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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: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program! 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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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: QUESTION: Which certificates are the best?

The 'Big 3' certifications are ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. ACSM NASM

Mythic Beast‎, 09-14-2008 09:57 PM
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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 08:12 AM
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Look to pick up clients

Hello, I'm trying to expand my clientele. Does anyone know of any apps that allow you to find clients?

everett119‎, Today 10:29 AM
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looking for an online bodybuilding nutritionist for a cut

hey guys! please move if this is in the wrong place. just looking for someone experienced who can make me a meal plan based on what i like to eat and is convenient. i gained a little bit of belly fat that i wanna lose. would prefer someone whos big and knows what hes doing! i dont wanna lose much...

pelicanprentice‎, 10-03-2017 04:59 PM
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Question How long does Equinox take to get back to candidates?(Or how long is 24-48 hours...?)

Hey, guys. So, I had a group interview at Equinox on Thursday, and they said they'd get back to us in 24 to 48 hours, which would've been Friday or Saturday. It's Monday, and I haven't received an email, call, etc. Now, I KNOW companies love rejecting people, so they definitely would've already...

GamerKT‎, 10-16-2017 10:01 AM
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Is this normal for a Online PT? Do I have the right to request a refund?

In a way to get motivated to workout again, I decided to get an online trainer. I wanted this person to analyze my current body/stats and then give me a personalized meal/workout plan based upon what he thought was best. I was referred to this person who was just starting out and after...

beats123‎, 09-24-2017 05:19 PM
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Best exercises to activate chest muscles?

I have a client who is having a really hard time activating her chest muscles. I've had her try variations of bench/dumbbell press, floor press, and chest flies with absolutely no luck. I'm hoping someone has some suggestions or input? Thanks!

AmandaLaughlin‎, 09-12-2017 09:16 PM
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Question What should I expect from a group interview at Equinox?

Hey, guys. My last post was asking whether I should work at a YMHA or an Equinox. Well, I'm gonna do both. I start at the YMHA next-next week, and I just had an interview with an Equinox in NYC today. They want me to attend a group interview next week, so I'm assuming they like me enough. What...

GamerKT‎, 10-05-2017 02:20 PM
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Last night I was running through some practice exams on the NASM website, and objective vs subjective info came up. I got the answers on both wrong, but I know the difference well and even looked it up to be sure I wasn't confused. It was wrong in their system.. does anyone know if that's corrected...

kttrains‎, 10-14-2017 08:34 AM
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Did anyone on here has taken ISSA Youth Firness Trainer course?

Can someone help with a case study please. I have been very busy lately and only have one month left before the deadline. I have already finished everything except for the 3 case studies and the one 500 word essay. I don't have a lot of time to do this. Any help would be appreciate it. Choose...

CommieFinest‎, 10-10-2017 09:56 AM
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Is it better to be a contracted PT at a gym or employed by the gym?

I know it is circumstantial and subjective but what is your opinion based on your experience(s)?

aliviaaa‎, 09-29-2017 12:39 AM
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Texas Trainers, have you heard of PFTA?

I am looking at certifications and programs for becoming a personal trainer. I came across a school called PFTA Personal Training School. It has a few locations in Texas (Dallas, Austin, Houston...) I was wondering if anyone here is a graduate from there or has even heard of it. I am looking for...

mmater‎, 03-20-2010 11:22 AM
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ISSA Fitness trainer course

Hey! I recently received my materials for the course and am about half way to taking my final exam. I have been using the workbook and doing well on the quizzes. I was wondering what techniques worked best for preparing for the exam i.e. What sections to focus more attention on, does a lot of exam...

cptnsmalls‎, 09-09-2017 05:50 PM
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Angry NASM Case Study 6: Jessica Behavior Mods

Okay....either there is something wrong with the web site or I am incredibly dumb. I'm going with the web site. No matter what combination I put in for the behavior modifications, cognitive behavior, coping and intrinsic strategies it's wrong. What is going on?! I know the material and I know what...

alexiscasey‎, 10-05-2017 06:35 AM
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Training/bodybuilding after a double mastectomy

I live on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu soon to be moving back to the Los Angeles area. I’m post op almost 6 months from having a double mastectomy, having my second of three surgeries next month. I’m looking for a personal trainer that “specializes” with this. Any and all suggestions and/or...

LatinaVegan‎, 10-08-2017 08:35 PM
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Cool Should I go for the YMHA or an Equinox on the Upper West Side (NYC)?

Hey, guys. So, I'm at a crossroads. The place I'm working at right now is in Bronx, NY, and I get about $15 per 30-minute session and $30 for an hour. The problem is that people in the Bronx aren't very affluent, so I'm looking elsewhere. I've narrowed it down to a YMHA (basically, a Jewish...

GamerKT‎, 09-27-2017 06:43 PM
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Institutions for PT suggestions please

I live in Sydney and was wondering which Colleges or Tafe courses will suit my needs. So I want to become a personal trainer and also wanting to get the proper education. I recently saw ACPE's website and and thought they might be what I'm looking for but I am still open to better suggestions. ...

Snoe1234‎, 09-24-2017 09:23 PM
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Useful book for new trainers!

Hi! I just started working at a local gym as personal trainer and I gotta say, this book really helped me get the ball moving. Im brand new to sales and training and it definitely gave me insight on the whole process of prospecting for clients to getting them results. the book is called "Fitness...

Shilohhaia‎, 09-25-2017 08:40 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 09:48 AM
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Should I become a PT? (Canada)

Hi there, Quick bio: Chris, 27 yo male from Ottawa area in Canada. I had taken a college course in 2010-2011 for Health and Fitness and graduated with a diploma. I was lifting religiously for that period of time and had a lot of interest in exercise and nutrition. Sadly at the time I did...

Darkblue90‎, 09-22-2017 02:34 PM
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Question How to become a PT certificate in europe?

Hello, I would like to ask if any certification course online like ACE,ISSA , etc can give me a change to work in Europe too ? Currently I live in Australia but here if I want to become PT I need to do the certificate in fitness III and is not so cheaper and minimun is 4/5 months probabibly. ...

Genga90‎, 09-22-2017 02:33 AM
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Calling all personal trainers!

THE ARENA FITNESS is a fully equipped gym with showers and towel service located in an office park in White Plains, NY. Our space is conveniently located with ample parking. We are offering personal trainers a space to bring their clients for a fee: you can pay per session or a flat rate. All...

FinallyFit23‎, 09-21-2017 01:06 PM
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NAFC Nutrition Coaching Certification Study Advice?

I'm currently working on the National Association for Fitness Certification's course for Nutrition Coaching, and was wondering if anyone has taken the test and could give me some advice on note taking. I'm currently taking very thorough notes, but am moving at a very slow rate. At the end of each...

calihalaby‎, 09-18-2017 02:07 PM
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Looking For Form Coaching In Chicago

Hey All, Haven't been on here in a while so apologize for all my profile information being outdated. I've been grinding in the gym and studying for the LSAT so haven't had much time to be on here. Will update when I have a chance. I've probably put on 20lbs since last on here and have worked...

j1hartman‎, 09-18-2017 01:49 PM
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Adaptive training - facility size and set-up

I am planning to open a facility for Adaptive training, focusing on functional training, for people with disabilities. This will be a charity service as an extension of my non-profit organization. I currently provide prosthetic and orthotic services (O&P) on a charity basis and have recently...

kmleatherwood‎, 09-14-2017 04:16 AM
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NAFC Nutrition Coaching Certification Study Advice?

I'm currently working on the National Association for Fitness Certification's course for Nutrition Coaching, and was wondering if anyone has taken the test and could give me some advice on note taking. I'm currently taking very thorough notes, but am moving at a very slow rate. At the end of each...

calihalaby‎, 09-18-2017 10:36 AM
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