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    Just got certified!

    Hey,

    I am really excited as I just passed my personal trainer certifacation. I am new to this field, and I was wondering if anyone in the profession had any hints/adbice on how they started out and what to expect potentially? Any experiences would be appreciated, I am just trying to get an idea of what to prepare myself for. Thanks for your feedback, I am really excited to begin!

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    Congrats.

    Take all those prissy chicks who want to "tone up" and make them squat and deadlift


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    Congrats! Through what organization did you get certified?
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    congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Patrick
    Congrats.

    Take all those prissy chicks who want to "tone up" and make them squat and deadlift


    Maki works in the field, maybe he can give some advice.

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    Hey all,

    Thanks for your the replies so far. To answer the question about my particular org of certifacation, I am now NASM certfied. Iit is cool because NASM is the certification prefered at NYSC where I will hopefulle be working when I return to NYC. I plan to study and prepare myself to the letter before embarking on training, but I am in my small hometown in Florida here for 6 weeks, so I plan to print up flyers and distribute them to hair salons and gyms in order to train a few clients here for experience. Anyway, thanks for the insight guys, and keep it coming!

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    Congratulations on getting certified! I would recommend starting in a large gym like Golds so that you can use state-of-the-art equipment, learn from experienced trainers and have a steady stream of clients and have liability protection.

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