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would it be useful to synch your workout with the gym's occupency

this is a project that we are working on to help (trainers,gym owners and gym subscribers) We're conducting feasibility survey regarding an idea that will improve GYM subscriber’s experience and also give managers, with the help of our application access to detailed statistics, in order for...

KevinLegault88‎, 01-17-2016 03:49 PM
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Do you have to lockout

Do you lock out every excerise like bench press , shoulder press , tricep overhead press squats. I don't get it which excersise should you lockout and which one you don't??????

ismail786s‎, 12-16-2015 03:47 PM
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Please critique my client's program

Hello, I train a 75-year-old man who had both a knee replacement and a pacemaker implanted several years ago. Because of the pacemaker, his doctor does not want him doing any pushing, pulling or overhead movements. He also cannot do any hip-hinging/bending forward due to occasional low back...

blueskychicago‎, 01-13-2016 02:47 PM
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Ace Certification Question

Hi! So I just started on the essentials of exercise for fitness professionals book by ACE and was wondering how heavy is the content in chapter 1 going to be on the test? I understand how concepts build off of one another, but as far as memorizing the content for the chapter is it necessary or just...

TaylorKelley‎, 01-12-2016 01:59 PM
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Personal trainer question

I know its more about the passion than money..but for the ones who train full time. Where y'all from and what ya make monthly.I just diddnt know what pt made on average. Thanks

Bronny22‎, 01-12-2016 11:22 AM
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PT Studio / 24 Hour Gym Question

Anyone on here have a studio that also allows 24 hour access after hours? I live in a somewhat small town (Lompoc) in California that has a somewhat large workforce that works different hours like an Air Force Base and prison. There is also the local police station and nearby sheriff stations. I...

a7stringkilla‎, 01-07-2016 03:21 PM
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casual PT job for uni student. good idea? (sydney,aus)

Looking to do a certificate 3 and 4 in fitness (minimum requirements to become a PT in australia). I'm about to start my 2nd year of sport and exercise science at university. i work in retail on a casual basis. I 100% feel like i will be somewhat different than the typical trainer in terms of...

PovertyLifter‎, 01-10-2016 07:13 AM
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Steps to Becoming a Personal Trainer

I have recently completed my associates degree of liberal arts and I am very interested in starting a career path through health and fitness as a personal trainer. I have a few questions about where to start next: is it best to go into a training program or just take classes online? Is there...

bsandello‎, 01-07-2016 10:31 AM
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Just realized I want to be a personal trainer....

I've worked alot of crappy jobs very labor intensive etc etc and tried many things out but in the end changed my mind and or was completely miserable doing them. I've realized one constant thing in my life was the gym it was always a huge hobby and I've never ever changed my mind d about moving it...

Rcross1989‎, 01-08-2016 07:01 AM
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First elderly client...

I just made my first elderly client. Her membership is being payed by her healthcare but wanted to sign up for PT so I can show her how to use the equipment that we have in our facility. I gave her a quick 30 minute session to show her some movements but it wasn't enough time to really talk about...

bigman30685‎, 07-12-2010 11:59 AM
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I am a douche for not agreeing with what personal trainer recommends?

I am trying to gain muscle and weight and my personal trainer recommended Apex Surpreme, Oh YEAH BARS, GLUTAMINE, and multi vitamin. Instead I decided on Whey Protein, Creatine(volumizer not sure if makes a difference), and multivitamin. Should I have sticked with my trainer's advice or used the...

WannaGetJACKED‎, 07-16-2011 09:50 PM
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The BEST tactics to close a sale

Recently started working as a brand new P/T in a corporate gym. I'm about to attempt to close my first sale as the new member is going to have their last session with me. Any suggestion for good phrases or verb-age to use when tying to make the sale? I always worry their default response is...

earthwormjames‎, 09-20-2015 04:10 PM
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Tips for new personal trainer

Hey whats up community. I just passed my personal trainer certification exam and will be applying soon for jobs. Any tips for myself and other up-and-coming personal trainers? Thank you

bdom17‎, 01-05-2016 01:58 PM
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Smile Who is the best trainer focussed on women?

I think Bret Contreras is the best of the fitness world...the one who can provide with the best results...which are your odds? Let's make a research about the best trainers in the fitness industry(those who don't sell crap)

DeAntonio‎, 12-27-2015 05:07 AM
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How do you manage a lot of clients? Diet specific.

Hi guys, I'm currently managing a fair few people who follow tailored diets? They're all seeing great results but it's a big work load I would like to decrease! Anyone manage a fair amount of people with slight ease and don't take the one size fits all method? Any input would be great. ...

EnjoiChris‎, 01-03-2016 01:25 PM
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Personal Trainer Course

Hello there! I purchased a long distance PT package. Was a super package but due to current work commitments I have been unable to complete it. The company advises they can transfer it to someone else for a fee so I was hoping that I could recuperate some of the cost and allow someone else to...

LucyGray2016‎, 12-21-2015 06:22 AM
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Trainer at 2 Different Places?

Anyone know if this is legal? I already work at a snall gym, but I also have an offer from Physiotherapy Associates. Not a gym. Could I work at both?

MG5‎, 12-20-2015 01:19 PM
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Smile IDEA East - Roommate or Carpool Rideshare Wanted

I've already purchased a room for the IDEA East Personal Trainer Institute at the Alexandria Hilton Mark Center for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights. I'm looking for someone who'd like to take the other bed and split the cost of the room. I'm traveling from the NYC area, so if you also are...

ekotwica‎, 01-04-2016 11:25 AM
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What are routes that someone can go with being a certified personal trainer? Which ro

Also, would you recommend a college degree in exercise science or Nutrition? Or would a business degree in accounting or marketing be better? Or even simply no degree? I'm 25 and want to start making moves BTW, bodybuilding isn't my interest as a trainer. I'm more interested in athletic...

FlacoPapo‎, 12-30-2015 03:03 PM
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Post (San Francisco) Looking for a bodybuilder to help transform my body (high pay)

I'm a 23 year old professional living in SF looking to transform my body into the next level, so I'm looking for a bodybuilder / personal trainer to help me. Current stats: 6'2 190lbs ~18% bf 1-year goal: 6'2 210lbs 12% bf I know it is an ambitious goal, but I am willing to work with you and...

yongxingd‎, 01-02-2016 07:16 AM
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Online Program Selling

Do you need any specific qualifications to sell nutrition and exercise plans online? I am currently studying a BSc (Hons) Sports Performance and Coaching, covering modules such as nutrition (level 4), exercise physiology, exercise psychology, coaching etc. I am also working towards strength and...

henry1289‎, 12-19-2015 10:49 AM
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Looking for Online Personal Training

Hi guys, This is my first post on I am a 21 year old male who works out everyday, but to be honest, I am not serious about bodybuilding. My goal is to look good, stay in shape, and be healthy. I was wondering if any of you guys know of an online personal training website...

jlam987‎, 12-20-2015 02:54 PM
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Fitness Career?

I would like to make a career on fitness but i don't know what jobs there are. I saw a little bit about personal trainer and group fitness instructor is but i don't really know what might fit me better if you know what i mean and that's why i need your help. -I would like to have fun while...

ManosMyName‎, 12-30-2015 05:46 AM
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Bikini competition

Hello I would like to compete in bikini competition, but I need a trainer in Chicago specialized in competition. Can someone recommend ????

zuzanakapolkova‎, 12-29-2015 12:16 PM
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Looking for a good in-house trainer in Toronto

Hi guys, I am very new to lifting and am looking for a good in house trainer in Toronto who can help me get into a good starter routine with proper form. The challenge is that there are many trainers in Toronto and I don't have the experience to choose the good from the bad. Do you have...

rzdh‎, 12-27-2015 06:55 PM
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