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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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10. What are 3 questions you would ask a client during a screening consultation after they have told you they have asthma?

4 Answers | Asked by Ebony Stoner on Sep 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 04, 2013

Hi Ebony, was this question no. 10 on a test? I would first ask about triggers for a possible asthma attack, then about the severity of the attacks (eg. emergency room visit), inquire about the existence of an asthma action plan and ask where they have their inhaler to make sure that I can get...

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I need some advice on a costing structure for a new after work small group fitness class for a company. I don't know how many

1 Answer | Asked by Melissa Crown on Aug 26, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 04, 2013

Hi Melissa, when companies put things into a budget, they usually do not like unpredictable tiered structures. Whether $100 is appropriate depends to some degree on your location. For me here in Raleigh, NC, this sounds about right. I would decouple the equipment from the charge for teaching t...

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How do you determine the starting amount of lbs to weight train with for new clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Tiffany McGee on Sep 02, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 02, 2013

Hi Tiffany, I am with Susan on this. I start with a light weight, demonstrate the exercise and then watch the client do it. I ask the client for feedback like sensations of discomfort and tell them to stop if something hurts. If they cannot complete 12 reps with correct form, the weight is to hea...

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What is the Basal Metabolic Rate and it%u2019s relation to a person%u2019s calorie expenditure

4 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen on Aug 31, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 02, 2013

Hi Troy,QDSYP here is a link with a quick google search to Wikipedia which should answer all your questions about BMR http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basal_metabolic_rate. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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strategies you could implement into a fitness appraisal that would promote body satisfaction and prevent poor body image

5 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen on Aug 31, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 01, 2013

Hi Troy, this is a difficult subject because people come to us usually in an effort to change something about their bodies, often associated with appearance. My approach is to make sure that I am not making them feel even worse about themselves as they already do. This takes a bit of intuition...

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Rhabdomyolysis

7 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz on Aug 30, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 31, 2013

Hi Michael, I never heard of it until now but it did not take me long to find out how serious a condition this is. I can see how it can happen, particularly with younger and, probably, male clients where the trainer and the client are trying to compete who is more macho. I also suspected that is ...

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Do you offer new members a free orientation with a personal trainer? If so, why? Is the session agenda pre-set or flexible?

5 Answers | Asked by Stephanie Decker on Aug 29, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 30, 2013

Hi Stephanie, the following is the procedure at the gym where I teach some classes. A new member is invited to go through an assessment and then at another time through an exercise orientation which is based on the assessment findings and preferences by the client. Assessments and orientations...

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Do you use printed cards to set up stations for a circuit style class for small group?

7 Answers | Asked by Lori Brubacher on Aug 29, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 29, 2013

Hi Lori, I do not teach those classes but a fellow instructor does. She uses a few large presentation size pieces of cardboard with the number and name of the station and only a number on the station itself. I am not sure whether this is easier than the way you are doing it but is seems to work f...

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What should certifications be based on?

9 Answers | Asked by Chris Lutz on Aug 27, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 28, 2013

Hi Chris, I was surprised by your question because the certifications I hold have provided me with great education in the field of exercise science. Not one of them deals with 'trends'. When I look at trends, I assess them against the science I have learned and decide whether to incorporate a ...

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Working with the older population ages 70-90 years. New ideas?

5 Answers | Asked by Donna Teed on Aug 27, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 28, 2013

Hi Donna, you did not mention whether you work with the clients one-on-one or in a group which makes a world of difference because one-on-one you can evaluate the individual and do a program based on your assessment. As you well know, there is hardly an age group as diverse in abilities as the on...

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