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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: 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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Looking for an online Personal Trainer?

Im interested in finding a personal trainer online. I'm not extremely experienced as far as the gym/working out goes, but i'm not brand new either. My issue isn't going to the gym or anything like that. Its just that I don't know how to make a good plan for myself and wander around aimlessly then...

exercisespoon‎, Yesterday 02:46 PM
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Anyone ever worked at a gym in NYC (Crunch, NYSC, etc.)?

Hey, guys. Any of you guys ever trained down in an NYC gym? The memberships for some of those gyms are expensive as hell. I'm assuming that the members are kinda rich, then. They're probably more likely to get into training, too. Anyone wanna tell me how wrong I am?

GamerKT‎, 03-24-2017 06:08 PM
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Personal Trainer while finishing undergrad

Hello all, I am a current full-time student at a small, private university, majoring in Exercise Science. However, I will be transferring over the summer to a larger state university (Appalachian State, Go Mountaineers!), where I will be double majoring with Exercise Science (S&C) and Athletic...

Dwillly‎, 03-23-2017 06:19 PM
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Gymnasticus?

Folks, I am looking for English translation of Philostratus's Gymnasticus, full text, online. So far all I can find is just reference to it or excerpts from it, but not the original text. Any help will be appreciated.

weiss1967‎, 03-23-2017 05:30 PM
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Bulking

Hello I'm timothy I weigh between 155 to 160 pounds my height is 5'10 I'm trying to bulk up some I want to be around 180 what should I do what should I aim for should I be counting my macros which I don't know much about and what should they be for bulking thanks for you're time

Timothy1984‎, 03-23-2017 10:48 AM
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Training female figure competitor

Please post any articles, links, advice for me to go over.....or anything you can share from your own past experience. Competition is about a year away and I believe I have a good plan for the first 3 months, sending her over to a RD I partnered with. Looking forward to this one as I haven't...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 06-01-2012 10:11 AM
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Looking for Personal Trainer

Hi, I'm 33, 5'11, 153lb. I'm looking for a personal trainer near Hollywood, CA or an online trainer. I need a fitness and nutrition plan. If youre interested please send me a message. I'm also open to trading services. I'm a licensed hairdresser, and massage therapist. Thanks! ...

Fredag‎, 03-07-2017 11:32 PM
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How are most trainers acquiring individual clients?

I'm curious how fellow PTs are acquiring clients outside of the direct gym referrals. Obvious methodologies consist of starting your own website, word of mouth, and using lead-gen systems, but some lead-gens seem to be shady at best and I'm wondering what kind of opinions people have about...

4rms‎, 03-10-2017 08:33 PM
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How do I handle clients while transitioning gyms?

I might start working at a new gym soon, so how does it work with the clients at my current gym? Some of them have sessions far in advance, so I can't really give just a two weeks notice because they wouldn't get refunds; I have to finish with them. Are new gyms accommodating in terms of...

GamerKT‎, 03-20-2017 10:36 PM
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Personal training studio for sale abroad

We are selling our personal training studio in Tenerife, Spain. Central location in the south with beautiful sea views. Fully equipped with machines and equipment of techno gym, gervasport, gym80 etc. We only do private personal trainings and we have about 15 clients on the moment. ...

Oasispt8‎, 03-21-2017 03:45 PM
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Need tips for better routine

I am 5'4 at 65-67 kg if weighing scale done in the morning my current workout plan is Monday - Chest 12 reps, 10 reps , 8 reps, 6 reps dumbbell bench press 12 reps, 10 reps , 8 reps, 6 reps dumbbell inclined bench press 12 reps, 10 reps , 8 reps, 6 reps dumbbell fly inclined bench press ...

josh1022‎, 02-26-2017 09:18 PM
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What are the best certifications?

I am a college student who is about to graduate and I want to be a personal trainer. Which certifications and memberships should I get before applying for a job? Which ones do employers look for the most?

arh6‎, 03-14-2017 01:08 PM
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Should I Hire a Personal Trainer?

Hi everyone. I would like to get to the gym and start building muscle. Problem is I have no idea where to start or what to do. No idea how to use any of the machines, how many sets/reps I should do, if I am doing it right, etc. I have an extreme long list of questions in regards on doing this...

MaxO24‎, 03-17-2017 08:19 PM
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Career Switch - Hardest Decision I have to make

Hello everyone. I am currently a software developer at an insurance company in my city. I make great money and even better benefits. The job is very safe and very stable. A typical 40 hour a week 9-5. However, I am not at all passionate about what I do. Sometimes I feel myself just "getting...

unsensible‎, 03-13-2017 07:14 AM
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Gaining weight with chronic bowel problems

Whatsup guys, just came here to ask a few questions since I couldn't find anyting reliable or helpful on the rest of the internet. I'm a 20 year young male with chronic bowel problems who is looking to gain weight (muscle/fat) because it's hard to eat alot when you're clogged with bricks to your...

Mrconstipation‎, 03-13-2017 03:29 AM
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Need Online Personal Trainer

Hello, I've been working out for while I see the difference but I didn't really like it. I neeed someone who has experience on train people,supplment, nutrition... Do you recommend anyone? Someone has recommended me josefrakich fitness but I'm wondering if you know someone better. Thanks

snfor2008‎, 02-19-2017 11:54 PM
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New trainer nervousness

Hello again all, I recently received my Personal Training Certification through ACE and am going through my degree for Exercise Science, but for some reason I am nervous to begin training. I have my personal fitness experience as do most and I have shown people how to exercise in the past. I...

Ovechkin678‎, 03-06-2017 06:58 PM
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What am I doing wrong?

I am at 1200 calories a day and not losing? I even do yoga three days a week. My calories are all clean eating, low sodium, and plant based with the emphasis on vegetables and egg whites. Why am I not losing still? I'm still stuck. I'm about to hire a personal trainer.

Sensuality‎, 03-09-2017 02:26 PM
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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 01:07 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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Recommending Supplements to Clients

Do you recommend supplements to your clients? Do you feel like it is within or out of your scope of practice as a personal trainer?

arh6‎, 03-14-2017 01:20 PM
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The National Personal Training Institute or Lifetime Academy ?

I've been doing some research online for the best way to become a Certified Personal Trainer and I saw both of these schools. I just wanted to ask if anyone has had experience with these schools, which one you would choose and also your experience you had with them. Was it a positive experience...

cheachea‎, 05-27-2016 03:53 PM
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Anyone here use my PT hub for online training?

https://www.mypthub.net I've sampled trainerize with a few clients as guinea pigs and I don't care for the interface and clients have had trouble with mobile compatibility issues. If you've used my PT hub let me know and I'd like to ask a couple questions via pm Any other software that's...

CharlottePT‎, 03-14-2017 11:00 AM
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Question to all! More information the better!

I'm currently weighing in at 238lbs. Started off at 260lbs. I do cardio for a hour a day 5times a week sometimes 6times. I just have a couple of questions. Should I continue to do cardio as much or should I start to focus on more workouts ? The reason why I am doing cardio is to lose my stomach fat...

yertlee‎, 03-13-2017 09:16 AM
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Nasm corrective exercise specialist

Can you purchase just the exam for this course or does it have to be the whole package? I already have the study materials and am curious as to whether You need to purchase the lot or do they do the exam separate?

hdfitnessau‎, 03-12-2017 03:56 PM
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