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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: 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: [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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Hey, So my girlfriend signed a contract with a trainer at Crunch Gym for around $700 and that trainer informed her the next week that she quit. My girlfriend didn't want to continue this since the trainer wasn't there anymore. However they told her that it was out of the 3 day period of...

kmarko96‎, 09-14-2023 03:13 PM
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Need Advice On Home Workouts

Hey so i had a odd request from a potential client/friend of mine, Back when i worked at a gym, he use to train there frequently however he messaged me last night saying he lost his job and is looking for workouts he can do through out the day with the primary goal of losing quite the bit of...

Nihil31‎, 09-12-2023 01:27 AM
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How to Recover from OTS

Hey Guys, I took two weeks off heavy lifting, I did some power yoga instead on the second week but my body is just not recovering. I feel like crap all the time. If I lift even a scaled down workout with less reps and weight replacing some of the free weighs with cables, I still dont sleep that...

Trivium911‎, 08-15-2023 08:15 AM
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How do you motivate and support your clients to reach their fitness goals?

How do you motivate and support your clients to reach their fitness goals? Thanks in advance.

sophiaWindsor02‎, 07-27-2023 02:32 AM
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Smile What nutritional guidance do you provide along with training sessions?

What nutritional guidance do you provide along with training sessions?

sophiaWindsor02‎, 07-27-2023 02:33 AM
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How do you handle injury prevention and safety during workouts?

How do you handle injury prevention and safety during workouts?

sophiaWindsor02‎, 07-27-2023 02:31 AM
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Is Having a Personal Trainer Expensive

I was wondering if personal trainers are that expensive and worth having overall?

Pepwave24‎, 02-04-2023 05:06 PM
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I'll be getting my powerlifting coach certification at the end of the month hopefully

I've generally trained bodybuilding style mostly, but I've done several powerlifting competitions and I seem to favour powerlifting now over bodybuilding, so I've been getting stuck in with actively learning about strength training and powerlifting specifically, instead of just learning as I go...

blademontane‎, 03-05-2022 10:55 AM
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Question Did my personal trainer rip me off with a bad program???

So I've been working with this guy for I think around 6 months. Before I was doing personal training virtually but it was harder because it wasnt in person. Currently I have 2 upper body days and 2 lower body days with the trainer I currently have been seeing for 6 months it person. I'm being told...

tybittz‎, 05-02-2023 06:15 PM
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Serious opinions?

I turned 40 last month and I've been training over 20 years but first years were training now or then without proper nutrition doing mostly bench and upper body. After years everything got better with training and nutrition and lets say last 10 years I've been eating a mainly same healthy foods. ...

Jaakoppi‎, 07-05-2023 04:11 AM
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Body composition tracker

Transparently I am part of a small startup which has created a compact, portable body composition tracking device specifically for personal trainers and fitness professionals. Think Styku or InBody but thousands of dollars cheaper and it's smaller than a soda can. It tracks body fat percentage,...

NakedLens‎, 05-11-2023 07:59 PM
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What's the best one can expect from an online PT in the $200/week range??

What level of involvement can someone realistically expect online? Detailed diet plans? Watching regular videos of the client's workouts to comment on form? How many emails or texts - a once a week overview, or workout by workout? How does an online trainer help with things like mind-muscle...

garagebuilderSF‎, 07-05-2023 03:53 PM
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FITNESS & FINANCE FUSION: Unleash Your Potential as a Personal Trainer turned Financi

🏋️📈 Unlock Your Full Potential! Embrace the Synergy of Personal Training and Financial Advising! 🏋️📈 Are you a dedicated and passionate personal trainer looking to level up your career while still staying connected to your fitness roots? Are you seeking an opportunity to diversify your income...

Groy55‎, 07-24-2023 04:13 PM
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A hail mary...

Greetings... Putting it all out there in a dark moment, trying everything I can to change my environment, habits, etc.. I recently went through an extremely difficult time that included the hardest breakup of my life and trying to get my life and head back on straight. Rebuilding from scratch. I...

raptor257‎, 07-08-2023 04:47 PM
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I had my left foot amputated in September and had a prosthetic ten weeks later. I’ve always worked out and even when I didn’t have a prosthetic, I still came to the gym. I’ve recently had to take my prosthetic off for some weeks because of another problem but want to keep working on my legs. I...

miakbrown1‎, 06-10-2023 10:06 AM
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Seeking Bodybuilding Coach

I’m trying to get into competitive shape by Dec 2024. I previously worked with an online coach who got me nearly there. I’m in Ft Worth TX now…

jbaggett2013‎, 06-25-2023 11:16 AM
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LF Trainer Annapolis-Baltimore Area

Looking for a trainer for a beginner to intermediate just for personal bodybuilding.

Steinerm425‎, 06-28-2023 01:50 AM
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I’m stuck

My buddy can do 16 plate leg press full rom but only 160 on leg extensions and curls… I can only do 10 plats on leg press full rom but 245lb+45 hung off the pin for leg extensions and 240+25lb hung off pin on curls……why is he stronger than me on press but weaker on isolation?

Vegetamode‎, 06-05-2023 03:39 PM
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Is skateboarding good cardio

Is skateboarding good cardio?? ( good enough to replace jogging) also is it good for pylometrics?? my running routine each week was a 3 km run, 4.5 km run and a HIIT session per week. but Lately I've replaced jogging with skateboarding ( I skateboard quite a few hours a week ) As well my...

rancid_theclash‎, 09-05-2012 04:01 PM
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I need someone to kick my ass (Greater Toronto Area)

Hi everyone. I really need help being held accountable and disciplined with my workout and diet because I just can't do it myself. I lack the motivation and always end up "stumbling" and screwing up. Could anybody be like a partner/mentor sort of deal so that I can get my ass on track? I kind of...

Hornady32‎, 04-23-2023 06:45 AM
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You have not been a member long enough to post links

You have not been a member long enough to post links

jackson745‎, 05-09-2023 01:27 AM
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Other quality personal trainer forums?

I'm shortly going to finish my Level 3 PT course and highly likely get employed by my local anytime fitness straight after. I was hoping to curate a list of at least a few high quality forums that can help with personal training questions besides this one. Does anyone have any recommendations? ...

blademontane‎, 09-27-2022 10:57 PM
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Best app for clients

I’ve been looking for an app that has everything you need for clients. Looking for: Videos of exercises(that I don’t have to make) One that I can select the foods they will be eating, their macros, how many meals, pre/post workout meal option and it will crunch all the numbers so I don’t have...

userYB9JFPAINVF‎, 05-08-2023 08:06 PM
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First job as personal fitness trainer. How to begin with the new client

Hello. In next days I'll start my first job as fitness trainer and I need some advices. How to begin first training with new client. What kind of questions to ask and how to begin training. I have general idea what should I ask and what kind of info I need from my client. First thing first I want...

Martellix‎, 03-24-2023 03:01 PM
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Pricing- Packages vs. single sessions

Hello! Just hoping what my fellow trainers think about this topic and what has worked for you...hoping to get a little advice as well. I live in an area with a median annual income of $110,00 per year. I train mostly kids, ages 7-18, but also adults. Most people have no problem paying for a...

chrisman2121‎, 04-07-2023 07:49 AM
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