Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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can I renew my certification

3 Answers | Asked by Heather Forsberg on Mar 05, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 05, 2014

Hi Heather, you need to contact the provider of your certification. IDEA is 'only' an association of fitness professionals. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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If you are training in outdoor areas are you required to have your own AED?

4 Answers | Asked by Tanya Rzecki on Mar 03, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 04, 2014

Hi Tanya, no, you do not, and I also do not believe that it is necessary unless you take a group of people with cardiac risk factors into the wilderness. I would be more concerned that you ensure proper hydration and be prepared for heat related complications. You should certainly have a firs...

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too much stretching?

12 Answers | Asked by nancy simpson on Mar 03, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 03, 2014

Hi Nancy, for every joint, there is a need for both stability and mobility. When somebody has normal range of motion, yet continues to (literally) stretch the limits, particularly with passive stretches, this can destabilize a joint. There are even some schools of thought that say that there i...

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Does any certification have a in person practical component?

7 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Mar 02, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 03, 2014

Hi Jason, years ago, when I took certifications from SFA and AEA, they required a practical component. I am not sure where they stand on this now. To become a Melt instructor, one has to have training by attending a course but MELT is not a certification. None of my other certifications had...

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Does anyone have ideas for tough nutrition quizzes?

1 Answer | Asked by Christie Giglio on Mar 01, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 02, 2014

Hi Christie, here is a tough question: 'What is inside the body that is not considered part of the body?' The answer is in the comment box. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Have you seen the IDEA Workout Builder?

7 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Feb 27, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 01, 2014

Hi Jason, I just checked it out at the expo. This is a great program, and I look forward to using it. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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plantar fasciitis

8 Answers | Asked by Kerry Walsh on Feb 27, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 28, 2014

Hi Kerry, As a MELT instructor, I often deal with people with plantar fasciitis. I cannot recommend enough that your client check the MELT foot treatment. I have always seen great improvements to the point of it going away. I have testimonials to that effect on my website. Karin Singleton ww...

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how much should i pay a club to personal train clients?

3 Answers | Asked by rebecca olson on Feb 27, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 27, 2014

Hi Rebecca, when you are a club employee, some clubs take as much as 50% but provide you with insurance and access to members.As an independent trainer at a club, you pay for your own insurance but the club provides you with the equipment to train people. Some clubs will ask for a fee per person,...

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is there a cert I can get for type 2 diabetes?

4 Answers | Asked by Heather Stovall on Feb 26, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 27, 2014

Hi Heather, Ariadne is correct. Diabetes rarely comes alone, and as a trainer you need to understand the entire spectrum of related problems that you may encounter. The two certifications she mentions are the only ones I know of myself within the fitness industry area. However, there is a certif...

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how to write a proposal for a fitness programme

2 Answers | Asked by Tinu Ade on Feb 26, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 26, 2014

Hi Tinu, I think it will be helpful if you narrow this down a little. Is this a proposal for corporate fitness? What are the demographics? What will the setting be? A health club? A bootcamp? Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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