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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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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: 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 My DIY Personal Training Studio

I thought it might be productive to document the construction of my personal training studio here, so feel free to comment, criticize or critique as I post the steps and offer your thoughts on what you like/don't like or what you would've done differently. The space is a 3,000 sq ft house that...

401Delta‎, 06-14-2017 08:00 PM
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Becoming a Personal Trainer

Hey, all! I am looking into personal training, and have a few questions I would like to ask. 1. What are your opinions on online programs 2. What do you think of the job outlook? 3.NASM vs. CI-CPT? I have heard the CI-CPT is respected in Texas, but won't get me much further. Thanks!

SulSim‎, Today 10:27 AM
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Personal Training over seas without a degree?

Does anyone know of any countries outside of the middle east where an American trainer could get a work visa to go work as a personal trainer without having a degree?

unamuno200‎, Today 09:57 AM
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Job interviewer calling my current employer?

I'm a personal trainer. I just had a interview with a small private non corporate gym. I'm worried that the interviewer may have contacted my current employer at the gym I'm working at. Does anyone know if it's the norm or not in the personal training business for an interviewer to call ones...

unamuno200‎, Yesterday 07:55 AM
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NASM- Recertification I need help!

Hey Everyone! I am a NASM-CPT and i'm looking to do another course so i can recertify this next year. The problem? I'm living overseas (in DK to be exact) and I hold the NASM international CPT. I've researched hours into this and i'm coming up short. I want to recertify but most certs are...

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Poll Poll: Help me name my Gym?!?

I'm opening a gym in a small town and the outside of it is going to have red and white barn look to it with a black roof. So far I have come up with 3 potential names Barnyard Barbell Club Barnyard Fitness Barnyard Muscle and Strength Club

Sabourin21‎, 06-22-2017 03:38 AM
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Smile Which course would be best for my ISSA re-certification

So I'm currently a certified ISSA trainer. I'm looking into courses to get my re-certification going soon, and I'm torn between a couple different courses. I've narrowed my choices down to getting certified in Boxing Fitness Instructor, Kickboxing Fitness instructor (both are offered through the...

kaito86‎, 06-22-2017 07:40 PM
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Being a Personal Trainer on a cruise

Has anyone/does anyone do this? Pay apparently isn't too good but considering you don't have to pay for accommodation it seems like a great way to see the world. How long would you have to have been a PT first before you apply? Anything in particular they're looking for? If anyone could...

klausk‎, 06-21-2017 06:04 AM
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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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Moved: Can't gain anymore weight

Jordanly‎, 05-31-2017 01:30 PM
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(Kevin) Darby Training Systems Certs

Hey guys. I've been looking around the web, talking to trainers... and I've come across the Darby Training System certifications. He seems to be providing the sort of "next big thing" here in the GTA (from what I've heard) when it comes to add-on certifications (for example, you can get 8 CEC's...

Teethatyourfeet‎, 02-11-2013 05:33 AM
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Backseat clients

At this stage my work is giving me a lot of free clients (as part of the signup process. I also don't get paid for them at all). A few of them have been "backseat PT's". What I mean is they research stuff, ask loads of questions (countering what I say.... At least I had answers for everything so...

ablessedunrest‎, 06-13-2017 02:41 PM
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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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NCCPT a good program?

Hi, There is a groupon for classes and the test with the National Council of Certified Personal Trainer for 70% off. Does anyone have any feedback about this program. The price is right, but I want to see if this a good program.

GlamourPuss1980‎, 11-05-2012 09:47 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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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, 05-24-2017 06:01 AM
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Writing Opportunity

Hi everyone, Though this might be a fun opportunity for you personal trainers. I'm a physical therapist, and right now, I'm putting together a health clinic website. I was going to get physios to submit some interesting articles, but then I thought it could be a good opportunity for a few...

joelface‎, 06-13-2017 04:04 AM
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Marketing Techniques

As a personal trainer working in a studio gym, what marketing and advertising strategies do you guys recommend? I am aware that word of mouth is the best method of gaining new clients, but outside of this to generate new leads, what has worked well for you?

GOMDC90‎, 06-01-2017 10:40 AM
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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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Sit for the CPT exam without NASM certification preparation?

I have videos and course materials a friend sent me for NASM. Is it possible to review these then sit for the CPT exam? Or is there more to it? What are the bare minimum requirements for the CPT exam?

zoso729‎, 06-07-2017 01:27 PM
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Hamstrings- Strenghten or lengthen?

Hey folks. One of my new clients has some mobility issues, as they can't touch their toes. As I get him to push his hips back and keep knees locked, he gets as far as the kneecap with his hands. Of course when he has a slight bend in his knees, he can go further. A default answer would be...

earthwormjames‎, 06-01-2017 02:16 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 12:32 PM
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Hey guys I'm new to the getting clients part

Hi. I was just looking for ideas on how everyone else gets their clients? I seem to have a few people interested but felt maybe if I looked at how you all do it, I could better my method of deliverance.

ablessedunrest‎, 06-06-2017 12:13 PM
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Cool Training Programming HELP!!!!

I have a new set of clients that are looking for me to write a 30 min/day program. My usual format is at least 1 hour programming and I am having difficulty thinking of ideas, since some days they would like it to be 15 minutes in the morning and 15 minutes later that day. I feel this time is not...

taunieleal‎, 05-30-2017 08:24 AM
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Exclamation Started a group fitness class and only 1 to 2 ppl signed up....

Should I continue the class with just the person or 2? or reschedule until I get a few more ppl?

Revelation512‎, 06-01-2017 05:29 AM
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