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Question Looking for an old friend, Frank Hodge Cartersville, GA

Is Frank Hodge Cartersville, GA still around?

AbdelH2O‎, 03-07-2018 09:14 AM
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What I don't like about NASM, Looking for Alternitives.

I've been looking for PT certification as a 2nd job, hobby, retirement job. I took NASM's first two lessons free to try it out and also hired a NASM CPT for 10 lessons to see what they knew. What I didn't like about NASM is it was extremely strict and to the book about what you can suggest to your...

jwnova99‎, 02-25-2018 07:39 AM
03-05-2018, 10:38 AM Go to last post
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Training Studio For Sale - Great jump start for a trainer!

Hello, I'm reaching out to you as a fellow personal trainer and gym owner. I own Roseville Strength and Conditioning in Roseville, CA and have decided to sell it to travel out of the country with my better half. I wanted to let you know about it in case you were looking to move or expand into...

briangwaltney‎, 01-22-2018 02:48 PM
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Squishy muscles

So my Trainer was poking my muscle and said they are kind squishy. His muscles are rock hard and mine are hard but still kinda squishy. he is not sure why, i work out just as hard as him, i eat more portien then him. I have just as much streanghth and more bulk, he is 6% BF and i am 9%BF, we are...

Fankango‎, 01-13-2010 10:06 PM
02-22-2018, 12:48 AM Go to last post
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Personal trainer with degree in physical therapy

I'm currently a sophomore pursuing a dual-degree in Biology/Physical Therapy. My dream is to have an occupation similar to that of Jeff Cavaliere's from Athlean-X. He seems to be both a physical therapist but also trains athletes/clients. Is it possible with my degree, along with personal training...

konrad1198‎, 02-05-2018 12:52 PM
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ok I've been lifting for like two years now, I'm an mma fighter I'm 20 years old and in great shape. I'm 5'8 and 180 pounds, pretty muscular but not muscle bound... Well last week like tuesday I was kinda sick sore throat stuffy nose nothing too big... I shrugged it off stayed out late and had fun...

chupak‎, 04-10-2010 02:39 AM
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What do I need to know before I get into personal training.

Hello BBians, I have been studying plenty of books lately and have been feeding my hunger for knowledge in bodybuilding. With the knowledge i gained from reading these books I trained my self really hard and in a disciplined manner. The results were amazing. The results were better than the...

SyedZeeshan‎, 02-04-2018 10:42 AM
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Training clients on full body routines

How do you structure your weekly training sessions when training clients on a full body routine?

LTFPT33‎, 06-06-2013 08:45 PM
02-16-2018, 09:35 PM Go to last post
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Did your gym require training beyond a certification?

Hi everyone! I could really use some help with a project I am working on. I'm looking for a list of how much in-house training different gyms offer or require (beyond certification). Here's the basics I need: - The gym name - If you have to complete any in-house training before/after working...

DoorLamp‎, 02-02-2018 03:01 PM
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Training out of Luxury Apartments

I have begun training clients out of higher end apartment gyms this past year. Recently, I've been offered to train clients in group classes at a newer complex in my area. The company has another 2 or 3 complexes they've given me permission to train out of as well. By the way, I've only done 1-on-1...

Takeo5‎, 02-12-2018 11:33 PM
02-15-2018, 02:11 PM Go to last post
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Should I get personal training?

Sorry if this question has been repeated several times but I believe my situation is interesting. I'm very beginner to the gym and want a trainer to show me how to do different basic moves probably such as push-up, barbell squat, bench press, etc. Everyone in the Bay Area / San Francisco charges...

John61590‎, 01-15-2018 02:55 PM
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Question Where to find a squat coach?

Hey guys, I've been lifting for a few years now and I've always had trouble perfecting my squat. Any ideas of where to find a real squat coach in Rochester, NY? I'm trying to avoid random personal trainers from just random local gyms because I highly doubt many of them can accurately critique and...

Robilotti9‎, 02-06-2018 02:33 PM
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National Personal Training Institute

Does anybody on here know about it and know if the schooling is legit? It seems like a good setup bc it has 200 hrs in the gym as well at 300 in the classroom. The program also claims to have great job placement programs if I wasn't going to do my own business. If anybody can let me know about...

1handed87‎, 10-13-2009 12:07 PM
02-02-2018, 12:06 PM Go to last post
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Unhappy How to go about finding a good personal trainer (to teach me how to properly squat?)

I'm at my wits end on learning how to properly squat. I've read starting strength & COUNTLESS videos. I just can't seem to correct my bad squat. It's been about 6 months since I started learning barbell movements and I have them all down pretty decent besides the squat. I can bench press more than...

merl227‎, 02-01-2018 09:27 AM
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Smile What accessories help you give the best experience to your clients?

Hi everyone! After months of being a silent bystander I'm finally making my first post =-) I've been working as a PT now for just over 7 months and the growth in my client base has hit somewhat of a plateau. I want to invest in some accessories/ equipment to use with my clients in the gym to...

DavePT90‎, 01-28-2018 08:23 AM
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How long does it take to become a personal trainer

I'm considering it as a part time job and I just want to know

Jim101‎, 07-05-2011 12:31 PM
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Why do so many people hate working out?

Any theories? I'm sure that if you're on these boards, you love it. You love the feelings it gives you when you do it and the satisfaction you get when you see results. Why is it that so many people are the complete opposite? My personal theory: They don't know how to do it correctly. I...

Paul_Rockey‎, 07-12-2009 11:51 PM
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01-27-2018, 10:17 AM Go to last post
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Resources -Workout Logs

Any good free workout logs or training aids out there. has a customizable workout log that is not bad just wondering if you independant guys make your own or what?

conroeguy34‎, 12-28-2008 09:58 PM
01-25-2018, 05:51 PM Go to last post
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Free Practice tests for nsca cpt exam

I am studying for my cpt exam and trying to find a practice test to help prepare myself because I take the exam in a couple weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions of practice tests for the nsca cpt exam that are free and I don't have to pay? Any other resources would be appreciated. Thanks!

Gimptrainer16‎, 01-23-2018 02:59 PM
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Pararescue Training, anytips????

I just got a new client who is getting ready to go into the Air Force and is quiet determined to become one of the elite. He has set his goal on becoming a para rescue and i was wondering I anyone had some advise on what would be good training regiment for this young man who desires to serve his...

robertmmcgrew‎, 03-04-2010 07:54 PM
01-23-2018, 09:35 AM Go to last post
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Gym floor hours

Hi, I should be starting a new PT job with David Lloyd gym here in the UK but something I'm still confused about is the hours, they mentioned it'll be 40 hours per week, after a few months the hours will start dropping down. Something I'm utterly confused about is the pay structure, it's...

ohhimark‎, 01-22-2018 04:51 AM
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Anyone have ACE personal training manual that I could buy ASAP!

Looking for ACE training manual 3rd ed. and was seeing if I could buy it off somone if they could have it shipped out by OCT 19th

kjhaveri‎, 10-18-2009 06:36 PM
01-22-2018, 04:35 AM Go to last post
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Personal Trainer Spreadsheet

Does anyone use or have any good ideas on creating a spreadsheet to help speed up creating personal training plans? I was looking for something to help create drop down menus for Tempo/Reps/Exercise. Any advice would be welcome. Currently, I am doing it all manual and it seems to be time consuming....

mxp5714‎, 01-21-2018 07:02 AM
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CEU's at the Arnold Sports Festival?

I just wanted to let you know of a very interesting way to earn CEUs. If any of you have attended the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus Ohio before you know how many cool events there are. Now you can get 10 CEU's and a weekend wristband for less than $100! I just thought this was super cool and...

Lacymaq‎, 01-20-2018 12:28 PM
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American Red Cross CPR/AED ONLINE + CLASSROOM good for NASM?

or they have any cheaper option?? It cost $66.

xnbuce‎, 01-17-2018 04:44 PM
01-19-2018, 07:16 PM Go to last post
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