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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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PT Study Materials Wanted

Hi, I'm planning on getting certified as a PT through ACE sometime in the near future. If anyone has a copy of the ACE PT manual and/or master the manual study guide they are interested in selling, please let me know! You can reply here, or contact me directly at jsnowash(at) ...

jsnowash‎, 09-11-2009 07:08 AM
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How is the job market looking for personal trainers?

I've heard that personal trainers have kind of taken a hit with the recession and all...I've been thinking about becoming one, but this scares me...could someone let me know how much truth there is in what i've heard?

cardac1138‎, 08-26-2009 10:43 PM
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Anyone a dietician or studying to become one?

I am very interested in this field. Whats your work like? Was college very hard? Do you need to be very good at math for this career? Thanks for helping me out, i really need it!

Mike83‎, 09-09-2009 03:57 PM
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What marketing tools is everyone using and what do you find do be most successful? I just started my own personal training business and need clients, cliens, clients! I am working in a gym getting 20 bucks an hour and trying to make up the rest with personal training. How did you guys manage to...

Pluggs‎, 09-11-2009 12:15 AM
09-11-2009, 12:34 AM Go to last post
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How do I become an independent trainer

Little history on myself: Been a trainer for about 2 years, recently started working for another gym and have been thinking lately about going independent. I have a small client base, and I was unfortunetly forced to change gyms and lost many due to the distance from where most of them live...

L-Mendes‎, 09-03-2009 09:19 AM
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Having a hard time w/ motivation...pursuing NASM...

Basically my problem is i'm not a people person. I'm passionate about lifting and i would like to learn more for my own benefit....i think i could become a knowledgeable personal trainer but i'm just not a very people oriented person. Takes me a little while to get comfortable with new...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 09-09-2009 11:54 PM
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Unhappy What is a cookie cutter workout consist of?

I hear cookie cutter type style workouts amongst some guys working out at the gym today, as they were speaking of the trainers that work there. I normally don't pay attention to the trainers there, but after watching some of the trainers there, i noticed that the workouts are extremely easy A...

justinslayer‎, 09-09-2009 07:26 PM
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Talking Interesting. Picked up a client off a dating site

Some of you may laugh, but i figured what do i have to lose. I created a profile on, which is completely free offering my personal training a week ago. I had a lady contact me through the site, and she came in today for her first session at 4. She signed up for 8 weeks

justinslayer‎, 08-31-2009 08:22 PM
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Smile Clients that inspire the Trainers

Hi I was just curious to hear from some of the Trainers. What made a certain client memorable to you? Maybe they set some high goals and pushed through? Lost a lot of weight? Made a total body transformation? Pushed through an injury? Or maybe it was something smaller, but inspired you...

TrueNorth‎, 09-09-2009 08:19 PM
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Client with one Kidney and a Keto Diet

I am a Personal Trainer and have a client that is 32 years old and 25% BF. I am planning on putting him on a your diet. Heres the thing. He only has one kidney. The one he has is healthy. Would this in any way be a bad idea? Thanks

zubbeyboy‎, 09-08-2009 10:08 PM
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Why exercise won't make you thin

Report by TIME magazine:,8599,1914857,00.html Apparently, "The basic problem is that while it's true that exercise burns calories and that you must burn calories to lose weight, exercise has another effect: it can stimulate hunger" "In general, for...

soccerpro6‎, 09-06-2009 08:39 AM
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Question Best rewards for referrals from your clients?

How do you reward your clients when they refer others to you? Of course I'd like to encourage that, but I'm not sure what an appropriate incentive would be. Thanks in advance!

notgumbel‎, 08-28-2009 09:44 AM
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Help launching career

I am trying really hard to become a personal a personal trainer but I dont know were to get started. I have lots of question such as were should I go, how long will it take ect. I am asking for advice and help from all of those experienced trainers out there.

jonathan117‎, 09-09-2009 03:18 PM
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Often time When I schedule a consultation

They ask are we going to workout or just consultation? I explain to them just consultation for today because the consultation will help me effectively create a routine personalized for you. Clients usually pay me the day of their first sessions not at the consult. Well what happens some of...

Mr.ILL‎, 09-08-2009 05:19 PM
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Best organization to get certified in?

There are tons of different certifications you can get with different organizations. Which is the best to get certified in? ISSA? ACE? NSCA? ACSM? I am stomped and just need help to pick the right one. Thanks!

AnnMarie92806‎, 09-09-2009 11:36 AM
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Question YOUR Dream Private Fitness Studio / Gym

This thread is kind of expanding on the one about which single piece would you have This is also based on a hypothetical situation. Say you have a space which is say less than 1500 sq. feet and you would be training alone with no other...

askthetrainer‎, 09-02-2009 02:05 PM
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Question ISSA calorie calculation formula

I'm looking through the ISSA manual for Specialist in Fitness Nutrition (SFN) and am curious about one of the formulas. For someone who exercises 3-4 times per week, it says to take current body weight * 12 or 14 to get the proper calories for weight loss. It seems like the value is kind of...

notgumbel‎, 08-30-2009 05:36 PM
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Question Sample contracts for personal trainers?

Is there somewhere that I can find a sample or template contract for use with clients? Something that spells out each party's responsibilities, cancellation & payment policies, etc in a legally sound manner. I googled & didn't see much out there. Thanks much!

notgumbel‎, 09-06-2009 09:24 AM
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uncoordinated client! help!

I think I have the most uncoordinated client ever! At this point, starting week 2, I have worked lunges and squats into the session... the man cannot do them! I don't know if its his equilibrium, or just that he has the "don't want to-s". These were lunges and squats with light weights... and...

gchen23‎, 09-03-2009 08:21 AM
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