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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: 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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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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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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Client Tracking Optimization

For any personal trainers or coaches out there having trouble tracking their client info (progress, programming, meal plans, ect..) and need a more specialized approach than just using an app or software, let me know. I have a diploma in IT and 6 years of training and I want to help coaches by...

5te9hen‎, 07-17-2021 01:56 PM
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Looking for online coach/PT

Ladies, Gentlemen. I'm a complete mess and need to get back into shape, I'm currently working out 5 days a week, diet is OK but could do adjustments, I probably average 5k/steps per day, if that sometimes. I'm keen to find an online coach through WhatsApp, or someone who's in a similar situation...

sweols‎, 07-11-2021 07:20 AM
07-17-2021, 07:03 AM Go to last post
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Should I Dry fast and Water Fast to get as cut as possible

I'm Currently 6'2 220 20 years old I workout 2-3 times a day my goal is to get to roughly around 180 would water fasting and dry fasting be good if I wanted to keep my skin as tight as possible for more lower ab definition

ShiestyShoota‎, 05-17-2021 01:13 PM
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Used to train people, has much changed

I used to work at a health club making nothing with an ACE certification that you can get with a happy meal. Pretty much used to count reps for clients and push sales which I hated. Never pursued the industry because I found better work, sadly a lot of us trainers wanted better for our...

ManwittaPlan‎, 02-07-2021 09:01 AM
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Tracking client sessions app/website

I just started my own personal training business. I have a lot of it set up, but I would really like an app or website where I can track how many sessions each client has left. Since I have just started I would prefer that it is free. I use Appointlet for them to sign-up for sessions and I have...

tlifter‎, 01-28-2021 10:05 PM
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What's your biggest problem as a PT?

Hello ladies & gentlemen! I've recently had a successful exit from my business but that probably wouldn't matter if my personal trainer literally didn't save my life and help me turn my health around. So I've decided that my next gig will be to help people working in the fitness industry. I...

aveselov‎, 05-25-2021 05:37 PM
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Composing a Meal Plan as a Personal Trainer

Hey guys, I'm recently qualified as a PT and have a quick question regarding creating nutrition plans for clients. Suppose I'm creating a long-term nutrition plan, say 6 months, would anyone have advice on the quickest and most efficient way to do this? Obviously I wouldn't be creating a...

phoebero‎, 06-30-2020 08:25 AM
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Mobile Personal Training trolly?

Hi there I’ve recently started mobile personal training and am after something which I can use to carry equipment from my van to the clients garden/park etc. I usually do 2/3 trips from my van however was wondering if there is a trolly or something similar which people use to help transport...

MattFlynn‎, 05-02-2021 11:07 AM
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Can you make money as a personal trainer?

Is it true that Personal trainers don't make enough without a side gig?? If so what is the plan? I feel like everyone starts because they love it but then there has to be a side hustle to pay the bills. Is that what most of you have found?

teeeeeeeeeeeeee‎, 04-14-2021 09:35 AM
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Personal Trainer Marketplace

Hi All, I'm looking for a personal trainer, but I don't see the point in paying my gym $50-$60 an hour just for the trainer to earn maybe 30%-40% of that. Unfortunately, from reading a little about the industry on this forum and elsewhere, I've noticed that the gym pockets a nice chunk of the...

Agoldsc1‎, 04-26-2021 08:44 AM
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What 4 questions you would ask to give the best exercise program?

You only have 3 or 4 physical assessment questions to ask your client. You are over the phone or texting. What questions will you ask to give him the best personalized program / exercise class. Assume the following: - You know gender, age, height, weight - You know general exercise interests...

anuar12‎, 03-31-2021 12:29 PM
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What Could Bodybuilding.com Be Doing to Better Support Trainers?

What are things you would like Bodybuilding.com do to help you grow your training business? Where are your biggest pain points?

derekneighbors‎, 09-29-2020 04:45 PM
03-13-2021, 10:06 AM Go to last post
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Universal going rate of pt's ?

Hi, just wondering generally what the hourly rate per se is for a personal trainer? What aspects should I be looking for when searching for one and where?

tare4v‎, 10-17-2020 03:39 AM
03-13-2021, 06:45 AM Go to last post
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Question New PT needing advice on how to find more clients

Hey everyone I was looking for some insight on how to meet new clients. I’ve used a few resources such as ads on Facebook marketplace, Craigslist, Whisper, and of course my own social media (Instagram, FB). I was hoping fellow members here would know of other avenues I could try out to find...

BoaBite‎, 02-15-2021 04:02 PM
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Advice starting my own gym/fitness center

I was curious if anyone has opened their own gym/fitness center or knows someone who has. I'm interested in doing so myself and would just like to avoid any pitfalls if possible and also get tips and help. Please let me know if you have any advice and would like to talk and share ideas. Thanks!!

gardnbp27‎, 07-09-2009 08:36 AM
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Looking Around At Gym

I've been looking around everwhere for a trainer. Even in the gym I sometimes find myself looking around for help. Would be huge to have help. Thank you to everyone who's on here

readreindeer666‎, 01-08-2021 02:44 PM
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Post PTs who used video streaming to train clients with gyms closed - how was it?

Hello everyone, I am a grad student and I am currently completing a summer tech incubator program. I am looking at the problem of how PTs have been able to manage their clients while gyms were or are still closed; this also includes PTs who teach or coach any sort of classes. I know a lot of...

researchinstuff‎, 08-05-2020 12:54 PM
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Looking for personal trainers for custom feedback videos

Im building a platform where people can receive virtual feedback and critiques on their lifting form. I am looking for personal trainers that would be interested in providing annotated video feedback in an app for clients. Check out formjockey.com for more and to sign up. The idea is to give...

cbell234‎, 10-04-2020 08:41 PM
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Where to find a trainer ?

I'm shopping around for an affordable online personal trainer specifically just to for form checks/improvement on my barbell lifts. Im happy with my routine and nutrition. Is there a place to find such service and any idea how much I should expect to pay ?

Sqbero‎, 10-16-2020 06:02 PM
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Does some jobs pay for CEUs?

I want to know if it is common for fitness/strength and conditioning, or exercise science, physiology jobs to pay for CEUs (for ACSM, NASM, NSAC kind of certifications) of their employees. Does even commercial gyms or something pay for CEUs or is it only public places like state universities...

kwave90‎, 12-21-2015 07:57 PM
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Looking for a PT

Looking for a personal trainer for my son he is 14. Looking to do 2 or 3 days a week. Speed and agility and weight training. Location southern md like to be within 30 minute drive of 20657 Thanks Matt

Mdiesel12‎, 08-17-2020 02:07 PM
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Building a personal training market place

Hey all, I'm currently building a personal training market place called simplfit.co. Think fiverr or etsy for fitness professionals. While it's being built I've been reaching out to speak with personal trainers and nutritionists who utilize the internet to learn what is and isn't working in the...

Applejacks22‎, 04-13-2020 01:03 PM
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Looking for personal trainer to get a female started on technique.

Looking for a personal trainer to get a female started on technique. 38 year old wife looking for motivation to get back in shape from south east Texas. Let me know where to find a personal trainer. Thanks.

texas6023‎, 08-30-2020 09:29 AM
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Rest periods and hypertrophy

There have been some research articles in the past few years that have argued against the old idea that shorter rests produced more hypertrophy. It seems that it is total volume that is more important. However, more volume can be done in a shorter period of time with shorter rests. Even if this...

360365LAWS‎, 08-17-2020 03:30 PM
08-19-2020, 10:33 AM Go to last post
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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
08-17-2020, 02:12 AM Go to last post
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