Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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Valid Informed Consent form Liability Waiver

2 Answers | Asked by LAURINCE LOVELIFE on Feb 23, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 23, 2014

Hi Laurince, you can find a Release of Liability Waiver here at the IDEA web site. http://www.ideafit.com/files/Release%20of%20Liability.pdf . This is a sample provided by IDEA. It's certainly not a bad idea to run this by a lawyer to make sure it suits your needs. Karin Singleton www.melt...

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what is resource for my group fitness instructors to have safe and staying within general population?

3 Answers | Asked by kim Boose on Feb 22, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 22, 2014

Hi Kim, I am not sure I understand your question. Can you please specify your concern. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Some guidance with a new client who is/has suffered from anorexia

4 Answers | Asked by Kim Martin on Feb 20, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 21, 2014

Hi Kimberly, you are dealing with an extremely difficult situation here and should not train with her without a physician's consent. There are so many layers to this often deadly disease, and I would strongly suggest that you only train her as part of a health care continuum. On the assumptio...

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Spinning for seniors/deconditioned market who can't stand the bike seat?

10 Answers | Asked by Megan Senger on Feb 19, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 19, 2014

Hi Megan, I am answering in my capacity as a senior at the age of 59 :-), even though not de-conditioned. I have taken two spin classes in my life, the first was bad, the second worse. The spin bicycles were set up properly but I was walking around like Festus for the next few days. People hav...

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Where is the best place to obtain a group fitness instructor certification?? I work out but have not taught a class.

4 Answers | Asked by Nicole McClendon on Feb 18, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 18, 2014

Hi Nicole,, I want to commend you for contemplating a group exercise certification even though INSANITY only strongly suggests but does not have it as a pre-requisite. I would go with an widely recognized certification such as ACE as a base certification. After all, you may feel at some point ...

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Yoga has gotten a lot of bad press lately. Does it really cause hip injuries?

4 Answers | Asked by Amber Walker on Feb 17, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 17, 2014

Hi Amber, with yoga, as any other exercise, it is not yoga that causes the injury but the combination of the person trying yoga and yoga itself. What makes yoga more difficult for me to recommend as a generic 'do yoga' advice are the vast array of styles in addition to the great number of tea...

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How do you obtain medical clearance/advice? Do you send the client to the doctor or contact the doctor directly?

6 Answers | Asked by Michael Cunningham on Feb 17, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 17, 2014

Hi Michael, I have a form attached to my contract and expect the client to obtain the approval, if applicable. I do not approach the physician with it. It is also a matter of confidentiality on part of the physician who can only disclose to his patient and not to you as third party unless permiss...

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I am a personal trainer in Miami, want to start my own business. What permits and licenses do I need to do so.

3 Answers | Asked by John Tucker on Feb 15, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 17, 2014

Hi John, you can get a lot of this information by contacting the government agencies that regulate business, probably the Secretary of State. They can point you in the right directions. Possibly, you may find that you want to use an accountant to help you, but I would suggest that you obtain much...

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Do I need to purchase the $499 Package for the NASM FNS or can i just buy the textbook and take the exam on my own?

1 Answer | Asked by Adelaide Bianchi on Feb 16, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 16, 2014

Hi Adelaide, the fee for the NASM FNS package includes the online textbook, the online material with practice tests and the final exam which, when passed, will enable you to call yourself NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist. I doubt that NASM will negotiate this but you can always ask. Whether this...

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Should everybody train like an athlete?

10 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Feb 15, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 15, 2014

Hi Delmar, here is the Merriam-Webster definition of "athlete": a person who is trained in or good at sports, games, or exercises that require physical skill and strength. While this definition includes a good number of people beyond those competing in the Olympics, it does not define the incl...

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