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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: 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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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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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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Personal Trainer Spreadsheet

Does anyone use or have any good ideas on creating a spreadsheet to help speed up creating personal training plans? I was looking for something to help create drop down menus for Tempo/Reps/Exercise. Any advice would be welcome. Currently, I am doing it all manual and it seems to be time consuming....

mxp5714‎, Yesterday 07:02 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 10:28 AM
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Arrow Ace personal trainer

Hello, fam! Did somebody do the ace personal trainer course and has the book scanned or is willing to do it? (5th edition would be great) Thank you in advance.

TzuLLy‎, Yesterday 04:17 AM
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CEU's at the Arnold Sports Festival?

I just wanted to let you know of a very interesting way to earn CEUs. If any of you have attended the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus Ohio before you know how many cool events there are. Now you can get 10 CEU's and a weekend wristband for less than $100! I just thought this was super cool and...

Lacymaq‎, 01-20-2018 12:28 PM
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American Red Cross CPR/AED ONLINE + CLASSROOM good for NASM?

or they have any cheaper option?? It cost $66.

xnbuce‎, 01-17-2018 04:44 PM
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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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Cheap fitness trainer

Personal fitness trainer on true personal level. Why cheap? Big difference in salary and buying power between countries. What can I offer? Everyday communication and complete step by step plan for diet,workout and supplements. People usually give up fast cause they get same copy/paste...

askgym‎, 01-16-2018 07:35 PM
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Certified Health Coaching?

Hello all. I have a question about a potential future career path. I currently have a Masters of Public Health but am considering getting a certification as a health coach (ACE, Primal by Mark Sisson, etc.). This certification would allow me to move my focus from general population health...

Rob334‎, 12-19-2017 12:29 PM
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Whats a good meal planning program for clients?

OK I admit, I'm old school, I been a PT for long time and want to add meal planning to my clients. Which leads me to Evolution Nutrition, I think its a great program with huge database BUT unfortunatly no phone support, only chat or online So anyone here know of a similiar program like EN where...

white sox bill‎, 01-15-2018 02:42 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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I love my job

Nothing beats the ability to cure sickness with exercise.

BlackJack619‎, 12-27-2017 02:19 PM
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ART course for 2.2k

I'm looking at ART course for CEC points. Do you see the benefit as this course is 2.2k?‎, 01-12-2018 04:33 AM
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Older client issue with getting up from a half kneel

Hello, I have an older former client (Mid to late 60s) who came to me recently about trouble when he is in a half-kneeling position. He can't seem to get his balance when standing up and he says it "feels awkward." There's no real pain, but since there's nothing "physically" wrong I can't figure...

alexiscasey‎, 01-10-2018 03:34 PM
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Personal Trainer Problems

Ok lemme here it guys...

AlsEmporium‎, 01-07-2018 04:45 PM
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First personal training job at Latittude gym?

I got my NASM cert and might have an interview coming up with Latittude for my first personal training job. However this will be my first personal training job and the interviewer said I have to train her for the interview. I have never set up a training program and only used programs I found...

Brandan1997‎, 01-03-2018 01:11 PM
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Angry NASM Case Study 6: Jessica Behavior Mods

Okay....either there is something wrong with the web site or I am incredibly dumb. I'm going with the web site. No matter what combination I put in for the behavior modifications, cognitive behavior, coping and intrinsic strategies it's wrong. What is going on?! I know the material and I know what...

alexiscasey‎, 10-05-2017 07:35 AM
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Post Elite Personal training courses

ISSA is providing Bodybuilding Specialist course. Dose anyone know anything about this? What other best courses are available in the market ?

gunjanxcf‎, 01-01-2018 07:45 AM
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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 02:13 AM
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Smile I am proud to be a Personal Trainer

I hope this encourages new Personal Trainers. I started competing in figure shows 10 years ago, and came to a split in my life at 21 years old- fitness model/personal trainer or Air Force Pilot? I LOVED fitness and spent 95% of my time thinking about fitness and nutrition, and the highlight...

Hardness23‎, 12-28-2017 04:32 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 01:32 PM
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looking to become a personal trainer

Hi, Hope all is well. I’ve been looking into becoming a personal trainer and want to go into it right and learn about possible pitfalls in advance and I figured the best way to get my questions answered is to go to the source. If you can spare a few minutes to answer the questions below the best...

steve1112‎, 12-18-2017 07:33 PM
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Trainers in Japan

So I’ve never written on this forum I’ve read tons of articles about lifting in Japan I’m currently in Okinawa and just curious as to where to find a trainer you know someone to help push to that next level of lifting if by some miracle someone is conveniently located here or has been here I’d love...

church288‎, 12-13-2017 08:01 AM
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Starting a Gym in India

So like every athlete or fitness enthusiast even I've certain plans on starting my own gym with the best in class equipment. The reason why I want to come up with this project is that I've been to several gyms in my city. Either they are just money making machines who either have no proper...

SyedZeeshan‎, 12-06-2017 03:32 AM
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Exclamation Question about moment arm and force. (NSCA)

I was under the impression that the longer a moment arm was, the less amount of force needed to move a certain mass. This specific diagram has me confused as it seems to be the opposite. Is it a mislabeled diagram? Does the moment arm being longer and requiring less force depend on the type...

eatbigliftbig92‎, 12-15-2017 03:54 PM
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