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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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2 Questions from a futurebe

Yes, I tend to make up my own words sometimes. Anyway I am in the process of studying for my ISSA PT, just finished chapter 18 so I still have a ways to go. My first question after a brief description of my current area. I live in a small town in South-Central Illinois with a population...

bassing68‎, 07-18-2019 11:30 AM
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What is a good meal plan for trying to build muscle?

For most people, the intersection of ease, price, and taste makes brown rice, sweet potatoes, and oatmeal the go-to muscle-building core foods. Every day for as long as you want to build or maintain muscle, you must eat enough to reach your calorie target.

rawpersonaltrai‎, 07-15-2019 11:37 PM
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Eat your vegies

Too many trainers focus on macronutrient ratios and timing and blah blah, when some more very basic things are missed - are they eating any fruit and vegies? If you get a 40yo accountant or 35yo soccer mum, both of whom are overweight with back pain, is their issue really that they're having 110g...

KyleAaron‎, 07-15-2019 05:52 PM
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1 on 1 Personal Training sessions vs Small Group classes

I have a friend with a Starting Strength gym located in a strip mall in a fairly dense suburb of a major city (Dallas, TX) and his set up is 100% small group classes. His turnover rate is fairly brisk, but he caters to a market of mostly older white males, so it works for him in the location that...

401Delta‎, 07-14-2019 01:27 PM
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Adding muscle on 1500 calories a day

I had lapband surgery and my calorie intake is supposed to be no more than 1500-2000 calories a day. Im also wanting to bulk up. Is there any advice on how to add muscle when i cant really drink a lot of the high protein/high calorie shakes or supplements?

cornerstone226‎, 09-07-2010 10:36 PM
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ISSA Case Studies

Just wondering what peoples' thoughts are on the two case studies for the ISSA cert. Any suggestions would be helpful. Case 1: CLIENT PROFILE: CHAD EVERMORE Age Gender Resting Heart Rate Height Weight Body Fat Percentage 55 Male 80 bpm 6'2" 180...

Stallionforce‎, 11-15-2010 04:54 PM
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Stretching trainer?

Apologies if this is the wrong forum, I am not a PT, but have a question for all the PTs. I am approaching 40 and have been fairly inactive for a while. I was always active up through my 20s and have played organized sports my whole life, but my 30s hit along with a desk job and kids and I got...

allandr‎, 07-09-2019 07:22 AM
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UK people - anyone heard of FitLearn?

Hi everyone, so I've decided to take my Level 2 and 3 PT certs. I had been thinking of Lifetime (, but then ran into this provider, which apparently awards the same certs at a much lower cost. It's...

Luca2‎, 07-20-2017 09:48 AM
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1st Day as a PT, thinking about quitting.

I want to know how normal it is to have all your hard work and hours of knowledge just vanish? I became a PT 2 years ago but wasn't confident enough to get work, so instead I filled everyday reading countless books from Mel Siff to Mike Boyle, to getting my NASM CES/WLS, S&C level 1. I knew...

Ohhhimark‎, 07-04-2019 12:52 PM
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Working with clients who suffer from FOMO?

Hey fellow PTs, how do you work with clients who suffer from varying degrees of FOMO as they are trying to change their behavioral habits to reach their fitness goals? (For instance, they couldn't get to the gym and complete homework because of this event they had to go to, or staying out later to...

AntonCrushes‎, 07-04-2019 02:18 PM
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In Need of Personal Trainer

Hey! I am not sure if this is the right place to do it, but I was wondering where I could go to find a good personal trainer? They don't need to be nearby, but if someone like could give me advice as to what work outs to do, and follow my progress that would be awesome.

TDRussian‎, 06-28-2019 08:49 AM
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Just passed the 2015 ACSM CPT exam. Here's some tips. (long and lots of tips)

Let me preface this by disclosing that I'm a non-traditional engineering student (I'm 32 and didn't start college until late in my 20's,) so my study habits/skills are possibly a bit different than most going into this exam. I studied for 3 days and passed. About 6 hours on the first day, and 3-4...

NateSteen‎, 03-04-2015 03:30 PM
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Promo videos for Personal Trainers

Hi guys, I have been into my fitness for a while now and have recently become a full time freelance content creator. I was just wondering whether any personal trainers out there feel there is a market for creating promo videos in order to market themselves and their services to potential...

tomneame‎, 06-27-2019 08:43 AM
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Online List of Exercises with Demos

Hey, I am an intern at FitSW and have created a page for an exercise list that features search and category filtering. You can search through all of our exercises and see demos on how to correctly perform each exercise. Let me know what you think of the page. Do you have any suggestions on what...

ChrisGregory409‎, 06-26-2019 01:09 PM
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Stroke survivor client: NEED HELP!

I have a new client that is a stroke survivor. She's 58 and has left side weakness. Her doctor recomended she exercise and hire a personal trainer. I'm fairly new to personal training and would very much appreciate any suggestions or input as to what I could do with her. She will be coming in for...

AmberCPT‎, 12-17-2012 12:54 PM
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Looking for online trainers

Hello, I'm looking for a reputable online trainer to help me reach my fitness goals. I have looked around on Google and I'm trying to find a way to find good online trainers. What I'm looking for is to tell a trainer my fitness goals and have them develop a fitness program and preferably also...

trapset‎, 06-22-2019 11:23 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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Can a offline PT help me more/better than help online from a PT and non PTs?

My main problem is that I progress approximately 10 times slower than others. One person said I should get a PT because he can't help me, because I say:"This is max I am giving regardining strength, I cannot be stronger." He means a offline PT sees you the whole session and knows what is going...

Norgie007‎, 06-20-2019 11:35 AM
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Need a personal trainer for the Maldives

Hello, my friend George from England works in the Maldives building hoyels, he is 32 years old and needs to work out and get in shape. He makes decent money and is willing to pay to have someone train him for 12 months here are the details. 1. $1000 tax free per month 2. Food taken care of 3....

schandy‎, 06-20-2019 02:41 AM
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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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