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My client does not seem to lose weight. Can anyone relate?

When we first started training he weighed 260 3 months later he is 250. Some of his measurements have gone down, others have remained the same. He typically does 30-45 minute cardio sessions 3-4 times a week and we strength train 3 times a week. His biggest challenge was his diet. When we first...

Tmarkdc‎, 10-03-2015 06:58 AM
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Talking A little something fun for clients

Holiday season is coming up, which means busy season for us, and one of my co-workers introduced me to a really fun workout. I have my clients follow programs, but every once in a while I like to throw in something different and this workout called "The 12 Days of Fitness" really impressed me...

TaiRae‎, 10-04-2015 01:21 PM
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Equinox Trainers?

Anyone work for an equinox club or know much about them? Good, bad and everything inbetween. Just trying to round up some info about them. Thanks all!

CM82682‎, 05-15-2008 10:43 AM
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Anterior deltoid pain while doing bench press

I know this thread is for pts to help each other with training clients but I need some help, Ok so this has been on for a while but I've been able to work past it till now. I get some tension in my left shoulder, it's a deep place under my ant delt sometimes I feel it moving around in the line...

andres1233321‎, 01-29-2012 08:52 PM
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Pec Deck- Machine: Good or BAd?

Ok, I received an article awhile ago from Men's Health Mag complaining about the machines to avoid in the weight room. The one that struck me the most was the Pec Deck. Here's what they claimed. Men Healths: "The myth: Itís a super safe and very effective way to work your chest muscles. ...

RealXtrav‎, 10-10-2010 08:54 PM
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how often should I workout each muscle group?

How often should I work out each muscle group? I hear a lot of people work out each muscle group twice a week etc, chest twice, biceps twice, and then I read that body builders only work em out once a week. What do you guys recommend for the best results.

mrcupide2‎, 03-19-2010 07:49 PM
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Gold's gym personal trainer income?

I am new to the personal training profession. I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. I have a possible job opportunity as a full time personal trainer at gold's gym. I did not discuss pay with the manager at my interview because I did not want to bring that up yet until...

zooswanko‎, 01-19-2012 11:00 PM
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Personal Training at LA Fitness

For those who have taken personal training at LA Fitness or work there. What are the rates? How much does it cost per session, and if you sign up for a longer time, is it cheaper?

richgp‎, 06-06-2012 07:00 PM
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Biomechanics- Universal balance

In the attachment: Basically all it says is: everything is dependent on growth/non but anabolism, catabolism are just portions of those. All life is the same. Everything you do is dependent on all of you, not just a localized parts. Actions have already happened. I attempt to explain some phases of...

22stratt‎, 10-03-2015 03:08 PM
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New to Coaching - Advice Sort

Hello all, New to coaching, and wanted to take the opportunity to have more experienced coaches challenge me a little on the way I'm seeing and approaching things. Firstly, my client base is John and Jane types, accountants and engineers from down the road sort of thing. We focus on Limit...

SonofJack77‎, 09-29-2015 03:33 PM
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Inspirational Motivational "Quotes" for Personal Trainers to Use Thread

The right quote has always been a powerful tool... What are Quotes you Use as a Personal Trainer? What are some of your Favorite Quotes related to Fitness, Nutrition and/or Personal Training?

askthetrainer‎, 07-10-2010 11:43 PM
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Difference between 4th and 5th editions of ACE PT Manual?

So the story is, I ordered the 5th edition of the PT Manual from ACE. Now, after I ordered it someone gave me the 4th edition for free. The Manual is in the mail now and coming soon, if I reject the package, they will send it back and I will get a full refund. But I'm not sure if the 4th edition...

kvladi‎, 09-07-2014 10:35 AM
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on average how much do personal trainers make??

thinking about doing some courses, but wanted to know how much they make on average?

peco_12345‎, 06-16-2009 09:26 PM
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Group strength training help

Hey guys! So I'm a PT with my own business and I run a group strength training session two nights a week. I usually have about 10 clients per session & I'm running out of ideas for a general layout of the session! Does anyone with group strength training experience have any ideas? I generally do...

Watermelonxo‎, 09-28-2015 07:19 AM
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Qualifications for Online Training?

Is it necessary to hold a PT level 3 qualification in order to coach people online? EG: If you were to create training plans and nutrition plans and sell them online without a qualification, would it be illegal? I'm sort of in the dark about this. I mean. It seems like it's obviously...

Georgep93‎, 10-01-2015 03:52 PM
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Exercises for obese/overweight people.

Hi folks I am a newly qualified PT, I am training my first paying client tomorrow, my area of expertise is muscle building but obviously this game is mostly about weight loss. The girl I am training tomorrow is obese, she doesn't have great flexibility and so I am wondering what exercises...

Luffers‎, 04-19-2009 07:07 AM
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Exclamation What's the best Certification for being a PT?

Looking into getting my certification for being a Personal Trainer and not sure which one to chose...these are just a few I found..anyone recommend any others?? ISSA, NASM, ACSM Thanks,

itlleprcn‎, 05-18-2008 10:35 AM
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Website Feedback

Hi Guys, Within the last month my partner and I have finished up our website for our training/contest prep business. We've been doing pretty well thus far, but wanted to get this communities feedback on it. If you have a second please check it out and don't hold back any comments or suggestions,...

Panczner15‎, 09-14-2015 07:55 AM
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Smile Online Training

Which app/software do you all prefer when it comes to training? I am some distance away from those who want to train and I want something I can stay connected and give them all they need. I'm fairly new to being a personal trainer. Thanks! :)

Nicoleee‎, 09-27-2015 08:10 AM
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20 years old and just started as a trainer at a club gym, is my pay a fair rate?

Just wanted to see if my pay is fair and they aren't skinning me alive or something. I got certified 2 years ago but this is my first job as a trainer. Started a few weeks ago after a week or two of paid shadowing. When they hired me they did say I was the youngest trainer employed there by far but...

trytoliftyoung‎, 09-27-2015 08:55 PM
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Need new ideas to change up workout routines

So I'm a pretty new trainer. Been training clients at Fitness 19 for almost 4 months now. I also trained at Bally's for about 5 months. So basically I've been training for 9 months. I feel like I need more knowledge/experience with changing up my workout routines so my clients won't get bored...

jainabandoma‎, 09-30-2015 12:58 PM
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How many sets of squats if squats are my only workout?

Hello, I have decided to do only squats on my leg day. My leg day is usually 45 minutes to am hour and usually consists of 4 sets squats 4 leg press 4 leg extensions , 4 leg curls. The reason I am only doing squats is because I realize that squats and leg press are tbe only exercises I get a good...

EatSleepLiftOk‎, 09-25-2015 07:12 PM
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Can anyone help me regarding my Gym instructor course?

Hello Not sure if this is where to create this thread however as it is for Personal trainers I am probably in the right place for advice as most of you guys would have been through this stage to get to where you are now. I am half way through my Level 2 Gym instructor course with 'Focus...

callumsully‎, 09-24-2015 11:27 AM
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about to order NASM bundle

is there a time requirement to take the test after ordering? im working 40-50 hours a week while attending school full time. im just curious because at this point i would really need to take my time on studying to be a PT

billy_dean‎, 09-28-2015 01:12 PM
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UK PT & Group Ex Instructor in USA

Hi guys, Advise needed. I am relocating to USA, CA.. from the UK in a matter of a few months and I want to continue my 20 years career as a PT and Group Exercise Studio Instructor. I need to find out do I really really really need to take a certificate all over again (in my 40's) to enable...

almorah‎, 09-28-2015 04:47 AM
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