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Title: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 11:34:15 AM
What are people's thoughts on becoming a personal trainer at a local gym, such as You Fit or Planet Fitness? I was thinking about getting an ACE Personal Training Certificate and working at one of these locations. I know someone who works for You Fit.

Which one would be best to do?

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Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: dan18 on November 09, 2017, 11:44:11 AM
very outdated profession unless you are into sports medicine ... in the long run no real money in it unless you are a trainer to the Hollywood crowd....


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Evo on November 09, 2017, 11:49:57 AM
Agreed.

By the time you have paid gym fees and insurance you will be on next to nothing if your target market is average Joe.  Very congested market and IMO you need a big edge these days to stand out: superb shape, private gym, pro status, medical/scientific quals or as much as it pains me, social media status.

Any of the above, you stand a chance of earning good money.

Being a 'Rent a trainer' in planet fitness working with Joe public isn't going to set you bank account on fire.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: werewolf operative on November 09, 2017, 11:50:17 AM
What are people's thoughts on becoming a personal trainer at a local gym, such as You Fit or Planet Fitness? I was thinking about getting an ACE Personal Training Certificate and working at one of these locations. I know someone who works for You Fit.

Which one would be best to do?

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Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Henda on November 09, 2017, 11:52:32 AM
Making up never seen before shitty far less effective variations of traditional exercises that have worked fine for decades is the key to personal training success these days


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 11:56:51 AM
very outdated profession unless you are into sports medicine ... in the long run no real money in it unless you are a trainer to the Hollywood crowd....

Yeah, but I was thinking about putting a new spin on my training--combining weight training with kettle ball exercises.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: DroppingPlates on November 09, 2017, 12:00:22 PM
Vince G never paid for his internet certifications


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Evo on November 09, 2017, 12:00:50 PM
Yeah, but I was thinking about putting a new spin on my training--combining weight training with kettle ball exercises.

Revolutionary ::) ::) ::)

Prepare to become getbig.coms next millionaire


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: doggler on November 09, 2017, 12:01:29 PM
Vince Goodrum already cornered the  gay fitness market.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: DroppingPlates on November 09, 2017, 12:03:13 PM
Vince Goodrum already cornered the  gay fitness market.

Say whatever you want, but most gays are loyal customers


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 12:03:59 PM
Agreed.

By the time you have paid gym fees and insurance you will be on next to nothing if your target market is average Joe.  Very congested market and IMO you need a big edge these days to stand out: superb shape, private gym, pro status, medical/scientific quals or as much as it pains me, social media status.

Any of the above, you stand a chance of earning good money.

Being a 'Rent a trainer' in planet fitness working with Joe public isn't going to set you bank account on fire.

I think social media would help.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 12:05:13 PM
Revolutionary ::) ::) ::)

Prepare to become getbig.coms next millionaire

Thanks for your support.

I was thinking about supersetting free weights + hammer strength machines + kettle balls.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: DroppingPlates on November 09, 2017, 12:08:50 PM
I was thinking about supersetting free weights + hammer strength machines + kettle balls.

Yeah why not, most 'trainers' don't know wtf they are 'teaching', so you will blend in nicely :D


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 12:10:54 PM
Yeah why not, most 'trainers' don't know wtf they are 'teaching', so you will blend in nicely :D

Well, there you have it! I think I can corner the market if I advertise correctly.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: DroppingPlates on November 09, 2017, 12:12:07 PM
Well, there you have it! I think I can corner the market if I advertise correctly.

Just hire a boy from Indiah


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: doggler on November 09, 2017, 12:13:35 PM
Say whatever you want, but most gays are loyal customers

Personal experience ?  :P


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: joeygym65 on November 09, 2017, 12:14:06 PM
very outdated profession unless you are into sports medicine ... in the long run no real money in it unless you are a trainer to the Hollywood crowd....

Agreed !


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: DroppingPlates on November 09, 2017, 12:16:52 PM

Personal experience ?  :P

One client was a bit disappointed that I wasn't into men ;D


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: doggler on November 09, 2017, 12:18:11 PM
One client was a bit disappointed that I wasn't into men ;D

bj181 ?


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: BB on November 09, 2017, 12:21:59 PM
kettle ball exercises.

Will you be using the Goodrum Kielbasa model?

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/73fTdnATTKY/maxresdefault.jpg).


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Evo on November 09, 2017, 12:23:29 PM
Thanks for your support.

I was thinking about supersetting free weights + hammer strength machines + kettle balls.

Why?


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: DroppingPlates on November 09, 2017, 12:30:05 PM
bj181 ?

No, drama jane walked away on beforehand when he asked about my preference


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 12:43:43 PM
Why?

Free weights for mass and freedom of movement.

Hammer strength for strict, controlled slow reps.

Kettle balls for conditioning.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Simple Simon on November 09, 2017, 12:45:42 PM
Free weights for mass and freedom of movement.

Hammer strength for strict, controlled slow reps.

Kettle balls for conditioning.

DO YOU THINK YOUR MUSCLE KNOWS IF ITS USING A MACHINE AS OPPOSED TO A FREE WEIGHT?


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 12:47:55 PM
DO YOU THINK YOUR MUSCLE KNOWS IF ITS USING A MACHINE AS OPPOSED TO A FREE WEIGHT?

Yes. Someone posted an research article that the muscles respond differently to free weights vs machines.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: DroppingPlates on November 09, 2017, 12:49:14 PM
DO YOU THINK YOUR MUSCLE KNOWS IF ITS USING A MACHINE AS OPPOSED TO A FREE WEIGHT?

Do you think that SF is serious all the time?


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: ratherbebig on November 09, 2017, 12:50:34 PM
DO YOU THINK YOUR MUSCLE KNOWS IF ITS USING A MACHINE AS OPPOSED TO A FREE WEIGHT?

not if you dont tell your muscle

keep it in the dark

if youre going to talk to your muscles, have the conversation be about other things than free weights vs machines

talk about girls or whatever


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Simple Simon on November 09, 2017, 12:50:45 PM
Do you think that SF is serious all the time?

I have no idea...


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 12:52:19 PM
not if you dont tell your muscle

keep it in the dark

if youre going to talk to your muscles, have the conversation be about other things than free weights vs machines

talk about girls or whatever

Just the other day, someone posted that muscles respond differently to free weights vs machines.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Evo on November 09, 2017, 12:52:32 PM
Free weights for mass and freedom of movement.

Hammer strength for strict, controlled slow reps.

Kettle balls for conditioning.

But why put them together?

And using a kettlebell at the end of superset with 'untrained/average' people is not that wise IMO.  

What are you thinking squat, leg curl, kettle bell swing?


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Simple Simon on November 09, 2017, 12:55:14 PM
Just the other day, someone posted that muscles respond differently to free weights vs machines.
was it dj181 or gh15?


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Spike on November 09, 2017, 12:56:43 PM
I tired to be a trainer

Got a 4 year degree in exercise science

Even obtained my CSCS


ó I hate talking about working out , something just you just need to do
ómost people lie , lie about what they eat , shit they do , how cool they think they are
óno matter what youíll always be working for someone

I do inventory at a warehouse that sells commercial gym equipment - some// gym owners are the real winners
Iíd rather own st least the equipment then Iíll train but not until then , especially in the south - low income and esp low education level area are terrible to train in

Get in an area with a lot of disposable income , higher education tend to recognize fitness but a lot of immigrants do as well - for every client you like youíll deal with 5 that are shit

Usually have to smell a few farts , one day youíll get a fat girl on her period and itís smells righteous , and youíll get $13/hr maybe some sales commission but thatís taxed plus an ACE cert is like $600 + CEUs
I get paid the same but I get off everyday at 4pm, still can workout , Iím not in a fckn gym all day and I donít have to Ďsellí myself - hate convincing people to workout - need me to remind you youíre fat brah??


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: The Keto Kid on November 09, 2017, 01:01:27 PM
2 questions, are you in great shape? Is there a Lifetime Fitness where you live?


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 01:01:47 PM
But why put them together?

And using a kettlebell at the end of superset with 'untrained/average' people is not that wise IMO.  

What are you thinking squat, leg curl, kettle bell swing?

5 sets of bench press

5 sets of hammer strength presses

5 sets of kettle ball swings


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 01:02:30 PM
was it dj181 or gh15?

I believe it was a reputable poster regarding training. Ill have to dig it up at some point.



Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Simple Simon on November 09, 2017, 01:05:37 PM
I believe it was a reputable poster regarding training. Ill have to dig it up at some point.


leave it buried where it deserves to be...


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Evo on November 09, 2017, 01:29:48 PM
5 sets of bench press

5 sets of hammer strength presses

5 sets of kettle ball swings

Looks great

What will you brand this cutting edge kettle ball system?  ::)


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 01:56:25 PM
Looks great

What will you brand this cutting edge kettle ball system?  ::)

Hmmm, I am not too sure. What do you suggest?



Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: doggler on November 09, 2017, 02:00:31 PM
Hmmm, I am not too sure. What do you suggest?



Caliber Chocolate Bells ?


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: tres_taco_combo on November 09, 2017, 02:29:42 PM
I love having a trainer

i go heavier, harder, never miss work outs, work on my posing, someone to talk shit too, i buy him gifts, he can hook up with fitness honeys if needed, someone to point out my weakness.

well worth having a trainer


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: HTexan on November 09, 2017, 02:31:43 PM
As a side hustle maybe. You wouldnít make any money unless you sell you asshole to clients like coach allegedly does.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Coach is Back! on November 09, 2017, 05:14:12 PM
As a side hustle maybe. You wouldnít make any money unless you sell you asshole to clients like coach allegedly does.

I'll take up space your empty head on here, when I'm not on here, after I die. I will ALWAYS own you...lololololol


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 05:16:22 PM
Please stop the bickering here. Lets focus on my personal training career.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Coach is Back! on November 09, 2017, 05:21:51 PM
Please stop the bickering here. Lets focus on my personal training career.

Troll/bait thread nothing more nothing less


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 05:44:03 PM
Troll/bait thread nothing more nothing less

Excuse me, but I take great offense to you assuming that I do not want to become a personal trainer.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: IRON CROSS on November 09, 2017, 06:45:22 PM
Yeah, but I was thinking about putting a new spin on my training--combining weight training with kettle ball exercises.



Already exist in many beach parks here in Aussie , banned from the beach by local council.
Usual short sprints, punching bags, ropes ,KB ..................

Many outdoor gyms in parks, some good ones .................


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: IRON CROSS on November 09, 2017, 06:47:19 PM
Thanks for your support.

I was thinking about supersetting free weights + hammer strength machines + kettle balls.

No  :o :o :o biceps supinator machinery  :D


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: IRON CROSS on November 09, 2017, 06:48:41 PM
One client was a bit disappointed that I wasn't into men ;D


 :D ;D
 ;D :D


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: gh15 on November 09, 2017, 06:52:34 PM
What are people's thoughts on becoming a personal trainer at a local gym, such as You Fit or Planet Fitness? I was thinking about getting an ACE Personal Training Certificate and working at one of these locations. I know someone who works for You Fit.

Which one would be best to do?

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the personal trainers who make most money are the ones who got my approval along the years as sad as it is for me to admit they are the ones who make most money.. no degree and no balonie,, best degree in the world is gh15 approved and I wish it wasn't like since some of them proven themselves as filt of earth when it comes to lieing,,

ace is good but there are much better ones.. and! nothing I repeat nothing! is better than to actualy walk the walk and be an advance bodybuild before you try to make others into advance bodybuild,, or even fitntess competitors for that matter,,


gh15 approved


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: IRON CROSS on November 09, 2017, 06:52:44 PM
What are people's thoughts on becoming a personal trainer at a local gym, such as You Fit or Planet Fitness? I was thinking about getting an ACE Personal Training Certificate and working at one of these locations. I know someone who works for You Fit.

Which one would be best to do?

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2e2gd1e.png)

IFBB was running PT courses too  ;)


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 06:56:51 PM
No  :o :o :o biceps supinator machinery  :D

The Bicep Supination Machine is only for advanced users!


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 09, 2017, 06:57:22 PM
IFBB was running PT courses too  ;)

I want to take the Vince Basile-Manly Beach PT training course.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: IRON CROSS on November 10, 2017, 11:34:21 AM
I want to take the Vince Basile-Manly Beach PT training course.

No BB on the beach, just beach volleyball & surfing  :-\


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 10, 2017, 11:36:31 AM
No BB on the beach, just beach volleyball & surfing  :-\

Vince Basile reported me to the moderators for using his full name. What a big baby!  :D :D


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: gh15 on November 10, 2017, 11:40:46 PM
was it dj181 or gh15?

today ifbb pros work like i taught them with machines.. becaue of the type of hormones they are on.. this is what i brought into bodybuild in 2007 when i evolved the way training was really done,, today its mostly machines in the advance level,, i am to blame for it indeed but it just does the job better as simple as tht,, when you have the ability to be on the hormones i talk about and when you have the respond to them nessasery you used machines as main culprit,,

as i said in 2007 i started taking it into the machinery direction because this is what worked best,,

rest is history,,


gh15 approved
lion of Judah


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: IRON CROSS on November 11, 2017, 10:21:44 AM
Vince Basile reported me to the moderators for using his full name. What a big baby!  :D :D

Congratulation, he reported me too  ;D

There is NO Trade Mark on v.b. name & he is not the only v.b. on this planet  ;D

100's of vincenzos & basils in Italy  8)







Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: flinstones1 on November 15, 2017, 08:56:23 AM
What are people's thoughts on becoming a personal trainer at a local gym, such as You Fit or Planet Fitness? I was thinking about getting an ACE Personal Training Certificate and working at one of these locations. I know someone who works for You Fit.

Which one would be best to do?

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It depends on what you look like. If you don't have a marketable look to the average guy go to work for a local gym for 6 months and eventually take your clients with you. IF your a big dude just hit up gyms in a tank top all day and you will pick up clients. I picked up a client at the supermarket yesterday and Im actually down in size right now. I'm  only 220 these days...so you don't have to be "impressive" by bodybuilding standards unless you want to train other bodybuilders. Your in san francisco? Your ceiling will  be 100 k a year your not going to be able to charge $100 an hour out there. You wanna make big money? Get into bootcamps, at one point I was making $150 an hour. Its a lot of work though and I got lazy, going to get back into it.

Get yourself a couple tires, a trap bar, some kettlebells and a pickup truck. All you need is 5 people in the park at $20 a pop and your making $100 an hour. And you have no overhead. Most people can't afford 1 on 1 personal training bro. Do not go to work for a gym unless you can't pick up clients on your own, they will work you to death and you may make $30 an hour if your lucky.  Im certified but I can count on one hand the amount of times Ive been asked if Im certified lol. Most people don't give a shit.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Simple Simon on November 15, 2017, 10:32:26 AM
It depends on what you look like. If you don't have a marketable look to the average guy go to work for a local gym for 6 months and eventually take your clients with you. IF your a big dude just hit up gyms in a tank top all day and you will pick up clients. I picked up a client at the supermarket yesterday and Im actually down in size right now. I'm  only 220 these days...so you don't have to be "impressive" by bodybuilding standards unless you want to train other bodybuilders. Your in san francisco? Your ceiling will  be 100 k a year your not going to be able to charge $100 an hour out there. You wanna make big money? Get into bootcamps, at one point I was making $150 an hour. Its a lot of work though and I got lazy, going to get back into it.

Get yourself a couple tires, a trap bar, some kettlebells and a pickup truck. All you need is 5 people in the park at $20 a pop and your making $100 an hour. And you have no overhead. Most people can't afford 1 on 1 personal training bro. Do not go to work for a gym unless you can't pick up clients on your own, they will work you to death and you may make $30 an hour if your lucky.  Im certified but I can count on one hand the amount of times Ive been asked if Im certified lol. Most people don't give a shit.

esfitness PM inspired post.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Hulkotron on November 15, 2017, 10:51:59 AM
What is involved in the Fitness-Math Online Course?


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: SF1900 on November 15, 2017, 10:56:42 AM
I did it guys!! Im a certified personal trainer!

Now I just need to work on my physique so it looks like I work out!!!


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: DroppingPlates on November 15, 2017, 12:22:24 PM
I did it guys!! Im a certified personal trainer!

Now I just need to work on my physique so it looks like I work out!!!

Meaning Vince G gave you the link for a free internet exam? I remember that his exam was so easy that even dj181 would graduate.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: Diesel618 on November 15, 2017, 01:08:54 PM
We have several trainers making over 50k at my gym. One does about 80. I am on pace to make about 36 in this my first full year as a trainer working only evenings and weekends. Not great money but there's certainly some advantages.


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: IRON CROSS on November 17, 2017, 01:02:37 AM
I did it guys!! Im a certified personal trainer!

Now I just need to work on my physique so it looks like I work out!!!




Outstanding achievement, if R. & V. Manly Beach gym still exist ( ;D ;D ;D) you could be working there ( ;D ;D ;D)


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: gh15 on November 17, 2017, 07:28:21 AM
We have several trainers making over 50k at my gym. One does about 80. I am on pace to make about 36 in this my first full year as a trainer working only evenings and weekends. Not great money but there's certainly some advantages.

there are personal trainers who make 100k+  a year easy!

gh15 approved


Title: Re: Personal Training......
Post by: gym**rat on November 17, 2017, 07:49:43 AM
I did it guys!! Im a certified personal trainer!

Now I just need to work on my physique so it looks like I work out!!!

I thought you were going to open an Asian Steakhouse.  ;)