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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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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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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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Question your methods

I've been training people with barbells since 2010. As most know, for most of that time I've trained people using more or less vanilla Starting Strength. I'm experimenting now with front squats for novices. Reasoning being, if you can front squat it, you can back squat it, but the reverse is not...

KyleAaron‎, 10-08-2018 08:37 PM
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Arrow 4 questions about NASM

I'm thinking of getting a NASM cert. I hear I have 6 months before the test which is a decent amount of time? I'm assuming they send you a huge textbook that you have to read through and take practice tests? Also, I see the cert is only good for 2yrs and a recert costs $330, kind of pricy. ...

theACEofSPADES‎, 10-13-2018 10:49 AM
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Advice needed

I have a female client who has been working out for years. She lifts heavy! She has been training with me for about 3 months now more for accountability. She has been trying to lose weight but the scale hasn’t been moving. (We haven’t tracked Body Fat yet...she hasn’t gone to get it done). She...

jen362000‎, 08-25-2018 07:05 PM
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What's the deal with out of shape personal trainers?

Not trying to be rude, but I notice at some of the gyms I go to that the personal trainers seem to be in absolutely awful shape. Often 20-30 pounds overweight or more with very little muscle to be seen? I understand that you don't need to be ripped to have decent knowledge of fitness, but it seems...

Cyborg009‎, 12-29-2010 11:42 AM
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Question Nicely Designed Trainer and Fitness SItes?

I'm looking for designs to show a web designer so that I can get a my own fitness and personal trainer site made. Does anyone have fitness and personal trainer sites that they like the design of you would like to share? Feel free to share you own sites and let me know why you choose to with a...

bluebarbell‎, 09-07-2018 11:00 AM
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I have my NASM Exam Friday - Any Advice on Memorizing Acute Variables Appreciated

Hello everyone! First time poster here. I am a 26 year old male and (as the title says) I have my NASM CPT exam on Friday. Over the past couple of months - (I did the self study) I've managed to read through the book, just taking it chapter by chapter. A normal day was reading one chapter,...

richardg6734‎, 05-20-2018 07:06 PM
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Find a real trainer

How do I find a knowledgeable trainer. Not one from la fitness that I know more than...

reignman76‎, 08-05-2018 12:24 AM
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Why light day(upper body) day before heavy day (lower body)

Why do alot of 4 day programs have you do your upper body the day before you do lower body? Mon. Press + assistance Tues. Dead + assistance Thursday. Bench + assistance Fri. Squat = assistance Just curious

Augustus59‎, 10-07-2018 01:52 PM
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Passed ACE Exam!

Hey yall, just a few hours ago I passed my ACE exam! I'm going to share a few tips however, as I don't recommend doing what I did. I've been through 2 years of full time exercise physiology school, and crammed studying for ACE in last minute. A few things I would recommend really nailing down: ...

OperationMayhem‎, 08-08-2018 01:10 PM
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Any private one on one training studio owners out there? I have some questions

If there are any trainers that operate or own a private training studio out there I would love to know how you expanded your business. I have a small studio that I do private one on one training out of in OH. The problem that I am having is that the schedule is booked out every day of the week, I...

Ferrara715‎, 09-25-2018 07:12 AM
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Difference in Studying/Testing for different Certification Programs

I literally know nothing. What sort of studying goes into each certification? Are some harder than others? Are we talking 4 weeks? 4 months? What do the tests look like?

marcus319‎, 09-29-2018 09:05 PM
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Personal Trainer Resources

Just looking for decent textbooks that focus on training - technique, muscle groupings to work together. Just started my cert 4 and the course content doesnt really cover it but being assessed on it. Any advice or resources are greatly appreciated.

mzchamb‎, 09-09-2018 04:40 AM
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Where to train and copyright question

Is there any place or gym i can train clients indoors with minimal payment or for free? How do you navigate this process? If I want to build a website and call it superproflexfitness (just pulling an example name) how do i go about copyrighting it etc?

GravityLee‎, 09-24-2018 12:12 PM
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Hey everyone i’m currently working on my personal trainer certification with ISSA and I was wondering how everybody went about the program ? I don’t really use the workbook I read a chapter , copy down the summary and some key points and take the quiz. Any tips from anyone ?

JackMarx‎, 12-04-2017 09:59 AM
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Post What is the arrangement to solve the exam for the cft issa exam?

hello can any one He solved the test question on the cft exam telling me how to arrange the solution ---------------------- Client Profile: Selina Kyle Age: 31 Gender: Female

MMMohamed15‎, 09-21-2018 05:10 AM
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Question Online Personal Trainer Insurance?

Hey everyone, Can anyone recommend any service that provide International liability insurance for personal trainers where you can safely train clients from different parts of the world. Thanks

wadboram‎, 09-19-2018 10:13 AM
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Correct strength training notation

Is weight x reps x sets. Sullivan explains why. Begin at 3'09" so you can ignore the SSOC commercial. 2QrDJywIk4k?t=3m9s

KyleAaron‎, 09-19-2018 03:47 AM
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PT job in USA for polish trainer

Hi every1, Maybe someone here helps me with this. I try to find any informations about jobs for PT's in USA for ppl from Europe. If someone know something about it I'll be very grateful for the answer. I'm a certyficated PT from Poland and I really want to move to USA and find a job as a gym...

Kells91‎, 09-13-2018 05:06 AM
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Growing Your Fitness/Personal Training Business

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I have been active on here. I wanted to put together a thread and share some knowledge on running a fitness business, while also learning from other pros on this forum. I'm hoping this can stay productive and avoid turning into a pissing match between...

jonmd123‎, 08-07-2018 01:02 PM
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Personal a wheelchair?

Hello everyone - i just wanted to see if i could get some opinions on this. I am an ACSM CPT and hold my Bachelor's in Exercise Science. I also have paralysis from the chest down and use a wheelchair full-time. Almost exactly 4 years ago, I broke my neck diving into shallow water which caused...

caobungen‎, 05-30-2014 11:21 PM
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For those of you who have the NSCA certified personal trainer credential, what's the best way to study for the exam? Do you really need all that study material they have posted on their website?

QEgwu‎, 05-23-2012 02:31 PM
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Thoughts on this

I have seen some Personal training studies that I want to do and get some degree's in, because it interests me ofcourse and I want to be able to train people and give personal training. Now I know most of these study's are actually outdated and give outdated information compared to the programs...

bruhpro‎, 08-28-2018 05:26 PM
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How to start an online personal training , coaching business?

I'm the foreman for my family's construction company which requires me to be there full time but I also have my NASM certification and I'm working on my CES. As I'm preparing for my first bodybuilding show the demand for me to make workout plans with nutrition plans is growing , and I'd like to use...

el_lucas1‎, 02-23-2015 03:13 PM
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Can anyone recommend a solid meal planning software?

Hey all - I've been creating meal plans for my PT clients to keep them on track and to bring in some extra $$, but they've become insanely time consuming to continually create on spreadsheets. Can anyone recommend an online meal planning program that they've used to create meal plans and manage...

endofdays1984‎, 08-18-2018 11:17 AM
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Suggestions how to memorize mobility assessments

I got my ACE personal trainer certification a couple months ago and my first day being a trainer is Thursday. I am fairly comfortable with everything to do with training considering I'm new, but I really struggled with the mobility assessment questions and I have little to no confidence in my...

tlifter‎, 08-13-2018 01:32 AM
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