Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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How to deal with disrespectful clients?

9 Answers | Asked by Michael Cunningham on Dec 21, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 22, 2013

Hi Michael, the others are correct in suggesting that this is an issue that should be addressed by the parents. As it appears nowadays, though, many parents do not necessarily own up to this responsibility. They may have put him into your program in hopes that you will be the one who sets him str...

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New ideas for my new blog?

5 Answers | Asked by MRS BARBELL on Dec 20, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 20, 2013

Hello, I was wondering who your intended audience is. You are using a lot of very long words that are not in the common vocabulary. I would be more specific and practically oriented. I noticed on your blog on magnesium that you are making supplement recommendations without making reference to ...

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What are some great books to stay up to date in the fitness field!

7 Answers | Asked by Demarques Edwards on Dec 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 20, 2013

Hi Demarques, while not a book on strength training, I love Thomas Myers' "Anatomy Trains" which provides an augmented view of the human body from a connective tissue point of view. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What music would you use for my senior clients all of whom are over 70

10 Answers | Asked by Camille Williams on Dec 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 19, 2013

Hi Camille, to some degree, it depends what kind of workout you are doing with them. When I taught water aerobics, I used waltzes, polkas and marches, and my participants of all ages loved it. It works well for any movement class as long as the class does not have to go 'with the beat' but is mor...

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How fast can you get your certification?

8 Answers | Asked by Thomas Kocz on Dec 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 19, 2013

Hi Thomas, there are some certifications on the internet where you only need to answer a series of questions (very easy from my point of view), then submit them, and if you are willing to pay their fee immediately, you are a certified personal trainer right there and then. In the same spirit, you...

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What group exercise classes are trending? Zumba? Insanity? What will become more popular soon? What should I learn/teach?

5 Answers | Asked by David Lyman on Dec 17, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 18, 2013

Hi David, in the interest of full disclosure: I am biased because I am a MELT instructor myself, and my classes are full to the brim. All those wonderful high intensity and Zumba classes are creating some fit bodies but there are a few left behind with injuries because their bodies were not ready...

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What is the science behind foam rolling, specifically, pre-workout?

4 Answers | Asked by Lynda Ratliff on Dec 13, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 17, 2013

Hi Lynda, Jeremy gave a great answer as the use of foam rollers pertains to self-myofascial release which certainly is a valid technique. I use foam rollers within the parameters of the MELT techniques, and while the goals are similar, the approach is different. In MELT, people assess their...

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How do I collect my continuing education units from IDEA World 2013?

2 Answers | Asked by Jade Baxter on Dec 15, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 16, 2013

Hi Jade, your handout should have contained a sheet where you can record the CeCs for the sessions you attended. Since they are no longer here at this web site, you may need to contact IDEA directly for the form and the information about CeCs, if you cannot locate the information from the confere...

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Is there a difference between functional training and prehab?

4 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Dec 15, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 16, 2013

Hi Andrew, just looked at the article that you made reference to. Frankly, it sounds more like marketing to me than anything else. By that definition, all of my clients are either prehab or post-rehab since none of them are training for athletic performance. I have been training all of them to...

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where can i purchase the abdominal body wedge 21

2 Answers | Asked by Amy Ladden on Dec 12, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 15, 2013

Hi Amy, I have one that I used for years, and my clients love it. I was intrigued by your questions but no matter how hard I tried I could not find a source. I am sure that the one from Stott is identical but twice as expensive from all I remember. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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