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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 02:05 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 10:57 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Personal Trainer Affiliate Program! 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 10:40 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 10:18 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 08:20 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 09:12 AM
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Starting a Gym in India

So like every athlete or fitness enthusiast even I've certain plans on starting my own gym with the best in class equipment. The reason why I want to come up with this project is that I've been to several gyms in my city. Either they are just money making machines who either have no proper...

SyedZeeshan‎, 12-06-2017 03:32 AM
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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 01:32 PM
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Exclamation Question about moment arm and force. (NSCA)

I was under the impression that the longer a moment arm was, the less amount of force needed to move a certain mass. This specific diagram has me confused as it seems to be the opposite. Is it a mislabeled diagram? Does the moment arm being longer and requiring less force depend on the type...

eatbigliftbig92‎, 12-15-2017 03:54 PM
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Trainers in Japan

So I’ve never written on this forum I’ve read tons of articles about lifting in Japan I’m currently in Okinawa and just curious as to where to find a trainer you know someone to help push to that next level of lifting if by some miracle someone is conveniently located here or has been here I’d love...

church288‎, 12-13-2017 08:01 AM
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Smile Advice for a guy trying to get his Personal Training Certificate

I've heard it can cost up to 7,000 dollars and take about 6 months to get a certification for personal training. I'm not looking to become one, but want to have the experience in case I need to do it someday as a backup career. Since, my career path is Physical Therapy. Who knows, I could...

TheyMirin‎, 12-12-2017 03:49 PM
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Books, youtube videos, etc...

Hello guys. I want to becime really good personal trainer so i need advise about which books would you reccomend to read, youtube bloggers to follow. Please share info, i want to save time and study best info. One of good experts Lyle Mcdonald i know, how about other? Mention please.

povilasx3‎, 12-11-2017 09:05 AM
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Strength and conditioning coaching

Hi all I'm 39 years old, and for the last couple of years I've been going to the gym on a regular basis. I would like to try to do something else than what I'm doing now. I would like to teach others about the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. I was thinking about taking a strength and...

Jaxter78‎, 11-19-2017 02:08 AM
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Measuring body fat % accurately

I've got a pair of Slim Guide calipers which is based on the manual and formulas for the 3 site system of reading. Is anyone using this caliper and the 3 site system of reading fat? If so how do you find the readings? I've got a new client (282.04 LBS) who I took readings of this week, but when...

khayward777‎, 10-20-2009 06:23 AM
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Exclamation Questions about using a personal trainer

I’m not sure if this is the right forum but I thought I might be able to get some advice here. I’m 37 5’10” 175ish. 5 years ago I weighed 304 lbs, was addicted to drugs, horribly depressed, and had just been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. I decide I needed to do something about my weight,...

solonsfury‎, 11-28-2017 09:59 AM
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Best online personal trainer?

I'm looking to hire a good online trainer and wanted to see if you guys had any recommendations. The trainers in my gym just don't seem like they know what they're doing, none of them are in great shape and their clients never seem to get results. Any experience working with online personal...

ricknmorty83‎, 11-10-2017 04:55 PM
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Hey everyone i’m currently working on my personal trainer certification with ISSA and I was wondering how everybody went about the program ? I don’t really use the workbook I read a chapter , copy down the summary and some key points and take the quiz. Any tips from anyone ?

JackMarx‎, 12-04-2017 10:59 AM
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PT-related jobs for Introverts?

I'm currently studying in Exercise Science; primarily to extend my own knowledge and improve my own training. For a career, I was looking into personal training but as I looked through the requirements, all of the gyms require people to have "dynamic personalities" (whatever that means) and...

kidkurious‎, 01-13-2012 06:57 AM
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Venturing into online marketing for an already established business.

Hey guys, So I currently have no online presence, I just finished the rough version of my website and have opened an Instagram account. I am attempting to reach a wider audience but am unsure if what I have so far is well worded, I have asked clients to give me their opinions but... I feel like...

DesiredStrength‎, 12-02-2017 07:48 AM
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Starting a new gym

It's been great reading all your profiles and getting to know you all. I am new here and have some questions about opening a new fitness center. Background info about my project is below, if you want to read. - Some gyms have personal training/fitness classes included in the membership and...

HeyThatTickles‎, 11-28-2017 04:11 AM
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Question About Getting into Personal Training in Australia

I'm currently on a working holiday visa in Australia which gives me full rights to work in any industry for a year, but up to 6 months per employer. I'm interested in becoming a PT but have no certifications. Is starting a reception/sales position a good segway into the fitness industry? I'm...

N.ser‎, 11-12-2017 03:54 PM
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Building an Online Fitness Business

I figured I'd make a thread for those of you fit pros out there trying to leverage themselves on social media and get started in the online fitness realm. "Online personal training" is something that has grown over the past few years and is in the early stages of development, but I believe it...

dwill094‎, 11-07-2017 09:21 AM
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Okay, PT I know morjarority of you have gone through this, but now I need your help in helping me make the right choice. I know the difference between NPTI & NASM NPTI (Sacramento) is a hands-on education that will fully prepare you to enter the competitive job force. Graduates of NPTI will...

Llgarcia5‎, 11-19-2017 12:33 PM
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Old school bodybuilding competitions

What’s going on family not sure if this is the right place to post this but I was wondering if there were competitions for people who go for the old school looks (golden age of bodybuilding) I’m starting to train to compete but I’m not interested in so much as being super massive but rather being...

EsScoop‎, 11-19-2017 11:38 AM
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is npti legit? is it worth take the 6 month program? any here takin it? also how much it worth? thanks

westcoastfball‎, 03-22-2009 11:19 AM
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Question Looking for a Coach

Looking to compete in a men's physique competion. Set 2019 as my year to compete. Anyone know how I'd go about finding a local coach? I'm in the NW Chicago suburbs.

cubfan2016‎, 11-19-2017 02:58 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 03:20 PM
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Prefer ISSA or ACE or ACSM?

Which one do you prefer? Which one is better if one is to migrate to Europe without already having a work permit?

007richierich‎, 11-08-2017 11:54 AM
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Post CanFitPro: Pro-Trainers in GTA

Does anybody know of a CanFit Pro-trainer to assess Practical exam in Toronto Ontario. Anyone you'd recommend?

cmpts‎, 11-15-2017 08:21 AM
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Angry NASM Case Study 6: Jessica Behavior Mods

Okay....either there is something wrong with the web site or I am incredibly dumb. I'm going with the web site. No matter what combination I put in for the behavior modifications, cognitive behavior, coping and intrinsic strategies it's wrong. What is going on?! I know the material and I know what...

alexiscasey‎, 10-05-2017 07:35 AM
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How to get into online coaching/training?

Title. We're decently strong, decently aesthetic, and very knowledgable regarding fitness. Figured to ask if there was a way to put these attributes to good use. I know any half-aesthetic instagrammar puts ONLINE COACH in their bio, but how does one truly get started with training people?

StarksTwins‎, 11-10-2017 05:23 PM
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