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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: 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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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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Has Anyone tried any shavershian fitness diet?

Im looking for a trainer that could do a diet for me, since im stuck with my progress, the thing is, that i've seen a lot of trainers but they charge like crazy ammounts, and i've seen that said shavershian (i know he is zyzz's brother) has a 12 week shred program that is 50€, and thats really...

Osiris95‎, Today 05:12 AM
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I have my NASM Exam Friday - Any Advice on Memorizing Acute Variables Appreciated

Hello everyone! First time poster here. I am a 26 year old male and (as the title says) I have my NASM CPT exam on Friday. Over the past couple of months - (I did the self study) I've managed to read through the book, just taking it chapter by chapter. A normal day was reading one chapter,...

richardg6734‎, Yesterday 07:06 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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Question YMCA Pay Structure for Trainers?

Does anyone have experience of the pay structure for personal trainers that work at the YMCA?

bluebarbell‎, 05-17-2018 02:29 AM
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Training a teenager

I'm meeting with a 13 year old later to help him get started. I'm not a trainer but I figured that I could help him get on one of the novice programs and tell him how to eat. My only fear is that he is quite small and I'm not sure if he will even be able to lift the barbell in some lifts. I have a...

zszoke‎, 05-18-2018 10:26 AM
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Personal Trainer Job Opportunity Overseas

Hi everyone, My name is Angie. I've been living in the Middle East: Doha, Qatar for a bit over 5 years. I moved here from Montreal, Canada because my husband obtained a job with Qatar's National Airline. I'm currently working for a Fitness & Sports Consultation Company; DOHA COACH which...

angela2241‎, 05-17-2018 07:22 AM
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Post Becoming a personal trainer, Ireland

I'm 16years of age in 5th year and I turn 17 next year March 19th. I have a really devout passion for fitness and health and I want to be a 1on1, 1on2 personal trainer. Basically, my question is, where do I start and what can I do right now? What course should I take, can I even start a course now...

Feetnesss‎, 05-17-2018 01:48 AM
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First day as a PT, what was it like?

Hi, I'm hopefully starting my first job as a personal trainer in a commercial gym but a little nervous on the first few days, at least in an office job you can crack on with whatever software you're working with and look busy but as a PT I don't want to be walking around like a headless chicken,...

ohhimark‎, 01-20-2018 09:28 AM
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Which cert is the best

Hey guys how are you doing all I’m looking for a certficate that have a lot information for nutrition and excersies , it’s more in depth for bodybuilding, so which one the best i’m thinking about issa Any idea ??

abodii‎, 05-14-2018 07:11 PM
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Question Fitness Mentors for ACE Good?

Has anyone bought Fitness Mentors ACE study guide and audio lectures? I know FM is mainly focused on NASM but was wondering if people bought the ACE lectures and study guide. Is the ACE version good or bad?

bluebarbell‎, 05-10-2018 12:51 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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Tips for NASM CPT test?

My Uncle is trying to get certified throught the NASM, but he's having trouble studying. For what reason I have no idea, but does anybody have any studying tricks or advice so that he can pass the test? Is there an easy to understand guide he can refer to?

SuperNaturalPat‎, 11-11-2011 02:24 PM
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Has anyone had clients invest in their own gym?

I was recently told by two clients of mine they would be willing to invest in a small personal training gym if I decided to open one. (These are people who do extremely well for themselves.) Space would be no more than 2,000 square feet. Have any of you had a client invest in your fitness...

Takeo5‎, 05-12-2018 08:17 PM
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Trouble training Indian clients.

I hate to create this topic but I'm feeling pretty desperate. My gym is still in the New Years resolution rush and I'm getting waves of Indian clients. You'd think this wouldn't matter but it seems they all share similar traits which is making training them problematic. 1.They have extremely...

Borschtbeet‎, 03-02-2012 04:03 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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HELP! How long for muscle memory to work?

I had to have an emergency appendectomy a week ago and I have to wait another week until I can't start lifting again with LIGHT weights. I've been training for about 2.5 years and weighed around 166 before I had surgery. I have lost approximately 6-8 pounds and half an inch off my arms since the...

mikeg165‎, 05-10-2018 06:36 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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Outside Personal Trainer Allowed in Gym?

Hi, I am a personal trainer with a kinesiology honours degree. I run my own company, "Personal Trainer in Toronto PTinTO dot com. Some of my clients want training at the gym where I workout. They pay their membership fees. The trainers are my gym give me mean faces and are apparently pissed...

torontotrainer‎, 10-19-2009 09:35 AM
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Selling Packages, No Shows, Payment Tracking, Etc! [Self Employed]

I have used the same system for years but it needs a change. I was just wondering how you guys are running things. Right now I am only accepting people who want to train for at least 3 months but I take weekly payments. I am accepting like 3 different forms of payment and it is getting hard...

Thehumancrane‎, 05-01-2018 11:05 AM
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Independent contractor and tax questions

So I've been training at this private studio for a little over a month now and love it. For my qualifications, I definitely feel a little underpaid but I need more experience and so I swallowed that pill. The place has state of the art equipment and I literally don't have to do anything to...

SkinnyBeast24‎, 04-17-2018 06:14 PM
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Client feels nauseous after push ups and planks

This is a first for me. I've had clients feel nauseous from a tough leg day, or conditioning workouts. Never from doing push ups or planks. Pretty much any time he's in that type of position he'll feel it come up. I'm not having him go real hard either. It usually occurs mid set. It's a gentleman...

Takeo5‎, 04-26-2018 08:56 AM
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Easiest and quickest personal trainer cert to obtain?

Don't worry- I am not wanting to become a personal trainer. But I saw an ad for a new fad called stretch therapy and it requires a CPT or massage cert. It is very basic anatomy and they have already trained me. Their company requires a cert for appearance. Which CPT is the easiest/quickest to...

bodybuilding506‎, 04-27-2018 12:13 AM
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Muscle imbalance - What to do?

Hey:) Im looking For some advice for mucle imbalance, Pretty much my entire right side is smaller Than my left side. During training i Feel A Way better pump in my left side. Obviously it is very frustrating. I have tried focusing om form, but it did Not help. Any tips or advice?

SamuelLangdahl‎, 03-22-2018 11:31 PM
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UK - Best Route for Funded Personal Training Certificate?

Hi, I'm from London and I've finished my A Levels the summer before last, started uni but I totally picked the wrong degree, I should've gone the personal trainer route straight away but I'm pursuing it now and really need your advice. As I've left school I have very little money so ideally want...

6weeksillbready‎, 02-13-2011 03:18 PM
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Hi, I've always been into fitness but because of work I've never felt I have been able to put all my time and mental energy into what I feel passionate about. I am considering changing jobs and becoming a personal trainer, is this a good option and whats the write way to go about it? Would just...

peterc1730‎, 04-19-2018 10:24 AM
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