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by vanillarama
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

Oh god, has it been that long since I posted? I'm a certified PT now, although I'm pretty sure I could have passed the assessments unless I'd killed someone :/ Again, this is where the learning begins. I'm doing some volunteer work at a local gym so that I can get my further education courses for sp...
by vanillarama
Tue May 15, 2012 3:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

Maybe another thing is the fact that 60-75% from the stuff I've learned this year only comes from my own independent resaerching and studying. This. I feel like as soon as we touch on something, we're onto something else. I basically am writing things down that, when I have time after studying ever...
by vanillarama
Fri May 04, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

Wow, I'm envious you're doing a program like that. I wish so much I'd gone with exercise science rather than my history degree (hindsight, blah). What are you finding the most interesting or surprising aspects of your study? A somewhat general question, I know, but I love to hear about people's pass...
by vanillarama
Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:11 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

To all of you saying, 'hope this helps'- yes, yes yes...it REALLY does! Just a little update, as of last week, I passed two assessments, meaning I am a gym instructor (I am certified to work the gym floor now- this isn't a position that exists in the US) and am on my way to being a PT. I managed to ...
by vanillarama
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

That's the website of The personal trainer development center. It always has great blog posts revolving around the work of a trainer. They got out this little wacky booklet called 47 random personal trainer tips. Maybe you can find something worth using. Dub, I am LOVING these links! Thanks so much...
by vanillarama
Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

I'm 37, but I spent a lot of time with older people growing up, and was actually inspired to get healthy by a seniors' yoga class I accidentally went to- and ended up going to weekly- years ago :) I think I'm fairly approachable, gym-wise, at least from what people have told me, that could be part o...
by vanillarama
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

That said, I do want some really huge lifter to train me sometime, I'd love it and I bet I would learn a ton...just have to work within my means at the moment.
by vanillarama
Fri Apr 20, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

It's funny, I've been lifting (ok, a bit on and off) for over 15 years now, always switching it up, etc. yet somehow I missed out on tons of exercises. I am definitely working hard to catch up. I had so many trainers- I wonder why none of them taught me about different rep styles, sets, etc.? Then a...
by vanillarama
Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:17 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

I really appreciate all the help here- there are a lot of things above that I haven't considered, especially on where to look for clients. I have a very open mind in regards to learning, so there's one area where I think I'm doing ok. I also have no problem doing the little stuff like cleaning and w...
by vanillarama
Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Re: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

Thanks for the response! I definitely have a long way to go in the science area, but I guess that is why I'm in the course (and will continue to learn long after the course is over).
by vanillarama
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:57 am
Forum: General
Topic: Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT
Replies: 35
Views: 11495

Tips on becoming a good (hopefully great!) instructor/PT

Greetings, I feel a bit heartened after seeing the "ask any question" thread, and please feel free to refer me to any thread that already exists on this topic- I looked but couldn't find anything. I'm currently studying to become a gym instructor/PT, as mentioned above. I am sure many people here ha...