The last step is the skill test. If you can imagine, we want to put out the best content possible. So, we need to find the best writers to match our quality.

Your writing style should reflect your thought process. I want to see how you think and less about whether the content is right or wrong (although that is still important).

Thank you for your submission. I’ll contact you as soon as possible to see if you qualify or not.

Nick Ng

Question 1

You have a new client who is a 57-year-old computer programmer with chronic low back pain for more than 35 years ever since he was in a car accident back then. He cannot bend forward more than 30 degrees forward because of the back pain, and tells you that he has not been exercising much since the accident. Describe your initial assessment with him, including what questions you would ask him, what his treatment plan would be, and why.


Question 2

You have a new client who is a collegiate basketball player. She has no history of serious injuries and is pretty stressed about balancing her athletic goals and academics since she will be graduating in six months. However, she has acute pain in her right gluteus maximus that radiates down to her lateral right knee. This has been persistent for a week and she worries that it would impede her game performance. Describe your initial assessment with her, including what questions you would ask her, what her treatment plan would be, and why.


Question 3

One of your personal training clients has a hard time gaining more muscle mass on his body. Having been working with you for two months, he has gained 10 pounds of muscle, lost four pounds of body fat, and told you that he already looks better in his clothes. He wants to gain 10 more pounds of muscle, especially in his legs, but in the past two weeks, there has been almost no additional gains. What would be some options that you could help him to gain more muscle mass in his body, particularly his lower body? And what could be some reasons why he isn’t seeing more progress?