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    This. Too bad if it comes out of his paycheck. ...

    This. Too bad if it comes out of his paycheck. I'd also ask for another trainer and demand the sessions that you have a signed contract for. Or they can cancel the whole thing, either way works...
  • Chicken Deli at Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton. ...

    Chicken Deli at Mt. Pleasant and Eglinton. Literally felt like a piece of meat in there but women are MUCH older.

    Crocodile Rock downtown (if it is still open). That place was cougar heaven...
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    Former manager of scummy chain gym checking in. ...

    Former manager of scummy chain gym checking in. My chain was the worst in Toronto for scamming members and PT clients into contracts. They once tried to pressure me into signing up a mentally...
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    Remember that CrossFit is a brand name, not a...

    Remember that CrossFit is a brand name, not a form of exercise. A thruster can also be called a push press or a couple of other things. They just use that name for their workout vernacular.
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    The other thing would be to make sure that your...

    The other thing would be to make sure that your trainer emulates what you want to do and trains others for it before hiring them. For example, a thruster is typically a CrossFit movement, so you...
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    Every trainer has their process, and if he was...

    Every trainer has their process, and if he was relatively new with you then cut him some slack. I'd never start anyone off with a true 1RM and typically use 8RM to get a general baseline for...
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    One thing to remember is that your body doesn't...

    One thing to remember is that your body doesn't care what weighs 10 pounds and what weighs 20, it cares about how hard it is to complete the movement and how much effort it requires. That is more...
  • There is piles of free information available to...

    There is piles of free information available to you on this very site and dozens of others, including free online support groups - if you want to actually go through it and do the research. Why not...
  • What type of job do you do? I'm sure you would...

    What type of job do you do? I'm sure you would love to do it for free for 60 days, so whatever service you provide then you can exchange it.
  • I'll not echo what others have told you but most...

    I'll not echo what others have told you but most of it is accurate unfortunately. However, if you simply adjust your approach a bit you can stop wasting your time, actually help people for the time...
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    Definitely mornings - if your boot camp is an...

    Definitely mornings - if your boot camp is an hour or 45 minutes then shoot for 9, 10 and 11 if you can get the numbers. That means you get the early risers as well as the people who like to sleep...
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    It was a simple question. If you're asking other...

    It was a simple question. If you're asking other trainers for advice purely on sales on a board designed for trainers you might want to expect that you get asked if you're qualified. If a...
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    So are you going into training because you want...

    So are you going into training because you want to sell people training, or because you actually want to train people? Do you have any background or education in fitness and health? Certification?
  • Every trainer can and should take continuing...

    Every trainer can and should take continuing education beyond their original certification and higher education. In fact, every certifying agency requires you to take CEC's to keep it current, just...
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    If you delve a little deeper you'll find that...

    If you delve a little deeper you'll find that he's also charging about $40 a session for at home training in a large city - an undercutting pricing model designed to gain business through volume in a...
  • Like any other job, it simply takes hard work and...

    Like any other job, it simply takes hard work and application of the craft consistently. There are also a ton of other soft skills that you can learn in order to make your life easier such as sales,...
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    As usual, Ramsden started a thread based on his...

    As usual, Ramsden started a thread based on his opinion and when his opinion was challenged he decided to try everything he could to say that whomever challenged his opinion was wrong. This seems to...
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    Having a degree of any type means that the person...

    Having a degree of any type means that the person can pursue post graduate schooling (and is generally more likely to gain decent employment period no matter what the field), hence the term "opens a...
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    A chain gym in the US isn't going to really care...

    A chain gym in the US isn't going to really care about your certification, they would probably be more excited to have you there to market as an "international trainer". If you're personable and can...
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    Having a degree of any type is never a waste of...

    Having a degree of any type is never a waste of time, and since you're just starting out it's better that you focus on something that you're interested in. Having a degree in Kin or Exercise Phys...
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