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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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What ideas do you have to build clientele outside of the gym?

12 Answers | Asked by Ian Johnson on May 03, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 04, 2014

Hi Ian, you can't find them but they may become clients that you will have for a long time when they recognize the value that you can bring to their exercise program. I found that being flexible and adaptive to changing circumstances in my clients' lives was a key factor in having clients for yea...

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New client with carpal tunnel. Do's & Don'ts

4 Answers | Asked by Kerry Walsh on Apr 29, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 02, 2014

Hi Kerry, in addition to the comments of the previous posters, I'd suggest you look at the MELT Hand Treatment for this client. Jennifer mentioned balls to roll out the hand, and the MELT Hand Treatment takes this into a structured form. I have seen good results with it. Karin Singleton www....

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After graduation from NPTI I need to sit for the NASM exam. Where do I go to take this exam?

3 Answers | Asked by Deborah Schneck on May 01, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 01, 2014

Hi Deborah, this needs to be organized through NASM. When you sign up for their personal trainer certification, the administration of the exam is part of it, and you will be directed to an independent testing site. I would call NASM and talk to one of their advisers. They should be able to tel...

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Your Clients Body Fat% Just Went Up. What do you say?

8 Answers | Asked by Mac Dodds on May 01, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 01, 2014

Hi Mac, that's always nasty, particularly since it is often accompanied by a reproachful look that insinuates that this is our fault. I tend to first turn it around and ask whether THEY would have any explanation. Unless there is a medical problem that would explain all of it, an increase in b...

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What does your health club offer to new members?

4 Answers | Asked by Jane Jakobsen on Apr 30, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Apr 30, 2014

Hi Jane, new members pay an initial fee in addition to the monthly dues. That fee covers an assessment and an orientation with a trainer. None of it is mandatory but it is strongly encouraged. Members can also make appointments from time to time to get their program re-evaluated. Karin Singlet...

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what questions to ask potential client on initial phone call?

8 Answers | Asked by Bryan Rubin on Apr 29, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Apr 29, 2014

Hi Bryan, when I am first approached by a client over the phone and I have never seen this person, I first ask about their reasons for contacting me to get a feel for the scope of personal training they are looking for. I quickly move onto logistics of where and when to train and how much it cost...

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Military retiree with a Master fitness trainer certificate comparable to PT

5 Answers | Asked by Angelina Jefferson on Apr 29, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Apr 29, 2014

Hi Angelina, I would pose this question to an insurance company. The one thing you will need to get is professional liability insurance, and if the insurance company will accept your credentials, then there should not be any reason why you need a civilian personal trainer certification. Karin...

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Foam Roller Details

4 Answers | Asked by Dustin Burns on Apr 28, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Apr 28, 2014

Hi Dustin (and Sue), it is sad to see that the term 'foam rolling' is used because it insinuates the use of a foam roller just like a rolling pin back and forth without any system. A foam roller is one of many tools to accomplish certain results There are two techniques (that I am familiar wit...

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Just passed my NASM CPT Exam, now what?

4 Answers | Asked by Debbie Strauch CPT-CES, RYT-200 on Apr 27, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Apr 27, 2014

Hi Debbie, group fitness classes are usually paid at an hourly rate. It varies by location. Here in Raleigh, it ranges to about $25 to $30 for a class that is open without an extra charge to members. Many clubs hire easily for group fitness because, as a part time employee, they can check you ...

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Whats the best program for muscle imbalance of the extremities? Ex. Right arm is bigger than the left.

6 Answers | Asked by Marie Chris Sison on Apr 25, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Apr 27, 2014

Hi Marie Chris, the one thing I would suggest to have checked is whether the difference may be the result of neurological problems. If the client has not athletic background that could account for a significant size difference between left and right, the it is a possibility that the muscles do no...

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