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What's a good low coordination required whole body exercise?

Squat into a press as one example.

Deadhead94‎, 05-10-2008 01:01 AM
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At what age...

..are you legally allowed to become a certified personal trainer..18,21?

PacMan8‎, 05-11-2008 01:38 PM
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PT back routine

this is how i work my back: first of all I seek for a chin up bar somewhere in the studio and there I hang and hang and hang.... I do all kinds of different grips on my pull ups and chins... when Im done acting like an ape : I usually do yates rows .. then Ill go to lat pulls and cable...

morrsiway‎, 05-12-2008 04:46 AM
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How should i get Certified

So my parents have decided they will pay for me to get certified, how should i do it? I've seen all the online stuff and study material is that the best way to go ? Or can i find a place to take a course at? (I live in Santa Barbara, if you know of a place close) Thanks

scrace‎, 05-11-2008 08:54 AM
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Smile Need Personal Trainer!!!!!

Hi All, I'm looking for a personal trainer that can help me reach my goals. Preferably someone who has experience with female body builders and or female fitness models. I live in the Concord California area. Thanks!!!!

yolianda‎, 05-12-2008 07:15 PM
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ready to start on my certification, looking at ace. bootcamps? NEED INFO NOW!

ive looked at the ace website and its $430 to get started. Im not sure if im just hard headed or what, but im not getting all the info i need from the website. for instance, are their classes? do i just study on my own and then sign up for a test? i saw something about 2 50 minute classes a week...

bombdigity‎, 05-12-2008 05:38 PM
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Exercises for older gentlemen?

I have a gentleman with 50+ years and is fairly coordinated, only has poor balance and I am looking for exercises that would be well suited to him, keeping in mind he is not in the best of shape. I can think of Stability ball crunches, One arm db rows, any other lesser known exercises that you...

Deadhead94‎, 05-12-2008 09:55 PM
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Independent trainers! question on insurance, percentage to the gym, and prices!

So i've noticed my area lacks personal trainers and ive really been considering getting going on this. I have a gym that i think i could work out of, but im unsure about what to propose to the owner. I know i will need to give him a percentage or monthly rate, but what should that figure look...

workerwoody‎, 05-11-2008 07:58 PM
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ATTENTION: personal trainers

iiiiiiiiiiiii have a crush on one of the trainers that works at my gym. lol hes so freakin hot and of course he has a bad ass body. are trainers allowed to date members?? we both look at each other everytime im there, but he hasnt talked to me or anything... i cant decide if hes just not...

SS424‎, 05-03-2008 11:19 PM
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Anyone freelancing?

Just curious to see if anyone is freelancing/training independent outside a gym and how much are you earning? I am in the process of getting strength/conditioning certification and was wondering if anyone is doing anything like what Joe Defranco does.

krakken‎, 05-13-2008 12:23 AM
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Question I want to get certified, best options?

I have a 4yr college degree in something unrelated, but my passion lies in training. I want to get certified and eventually begin personal training, albeit in-home or gym im not sure yet. Which is the best route to take? NASM? ACE? NPTI? Ive heard a lot of good things about the National Personal...

fatchops51‎, 05-04-2008 01:13 PM
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Smile certified personal trainer here to answer your quetions

If you would like to ask a certified personal trainer with over 20years of experience- please be free to ask me- maybe I can help you? mike PS - sorry for the wrong spelling

morrsiway‎, 05-09-2008 12:01 PM
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For those studying to be a PT, or anyone who wants to further there knowledge!!

My mom is in medical equipment sales for the handicapped and has been studying for her own exams on diseases and what not..She has been using a website that visually shows how everything works in the body, skeletally and muscularly..I haven't gotten far into it yet, but she just sent it to me....

xJKAx‎, 05-13-2008 08:53 AM
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In-home personal training. Which type?

If you had to choose between going to client's homes and training them with portable exercise equipment or have them come to your home since you already have a decent home gym set up that you can easily turn into a home studio, which would be a better choice? I thought of a few cons and pros...

billy‎, 05-05-2008 11:38 PM
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Poll Poll: Personal Training Poll. (serious please)

I'm writing an essay for my college english class about future professions we wish to persue. As a source for my final i would like to include a poll. Edit: I realize unrespected is not a word :o i was having one of those moments.

DesireToGrow‎, 04-29-2008 08:02 AM
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Question What a new PT should do to get hired?

Hi guys, I am studying NASM now and i ll take the test soon. I am worrying about what i should do next after i get the cert. because i have no experience on fitness. How did you find your clients at the first place? Do you have any suggestion for me? English is my second language, sometimes...

wizi‎, 05-13-2008 01:55 PM
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How to get started....

Hey, idk if u cover fields out side of personal training but lets see. I have another year till I can become a personal trainer which I plan to do but I want to go beyond that. My over all goal is to become a strength an conditioning coach, hopefully for some sort of professional sports team and...

partymonster975‎, 05-11-2008 11:15 AM
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Post How many of you immediately found work after getting your cert w/o college?

Say, within a few weeks post certification. With no post-highschool training, only the cert. I'm interested in the job-availability.

Richie_Awesome‎, 05-12-2008 12:55 PM
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average age of trainers? looking at these threads and its all 19 yr olds posting. Whats up with that? Do trainers go bad after they turn a certain age??? thats news to me. Do people not value life experience anymore?

John Prophet‎, 04-25-2008 07:51 PM
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Kinesiology and Health Science majors/graduates

I am considering applying to York University as a mature student to study Kin/Health. The process is a little different for me since they mostly base their decision on what I've done outside of the classroom as opposed to grades. I was not a slacker; my reasons for dropping out of high school were...

dead-eye‎, 05-15-2008 07:15 AM
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College student, got some questions..

I have to finalize my schedule again soon and i really wanted to start taking classes i SHOULD be taking, getting cores out of the way. Problem is i really dont know what jobs there ARE out there, and before i go to my own search, wanted to post this up for responses. If i could just bodybuild...

antman8969‎, 05-15-2008 01:21 PM
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Payment, packages, deals etc

Okay, not sure if this has been discussed. In short, how do you get paid? 1) I am assuming most people sell "packages". if so, how do u set that up? Are you giving a discount for larger packages? 2) If they buy a large package, lets say 50 sessions, do they have to pay that all at once or...

John Prophet‎, 05-14-2008 08:05 PM
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Question! Need advice!

Ok so I have a client that doesn't click with me! I have tried several things! I just feel tension and not sure how to handle it! Any suggestions?

lvcitigrl‎, 05-13-2008 09:33 AM
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Is this a good plan?

Ok i've been PT'ing for about 3 months now. I've pretty much became the main trainer in regards to hours i'm doing there (large gym) and i'm starting to take it more upscale/ cut out the BS and bad clients. The none of the other trainers have a cancellation policy but now I am going to enforce...

jules_d1‎, 05-15-2008 11:05 PM
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Anyone here CSCS???

Ideally I would like to become a Strength and conditioning coach on the collegiate level. I have been reading the book (Essentials of strength traing ing and conditioning) and i was wondering how hard the test is really. A buddy of mine took it and did not pass said it was possibly the hardest test...

MTUNUPE56‎, 05-06-2008 03:24 AM
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