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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: 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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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: 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 09:40 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 09:18 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 08:12 AM
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Whats apps or websites do you use to help make your life easier.

Im mainly using MyFitnessPal for day to day calorie tracking but they don't seem to have great features for collaboration with clients. Which apps or websites do you find really helpful, or is there anything missing which you think would be cool?

wazzaday‎, 03-03-2018 03:14 PM
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Change in a career path to fitness and nutrition at 35???

Ok so after almost 14 years in the medical insurance industry doing health risk management, I decided to start studying and im currently studying a certification in Exercise Science, already done my certification in Athlete nutrition, done this mainly for myself to better myself as an athlete and...

Tbird1983‎, 03-14-2018 01:21 AM
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Older clients looking to lose weight!

Hi, I've just got a new client an older women looking to lose weight. I know as part of the recommendations that you should do resistance work as well as cardio. Would you suggest a circuit based program with weights? I just find that doing resistance work followed with cardio is boring,...

ocdaustin‎, 03-11-2018 01:49 PM
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Movie Star Transformations

How on earth are celebrity personal trainers able to get average people like Chris Evans and Gerrard Butler ripped to shreds in the space of 16 weeks while people go the gym for years and don't look like that? Am I missing something here?

Dexterbro‎, 03-07-2018 10:27 AM
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Clients training unsupervised

Hi- would like some facts and opinions on giving clients keys to a small personal training gym, giving them a workout with weights/equipment, and letting them do the workout unsupervised. Liability issues? Trusted clients and Trainer is unavailable to supervise at the time they want to train.

hmbach‎, 03-10-2018 06:10 AM
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UK people - anyone heard of FitLearn?

Hi everyone, so I've decided to take my Level 2 and 3 PT certs. I had been thinking of Lifetime (, but then ran into this provider, which apparently awards the same certs at a much lower cost. It's...

Luca2‎, 07-20-2017 09:48 AM
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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 11:38 AM
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How do I find clients? Brand new trainer.

So, I received my certification last year from a collegiate institute, actually went to school for PT. I live in NYC, the money I took to keep myself a float is starting to dwindle so I need clients like, NOW. I am a freelance personal trainer. I do not work for a gym. There are places here in...

Reps4HayZeus‎, 03-07-2018 01:34 PM
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Trying to become a CPT in Colorado

Sorry if this was poted before -- Just looking for the bottom line quickest way to become certified as a PT in the state of Colorado. Thanks

tbTwelve‎, 03-05-2018 01:56 PM
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Question Looking for an old friend, Frank Hodge Cartersville, GA

Is Frank Hodge Cartersville, GA still around?

AbdelH2O‎, 03-07-2018 08:14 AM
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What I don't like about NASM, Looking for Alternitives.

I've been looking for PT certification as a 2nd job, hobby, retirement job. I took NASM's first two lessons free to try it out and also hired a NASM CPT for 10 lessons to see what they knew. What I didn't like about NASM is it was extremely strict and to the book about what you can suggest to your...

jwnova99‎, 02-25-2018 06:39 AM
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Becoming a PT with no sports degree?

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 of the PT's I know...

Ruaridh321‎, 03-03-2018 04:56 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 01:48 PM
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Squishy muscles

So my Trainer was poking my muscle and said they are kind squishy. His muscles are rock hard and mine are hard but still kinda squishy. he is not sure why, i work out just as hard as him, i eat more portien then him. I have just as much streanghth and more bulk, he is 6% BF and i am 9%BF, we are...

Fankango‎, 01-13-2010 09:06 PM
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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 11:52 AM
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ok I've been lifting for like two years now, I'm an mma fighter I'm 20 years old and in great shape. I'm 5'8 and 180 pounds, pretty muscular but not muscle bound... Well last week like tuesday I was kinda sick sore throat stuffy nose nothing too big... I shrugged it off stayed out late and had fun...

chupak‎, 04-10-2010 01:39 AM
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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 09:42 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 07:45 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 02:01 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 12:40 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 10:33 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 01:55 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 12:57 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 01:33 PM
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Anyone taken the NASM FNS test?

Just wondering how hard it is.

xxsenix‎, 02-22-2012 08:50 PM
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