour Fitness changed their compensation plan. The OLD compensation plan was: 20 percent commission on sales, hourly rate...

Manstrife‎, 02-23-2016 12:31 PM
04-17-2016, 09:03 PM Go to last post
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Personal training interview today: what to wear?

I was thinking a sweater, button down underneath, nice jeans, and dress shoes. Is this okay for a gym interview? Or should I wear a suit?

jerzyfit‎, 04-14-2016 09:17 AM
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I am a new resident in US , and I want to know how I can be personal trainer ?

Hello guys I came to US just from 1 month . I hope to be personal trainer in the future , but I don`t know how , when and where !? hope you help me with any Information Put me in the first step thanks

YoussefYoussef‎, 04-17-2016 03:07 PM
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Need advice for what PT certification to go for

I am a sophomore in college majoring in Kinesiology and wanting to go into Strength & Conditioning. I plan on getting the NSCA's CSCS certification once I get my Bachelor's before I move onto grad school. However, I want to start doing some personal training at my University's gym, but I need a...

PicsWontLoad‎, 04-17-2016 02:59 PM
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Starting my fitness page

Hello everybody, I'm Martin Jędrzejewski and I'm starting my fitness page on FB and YouTube channel, all about fitness. What do you guys think about the name, should it be Martin Fitness or maybe just my whole name? Could you help me with the logo of my page or do you know anyone who will help me...

Martinnn007‎, 04-16-2016 11:28 AM
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In Your Opinion- What is the Best Way to Organize Clientele Progression?

Basically, how to do you organize your clients training, progression, schedules, results, etc. What programs do you use? Do you also have both electronic and hard copies of everything? Just curious

DeadlyStriker‎, 04-04-2016 01:48 PM
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Looking into a PT course

Il start by saying i really am interested in this as a career. To help others and motivate myself to keep bettering myself both physical I ally and mentally. I am not looking to be a BS trainer and just act as a robot salesman. I want a real in depth course that will teach me how to help people...

TylerB0713‎, 03-25-2016 11:31 PM
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personal training jobs using the rental system (sydney)

What are the benefits to working as a personal trainer using the rent system versus working as a personal trainer getting paid an hourly rate? I'm a university student studying exercise science and a newly qualified PT looking for a PT job to work 15-20 hours a week but i've only been applying...

PovertyLifter‎, 04-10-2016 04:18 AM
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What To Do Misc? I Need Advice on Becoming a Personal Trainer....

Hi, I'm getting my certification with NSCA and I have a BS in Exercise Science. I have no experience on my resume, but I have experience working out and working out other people. I have no problem creating programs for people and putting them through a workout. I wanted to become personal...

WhatToDoMisc‎, 04-11-2016 08:13 AM
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Stretching morbidly obese client

Hey guys. So I have a new client who has been ordered by her doctor to work with me On a full program of light strength training, walking/biking at 55% of max HR, and mobility/flexibility. She has a long road ahead as she's 5'6" and weighs nearly 300 lbs. The primary goal is weight loss and...

Jenc1125‎, 04-13-2011 08:41 AM
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UK - Best Route for Funded Personal Training Certificate?

Hi, I'm from London and I've finished my A Levels the summer before last, started uni but I totally picked the wrong degree, I should've gone the personal trainer route straight away but I'm pursuing it now and really need your advice. As I've left school I have very little money so ideally want...

6weeksillbready‎, 02-13-2011 03:18 PM
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24 Hour Fitness Personal Trainers

I've heard that they've changed their pay structure in 2016: 30% of sale for hourly rate. 20% of sale for commission. Minimum wage for floor hours, but $9 is deducted from your commission for every hour that you're out on the floor (called a $9 productivity threshold). Questions: 1. How...

mjcox13‎, 03-31-2016 06:52 PM
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Online fitness coach - any luck?

Just wondering if anyone does online fitness coaching. How did you start? Were you successful?

jdowneymafc‎, 04-08-2016 11:56 AM
04-12-2016, 05:23 PM Go to last post
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Need a simple question answered please

I'm sorry if this is not the right section but i would like to hear from personal trainers. i actually made this account for this question. One of the guys i work with is a PT so when it comes to fitness and nutrition, he should know what he's talking about. Except there's one thing that...

SteveFreeman‎, 04-08-2016 08:29 AM
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Training an awesomely fit pregnant woman who loves crossfit!

Hey there! I'm a new personal trainer. I have a few clients already and they range from ages 19 to 92! One of my coworkers, she works in membership, wants me to train her. She is entering her third trimester of pregnancy and she loves crossfit and just loves intense work outs. I'm nervous because...

duhhashleigh‎, 04-08-2016 10:26 AM
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