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The Functional Movement Screen & Y Balance Test for Improved Personal Training

The FMS Screen and Y- Balance Tests are an effective method for determining faulty movement patterns that lead to injury. After conducting the screen, a personal trainer can learn determine which corrective exercises are helpful for improving a movement pattern. For example is a client has had...

maximusr86‎, 06-27-2017 12:12 PM
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AUSTRALIAN PTs... need advice regarding furthering education

My girlfriend has just finished her cert3/4 for personal training. However, she is very interested in the nutrition aspect of things. She has a great physique and really knows what she's doing in the gym as well as with her diet and wants to be able to help her clients more with the diet side of...

ModernLifeIsWar‎, 07-07-2017 10:31 AM
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Moved: Help with Harder muscles

stevo012‎, 07-05-2017 09:44 PM
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NASM Certification how long?

An average how long did it take you to complete the test to get certified? Are there only scheduled days for the exam?

DoWork‎, 07-26-2008 12:54 AM
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NASM- Recertification I need help!

Hey Everyone! I am a NASM-CPT and i'm looking to do another course so i can recertify this next year. The problem? I'm living overseas (in DK to be exact) and I hold the NASM international CPT. I've researched hours into this and i'm coming up short. I want to recertify but most certs are...

rainbowbow‎, 06-23-2017 07:02 AM
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Exclamation Reps level 3 PT exam theory help!!!

Hey guys, I've failed my level three personal training exam twice,when my tutor asks me questions I can answer them no problem but for some reason I can't on paper during exam condition. What can I do as I have to pay to go down to Leeds to take it???? !!!

Chrismason96‎, 07-02-2017 03:39 PM
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Need life advice about part time personal training brahs

So lets start with a little about me. I work full time at Costco wholesale, I have no college credits, I have 2 kids (age 2&5) and married, And I need more money. I have been consistently lifting at least 3-5 times a week. A true passion of mine. I need advice on part time personal...

Sethinator‎, 06-29-2017 03:59 PM
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So I got and lost a job in the span of a few weeks

So basically I got a job and was extremely excited. I made bonds with clients, followed leads and was there from 6am every morning to somewhere between 5-9 pm (save lunch breaks). We gained new ownership. He decided to drop the PT company. The PT company I am affiliated with basically said "Sorry...

ablessedunrest‎, 06-28-2017 05:39 PM
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Being a Personal Trainer on a cruise

Has anyone/does anyone do this? Pay apparently isn't too good but considering you don't have to pay for accommodation it seems like a great way to see the world. How long would you have to have been a PT first before you apply? Anything in particular they're looking for? If anyone could...

klausk‎, 06-21-2017 06:04 AM
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Becoming a Personal Trainer

Hey, all! I am looking into personal training, and have a few questions I would like to ask. 1. What are your opinions on online programs 2. What do you think of the job outlook? 3.NASM vs. CI-CPT? I have heard the CI-CPT is respected in Texas, but won't get me much further. Thanks!

SulSim‎, 06-24-2017 10:27 AM
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I'd be happy for some tips from experienced coaches

I've started to work as a trainer in my local gym and after 3 months I got my first client that actually paid per workout (I had more clients fron different ages) . I quit after about 11 months from there (the gym sucks). The "professinal" manager told me, while doing shifts, not to help too much...

sagajer‎, 06-28-2017 08:57 AM
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Nasm cert

Is it possible to study the textbook alone and still pass the NASM test? I am having to borrow the textbook from a friend and it also happens to be two revisions older. Money is extremely tight and I cannot afford the NASM packages starting at $699 Thoughts?

BrandonBFIT‎, 06-27-2017 10:23 PM
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Unhappy Sharp pain in lower tricep

Was going through my normal chest/tri workout and went to do a warmup bench and on the 1st rep I felt a sharp sharp pain in my lower tricep but it almost felt underneath the muscle just above the elbow I thought it might've just been a one time thing and tried again with the same pain and also...

Jordanly‎, 06-26-2017 07:01 PM
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Hamstrings- Strenghten or lengthen?

Hey folks. One of my new clients has some mobility issues, as they can't touch their toes. As I get him to push his hips back and keep knees locked, he gets as far as the kneecap with his hands. Of course when he has a slight bend in his knees, he can go further. A default answer would be...

earthwormjames‎, 06-01-2017 02:16 PM
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Job interviewer calling my current employer?

I'm a personal trainer. I just had a interview with a small private non corporate gym. I'm worried that the interviewer may have contacted my current employer at the gym I'm working at. Does anyone know if it's the norm or not in the personal training business for an interviewer to call ones...

unamuno200‎, 06-23-2017 07:55 AM
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Poll Poll: Help me name my Gym?!?

I'm opening a gym in a small town and the outside of it is going to have red and white barn look to it with a black roof. So far I have come up with 3 potential names Barnyard Barbell Club Barnyard Fitness Barnyard Muscle and Strength Club

Sabourin21‎, 06-22-2017 03:38 AM
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Smile Which course would be best for my ISSA re-certification

So I'm currently a certified ISSA trainer. I'm looking into courses to get my re-certification going soon, and I'm torn between a couple different courses. I've narrowed my choices down to getting certified in Boxing Fitness Instructor, Kickboxing Fitness instructor (both are offered through the...

kaito86‎, 06-22-2017 07:40 PM
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Anyone taken the NASM FNS test?

Just wondering how hard it is.

xxsenix‎, 02-22-2012 08:50 PM
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Moved: Can't gain anymore weight

Jordanly‎, 05-31-2017 01:30 PM
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(Kevin) Darby Training Systems Certs

Hey guys. I've been looking around the web, talking to trainers... and I've come across the Darby Training System certifications. He seems to be providing the sort of "next big thing" here in the GTA (from what I've heard) when it comes to add-on certifications (for example, you can get 8 CEC's...

Teethatyourfeet‎, 02-11-2013 05:33 AM
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Backseat clients

At this stage my work is giving me a lot of free clients (as part of the signup process. I also don't get paid for them at all). A few of them have been "backseat PT's". What I mean is they research stuff, ask loads of questions (countering what I say.... At least I had answers for everything so...

ablessedunrest‎, 06-13-2017 02:41 PM
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NCCPT a good program?

Hi, There is a groupon for classes and the test with the National Council of Certified Personal Trainer for 70% off. Does anyone have any feedback about this program. The price is right, but I want to see if this a good program.

GlamourPuss1980‎, 11-05-2012 09:47 AM
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why do personal trainers also have their "clients" use non sense exercises

I see it so much in the gym, preacher curl machine and other useless exercises (exercises for biceps, isolation tricep exercises) is almost always used by like..at least...6-7 trainers with a large variety of clients over time. I've heard similar things from other people from other gyms. I also...

squat4speed‎, 01-22-2009 10:06 AM
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Which Exercise Is Best To Lose Weight?

Hello guys, I am facing some sensitive issues with my health. My weight is near about 92 kg and doctor suggested me to reduce weight as much I can, but I found it quite hard work.Can anyone expert here who can let me know the best and easy way to reduce weight without much physical work? Or any...

Kevfoley11‎, 05-24-2017 06:01 AM
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