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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: [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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Post This is REALLY how much money you will make as Personal Trainer

If you have experience and information regarding a particular health club, your help in building this list for the sake of all personal trainers is greatly appreciated. Reminders: If you are a personal trainer, unless you are working floor shifts or employed at a very unique club, you are...

mrJustinPierce‎, 10-19-2010 07:34 PM
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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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Whats a catchy name for a group exercise class for WOMEN (read des.)

Hey so Im creating a group ex. class just for women. Mainly lower body (hips,thighs, butt) and some core and maybe arms. I believe a lot of new people who come to your class is all in the name. I see women look at our group ex. schedule and base what they will take soley on the name and not even...

kjhaveri‎, 09-08-2009 10:47 AM
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on average how much do personal trainers make??

thinking about doing some courses, but wanted to know how much they make on average?

peco_12345‎, 06-16-2009 09:26 PM
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Building an Online Fitness Business

I figured I'd make a thread for those of you fit pros out there trying to leverage themselves on social media and get started in the online fitness realm. "Online personal training" is something that has grown over the past few years and is in the early stages of development, but I believe it...

dwill094‎, 11-07-2017 08:21 AM
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how often should I workout each muscle group?

How often should I work out each muscle group? I hear a lot of people work out each muscle group twice a week etc, chest twice, biceps twice, and then I read that body builders only work em out once a week. What do you guys recommend for the best results.

mrcupide2‎, 03-19-2010 07:49 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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whats the average salary for a personal trainer?

i know this sounds like a shallow question but ive been searching for an answer for ages and have found varied answers? thanks

thewombraider‎, 05-16-2012 04:22 AM
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Pec Deck- Machine: Good or BAd?

Ok, I received an article awhile ago from Men's Health Mag complaining about the machines to avoid in the weight room. The one that struck me the most was the Pec Deck. Here's what they claimed. Men Healths: "The myth: Its a super safe and very effective way to work your chest muscles. ...

RealXtrav‎, 10-10-2010 08:54 PM
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Can I become a personal traner without being certified?

Is it legal for me to train clients without having any sort of certification? Of course I will tell them I am not certified, but is there anything illegal about it?

Lopez27‎, 07-01-2011 01:07 PM
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Anterior deltoid pain while doing bench press

I know this thread is for pts to help each other with training clients but I need some help, Ok so this has been on for a while but I've been able to work past it till now. I get some tension in my left shoulder, it's a deep place under my ant delt sometimes I feel it moving around in the line...

andres1233321‎, 01-29-2012 08:52 PM
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Looking for trainers/online clients to review my site

Hey everyone, David here. I’ve pulled the trigger on my side venture and launched my business. I’m looking for honest constructive feedback on my website. The address is If this is not allowed, let me know. If you could reply in a PM that’d be great. Regards,

cookedgoose‎, 11-02-2017 12:41 PM
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Question about the back and chest

Very simple question thank you. Does your upper back grow with your chest or not? Like example let's say you have been hitting your chest like a mad man and neglect back and you see results, so would your back still grow or just stay the same? Edit: Oh right the red. I was "blessed" by...

GeneticMuscle‎, 10-24-2017 03:50 AM
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Anyone paying for ads on facebook?

If so...give us the skinny :D.

401Delta‎, 11-06-2017 11:59 PM
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Is ISSA a good enough certificate?

Hey guys, I am currently overseas and have some down time at night. I found a place where I can get my Personal Trainer and a few other certificates for free. They will all be covered by the military. I was just wondering if anybody has ever heard of this or if it legit. Will it be good enough or...

Young-n-Ready‎, 12-18-2009 01:13 AM
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Exercises for obese/overweight people.

Hi folks I am a newly qualified PT, I am training my first paying client tomorrow, my area of expertise is muscle building but obviously this game is mostly about weight loss. The girl I am training tomorrow is obese, she doesn't have great flexibility and so I am wondering what exercises...

Luffers‎, 04-19-2009 07:07 AM
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The biomechanics behind putting a plate under heels for a squat

Hi all, can someone please explain the biomechanics behind putting some plates under your heels when doing a squat? My take on it is that it forces your centre of gravity in a more anterior direction, placing less strain on the posterior muscles (hamstrings, glutes, etc). Does having...

markyyyyyy‎, 01-06-2011 03:50 AM
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Working At L.A. Fitness: Advice/Opinions Please?

I was recently hired at L.A. Fitness as a Membership Sales Counselor. I needed a job badly so I threw caution to the wind. Everyone seems very shady. The managers keep showing off their Rolex watches. They keep talking about their 100K salaries. It just gives a wrong vibe. I started researching...

DracoMalfoy‎, 09-25-2008 09:13 AM
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Ace vs nasm

from all the bad reviews I have read about people taking the ACE exam and failing because they give you 3-4 answers and you have to choose what ACE preaches to get it right. Some people have said if you dont know everything in the ACE manual its very hard to pass the test and if you didnt learn it...

vancityrolla‎, 01-27-2012 10:19 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 11:31 AM
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Thank you gift for my personal trainer??

Hi everyone... I'm not a trainer but wanted your opinions or ideas for a thank you gift for my trainer who is moving away. Ive spent almost a year working with him, and hes helped me so much and has changed my life. He's been like a dad or mentor to me. I wanted to get him something to show my...

Zenwren‎, 10-22-2011 02:43 PM
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ISSA Case Studies

Just wondering what peoples' thoughts are on the two case studies for the ISSA cert. Any suggestions would be helpful. Case 1: CLIENT PROFILE: CHAD EVERMORE Age Gender Resting Heart Rate Height Weight Body Fat Percentage 55 Male 80 bpm 6'2" 180...

Stallionforce‎, 11-15-2010 04:54 PM
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NCCPT a good program?

Hi, There is a groupon for classes and the test with the National Council of Certified Personal Trainer for 70% off. Does anyone have any feedback about this program. The price is right, but I want to see if this a good program.

GlamourPuss1980‎, 11-05-2012 09:47 AM
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NHE Certification Personal Fitness Management Specialists Job

NHE Certification Personal Fitness Management Specialists Job sent my resume to NHE for the PFMS position. I've done a lot of research on the company and have found them to be legit. The problem is the mastertrainer exam they use to test your expertise. Everyone says it's harder than...

wiscoek‎, 02-08-2013 06:37 AM
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Personal Training at LA Fitness

For those who have taken personal training at LA Fitness or work there. What are the rates? How much does it cost per session, and if you sign up for a longer time, is it cheaper?

richgp‎, 06-06-2012 07:00 PM
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