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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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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: 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 06:13 PM
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Best Gyms To Work At?

give reasons. . pay, environment, client availability ect. . .?

ny58‎, 04-23-2008 10:46 AM
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Thank You

Its about damn time us trainers get a proper forum for us to gather Thank you

CWells‎, 04-23-2008 06:31 PM
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Getting into the profession?

Well, I'm only 16. I'm by no means in a rush about what to do when I'm older, but as I get older and older, I keep getting closer to the time when I'll need to make some important decisions, so I figured I'd ask some questions. I've thought about becoming a PT, but have noticed that you can go...

Ryall‎, 04-25-2008 01:30 PM
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Question Studying the art of bodybuilding

As a personal trainer and a student of the art, I want to learn more about bodybuilding (supplements, anabolics, flexing, etc). Any good books out there? Anything more concentrated than mulling over 100s of musclemags and internet sites?

abdomin‎, 04-26-2008 01:40 AM
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First up, i just noticed this section, and it is a great section!!!! anyway, my plan is i want to go to university (im from australia) to study Bachelor of Exercise Science and Sports Science/Commerce Major in Sport Management. Makes me sound smart ay? lol anyway, i want to get more into...

Richoss‎, 04-25-2008 12:18 AM
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training a client who has one arm

ok so i got 4 new clients today in a big meeting (which is pretty much my biggest one day ever) one of them is an 12 yr old boy with a deformed arm i am at a little bit of a loss of what to do since his mom is concenred about him being super uneven any ideas i have some but i would love...

adoniscomplex‎, 04-27-2008 02:30 PM
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i want to be an atheletic trainer for football players. but HOW??

how in the world would i go about being an athletic trainer for college or nfl football teams??? this seems very enjoyable and i would imagine decent income. what schools are there for this and how do i land a job like that?

swordsmanzenn‎, 04-25-2008 03:39 PM
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anyone take the nasm test?

whats the questions like, and what did you do after you got certified

tonymachado123‎, 04-25-2008 05:23 PM
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What to do with my life..

well i went to sixth form after high school and hated it because i didn't care about what i was studying. didn't get any grades, pretty much dropped out after the first year. now i realise i want to be in the sports industry, something to do with weight training or nutrition. right now i'm...

JiP‎, 04-27-2008 03:46 PM
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Everything to know about PT for beginners

I was wondering about PTing, how do I go about getting certified? I go to uni, do i have to take coureses here? or will a gym offer it?

imawake‎, 04-24-2008 01:52 PM
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Ok right now I'm 16 and I love bodybuilding. I want to become a trainer and am going to be taking anatomy next year to get familar with the whole body because even if I am not a trainer I want to be a sports medicine doctor or something of that sort but if this isn't too personal I'm curious what...

An_Animal‎, 04-28-2008 03:43 PM
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From the desk of Charles Staley: This Wednesday (April 30th), I'll be interviewing Luiz Da Silva, Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder of Intelametrix, Inc. During this free conference call, Luis will be explaining the technology behind the BodyMetrix Ultrasound body composition testing...

julijules‎, 04-29-2008 04:55 PM
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Some advice

I went through all the subjects on this board, and there are was a lot great advice. However, I am looking into getting certified and my 24hour fitness is hiring trainers right now. From what I understood by talking to all of them is that 24 trains you to be a personal trainer. Do you guys know...

FreddyKrueger‎, 04-29-2008 05:15 PM
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any other long time trainers?

seems like there are a lot of newly certed people here. Anyone been training longer than say 5 years or so as a full-time trainer? Got the first certification 12 years ago, been full time for 5 now but on hiatus due to back injury, hence all the time I'm on this board. I'm probably done as a...

Sicshift‎, 04-23-2008 11:58 AM
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how to get ur clients to resign

what kinds of things, keywords, phrases do you say that lead up to make your client resign? or do you just flat out say "you need more sessions. did u bring ur credit card?" give me examples of what kind of client u have, what kind of work u did with them, their progress and how u got them to...

mrgeecue‎, 04-27-2008 02:30 AM
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Talking Im Certified!

Yes! passed my exam with an A! I'm thrilled and I already got 2 clients!!! Sorry, had to share!

tiffy_sugar‎, 04-29-2008 08:23 PM
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feeling back/chest

hey all, i've got a stubborn, 19 yo female client who can not, for anyreason "feel" her back and chest while working out. I've tried every technique i can think of for getting her to do this. Squeezing shoulder blades together, slow reps, exaggerating contraction times, faster reps. She says she...

Wosborne‎, 04-30-2008 07:36 PM
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Interested in this field. Information anyone?

im soon to graduate high school and looking for a career in healt/nutrition. how is this field's stability and is it a cometitive job field? how much schooling and how much $$ would one need? thank you :)

Lee-A-Norah‎, 05-01-2008 05:10 PM
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Best School in Michigan for PT?

Anyone know any good programs at Michigan Universities for Personal Trainers

FullOut19‎, 04-30-2008 03:45 PM
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about to take my issa test

first off its great to see a section devoted to this trade. ive been skimming through all the threads and it seems that you guys are open and support each other 100%. i am leaveing a construction job and becomeing a personal trainer i am in the nyc surrounding area and am wondering the ins and...

IRONWORK‎, 05-02-2008 03:43 PM
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any one a s&c coach (college or pro )

i am looking to get more info on making the move to strength and conditioning coaching anyone do this professionally

adoniscomplex‎, 05-02-2008 01:03 PM
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what courses would u recommend?

I mainly want to work for some gym. Help older people. in my town older people have so many health problems... also wouldnt mind specializing in back injury recovery...

luckylynch‎, 05-02-2008 03:59 AM
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U.S Career Institute

Has anyone taken the course on certified personal fitness trainer & nutritional specialist from U.S. Career Institute. It's an online course. I need some feed back iam thinking about takeing the course? Do gyms

homerun16‎, 04-29-2008 10:19 PM
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Person Trainers, A Question For You

Often times on you will see a thread about "idiotic personal trainers" at gyms having their clientelle do things like 100 reps of curls, drop sets for 100 reps, telling them not to deadlift or squat, telling them certain things will hurt them even though most would disagree, the...

MayhemMaker‎, 05-01-2008 06:42 PM
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Need some advice on my upcoming CPT exam

well the title says it all, I'm taking my NSCA-CPT exam on May 3rd. I'm an exercise science major so I'm thinking I should know most of it, but I'm kind of unsure on the legal stuff and other sections of the test. I have some study materials (not the book) and the 3 practice exams and DVD. If...

DaJager_Meister‎, 04-23-2008 10:19 AM
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