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A tale of 3 clients...

Here's a short tale of 3 of my current clients. Before I work with any client I sit them down and explain to them about calorie tracking, learning how to create a deficit, and the importance of staying active while outside of the gym. I explain very carefully that since I only get them for 2-3...

xsquid99‎, 09-27-2021 02:56 PM
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Tools as a personal trainer

Hey all, I am always looking for a way to make myself more efficient and more advanced, Lately, I thought about 2 things I don't have and wondered if anyone else here has them and how did they help them? The first one is a personal website, do you guys have your own personal website? is it...

ZyzzBitch‎, 09-03-2021 07:05 AM
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Client Tracking Optimization

For any personal trainers or coaches out there having trouble tracking their client info (progress, programming, meal plans, ect..) and need a more specialized approach than just using an app or software, let me know. I have a diploma in IT and 6 years of training and I want to help coaches by...

5te9hen‎, 07-17-2021 01:56 PM
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Looking for online coach/PT

Ladies, Gentlemen. I'm a complete mess and need to get back into shape, I'm currently working out 5 days a week, diet is OK but could do adjustments, I probably average 5k/steps per day, if that sometimes. I'm keen to find an online coach through WhatsApp, or someone who's in a similar situation...

sweols‎, 07-11-2021 07:20 AM
07-17-2021, 07:03 AM Go to last post
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Should I Dry fast and Water Fast to get as cut as possible

I'm Currently 6'2 220 20 years old I workout 2-3 times a day my goal is to get to roughly around 180 would water fasting and dry fasting be good if I wanted to keep my skin as tight as possible for more lower ab definition

ShiestyShoota‎, 05-17-2021 01:13 PM
07-07-2021, 03:47 AM Go to last post
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Used to train people, has much changed

I used to work at a health club making nothing with an ACE certification that you can get with a happy meal. Pretty much used to count reps for clients and push sales which I hated. Never pursued the industry because I found better work, sadly a lot of us trainers wanted better for our...

ManwittaPlan‎, 02-07-2021 09:01 AM
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What's your biggest problem as a PT?

Hello ladies & gentlemen! I've recently had a successful exit from my business but that probably wouldn't matter if my personal trainer literally didn't save my life and help me turn my health around. So I've decided that my next gig will be to help people working in the fitness industry. I...

aveselov‎, 05-25-2021 05:37 PM
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Composing a Meal Plan as a Personal Trainer

Hey guys, I'm recently qualified as a PT and have a quick question regarding creating nutrition plans for clients. Suppose I'm creating a long-term nutrition plan, say 6 months, would anyone have advice on the quickest and most efficient way to do this? Obviously I wouldn't be creating a...

phoebero‎, 06-30-2020 08:25 AM
05-11-2021, 01:05 PM Go to last post
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Personal Trainer Marketplace

Hi All, I'm looking for a personal trainer, but I don't see the point in paying my gym $50-$60 an hour just for the trainer to earn maybe 30%-40% of that. Unfortunately, from reading a little about the industry on this forum and elsewhere, I've noticed that the gym pockets a nice chunk of the...

Agoldsc1‎, 04-26-2021 08:44 AM
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What 4 questions you would ask to give the best exercise program?

You only have 3 or 4 physical assessment questions to ask your client. You are over the phone or texting. What questions will you ask to give him the best personalized program / exercise class. Assume the following: - You know gender, age, height, weight - You know general exercise interests...

anuar12‎, 03-31-2021 12:29 PM
03-31-2021, 12:29 PM Go to last post
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What Could Be Doing to Better Support Trainers?

What are things you would like do to help you grow your training business? Where are your biggest pain points?

derekneighbors‎, 09-29-2020 04:45 PM
03-13-2021, 10:06 AM Go to last post
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Universal going rate of pt's ?

Hi, just wondering generally what the hourly rate per se is for a personal trainer? What aspects should I be looking for when searching for one and where?

tare4v‎, 10-17-2020 03:39 AM
03-13-2021, 06:45 AM Go to last post
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Question New PT needing advice on how to find more clients

Hey everyone I was looking for some insight on how to meet new clients. I’ve used a few resources such as ads on Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, Whisper, and of course my own social media (Instagram, FB). I was hoping fellow members here would know of other avenues I could try out to find...

BoaBite‎, 02-15-2021 04:02 PM
03-01-2021, 02:55 AM Go to last post
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Advice starting my own gym/fitness center

I was curious if anyone has opened their own gym/fitness center or knows someone who has. I'm interested in doing so myself and would just like to avoid any pitfalls if possible and also get tips and help. Please let me know if you have any advice and would like to talk and share ideas. Thanks!!

gardnbp27‎, 07-09-2009 08:36 AM
01-22-2021, 05:25 AM Go to last post
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Looking Around At Gym

I've been looking around everwhere for a trainer. Even in the gym I sometimes find myself looking around for help. Would be huge to have help. Thank you to everyone who's on here

readreindeer666‎, 01-08-2021 02:44 PM
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Looking for personal trainers for custom feedback videos

Im building a platform where people can receive virtual feedback and critiques on their lifting form. I am looking for personal trainers that would be interested in providing annotated video feedback in an app for clients. Check out for more and to sign up. The idea is to give...

cbell234‎, 10-04-2020 08:41 PM
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Where to find a trainer ?

I'm shopping around for an affordable online personal trainer specifically just to for form checks/improvement on my barbell lifts. Im happy with my routine and nutrition. Is there a place to find such service and any idea how much I should expect to pay ?

Sqbero‎, 10-16-2020 06:02 PM
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Does some jobs pay for CEUs?

I want to know if it is common for fitness/strength and conditioning, or exercise science, physiology jobs to pay for CEUs (for ACSM, NASM, NSAC kind of certifications) of their employees. Does even commercial gyms or something pay for CEUs or is it only public places like state universities...

kwave90‎, 12-21-2015 07:57 PM
10-15-2020, 12:30 AM Go to last post
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Looking for a PT

Looking for a personal trainer for my son he is 14. Looking to do 2 or 3 days a week. Speed and agility and weight training. Location southern md like to be within 30 minute drive of 20657 Thanks Matt

Mdiesel12‎, 08-17-2020 02:07 PM
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Building a personal training market place

Hey all, I'm currently building a personal training market place called Think fiverr or etsy for fitness professionals. While it's being built I've been reaching out to speak with personal trainers and nutritionists who utilize the internet to learn what is and isn't working in the...

Applejacks22‎, 04-13-2020 01:03 PM
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Looking for personal trainer to get a female started on technique.

Looking for a personal trainer to get a female started on technique. 38 year old wife looking for motivation to get back in shape from south east Texas. Let me know where to find a personal trainer. Thanks.

texas6023‎, 08-30-2020 09:29 AM
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Rest periods and hypertrophy

There have been some research articles in the past few years that have argued against the old idea that shorter rests produced more hypertrophy. It seems that it is total volume that is more important. However, more volume can be done in a shorter period of time with shorter rests. Even if this...

360365LAWS‎, 08-17-2020 03:30 PM
08-19-2020, 10:33 AM Go to last post
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Overweight friend

Don't know if this is the right place to post but you guys will have the most knowledge with this. I have an overweight friend. He comes form an overweight family so always has been pretty big. This has always affected his confidence and stuff but he's never did anything about it. Recently his mom...

Scubes90‎, 02-25-2019 09:51 AM
08-17-2020, 02:12 AM Go to last post
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Challenges and problems with online personal training

Hey all! I'm creating a digital market place for personal trainers to sell their services much like Fiverr. While it's being built I've been reaching out to personal trainers working online to find what problems and challenges they're experiencing. As such, I figured to drop by here and asking...

Applejacks22‎, 04-25-2020 06:03 PM
08-12-2020, 06:55 PM Go to last post
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Calling All Personal Trainers

To all the PT's out there. I was wondering if you could take a moment to answer a couple of questions for me. I am currently doing some research on PTs. Any info you can provide would be great. Don't feel obliged to answer all questions, just whatever you can/feel like. 1/ what are your...

Deano2727‎, 07-01-2020 11:58 AM
07-21-2020, 08:48 AM Go to last post
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