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Good assesment?

When asses your clients strength, flexibility and endurance what tests work best? push ups, step test? jog etc

Drogan‎, 09-17-2009 10:51 AM
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Outside the box exercises/routines you use

Wondering what out of the box routines/exercises you guys use for your clients that they really like.. Sometimes I feel like I am in a bit of a rut, in terms of my routines and exercises I use. Would love to hear some new ones..

yanks26dmb‎, 09-18-2009 10:42 AM
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Lightbulb nasm money

if i have the money to get a cert is this the best one. mainly doing it to get me through school and grad school and to have on my grad school resume. im goin into physical therapy

cbark1357‎, 09-17-2009 08:52 PM
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Exclamation Do HIPAA rules apply to personal trainer records?

I did some research on this recently and I thought I would share the results with you all. DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer, take the following with a grain of salt. In the US, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) specifies provisions for the security and privacy of...

dshinton‎, 09-02-2009 05:55 PM
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Need Advice - much appreciated!!

I'm an exercise vet of 10+ years with numerous bodybuilding shows under my belt. I've recently decided that I wanted to train a few people on the side but haven't found out a way to approach it.(yes I recently acquired my certification) I do not want to work for a gym as they do not pay nearly...

drewcastro‎, 09-18-2009 01:26 PM
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Question regarding small group exercises

I will be training 2 women for the first time next week. I've never done more than 1-on-1 training. Can anyone provide some good, hard exercises that are appropriate for two individuals...or any other advice that I could use when dealing with 2 clients? Thanks so much.

yanks26dmb‎, 09-18-2009 07:43 AM
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Having trouble mixing it up

After going on a lil strength and conditioning course, it has opened my eyes to no reps past 11, and the true benefits of compound and power training , p t ing the guys is pretty easy in terms of there goals varying and mixing it up , for the ladys tho im really struggeling theres so many...

jake777‎, 09-17-2009 11:11 PM
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Smile ProPTA Certification

I highly suggest looking into the ProPTA academy for certification. All of the class time and clinic time is taught by IFBB pro body builders and fitness competitors. I learned so much in such a short time, and the time spent with the trainers in the gym while working with their clients was...

nutrifittrainer‎, 09-17-2009 10:11 PM
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Wheres the best place to get insurance?

i am looking for the best place to buy independent contracting insurance?

disbeast57‎, 09-16-2009 09:32 AM
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If you are certified and willing to answer some of my questions please post in this thread. I have a 4 yr college degree called Health Fitness Specialist but now I am thinking of taking the exam and need to brush up on some of the risk stratification stuff.

jamesbondc‎, 09-15-2009 08:09 PM
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Best cert for an 18 year old from massachusetts

I was wondering if anyone from this area knows what the most accepted and easiest cert is. I read the sticky and the big 3 but im curious which I should go with. I am 18 and have this semester off before returning to college. I love everything about lifting and feel like I've learned alot. I want...

DeeZy45‎, 09-03-2009 06:53 AM
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Alternative therapy worth a try?

I was wondering if anyone had used an osteopath for injuries/problems associated with bodybuilding? I ask because I have exhausted all other avenues as far as I know. I've posted on here before about the bad knee pain I get during and after training legs. I got several good replies and...

SB100%Natural‎, 09-16-2009 11:00 AM
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Technogym Kinesis One?

I am in the process of ordering equipment for a corporate fitness facility and have been shown what they originally were going to order. They had $57K down for Technogym Kinesis One products. I looked at them online and they basically look like they would perform like a FreeMotion dual cable...

BSCSCS‎, 09-16-2009 07:07 AM
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I need help

I want peoples to help me doing a bunch of basic sport articles, we will be covering all the major topics in the domain, I'm tired of **** on this board, someone got to do something to help beginner. *CSCS is welcome *Certification is required *Bachelor in exercise science is welcome I...

Halothane‎, 09-17-2009 10:02 AM
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Real Tales From the University Gym

So there I was... I was working out this afternoon at my university's gym. A staff member (also one of the 'trainers') came up to me and asked if I could lift 100 lbs. I thought maybe he was trying to pitch me a sale, so I told him I eat 100 lbs weights for breakfast. He said, "Ok, cool, can...

hamrogers‎, 09-15-2009 07:58 PM
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Question Is NPTI a good Institute to Attend??

I'am considering going to NPTI to be a personal trainer. I just graduated from high school but I've heard some good/bad things about it. Does anyone know if its worth going there or if its just a waste of time??

menigoan‎, 09-16-2009 07:48 AM
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Exclamation How successful are you guys as trainers?

So, I'm basically in a high school program at a technical college that allows me to take college classes until I receive my degree (at which point I'll get my diploma as well) all for free. I've enrolled into a fitness specialist program with hopes of making this my career. What I want to know,...

absolutexpinoy‎, 09-03-2009 02:19 AM
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Which is better ACE or AFAA?

Please let me know and please tell me why.

brettdavis4‎, 09-16-2009 11:19 AM
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Question Need a new certification

I need to get a new certification, I do not want to renew through NASM... Does anyone know of any decent online certs I can get for a reasonable price???

Carmen0857‎, 09-16-2009 02:29 PM
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I've been getting way too many PM's about sales...

I've been trying to respond to everyone's pm's about personal training sales and increasing your business. I've been pondering starting a site and some other ideas but I'll be writing up a short list of ideas for creating leads etc. and post it either today or in the next day or two. So...

Sicshift‎, 09-15-2009 01:07 PM
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Arrow POLYMETRICS for pregnant women??

The jumping, really ballistic ones could be bad...But what about this one(it's a little bit like running and as far as I know running is okay for pregnant women):

BodyQuest1‎, 09-14-2009 07:55 PM
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A few questions about starting with a new client

So I'm getting ready to take my NASM test and begin looking for a job but had a couple of questions more for people with a NASM certification and work for a gym. So basically I have worked out at a hand full of gyms and don't think I can ever recall seeing a trainer doing a fitness assessment on a...

DoWork‎, 09-13-2009 02:11 PM
09-16-2009, 07:14 AM Go to last post
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Help with client's stubborn plateau (detailed)

I have a client who has been with me for about 10 months who I will call Gina. Gina's profile: (prior to training) 44 yrs old mother of 3 alcohol 1x a week, no smoking 276lbs (at about 5'6) completely no expercise experience in the last 15+ years nutrition was not aweful probably eating...

gischer‎, 09-03-2009 11:33 AM
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Ex-Trainer, bored, broken up and nothing to do...

Was one of the most successful in my field. Broke my back. Done with the training side. May start a site or teach the business side of training. Ask questions if you feel like it. I'm just sitting here bored and I hardly ever come here anymore... When I was single, I built a business of...

Sicshift‎, 09-13-2009 03:32 PM
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advice for program design

24, 5'3" 130lbs -flat chested tap dancing freak im at a loss on program design

jando‎, 09-15-2009 11:59 AM
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