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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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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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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: 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: [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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PT job in USA for polish trainer

Hi every1, Maybe someone here helps me with this. I try to find any informations about jobs for PT's in USA for ppl from Europe. If someone know something about it I'll be very grateful for the answer. I'm a certyficated PT from Poland and I really want to move to USA and find a job as a gym...

Kells91‎, 09-13-2018 05:06 AM
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Personal Trainer Resources

Just looking for decent textbooks that focus on training - technique, muscle groupings to work together. Just started my cert 4 and the course content doesnt really cover it but being assessed on it. Any advice or resources are greatly appreciated.

mzchamb‎, 09-09-2018 04:40 AM
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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 01:02 PM
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Question Nicely Designed Trainer and Fitness SItes?

I'm looking for designs to show a web designer so that I can get a my own fitness and personal trainer site made. Does anyone have fitness and personal trainer sites that they like the design of you would like to share? Feel free to share you own sites and let me know why you choose to with a...

bluebarbell‎, 09-07-2018 11:00 AM
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Personal a wheelchair?

Hello everyone - i just wanted to see if i could get some opinions on this. I am an ACSM CPT and hold my Bachelor's in Exercise Science. I also have paralysis from the chest down and use a wheelchair full-time. Almost exactly 4 years ago, I broke my neck diving into shallow water which caused...

caobungen‎, 05-30-2014 11:21 PM
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For those of you who have the NSCA certified personal trainer credential, what's the best way to study for the exam? Do you really need all that study material they have posted on their website?

QEgwu‎, 05-23-2012 02:31 PM
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Thoughts on this

I have seen some Personal training studies that I want to do and get some degree's in, because it interests me ofcourse and I want to be able to train people and give personal training. Now I know most of these study's are actually outdated and give outdated information compared to the programs...

bruhpro‎, 08-28-2018 05:26 PM
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How to start an online personal training , coaching business?

I'm the foreman for my family's construction company which requires me to be there full time but I also have my NASM certification and I'm working on my CES. As I'm preparing for my first bodybuilding show the demand for me to make workout plans with nutrition plans is growing , and I'd like to use...

el_lucas1‎, 02-23-2015 03:13 PM
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Can anyone recommend a solid meal planning software?

Hey all - I've been creating meal plans for my PT clients to keep them on track and to bring in some extra $$, but they've become insanely time consuming to continually create on spreadsheets. Can anyone recommend an online meal planning program that they've used to create meal plans and manage...

endofdays1984‎, 08-18-2018 11:17 AM
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Suggestions how to memorize mobility assessments

I got my ACE personal trainer certification a couple months ago and my first day being a trainer is Thursday. I am fairly comfortable with everything to do with training considering I'm new, but I really struggled with the mobility assessment questions and I have little to no confidence in my...

tlifter‎, 08-13-2018 01:32 AM
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Advice needed

I have a female client who has been working out for years. She lifts heavy! She has been training with me for about 3 months now more for accountability. She has been trying to lose weight but the scale hasn’t been moving. (We haven’t tracked Body Fat yet...she hasn’t gone to get it done). She...

jen362000‎, 08-25-2018 07:05 PM
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Question How did you name your training and fitness business?

How did you decide to name your fitness or personal training business? What factors and considerations did you think about? I'm considering going with my .com which would make sense. However I've been using it for a completely different industry and it would take some time to switch things...

bluebarbell‎, 08-15-2018 11:04 AM
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Best CPT Program

Looking to know who offers the best CPT program; thinking of either ACE or NASM. Also, I never finished high school. Does anyone know how you have to furnish your diploma or GED? Do they really check this?

ssfit26‎, 08-21-2018 09:43 PM
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Cool Hiring Personal Trainers

Hey community! Mike Walker Fitness is a private personal training facility located in Panama City, FL and we are HIRING!! We have the best group of trainers currently available in our area, and we need more. Our demand for Personal Trainers is so high, we can't keep up. If you...

MWFitnessLH‎, 08-22-2018 10:28 AM
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Find a real trainer

How do I find a knowledgeable trainer. Not one from la fitness that I know more than...

reignman76‎, 08-05-2018 12:24 AM
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Training somebody with Haemophilia (very serious)

This is a very personal situation I'm asking about. Today, I found out that my 20 day old son has haemophilia. My natural reaction in stressful situations has always been to learn about it and then use that knowledge to overcome whatever barrier I come across. So, I had a look on the Irish...

Environ‎, 10-21-2010 03:13 PM
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Passed ACE Exam!

Hey yall, just a few hours ago I passed my ACE exam! I'm going to share a few tips however, as I don't recommend doing what I did. I've been through 2 years of full time exercise physiology school, and crammed studying for ACE in last minute. A few things I would recommend really nailing down: ...

OperationMayhem‎, 08-08-2018 01:10 PM
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New Personal Trainer

I'm looking at getting certified through ISSA and I was wondering what your experience are like as a trainers. Do you consider yourself employed through a gym or do you work for yourself? Do you create your own hours? How did you branch off and build up your own business?

health4life24‎, 08-08-2018 11:39 AM
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Nutrition & PT

For most of us trainers, prescribing meal plans, let alone macronutrient ratios and the like, are well beyond our scope of practice. We are supposed to simply tell people about government healthy eating guidelines. Let's have a look at that. Australian healthy eating guidelines for a 19-50yo...

KyleAaron‎, 06-24-2018 04:37 AM
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New to Online Coaching- Any Advice Appreciated

Hi everyone, This is my first time posting in this section, so any and all feedback would be very appreciated. I became certified through ACE back in December and am jumping into coaching clients online. I feel like with this platform I'll be able to reach and help so many other people...

jack191119‎, 05-08-2018 09:57 AM
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Best place to learn about program design

Hey Designing programs and giving clients workouts is intimidating to me. Is there anywhere I can go to read more about program design and how to be a personal trainer from a training stand point?

GoldnBlack‎, 08-13-2018 10:42 AM
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Smile Muscle Imbalance Solution thread

Hey my name is Jaffer and Im new to this website. The only reason i really signed up in the first place was to get advice/tips from people who know how to resolve my problem about muscle imbalances. Back a few years ago i fell off a cliff and messed up my joints and **** and had to lay off the...

ninjadude265‎, 08-10-2018 05:41 PM
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Virtual Personal Training

I'm developing a business model that may require me to train people outside of my local. I have been exploring virtual training options (via webcam) like powhow ? Has anybody ever been trained this way or done any training this way (real time via webcam) ? I'm interested in understanding your...

Jbulltx1‎, 08-07-2018 01:40 PM
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Smile best cert. for someone wanting to train older adults..

wanna focus on over 50. which certification is best or does it matter?? thank you

ptrmull‎, 08-07-2018 05:56 PM
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[AMA] Four years of self-employment

Four years ago today, I started training people out of my garage in the afternoons and evenings, while still training people at the globogym in the mornings. Five months later I did my last shift at the globogym, and have trained people exclusively in the garage ever since. Ask me anything,...

KyleAaron‎, 05-17-2018 10:54 PM
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