Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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What is a suggested sound level/decimal reading for GX Sound-System?

2 Answers | Asked by Troy Markle on Jan 24, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 25, 2014

Hi Troy, Mary is absolutely right. Often classes are WAY to loud. You can even download a free app as a decibel meter. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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how can i become certified special population specialist?

3 Answers | Asked by suguna arumugam suriya murthy on Jan 24, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 24, 2014

Hello, probably the closest to a 'Special Population Specialist' is the Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist from ACE http://www.acefitness.org/fitness-certifications/advanced-health-and-fit.... which costs $500 or $600 depending on the package you choose. This one includes a book and extensive...

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I have questions about heart rate targets.

8 Answers | Asked by Susan Rice on Jan 23, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 24, 2014

Hi Susan, to add to Janet's excellent answer: cardio machines base their heart rate recommendation on a formula of (220 minus age) x a percentile. As you have noticed for yourself, you are in the 90 % range and feel fine with that. This formula is nothing but a guestimate and can vary significant...

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Having issues with members turning off fans during class. Aren't fans beneficial? members believe they lose more weight.

8 Answers | Asked by Colleen Ingraham on Jan 23, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 23, 2014

Hi Colleen, it seems that some myths never die. The other day I saw those 'sweat suits' in a store :-( If you felt almost like passing out after 15 minutes of teaching, you already have the answer whether fans are beneficial. Do not forget that your personal health and safety should be your fi...

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Working with overweight clients who have been eating low calorie diets for an extended period of time... thoughts?

11 Answers | Asked by Aimee Barnes on Jan 22, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 22, 2014

Hi Aimee, your question goes right to the heart of the complexity of weight loss. As you have researched, a low calorie diet makes bodies really good at living on a reduced number of calories. Other statistics show that even dietitians and nutritionist underestimate caloric content by about 25 %....

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Any advice on training a female client, 55 , smoker, needing to lose body fat by at least 10%, shoulder limitations, & other.

6 Answers | Asked by Dawn Baker on Jan 22, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 22, 2014

Hi Dawn, yes, there are clients that seem to be resistant to all the suggestions we make. Yet: they keep coming back to us for training, and while there may be a lot of room for improvement when they are not with us, during the hour under our tutelage we have the ability to make a positive change...

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I am beginning a free community workout in a local park. Do I need a liability form for participants even if the class is free?

7 Answers | Asked by Andrew Leonard on Jan 22, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 22, 2014

Hi Andrew, Sean is absolutely right. A liability waiver is a must. A:so cover your ground to have permission to use the park. Chances are that the community administration will want to have proof of your liability insurance. I would also include a photo release clause on the form in the event ...

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A new client suprised me by bringing a friend to her 2nd session wanting me to train them together.

9 Answers | Asked by Lori Pagnucco on Jan 22, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 22, 2014

Hi Lori, you do not need to feel obligated to do anything. However, most trainers will charge a different rate when two clients train together within one hour of your time since you have more preparation work for two. That rate is often 50% above your hourly rate. I am surprised, though, that ...

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Hospitals are starting to offer prenatal yoga classes. How is the payment arrangement between the hospital and instructor?

3 Answers | Asked by Jeanette Lake on Jan 21, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 21, 2014

Hi Jeanette, the wellness center where I teach some classes (while not yoga) and which is part of a hospital has yoga instructors as employees who teach pre-natal yoga as special wellness classes. I would be surprised if such classes under a hospital logo would be run by independent contractor...

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how do i obtain past ceus amounts from idea 2013 classes?

1 Answer | Asked by Deanna Foster on Jan 21, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 21, 2014

Hi Deanna, I assume that you no longer have the conference material because there was a sheet to log your sessions. The CEUs per sessions were listed when you selected the classes. Since the information is on longer online, you should contact IDEA directly at contact@ideafit.com . The very fri...

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