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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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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 http://www.acsm.org/ NASM http://www.nasm.org/

Mythic Beast‎, 09-14-2008 09:57 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program!

Bodybuilding.com 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 Bodybuilding.com 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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Smile CSCS from an exercise science major's perspective

Hi all! I'm planning on taking the NSCA CSCS exam sometime in the near future and I wanted some insight from fellow exercise science majors. I have seen many threads describing the difficulty of the exam, but these are typically from people who do not have degrees in the field. Exercise science...

ninjachick94‎, 05-20-2017 05:55 PM
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Which Exercise Is Best To Lose Weight?

Hello guys, I am facing some sensitive issues with my health. My weight is near about 92 kg and doctor suggested me to reduce weight as much I can, but I found it quite hard work.Can anyone expert here who can let me know the best and easy way to reduce weight without much physical work? Or any...

Kevfoley11‎, Yesterday 06:01 AM
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Properly Cueing Clients

I realize this may be somewhat vague but ill try my best. I am a newer trainer and while i feel very comfortable with program design and exercise selection, i have some trouble with proper cueing. I find it difficult to explain an exercise and help the client to execute it properly and to correct...

N0FearNick‎, Yesterday 08:34 AM
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why do personal trainers also have their "clients" use non sense exercises

I see it so much in the gym, preacher curl machine and other useless exercises (exercises for biceps, isolation tricep exercises) is almost always used by like..at least...6-7 trainers with a large variety of clients over time. I've heard similar things from other people from other gyms. I also...

squat4speed‎, 01-22-2009 10:06 AM
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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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Has anyone setup online store/ebay store with a drop shipping account (supplements)..

I currently get major brand supps from a large distributor for my clients where I can just drop in and get them at a discount off the wholesale rate. Usually about 20-30% cheaper than what I see in stores around here depending on the manufacturer I was considering opening an ebay store and...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 01-01-2013 12:33 PM
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If I had certified for training people how do I get a gym job afterwards?

If I had certified for training people how do I maximize my chances of applying to a job in a gym? For example there is a thread of in need trainers.

JeanDamn‎, 05-19-2017 03:47 AM
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Training men and women

I am considering closing my gym to any new males, unless their spouse brought them in. Most are too irresolute and disorganised to get started, let alone keep on. 9/10 women who start make it through 3 months, but only 1/3 men. Fellahs, you're letting our side down. Thoughts?

KyleAaron‎, 04-20-2017 08:41 PM
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Post So Ya Wanna Start A Personal Training Business.

It's been awhile since I've posting at Bodybuilding, hoping to get back into it. In the meantime, I've been doing business and lifestyle coaching. I've also investing tens of thousands of dollars into learning how to market for myself, and other businesses. Hoping to contribute what I can,...

johnmkillian‎, 04-16-2017 05:39 PM
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What are some good books about the anatomy of the human body?

What are some good books about the anatomy of the human body?

JeanDamn‎, 05-20-2017 01:02 AM
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Personal Trainer-Myrtle Beach SC

Currently looking for a personal trainer for a female athlete in Myrtle Beach area. Need someone who can do morning sessions due to work schedule. Anyone have recommendations?

redzonestrength‎, 05-20-2017 07:29 AM
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BRANFORD HALL PT School any good?

Hows it goin , as stated in my last thread soon i want to attend a PT school. Has anyone on here heard of Branford Hall or gone ? any thought or tips would be great! Thanks EvanVS203

EvanVS203‎, 03-24-2011 06:54 PM
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Need Help, no idea where to turn.

Hey all, So i'll get right to it. Two fridays ago I went to the gym with my usual nagging neck pain. (2-3 months of nagging dull throbbing) I warmed up, felt loose, did my leg workout, felt like a champion, best one in ages. Went to do leg raises to start off some core work and felt a sharp...

mikehendrycks‎, 05-18-2017 04:16 PM
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Best place to begin a life in the fitness industry

Hopefully this is the right place to post this thread. I'm basically at a pause in my life. Just got fired from a well paying job after working 3 years in the south TX oil field. I want to completely start fresh and move to somewhere that I can work my butt off and make a name for myself. I know...

Herculesx‎, 05-14-2017 10:52 PM
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NASM 5th edition questions

I just started studying for the NASM exam and was wondering if there were any chapters that arent heavily tested over? I read all 40 pages of the how to be overpepared thread but that's mostly for 3rd and 4th edition and what i got out of those is that joints, bones, and systems in the body dont...

pillburydough‎, 05-14-2017 01:40 PM
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Cool Squat form

While reading the book "How to become a supple leopard" I read your weight should be distributed at the centre of the foot, however, it is also stated that the shins should be as vertical as possible. Aren't these two things contradicting? When you shins are vertical your hips will be pushed...

Toommn‎, 04-25-2017 03:16 AM
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Moved: is 6'2 220 lbs natty too fat ?

theriftable‎, 04-25-2017 05:55 PM
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(SRS) In your personal opinion what is the best company to go with or best school ?

I know you get the same questions over and over again and it's probably really annoying, but I wanted to ask in your personal opinion what the best way and best company is to go with when getting your personal training certification. I ask this specifically because the two schools that I've...

cheachea‎, 04-19-2017 12:25 AM
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NCCPT is the stupidest certification in existance

So I bought the NCCPT online course. 38 videos which were all 20-30 minutes long. 15 chapters in PDF form, blah blah blah. Watched all the videos, read the chapters. Informative stuff, but since I've been working out for 3 1/2 years I knew most of it already. I go take the exam. 140 multiple...

ACEthetics‎, 01-16-2013 12:39 PM
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personal or business bank account?

just curious do most of you just use a personal bank account and track finances or do you have a business and personal account?

Squatticus‎, 05-09-2017 12:48 PM
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Where do you get your Professional Liability Insurance From?

Where do you get your Professional Liability Insurance from? I'm looking to get insurance today but I cannot seem to find the website I was going to get it from. It was a very good site, so maybe with your posts I could find it again or one that is even better. I'm ACE certified. Thanks to all...

chanswft‎, 11-17-2010 11:17 AM
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Question Liability insurance?

Does anyone (in the US) have recommendations for who to get liability insurance through for personal training? I've been searching for a while now and there's not much info about it on the web, and my company (State Farm) doesn't have an appropriate policy. Also what to look/look out for and...

md3sign‎, 09-14-2010 08:51 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 01:13 AM
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Looking for Gym / Workout Buddies in Charleston, SC

I'm a 35 year old, 5'11", male looking for a workout to get back in shape by the time summer hits! I don't have a lot gym and exercise experience or knowledge, but I am incredible motivated and committed . I'm now 15-20lbs away from my goal being beach confident (thought I'd never say that!) ...

billybell‎, 05-06-2017 11:09 AM
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What features would you want from the perfect personal training software?

Hello personal trainers! After doing some searching through the forums I have come across a few threads asking for recommendations for personal trainer software. It seems as though many PTs use excel and word while a small percentage use some sort of application - and many of these appear to be...

SamBuck‎, 05-03-2017 04:36 PM
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