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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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Hi guys, are you finding that more and more people are reluctant to sign contracts for training?

6 Answers | Asked by Aaron Cobb on Mar 21, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 22, 2017

Hi Aaron, when I first meet new clients, I require that they pre-pay for an into package with consists of the assessment and three sessions. After that, I bill them monthly for the number of sessions that had with me. Works great for me; I am busier than I can handle, have great retention and...

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Is this a valid studio policy for personal trainers/independent contractors?

7 Answers | Asked by Cindy Hui on Mar 19, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 21, 2017

Hi Cindy, I was reading through the previous answers and your comments to them. One thing struck me is that you describe yourself as an independent contractor. You may think so but this is not how the arrangement is between you, the gym and the clients. If you were independent, then any cancellat...

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Volume

2 Answers | Asked by Haider ALGhafilee on Mar 18, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 19, 2017

Hi Haider, is that a question on a test? If so, then the textbook will also provide you the information how to calculate this. As trainers, we often need to go on a quest for an answer, read information from multiple sources and then come up with the answer that is right for us. During that p...

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Elliptical trainer and tight hip flexors

4 Answers | Asked by Fran Johnson on Mar 12, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 12, 2017

Hi Fran, when it comes to cardio equipment, there is none that does not include the movement of hip flexion. When I see people on the elliptical trainers, I often see poor posture with forward flexion at the hip. A person with tight hip flexors would more likely to assume this posture. On the oth...

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postural assessment

4 Answers | Asked by Ron Dorr on Mar 05, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 06, 2017

Hi Ron, I am NASM certified, and they have quite a bit of information on your "Now what?" question. I found the NASM Kinetic Chain assessment online, and it links to more information http://blog.nasm.org/certified-personal-trainer/kinetic-chain-assessment.... Good luck. Karin Singleton www.K...

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postural assessment

4 Answers | Asked by Ron Dorr on Mar 05, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 06, 2017

Hi Ron, what is your question here? Karin Singleton www.KarinSingleton.com

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personal trainer forms

3 Answers | Asked by wiam barto on Mar 05, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 05, 2017

Hi Wiam, there are; http://www.ideafit.com/personal-trainer-forms. Karin Singleton www.KarinSingleton.com

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How to gain mass on overall body ?

2 Answers | Asked by Raghav Vashisht on Mar 01, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 01, 2017

Hi Raghav, in order to add muscles, a balanced weight training routine is the best way to accomplish that together with a healthy diet. However, I would suggest that you see a physician. The way you describe yourself with fat around the waist and stomach is not what I would expect at a person...

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How to deal with an rather pessimistic client?

9 Answers | Asked by Jeremy Mulcahy-Hill on Feb 24, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 25, 2017

Hi Jeremy, he sounds to me like a person who is not happy until he is unhappy. He made a telling statement when he said that he had worked "with many trainers". From my experience, most clients are very loyal and do not change trainers easily. Those who do often look to find fault with external c...

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From fee to free: transitioning our group exercise structure?

7 Answers | Asked by Caryn Moxey on Feb 21, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 21, 2017

Hi Caryn, this is a very interesting suggestion, and I have never heard of it. There are a few questions that popped into my mind: A class size of 4 to 6 is more small group personal training than group exercise. They are likely from a pool of the same participants. Their experience of the cla...

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