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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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Sticky Thread Sticky: About becoming a personal trainer

I get a lot of messages and questions from would-be and new trainers, and most dedicated gym-goers have at some point wondered about becoming a PT, so this goes out to them. Any questions or comments, fire away. Sr9FXdWc9l8

KyleAaron‎, 06-10-2019 05:13 PM
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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: [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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Where to find a trainer ?

I'm shopping around for an affordable online personal trainer specifically just to for form checks/improvement on my barbell lifts. Im happy with my routine and nutrition. Is there a place to find such service and any idea how much I should expect to pay ?

Sqbero‎, 10-16-2020 06:02 PM
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Universal going rate of pt's ?

Hi, just wondering generally what the hourly rate per se is for a personal trainer? What aspects should I be looking for when searching for one and where?

tare4v‎, 10-17-2020 03:39 AM
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Looking for personal trainers for custom feedback videos

Im building a platform where people can receive virtual feedback and critiques on their lifting form. I am looking for personal trainers that would be interested in providing annotated video feedback in an app for clients. Check out for more and to sign up. The idea is to give...

cbell234‎, 10-04-2020 08:41 PM
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Does some jobs pay for CEUs?

I want to know if it is common for fitness/strength and conditioning, or exercise science, physiology jobs to pay for CEUs (for ACSM, NASM, NSAC kind of certifications) of their employees. Does even commercial gyms or something pay for CEUs or is it only public places like state universities...

kwave90‎, 12-21-2015 07:57 PM
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What Could Be Doing to Better Support Trainers?

What are things you would like do to help you grow your training business? Where are your biggest pain points?

derekneighbors‎, 09-29-2020 04:45 PM
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Looking for a PT

Looking for a personal trainer for my son he is 14. Looking to do 2 or 3 days a week. Speed and agility and weight training. Location southern md like to be within 30 minute drive of 20657 Thanks Matt

Mdiesel12‎, 08-17-2020 02:07 PM
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Building a personal training market place

Hey all, I'm currently building a personal training market place called Think fiverr or etsy for fitness professionals. While it's being built I've been reaching out to speak with personal trainers and nutritionists who utilize the internet to learn what is and isn't working in the...

Applejacks22‎, 04-13-2020 01:03 PM
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Looking for personal trainer to get a female started on technique.

Looking for a personal trainer to get a female started on technique. 38 year old wife looking for motivation to get back in shape from south east Texas. Let me know where to find a personal trainer. Thanks.

texas6023‎, 08-30-2020 09:29 AM
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Rest periods and hypertrophy

There have been some research articles in the past few years that have argued against the old idea that shorter rests produced more hypertrophy. It seems that it is total volume that is more important. However, more volume can be done in a shorter period of time with shorter rests. Even if this...

360365LAWS‎, 08-17-2020 03:30 PM
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Overweight friend

Don't know if this is the right place to post but you guys will have the most knowledge with this. I have an overweight friend. He comes form an overweight family so always has been pretty big. This has always affected his confidence and stuff but he's never did anything about it. Recently his mom...

Scubes90‎, 02-25-2019 09:51 AM
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Challenges and problems with online personal training

Hey all! I'm creating a digital market place for personal trainers to sell their services much like Fiverr. While it's being built I've been reaching out to personal trainers working online to find what problems and challenges they're experiencing. As such, I figured to drop by here and asking...

Applejacks22‎, 04-25-2020 06:03 PM
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Post PTs who used video streaming to train clients with gyms closed - how was it?

Hello everyone, I am a grad student and I am currently completing a summer tech incubator program. I am looking at the problem of how PTs have been able to manage their clients while gyms were or are still closed; this also includes PTs who teach or coach any sort of classes. I know a lot of...

researchinstuff‎, 08-05-2020 12:54 PM
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Calling All Personal Trainers

To all the PT's out there. I was wondering if you could take a moment to answer a couple of questions for me. I am currently doing some research on PTs. Any info you can provide would be great. Don't feel obliged to answer all questions, just whatever you can/feel like. 1/ what are your...

Deano2727‎, 07-01-2020 11:58 AM
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Smile Looking for a PT co-founder for a workout log app

Hi I'm a software developer who's interested in bodybuilding. Throughout the years I realised that when i track my results - I'm doing way better in gym ( in terms of gains, consistency etc. ). I'm currently building an app that would help people like me. I'd like to create a damn good & simple...

MSCL100‎, 07-02-2020 04:40 PM
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Composing a Meal Plan as a Personal Trainer

Hey guys, I'm recently qualified as a PT and have a quick question regarding creating nutrition plans for clients. Suppose I'm creating a long-term nutrition plan, say 6 months, would anyone have advice on the quickest and most efficient way to do this? Obviously I wouldn't be creating a...

phoebero‎, 06-30-2020 08:25 AM
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Reconciling Cardio + Weight-Lifting on Same day

Hi all: I am an avid swimmer, used to be extremely lean, and then started weight-lifting as well because everyone thought I was weak, and I do want to build. I swim 6 days a week, and do weight-lifting on the same days as well (schedule detailed below). I know for a fact that the elongated...

Alic88‎, 06-11-2020 04:54 AM
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UK. Are personal trainers seen as slave labour as cleaners and lackeys by gyms?

I have been looking at jobs in gyms as a recently qualified L3 PT. I cant find any, not one that offers a salaried position. As a PT you are expected to be a cleaner wiping down equipment half the day, running classes and put weights back and do inductions...but not get paid, oh and be aware of...

PaulintheUK‎, 05-18-2019 11:39 AM
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Exclamation Diagnosed with Sarcoidosis and on Steroids but need to lose weight

Hello, I looking for a coach in Michigan. I live in Ypsilanti, MI and I'm desperately in need to lose weight. I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis and put on steroids to get rid of it. Because of the steroids, my appetite is high and I've gained about 10 pounds so far. Is there a coach out there who...

Flemingchristopher12‎, 05-29-2020 12:22 PM
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TSAC-F vs. CSCS difficulty?

Hello all, I got my CSCS certification about 6 months ago. I studied quite thoroughly for a few months, and was able to pass it relatively easily. I have now decided to get my TSAC-F certification. Is there anyone here who has both certifications, and can compare the difficulties of the two...

redrona1337‎, 06-02-2020 08:14 PM
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Request Advice on a Pain-Related Weight Lifting Issue

Hi Friends -- I am having an issue with pain on the inside of both of my elbows related to several exercises. This is the area where the "funny bone" is located and the area affected in "Golfer's Elbow" Examples of exercises that tend to cause pain as weight is increased: 1) I can do hammer...

ScottyHawaii‎, 02-05-2020 08:25 AM
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gain tips needed

can anyone tell me how to gain weight fast my age 18 and my weight 40 can you guys give me tips thanks.

mick313‎, 02-06-2020 10:42 PM
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Exclamation PT experience or input on my situation?

Let me start off by saying I have not posted on here in years and have fallen back in my old ways. I ended up gaining back all 130lbs that I lost years ago and now I am seeking advice on my current situation: This past December I got into a bad car accident and fractured about 4 of the bones...

bmark0610‎, 04-26-2020 09:15 AM
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Personal Training Plans and PARQ

Hi, I am looking for some advise as I am relatively new to the world as a PT. What are my legal responsibilities to my clients concerning the provision of and record keeping for their personal training plans. Am I obliged to provide a training plan and must I keep this for a given amount of...

DavidRidgeway‎, 04-30-2020 03:28 AM
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Post The best Personal Trainers Section!

You want to make a jump in progress for 2-3 years in a week, you here, get all the basics in just a week. I am a performing athlete, having progressed for 1-2 years in a week and won 3 competitions in a row, so if you want quick progress, you are here! - https ://

Liftes‎, 04-23-2020 07:43 AM
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Built a tool to help share personal training tips with paid office hours

I'm still rebuilding my workout routines without a gym, but my personal trainer friends have been looking for ways to connect with fans and make some extra income given the extended isolation many of us are experiencing from COVID-19. My friend and I built a tool to let personal trainers and other...

anselp‎, 04-13-2020 12:01 PM
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