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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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Do you have a simple and effective way of tracking your networking contacts?

7 Answers | Asked by Gwynn Lindler on Mar 17, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 18, 2014

Hi Gwynn, like Susan, I add people to my newsletter contact list after an initial contact has been made. It's often amazing what routes those newsletters take. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Do you think Personal Trainers should have their own Hall of Fame?

8 Answers | Asked by Ted Gambordella on Mar 17, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 17, 2014

Hi Ted, I am with Harris on this one. How to decide who is in and who is not is all but impossible because criteria for success can be many, and most of them are completely subjective. IDEA has a Personal Trainer of the Year award and also awards Lifetime Achievement. Karin Singleton www...

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Is there a discount on Specialty Certifications for IDEA Fit members?

1 Answer | Asked by Kristina Ray on Mar 11, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 17, 2014

Hi Kristina, the following is an answer given by Marc Velasco from IDEA about 2 years ago. Not sure whether it is still a valid process but it is worth checking out. If all else fails, you can always contact ACE directly. "In order to receive the IDEA discount on the ACE website, you must ve...

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What are ways fitness studios team or partner up with nutrition coaches?

4 Answers | Asked by Jessa Freeman on Mar 13, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 15, 2014

Hi Jessa, I believe that the person who needs to benefit the most is the client. Sometimes, there are referrals to other professionals without the reciprocity that you seem to be looking for. When I know of somebody who can help my client, be it a dietitian, chiropractor, massage therapist or ...

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Does snowboarding 2 hours count for cardio?

9 Answers | Asked by Cassandra Ainsley on Mar 13, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 13, 2014

Hi Cassandra, it certainly does in my book, but other are of the same opinion. See this link http://www.mycaloriesburned.com/calories-burned-snowboarding/. As you can see in the link, the amount of energy expended also depends on your skill level. And it is great that you do all the other thi...

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Would you like to help others reach their fitness goals by being on an online Personal Fitness Coach?

6 Answers | Asked by Kristin Carreno on Mar 13, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 13, 2014

Hello Kristin, I applaud your entrepreneurial spirit. I regret, though, that you feel it is a credit to your program to proudly announce that "you don't have to be an expert on fitness to be a coach". Here is what I pulled up from the Beachbody website: "Sign up today and you'll get the Gam...

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Any ideas on how to get our fitness clients to do their measurement updates?

3 Answers | Asked by Rebecca DeJardin on Mar 12, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 13, 2014

Hi Rebecca, am I correct in assuming that the measurement updates include a tape measure wrapped around those reluctant clients? Could you possibly ask the clients that they have their measurements taken at home by a friend or relative? While I see value in measurements as they express themse...

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What MUST HAVE equipment would you like at your ideal fitness facility?

8 Answers | Asked by Ryan Jacobsen on Mar 12, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 13, 2014

Hi Ryan, an ideal gym to me has a lot of open space with balls, Bosus, soft foam rollers. ViPRs, sandbells, dumbbells, dyna discs, elastic resistance, cables, balance boards of any description, devices for agility. But it also has machines; something like Freemotion that do not lock the user i...

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Where can I get a grant to implement a wellness/fitness program at my school for staff?

3 Answers | Asked by calvorine walters on Mar 12, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 12, 2014

Hi Calvorine, one thing I would like to add to Denise's excellent advice: without money from an external source at all, you can start a walking program, and you can do it immediately. It often takes only for somebody to say where and when to meet, and people will go. The greatest obstacle I hear ...

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