This thread will give you guys an idea of waht i'm doing. I'll log in specific work-outs of clients, problems, experiences etc...I'll maintain it as best i can. I won't log in every clients work-out I'll just highlight a couple/week. I'm ACE certified. The reason i decided on ACE because i thought it wasn't too hard but is recognized in the industry. I took the CPR course at my local Red Cross and passed. The ACE test ,i bought the book and study aid, studied for a few nights and passed by 1 question. The whole thing probably cost about $400. I bought insurance thru a company called Fitpak which ACE recommends. $179 for 1 million dollars worth of insurance for a year. Today is Sunday. I used to work at the Nautilus place on the weekends just because thats the days they needed someone. Now that i'm making a living i don't work on the weekends anymore unless i feel like filling in at a McPersonal Training Gym. The place i fill in at pays me $17/hr and has a similiar 30 minute work-out business model that i do. The guy who owns the place is former partners with the nautilus guy although he is also a non-beliver in Arthur Jones. The nautilus guy saw that i was getting popular and that i wasn't sticking to the ****** more and more and felt threatend by me ( i went from $10/hr to $12/hr working there p/t for a year.) His dilemma was clients loved me so he was afraid ot fire me. When i finally quit he said he'd sue me if i took any of his clients. Seeing how i have no money anyway, didn't sign any no compete clauses, and this is America where competition is king i ignored his threat and continue to this day to compete with him for clients. (i'm still friends with another trainer there that doesn't like the guy.) My best friend is a lawyer (although an unemployed one at the moment lol) and said i have nothing to worry about anyway. So i currently work in 2 places;my morning gym which is personal trainers only where i pay $15/head. At night i work in a co-op that has a small spartan gym and pay about $5/head.(it vaires alittle since i offer a 30 minute work-out ($5/head rent) and believe it or not i offer a 10 minute work-out for $10($2.50/head rent). The co-op board had to approve of this whole little operation and as they make $ off it which goes to maintaining the gym they were definitly willing to do it. Almost noone used the gym until i got there and the # 1 reason is people say they don't know what they are doing. The ACE book has forms that i photocopied and have the client fill out at the first work-out which is free and we just do some baby stuff so they get an idea of what i'm about. This is where i explain to them my style of training your posterior chain etc....If they check off any of the red flags on the forms i call their doctor. (I did this for 2 clients so far.) The doctors so far have just asked what i'm going to do and after i explained it both said go ahead. I'll post a few sample work-outs as the week goes on that'll include how i prepare and the actual work-out.