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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 10:57 PM
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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 02:05 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program! is test piloting a trainer affiliate program and we’re looking for 50 motivated and results driven personal trainers. This program only applies to certified personal trainers residing in the following states: Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania,...

ForumAlpha‎, 03-24-2014 10:40 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 10:18 PM
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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 08:20 PM
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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 09:12 AM
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Personal trainer with degree in physical therapy

I'm currently a sophomore pursuing a dual-degree in Biology/Physical Therapy. My dream is to have an occupation similar to that of Jeff Cavaliere's from Athlean-X. He seems to be both a physical therapist but also trains athletes/clients. Is it possible with my degree, along with personal training...

konrad1198‎, 02-05-2018 12:52 PM
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What do I need to know before I get into personal training.

Hello BBians, I have been studying plenty of books lately and have been feeding my hunger for knowledge in bodybuilding. With the knowledge i gained from reading these books I trained my self really hard and in a disciplined manner. The results were amazing. The results were better than the...

SyedZeeshan‎, 02-04-2018 10:42 AM
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Training clients on full body routines

How do you structure your weekly training sessions when training clients on a full body routine?

LTFPT33‎, 06-06-2013 08:45 PM
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Did your gym require training beyond a certification?

Hi everyone! I could really use some help with a project I am working on. I'm looking for a list of how much in-house training different gyms offer or require (beyond certification). Here's the basics I need: - The gym name - If you have to complete any in-house training before/after working...

DoorLamp‎, 02-02-2018 03:01 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 01:40 PM
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Training out of Luxury Apartments

I have begun training clients out of higher end apartment gyms this past year. Recently, I've been offered to train clients in group classes at a newer complex in my area. The company has another 2 or 3 complexes they've given me permission to train out of as well. By the way, I've only done 1-on-1...

Takeo5‎, 02-12-2018 11:33 PM
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Should I get personal training?

Sorry if this question has been repeated several times but I believe my situation is interesting. I'm very beginner to the gym and want a trainer to show me how to do different basic moves probably such as push-up, barbell squat, bench press, etc. Everyone in the Bay Area / San Francisco charges...

John61590‎, 01-15-2018 02:55 PM
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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 01:57 PM
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Question Where to find a squat coach?

Hey guys, I've been lifting for a few years now and I've always had trouble perfecting my squat. Any ideas of where to find a real squat coach in Rochester, NY? I'm trying to avoid random personal trainers from just random local gyms because I highly doubt many of them can accurately critique and...

Robilotti9‎, 02-06-2018 02:33 PM
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Best Apps for personal trainers

I am currently a personal trainer at LA Fitness. This is not my ideal place to train but it is my best option right now for where I live and lack of business knowledge to go out on my own. Im looking for a website and app that I can use to build and send workouts to my clients. There are so many...

btvs23‎, 02-04-2018 12:38 PM
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Anyone taken the NASM FNS test?

Just wondering how hard it is.

xxsenix‎, 02-22-2012 09:50 PM
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I'm going to be enrolling in a class to take one of these exams. Which should I take? Which is better?

GetHuge50‎, 01-15-2011 05:13 PM
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National Personal Training Institute

Does anybody on here know about it and know if the schooling is legit? It seems like a good setup bc it has 200 hrs in the gym as well at 300 in the classroom. The program also claims to have great job placement programs if I wasn't going to do my own business. If anybody can let me know about...

1handed87‎, 10-13-2009 12:07 PM
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Unhappy How to go about finding a good personal trainer (to teach me how to properly squat?)

I'm at my wits end on learning how to properly squat. I've read starting strength & COUNTLESS videos. I just can't seem to correct my bad squat. It's been about 6 months since I started learning barbell movements and I have them all down pretty decent besides the squat. I can bench press more than...

merl227‎, 02-01-2018 09:27 AM
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NASM CPT 4th Ed vs 6th Ed material

I took the NASM CPT exam back in 2012 and passed easily. Book and material were 4th edition and now they are on the 6th edition. Over that time I had a job in the field and let my CPT cert lapse while I had a couple other certs that were a bit more effective for me, and now I am moving and...

bcagle25‎, 01-18-2018 09:01 AM
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Smile What accessories help you give the best experience to your clients?

Hi everyone! After months of being a silent bystander I'm finally making my first post =-) I've been working as a PT now for just over 7 months and the growth in my client base has hit somewhat of a plateau. I want to invest in some accessories/ equipment to use with my clients in the gym to...

DavePT90‎, 01-28-2018 08:23 AM
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How long does it take to become a personal trainer

I'm considering it as a part time job and I just want to know

Jim101‎, 07-05-2011 12:31 PM
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Why do so many people hate working out?

Any theories? I'm sure that if you're on these boards, you love it. You love the feelings it gives you when you do it and the satisfaction you get when you see results. Why is it that so many people are the complete opposite? My personal theory: They don't know how to do it correctly. I...

Paul_Rockey‎, 07-12-2009 11:51 PM
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Nsca cpt study tips

I don't know if anyone out there is in the same boat I was in.. but I just couldn't find any solid answers on what kind of material to study for this exam. I understand that we should all know everything, but when it comes to taking a test like this, a little FREE direction can be very helpful. I...

MikeKu825‎, 11-16-2011 08:39 PM
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Resources -Workout Logs

Any good free workout logs or training aids out there. has a customizable workout log that is not bad just wondering if you independant guys make your own or what?

conroeguy34‎, 12-28-2008 09:58 PM
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Best recurring billing merchant/gateway provider?

Best recurring billing merchant? I've used Authorize since 2014 after having problems with Intuit. I have all clients on 28 day billing cycles. Want to compare fees with other places. Intuit had coding messed up where it wasn't allowing me to set up auto billing cycles and it literally took them...

CharlottePT‎, 01-24-2018 04:33 AM
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Free Practice tests for nsca cpt exam

I am studying for my cpt exam and trying to find a practice test to help prepare myself because I take the exam in a couple weeks. Does anyone have any suggestions of practice tests for the nsca cpt exam that are free and I don't have to pay? Any other resources would be appreciated. Thanks!

Gimptrainer16‎, 01-23-2018 02:59 PM
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Training Studio For Sale - Great jump start for a trainer!

Hello, I'm reaching out to you as a fellow personal trainer and gym owner. I own Roseville Strength and Conditioning in Roseville, CA and have decided to sell it to travel out of the country with my better half. I wanted to let you know about it in case you were looking to move or expand into...

briangwaltney‎, 01-22-2018 02:48 PM
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Pararescue Training, anytips????

I just got a new client who is getting ready to go into the Air Force and is quiet determined to become one of the elite. He has set his goal on becoming a para rescue and i was wondering I anyone had some advise on what would be good training regiment for this young man who desires to serve his...

robertmmcgrew‎, 03-04-2010 07:54 PM
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Gym floor hours

Hi, I should be starting a new PT job with David Lloyd gym here in the UK but something I'm still confused about is the hours, they mentioned it'll be 40 hours per week, after a few months the hours will start dropping down. Something I'm utterly confused about is the pay structure, it's...

ohhimark‎, 01-22-2018 04:51 AM
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