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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 03:19 AM
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Which is better ACE or AFAA?

Please let me know and please tell me why.

brettdavis4‎, 09-16-2009 12:19 PM
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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 03:29 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 02:07 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 08:55 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 03:11 PM
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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 12:33 PM
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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 04:32 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 12:59 PM
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Can I study for the ACSM PT test with my NSCA textbook?

or are they that different that I need the ACSM text?

kjhaveri‎, 09-15-2009 12:23 PM
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Steps on Becoming A Personal Trainer

Sooo im currently a sophmore in college aiming towards becoming a Physical Therapist. I currently wait tables because its good money but not something I want to be doing for the next 5 years of my life. I would like to take the steps to become a personal trainer and still attend school How...

Jem1021‎, 09-13-2009 06:02 PM
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How Should I present this?

So I just started a job at walmart. I want to offer my services to the employees of walmart at a discounted rat. Now when I talk to who is ever in charge I don't want to just be like hey I need more money and want to sell to your employees. I was thinking of typing a paper a little something...

Mr.ILL‎, 09-14-2009 12:26 AM
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ind PT's Starting off (srs)

Hi, I'm thinking about becoming a pt but I don't really want to work a a fitness chain like 24 or somethin like that. I was hoping to start off on my own just paying rent at a gym. How hard would it be to do this? any suggestions?

bigkidd‎, 09-13-2009 12:16 PM
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how much does insurance cost

is the insurance you need really expensive? Is there anything special i need to know?

bigkidd‎, 09-12-2009 04:09 PM
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Questions from a gym noob.

Thought I'd ask the pros. When I step off the tread mill I get a 30 to 45 second head rush, kinda dizzy like. My time on the machine usualy abuot 19 minutes to do a mile at about 4 miles per hour, but since my legs aint to long it makes for a pretty good pace,then slow it down for about a...

appalachia‎, 09-10-2009 08:21 PM
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Im on the radio tomorrow talking about common myths or questions from people.

What are some common ones you get?

jules_d1‎, 09-08-2009 10:12 PM
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Poll Poll: Obese = Disabled? - Insurance Paying for Training

Dual Topic Thread I get a lot of questions from people who say they're disabled and they're usually like 5' 275 In your country do morbidly obese people claim to be "disabled" or do disabled people become morbidly obese? If obesity is a disability, can people charge their disability...

askthetrainer‎, 09-09-2009 01:25 PM
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I talked to the owner at my gym and he charges 250- 500 a mth for rent. I can pay that no but how expensive is the insurance? just a general idea I guess

bigkidd‎, 09-12-2009 03:50 PM
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help a brother out,,, (routine)

im trying to bulk up, so plz if you dont mind if i take a few minutes of your time so you could check this routine out. thanks in advance

nems7‎, 09-11-2009 08:31 PM
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snap fitness

does anyone know how much they pay and if it would be worth it to get a job there? thank you for your replys.

gdan06‎, 09-11-2009 05:03 AM
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Interview help

hey guys , i have an interview tomorrow for a part time position at a personal training club. i was wondering if you guys could give me some help, like what to wear, anything interesting to say that will impress them etc etc. would really appreciate it guys thankssssss

mrsuss‎, 09-09-2009 02:46 AM
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Talking Virtual Personal Training

Are any trainers out there part of virtual personal trainer networks? FitOrbit, for example.

chrisatshc‎, 09-04-2009 11:24 AM
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Client who needs to Pass FBI Physical Tests

The tests consists of one minute maximum Push ups and Sit-ups. 1.5Mi run, and 300Yd Dash. I have a good Idea on what to do. Any tips and suggestions would be great, thanks!

Mr.ILL‎, 09-02-2009 08:38 PM
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Nasm in two weeks- freaking out!

So I bought the NASM CPT materials and tests in May, because I didn't think I'd be able to go to college during the summer semester, for personal reasons. Turns out that I did end up going all summer long and ended up just recently getting out of school, and then running errands for my family. I...

OurIronLungs‎, 08-28-2009 01:24 AM
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taxes and insurance

are eating me alive!!! i have my own in home pt business and im getting owned by uncle sam and my insurance company... id rather work for a gym... i just paid my estimated quarterly income tax and just felt like i needed to cry some on here :)

3kgtjunkie‎, 09-03-2009 06:18 AM
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