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Poll Sticky Thread Sticky: Poll: How To Be overprepared for the NASM

Hey guys ,after posting these past few weeks in here I constantly get pms regarding taking the NASM but that doesn't bother me at all , I am making this post to help everyone in the future on taking the NASM. My NASM experience was a very long one, I drove 3 hours to fail it by 1 point! This was...

Bradster101190‎, 06-07-2011 01:05 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: [new PTs] Wage, percentage and rental

Attached is a rental contract from Goodlife here in Australia . The rest we can't see as the interviewing manager (illegally) wouldn't let the potential "employee" take the rest with them to examine at home (or even worse, let a lawyer see it) and shredded it in front of them. You can see why...

KyleAaron‎, 06-05-2017 09:18 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: QUESTION: Which certificates are the best?

The 'Big 3' certifications are ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. ACSM NASM

Mythic Beast‎, 09-14-2008 09:57 PM
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Researching Personal Trainer Experiences! (Survey)

Hi! I'm researching how personal trainers find new clients and communicate/work with them, particularly clients with a focus on weight lifting and/or bodybuilding, to help in the development of a new app. If you have time to fill out a quick 5-10 minute survey on your experiences, it would be...

cerabee‎, Today 11:46 AM
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Possible Tax deduction?

If I am purchasing supplements, I know they are not tax deductible under normal circumstances, but if I am providing them to a client at a cost or at no cost would that be a deductible expense?

amilleri‎, Yesterday 07:41 PM
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Exclamation Getting my Nasm Certification soon, but I don't know exercise programs for clients

Hi everyone.My name is Meri, and I am studying to become a PT with NASM online certification course. I started weight lifting with a PT 8 months ago, which made me realise I want to become a Personal Trainer myself, but I don't have much experience in this field. The problem is that, in this...

MerishorMeri‎, 04-16-2019 04:11 PM
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Becoming Fitness Instructor/PT in UK

Hello! What do you think about this company - premierglobal co uk. Will there be any problems in finding a job? Because it is not is not recognised by REPs, only from CIMSPA. Thanks everyone for the answers.

Todor97‎, 02-20-2019 02:38 AM
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Post Books recommendation?

Hello i'm not sure if i'm in the correct section but which books do you recommend regarding everything for bodybuilding to read? to gain more knowledge biology wise and other stuff. Because i been workout out for a few years now and i know almost everything regarding training exercises and such...

grizzlybear0‎, 04-16-2019 02:22 AM
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How much to charge to Plan a Diet?

I am trying to figure out what to charge for just a diet plan (and find the right software for that, but that's another story). I would be providing full email support, a diet layout, examples, etc. Also providing a chart for weekly progress for motivational purposes. (weight loss) How much...

E_Scapegoat‎, 03-11-2010 12:57 PM
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Is the NASM CES Exam difficult?

I heard the if you fail the first try that the second try will be the exact same test?

bmichaelhill‎, 02-20-2019 09:25 PM
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terrible "trainer" question

Wasn't sure where to post this so picked this section, feel free to move if necessary. I wanted to see what you guys and gals would do in this situation. I work out at a gym that is more a big warehouse with a lot of crossfit type equipment but its not a crossfit affiliated box. My girlfriend...

Vandeman17‎, 03-07-2019 10:57 AM
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Becoming a PT with no sports degree?

Hello everyone,, Quick question. I'm based in the UK and have been looking into level 2/level 3 gym instructor and PT courses that usually last a few months (sorry not sure what the USA equivent is). Can these courses really lead to a successful PT career? The reason I ask is because a lot...

ronglawin‎, 04-08-2019 09:58 PM
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Smile Nasm cpt 2019

Just passed yesterday on a fist try so decided to give as much info while I can still remember. One question on bones: Bones are levers that's all one one skeletal system: provides support and leverage Heart> what part of heart pumps blood back into the body=left ventricle special...

martiandj‎, 04-04-2019 11:49 AM
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CPR certification

I joined ISSA for my training certification i need to get my CPR/AED. What is the best way to go about it? I have seen different types online, I should be done with my testing in a few weeks, can anyone help thanks.

drive805‎, 06-20-2010 02:51 AM
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Advice for starting a business

Hey guys Ive recently became a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach Im only 17 but have a lot of knowledge in training after competing in powerlifting and weightlifting After some advice on starting a business and any extra pieces of advice on becoming a personal...

westymate‎, 11-04-2018 06:09 AM
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Career Change to PT

I just wanted some input on a career change. Currently working as a structural engineer, haven't been doing it for too long. But what I've found is sitting at a desk drives me nuts, starting to go crazy and feeling unfulfilled. I've recently considered switching to personal training. I've...

dev10251‎, 03-25-2019 02:08 PM
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Overweight friend

Don't know if this is the right place to post but you guys will have the most knowledge with this. I have an overweight friend. He comes form an overweight family so always has been pretty big. This has always affected his confidence and stuff but he's never did anything about it. Recently his mom...

Scubes90‎, 02-25-2019 09:51 AM
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how many here use trainerize and what are your thoughts?

rawcuz‎, 03-15-2019 03:58 PM
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Cert question

I want to become a personal trainer. Is Issa worthless or stick to ace

bassing68‎, 03-21-2019 04:04 PM
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Looking for some personal training

Hey, my name is Justin, sorry if this is the wrong place to ask such a thing. I am 155ish lbs. and I am 6'2. My goal is to hit around 180 lbs. to become more confident in my physique. I've been hitting the gym on average 3+ times a week rotating between different muscles every other day...

PATR10T1776‎, 03-05-2019 01:44 PM
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Exclamation How to sell myself as a personal trainer.

Hello my fellow athletes and bodybuilders. My name is Saif, I just got hired to be a personal trainer yesterday and powerhouse gym in Linden, NJ. I spent practically all day there, shadowing i couple of trainers and such. I've had a job as a fitness instructor before, but it lasted only about 2...

Saif291‎, 01-16-2013 06:57 AM
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How do you come up with creative exercises in circuits?

I am a future personal trainer and I have good knowledge on nutrition but my current training knowledge lacks a bit. I keep seeing those top instagram influencers and trainers doing all kinds of interesting and creative circuits and I was wondering how do they come up with those exercises. Is...

Xellero‎, 01-29-2019 02:37 AM
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Powerlifting PT in Sydney?

Hey Guys, Does anyone know of any PT’s in Sydney (around St george area) that have a focus in powerlifting?

cloud100‎, 03-19-2019 10:10 PM
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Question Bariatric surgery training

Hello, My sibling underwent bariatric surgery about three months ago. I want to hire a trainer. I want to my sibling to put on muscle mass, nothing crazy. I guess my question are there any websites (i.e. I can view with trainers dealing with these category of clients. I...

kayodeg‎, 03-05-2019 10:19 AM
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The official NASM CES study guide thread

I find this to be much more difficult than the CPT, yet we can take the test at home on our computers, open book unlike the CPT. Below are most questions from the practice exam with the correct answer and the page # where the answer can be found. Some questions I didn't include because they were...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 11-04-2011 02:20 PM
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FREE Online sites to advertise your Personal Training?

If anyone has anymore, i'm sure others here can find them helpful in advertising their services ( Great site, where clients can write reviews for you )

MVP‎, 02-19-2009 12:40 PM
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Private facility or box gym to build client base

Hey guys, I’m at a crossroads in my career and want to look to some of the vets for advice. I started my career after grad school in collegiate S&C but got into the private market after my wife and I were tired of bouncing around. I’ve been working at a very successful private gym for the last two...

jalundah‎, 02-03-2019 06:45 PM
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Working towards my CSCS, help me understand part of my textbook?

Hi all, so I am having some trouble right understanding a particular part of my textbook and was wondering if somebody could help explain why you would do this. I don't have a professor or colleges to ask as I am learning on my own with the hopes of passing the certification exam, landing an...

Pops1085‎, 02-03-2019 05:22 PM
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