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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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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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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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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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110 million active landmines in the world

Land mines have officially been banned in wars due to both sides inability to properly document the locations of mines and disengage them after the wars are done. Hundreds of people die each year by accidentally stepping on them (fun fact land mines actually explode as soon as you step on them...

torontoalbert‎, 10-15-2021 07:43 AM
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Growing Your Fitness/Personal Training Business

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I have been active on here. I wanted to put together a thread and share some knowledge on running a fitness business, while also learning from other pros on this forum. I'm hoping this can stay productive and avoid turning into a pissing match between...

jonmd123‎, 08-07-2018 01:02 PM
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A tale of 3 clients...

Here's a short tale of 3 of my current clients. Before I work with any client I sit them down and explain to them about calorie tracking, learning how to create a deficit, and the importance of staying active while outside of the gym. I explain very carefully that since I only get them for 2-3...

xsquid99‎, 09-27-2021 02:56 PM
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Is it bad for a client to ask to repeat a workout?

Suppose you put together a great workout for a client. The client loves it and asks for a repeat next session. Is the client kind of preventing you from using your own judgement to bring more good exercises? Should clients just say they liked a workout but stay mute as to the next one so the...

Darkius‎, 10-02-2021 10:08 AM
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Is it bad if a client a does a non prescribed exercises after a session?

Suppose you put together a great session that a client loves. Ten minutes after you leave, the client does several other exercises. The client tells you later he loved your session and added the exercises. The extra work was not prescribed by you. How would you feel? Great, this is a...

Darkius‎, 10-02-2021 10:24 AM
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How many days per week should I see a personal trainer?

I've been working out for years but never took a weights class. I'm still doing beginner weight. My gym got me to buy a 3 month contract, three 1-hour sessions per week, 36 total, $65 each. Should I try to renegotiate the spacing between sessions? I just got it today and have not yet done a...

Darkius‎, 09-23-2021 07:11 PM
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Talking What's the weirdest thing a client has said/done to you?

I've had female clients bite me, walk out in nothing but thongs, invite me to their orgy party etc. Just the tip of the iceberg.........who else has crazy stories?

Laziboy78‎, 08-15-2021 11:03 PM
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Tools as a personal trainer

Hey all, I am always looking for a way to make myself more efficient and more advanced, Lately, I thought about 2 things I don't have and wondered if anyone else here has them and how did they help them? The first one is a personal website, do you guys have your own personal website? is it...

ZyzzBitch‎, 09-03-2021 07:05 AM
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HELP*** Looking for a mentor, coach, PT

Hey Guys, I am fairly new to this fitness scene and completely in the unknown when it comes to it. At the moment, I am completely out of shape, and its effecting me physically as well as my mental health Essentially what I am looking for is someone around the Northern Ireland/Ireland area...

MarkoBeat‎, 08-05-2021 04:28 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
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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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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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