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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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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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Trainerize

how many here use trainerize and what are your thoughts?

rawcuz‎, 03-15-2019 03:58 PM
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Where do I go from here? (Client perspective)

I want to preface this by saying you're probably going to think I'm a sucker for this post, so I will just acknowledge this, I acted stupidly out of what I felt was kindness/loyalty. A couple years ago I started training with someone and we became friends! I supported her journey in business...

stargirl1‎, 03-12-2019 04:10 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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How much to charge to Plan a Diet?

I am trying to figure out what to charge for just a diet plan (and find the right software for that, but that's another story). I would be providing full email support, a diet layout, examples, etc. Also providing a chart for weekly progress for motivational purposes. (weight loss) How much...

E_Scapegoat‎, 03-11-2010 12:57 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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Looking for some personal training

Hey, my name is Justin, sorry if this is the wrong place to ask such a thing. I am 155ish lbs. and I am 6'2. My goal is to hit around 180 lbs. to become more confident in my physique. I've been hitting the gym on average 3+ times a week rotating between different muscles every other day...

PATR10T1776‎, 03-05-2019 01:44 PM
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Question Bariatric surgery training

Hello, My sibling underwent bariatric surgery about three months ago. I want to hire a trainer. I want to my sibling to put on muscle mass, nothing crazy. I guess my question are there any websites (i.e. findyourtrainer.com) I can view with trainers dealing with these category of clients. I...

kayodeg‎, 03-05-2019 10:19 AM
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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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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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The official NASM CES study guide thread

I find this to be much more difficult than the CPT, yet we can take the test at home on our computers, open book unlike the CPT. Below are most questions from the practice exam with the correct answer and the page # where the answer can be found. Some questions I didn't include because they were...

EdgarAllanPoe‎, 11-04-2011 02:20 PM
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How do you come up with creative exercises in circuits?

I am a future personal trainer and I have good knowledge on nutrition but my current training knowledge lacks a bit. I keep seeing those top instagram influencers and trainers doing all kinds of interesting and creative circuits and I was wondering how do they come up with those exercises. Is...

Xellero‎, 01-29-2019 02:37 AM
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Exclamation How to sell myself as a personal trainer.

Hello my fellow athletes and bodybuilders. My name is Saif, I just got hired to be a personal trainer yesterday and powerhouse gym in Linden, NJ. I spent practically all day there, shadowing i couple of trainers and such. I've had a job as a fitness instructor before, but it lasted only about 2...

Saif291‎, 01-16-2013 06:57 AM
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Advice for starting a business

Hey guys Ive recently became a certified personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach Im only 17 but have a lot of knowledge in training after competing in powerlifting and weightlifting After some advice on starting a business and any extra pieces of advice on becoming a personal...

westymate‎, 11-04-2018 06:09 AM
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FREE Online sites to advertise your Personal Training?

If anyone has anymore, i'm sure others here can find them helpful in advertising their services Craigslist.org Yelp.com ( Great site, where clients can write reviews for you )

MVP‎, 02-19-2009 12:40 PM
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Private facility or box gym to build client base

Hey guys, I’m at a crossroads in my career and want to look to some of the vets for advice. I started my career after grad school in collegiate S&C but got into the private market after my wife and I were tired of bouncing around. I’ve been working at a very successful private gym for the last two...

jalundah‎, 02-03-2019 06:45 PM
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Working towards my CSCS, help me understand part of my textbook?

Hi all, so I am having some trouble right understanding a particular part of my textbook and was wondering if somebody could help explain why you would do this. I don't have a professor or colleges to ask as I am learning on my own with the hopes of passing the certification exam, landing an...

Pops1085‎, 02-03-2019 05:22 PM
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Advise on next steps for a newly qualifed PT

Hi all, I've been on and off bodybuilding.com for some years now and found everyone is really helpful and have wealth of experience and knowledge within the fitness industry. I have just recently qualified to level 3 and needing advise on my next steps. Firstly a brief history about me. I...

Morganator1990‎, 01-29-2019 02:05 PM
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Post Looking for advise / Gym Management

I have an MBA and as well personal trainer certificate, Golf Fitness Certificate and working towards Nutrition, Senior Fitness and Corrective Exercises. I would like to combine the business aspect with fitness and start by working in a gym. Thing is I want to start as a manager, I know it is...

malakbenz‎, 12-04-2018 01:08 PM
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I passed the nasm exam any advice on what to do next?

Hey guys I'm 20 years old and I just passed the Nasm exam. I was wondering what it the next step? I would like to work at a gym but I do not have any legit personal training experience. All I have is that I love working out and I go to the gym a lot. I was wondering how to make a good resume...

d33wreck‎, 12-31-2013 07:49 AM
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Best websites for studying the ACE exam?

I plan on taking the exam very soon, been taking a personal training certification prep class this semester, but the class has been very dry. Are there any websites that are VERY helpful in studying for the ACE exam?

Pictoron‎, 03-28-2014 11:34 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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NESTA or ISSA?

Both of these have a lot of online study which I like. What would you say between the two? Which has better learning material (I believe NESTA's material is all digital)?

copypaste‎, 04-22-2015 02:35 PM
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Gurus

From my observation of the rise of this and that guru over the years, it seems the flow of new ideas and refinement of things slows as the coach or trainer is less and less involved with ongoing training of people. Giving weekend seminars make them very good at coaching 3-6 basic movements. But...

KyleAaron‎, 12-12-2018 04:57 PM
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Question How do I get started being an online coach?

Hello, I really want to get into online coaching. I want to be a Strength & Conditioning Coach, but I'm in college right now and I really need to find a way to make money coaching people. I really do care about helping people and would charge nothing or very little and I really am knowledgeable on...

tcainerogers‎, 11-01-2018 01:10 PM
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NHE Personal Fitness Management Specilist Job(anyone know about them)

I got an email from NHE friday saying this Wellness Professional, Your resume was received via In terms of your resume, we are interested in discussing your availability in relation to an open Personal Fitness Management Specialist (PFMS) position. This is not a sales or marketing...

fitguy23‎, 01-27-2014 12:05 PM
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