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Tidying up

Each Sunday I go through and clean the gym. First Sunday of each month is a thorough clean, moving racks and vacuuming under them and so on. Our "lockers" are the Ikea kallax shelves, cleaning there means taking all the gear out, wiping it down, putting the gear back in. Some people put the gear...

KyleAaron‎, 06-02-2018 07:37 PM
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Passed the NASM - (Experienced Trainers) What Would you do Next?

So, yesterday I passed the NASM exam. I am both relieved to be done with it and excited to transition into the fitness industry. From what I have gathered - most indicate that getting a job in a gym is the standard way to start, get a feel for everything and establish a client base. I am...

richardg6734‎, 05-26-2018 06:29 PM
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Lightbulb Trainer's Opinions Needed

First and foremost, I am not a trainer. I am a strongman competitor that works a 9-5 job. However, I wanted to understand and get some incite on what the journey is like to be a trainer. I ask because training a client is different than doing a low energy day job. What could be understood and...

kevins123‎, 05-26-2018 04:14 AM
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Do your muscles get stronger and biggee after a strain?

So believe it or not I strained my transverse (comment below if you want story or not). My question is simple and straight to the point, do your abdominals/rec/trans/obs/ster all get bigger and stronger after a strain?

GeneticMuscle‎, 05-25-2018 11:54 PM
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How much do PTs make outside my country ?

Hi there ! First of all I'm a Malaysian. Currently 23 . I've been training for about 5 years now. Competed in a couple of powerlifting meets and now , due to work restrictions I'm using calisthenic training to save time as well as to make my training more flexible. Anyways I've...

tohno‎, 05-25-2018 01:41 AM
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Outside Personal Trainer Allowed in Gym?

Hi, I am a personal trainer with a kinesiology honours degree. I run my own company, "Personal Trainer in Toronto PTinTO dot com. Some of my clients want training at the gym where I workout. They pay their membership fees. The trainers are my gym give me mean faces and are apparently pissed...

torontotrainer‎, 10-19-2009 10:35 AM
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Best Apps for personal trainers

I am currently a personal trainer at LA Fitness. This is not my ideal place to train but it is my best option right now for where I live and lack of business knowledge to go out on my own. Im looking for a website and app that I can use to build and send workouts to my clients. There are so many...

btvs23‎, 02-04-2018 12:38 PM
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I'm going to be enrolling in a class to take one of these exams. Which should I take? Which is better?

GetHuge50‎, 01-15-2011 05:13 PM
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Best recurring billing merchant/gateway provider?

Best recurring billing merchant? I've used Authorize since 2014 after having problems with Intuit. I have all clients on 28 day billing cycles. Want to compare fees with other places. Intuit had coding messed up where it wasn't allowing me to set up auto billing cycles and it literally took them...

CharlottePT‎, 01-24-2018 04:33 AM
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Question YMCA Pay Structure for Trainers?

Does anyone have experience of the pay structure for personal trainers that work at the YMCA?

bluebarbell‎, 05-17-2018 03:29 AM
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Has Anyone tried any shavershian fitness diet?

Im looking for a trainer that could do a diet for me, since im stuck with my progress, the thing is, that i've seen a lot of trainers but they charge like crazy ammounts, and i've seen that said shavershian (i know he is zyzz's brother) has a 12 week shred program that is 50€, and thats really...

Osiris95‎, 05-21-2018 06:12 AM
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Personal Trainer Job Opportunity Overseas

Hi everyone, My name is Angie. I've been living in the Middle East: Doha, Qatar for a bit over 5 years. I moved here from Montreal, Canada because my husband obtained a job with Qatar's National Airline. I'm currently working for a Fitness & Sports Consultation Company; DOHA COACH which...

angela2241‎, 05-17-2018 08:22 AM
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Post Becoming a personal trainer, Ireland

I'm 16years of age in 5th year and I turn 17 next year March 19th. I have a really devout passion for fitness and health and I want to be a 1on1, 1on2 personal trainer. Basically, my question is, where do I start and what can I do right now? What course should I take, can I even start a course now...

Feetnesss‎, 05-17-2018 02:48 AM
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First day as a PT, what was it like?

Hi, I'm hopefully starting my first job as a personal trainer in a commercial gym but a little nervous on the first few days, at least in an office job you can crack on with whatever software you're working with and look busy but as a PT I don't want to be walking around like a headless chicken,...

ohhimark‎, 01-20-2018 10:28 AM
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Which cert is the best

Hey guys how are you doing all I’m looking for a certficate that have a lot information for nutrition and excersies , it’s more in depth for bodybuilding, so which one the best i’m thinking about issa Any idea ??

abodii‎, 05-14-2018 08:11 PM
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Question Fitness Mentors for ACE Good?

Has anyone bought Fitness Mentors ACE study guide and audio lectures? I know FM is mainly focused on NASM but was wondering if people bought the ACE lectures and study guide. Is the ACE version good or bad?

bluebarbell‎, 05-10-2018 01:51 AM
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Tips for NASM CPT test?

My Uncle is trying to get certified throught the NASM, but he's having trouble studying. For what reason I have no idea, but does anybody have any studying tricks or advice so that he can pass the test? Is there an easy to understand guide he can refer to?

SuperNaturalPat‎, 11-11-2011 03:24 PM
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Has anyone had clients invest in their own gym?

I was recently told by two clients of mine they would be willing to invest in a small personal training gym if I decided to open one. (These are people who do extremely well for themselves.) Space would be no more than 2,000 square feet. Have any of you had a client invest in your fitness...

Takeo5‎, 05-12-2018 09:17 PM
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Trouble training Indian clients.

I hate to create this topic but I'm feeling pretty desperate. My gym is still in the New Years resolution rush and I'm getting waves of Indian clients. You'd think this wouldn't matter but it seems they all share similar traits which is making training them problematic. 1.They have extremely...

Borschtbeet‎, 03-02-2012 05:03 AM
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HELP! How long for muscle memory to work?

I had to have an emergency appendectomy a week ago and I have to wait another week until I can't start lifting again with LIGHT weights. I've been training for about 2.5 years and weighed around 166 before I had surgery. I have lost approximately 6-8 pounds and half an inch off my arms since the...

mikeg165‎, 05-10-2018 07:36 AM
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Selling Packages, No Shows, Payment Tracking, Etc! [Self Employed]

I have used the same system for years but it needs a change. I was just wondering how you guys are running things. Right now I am only accepting people who want to train for at least 3 months but I take weekly payments. I am accepting like 3 different forms of payment and it is getting hard...

Thehumancrane‎, 05-01-2018 12:05 PM
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Independent contractor and tax questions

So I've been training at this private studio for a little over a month now and love it. For my qualifications, I definitely feel a little underpaid but I need more experience and so I swallowed that pill. The place has state of the art equipment and I literally don't have to do anything to...

SkinnyBeast24‎, 04-17-2018 07:14 PM
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Client feels nauseous after push ups and planks

This is a first for me. I've had clients feel nauseous from a tough leg day, or conditioning workouts. Never from doing push ups or planks. Pretty much any time he's in that type of position he'll feel it come up. I'm not having him go real hard either. It usually occurs mid set. It's a gentleman...

Takeo5‎, 04-26-2018 09:56 AM
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Easiest and quickest personal trainer cert to obtain?

Don't worry- I am not wanting to become a personal trainer. But I saw an ad for a new fad called stretch therapy and it requires a CPT or massage cert. It is very basic anatomy and they have already trained me. Their company requires a cert for appearance. Which CPT is the easiest/quickest to...

bodybuilding506‎, 04-27-2018 01:13 AM
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Muscle imbalance - What to do?

Hey:) Im looking For some advice for mucle imbalance, Pretty much my entire right side is smaller Than my left side. During training i Feel A Way better pump in my left side. Obviously it is very frustrating. I have tried focusing om form, but it did Not help. Any tips or advice?

SamuelLangdahl‎, 03-23-2018 12:31 AM
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