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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: 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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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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Smile Reputable Online PT Coaches Recommendations

Apparently from what i have "heard"... layne norton and 3dmj are the most reputable places for natural bodybuilding. Layne isn't taking any clients so he is referring everyone to his team. 3dmj is only taking clients who compete: THIS SERVICE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED – Due to limited roster...

Godip‎, 05-23-2019 11:24 PM
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CanFitPro PTS Theory Exam

Hi there, I'm taking my CanFitPro PTS theory exam next week, has anybody taken theirs recently who can give me insight into what to expect from the theory exam, especially what the Case Study questions might be like? A few examples of those questions would be helpful.💪 Thanks!

ittybittyfit‎, 06-11-2019 02:16 PM
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Can-Fit Pro PTS theory exam help?

hi, i've attempted the can-fit pro pts theory exam a couple of times now and i'm having troubles with it. i'm getting in the high 60's on the case study and low 70's on the multiple choice. i have found an online practice exam but would anyone know of anything they have used and it was worth it? or...

special2k‎, 04-08-2009 05:03 PM
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Reality of working in a gym? (UK)

I am mulling over the decision to take my Level 2 Gym Instruction and Level 3 Personal Training qualification online with Study Active and getting a job in a gym. I am not thinking of doing this for the money (as I understand there are lots of unrealistic earning potential claims out there)...

ginomay89‎, 06-11-2019 12:29 PM
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Post I’m looking for a PT

Hello everyone! I’m just wondering if on the internet there are any trustable PT. I saw many PT scam and fake natty program. Do you have any advice?

Burry870‎, 06-07-2019 01:44 PM
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PT and criminal record

I got a job as a van driver for a nursing home, then they had to release me after my back ground check came back because of a domestic battery from 2006 because you can't work in health care with that type of record without a state waiver in IL. Can you be a personal and/or group trainer with...

bassing68‎, 05-09-2019 10:21 PM
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Tips for Getting Hired as a Newly Certified Personal Trainer at a Gym?

I recently achieved one of my dreams of becoming a Certified Personal Trainer through ACE, though I’m hitting a new reality that it’s not so easy to get hired as a newly certified trainer at any of my local commercial gyms. I’ve emailed, called, walked-into, and applied to at least 15 gyms and...

NYBuilder74‎, 06-06-2019 09:24 AM
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Reapplying for a PT job I 'quit'

Over a year ago I got offered a job here in the UK for a big corporate chain gym with 20 gyms in the area, I accepted and signed the contract but was shortly after offered the chance to work across the globe doing fitness for a year and jumped at the chance. Sent an apology to the manager and went...

Crsk‎, 05-02-2019 12:59 AM
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Need advice on my idea for PT business

Gday Am currently doing by Cert III and IV in fitness to be a qualified PT. Once I'm qualified my plan is to approach local footy clubs and advertise particularly to 15-18 year olds interested in bulking up in the off season. Seeing as besides a bit of placement here and there with my course I...

mick98x‎, 06-03-2019 06:53 PM
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ISSA Case Study

Hello everyone...I am in need of some help here. I am presently taking the ISSA CFT course and have just come to a dead end (maybe just burned out) with my last case study and wondering if I could get some help. I am sure that everyone knows of the 14 year old boy that wants to gain some muscle...

Samnvb54‎, 02-04-2013 10:35 AM
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Anyone taken the NASM FNS test?

Just wondering how hard it is.

xxsenix‎, 02-22-2012 08:50 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 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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What’s the quickest cheapest way to get level 2/3 in the uk

I was looking at the purgym one that lets you pay £100 over 11 months. I want to get one of them jobs people talk about, you know one that’s your passion. I’m not passionate about much lol but the gym is for sure one. Been training on and off for ten years mostly on and am thing about...

Jay12321a‎, 05-15-2019 04:05 PM
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Is the NASM CES Exam difficult?

I heard the if you fail the first try that the second try will be the exact same test?

bmichaelhill‎, 02-20-2019 09:25 PM
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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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Session tracking app

Hey - is there an app out there to help me track my client's sessions? Just need something simple. Thanks,

sburyk72‎, 05-06-2019 04:41 AM
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Question Thinking about HIRING a Personal Trainer; what should I look for, and expect?

So, today has been kind of a whirlwind for me. I've been in a funk for -- well, MOST of my life, but particularly the past couple months. So I've spent the day just trying to, you know, get help. Both in finding a psychiatrist for dealing with my personal stuff, but also trying to figure if I might...

Jcorb‎, 05-19-2019 02:29 PM
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Non-Binary/Gender Non-conforming clients

Hi all, I'm partway into studying for my ACE Certification and since I'm planning on selling myself as a very pro-LGBT/artist trainer, I'm wondering if there's any good resources for using the various assessments that are scaled by gender on non-binary/gnc/trans clients? Thanks

AQuickTrainer‎, 08-29-2017 08:39 AM
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Ideas for gym floor lead generation

Hey guys! I have been a PT for awhile now (i'm 31yo, can't figure out how to change my age) and the gyms I have worked at all gave out regular consults and that was an easy way to keep business going. The gym I currently work at gives consults to you for the first three months but then leaves you...

heroeslair‎, 05-12-2019 07:58 PM
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Business Plans for Training studio/Gym

Does anyone have a copy of thier business plan when they opened their studio, or any sample plans that you have seen?

nsiegel5‎, 02-23-2011 12:34 PM
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terrible "trainer" question

Wasn't sure where to post this so picked this section, feel free to move if necessary. I wanted to see what you guys and gals would do in this situation. I work out at a gym that is more a big warehouse with a lot of crossfit type equipment but its not a crossfit affiliated box. My girlfriend...

Vandeman17‎, 03-07-2019 10:57 AM
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Why are my abs building as a straight line of muscle?

I have solid abs but It seems like each row of abs are building as a straight line. Almost like it is one muscle spanning a straight line across my abs. Im sure doing more Russian twist may help but wondering if there is a reason for this or anyone particular workouts that could help.

clockhart88m‎, 05-09-2019 08:48 PM
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NASM CPT 4th Ed vs 6th Ed material

I took the NASM CPT exam back in 2012 and passed easily. Book and material were 4th edition and now they are on the 6th edition. Over that time I had a job in the field and let my CPT cert lapse while I had a couple other certs that were a bit more effective for me, and now I am moving and...

bcagle25‎, 01-18-2018 08:01 AM
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Trainers, how do you feel about this PT package?

This isn't from me but from a local gym I was planning to apply. But after seeing this, my gut is already telling me they're selling customers such unrealistic promises and results I feel as a trainer this would be a let down for the client. And as a trainer I will get blamed for not delivering...

Manletbolic‎, 11-13-2018 01:30 PM
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Becoming Fitness Instructor/PT in UK

Hello! What do you think about this company - premierglobal co uk. Will there be any problems in finding a job? Because it is not is not recognised by REPs, only from CIMSPA. Thanks everyone for the answers.

Todor97‎, 02-20-2019 02:38 AM
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