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Arrow Best online personal trainer certification

Do you know a good certification for personal trainers, fitness or bodybuilding online? I want to get a certification, but I live in Venezuela and we don't have any institution which prepares personal trainers, so I decided to look for the best online certification. I've heard about ISSA and...

oliver241280‎, 01-27-2010 09:36 AM
08-07-2014, 12:58 PM Go to last post
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Internships?

I was reading about Cressey performance internship and thought this looks a great idea even though I'm from the UK. Has anyone got any experience of this or any similar? I had a look online for any within the UK but none from what I seen looked half as good as this. If so, what was your...

ritchie684‎, 08-07-2014 05:05 AM
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MyFitnessPal greatly overestimates how many calories are burned in a workout, right?

I completed an hour of cardio today, 30 minutes on the elliptical at 8 resistance and 30 minutes jogging on the treadmill directly after at 5.5 speed, 0 incline. MyFitnessPal estimates that I burned 600 calories. However, from what I've heard, it's not possible to burn that many calories in that...

TrainBetter‎, 08-01-2014 11:57 PM
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Ideas to help attract females to a gym that had a meathead culture in the past REPS

Hey folks, I'm doing some marketing and management for a large scale gym who is really looking to grow its female base. Back in the day it was a hardcore bb'ing gym with a very very bad stigma attached to it. It had a strong association with obnoxious gear using meatheads and women stayed far...

PerFit‎, 07-29-2014 10:13 PM
08-06-2014, 06:29 PM Go to last post
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Help with my Belly...

I am a skinny person but I have belly, that I can do to lower it, thanks

luis0623‎, 08-06-2014 03:56 AM
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First 2 Weeks as Personal Trainer... Questions

OK so I have just finished my 2nd week as a personal trainer, and so far these have been my results, strategies as well as some major questions for those more experienced than I. I am starting out at a small 24 hr. gym with approx 600 members, but realistically maybe 150-200 active members. I...

DocHollidy‎, 08-04-2014 03:51 AM
08-06-2014, 08:26 AM Go to last post
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Question Personal Trainer Pricing Help

Hey Guys, I' new here and have been taking in all the great advise from the members, but have not come across this problem here so hope you guys can help. Sorry if this has been covered before. I am doing a personal trainer course, and am trying to prepare in advance so I can "hit the...

TheYamin‎, 07-27-2014 08:13 AM
08-05-2014, 12:11 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
08-05-2014, 09:38 AM Go to last post
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NASM HELP!! GTFIH if you've ben recently certified.

Hey guys. I got certified by mms back in 2011, now my cert is totally expired and I have to go through the process again. Howver all of the study materials I purchased (800$ dollars worth) Is out of date, I guess I need version 4.0? Does anyone have any idea where I can find or download study...

tjsage‎, 08-04-2014 11:05 AM
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NPTI in comparrison to regular certification?

So these days theres a million different ways to get certified but what is the best? NPTI offers hands on training and in my opinion puts a much better trainer out there. What are your opinons? Looking for answers from people who do the hiring not people who are looking to get hired.

swalderson‎, 08-02-2014 07:30 AM
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What is your reading list consisting of?

I'm always reading up on blogs and books to further educate myself or get ideas for personal training. I was wondering what everyone else is reading currently. For blogs I have been following Tony Gentilcore, Eric Cressey, Bret Contreras, Dean Somerset....yeah, I know they all shill each...

apickcft‎, 08-01-2014 12:41 PM
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getting personal trainer job after passing Nasm

Hello, I am about ready to take my NASM. I am confident I will pass. Thing is in this economy which they say is improving whats the chance of getting a personal trainer job in a gym like 24hr fitness etc. Hope I can get something putting all this work in. Thanks for any info

bigrayjr‎, 01-25-2013 06:51 PM
07-31-2014, 07:40 PM Go to last post
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What do you find the hardest part of being a Personal Trainer?

Hey guys I'm interested to here what you people find to be the hardest part of being a PT? Aside from dealing with difficult client personalities, looking for more specific issues such as cancellations etc. and how you work to solve it. This way we might be able to help each other when facing...

HiiiPow3r‎, 07-30-2014 05:25 PM
07-30-2014, 10:53 PM Go to last post
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Online PTs... Whats your conversion rate for your sales page ?

I have started a website for blogging about fitness 2 months ago and I recently setup a sales page (landing page) to sell my services ($98) for 3 months programs. I get emails asking about the service but no sales so far. What conversion rate do u guys have ? 1 sale for 100 pages views ? less...

Finnegan Bell‎, 07-30-2014 11:58 AM
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Question Rate my business name

Hey guys! I am looking for some honest feedback on a business name. My last name if Filtness so everyone keeps telling me that I need to somehow use it in the business name. Was thinking of calling it 'Filtness Fit' but not sure how it would work out. Any feedback positive or negative...

JackFilt‎, 07-24-2014 10:06 AM
07-30-2014, 04:31 PM Go to last post
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Question for my other NASM trainers

Recently in NASM's The Training Edge magazine, I noticed they had an article called 5 Training Myths Debunked. While this isn't anything odd, I found that the 4th myth they supposedly debunked was a contraindication of what is taught in the CPT literature. This is straight from the magazine,...

Footballa_19‎, 07-25-2014 02:28 PM
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How helpful is the NASM Study Guide?

How useful is the study guide posted on their website? (nasm . org/personal-trainer/exam-prep/cpt-study-guide) ***i had to put spaces between "nasm" and "." and "org" because I don't have 50 posts yet and can't post URLs*** If I follow their study guide and the tips from the main NASM sticky...

MyronGainez‎, 07-29-2014 09:54 AM
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Exclamation 16 and gainer??? Help!!

Hello im 16 years old and 59kg/130lbs and im 1.77meters/5.96 feet and i also have a fast metabolism. I wanna buy a weight gainer (Dymatize Super Mass Gainer 12lb Vanilla) and i wanna take it once after a workout(3-4 times a week). And if i take it i would take 1/2 - 3/4 a serving. If i take it,...

lunacys123‎, 07-26-2014 09:38 PM
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Is there such a thing as an Apprenticeship for a CPT?

I just got my CPT from NCSF a week ago, but obviously don't know the first thing about the "business" itself. I've been around lifting and gyms for a few years and have a fair knowledge about it, but I'd love to have someone who has the ACTUAL experience and understanding of how it all works teach...

caesarstud84‎, 07-25-2014 06:56 AM
07-30-2014, 07:13 AM Go to last post
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Any Trainers actually using Goniometrics?

see title. Currently studying for the NASM CES, and going through the goniometric training. Don't get me wrong it interesting to know, but sometimes I feel like NASM is trying to make us PTA's instead of Personal Trainers. Are there Trainers out there taking time out of sessions to prop a client...

Footballa_19‎, 07-30-2014 06:59 AM
07-30-2014, 07:04 AM Go to last post
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Personal Trainers in Beijing/Hong Kong???

I am looking for personal trainers in Beijing or Hong Kong. I keep traveling back and forth. I need to bulk up in 3 months. So someone who can help me achieve this. Thank you D

darshandayal‎, 06-26-2014 10:33 AM
07-30-2014, 01:57 AM Go to last post
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Workout Interview with Fitness Manager tomorrow--Help!!

Good morning! I recently received my NASM certification and am trying to get in at a big gym for more experience (Been lifting/working out for the past decade, and have been shadowing the owner of a boutique gym for the past 6 months). I had my first interview and was called today to come in...

Joydle‎, 07-29-2014 10:05 AM
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Beverage Coolers In Personal Training Studio

Anyone here own or manage a studio and have a well stocked beverage cooler? Im considering bringing one in, but not really finding local distributors with a good selection. I know I can go through Europa, but have read that local distributors can usually beat their prices. Any info would be very...

a7stringkilla‎, 07-29-2014 06:06 PM
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Recently certified and trying to get my foot in the door

I don't have any personal training experience, except for 1 year of weight lifting. I'm trying to get hired at Equinox and eventually I want to make it out on my own as a freelance personal trainer. These are my highlights: * ISSA CPT certified * First Aid/CPR/AED certified * Nearly 2 years...

jimftc‎, 06-25-2014 08:04 PM
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Question for Female Trainers

I had my first of 2 free sessions with a 20 something female trainer whose quite pretty. She recommended a particular brand of protein bar to me. I asked her what her favorite flavor is. (Yes, I'm getting to the question) I see her again next week. I feel odd for taking her time with the free...

DynaFXD03‎, 07-23-2014 12:49 PM
07-29-2014, 01:31 PM Go to last post
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