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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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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: 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: 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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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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Thumbs up How difficult would it be to attract new trainers/instructors to my studio?

I would like to officially open a fitness studio in my area, but have very little idea of the market demand for this. The location I have in mind is approximately 2,200 square feet and I would like to renovate the space to include an aerobic fitness floor, mirrored walls, a front desk and cafe...

iFitnessStudio‎, 06-28-2017 07:43 PM
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gym closed followed by some weird happenings

I dont know if Im putting this in the right place but Im wondering if anyone can explain this to me. The gym I was working at recently closed down with less than 24 hours notice. no one got any refunds for memberships or training or anything. The former gym owner called me the next day and said...

gangrel‎, 07-21-2017 10:19 PM
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Share your website!

Hey folks, I haven't seen many posts on here of PTs sharing their blogs and/or personal training websites. I would love to follow more people in this industry, so feel free to share your pages. A little bit about me: I have been training for 7 years (Powerlifting and now Fitness...

WeeRocket‎, 05-23-2017 08:15 AM
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Interveiw @ GoodLife Fitness

Hi Guys, I jus got my PTS cert. (CanFitPro) a month ago and i have my first interview with GoodLife tomorrow afternoon. I jus need some advice.... 1. What should i wear?? (dress clothes/ sweats) 2. What type of questions should i expect to hear? 3. Should i perpare a workout plan? I jus...

sharpfitness‎, 02-18-2010 12:03 PM
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Can i train people without a certification?

I am currently studying for the ACSM cpt exam and taking the test in September. I was just wondering though, are there any legal issues with training without a certification.. for example if I want to start training someone now before officially passing the test and receiving the cert could i get...

Holisticmerlina‎, 07-19-2017 03:25 PM
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Lightbulb Obstacle Course Race Training Program

I have been working with other elite obstacle course racers on a bootcamp style training program for those who are preparing to run an obstacle course race/mud run. I wanted to get some insight from you experts who have run bootcamps in the past that are this 'niche-specific'. We are having...

OCRChris‎, 07-20-2017 09:15 AM
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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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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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Lightbulb Trainers are only human!

are we allowed to vent? no? okay. how about going home after work and sharing with your significant other how your day went? Sharing with you online? I need to know that my job's craziness is normal! I work in a corporate, big name's got some of those crazy moments that only a...

noBSplease‎, 07-18-2017 03:59 PM
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Thumbs up Looking for an online personal trainer

Hi All, I'm new here and looking for an online personal trainer to help me with setting up an exercise and nutrition plan. I'm 41 with some joint (knees & elbows) and lower back issues and just getting back into the gym after about a year layoff of regular exercise in the gym. I just signed up...

aehardin‎, 07-15-2017 09:58 PM
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NASM Question

How does the forum work and or how do you contact your Guide/Trainer?

ACharlton83‎, 07-17-2017 12:59 PM
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Question Business Owner & Need Opinions On Selling Online Coaching

20 year old Personal Trainer from Sydney Australia with own Personal Training business. Hasn't exactly kicked off yet at the gym I operate my business out of but maybe this can assist in putting the business on it's feet This is what I've come up with: 💻 ONLINE COACHING 💻 🤔WHAT'S INCLUDED ✅...

WarriorCond‎, 07-15-2017 06:07 AM
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ISSA CPT final exam

hey guys, Have any one done The ISSA final exam , i am reslly struggling to do it , I have 6 essays to do and 2 case studies, now the 6 essays do they have to be from the book or just i can use other references ? and the case studies I am really struggling with the 55 yrs old golfer , and 14...

brynrees‎, 01-11-2013 02:20 AM
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Which certification for fun? (not PT, just aficionado)

Hello everyone, TL;DR: what qualifications can I do to take my bodybuilding/fitness hobby to the next level, be more aware of the correct technique and help myself with minor injury treatment? I have been going to the gym for a while and I love it. I would like, however, to bring my knowledge...

theriel‎, 07-16-2017 12:09 PM
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Want 1 pt session

Hopefully this is in the right section as I am not a personal trainer but rather someone who is interested in personal training. I work for a gym that gives employees free membership; however, any employee who is interested in personal training needs to pay for their membership plus personal...

veronikafit‎, 07-09-2017 08:19 PM
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ACE exam - SUCKS!!

I just took the ACE certification exam - and let me tell you it is ****ing horrible. I have worked out since I was in 7th grade, played college level athletics, and 2 years of kines classes at penn state and I failed by ONE question. I was second guessing my answers the entire time - most of the...

Farmrodd2223‎, 02-25-2010 01:23 PM
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Searching for an online personal trainer

Hello, i've been trying ro loose weight now since a long time, but nothing really works permanently. So i thought it would be better to have someone that maybe went trhought something similar like me and can help me achieve my goal. right now i weigh 230Ibs. My main goal is it to build muscles! ...

Ria11‎, 07-15-2017 07:37 AM
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Denton Texas free weight trainer?

Update: to be clear, I'm looking for a free weight expert, not free training. Lol. I showed this to a friend and he thought I was looking for free services. Hello! I'm looking for someone in the Denton Texas area that can help me perfect my form & increase my gains. I've been using the...

arocko1287‎, 07-15-2017 08:08 AM
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Smile My DIY Personal Training Studio

I thought it might be productive to document the construction of my personal training studio here, so feel free to comment, criticize or critique as I post the steps and offer your thoughts on what you like/don't like or what you would've done differently. The space is a 3,000 sq ft house that...

401Delta‎, 06-14-2017 08:00 PM
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Crossfit Certification vs. NASM/ACSM Certifications

Hello, I have been following this forum for quite sometime now and have learned a bunch of useful information that I did not know. Currently I am about to graduate from college in a few weeks and plan on pursuing a career in personal training. However, I am a real big crossfit addict and have been...

dangar229‎, 04-17-2013 06:40 PM
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Lightbulb Can I be a personal trainer at a gym, but rarely use weights with clients?

I'm not a personal trainer, but I'm considering becoming one. I used to work out with weights but now I don't anymore. Now I just focus on cardio, calisthenics, Pilates/yoga and other stuff like trx and battle ropes. Yes I know I'm a little girl because I dont use weights. And in terms of not...

nycfitnessdude‎, 07-09-2017 02:17 PM
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Personal Training over seas without a degree?

Does anyone know of any countries outside of the middle east where an American trainer could get a work visa to go work as a personal trainer without having a degree?

unamuno200‎, 06-24-2017 09:57 AM
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Moved: Put on some muscle

xxmaruader007xx‎, 07-08-2017 07:29 PM
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The Functional Movement Screen & Y Balance Test for Improved Personal Training

The FMS Screen and Y- Balance Tests are an effective method for determining faulty movement patterns that lead to injury. After conducting the screen, a personal trainer can learn determine which corrective exercises are helpful for improving a movement pattern. For example is a client has had...

maximusr86‎, 06-27-2017 12:12 PM
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AUSTRALIAN PTs... need advice regarding furthering education

My girlfriend has just finished her cert3/4 for personal training. However, she is very interested in the nutrition aspect of things. She has a great physique and really knows what she's doing in the gym as well as with her diet and wants to be able to help her clients more with the diet side of...

ModernLifeIsWar‎, 07-07-2017 10:31 AM
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