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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: About becoming a personal trainer

I get a lot of messages and questions from would-be and new trainers, and most dedicated gym-goers have at some point wondered about becoming a PT, so this goes out to them. Any questions or comments, fire away. Sr9FXdWc9l8

KyleAaron‎, 06-10-2019 05:13 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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Question Online Nutrition or Physical education Programme

Hey guys, i have a Certificate in Physical Education and I want to further my education but online would be the most appropriate place to do so. So i need to find a credible online degree program college that offer, Sport Science, exercise Science, Sports Pedagogy or Nutrition and Dieteics. Any...

#1 P.I.M.P.‎, 11-16-2011 07:23 PM
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Question for a personal trainer at la fitness ballys or 24 hour fitness

I am going to get my personal trainer certification n I wanted to train at one of these gyms. My question to u is how does the pay n hours work? Do u work around your clients scheadul or does the gym make u go in a certain amount of hours or what? N does the gym pay u or u only make what the person...

$big_boy$‎, 09-30-2009 07:19 AM
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questions regarding certification

Greetings, im from Pakistan and would like to pursue a certification in personal training and/or nutrition. i'd like to know if theres any way of getting certified online or through some distant learning program, cuz i dont see myself visiting the states anytime in the near future. how do i...

- sZ -‎, 08-24-2009 07:39 AM
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Question The Athletic Certification Training Commission (ACT)

I read through a sticky on this personal training forum; which in turn led me to a website that compared the rates each personal training certification costs. After looking around on the website I came across online courses to become a certified personal trainer, these courses caught my attention...

-BodySculptor-‎, 04-25-2010 06:36 PM
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So i have an interview tomorrow, need help on what to wear

So i have an interview for a trainer position at a Cardinal Fitness on tuesday, Im not sure as what i should wear to it since it being a gym. Do i wear dress pants and dress shirt? Or maybe some dark jeans and a dress shirt? Also i told to send my resume into the guy who hires all the trainers...

-DRENN-‎, 07-25-2010 06:13 PM
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Passed my Cert test today!

So i passed my Nesta Certification Test today....Feels so good to accomplish that! Reps for everyone!

-DRENN-‎, 06-25-2010 12:38 PM
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2000+ reps for skinfold chart

Mine got wet so I need a new one. I'm looking for a 4 point: Male: chest, scapula, ab, thigh Female: tri, scapula, illiac, thigh Thanks

-Ironside-‎, 09-16-2008 06:33 PM
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Anyone train from home/building home gym

I've been out of the personal training business for a few years, not out of practice just not in practice. Anyways, I'm building a home gym but not just any home gym. I own a 3000sqft insulated warehouse with 30' ceilings on my property. It used to be for heavy machinery, etc but now I've been...

-Ironside-‎, 11-10-2014 07:27 PM
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Nasm cpt

I'm planning on getting certified with NASM so I have a few questions for those of you that have already completed this cert. 1) What materials are necessary in order to successfully pass the exam? 2) How much time should I put towards studying for the exam before I actually take it? 3) What...

-JW-‎, 07-21-2011 09:52 PM
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Critique my website! Unfiltered Aquatics

I'm building my own webpage specifically for strength training for swimmers. I am still in the beginnings going to add more pictures and information but the overall layout is complete. Let me know what you think so far and give me feedback negative comment are welcome as long as they are...

-K2-‎, 02-13-2015 11:25 AM
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hey guys, i live in canada and i want to be a personal trainer. i absolutely love everything about fitness. i just dont know... how to become one ? :$ what are the classes/courses i gotta take ? do i need college/uni ? i also wanna learn about nutrition, strength training, conditioning...

-Rocky-‎, 05-27-2010 05:40 PM
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Why do so many pts

neglect to mention anything regarding diet and nutrition to their clients??

.Zaher.‎, 12-21-2009 03:43 PM
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Riding a bicycle...

Hey, I am not a personal trainer but I would like to ask you all in the Personal Trainers Section a question. Have you ever had your clients ride a legs were sore from my leg workout and I thought I should ride my bike and work some of the soreness out of them. After I got back I did a...

//\\//ate-\\//\\//elt‎, 07-27-2009 07:41 AM
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I had a conversation with a harvard educated doctor today

I asked her how to measure my bodyfat expecting to learn a new method better than the cheap china calipers i picked up.... She was completely amazed by the sight of calipers and the concept of bodyfat. It was like she hadn't discovered fire yet.... Seriously what kind of a doctor doesn't know how...

000new000‎, 07-22-2014 06:46 PM
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Prefer ISSA or ACE or ACSM?

Which one do you prefer? Which one is better if one is to migrate to Europe without already having a work permit?

007richierich‎, 11-08-2017 10:54 AM
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Reporting CEUs for NSCA CSCS

Hey guys, i am reporting my CEUs for my CSCS and i had some questions. As i input all this information of my seminars, first aid renewal, and personal development (i am a PT). What is to stop people from lying and just entering false information instead of paying for the costly conferences and...

00gsxr750‎, 03-11-2011 03:20 PM
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Personal nutrition plan

Is there anyone available to make me a plan based on my macros im looking for a plan to loose weight currently 20% body fat need to reduce to 13 / 12 % i know there might be a cost involved let me know your price.

00murtagh00‎, 04-25-2016 06:35 AM
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Angry Hi im new and would like some advice

I use to work out alot before i got married. now 4 years on im back on it, i have a free gym but also started collecting gym stuff for my home gym. i am 6.1" 30 years old and weigh 82.2kg my fat % is 17 as of the new year i have changed what i eat.

00murtagh00‎, 01-02-2014 05:53 PM
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Ranger school

Any ideas on how to train for ranger school? I know is pretty physically and mentally demanding, I got a new client/friend who may get a slot for ranger school and was asking for my help, I was planning on training him 10-15 reps with drop set until muscle failure to be able to push him to his...

0800tony‎, 06-28-2011 05:47 AM
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Some help for a Marine throwing around the idea to become a personal trainer

Hey guys and gals, I have been thinking of becoming a personal trainer. A lot of my job in the Marines is getting people overweight to get in our regulations for BF% or weight. I myself love fitness and nutrition life style. Now i would like to educate the rest of the world. But i am running into...

08yellowCR‎, 12-12-2011 02:01 PM
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Help with decision :-)

Hi all I've recently got back into lifting again and now I'm struggling with which path to take and dieting options, I'm 160lb's and 5ft9 and 23 years old with 20% bf, I would like to gain muscle and good definition but also get bigger as I feel my frame is too small, can anyone please give me some...

0owayneo0‎, 07-29-2013 02:25 PM
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A Certification Question

I'm looking to eventually obtain both my Canfitpro Nutrition and Wellness Certification, and my Personal Training Specialist. I only really have one question. Do you need to be a certain age to obtain your certifications?

0toHero‎, 12-10-2011 05:19 PM
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Need as MUCH help as possible. Ok so last time I ever workout/jog/ even SWEAT Was September 2013. I sprained my knee due to a basketball league i played in, so I basically became a fat ass until My knee healed. So 7 months later(March is about to end so I'm going to start on April) I decided to...

10King10‎, 03-27-2014 02:54 PM
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What or how much would you expect to pay in rent if you worked at a training studio?

Hello community, If you where an independent contractor, then what do you think would be a fair price to pay per training session at a training studio or gym? Would you prefer to pay a variable rate, (per training session) or would you prefer to pay a fixed flat rent? If rent how much is a...

110naturalfit‎, 05-08-2012 09:26 PM
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What's up guys. Just graduated college and offered a job as a trainer today. The guy says he wants me to help run crossfit classes. I've been lifting about 4 years but never done any form of cross fit, don't really know anything about it. What should I really familiarize myself with? I mean is it...

1122BigC‎, 06-22-2016 03:11 PM
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