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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: [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 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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New Personal Trainer keeps on cancelling or changing appointment times

Looking for insight from other Personal trainers I recently met and hired a personal trainer who is coming to the gym in my apartment building. MY first impression was a good one, she has a lot of experience, she had a great website and when we met - I felt very comfortable. A full...

member5454‎, Yesterday 11:12 AM
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Fitness Degrees

Is it worth getting a degree in fitness and diet to be a personal trainer or gym owner? Is there enough stuff online to know everything about diet and muscle and strength building? Do personal trainer and gym owner make good money?

Kevin8363786‎, Yesterday 06:57 PM
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I am looking to be a PT

The gym owner at the gym I go to said it would be $300-400 to get a certification, so I have to skip that. So I am looking to be a uncertified PT. How do I go about doing this? Do gyms require clients pay them or myself? Would I have to go for gym members willing to pay for training AND the...

will30‎, 05-11-2018 06:32 PM
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Looking for an app for scheduling training sessions and stuff

Do any of you know of a good app where I can do things such as write notes about my clients and schedule sessions with them? Not looking for some chit app that barely works.. I know there are many out there, something that you use and like and works well thanks brahs

perfectday‎, Yesterday 06:51 AM
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Have any of you ever encountered someone who has some kind of weight-loss surgery?

So, I'm 280 lbs, and I'm SUPER self-conscious. I've been working out 5 days a week for the past few months, but I struggle with my diet. Part of me is considering having some kind of "work" done, like liposuction. Or, I've also heard of those "bands" or whatever they put on your stomach, to cut...

Jcorb‎, 07-11-2018 10:50 AM
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Part Time Personal Training with FT career?

I currently have a full-time job, working normal hours at 7AM-5PM (8 or 9 a few nights of the year) in finance. I enjoy what I do and make an excellent salary doing it. I was certified through Equinox for personal training (while studying for my full-time MBA), passed NCSF with flying colors, and...

abcd438‎, 06-15-2018 12:04 PM
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Training a teenager

I'm meeting with a 13 year old later to help him get started. I'm not a trainer but I figured that I could help him get on one of the novice programs and tell him how to eat. My only fear is that he is quite small and I'm not sure if he will even be able to lift the barbell in some lifts. I have a...

zszoke‎, 05-18-2018 10:26 AM
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Combining being an online pt and in person

I would like to be an online coach/trainer and in-person in a gym. Any advice for someone like myself. I am pursuing the NSCA-CPT. Is it ok to coach without a certification? I have been lifting and learning online for 6 years. Ive coached online one client to start thus far. Is this acceptable?

getbigordie18‎, 07-11-2018 02:46 PM
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Unhappy Personal training course UK (NCFE)

Hi guys, So when I left school about 5 years ago I went straight into college to study level 2 fitness instructing and then the level 3. Due to family circumstances I had to leave and wasnt able to financially support myself. So getting too the point, I’ve been looking at starting one of...

lew989898‎, 07-11-2018 12:40 PM
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Anyone taken the NASM FNS test?

Just wondering how hard it is.

xxsenix‎, 02-22-2012 08:50 PM
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Getting Started

After five years working in a factory I've finally burnt out and I want to pursue the one job I've ever been able to see myself "loving", personal training. I haven't signed up for courses (when I do it will be through NASM) and I was wondering what topics would be best for me to get a grasp on...

RecoomeKick‎, 07-03-2018 02:16 PM
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Algonquin College - Strength and Conditioning Certificate (Online Program)

What do you folks think about the Strength and Conditioning online program offered at Algonquin College? http://www.algonquincollege.com/ccol/program/strength-and-conditioning-training-part-time-online/ They say completing the program will allow me to received credits for Canfitpro, YMCA,...

kidkurious‎, 07-02-2018 11:39 AM
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[AMA] Four years of self-employment

Four years ago today, I started training people out of my garage in the afternoons and evenings, while still training people at the globogym in the mornings. Five months later I did my last shift at the globogym, and have trained people exclusively in the garage ever since. Ask me anything,...

KyleAaron‎, 05-17-2018 10:54 PM
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looking for an online PT

Hello Guys, I'm 25yo with a very skinny body and I started hitting the gym 2 months ago, I gained 5kg from 59 to 64 in 1 month but I skipped gym for 1 week due to work circumstances and now I lost 3kg back, I don't know what or when to eat, when to take day off, thought I started street...

kesho1992‎, 06-29-2018 12:45 AM
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How quickly can an advanced student study for and pass a PT cert.

I’m looking to see if anyone knows how quickly an advanced student can pass a PT cert test. To give some background on why I call myself an advanced student I hold a masters degree and am currently a PhD student. I’m used to studying for 10- 12hrs a day, reading a book a day, learning to read...

drooney001‎, 06-27-2018 08:54 AM
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Nutrition & PT

For most of us trainers, prescribing meal plans, let alone macronutrient ratios and the like, are well beyond our scope of practice. We are supposed to simply tell people about government healthy eating guidelines. Let's have a look at that. Australian healthy eating guidelines for a 19-50yo...

KyleAaron‎, 06-24-2018 04:37 AM
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Struggles of a gym owner?

Hey yall! Im new here and looking to transition from engineering to working as a PT/gym owner or helping local gym owners as that's always been my first passion:) Can you guys answer a few questions please, so that I can get an idea of what really goes on behind the curtains of a PTs/gym...

Bassima23‎, 06-21-2018 05:52 PM
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Associate's Degree in Exercise Science from issa

Im looking to starting on my road to becoming a trainer. I have already looked at a lot of post about the different *****. While looking at the ISSA site i found the information about the Exercise Science degree program. What i want to know is what would be the difference between the cert and this....

DaviMack‎, 04-04-2011 11:46 PM
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ac joint help

i separated my ac joint on april 19th & i never took care of it, never iced it, i didn’t really let it heal i waited like 2 weeks before i started practicing again & now i workout regularly, it’s been pretty much 2 months, do u guys think i should go see an ortho about surgery cuz this could really...

threesixx‎, 06-15-2018 06:55 PM
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Question Which certification first? CPT vs. CSCS?

How much harder is the CSCS exam than NCSA-CPT exam? I’m interested in getting a first certification as a starter. However, when I glanced at the NCSA’s books, CSCS doesn’t look much more than CPT; am I mistaken? Or is there an easier certification to get a first rung on the ladder? Whilst...

BritishOne‎, 06-04-2018 01:53 PM
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Question about Personal Traning

I have a new personal trainer and I have mentioned to him a few times about my lower back problems. I told him I cant and wont do certain exercises that hurt my back. He said he does not want to hear attitude about my back issues or have any type of attitude when it comes to my back. Should I...

jbosco1988‎, 06-09-2018 02:41 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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Smile Help regarding muscle mass .!!

Hey guys! I kind of need some suggestions regarding body mass because i am going to gym for more than year and a half now and my body weight is still same from last one year it always varies between 70-80 kg and i am eating 3 to 4 meals a day some times 3 .I am taking matrix whey protein and...

abhinavvaid05‎, 07-15-2012 12:05 PM
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AAAI and NASM for personal training

The gym I regularly go to, LA FITNESS is in need of personal trainers. My valet job just isn't doing it at the moment. The gym is about 10 minute drive from me and I've been going there for about 4 years now. I started extremely scrawny and got a little built over 2 year span. Ate a little too...

FrankieXenon‎, 06-04-2018 07:52 PM
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Question Which certification first? CPT vs. CSCS?

How much harder is the CSCS exam than NCSA-CPT exam? I’m interested in getting a first certification as a starter. However, when I glanced at the NCSA’s books, CSCS doesn’t look much more than CPT; am I mistaken? Or is there an easier certification that’s still reputable (as a first rung on...

BritishOne‎, 06-04-2018 01:48 PM
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