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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: 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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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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Part Time Personal Training with FT career?

I currently have a full-time job, working normal hours at 7AM-5PM (8 or 9 a few nights of the year) in finance. I enjoy what I do and make an excellent salary doing it. I was certified through Equinox for personal training (while studying for my full-time MBA), passed NCSF with flying colors, and...

abcd438‎, 06-15-2018 12:04 PM
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Associate's Degree in Exercise Science from issa

Im looking to starting on my road to becoming a trainer. I have already looked at a lot of post about the different *****. While looking at the ISSA site i found the information about the Exercise Science degree program. What i want to know is what would be the difference between the cert and this....

DaviMack‎, 04-04-2011 11:46 PM
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ac joint help

i separated my ac joint on april 19th & i never took care of it, never iced it, i didn’t really let it heal i waited like 2 weeks before i started practicing again & now i workout regularly, it’s been pretty much 2 months, do u guys think i should go see an ortho about surgery cuz this could really...

threesixx‎, 06-15-2018 06:55 PM
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I am looking to be a PT

The gym owner at the gym I go to said it would be $300-400 to get a certification, so I have to skip that. So I am looking to be a uncertified PT. How do I go about doing this? Do gyms require clients pay them or myself? Would I have to go for gym members willing to pay for training AND the...

will30‎, 05-11-2018 06:32 PM
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Training a teenager

I'm meeting with a 13 year old later to help him get started. I'm not a trainer but I figured that I could help him get on one of the novice programs and tell him how to eat. My only fear is that he is quite small and I'm not sure if he will even be able to lift the barbell in some lifts. I have a...

zszoke‎, 05-18-2018 10:26 AM
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Question Which certification first? CPT vs. CSCS?

How much harder is the CSCS exam than NCSA-CPT exam? I’m interested in getting a first certification as a starter. However, when I glanced at the NCSA’s books, CSCS doesn’t look much more than CPT; am I mistaken? Or is there an easier certification to get a first rung on the ladder? Whilst...

BritishOne‎, 06-04-2018 01:53 PM
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Question about Personal Traning

I have a new personal trainer and I have mentioned to him a few times about my lower back problems. I told him I cant and wont do certain exercises that hurt my back. He said he does not want to hear attitude about my back issues or have any type of attitude when it comes to my back. Should I...

jbosco1988‎, 06-09-2018 02:41 PM
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How do I find clients? Brand new trainer.

So, I received my certification last year from a collegiate institute, actually went to school for PT. I live in NYC, the money I took to keep myself a float is starting to dwindle so I need clients like, NOW. I am a freelance personal trainer. I do not work for a gym. There are places here in...

Reps4HayZeus‎, 03-07-2018 01:34 PM
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Smile Help regarding muscle mass .!!

Hey guys! I kind of need some suggestions regarding body mass because i am going to gym for more than year and a half now and my body weight is still same from last one year it always varies between 70-80 kg and i am eating 3 to 4 meals a day some times 3 .I am taking matrix whey protein and...

abhinavvaid05‎, 07-15-2012 12:05 PM
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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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AAAI and NASM for personal training

The gym I regularly go to, LA FITNESS is in need of personal trainers. My valet job just isn't doing it at the moment. The gym is about 10 minute drive from me and I've been going there for about 4 years now. I started extremely scrawny and got a little built over 2 year span. Ate a little too...

FrankieXenon‎, 06-04-2018 07:52 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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Question Which certification first? CPT vs. CSCS?

How much harder is the CSCS exam than NCSA-CPT exam? I’m interested in getting a first certification as a starter. However, when I glanced at the NCSA’s books, CSCS doesn’t look much more than CPT; am I mistaken? Or is there an easier certification that’s still reputable (as a first rung on...

BritishOne‎, 06-04-2018 01:48 PM
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Tidying up

Each Sunday I go through and clean the gym. First Sunday of each month is a thorough clean, moving racks and vacuuming under them and so on. Our "lockers" are the Ikea kallax shelves, cleaning there means taking all the gear out, wiping it down, putting the gear back in. Some people put the gear...

KyleAaron‎, 06-02-2018 06:37 PM
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Passed the NASM - (Experienced Trainers) What Would you do Next?

So, yesterday I passed the NASM exam. I am both relieved to be done with it and excited to transition into the fitness industry. From what I have gathered - most indicate that getting a job in a gym is the standard way to start, get a feel for everything and establish a client base. I am...

richardg6734‎, 05-26-2018 05:29 PM
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Good Morning All, I am looking into becoming a CPT. I am looking at NASM and ACE. Can any of you tell me experiences you have all had with either one?

anthonyj1588‎, 05-29-2018 05:27 AM
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Lightbulb Trainer's Opinions Needed

First and foremost, I am not a trainer. I am a strongman competitor that works a 9-5 job. However, I wanted to understand and get some incite on what the journey is like to be a trainer. I ask because training a client is different than doing a low energy day job. What could be understood and...

kevins123‎, 05-26-2018 03:14 AM
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Do your muscles get stronger and biggee after a strain?

So believe it or not I strained my transverse (comment below if you want story or not). My question is simple and straight to the point, do your abdominals/rec/trans/obs/ster all get bigger and stronger after a strain?

GeneticMuscle‎, 05-25-2018 10:54 PM
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How much do PTs make outside my country ?

Hi there ! First of all I'm a Malaysian. Currently 23 . I've been training for about 5 years now. Competed in a couple of powerlifting meets and now , due to work restrictions I'm using calisthenic training to save time as well as to make my training more flexible. Anyways I've...

tohno‎, 05-25-2018 12:41 AM
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Outside Personal Trainer Allowed in Gym?

Hi, I am a personal trainer with a kinesiology honours degree. I run my own company, "Personal Trainer in Toronto PTinTO dot com. Some of my clients want training at the gym where I workout. They pay their membership fees. The trainers are my gym give me mean faces and are apparently pissed...

torontotrainer‎, 10-19-2009 09:35 AM
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Best Apps for personal trainers

I am currently a personal trainer at LA Fitness. This is not my ideal place to train but it is my best option right now for where I live and lack of business knowledge to go out on my own. Im looking for a website and app that I can use to build and send workouts to my clients. There are so many...

btvs23‎, 02-04-2018 11:38 AM
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I'm going to be enrolling in a class to take one of these exams. Which should I take? Which is better?

GetHuge50‎, 01-15-2011 04:13 PM
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Best recurring billing merchant/gateway provider?

Best recurring billing merchant? I've used Authorize since 2014 after having problems with Intuit. I have all clients on 28 day billing cycles. Want to compare fees with other places. Intuit had coding messed up where it wasn't allowing me to set up auto billing cycles and it literally took them...

CharlottePT‎, 01-24-2018 03:33 AM
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Question YMCA Pay Structure for Trainers?

Does anyone have experience of the pay structure for personal trainers that work at the YMCA?

bluebarbell‎, 05-17-2018 02:29 AM
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Has Anyone tried any shavershian fitness diet?

Im looking for a trainer that could do a diet for me, since im stuck with my progress, the thing is, that i've seen a lot of trainers but they charge like crazy ammounts, and i've seen that said shavershian (i know he is zyzz's brother) has a 12 week shred program that is 50€, and thats really...

Osiris95‎, 05-21-2018 05:12 AM
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