Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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I have been doing exercises for 8 weeks, given me by a PT for upper trap pain.

9 Answers | Asked by Judy kroll on Sep 29, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 30, 2013

Hello Judy, I hope that PT stands for physical therapist and not personal trainer as it is beyond our scope to diagnose problems and prescribe exercises for it. If you have done the exercises correctly and as often as recommended, then there should be some improvement at this point in time. If...

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where can I find a personal training contract

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 30, 2013

Hi Bryan, most certification agencies have some sample forms as part of their study material. I'll be happy to send you a copy of mine for some ideas. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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what are the best times for exercises?

6 Answers | Asked by Basil Hani on Sep 21, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 22, 2013

Hi Basil, I am with the others. The best time is the one you can make available. That said, it would be great if you could have eaten a little bit before to give yourself some energy to exercise. I must confess, though, that I worked out for many years at 5:30 in the morning without having ea...

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I've just been given a removeable walking boot to "calm down" my chronic post tib tendonitis. Any ideas for keeping fit?

4 Answers | Asked by Audrey Carbine on Sep 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 20, 2013

Hi Audrey, it may be an opportunity to look into weight training. You can pick exercises where you can sit or even lie down. Even machines which ordinarily are not on my favorites list are an option at this point in time. You can also look into flexibility and do some stretching as long as it doe...

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i need a good simple liability form

4 Answers | Asked by Abigail Goldblatt on Sep 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 19, 2013

Hi Abigail, not sure what you are looking for. Liability waivers are usually forms where class participants sign that they won't hold you liable if they get hurt. I do not understand this 'affiliation with your local facility'. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What techinques do you use to help motivate clients to come in for their sessions?

7 Answers | Asked by Kai Rossbach on Sep 18, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 19, 2013

Hello Kai, some conversations are not easy to initiate but you may need to bite that bullet. I don't think that it is lack of understanding the value of consistent exercise. They hired a trainer because they do. But there are instances when there is not a good match between a trainer and a cli...

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Is excess protein converted and stored as body fat?

4 Answers | Asked by Amy B on Sep 18, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 18, 2013

Hi Amy, here is a reference from the ACE website. The answer was given by Cedric Bryant. "The human body is unable to store extra protein. Protein consumed in excess of the body's needs is not used to build muscle; rather, it is used for non-protein bodily functions. If individuals consume pr...

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IDEA Personal Trainer or IDEA World Fitness Conference? Which one do you recommend attending

1 Answer | Asked by Farrah Fiedler on Sep 17, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 17, 2013

Hello Farrah, having attended both quite often, I like to think that I am in a good position to compare. The IDEA Personal Trainer Institute is just that: focus on personal training and all the things that you are listing. The 'expo' is usually a LOT smaller with only very few vendors and some re...

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Sample workout of someone on prednisone

5 Answers | Asked by Valerie Carter on Sep 16, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 16, 2013

Hi Valerie, under the circumstances, I would refer to the doctor and ask him to make suggestions for modified exercises. It is my understanding that the 6 day treatment with prednisone has no impact on exercises but since your client is worried about tearing tendons, I would get something from th...

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Sample workout of someone on prednisone

5 Answers | Asked by Valerie Carter on Sep 16, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 16, 2013

Hello Valerie, it would help if your re-phrased your question. Prednisone is a medication for any number of medical conditions, and it is towards that condition that the program needs to be designed. Chances are that you need a physician's approval for the person, and the doctor may already se...

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