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thinking about moving to colorado springs

anyone in the colorado springs area know of any gyms that hand you clients, and where you dont have to do sales?

BC02‎, 05-27-2014 10:13 PM
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book recomendations

I Just finished reading and would like to recommend the book "Bioenergetics Primer for Exercise Science (Primers in Exercise Science)" I Know we are personal trainers and can only give guidelines for eating and not prescribe diet plans. But in my opinion most of the certs don't cover how the...

Latcat‎, 05-27-2014 12:55 PM
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Exclamation To Alan Aragon: Career Question!

This is for Alan Aragon, but anyone can answer who has been through the ins-and-outs of the fitness career path. Question: If you knew what you know now (about fitness in the real-world) back when you started... what would you do differently? It could be anything from "skipping the years of...

Trevor1900‎, 03-06-2011 02:09 PM
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Measure Your Clients' Force and Acceleration - Vote for my startup

Some friends and I came up with an idea for a fitness product that will measure speed, direction, and force. It can be strapped onto your barbell, pad, or any other equipment you use in order to track your performance and train efficiently. We've entered it into a startup contest and need votes so...

ForeverMerlin‎, 05-24-2014 08:57 PM
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Resistance Training

Hello guys, I am 23 and my growth not normal, reading online articles I think its growth problem. I read somewhere that resistance can get you grow well. So I need a trainer to advice me over all and give me a plan for resistance exercise plus the meal plan too. PLEASE RECOMMEND ME SOME.

jamesollor‎, 05-22-2014 08:34 AM
05-24-2014, 06:04 PM Go to last post
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Suggestions for long distance learning courses.

Hi. I'm looking for advice on long distance learning courses for a diploma in Exercise and Fitness or other qualification that will enable me to be a personal trainer. I am British, currently in Kuala Lumpur but moving to Beijing in July. The head of the PE dept (has Canadian degree in PE) at the...

MsChievous‎, 05-22-2014 03:28 AM
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Type 2 Diabetic Client Struggling to lose weight

Hi! I am hoping to get some feedback on a client that I have been working with for ~1 month. He is a 40 year old male. He has Type 2 diabetes, and is approximately 30 pounds overweight. He's had diabetes for 8 years. He has been trying to lose weight off and on for about 4 years now. He had another...

hayjhamilton‎, 05-22-2014 10:17 PM
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3 Personal Trainer Beta Testers Needed: Scheduling Software

Hey guys, Looking for beta testers for my new software http://schedulefit.com. Which handles all the issues trainers have with scheduling appointments with their clients. Would love to have some trainers in here to test it out/make suggestions. You will get the program free of course. We're...

Overbech‎, 05-18-2014 05:00 PM
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Cool New to San Diego, considering acquiring my personal trainer cert...

I was looking at going through ACSM for my personal trainer cert, no gym in particular I was eying (24 hr fitness looks attractive because of the fact its 24 hrs so I figured more potential for money as it offers 24hr availability.) Obviously , as research as shown the optimal and most...

brandonhobbs509‎, 05-12-2014 12:54 AM
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Pre choreographed group fitness class for exam

Does anyone know where to find pre choreographed fitness classes with music for free? I have to instruct a choreographed group fitness class for 5 minutes to music as one of my exams. I'm thinking of doing a les mils bodypump class or something however it costs money and the videos that I find the...

Eggsplosion‎, 05-23-2014 01:53 PM
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Questions on starting up a PT suspension training business

I recently got qualified to teach others how to properly use the TRX and am thinking about starting up my own part time venture as a personal trainer specializing in TRX training. My question to the seasoned professionals here...is specializing in TRX a good thing (or not)? Interested in hearing...

fitnessfoodme‎, 05-21-2014 12:59 PM
05-22-2014, 09:46 PM Go to last post
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Free helpfull Ipad/Iphon apps?

I plan on using a Ipad, I was wondering what apps you guys found useful for training clients.

kinggrant‎, 05-22-2014 02:45 PM
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ACE cert class?

So there's a class at my local community college, it prepares you to take the ACE cert. I can also buy the book and just study for it on my own. I would be able to get FAFSA money to basically pay for the class plus more, at least I think I'll get the money, don't see why I wouldn't. So, would...

Thatguy083‎, 05-19-2014 07:15 PM
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Need help with ACSM exam!

Hello it's my first certification and im having trouble disciplining myself to stay in the books i think it would be easier to work with someone. anyone have any suggestions on how i can study for this. When i first started studying i overloaded myself in the anatomy with to much information. ...

Sjclang‎, 02-26-2012 10:06 PM
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Question UK PT certification

Hey Guys. I want to get my qualification for PT, or at least Gym Instructor for a start in London, UK. Do you have any experience with local training academies, which are most recognized or which provide fastest courses? I did my own research but there is a lot of it. I know which certificates...

kingspack‎, 05-12-2014 09:30 AM
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need advice on job choice dilemma.

Ok, so i got certified through NASM about a month ago, Interviewed with a Anytime fitness franchise and a corporate one. My career plan is too work at a commercial gym for however long before going independent. I have a gym picked out that i want to go independent too,anytime fitness franchise gym...

aberg225‎, 05-17-2014 04:18 PM
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Compounds for everyone

So I am a big fan of the old school approach to training. Not into fancy equipment (which my gym lacks anyways)...I really like programs such as allpros starting strength 5x5 etc....question is, who should not be doing compound lifts...I feel like no matter what the goal is, there should be mostly...

STT816‎, 05-19-2014 02:02 PM
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Muscle Building With Maxman

Trying to gain weight you have the lotto results try this try all three maxman at the same time and see how I results go now if you feel like you're getting too bloated or your call or Julie gaining too much back then take one now gain key take it out and so you find combination that works really...

joydburgess‎, 05-20-2014 11:52 PM
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Anyone in San Jose Wanna Do a Cooking Demo July 12-13?

Hey, Any trainers up in the San Jose area want to be considered to do a cooking demo for 30-45 minutes at TheFitExpo - Northern California?

MBerma‎, 05-19-2014 10:39 PM
05-20-2014, 05:19 PM Go to last post
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Anyone have a Spreadsheet of exercises? Database style

I'm trying to come up with an organized method of storing exercises by category....plyo, abs, triceps, chest, total body, sandbag, circuits, etc... I just don't like any of the spreadsheets I'm coming up with. I've also stored them in notepad files and keep adding to them but in all honesty i...

CharlottePT‎, 05-18-2014 12:38 PM
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Dangerous Diet Advice: Man Dies after taking Advice from Army Recruiters

http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/health/2011/03/30/dnt.dieted.to.death.wjw VERMILION, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio coroner says a man who lost about 85 pounds in less than four months to join the Army has died of diet-related causes. The mother of 20-year-old Glenni "Glenn" Wilsey V, of Vermilion...

askthetrainer‎, 04-09-2011 11:42 PM
05-18-2014, 06:32 PM Go to last post
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Post Guys, help me get started on PT please (Education/Advertising)

Hello, I've been lifting seriously* for 2 years making shocking progress. I've noticed couple people are being attracted to what I do, and I truly love helping people reach at least their health and fitness goals(including body comp). In fact I am willing to do ~500hrs(of my time, which can...

SouljaJoe010‎, 05-14-2014 04:35 PM
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Group Personal Training Help

Hey all! Starting this summer, I am thinking about offering group personal training sessions. I'll have 5 clients to work with (all at once) for an hour. Does anyone have any experience with this? It will be brand new to me, so I'm looking for help/tips on how to tend to everyone equally for...

Goose102‎, 05-01-2014 06:44 PM
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etiquette among co-workers

Hello! I've been a long time reader of the site, in general, but have never posted in the forum until now. I have a question about co-worker etiquette among personal fitness instructors. Quick background, I used to be an ACSM certified personal trainer, my bachelors degree is in exercise science....

danceforfit‎, 05-15-2014 01:32 PM
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Any good posterior tibialis stretches any of you recommend?

I've been searching for a good one. It's tough to stretch, and the ones on youtube are meh. The best puts your knee in a fairly stressful situation so figured someone here may have a a good one. Thanks!

Craigy‎, 05-16-2014 11:06 AM
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