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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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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 09:12 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 10:57 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 08:20 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 10:18 PM
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FREE Online sites to advertise your Personal Training?

If anyone has anymore, i'm sure others here can find them helpful in advertising their services ( Great site, where clients can write reviews for you )

MVP‎, 02-19-2009 01:40 PM
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Client wants to do a Physique Show and then a 16 mile endurance run

Hello all, I have a client that wants to do a physique show this spring then run a 16 Obstacle Course Race about 3-4 weeks later. I am fairly new at personal training, but I am not that familiar with physique shows and what it requires. I have been reading about them and my roommate just...

MikeS567‎, 12-13-2018 08:55 PM
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Client with S c o l i o s i s

Hello, I am a new personal trainer and i have a new client(40yrs old) who have C type s c o l i o s i s and probably less than 20 degree. (she will send me dr report) We will start workout program but she wants to know how long her s****osis can be treat with exercises? 4 months 1 year etc?? or...

X-BODY‎, 12-13-2018 03:02 AM
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Client keeps throwing up after workout!

Hey guys, So I have this one client who I see 4 days/week. He is 22, no health problems, healthy body weight, in good shape for someone who hasn't trained before. I see him 4 days a week, 2 days we do full body circuits, one day we do upper body strength, one day we do lower body strength. ...

X-Mark-X‎, 02-24-2010 08:55 PM
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From my observation of the rise of this and that guru over the years, it seems the flow of new ideas and refinement of things slows as the coach or trainer is less and less involved with ongoing training of people. Giving weekend seminars make them very good at coaching 3-6 basic movements. But...

KyleAaron‎, 12-12-2018 05:57 PM
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Gym owners - anybody use Mindbody?

Recently opened up a small gym and have been looking at different business solution softwares. Am mainly considering Mindbody for all of its features, but was wondering how some of the less pricey options compare (Zenplanner, simplybook, etc.)? Have heard from some friends that using Mindbody can...

ted1212‎, 12-05-2018 02:30 PM
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UK people - anyone heard of FitLearn?

Hi everyone, so I've decided to take my Level 2 and 3 PT certs. I had been thinking of Lifetime (, but then ran into this provider, which apparently awards the same certs at a much lower cost. It's...

Luca2‎, 07-20-2017 10:48 AM
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Beginner question for becoming a personal trainer?

I've heard that is a hard work , not so good in money terms except if you become like really good there are cons and pron like always and yeah i know is not the best job, but is better actually than working for have bosses ordering you around and plus you learn something new about exercise and...

ManosMyName‎, 12-07-2018 01:51 AM
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Trainers, how do you feel about this PT package?

This isn't from me but from a local gym I was planning to apply. But after seeing this, my gut is already telling me they're selling customers such unrealistic promises and results I feel as a trainer this would be a let down for the client. And as a trainer I will get blamed for not delivering...

Manletbolic‎, 11-13-2018 02:30 PM
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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 02:02 PM
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Moved: How can I lose my body fat?

ghorbanpour‎, 12-07-2018 09:44 PM
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Both of these have a lot of online study which I like. What would you say between the two? Which has better learning material (I believe NESTA's material is all digital)?

copypaste‎, 04-22-2015 03:35 PM
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Post Looking for advise / Gym Management

I have an MBA and as well personal trainer certificate, Golf Fitness Certificate and working towards Nutrition, Senior Fitness and Corrective Exercises. I would like to combine the business aspect with fitness and start by working in a gym. Thing is I want to start as a manager, I know it is...

malakbenz‎, 12-04-2018 02:08 PM
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Rype 1 Diabetic client not losing weight.

Hi guys, I've got a family friend and client who is aged 75 and type 1 diabetic. Now, we've got him to a stage where he's eating no more than 1400 calories a day, racking up 8,000 steps x2 a week and training with me x2 a week. But, his weight doesnt seem to be shifting. He's dropped his...

Feakins‎, 11-27-2018 07:36 AM
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Fitness Trainer Course

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greenjhon100‎, 11-29-2018 02:52 AM
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Those who passed the NASM FNS, do you feel like a specialist?

I'm about 30% through and enjoying it but when it comes to metabolic pathways I'm completely confused i.e "To extract energy from fat, first triglycerides are separated into glycerol and fatty acids. Next, beta-oxidation breaks down the fatty acids to yield acetyl CoA, NADH, and FADH2. The...

Crsk‎, 11-27-2018 08:45 AM
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How did you get your job after being certified in personal training?

I'm soon to complete my personal training certification in which I'm going to begin applying to some big box gyms and country clubs. What advice can you give someone applying for a trainer position who has no prior experience in this field? I'm assuming worst case scenario that I work my way in...

Gundlach‎, 11-23-2018 03:18 PM
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AFSA certified personal trainer

I became an AFSA certified personal trainer today. I paid the 300 dollars after I passed the test. I am not sure how good this certification is mainly due to I took the test in 1 hour and passed it. It is not a nationally accredited exam therefore I am second guessing its credibility. I am...

getbigordie18‎, 11-14-2018 10:27 AM
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Advice for starting a business

Hey guys Ive recently became a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach Im only 17 but have a lot of knowledge in training after competing in powerlifting and weightlifting After some advice on starting a business and any extra pieces of advice on becoming a personal...

westymate‎, 11-04-2018 07:09 AM
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Red face C.S.C.S. next week. The final certification. I hope the book is enough. Final tips?

Got offered a head S/C position at the local high school, and it's not required, but I know the respect that certification gets so I want those initials regardless. I've read the book. Condensed each chapter into 3-4 pages of my own notes. I've made flashcards of my notes and now just rehearsing...

SkinnyBeast24‎, 10-31-2018 11:39 AM
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Post Equinox Tier 2/ Tier 3 fast track test

Hi all- Just got hired as a personal trainer at Equinox. I was told that because of my experience and education I am eligable to test out of tier 1 and then possibly tier 2 level. Any of you guys work there currently, prior or know someone who does and know what this fast track test consist of?...

sbmovement‎, 03-13-2014 06:18 PM
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Equinox Fast Track

Hi all I am thinking about working for Equinox and I talked the other day with the manager about doing the Fast Track. Has anyone here taken it? Also is it the same test everyone else goes through the in house training?

ProBa11er‎, 11-13-2018 08:56 PM
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NESTA Certification

Hi, I am a soldier currently in Iraq and I am looking to become a certified personal trainer so that when I get out of the Army and go back to college I will have a part time job that is both financially rewarding as well as physically rewarding. A buddy of mine from back home told me he got...

jon_carter13‎, 06-20-2009 05:24 PM
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Study Material for NFPT

Hello all, I'm looking at a few different certifications, mainly NASM and NFPT, and I was looking for some advice. I have a lot of NASM's study material but I'd prefer to take the NFPT exam (for cost and lack of a CPR/AED cert). For anyone who has knowledge on both of these certifications, could...

christiang7‎, 05-09-2015 04:48 PM
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Looking for a Trainer in North Jersey

All - Hope to commit to a Physique competition in May '19.. Need some help. Please reach out if you're a trainer who thinks I have some potential in the Masters Physique forum.. Thank, JLM

JLMohawk‎, 11-09-2018 11:05 AM
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