Post New Thread
Page 1 of 601 1 2 3 11 51 101 501 ... LastLast
Threads 1 to 25 of 15025

Forum: Personal Trainers Section

Compare notes with other trainers and improve your client's results!

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 06:13 PM
21 17,269

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 10:57 PM
24 Pages
1 2 3 4 5 ... 24
10-12-2021, 05:40 PM Go to last post
712 460,178

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
43 Pages
1 2 3 4 5 ... 43
07-30-2021, 03:30 PM Go to last post
1,279 789,982

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
07-19-2021, 08:23 PM Go to last post
5 38,381

Beginner rant/question about PT

I am 21 years old, 5'11 and 155 pounds. I have struggled my whole life with getting my body where I want it to be. I am a fairly active person and eat pretty healthy, but could always improve. I tend to lose motivation when working out because I don't get the quick results I want, even though I...

jlmoney22‎, 01-11-2022 04:02 PM
01-17-2022, 04:09 PM Go to last post
4 877

Career opportunity

Looking for Certified Personal Trainers for an awesome fitness opportunity. Email me if your interested: angelahollingsworth@campgladiator.com

adhollingsworth‎, 01-11-2022 01:28 PM
01-11-2022, 01:28 PM Go to last post
0 165

How many trainers don't know about full body sessions?

Nov 8, Edit: I've learned new vocabulary. Nov 11, Edit: Now I learned that "full body split" refers to all splits that work the full body (yes, because many people don't). The correct term for what I want is "full body workout." So replace fbs with fbw everywhere below. So, I just want to know...

Darkius‎, 11-08-2021 08:47 AM
9 4,223

MHR or HRR?

Hi guys. I'm a newly qualified personal trainer and i guess i still have newby questions I'm yet to understand. I'm trying to understand the difference or benefit when planning aerobic sessions using MHR% as appose to HRR%. If anybody has a logical explanation why the two are used and in what...

aaronmayers86‎, 12-19-2021 10:57 AM
12-19-2021, 10:57 AM Go to last post
0 763

Any personals trainers here work at YMCA?

Hey guys I recently got employed at YMCA and I’ll be starting this coming week. I just want to hear some personal experiences from fitness associates, personal trainers, fitness coordinators, etc etc that worked at YMCA and how things were for you there. If you have a personal experience...

BoaBite‎, 12-15-2021 12:34 PM
0 623

Breaking into the fitness industry?

Got a question, ill try to get to the point as quick as possible... So I am kind of semi-retired I guess im 42 and had an auto repair business for 15 years that I just sold becuase iv had some investments pay off and I dont really have to work to maintain my same level of quality of life. Not...

pinfante‎, 12-14-2021 02:25 PM
12-14-2021, 03:00 PM Go to last post
1 534

Indefinate Personal Training?

Hello, I am a member of a large chain gym, and I have had a personal trainer there since December (about 60 days now). At the start, I was about 100 pounds overweight. With her help (2x a week), I have lost significant weight (about 25 pounds so far), and she's better then other trainer's I've...

Bmuir40‎, 01-27-2020 10:44 AM
12-14-2021, 11:06 AM Go to last post
2 1,822

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 01:54 PM
12-14-2021, 10:53 AM Go to last post
4 9,106

High School Instructor: Is there an app I can create/push workouts out to students?

Hey Everyone- So I am a High School Fitness Instructor and have created a 15 week (3 week interval) Strength Training Routine for a cohort of students. Is there an app out there where I can upload the routines onto and push out to the students? Thanks so much!

Kangabolic‎, 11-13-2021 07:22 AM
12-14-2021, 06:18 AM Go to last post
1 1,074

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 11:24 AM
12-13-2021, 12:53 PM Go to last post
5 1,086

Question I am not looking for a PT...?

Hey guys, I have a question as I'm quite baffled about what I'm looking for. I have been into fitness/nutrition and working out regularly for a few years now; I'm completely self taught and I can say I have learnt a lot on my own and trust my knowledge, especially when it comes to nutrition....

FranRob‎, 11-23-2021 12:17 PM
12-08-2021, 08:57 AM Go to last post
4 1,584

Question Your Fitness/Personal Training Business Model

Hi, everyone, I do my living as a personal trainer. For a long time I was struggling with a problem, how to find clients for my business, until I found a person, who has provided me a set of instructions, how to get a constant flow of clients and helped me implement it. (if you are interested I...

jackosan‎, 12-02-2021 12:18 PM
12-02-2021, 03:00 PM Go to last post
1 937

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, 08-16-2021 12:03 AM
12-02-2021, 02:50 PM Go to last post
7 3,415

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 08:11 PM
11-28-2021, 05:06 PM Go to last post
16 2,518

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 05:28 PM
11-22-2021, 11:07 AM Go to last post
2 1,672

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 10:35 AM
11-16-2021, 01:43 PM Go to last post
17 10,265

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 11:08 AM
4 2,851

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 11:05 PM
10-22-2021, 10:19 PM Go to last post
8 11,858

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 08:43 AM
10-15-2021, 09:02 AM Go to last post
1 661

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 02:02 PM
10-13-2021, 11:47 AM Go to last post
26 11,553

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 03:56 PM
10-09-2021, 12:03 PM Go to last post
23 3,986

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 08:05 AM
1 3,840

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 08:20 AM
08-04-2021, 12:56 AM Go to last post
2 2,515

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 12:07 PM
08-02-2021, 11:58 AM Go to last post
3 2,465

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 02:56 PM
07-17-2021, 02:56 PM Go to last post
0 1,413

Forum Information and Options

Thread Display Options

Use this control to limit the display of threads to those newer than the specified time frame.

Allows you to choose the data by which the thread list will be sorted.

Order threads in...

Note: when sorting by date, 'descending order' will show the newest results first.

Icon Legend

  • Contains unread postsContains unread posts
  • Contains no unread postsContains no unread posts
  • More than 50 replies or 300 viewsHot thread with unread posts
  • More than 50 replies or 300 viewsHot thread with no unread posts
  • Closed ThreadThread is closed
  • Thread Contains a Message Written By YouYou have posted in this thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts