Any personal trainers on the OG?

Share some wisdom if you would be so kind? Phone Post 3.0

3 sets of 10 reps of isolation exercises to sculpt the muscle. Eat 6 meals a day to keep your metabolism high.

groundfighter2000 - 3 sets of 10 reps of isolation exercises to sculpt the muscle. Eat 6 meals a day to keep your metabolism high.
Lol thanks. You taught me an important lesson, be more specific. This is all about a career change and continuation of education. Phone Post 3.0

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Slydawg - The cardinal rule is WATER!!!!! Drink a lot of it. Endless benefits. Phone Post 3.0
Lol. Hydration and more hydration. Phone Post 3.0

All you bro. You got this. Get this shit. Phone Post 3.0

Wear really expensive work out clothes. Makes you look healthier Phone Post 3.0

MrFluffyHippo - All you bro. You got this. Get this shit. Phone Post 3.0
Thank you for the kind words. I am going for this. To have a happier life and get myself out of a hole. Phone Post 3.0

I've been trying to get confirmation on something from a trainer.

Is sweat really fat crying?! Phone Post 3.0

JakeThaGr8 - I have 8 years of gym operations with 6 of those as a personal trainer

College:
- AS: fitness instruction
- Cert of achievement: personal training
- cert of achievement: group instruction
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-currently working on BS in exercise science

NASM:
- CPT
- MMA conditioning specialist
- senior fitness specialist

TRX:

-Suspension trainer: qualified and certified
-Rip trainer qualified Phone Post 3.0
Thanks for the info. Currently I have am AS in education, finished my classes for exercise science at cc and need to transfer. I ordered the nasm text book and I need to study to take the exam. I work 3rd shift for a global company, pay is decent but it's killing me. I've always been into the fitness and living a different path. I want to be happy not miserable. Phone Post 3.0

JakeThaGr8 - Also a year of a personal training internship

And life long athlete including collegiate track and cross country Phone Post 3.0
How old are you and do you enjoy what yu do? I'm not over concerned with money. It's a resource that's valuable but my over all happiness in life is what I want the most. Phone Post 3.0

JakeThaGr8 -
Slapsymaxi - I've been trying to get confirmation on something from a trainer.

Is sweat really fat crying?! Phone Post 3.0
People think that sweating a lot is a good thing. You're dehydrating yourself which will reduce the amount of work you can do Phone Post 3.0
I hate when people say "sweating means you're burning more calories."

Um no. That would mean that the fat fuck sir sweats a lot who can't tie his shoes without wiping his face with a fat guy rag has a raging inferno for a metabolism. Phone Post 3.0

Darth Potato -
JakeThaGr8 -
Slapsymaxi - I've been trying to get confirmation on something from a trainer.

Is sweat really fat crying?! Phone Post 3.0
People think that sweating a lot is a good thing. You're dehydrating yourself which will reduce the amount of work you can do Phone Post 3.0
I hate when people say "sweating means you're burning more calories."

Um no. That would mean that the fat fuck sir sweats a lot who can't tie his shoes without wiping his face with a fat guy rag has a raging inferno for a metabolism. Phone Post 3.0
Alright, so the trainer consensus is no?

What about pain just being weakness leaving the body?! Phone Post 3.0

JakeThaGr8 - Cons for me:

Most people get into personal training for the wrong reasons. It's like watching plane crash in slow motion and the pilot thinks everything's cool

You have to get your own clients. This is sales which I was completely naïve about as I hate sales. These methods (of harassment) are:cold calls, walking the floor, checking peoples form in classes, doing body fat tables, handing out towels, etc

Once again it's sales. The gym wants you to convince your client to take the little bit of disposable income the client has and buy a 3 pack of 30 min instead of her and her husband overnighting somewhere for a honeymoon.

Extremely high attrition rate. Like, 75% in my estimation. I see people come and go all the time.

I've worked in 3 different gyms and its always a grind/ hustle.

Just like anyone job, there are assholes who are toxic. These people will hire you and just to make one hour of your life miserable.

The hours suck. There are dead spot in the day. I'll be at the gym for 11 hours but only work 6 of them. Hard to fill in time slots. I see trainers who arrive do a 5am-530am session, nap 7-8am session, workout ,1100-noon session, etc all the way until almost close and they've only done 6 sessions. Phone Post 3.0
The hours I work now suck 1130pm to 8am. I'm losing weekends again my schedule is wed through Sunday morning. I work at a job that jerked me around since i got there. Interviewed with three different departments. When I showed up for the first day they didn't even know I was working. Waited 20 minutes in the lobby for a manager to come and get me. Took three weeks to pay me.

I've always wanted to work in fitness and eventually get a degree Soni cam take the cscs exam. Phone Post 3.0

Darth Potato -
JakeThaGr8 -
Slapsymaxi - I've been trying to get confirmation on something from a trainer.

Is sweat really fat crying?! Phone Post 3.0
People think that sweating a lot is a good thing. You're dehydrating yourself which will reduce the amount of work you can do Phone Post 3.0
I hate when people say "sweating means you're burning more calories."

Um no. That would mean that the fat fuck sir sweats a lot who can't tie his shoes without wiping his face with a fat guy rag has a raging inferno for a metabolism. Phone Post 3.0
Knew a guy that wore a hoodie all the time so he would "lose weight" Phone Post 3.0

Trane - Cloudsurfer how old are you? I take it that you plan on doing this full time?
I'm 29. Currently work full time and want to finish a degree. Phone Post 3.0

I'm heading into work. Mind if I send pms tomorrow since I won't have my phone. Phone Post 3.0

Currently pursuing my CSCS through the NSCA

So far I have an ACE certification and a CPT from the NSCA. I found the NSCA to be much more difficult, but informative. NASM is also very reputable.

I've also had an internship for a semester through ACE and I coach/train high school football players during the fall/late summer. I'm still in my 20s so lots of you got more experience than me.

I will tell you one piece of good advice. It's about how well you sell yourself if you are seeking new clients.

And of course keeping your client safe. Most of the people I work with are in it for weight loss so pre screening health as well as knowing what look for is very important. Luckily most gyms make the client sign the waiver. Even then you should be AED/CPR certified.

Best job I've had and I've had many jobs. Used to make more money in Real Estate, but was miserable. Phone Post 3.0

JakeThaGr8 - I'm 29

It's hard to give out advice like that without knowing your personality type or what you're passionate about.

Pros for me:

Ive played a myriad of sport all my life so I loved being around anything fitness related.

I'm an introvert who likes puzzles. I read research journals in my free time, like the problem solving that comes with each new client.

I like doing something that has a direct positive effect. I'm life long friends with the clients who've dropped a lot of weight and they're life cha he for the better. Super rewarding

The job forces me to workout since I'm already there and I need to maintain the "product" I'm selling

I get paid to be around beautiful women in tight clothes all day and I get paid to look at asses (sometimes amazing, other times I go to my happy place)

Uniforms are comfortable. Phone Post 3.0
From your posts on people seeking advice I could tell you were certified through either NASM or NSCA

Team NSCA! Phone Post 3.0

Also OP, you don't have to work at a corporate gym. You can be an independent contractor and not follow all the BS that goes on in corporate. Anything starting out is good though.

Currently me and a few of my friends are investing and planning on opening our own small local gym. There are many things you can do (especially with a CSCS). Phone Post 3.0