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Passed the Cert

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Just passed the NASM CPT, next on my list which I'm gonna start studying for next week is the NASM PES Performance Enhancement Specialist and will go for the CES following that which is Corrective Exercise....
 

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way to go man! im about to take my ACE and ACSM test in the next month or so. im pumped !
 

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way to go man! im about to take my ACE and ACSM test in the next month or so. im pumped !
Ya I studied for the ACE in college but never ended up taking the exam but from what I hear that one is pretty easy. I've heard good things about ACSM and was looking into them before I went with NASM. Good luck to you bro, look into the NASM if you want to get another cert, I highly recommend it and have had many elite trainers recommend it to me which is one of the reasons I went that way...
 

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I am going for my ISSA. Nothing special just my first cert. You make me want to do it sooner.
 

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Just passed the NASM CPT, next on my list which I'm gonna start studying for next week is the NASM PES Performance Enhancement Specialist and will go for the CES following that which is Corrective Exercise....
Congrats and good job!
 

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Thats great man have you already got a pt job lined up or are you looking to go into something else.
 

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Ive been lookin at gettin that one myself I heard it's pretty good how hard was the test? what kinds of things did it consist of? Congrats also man.
 

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Thats great man have you already got a pt job lined up or are you looking to go into something else.
Ya i have some larger gyms lined up to be able to get more clients and then I'm goin to go to an elite training gym with some of those clients and will get paid way better and while gaining clients I can get into real specialized training...
 

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Ive been lookin at gettin that one myself I heard it's pretty good how hard was the test? what kinds of things did it consist of? Congrats also man.
Thanks bro, the test was harder than I expected but the have packages and test prep that should make you ready for it. One thing I can recommend is dont spread it out too long and try to get it done. I read the txt book from front to back but should have done it quicker than I did. The majority of the test is on assessment, exercise technique, and program design. the rest is on nutrition, client relations, prof. practices/development.

Hope that helps some if you have any specific question just let me know bro...
 

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Congrats! I'm studying up for the same test as well. Just to pick your brain a little..aside from the breakdown you mentioned above, what section/s do you feel one should spend extra time reviewing? Thanks
 

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Do it bro, ISSA is a good cert go for it....
Have you looked into the bookwork? I got a qoute for it... wasn't bad. I am only taking 2 courses this semester due to my grandma dying. I will try to do the ISSA course during this semster while keeping my 4.0 in college.


Again, GRATZ on completing your cert!
 

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I'm glad this thread popped up. I am in between jobs right now and trying to switch careers to get into something fitness related. My only hesitation is the fact I would start out making less than I was used to. What kind of jobs and what kind of pay would one expect if you get an NASM (or something else good) certification? Also, which certs should I go for? I want to be a PT and then manage a gym (i have management experience already)
 

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I'm glad this thread popped up. I am in between jobs right now and trying to switch careers to get into something fitness related. My only hesitation is the fact I would start out making less than I was used to. What kind of jobs and what kind of pay would one expect if you get an NASM (or something else good) certification? Also, which certs should I go for? I want to be a PT and then manage a gym (i have management experience already)
Bad time to get into it. I did it for 10 years. Still have friends in it. The first thing to cut back on when people are not making as much money is personal training. PT sales at a couple of huge gyms in very wealthy areas are down 50%.
 

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Bad time to get into it. I did it for 10 years. Still have friends in it. The first thing to cut back on when people are not making as much money is personal training. PT sales at a couple of huge gyms in very wealthy areas are down 50%.
I was kind of afraid of this. I was offered a job at an average gym here in NYC (NYSC) where they would put me on a probationary period as a regular PT, then step up at the gym manager within 3-9 months (wide range). The thing I would be weary about is approaching people at the gym during their workouts trying to offer them personal training. I mean do people actually sign up for pt sessions when they do that?
 

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I was kind of afraid of this. I was offered a job at an average gym here in NYC (NYSC) where they would put me on a probationary period as a regular PT, then step up at the gym manager within 3-9 months (wide range). The thing I would be weary about is approaching people at the gym during their workouts trying to offer them personal training. I mean do people actually sign up for pt sessions when they do that?
maybe, but it is hard way to start your business. Most gyms have you start this way, and that is why 200 trainers go through the place every two years. Unfortunately you have to spend a lot of time there and build your rep. If you have a rep, you could start off very quickly. people can and will approach you if you are available to them. they will if you are professional and approachable, not if you have said certification. that stuff may be important later, but maybe not.
Sometimes the gyms are not going to pay for prospecting for new clients and that is a hard pill to swallow, but sometimes it is the only way in. You'll find people who are successful in this business have followed the same recipe for success in any other business. You may start out eating alot of shit, but if you put your time in, you'll have a shit eating grin when your pockets are full.
Maybe not so funny, but Hey I tried :D
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I was kind of afraid of this. I was offered a job at an average gym here in NYC (NYSC) where they would put me on a probationary period as a regular PT, then step up at the gym manager within 3-9 months (wide range). The thing I would be weary about is approaching people at the gym during their workouts trying to offer them personal training. I mean do people actually sign up for pt sessions when they do that?
We a did free fit session. About 10% would sign up for PT. That was back when people had money. Its all about numbers. You have to do x number of pt presentaions to get x number of sales. Yes you do have to approach people. Thats just sales. 99% of my clients were women. I sure as heck want to try to do it now. I was making 60-65k doing it back in 2000, and I was in the top 5% of trainers at my gym. Its all about sales, not traiing. You have to sell people on it. Doesn't matter if you are a great technical trainer, you still need to be confident in your abilty to see. The best technical trainers at my gym made the least money, because they generally couldn't sell worth crap.
 

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