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Information

I am thinking about taking the NASM certification. I was wondering which is the best package to purchase. How has NASM helped you with your career or hasn't.

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Failed twice

Hello, I scored 90% percent on the exam that came with the study material and needless to say I failed. I studied harder and missed it by 3 points the

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the essentials of science book is the best bet.

when i first started studying for this test i thought i was gonna pass it with flying colors but when i got there i had absolutely no clue about half the

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New Personal Trainers

I am an experienced Fitness Coach. I am currently looking for new Fitness Trainers who may be struggling to establish themselves in the industry. I am

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Independent Trainer Agreements

We run a studio in California with a number of independent contractor personal trainers. We are interested in putting together agreements that meet all

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Get The Money

In the 16 years I have been a personal trainer, I am often taken aback by how many other trainers struggle. On their websites and brochures they proudly

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Being Self Employed

I really shouldn't complain. I have been a personal trainer for about 16 years now. I have my own private studio. I have about 30-35 training hours per

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up to date?

How up to date is your test prep? I have the ACE 5th edition and curious if its based on this latest edition.

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nutrition coaching

I am a Certified Personal Trainer by NASM and want to add nutrition counseling for weight loss after being certified by Precision Nutrition as a Nutrition

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Different kinds of certifications, how do I choose?

Hello Everyone. I have never posted anything on this site, but I thought that this time I may be able to bring some positive comments that may help someone

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Fitness Coaching

I am working on becoming a Certified Personal Trainer but it's taking some time. My trainer says that I can coach fitness classes without being certified

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Is this updated for the 5th edition of NASM?

Just wondering if this course is updated for the 5th edition of the NASM PT Cert

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Functional Movement Screen

If a sedentary elderly person (75 years of age) scores low on a Functional Movement Screen, am I legally obligated to refer them to an orthopedic clinic

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certified trainer and charging people

Hello. I am planning on starting an online training business where I give training advice in a wide array of areas with a membership fee. I am not a certified

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Online Personal Training Liability

I am interested in writing personalized programs for clients, and conducting my business online (without doing any in-person training). What are the legal

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Personal Trainer Software

I am looking for software to create workouts, plan diets, track progress, manage my schedule. What is the best one's out there?

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Right to Touch

I'm looking to enter a specific training called Structural Energetic Therapy. Most massage therapists take this additional course, but I feel it would

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UK salaries for personal trainers in 2016

I saw this question on here, so I thought I'd share what I found out on this subject. The first thing is that interpreting the data is quite tricky. Many

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Add dates to comments

I gather that your site has been around for a while :) It would be helpful if the comments all had dates - especially for comments regarding the different

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dba vs LLC

I'm a certified personal trainer with liability insurance and I make all my clients sign waivers. I would like to register my business name before someone

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Membership revoked by helping 2 different friends

My membership at 24 Hour Fitness was revoked after I was helping a couple friends at different times doing new exercises, and doing them correctly. I was

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What insurance

I'm thinking of starting my side business of training clients at their home as well as in our basement. I have personal trainer insurance but what else

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Legally of training in a rented apartment

Hi, So I am looking to start a home training at my apartment for the first time. I want to know if it is legal to train inside my apartment in a designated

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NCEP?

There is an opportunity coming up for a weekend intensive with an exam at the end. Assuming that I pass, I will be granted an NCEP Certification. Anyone

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Legal protection

I was wondering if I could train people for free and still have to have liability insurance, informed consent, and waivers to pass out to my clients even

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NASM Recertification cost is too high

NASM is the worst certification I have ever encountered. They are more of a marketing and sales company than a serious organization for educating personal

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24 Hour Fitness Jobs

Finding 24 Hour Fitness Jobs is easy as a certified personal trainer, but do you want to work for 24 Hour Fitness? See what other personal trainers are saying about their jobs.

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getting started

I am a newly certified Personal trainer thru ISSA apparently I dont think was a good certification. How do I get hired in a GYM or get clients. To be honest

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The Greatest Marketing Strategies Ever

1. The Web Site If you don't have a web site, you're going to die a slow death as a trainer. Do this now. Get on GoDaddy.com or maybe even Yahoo Business.

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Failed first attempt for ACSM

I just failed the ACSM test. I knew I wasn't 100% ready and was honestly hoping to just pass. I know it is not the best way to go about it. I self-studied

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notice needed to leave a rented gym space for independent personal trainer

I am an independent personal trainer and i have rented gym space from a private studio for the past year. the owner of the space has been nothing but

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Questions about having my International (Australian) credentials recognized/tranferred?

Hi, I am a certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor from Australia. My family & I just made the move to California ( I am a U.S. CItizen)

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I am falsely accused of stealing clients from gym

I was working for a gym in Mesa, AZ; I made the decision to quit because I was not making near what I thought I was worth. I put my two weeks notice in

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Re: What business entity should I create when starting an outdoor bootcamp?

I would like to start up an outdoor bootcamp soon. I have heard mixed messages on what business entity I should create (LLC or Sole Proprietor). I will

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Just took ACSM exam 7/21 & I passed!

I don't have a question, but just wanted to say thank you. I used this site as a review, and went over the quizzes in their entirety. When I sat for

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If given the option

If you were working for an organization (gym) that provided you with all of your clients and required absolutely no sales effort on your end, would you

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Active IQ or CYQ - IT doesn't matter

Every country has different regulations on certificates and standardization. I am based in the UK and there are two dominant brands - Active IQ and CYQ.

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Cancelling Personal Training

I just signed up with the Gold's Gym and they will not let me cancel the membership or reimburse me for prepaid training even though I live 40 miles away

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Certification

I have paid for two months of personal training. The trainer claims he is certified but he will not produce documentation. I have seen very minimal results.

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Golds Gym non-compete agreements

I worked for Golds Gym for a year to get myself experience. I must admit the job had its pros and cons but for the most part the cons won. I left golds

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Diabetes CPT.

I am a 57 yr old type 1 diabetic and have had diabetes for 33 yrs and control my condition well through diet, exercise. I am considering becoming a CPT

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Member at one gym, training classes at another competitive gym...

I live in a small town. The gym I have membership at has childcare, which is huge for me as I have a 3 year old. They are highly competitive and have

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Home-Based Personal Trainer Business

I just found out that most homeowner insurance companies will drop you if you run a home-based PT business, regardless of your BOP, professional, etc.

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Personal Training Certification School Comparison

Compare Major Personal Trainer Certification programs with our Personal Training Certification School comparison tool. Personal Trainers recommend the best certifications.

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Starting a Personal Training Business

Becoming a personal trainer is easy. Just follow the steps to starting a personal training business. Learn how to become a personl trainer from people who have done it.

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Personal Trainer Business Plan

Our Personal Trainer Business Plan Generator will produce a professional business and marketing plan in under five minutes.

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Insurance and liability training in parent's garage gym?

Hello, I recently decided to open a gym in my dad's garage and train clients there until I have enough clients to invest in another space. A lot of the

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Refund without policy

Nine month ago I had a verbal agreement with a client of no refund policy. Now after nine month she had an injury no related to my training sessions and

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Starting a Personal Training Business

The complete guide to Starting a Personal Training Business. Get Tips from Personal Trainers on Launching your Successful Business.

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NPTI - Portland

The hands-on experience is not as great as the claims. In my experience this consisted of only 2 six session programs (you were paired with a partner each

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