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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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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: [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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Hey folks, I just recently joined the agency for fitness professionals after leaving the Academy in 2014 and doing programs for folks for while and I was wondering what’s the best thing to do to advance my career? I’m considering doing lifeguarding course after I strengthen my swimming skills

china12‎, 11-27-2023 07:08 AM
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Advice and Questions about Opening my Own Gym

Hey guys, I've been reading this forum for a long time, but just came around to making my own account. I applied for an LLC and am in the process of finding an appropriate space to open a gym in Madison, WI. I have a few questions that hopefully some of you will have some experience with and...

DanP601‎, 02-06-2013 02:46 PM
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Post Starting Out Online?

Hey y'all, I am just getting started as a PT, and I am certified thru NASM under PBC, CPT, and CNC. I want to get started as an online coach, but don't really know how to find clients ATM. This is not my full time job, I am trying to work this in as a second source of income. Any and all help is...

galamadstrength‎, 10-26-2023 02:40 PM
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Thumbs up Dream Outcome of every Personal Trainers!

To become one of the top trainers in the world with thousands of successful clients and a huge following is an ambitious goal, but it's achievable with the right approach. Mastery of your craft, a client-centric mindset, effective communication, and a strong online presence are essential...

ZenVox‎, 10-21-2023 06:47 AM
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Lightbulb Seeking Input: What Management Features do Coaches need for Program Enrollments?

Coachmake is a platform I'm building for nutrition, yoga, and fitness coaches and students where coaches can create custom programs that students can subscribe to and cycle through, provide feedback on, and keep track of their progress on a mobile app and/or website. One component of the...

Coachmake‎, 10-10-2023 10:56 AM
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why are trainers using inbody scans if they're supposedly not accurate?

even the manager who has many years of experience is telling me he uses it as well as his clients. am I being lied to and scammed? he says it's fairly accurate if you prep right.

tybittz‎, 09-25-2023 01:32 PM
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Hey, So my girlfriend signed a contract with a trainer at Crunch Gym for around $700 and that trainer informed her the next week that she quit. My girlfriend didn't want to continue this since the trainer wasn't there anymore. However they told her that it was out of the 3 day period of...

kmarko96‎, 09-14-2023 04:13 PM
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Need Advice On Home Workouts

Hey so i had a odd request from a potential client/friend of mine, Back when i worked at a gym, he use to train there frequently however he messaged me last night saying he lost his job and is looking for workouts he can do through out the day with the primary goal of losing quite the bit of...

Nihil31‎, 09-12-2023 02:27 AM
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How to Recover from OTS

Hey Guys, I took two weeks off heavy lifting, I did some power yoga instead on the second week but my body is just not recovering. I feel like crap all the time. If I lift even a scaled down workout with less reps and weight replacing some of the free weighs with cables, I still dont sleep that...

Trivium911‎, 08-15-2023 09:15 AM
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How do you motivate and support your clients to reach their fitness goals?

How do you motivate and support your clients to reach their fitness goals? Thanks in advance.

sophiaWindsor02‎, 07-27-2023 03:32 AM
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Smile What nutritional guidance do you provide along with training sessions?

What nutritional guidance do you provide along with training sessions?

sophiaWindsor02‎, 07-27-2023 03:33 AM
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How do you handle injury prevention and safety during workouts?

How do you handle injury prevention and safety during workouts?

sophiaWindsor02‎, 07-27-2023 03:31 AM
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Is Having a Personal Trainer Expensive

I was wondering if personal trainers are that expensive and worth having overall?

Pepwave24‎, 02-04-2023 06:06 PM
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I'll be getting my powerlifting coach certification at the end of the month hopefully

I've generally trained bodybuilding style mostly, but I've done several powerlifting competitions and I seem to favour powerlifting now over bodybuilding, so I've been getting stuck in with actively learning about strength training and powerlifting specifically, instead of just learning as I go...

blademontane‎, 03-05-2022 11:55 AM
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Question Did my personal trainer rip me off with a bad program???

So I've been working with this guy for I think around 6 months. Before I was doing personal training virtually but it was harder because it wasnt in person. Currently I have 2 upper body days and 2 lower body days with the trainer I currently have been seeing for 6 months it person. I'm being told...

tybittz‎, 05-02-2023 07:15 PM
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Serious opinions?

I turned 40 last month and I've been training over 20 years but first years were training now or then without proper nutrition doing mostly bench and upper body. After years everything got better with training and nutrition and lets say last 10 years I've been eating a mainly same healthy foods. ...

Jaakoppi‎, 07-05-2023 05:11 AM
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Body composition tracker

Transparently I am part of a small startup which has created a compact, portable body composition tracking device specifically for personal trainers and fitness professionals. Think Styku or InBody but thousands of dollars cheaper and it's smaller than a soda can. It tracks body fat percentage,...

NakedLens‎, 05-11-2023 08:59 PM
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What's the best one can expect from an online PT in the $200/week range??

What level of involvement can someone realistically expect online? Detailed diet plans? Watching regular videos of the client's workouts to comment on form? How many emails or texts - a once a week overview, or workout by workout? How does an online trainer help with things like mind-muscle...

garagebuilderSF‎, 07-05-2023 04:53 PM
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FITNESS & FINANCE FUSION: Unleash Your Potential as a Personal Trainer turned Financi

🏋️📈 Unlock Your Full Potential! Embrace the Synergy of Personal Training and Financial Advising! 🏋️📈 Are you a dedicated and passionate personal trainer looking to level up your career while still staying connected to your fitness roots? Are you seeking an opportunity to diversify your income...

Groy55‎, 07-24-2023 05:13 PM
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A hail mary...

Greetings... Putting it all out there in a dark moment, trying everything I can to change my environment, habits, etc.. I recently went through an extremely difficult time that included the hardest breakup of my life and trying to get my life and head back on straight. Rebuilding from scratch. I...

raptor257‎, 07-08-2023 05:47 PM
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I had my left foot amputated in September and had a prosthetic ten weeks later. I’ve always worked out and even when I didn’t have a prosthetic, I still came to the gym. I’ve recently had to take my prosthetic off for some weeks because of another problem but want to keep working on my legs. I...

miakbrown1‎, 06-10-2023 11:06 AM
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Seeking Bodybuilding Coach

I’m trying to get into competitive shape by Dec 2024. I previously worked with an online coach who got me nearly there. I’m in Ft Worth TX now…

jbaggett2013‎, 06-25-2023 12:16 PM
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LF Trainer Annapolis-Baltimore Area

Looking for a trainer for a beginner to intermediate just for personal bodybuilding.

Steinerm425‎, 06-28-2023 02:50 AM
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I’m stuck

My buddy can do 16 plate leg press full rom but only 160 on leg extensions and curls… I can only do 10 plats on leg press full rom but 245lb+45 hung off the pin for leg extensions and 240+25lb hung off pin on curls……why is he stronger than me on press but weaker on isolation?

Vegetamode‎, 06-05-2023 04:39 PM
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Is skateboarding good cardio

Is skateboarding good cardio?? ( good enough to replace jogging) also is it good for pylometrics?? my running routine each week was a 3 km run, 4.5 km run and a HIIT session per week. but Lately I've replaced jogging with skateboarding ( I skateboard quite a few hours a week ) As well my...

rancid_theclash‎, 09-05-2012 05:01 PM
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