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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 11:31 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 08:01 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 12:59 PM
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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 10:50 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 05:10 PM
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Tips for new personal trainer

Hey whats up bodybuilding.com 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 02:58 PM
01-06-2016, 09:15 PM Go to last post
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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? http://bretcontreras.com/testimonials/ Let's make a research about the best trainers in the fitness industry(those who don't sell crap)

DeAntonio‎, 12-27-2015 06:07 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 02:25 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 07:22 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 02:19 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 12:25 PM
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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 04:03 PM
01-02-2016, 10:31 AM Go to last post
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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 08:16 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 11:49 AM
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Looking for Online Personal Training

Hi guys, This is my first post on bodybuilding.com. 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 03:54 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 06:46 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 01:16 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 07:55 PM
12-29-2015, 06:34 AM Go to last post
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Question Do Personal Trainers need help teaching culinary skills?

Hello everyone. These questions are for any of the personal trainers on this forum. I have been speaking with a friend who is a personal trainer, and need some confirmation on a few pain points he brought up. Physical health has 2 major components to it: physical fitness and diet. While a personal...

TonyUBK‎, 12-28-2015 02:42 PM
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Smile Site for finding more clients

@MODERATORS: This post is NOT promotion. It's only to get feedback. Hi, I personally had a hard time finding a good trainer to help me achieve my goals, so I decided to start a website to help people find a good trainer. Please check: and . At the same time, trainers can use it to find more...

rutvijk‎, 12-28-2015 12:07 AM
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Smile What is your experience being a personal trainer?

So i would like to have an idea about how's your experience as being a personal trainer.I would very pleased if you could spend a little bit of your time answering some questions below, if you want to you don't have to;) 1.How many years you are a personal trainer? 2.The Advantages and...

ManosMyName‎, 12-26-2015 11:42 AM
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christmas day

If the gym was open christmas day would you go? I would

nathan643‎, 12-24-2015 06:08 AM
12-25-2015, 11:23 AM Go to last post
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Question PT Software

Hey all, So I am looking for some new pt software that actually does what I want. I would love for it to be: * Non apple based product * Needs to have assessment for weight, arm, waist etc.... * Needs to be able to have graphs for weight lifting progression without creating a new plan...

Tahlie‎, 12-21-2015 10:59 PM
12-23-2015, 05:37 AM Go to last post
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Changes in muscle strength after training for 3 months?

What kind of changes in muscles strength would I encounter after following a training program for 3 months?

emoxify‎, 12-22-2015 10:01 AM
12-23-2015, 04:17 AM Go to last post
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What to do now personal trainers?

Hello, I have been working out since spring of 2013, try to go at least 2 times a week but most of the time go 3 times a week and lift weights for about 1.5 hours doing two muscle groups at a time, ex. chest/bicep day 1, legs/shoulders day 2, back/core day 3. When I first started lifting I weighed...

Golfer883‎, 12-20-2015 10:13 AM
12-22-2015, 06:41 PM Go to last post
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