Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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how kratom affects the brain?

1 Answer | Asked by Jennifer Kurtz about 16 hours ago

Answered by Karin Singleton about 7 hours ago

Jennifer, since this is really an ad for "excessive weight loss", it is not appropriate here. Karin Singleton]

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what to say to prospects who are delaying training

7 Answers | Asked by Juliet Gould on Feb 05, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 05, 2016

Hi Juliet, people who express interest in personal training but want to delay the start are really saying that they are not ready now. You cannot persuade them to get started but you can ask them whether the would like to be included on your mailing list for occasional emails (such as the IDEA ne...

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whats preventing my client from being able to do a pushup

7 Answers | Asked by Zisi Wolff on Feb 04, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 04, 2016

Hi Zisi, could it not just be a matter of amount of resistance? In a push up, the person has a lot of weight to lift, usually much more than you would hand her in a dumbbell or barbell. Then there is the matter of shoulder girdle stability. Most chest exercises are done supine where the bench/flo...

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lyme disease treatment?

3 Answers | Asked by Linda King on Feb 03, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 03, 2016

Hi Linda, that's one where you have to follow your intuition because no two cases are the same. Lyme's disease manifests itself so differently. I would definitely get a physician's approval but I am sure you have already thought of that yourself. Good luck. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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How do you know how many reps to do?

6 Answers | Asked by Dani Miro Quesada on Feb 03, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 03, 2016

Hi Dani, as Nancy said, the number of repetitions depends on what the client's goals are. Having said that, if I start with a client who is a novice to exercise, I tend to gravitate towards a lighter weight for at least 10 to 12 reps with just a little fatigue. With older clients I am even mo...

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Fit to Fat to Fit

13 Answers | Asked by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jan 31, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 31, 2016

Hi Natalie, No, I would not, and I do not believe that it would give me better insight either. Even if it did no harm to myself, I do not see the point. People arrive at the "fat and unfit" state of body and mind in their own ways. That cannot be replicated, yet that is the very state that got...

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PTI attendees, your favorite presenters are..... ?

3 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Jan 27, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 27, 2016

Hi Nancy, all of the above and Justin Price, Sue Hitzmann and Len Kravitz. I also found presenters to be excellent who I have never heard of before, particularly when they are in related fields such as nutrition. So sometimes it's also a matter of taking chances. A greater problem for me i...

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A gym wants to charge me $10 per student. If I rent their space for group classes

8 Answers | Asked by Laurie Carthy on Jan 26, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 26, 2016

Hi Laurie, a 50/50 or 60/40 split is pretty standard with 60 % for you being a good deal. The fact that they charge per student also means that they will have a vested interest that your class does well. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What technology is the fitness industry missing?

5 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Jan 24, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 25, 2016

Hi Nancy, that sounds to me as if you are looking for a surveillance device to turn yourself into a super nanny ;-) It brings me to the question, though, how much accountability we really need beyond our clients' word. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Fitness Directors: how would you handle client switching trainers after almost a year?

6 Answers | Asked by Kimberly Chase on Jan 20, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 22, 2016

Hi Kimberley, I would also talk to your boss who gave the referral to the client for the other trainer.Hew or she should be made aware of what you communicated here. A client like that can potentially be very harmful to a facility. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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