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PT and criminal record

I got a job as a van driver for a nursing home, then they had to release me after my back ground check came back because of a domestic battery from 2006 because you can't work in health care with that type of record without a state waiver in IL. Can you be a personal and/or group trainer with...

bassing68‎, 05-09-2019 11:21 PM
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Tips for Getting Hired as a Newly Certified Personal Trainer at a Gym?

I recently achieved one of my dreams of becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through ACE, though I’m hitting a new reality that it’s not so easy to get hired as a newly certified trainer at any of my local commercial gyms. I’ve emailed, called, walked-into, and applied to at least 15 gyms and...

NYBuilder74‎, 06-06-2019 10:24 AM
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Reapplying for a PT job I 'quit'

Over a year ago I got offered a job here in the UK for a big corporate chain gym with 20 gyms in the area, I accepted and signed the contract but was shortly after offered the chance to work across the globe doing fitness for a year and jumped at the chance. Sent an apology to the manager and went...

Crsk‎, 05-02-2019 01:59 AM
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Need advice on my idea for PT business

Gday Am currently doing by Cert III and IV in fitness to be a qualified PT. Once I'm qualified my plan is to approach local footy clubs and advertise particularly to 15-18 year olds interested in bulking up in the off season. Seeing as besides a bit of placement here and there with my course I...

mick98x‎, 06-03-2019 07:53 PM
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ISSA Case Study

Hello everyone...I am in need of some help here. I am presently taking the ISSA CFT course and have just come to a dead end (maybe just burned out) with my last case study and wondering if I could get some help. I am sure that everyone knows of the 14 year old boy that wants to gain some muscle...

Samnvb54‎, 02-04-2013 11:35 AM
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Anyone taken the NASM FNS test?

Just wondering how hard it is.

xxsenix‎, 02-22-2012 09:50 PM
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What’s the quickest cheapest way to get level 2/3 in the uk

I was looking at the purgym one that lets you pay £100 over 11 months. I want to get one of them jobs people talk about, you know one that’s your passion. I’m not passionate about much lol but the gym is for sure one. Been training on and off for ten years mostly on and am thing about...

Jay12321a‎, 05-15-2019 05:05 PM
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Is the NASM CES Exam difficult?

I heard the if you fail the first try that the second try will be the exact same test?

bmichaelhill‎, 02-20-2019 10:25 PM
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Session tracking app

Hey - is there an app out there to help me track my client's sessions? Just need something simple. Thanks,

sburyk72‎, 05-06-2019 05:41 AM
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Question Thinking about HIRING a Personal Trainer; what should I look for, and expect?

So, today has been kind of a whirlwind for me. I've been in a funk for -- well, MOST of my life, but particularly the past couple months. So I've spent the day just trying to, you know, get help. Both in finding a psychiatrist for dealing with my personal stuff, but also trying to figure if I might...

Jcorb‎, 05-19-2019 03:29 PM
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Non-Binary/Gender Non-conforming clients

Hi all, I'm partway into studying for my ACE Certification and since I'm planning on selling myself as a very pro-LGBT/artist trainer, I'm wondering if there's any good resources for using the various assessments that are scaled by gender on non-binary/gnc/trans clients? Thanks

AQuickTrainer‎, 08-29-2017 09:39 AM
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Ideas for gym floor lead generation

Hey guys! I have been a PT for awhile now (i'm 31yo, can't figure out how to change my age) and the gyms I have worked at all gave out regular consults and that was an easy way to keep business going. The gym I currently work at gives consults to you for the first three months but then leaves you...

heroeslair‎, 05-12-2019 08:58 PM
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Business Plans for Training studio/Gym

Does anyone have a copy of thier business plan when they opened their studio, or any sample plans that you have seen?

nsiegel5‎, 02-23-2011 01:34 PM
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terrible "trainer" question

Wasn't sure where to post this so picked this section, feel free to move if necessary. I wanted to see what you guys and gals would do in this situation. I work out at a gym that is more a big warehouse with a lot of crossfit type equipment but its not a crossfit affiliated box. My girlfriend...

Vandeman17‎, 03-07-2019 11:57 AM
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Why are my abs building as a straight line of muscle?

I have solid abs but It seems like each row of abs are building as a straight line. Almost like it is one muscle spanning a straight line across my abs. Im sure doing more Russian twist may help but wondering if there is a reason for this or anyone particular workouts that could help.

clockhart88m‎, 05-09-2019 09:48 PM
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NASM CPT 4th Ed vs 6th Ed material

I took the NASM CPT exam back in 2012 and passed easily. Book and material were 4th edition and now they are on the 6th edition. Over that time I had a job in the field and let my CPT cert lapse while I had a couple other certs that were a bit more effective for me, and now I am moving and...

bcagle25‎, 01-18-2018 09:01 AM
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Trainers, how do you feel about this PT package?

This isn't from me but from a local gym I was planning to apply. But after seeing this, my gut is already telling me they're selling customers such unrealistic promises and results I feel as a trainer this would be a let down for the client. And as a trainer I will get blamed for not delivering...

Manletbolic‎, 11-13-2018 02:30 PM
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Becoming Fitness Instructor/PT in UK

Hello! What do you think about this company - premierglobal co uk. Will there be any problems in finding a job? Because it is not is not recognised by REPs, only from CIMSPA. Thanks everyone for the answers.

Todor97‎, 02-20-2019 03:38 AM
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Possible Tax deduction?

If I am purchasing supplements, I know they are not tax deductible under normal circumstances, but if I am providing them to a client at a cost or at no cost would that be a deductible expense?

amilleri‎, 04-19-2019 08:41 PM
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Has anyone taken the ISSA cpt exam? Looking to pick up the textbook from someone

Has anyone taken the ISSA cpt exam? Looking to pick up the textbook from someone who no longer needs it. I cannot find it on amazon or anywhere else without paying the full 800 to get the issa program. I want to start studying beforehand.

CaraG73‎, 04-27-2019 08:23 AM
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Becoming a PT with no sports degree?

Hello everyone,, Quick question. I'm based in the UK and have been looking into level 2/level 3 gym instructor and PT courses that usually last a few months (sorry not sure what the USA equivent is). Can these courses really lead to a successful PT career? The reason I ask is because a lot...

ronglawin‎, 04-08-2019 10:58 PM
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Post Theories for situation (right forum?)

Hopefully this is the right area to ask but I’m in need of help. I’ve been lifting for about 10 years (I’m 22) and around 16 or 17 I noticed that something wasn’t right. As time went on I notice that I wasn’t gaining any weight, maxes still the same from when I noticed the situation, and maintained...

sagas68‎, 04-21-2019 08:38 AM
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Exclamation Getting my Nasm Certification soon, but I don't know exercise programs for clients

Hi everyone.My name is Meri, and I am studying to become a PT with NASM online certification course. I started weight lifting with a PT 8 months ago, which made me realise I want to become a Personal Trainer myself, but I don't have much experience in this field. The problem is that, in this...

MerishorMeri‎, 04-16-2019 05:11 PM
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Post Books recommendation?

Hello i'm not sure if i'm in the correct section but which books do you recommend regarding everything for bodybuilding to read? to gain more knowledge biology wise and other stuff. Because i been workout out for a few years now and i know almost everything regarding training exercises and such...

grizzlybear0‎, 04-16-2019 03:22 AM
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How much to charge to Plan a Diet?

I am trying to figure out what to charge for just a diet plan (and find the right software for that, but that's another story). I would be providing full email support, a diet layout, examples, etc. Also providing a chart for weekly progress for motivational purposes. (weight loss) How much...

E_Scapegoat‎, 03-11-2010 01:57 PM
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