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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: [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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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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The official NASM CES study guide thread

I find this to be much more difficult than the CPT, yet we can take the test at home on our computers, open book unlike the CPT. Below are most questions from the practice exam with the correct answer and the page # where the answer can be found. Some questions I didn't include because they were...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 11-04-2011 03:20 PM
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How do you come up with creative exercises in circuits?

I am a future personal trainer and I have good knowledge on nutrition but my current training knowledge lacks a bit. I keep seeing those top instagram influencers and trainers doing all kinds of interesting and creative circuits and I was wondering how do they come up with those exercises. Is...

Xellero‎, 01-29-2019 03:37 AM
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Exclamation How to sell myself as a personal trainer.

Hello my fellow athletes and bodybuilders. My name is Saif, I just got hired to be a personal trainer yesterday and powerhouse gym in Linden, NJ. I spent practically all day there, shadowing i couple of trainers and such. I've had a job as a fitness instructor before, but it lasted only about 2...

Saif291‎, 01-16-2013 07:57 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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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 Craigslist.org Yelp.com ( Great site, where clients can write reviews for you )

MVP‎, 02-19-2009 01:40 PM
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Private facility or box gym to build client base

Hey guys, I’m at a crossroads in my career and want to look to some of the vets for advice. I started my career after grad school in collegiate S&C but got into the private market after my wife and I were tired of bouncing around. I’ve been working at a very successful private gym for the last two...

jalundah‎, 02-03-2019 07:45 PM
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Working towards my CSCS, help me understand part of my textbook?

Hi all, so I am having some trouble right understanding a particular part of my textbook and was wondering if somebody could help explain why you would do this. I don't have a professor or colleges to ask as I am learning on my own with the hopes of passing the certification exam, landing an...

Pops1085‎, 02-03-2019 06:22 PM
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Advise on next steps for a newly qualifed PT

Hi all, I've been on and off bodybuilding.com for some years now and found everyone is really helpful and have wealth of experience and knowledge within the fitness industry. I have just recently qualified to level 3 and needing advise on my next steps. Firstly a brief history about me. I...

Morganator1990‎, 01-29-2019 03:05 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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I passed the nasm exam any advice on what to do next?

Hey guys I'm 20 years old and I just passed the Nasm exam. I was wondering what it the next step? I would like to work at a gym but I do not have any legit personal training experience. All I have is that I love working out and I go to the gym a lot. I was wondering how to make a good resume...

d33wreck‎, 12-31-2013 08:49 AM
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Best websites for studying the ACE exam?

I plan on taking the exam very soon, been taking a personal training certification prep class this semester, but the class has been very dry. Are there any websites that are VERY helpful in studying for the ACE exam?

Pictoron‎, 03-28-2014 12:34 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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NESTA or ISSA?

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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Gurus

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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Question How do I get started being an online coach?

Hello, I really want to get into online coaching. I want to be a Strength & Conditioning Coach, but I'm in college right now and I really need to find a way to make money coaching people. I really do care about helping people and would charge nothing or very little and I really am knowledgeable on...

tcainerogers‎, 11-01-2018 02:10 PM
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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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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 07:32 PM
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App for tracking client sessions

Does anyone know of a simple app for tracking client sessions. Like the number of sessions the client has left, and maybe some notes? Would appreciate any help!

sburk72‎, 01-12-2019 07:25 PM
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The most profitable activity for a trainer

Can you please advise? Is it better to train one on one or maybe online training, or write and sell a program/meal plan on the internet? As I know you can't become a millionaire in the gym. So I am trying to find additional sources of passive/active income. Thank you

Andrewkha2‎, 01-14-2019 07:40 AM
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Training Someone with Fibromyalgia

Hey all, Just looking for a little input, I'm not a personal trainer but have been training myself and doing my own research with the odd class and trainer for the past 20 years. Recently I took on a close friend who has the goal of losing 60lbs and being able hike all day and "do things." (She...

SonofZeus1435‎, 01-15-2019 07:11 PM
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NASM Certification how long?

An average how long did it take you to complete the test to get certified? Are there only scheduled days for the exam?

DoWork‎, 07-26-2008 01:54 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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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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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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What can I do with Psychology/ and a personal training certificate?

So I really like psychology and personal training and want to do something that involves both in the future. I wanted to know if anyone knows of any good fields that I can go into. For example I would want to do research on training or maybe do something with health psychology. Has anyone else...

WannaGetJACKED‎, 10-22-2012 02:09 PM
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