Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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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 . . 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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I got my certification in July, having a hard time finding clients

7 Answers | Asked by toni slowinski on Dec 11, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 11, 2013

Hi Toni, Ariadne makes some excellent points. Training out of your own home is great but it gives you little visibility, and that makes getting started even more challenging. You mention that you had 6 clients at one point. What happened to them? With the New Year's resolution approaching, how...

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What are your suggestions to encourage a transgender athlete to compete in events segregated by male and female divisions?

4 Answers | Asked by Alex Wisch on Dec 07, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 08, 2013

Hi Alex, this is really an interesting question, and I was reminded of the controversy of the South African athlete Caster Senenya even though she may not be described as a transgender person. It appears that this is mainly controversial when persons with male physiology but female gender iden...

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How to create a personal trainer resume for a newly certified personal trainer

4 Answers | Asked by Beverly Figueroa on Dec 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 06, 2013

Hi Beverly, I just want to add a few pointers to LaRue's comments: I am sure you got your personal trainer credentials because you have a passion for personal fitness, and in your case that should be on your resume as well. If you have participated in any sports (or still are), this is a skill se...

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What kind of clients would I market to for training during daytime hours (7:30am - 4:00pm)?

8 Answers | Asked by Melanie Fensick on Dec 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 06, 2013

Hi Melanie, personally, I do not train early in the morning and usually do not even start before 9 AM. Even though the others are correct in saying that people are very flexible nowadays, I only have one client in that group who still works, and I train her in her lunch hour. All the others are r...

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Do you/your facility pay for staff certifications and/or continuing education?

7 Answers | Asked by Steve Oswald on Dec 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 06, 2013

Hi Steve, there club where I teach does not offer any contributions towards certifications, renewals and continued education. However, they make an effort for continued education providers to come on site. That is often discounted for the staff but only because of the organization that provides t...

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