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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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 08:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Directions toward a career in fitness.

Hello everyone, I recently completed as blog series outlining my experiences in the fitness career path. Hopefully some of you might find it helpful, or at least get some ideas to put to trial. Here's the 3-part series: Directions Toward a Career in Fitness, Part 1 Directions Toward a Career in...

alan aragon‎, 11-18-2009 07:20 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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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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Training somebody with Haemophilia (very serious)

This is a very personal situation I'm asking about. Today, I found out that my 20 day old son has haemophilia. My natural reaction in stressful situations has always been to learn about it and then use that knowledge to overcome whatever barrier I come across. So, I had a look on the Irish...

Environ‎, 10-21-2010 03:13 PM
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Question How did you name your training and fitness business?

How did you decide to name your fitness or personal training business? What factors and considerations did you think about? I'm considering going with my .com which would make sense. However I've been using it for a completely different industry and it would take some time to switch things...

bluebarbell‎, 08-15-2018 11:04 AM
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Can anyone recommend a solid meal planning software?

Hey all - I've been creating meal plans for my PT clients to keep them on track and to bring in some extra $$, but they've become insanely time consuming to continually create on spreadsheets. Can anyone recommend an online meal planning program that they've used to create meal plans and manage...

endofdays1984‎, 08-18-2018 11:17 AM
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Passed ACE Exam!

Hey yall, just a few hours ago I passed my ACE exam! I'm going to share a few tips however, as I don't recommend doing what I did. I've been through 2 years of full time exercise physiology school, and crammed studying for ACE in last minute. A few things I would recommend really nailing down: ...

OperationMayhem‎, 08-08-2018 01:10 PM
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New Personal Trainer

I'm looking at getting certified through ISSA and I was wondering what your experience are like as a trainers. Do you consider yourself employed through a gym or do you work for yourself? Do you create your own hours? How did you branch off and build up your own business?

health4life24‎, 08-08-2018 11:39 AM
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Growing Your Fitness/Personal Training Business

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I have been active on here. I wanted to put together a thread and share some knowledge on running a fitness business, while also learning from other pros on this forum. I'm hoping this can stay productive and avoid turning into a pissing match between...

jonmd123‎, 08-07-2018 01:02 PM
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Nutrition & PT

For most of us trainers, prescribing meal plans, let alone macronutrient ratios and the like, are well beyond our scope of practice. We are supposed to simply tell people about government healthy eating guidelines. Let's have a look at that. Australian healthy eating guidelines for a 19-50yo...

KyleAaron‎, 06-24-2018 04:37 AM
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New to Online Coaching- Any Advice Appreciated

Hi everyone, This is my first time posting in this section, so any and all feedback would be very appreciated. I became certified through ACE back in December and am jumping into coaching clients online. I feel like with this platform I'll be able to reach and help so many other people...

jack191119‎, 05-08-2018 09:57 AM
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Best place to learn about program design

Hey Designing programs and giving clients workouts is intimidating to me. Is there anywhere I can go to read more about program design and how to be a personal trainer from a training stand point?

GoldnBlack‎, 08-13-2018 10:42 AM
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Suggestions how to memorize mobility assessments

I got my ACE personal trainer certification a couple months ago and my first day being a trainer is Thursday. I am fairly comfortable with everything to do with training considering I'm new, but I really struggled with the mobility assessment questions and I have little to no confidence in my...

tlifter‎, 08-13-2018 01:32 AM
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Smile Muscle Imbalance Solution thread

Hey my name is Jaffer and Im new to this website. The only reason i really signed up in the first place was to get advice/tips from people who know how to resolve my problem about muscle imbalances. Back a few years ago i fell off a cliff and messed up my joints and **** and had to lay off the...

ninjadude265‎, 08-10-2018 05:41 PM
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Virtual Personal Training

I'm developing a business model that may require me to train people outside of my local. I have been exploring virtual training options (via webcam) like powhow ? Has anybody ever been trained this way or done any training this way (real time via webcam) ? I'm interested in understanding your...

Jbulltx1‎, 08-07-2018 01:40 PM
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Smile best cert. for someone wanting to train older adults..

wanna focus on over 50. which certification is best or does it matter?? thank you

ptrmull‎, 08-07-2018 05:56 PM
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[AMA] Four years of self-employment

Four years ago today, I started training people out of my garage in the afternoons and evenings, while still training people at the globogym in the mornings. Five months later I did my last shift at the globogym, and have trained people exclusively in the garage ever since. Ask me anything,...

KyleAaron‎, 05-17-2018 10:54 PM
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Ryan's Q&A Thread - Building Successful PT/Coaching Businesses

What's up everyone? Whether you know me or not, I've been on the forums for years. My main threads revolve around my GST program and I've managed them for the past five + years. Feel free to browse them so you can get a feel for who I am and how I operate. First Thread:...

2020Wellness‎, 05-14-2015 12:32 PM
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Good Morning All, I am looking into becoming a CPT. I am looking at NASM and ACE. Can any of you tell me experiences you have all had with either one?

anthonyj1588‎, 05-29-2018 05:27 AM
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Workout and rep count logging

Hello, Anyone using trainerize to log their workouts? Was just wondering when is the most convenient time to log the repetitions. Do you do it during the training or after it?

SWBuilder‎, 08-03-2018 11:24 PM
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Best way to handle obvious trouble clients, need advice

I own a gym in Oregon and we work with all types. We do a little bit of group training, we also have one on one training and some open gym times. We are always super welcoming to all types. I have an interesting situation that must be handled with care and understanding. Never been in this...

GrantsPassGym‎, 08-06-2018 12:24 PM
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Find a real trainer

How do I find a knowledgeable trainer. Not one from la fitness that I know more than...

reignman76‎, 08-05-2018 12:24 AM
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Personal training courses? (Canada)

So I am interested in becoming a personal trainer. I love fitness and been working out for 4 years now and I want to share my love of fitness with other people. I've been google searching for PT courses and noticing that the courses are only online?

Darkman006‎, 08-03-2018 04:23 PM
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Question Anyone done NASM Recertify for LIfe?

Has anyone paid for the NASM Recertify for Life? This allows you to pay a one-time for of $329 and you NASM CPT will be good forever without having to pay recertification fees. You also need to keep current CEUs and CPR/AED certification. Seems like in the long run this saves money, so I'm...

bluebarbell‎, 07-31-2018 11:04 AM
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I am looking to be a PT

The gym owner at the gym I go to said it would be $300-400 to get a certification, so I have to skip that. So I am looking to be a uncertified PT. How do I go about doing this? Do gyms require clients pay them or myself? Would I have to go for gym members willing to pay for training AND the...

will30‎, 05-11-2018 06:32 PM
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Combining being an online pt and in person

I would like to be an online coach/trainer and in-person in a gym. Any advice for someone like myself. I am pursuing the NSCA-CPT. Is it ok to coach without a certification? I have been lifting and learning online for 6 years. Ive coached online one client to start thus far. Is this acceptable?

getbigordie18‎, 07-11-2018 02:46 PM
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Looking for an app for scheduling training sessions and stuff

Do any of you know of a good app where I can do things such as write notes about my clients and schedule sessions with them? Not looking for some chit app that barely works.. I know there are many out there, something that you use and like and works well thanks brahs

perfectday‎, 07-14-2018 06:51 AM
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Getting a social media following

Hi there, I have been an in-person personal trainer for a while now but decided I'm going to pursue the online path. My first real bump in the road is a social media following. I am not sure how to make myself stand out above all these millions of other photos that get posted each second. If...

KevinOosten‎, 07-19-2018 01:35 PM
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