Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by , Jun 15, 2006.
like at my gym, regular old gym. its called 4 seasons.
wondering what kind of edu you'd need
Usually just a cert like http://www.nsca-lift.org/ or http://www.acsm.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=ACSM_Certifications&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3496.
Just ask the gym what certs they take. The 24hr I train at takes Ace, nasm, cooper, issa, ncsa, acsm, apex, pretty much the more certs you have the more you get paid. I have a cooper cert and will prob have a nasm by the end of the month.
hey do you have any people that have a degree in Exercise sports science that work there? If so how much do they make?
i always see guys at my gym with women for personal trainers... i don't think that's right. the women PT's always make the guys do weird crap too, i feel bad for the guys too cause they don't even realize what they're doing.
I've seen that and its pretty annoying also. God they do the gayest shit sometimes.
ALL PT's seem to make everybody to weird stupid crap. If their not having you balance on a ball doing one legged squats, while doing a curl that becomes a shoulder press, then they end up assigning people to do ridiculously high volume amounts of exercises on the cable machines.
I think this is because they want their customers to feel that they spent their money on a very mystical complicated workout that they couldnt have come up with on their own.
and where do you go for these certs? can you study & test for them at local jr colleges & such?
you study at home
yea, i'm pretty sure i could help those people more than those damned women trainers. i guess the ones at my gym arent so bad, they usually hit up free weights a little bit
Any PT's here? Is the exam fairly tough, or not so much for the average person who actually studied?
cooper is a 4 day class with an exam at the 5th day but you can also do the take home and then take the test. ALl the other certs are merely study on your own time and then go to a place to test. Keep in mind most tests run from $200-400 and the materials or classes run about $500.
It was 150 questions on my exam I took 2 weeks ago. I think personally it was easy, but then again I've been on the net reading and listening to people for years, taken anatomy and physiology at my university also.
All they really care about was the fact you did have a degree if you wanted to make more money. Now it may vary from club to club.
if you have a degree you should definitely get your CSCS
that cert is apparently very hard. Its on my to do list
yeah, i'm a senior and one of the classes i take prepairs me for that test so I should have it when I graduate.
my woman PT made me cover her in whip cream and military press her butt naked. i needed the carbs...
5days & ~$900... sounds more like the main qualification for being a PT is do you have 5 quick days & $900 bucks to spare.
Judging from my gym this is what you need to be a personal trainer:
1) Big gut: First and foremost if you're a guy you'll need a large gut
2) Shirt that says "TRAINER" on the back
3) Find the gayest excercises possible and make every client do them
you need a weekend and $500
the exercises with the ball you can do to improve core stability, a lot of goofy shit you see is for balance issues.
this one trainer at one of the gold's here is ALWAYS having people do weird stuff. first of all, he's always measuring people, he walks around with this ruler and will have them like get down on their hands and knees and put out a leg and he'll measure it and measure the length of their back and all kinds of crazy crap.
then he puts this little foam block down that looks like a speed bump and he makes them get down on top of it and start acting like they are swimming in place. immediately after that they'll head to the pull-up bar but he'll wrap one of those rubber band thingers around both side of the bar and under their knees to provide about 5 lbs of assistance.
he does alot of other retarded things but i see these the most.
sounds like he is measuring some flexibility. You have to remember most peoiple you train are not even remotely athletic and arn't ready for machines nor for weights. So you start with bands. Its about saving your ass, not worrying about what scrawny fucks think at the gym.