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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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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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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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Lawsuit against personal trainer

Here is the case: Considering the growing trend of obesity, even among young people, sports and recreation programs will continue to be faced with training and offering services to the out-of-shape individual. To what extent is a duty owed to protect someone who has not worked out for a long...

izyman123‎, 04-18-2018 11:15 AM
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Just passed my NASM CPT exam!

I think that if an average person took it they'd get maybe 5 questions out of knowledge (even if they work out). For people taking it soon, make sure that you HIGHLIGHT every single number in the book, the questions get specific. Also make sure you know every column on page 169 (the low back arch,...

AndyS‎, 12-30-2009 03:04 PM
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How do I find clients? Brand new trainer.

So, I received my certification last year from a collegiate institute, actually went to school for PT. I live in NYC, the money I took to keep myself a float is starting to dwindle so I need clients like, NOW. I am a freelance personal trainer. I do not work for a gym. There are places here in...

Reps4HayZeus‎, 03-07-2018 01:34 PM
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Jacked up Elbow (Suggestions?)

Hi I am a first time user attempting to get advice on this forum. THought I’d post here at the age of 35 knowing that most of us aren’t bulletproof anymore. Here’s my deal: since junior high I could never fully supinate my right hand. Only hammer curls until college I started to force a...

mistermanguy‎, 04-11-2018 11:16 PM
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Exclamation How to Pass the ACSM CPT in 2017 or later

Hey, has anyone taken the ACSM CPT and have tips for passing? I am currently studying and saw the old thread so, thought I would ask . TIA!

rhafit‎, 04-09-2018 10:04 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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Okay, PT I know morjarority of you have gone through this, but now I need your help in helping me make the right choice. I know the difference between NPTI & NASM NPTI (Sacramento) is a hands-on education that will fully prepare you to enter the competitive job force. Graduates of NPTI will...

Llgarcia5‎, 11-19-2017 11:33 AM
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Smile Advice for a guy trying to get his Personal Training Certificate

I've heard it can cost up to 7,000 dollars and take about 6 months to get a certification for personal training. I'm not looking to become one, but want to have the experience in case I need to do it someday as a backup career. Since, my career path is Physical Therapy. Who knows, I could...

TheyMirin‎, 12-12-2017 02:49 PM
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How much to charge to Plan a Diet?

I am trying to figure out what to charge for just a diet plan (and find the right software for that, but that's another story). I would be providing full email support, a diet layout, examples, etc. Also providing a chart for weekly progress for motivational purposes. (weight loss) How much...

E_Scapegoat‎, 03-11-2010 12:57 PM
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Becoming a PT with no sports degree?

Quick question. I'm based in the UK and have been looking into level 2/level 3 gym instructor and PT courses that usually last a few months (sorry not sure what the USA equivent is). Can these courses really lead to a successful PT career? The reason I ask is because a lot of the PT's I know...

Ruaridh321‎, 03-03-2018 04:56 PM
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Trying to become a CPT in Colorado

Sorry if this was poted before -- Just looking for the bottom line quickest way to become certified as a PT in the state of Colorado. Thanks

tbTwelve‎, 03-05-2018 01:56 PM
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Clients training unsupervised

Hi- would like some facts and opinions on giving clients keys to a small personal training gym, giving them a workout with weights/equipment, and letting them do the workout unsupervised. Liability issues? Trusted clients and Trainer is unavailable to supervise at the time they want to train.

hmbach‎, 03-10-2018 06:10 AM
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Starting My Online Personal Training Business

Been training people for years but just recently decided to make the leap of getting into it professionally. Trying to put myself out there in every area possible to build a clientele. Thanks!

Guyer20‎, 03-17-2018 12:35 AM
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Change in a career path to fitness and nutrition at 35???

Ok so after almost 14 years in the medical insurance industry doing health risk management, I decided to start studying and im currently studying a certification in Exercise Science, already done my certification in Athlete nutrition, done this mainly for myself to better myself as an athlete and...

Tbird1983‎, 03-14-2018 01:21 AM
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How to find a good training and nutrition coach?

Hello everyone. I'm new to all of this forum stuff. But figured this would be the best place to find what I'm looking for. I'm a 27 year old male. 5 foot 8 inches tall. I weigh around 290 lbs. I am looking for a good coach. Would prefer a local one in Oklahoma so I can communicate face to face...

mattwood2356‎, 03-31-2018 11:19 PM
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Unhappy Unbalanced quadriceps muscle

Hi guys, how to balance quadriceps ? what do you suggest me for left quadriceps muscle..

turklirasi‎, 03-29-2018 11:50 AM
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Help Fixing Posture/Pain (Pics)

So I've been dealing with back/hip pain for years now. All of my pain is located on my right side (Tattooed shoulder) and mainly my lower back and hip on my right side. My lower back is constantly stiff on the right side and bending over is difficult/awkward and there is some slight to moderate...

jakep2021‎, 03-29-2018 08:36 AM
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What happened with TAFE? Negative Reviews (Australia)

I have been searching for a good Personal training course for a while now. And i stumbled across on Tafe's course: DIPLOMA OF SPORTS DEVELOPMENT (FITNESS). It looked very cool but I was searching reviews from earlier students but i couldn't find any at all. I had no idea if it's good or bad but...

Bennysvarpe‎, 03-27-2018 04:58 AM
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Cool Best online certification for international students ?

Hello, there. I live in a country where education about strenght and conditioning is simply bad. Having a certification in the US would be a big edge over competitors (by the way, my objective is not working in the US). But I dont know any certification besides ISSA, that have online courses....

broncobr‎, 03-26-2018 06:31 AM
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American Sports & Fitness Association - legit yes or no??

Hi Guys, Does anyone know if this company is legit??? company is endorsed by according to the website. prices seem reasonable and I thought they could be useful for Continuing education credits etc (not a stand alone cert) Does anyone have any experience with this company or...

DR7‎, 12-30-2010 11:16 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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Diagnosing and training clients with back pain

Hi guys, Im looking for any good recommendations for reading materials whether it be a book or online where as I can build some knowledge on how to diagnose and train clients with the intention of improving and maybe completely rehabbing back injuries and/or every day back pain. All within my...

Feakins‎, 03-18-2018 10:54 PM
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Is it weird to ask a pt to look at you with no shirt?

i kinda feel like it would help him to better target what relay needs work but i feel like it is an awkward thing to ask.

KCMann‎, 03-17-2018 05:49 AM
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