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Anyone freelancing?

Just curious to see if anyone is freelancing/training independent outside a gym and how much are you earning? I am in the process of getting strength/conditioning certification and was wondering if anyone is doing anything like what Joe Defranco does.

krakken‎, 05-12-2008 11:23 PM
05-13-2008, 06:18 AM Go to last post
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ATTENTION: personal trainers

iiiiiiiiiiiii have a crush on one of the trainers that works at my gym. lol hes so freakin hot and of course he has a bad ass body. are trainers allowed to date members?? we both look at each other everytime im there, but he hasnt talked to me or anything... i cant decide if hes just not...

SS424‎, 05-03-2008 10:19 PM
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Independent trainers! question on insurance, percentage to the gym, and prices!

So i've noticed my area lacks personal trainers and ive really been considering getting going on this. I have a gym that i think i could work out of, but im unsure about what to propose to the owner. I know i will need to give him a percentage or monthly rate, but what should that figure look...

workerwoody‎, 05-11-2008 06:58 PM
05-12-2008, 11:24 PM Go to last post
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Exercises for older gentlemen?

I have a gentleman with 50+ years and is fairly coordinated, only has poor balance and I am looking for exercises that would be well suited to him, keeping in mind he is not in the best of shape. I can think of Stability ball crunches, One arm db rows, any other lesser known exercises that you...

Deadhead94‎, 05-12-2008 08:55 PM
05-12-2008, 11:12 PM Go to last post
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ready to start on my certification, looking at ace. bootcamps? NEED INFO NOW!

ive looked at the ace website and its $430 to get started. Im not sure if im just hard headed or what, but im not getting all the info i need from the website. for instance, are their classes? do i just study on my own and then sign up for a test? i saw something about 2 50 minute classes a week...

bombdigity‎, 05-12-2008 04:38 PM
05-12-2008, 10:16 PM Go to last post
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Smile Need Personal Trainer!!!!!

Hi All, I'm looking for a personal trainer that can help me reach my goals. Preferably someone who has experience with female body builders and or female fitness models. I live in the Concord California area. Thanks!!!!

yolianda‎, 05-12-2008 06:15 PM
05-12-2008, 07:49 PM Go to last post
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How should i get Certified

So my parents have decided they will pay for me to get certified, how should i do it? I've seen all the online stuff and study material is that the best way to go ? Or can i find a place to take a course at? (I live in Santa Barbara, if you know of a place close) Thanks

scrace‎, 05-11-2008 07:54 AM
05-12-2008, 03:46 PM Go to last post
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PT back routine

this is how i work my back: first of all I seek for a chin up bar somewhere in the studio and there I hang and hang and hang.... I do all kinds of different grips on my pull ups and chins... when Im done acting like an ape : I usually do yates rows .. then Ill go to lat pulls and cable...

morrsiway‎, 05-12-2008 03:46 AM
05-12-2008, 07:48 AM Go to last post
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At what age...

..are you legally allowed to become a certified personal trainer..18,21?

PacMan8‎, 05-11-2008 12:38 PM
05-11-2008, 01:22 PM Go to last post
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What's a good low coordination required whole body exercise?

Squat into a press as one example.

Deadhead94‎, 05-10-2008 12:01 AM
05-10-2008, 10:05 AM Go to last post
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final video of female clients

just went up on youtube, tell me what you think. the response has been great from the clients and new clients who all say "i wanna do that" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQbZlOoasPA

alikaeos‎, 05-09-2008 07:41 PM
05-10-2008, 05:41 AM Go to last post
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Want to get my cert

So I am done with school in 3 weeks and am finally gunna get my **** together and get certified. i am leaning towards NSAM but it is unclear as to the whole process. So i just order the books and vids and stuff and then study them then take a test and if i pass im certfied? I was looking at...

willldabeast‎, 05-03-2008 07:52 PM
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Post Hi how are you

Hello there, I am Will. Hope I can be of help here.

asdflknbbefcs‎, 05-08-2008 07:13 PM
05-09-2008, 03:34 PM Go to last post
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When did you know you were ready to train?

I am ending my sophomore year of college and it's getting about time to look for a job. Currently I am an Exercise Science major and in the future plan on being a strength coach/personal trainer or whatever you choose to call it, most likely in a private facility setting. Next year (junior year...

SFT‎, 05-08-2008 06:47 PM
05-09-2008, 03:02 PM Go to last post
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Best Online Certification?

Hey Guys, This is my first venture into this section, so forgive me if this is a simple question. Im looking to make the career transition to personal training. I have an exercise science degree but not formal training certification. what is the best and most recognized online training...

EddieGordo‎, 05-07-2008 11:57 AM
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ISSA or reebok?

which one's better :)

Vineshway‎, 05-07-2008 09:29 AM
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Question on ACE cert

I am thinking about getting my first basic cert sometime soon. I have a couple questions though. How long does it take to prepare or study for the ACE exam. I am in my first year of college and the only time i could really devote to studying that would be over the summer. So my real question is...

solidmusclejake‎, 05-06-2008 04:25 PM
05-08-2008, 06:59 PM Go to last post
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Training on a Cruise ship.

Has aynone had experience with this, or know any information on it? I've heard about it just recently from a friend, and some cruise ships give contracts to personal trainers. Any thoughts?

Uz‎, 05-01-2008 09:40 AM
05-08-2008, 11:51 AM Go to last post
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Thank You Bodybuilding.com

Just wanted to say thank you to the good members of this great site. The knowledge here is simply amazing. It seems that everyone want to see everyone else succeed. I?ve been thinking about becoming a PT for some time now. This site gave me the motivation to go ahead and just do it. I spoke to an...

NorwichGrad‎, 05-08-2008 09:57 AM
05-08-2008, 10:16 AM Go to last post
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Qualifications in the UK

Does anyone need what qualifications I would need to become a PT in the UK? Obviously this is a way off and I need to get huge myself first, but could be a fun career choice.

Zee Deveel‎, 05-08-2008 05:29 AM
05-08-2008, 07:06 AM Go to last post
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Poor College Student, Part Time Job, Needs Help

I know I will get some bashing from forum members because the certification I have completed is not high-end at all, But I have recently finished the ExpertRating Personal Trainer certification online and will now do a CPR Certification. I need a good part time job for bills & such while...

enz660‎, 05-05-2008 10:29 AM
05-07-2008, 09:10 PM Go to last post
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question for certified ACSM trainers?

Im currently studying for the ACSM exam and so far Im feeling very confident. Ive already gathered a plethora of info from reading sites and articles such as this and t-nation ect. ect. So far everything Ive read seems fairly straight foreward so my question is about the test. How hard is it? ...

bmar22‎, 05-05-2008 12:20 AM
05-07-2008, 01:00 PM Go to last post
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A question for all you PTs out there...

How do you deal with a difficult client?

metaldrummer‎, 04-26-2008 09:57 PM
05-07-2008, 12:48 PM Go to last post
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Interested in becoming a Personal Trainer.

What's the best way to get started. I've checked out some on-line sites but I wanted to get some opinions and advice from you guys who really do this day to day. Just some info. on myself. I'm 34 and have been workingout off and on since I was 16. I've been pretty consistent with workingout...

Herbalizer‎, 05-07-2008 08:48 AM
05-07-2008, 12:09 PM Go to last post
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Question for Aussie Trainers

Hey! My husband and I are moving to Australia in December (he's an AUS resident, I'm a US resident). I want to pursue personal training there, but am working on my certification here. Is ACE recognized in Australia or ISSA? Any others? I already have my ACE study materials and the YMCA is...

DiverChick‎, 05-05-2008 07:17 AM
05-07-2008, 08:17 AM Go to last post
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