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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: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program!

Bodybuilding.com is test piloting a trainer affiliate program and we’re looking for 50 motivated and results driven personal trainers. This program only applies to certified personal trainers residing in the following states: Florida, Idaho, Nevada, New Hampshire, Montana, Oregon, Pennsylvania,...

ForumAlpha‎, 03-24-2014 09:40 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: 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: 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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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com 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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Need advice from PT

Hi guys I have been training now for 4 years and now in the mindset of wanting to compete and hope you guys could help with what I should enter into? I will be look at entering next year possibly May time. I have looked at the men’s physique but saw there is also a men’s beginners as well? ...

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Should I become a PT? (Canada)

Hi there, Quick bio: Chris, 27 yo male from Ottawa area in Canada. I had taken a college course in 2010-2011 for Health and Fitness and graduated with a diploma. I was lifting religiously for that period of time and had a lot of interest in exercise and nutrition. Sadly at the time I did...

Darkblue90‎, 09-22-2017 02:34 PM
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Question How to become a PT certificate in europe?

Hello, I would like to ask if any certification course online like ACE,ISSA , etc can give me a change to work in Europe too ? Currently I live in Australia but here if I want to become PT I need to do the certificate in fitness III and is not so cheaper and minimun is 4/5 months probabibly. ...

Genga90‎, 09-22-2017 02:33 AM
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Moved: Just quit cigarettes..

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Calling all personal trainers!

THE ARENA FITNESS is a fully equipped gym with showers and towel service located in an office park in White Plains, NY. Our space is conveniently located with ample parking. We are offering personal trainers a space to bring their clients for a fee: you can pay per session or a flat rate. All...

FinallyFit23‎, 09-21-2017 01:06 PM
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NAFC Nutrition Coaching Certification Study Advice?

I'm currently working on the National Association for Fitness Certification's course for Nutrition Coaching, and was wondering if anyone has taken the test and could give me some advice on note taking. I'm currently taking very thorough notes, but am moving at a very slow rate. At the end of each...

calihalaby‎, 09-18-2017 02:07 PM
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Looking For Form Coaching In Chicago

Hey All, Haven't been on here in a while so apologize for all my profile information being outdated. I've been grinding in the gym and studying for the LSAT so haven't had much time to be on here. Will update when I have a chance. I've probably put on 20lbs since last on here and have worked...

j1hartman‎, 09-18-2017 01:49 PM
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Adaptive training - facility size and set-up

I am planning to open a facility for Adaptive training, focusing on functional training, for people with disabilities. This will be a charity service as an extension of my non-profit organization. I currently provide prosthetic and orthotic services (O&P) on a charity basis and have recently...

kmleatherwood‎, 09-14-2017 04:16 AM
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NAFC Nutrition Coaching Certification Study Advice?

I'm currently working on the National Association for Fitness Certification's course for Nutrition Coaching, and was wondering if anyone has taken the test and could give me some advice on note taking. I'm currently taking very thorough notes, but am moving at a very slow rate. At the end of each...

calihalaby‎, 09-18-2017 10:36 AM
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Alternating between running and weight training

I checked all over the site and couldn't find anywhere to post this sort of question, so i'm hoping this is the correct place. I'm very big on simultaneously weight training and running. My normal routine consist of running a mile at least 2-3 times a week. And during the same week i'll lift 4-5...

SuperGettingIt‎, 09-17-2017 05:46 PM
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Exclamation NASM or ACE Certification

What separates a NASM certification from others like ACE, other than price? It's seems with just taking a quick look, that ACE is half the price and the certifications are basically the same.

chrisball904‎, 08-13-2017 03:27 PM
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Best exercises to activate chest muscles?

I have a client who is having a really hard time activating her chest muscles. I've had her try variations of bench/dumbbell press, floor press, and chest flies with absolutely no luck. I'm hoping someone has some suggestions or input? Thanks!

AmandaLaughlin‎, 09-12-2017 09:16 PM
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best networking tips and tricks?

Hi everyone! I became certified through ACE as a personal trainer and have been working with clients in their homes as well as seeing clients at my home gym. I would greatly appreciate any networking and client retention advice. I have quite a few clients right now but have experienced some client...

AmandaLaughlin‎, 09-09-2017 09:06 PM
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Thumbs up How do you deal with metabolic wrecks? (q for pros)

Hello fellow trainers and nutrition coaches, you know those clients who tried too much fad diets or went yoyo for long time until their bodies became highly resistant and they tend to gain a lot of weight on even the smallest calorie surplus. they're usually women in their mid 40s. If you...

ShreddedPharaoh‎, 09-08-2017 07:02 AM
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Single Mom and Training?

Hi All, I need help! I am a certified personal trainer and a single mom. I became a personal trainer because I fell in love with fitness and nutrition after having my son but never intended to do much with it because I didn't think I would be able to. Now, I am really interested in a major...

BP2017‎, 09-09-2017 10:02 AM
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ISSA Fitness trainer course

Hey! I recently received my materials for the course and am about half way to taking my final exam. I have been using the workbook and doing well on the quizzes. I was wondering what techniques worked best for preparing for the exam i.e. What sections to focus more attention on, does a lot of exam...

cptnsmalls‎, 09-09-2017 05:50 PM
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Question Functional training specialist certificafion

Hello, I'm an ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer. Looking to renew my certificate with 20 CEUs, preferably in Functional Training. I've been reading about best Functional Training certifications & NESTA appeared in my search. Has anyone tried it? Are the 20 CEUs ISSA accredited as mentioned...

SalwaKji‎, 09-06-2017 09:42 PM
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Need Assistance from a Professional

Hello everyone, I am trying to get my foot into the door doing nutrition for clients. I have just a couple of questions. 1. I am wanting to do a monthly contract with my future clients; Initially I will set them up a Plan to follow based on the questionnaire / Goals i send to them to fill out,...

Visagex‎, 09-06-2017 12:56 PM
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Opinions on PT offer from owner at my gym

So some background, I've trained at this gym for 6+ years now and have developed a good relationship with the gym owner. It's a 24/7 keycard gym and the gym owner works full time as a school teacher so is rarely at the gym himself (about once a week). He has one PT right now and I spoke to her...

ffguitarist14‎, 09-06-2017 05:40 PM
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Opinions on uncertified trainers....

Just curious... I'm deployed and bored, sitting around thinking... I troll instagram a lot and had a serious question... What's everyone's (especially certified trainers) opinions on these instagram individuals with a huge following that start online training and consulting, many of which don't...

ProWrestleFan‎, 08-02-2017 04:00 PM
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Need some advice? NASM.

Hi everyone! I'm new and have some questions. Iv taken NASM 2 times, first attempt I got a 64, second attempt was yesterday and I got a 67. I was really confident yesterday but then got to psi and failed. They give me a paper showing the parts I did best and worst. I went to those chapters and...

TrevorG95‎, 07-30-2017 12:19 PM
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Network Event Freebie Ideas

Hello everyone, I am attending a event where many local businesses are able to have a booth to promote their company. I am trying to brainstorm some small freebies I could handout with my logo on it, that would also act as a good way to promote myself. I was thinking stress balls but,...

BodyByYou‎, 08-20-2017 09:51 AM
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Would trainers sell on a marketplace?

I've been mulling over this idea for a diet + meal plan marketplace where prospective clients can connect with trainers, buy training / diet advice from them, and maybe pay the trainer some monthly fee for regular consultations. I'm still reaching out to trainers to see what they think and the...

spinachcop‎, 08-09-2017 08:13 PM
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Smile My DIY Personal Training Studio

I thought it might be productive to document the construction of my personal training studio here, so feel free to comment, criticize or critique as I post the steps and offer your thoughts on what you like/don't like or what you would've done differently. The space is a 3,000 sq ft house that...

401Delta‎, 06-14-2017 08:00 PM
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Is National Health Educators (NHE) Legit?

Several personal trainers have asked me about the National Health Educators (NHE) http://www.nhecertification.com/index.html they say personal trainers can make $2000-3000 per month for 20 hours of work, putting together workouts for people in other countries. Is this company legit? Are...

JoeCannonMSCSCS‎, 07-02-2013 07:15 AM
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