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

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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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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Ryan's Q&A Thread - Building Successful PT/Coaching Businesses

What's up everyone? Whether you know me or not, I've been on the bb.com forums for years. My main threads revolve around my GST program and I've managed them for the past five + years. Feel free to browse them so you can get a feel for who I am and how I operate. First Thread:...

2020Wellness‎, 05-14-2015 01:32 PM
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Question People you just CANNOT Understand

Everyone has their own likes and dislikes in life and fitness is no exception. With regards to exercise only (excluding diet, sedentary, etc.) Who are those people with fitness habits you just CANNOT understand? I really just cannot understand some runners. The runners that either run in...

askthetrainer‎, 12-11-2009 02:08 PM
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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 08:20 PM
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Thumbs down Overweight Gym Trainers

This is a somewhat sensitive topic to a lot of trainers because your appearance doesn’t necessarily take away from your knowledge when it comes to health and fitness. So the argument can be made that you can be an incredible trainer while at the same time be 100 pounds overweight. I understand...

MikeEsp_Fit‎, 01-14-2013 11:23 AM
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Post This is REALLY how much money you will make as Personal Trainer

If you have experience and information regarding a particular health club, your help in building this list for the sake of all personal trainers is greatly appreciated. Reminders: If you are a personal trainer, unless you are working floor shifts or employed at a very unique club, you are...

mrJustinPierce‎, 10-19-2010 08:34 PM
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My Brand new Private Studio [Pics]

Well guys after many months of work, it is almost completed! Final pieces of equipment are in and we are officially opening this location in 1 week! Designed to be 5 star, tell me what you think! The Studio: The Lockers: The Shower:

Own3r‎, 11-12-2010 07:32 AM
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NHE Personal Fitness Management Specilist Job(anyone know about them)

I got an email from NHE friday saying this Wellness Professional, Your resume was received via In terms of your resume, we are interested in discussing your availability in relation to an open Personal Fitness Management Specialist (PFMS) position. This is not a sales or marketing...

fitguy23‎, 01-27-2014 01:05 PM
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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 11:06 AM
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You know you're a personal trainer when...

This should be a fun thread. I've noticed I break down and think of everyday things differently since training. You know you're a personal train when you assess random people's posture. When having sex you think "damn she has good hamstring flexibility" When you are excited to go to your "job"

Mr.ILL‎, 09-30-2009 10:05 PM
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I hate my job sometimes and want to get into another field

I am going to go on a rant, and I am sure some of you will read this and say "I know EXACTLY what hes talking about." Here goes: I come from a strength and conditioning background. For those of you unaware of what this really means (to me), it means that I have dealt with college athletic...

HitItHard‎, 09-10-2010 09:09 AM
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I find it funny how some people pay PT's who dont even look like they workout.

I see so many personal trainers who dont even have a respectable physique, seriously some of them look like they dont even workout at all, today i saw a personal trainer training a client, this trainer had incredibly skinny arms yet was carrying a decent amount of weight around his mid section. Who...

JOSEF RAKICH‎, 06-24-2010 04:13 AM
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NHE Certification Personal Fitness Management Specialists Job

NHE Certification Personal Fitness Management Specialists Job Monster.com sent my resume to NHE for the PFMS position. I've done a lot of research on the company and have found them to be legit. The problem is the mastertrainer exam they use to test your expertise. Everyone says it's harder than...

wiscoek‎, 02-08-2013 07:37 AM
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Can I become a personal traner without being certified?

Is it legal for me to train clients without having any sort of certification? Of course I will tell them I am not certified, but is there anything illegal about it?

Lopez27‎, 07-01-2011 02:07 PM
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Poll Poll: Overused Health & Fitness Words that you HATE

There are the obvious ones but can you think of words that you hate that aren't as common as bulk, ripped, six pack abs, etc.

askthetrainer‎, 01-25-2010 03:28 PM
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Thumbs up How difficult would it be to attract new trainers/instructors to my studio?

I would like to officially open a fitness studio in my area, but have very little idea of the market demand for this. The location I have in mind is approximately 2,200 square feet and I would like to renovate the space to include an aerobic fitness floor, mirrored walls, a front desk and cafe...

iFitnessStudio‎, 06-28-2017 08:43 PM
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Trainer Appearance

Judging on appearance, could the way a pt looks possibly get them more clients? I'm talking about someone who looks like a bodybuilder opposed to someone who just looks healthy.

noendsnoskinz‎, 02-08-2009 06:37 PM
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to all you know-it-alls who want to train w/o a cert.

Yeah yeah, you've been working out for years. You're experienced and you know everything there is about working out because your older brother has been reading Muscle and Fitness for years and you watched him working out as you were growing up. You yourself are in top physical condition so that...

Keltron‎, 08-17-2008 10:31 AM
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Worst Displays of Gym Etiquette EVER

Most career personal trainers spend countless hours in gyms throughout the years and have a chance to see the good and bad of gym behavior.... Here are mine Shocking Cases of Poor Gym Etiquette I've witnessed Besides the widespread curling in the squat rack and leaving dumbbells all over...

askthetrainer‎, 11-04-2009 12:30 PM
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Thumbs up Is crossfit personal training the future????

I have been doing lots of crossfit lately and my cardio is AMAZING! Before crossfit I could box 3 rounds of moderate pace doing my regular stair runnings and here and there weight training but since I have been incorporating cross fit I can go 4 INTENSE rounds throwing lots of punches and having...

Batdad‎, 08-10-2011 12:28 AM
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Question NHE (National Health Educators) Exam

Hey Everybody, I'm taking this exam in about a month, and was wondering if anyone had any advice. I've been a personal trainer for about four years and have a handful of certifications, so I really don't feel that I need to purchase the study guide. Is this test unique to the point where a...

CoQ10‎, 09-30-2008 06:50 PM
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Personal Trainer Marketing Accountability Log

I am starting this thread mainly to hold myself accountable, but if anybody would like to join you are MORE than welcome to! I have been a personal trainer for 6 years now, and working in gyms for longer than that on every side. I worked the front desk, sold memberships, sold training then...

TXJ‎, 09-05-2016 09:21 AM
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Do you think macronutrients matter?

I want to make better nutrition recommendations for my clients beyond "choose lean meats, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds." I have a client that wants to gain weight so I calculated his BMR using the Harris Benedict Formula and then added 500 calories putting him at a total of 3,000 per day....

TAPenrod‎, 02-22-2015 12:03 PM
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Dropping Dumbells

At the local gym they have a bunch of personal trainers and one that is like the head trainer or something. He is certified and has his bachelors in something im not sure of. He is a marathon runner so he knows about nutrition and cardio id say. Not so much about lifting i'd say. Anyways I drop...

d15bt‎, 06-23-2008 03:57 PM
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Female Trainers for Men

At another gym I attend on occasion, there's a female trianer, who was once a body builder that I've been eyeing. I love the fact that she pays close attention to her clients on the floor, and documents every single workout routine Thing is, I'm not sure If she'll understand my body. I'm I...

fittguy‎, 02-26-2010 11:40 PM
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Why do so many personal trainers teach people improperly?

It makes me sick to my stomach. Time and time again there's some scrub who just became "certified" teaching people improper training methods. Just because you passed your course doesn't mean you know what your doing as much as me passing a physics exam doesn't mean I can teach a course in physics....

Johnnyfalcon731‎, 03-14-2013 02:58 PM
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