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    Small Gym Owners: a couple questions

    Hey guy's, been a while since I was on here. I have a few questions about starting up a private gym.

    1: When charging for pre-paid memberships, I know you are supposed to carry an insurance...
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    Know your basic anatomy (scientific names and...

    Know your basic anatomy (scientific names and locations of muscles and bones). I do not remember any origin/insertion questions on the exam. You will need to know agonist, synergist, and...
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    Well, I just took the NCCPT exam a couple weeks...

    Well, I just took the NCCPT exam a couple weeks ago. Our GM got all us signed up for the PT exam (through Smart Fitness University) because it was a cheaper route for them to pay for our CEUs.
    ...
  • I found my Jungle Gym XT on Amazon for $50 a...

    I found my Jungle Gym XT on Amazon for $50 a while back. And yes, I have had some [minimal] marketing issues and that's why I also have a TRX.
  • I use a set of Nautilus dial weights 5-52.5lbs...

    I use a set of Nautilus dial weights 5-52.5lbs and a Jungle Gym XT (suspension trainer).

    I've used TRX and Jungle Gym XT side by side and most of my clients liked the JGXT more...
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    First... ACE certifications are 20 ceu credits...

    First... ACE certifications are 20 ceu credits which are NOT credit hours for college. Most certifications are worth to colleges (that accept them) a tenth of the CEU value if you are lucky.

    The...
  • If she isn't with another trainer currently, and...

    If she isn't with another trainer currently, and isn't getting the results she wants then give here a quick consult...

    Many clients of mine have had other trainers before and many started off as...
  • I've been in this situation before with several...

    I've been in this situation before with several people at my gym. If you approach it right, you will end up with a client out of it.

    I would suggest that if you want to improve the situation,...
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    Starting off, get into a gym as an employed...

    Starting off, get into a gym as an employed trainer. That way you have an established (steady) income.

    Like Kyle said, do not rent... for a beginner it is a career death sentence. No clients...
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    Most of the time you have to learn to bite your...

    Most of the time you have to learn to bite your tongue and just explain that "no, those are not any better than a cheeseburger" and back up your statement with nutritional data. Some people will...
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    I have an entire group that barely speaks any...

    I have an entire group that barely speaks any English... It takes a lot of visual demonstration, hand signals, and Google Translate.

    Over the last few months, learning some of the language didn't...
  • One thing to do if they turn you down for "lack...

    One thing to do if they turn you down for "lack of experience" is to ask if they have any group exercise classes they need help teaching (most fitness facilities always are looking for new group...
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    I'm pretty sure required unpaid floor time is...

    I'm pretty sure required unpaid floor time is illegal... and anyways, that deal sucks.
  • A buddy and I got wildcards (hoping one other of...

    A buddy and I got wildcards (hoping one other of our team gets her wildcard so we can all go together), and are competing in the Dade City FL one two weeks before the toughest. Signed my death...
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    I actually use Skype when my experienced clients...

    I actually use Skype when my experienced clients go out of town. I send them with some basic (compact) equipment and guide them through a routine and check up on their diets, regiments, etc... ...
  • I always explain to friends that "If I were a...

    I always explain to friends that "If I were a lawyer, a cook, or a mechanic would you expect me to work for free? Heck, if I was a waiter at your table, would you not tip me?" We are professionals...
  • We have a powerplate in our gym. If you watch,...

    We have a powerplate in our gym. If you watch, there is the same few women that keep coming back on a regular basis... and they always use what is called the "back relaxer" pose (basically...
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    Not a Home gym, but this is where I train. See...

    Not a Home gym, but this is where I train.

    See the video tour

    http://www.franklinfitnesscenter.com/
  • Apex BodyBugg We use this at our gym for...

    Apex BodyBugg

    We use this at our gym for private, weight-loss, and athlete clients.

    The Bugg is a calorie counter (very accurate), and when plugged into the computer will transmit the data to...
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    I'll sell you an online certificate... just...

    I'll sell you an online certificate... just paypal me $50 and I'll email you a download you can print off...
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