Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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How do you feel about before and after pics?

10 Answers | Asked by Yasir A. on Jan 30, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 31, 2014

Hi Yasir, I do not use them for marketing, nor do I think of them as a gimmick. If I use 'before' and 'after', it is to illustrate something to my clients. I use them most often to show postural improvements, particularly since I take pictures as part of my initial assessment. My clients are v...

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Need Advice! First client's quads cramped up after 6 lunges, almost ruined 1st session

11 Answers | Asked by Randi Baker on Jan 30, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 30, 2014

Hi Randi, I must confess I was not surprised that your new client's body reacted this way. You call her 'overweight and undertrained', and the exercises you picked were way too much for her. There seems to be a notion that 'basic body weight exercises' are things everybody can do. But there i...

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Print insurance verification

2 Answers | Asked by Leslie McKeller on Jan 29, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 30, 2014

Hi Leslie, I saw on your profile that your insurance is the Fitness and Wellness Insurance Agency. I have that one as well and was wrestling this down the other day. You have to log into you account at www.phly.com. On the next page you will see an option to view your policy documents. Click t...

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Is it wrong to turn down a person that is a member of the same gym, just have a gym membership. But they seek service from you.

7 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Jan 29, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 29, 2014

Hi Delmar, if you are currently just a gym member and have no arrangements with the gym to train people there, then getting an understanding with the club is where you have to start. It has nothing to do with lack of respect for the other trainers. People approach us not only for our qualificatio...

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Is it wrong to turn down a person that is a member of the same gym, just have a gym membership. But they seek service from you.

7 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Jan 29, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 29, 2014

Hi Delmar, I am not sure I understand the scenario to which you refer. Can you clarify please. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Has there been a discussion of fitness trackers, like Nike Fuelband, Fitbit, etc.?

6 Answers | Asked by Jane Garbish on Jan 28, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 28, 2014

Hi Jane, there were a few. Do you have a specific question in mind? I use the Fitbit myself and just enjoy it for the fun of it. I also happen to run a walking program where everybody got a step counter when they signed up. It is a less sophisticated model but it can be uploaded to a computer...

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What certifications are top in fitness?

8 Answers | Asked by Sam Watkins on Jan 28, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 28, 2014

Hi Sam, I would have listed the same as Janet did. Just making assumptions here: if you are contemplating a personal trainer certification and have a specific place in mind where you would like to work, check with them as well to see whether they have a preference. Karin Singleton www.mel...

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Where are there MELT instructor courses

2 Answers | Asked by Susan Gill on Jan 27, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 28, 2014

Hi Susan (and Harris), yes, indeed, it is the perfect question for me. Sue Hitzmann is currently working on an instructor curriculum, and you should see some information on her website www.meltmethod.com very shortly. I would suggest that you sign up to be on her distribution list so you will ...

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Is home study the best way to get certified as fitness professional? Are there other options?

4 Answers | Asked by shannon slattery on Jan 25, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 27, 2014

Hi Shannon, there are certification organizations that hold 2 or 3 days events at the end of which you take a test and - voila - are a personal trainer. Even though they usually provide you with a book in advance, the set up is such that you will pass the test. While that is a way to get certi...

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is there a RD in the Madison, NJ area

3 Answers | Asked by Sheryl McKinnon on Jan 24, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 26, 2014

Hi Sheryl, for the second part of your question about continued education in the nutrition field: I personally completed the Fitness Nutrition Specialist certification from NASM which has provided me with in-depth information. While it does not change the scope of practice in terms of meal plans ...

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