Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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From fee to free: transitioning our group exercise structure?

5 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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Personal trainer for physically disabilied

2 Answers | Asked by Scotty Coleman on Feb 19, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 20, 2017

Hi Scotty, congratulations on the progress you have already made. Given your challenges, finding a trainer can be difficult. Most trainer certifications allow training for the "apparently healthy", and you appear to be in the zone between physical therapy and personal training. As Natalie ...

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I have a client that gets nauseous when her HR gets too high. Just lifting weights and her HR soars. Doc says nothing wrong

7 Answers | Asked by Amy Vanliew on Feb 14, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 14, 2017

Hi Amy, that is a strange situation, and I am bewildered by the fact that the physician is okay with it. I would start by having her wear a heart rate monitor to find the threshold beyond which her heart rate goes beyond her comfort level. Keep careful record during which exercises that happen...

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does anyone have a contract/cancelation policy template i could borrow?

1 Answer | Asked by jane muszynski on Feb 10, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 11, 2017

I can send you mine.

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What are exercise considerations when working with a client undergoing chemotherapy?

2 Answers | Asked by Laura Corbin on Feb 07, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 07, 2017

Hi Laura, needless to say, you need a physician's approval. I also assume that you do some form of assessment which you should do as for any other client. Chemo may make him more tired as it progresses, in which case you will need to adjust the workouts. Since he has lost quite a bit of weight...

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How to prevent hearing loss?

4 Answers | Asked by Earmold Sydney on Jan 30, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 30, 2017

Hello Earmold, hearing loss prevention is not in the scope of fitness professionals. However, it has become generally accepted that exposure to loud noise without hearing protection can be detrimental to hearing. This is also relevant for health clubs and fitness classes to music where an appropr...

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Learning to swim. Only guy and shy about wearing swimming trunks. Do they make a swimming suit that covers my top as well.

5 Answers | Asked by Paul Barry on Jan 28, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 28, 2017

Hi Paul, there are. Here is a link https://www.swimoutlet.com/mens-sun-protective-clothing-c10247/. Good luck with your sessions, Karin Singleton www.KarinSingleton.com

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Why do I have little to no wieght loss

11 Answers | Asked by Alex Sanchez on Jan 25, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 26, 2017

Hi Alex, it sounds to me that you have managed to built muscles while losing fat at the same time. That is the reason why the clothes fit better but the scale won't budge. If you had been able to determine your body composition (fat weight vs lean mass), you would have been able to see the positi...

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Does anyone have any opinions regarding ACE Functional Training and NASM CES?

3 Answers | Asked by Cari Sullivan on Jan 24, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 25, 2017

Hi Cari, I have the NASM CES and a few ACE specialties, even though not ACE Functional Training. I saw that you primary personal trainer certification is with NASM. For that reason alone, I would recommend the NASM CES certification. It uses as a base the OPT model and thus provides a good co...

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Group Exercise Cert. Vs a Specific Certification??

4 Answers | Asked by Annie Cowden on Jan 23, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 24, 2017

Hi Annie, I would strongly recommend that you get a group exercise certification if you have to make a choice. There are many formats you can teach with group ex, and your idea of HIIT and dance is one of them. Most gyms I know would not hire you without the group ex certification and would r...

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