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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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What are best practices for safely storing the step platforms, without purchasing racks and cubbies?

2 Answers | Asked by Amanda Brown on Jan 10, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 10, 2014

Hi Amanda, at my center, the platforms are placed against a wall on the short side and stacked like dominoes, flanked on one side by another wall and on the other by the risers. I have never heard of any problems with that arrangement. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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why is my tricep paralyzed

4 Answers | Asked by Terry Myhand on Jan 09, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 10, 2014

Hi Terry, there are a few red flags that to me always mean that a client needs to see a physician. they are: 1. numbness 2. tingling 3. radiating pain 4. loss of function It sounds to me that you are describing 2 out of 4, and I would see a doctor as quickly as possible. I personally wou...

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Hi...im looking for a complete subjective and objective forms for a complete assessment..thank crew

3 Answers | Asked by julio rosario on Jan 08, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 09, 2014

Hi Julio, I am actually not quite sure what forms you are looking for. Marco had a wonderful answer for your business side. If you are looking for forms for a fitness assessment, then you should consult the personal training manual that came with your certification information because it shoul...

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What makes LaBlast different from Zumba?

1 Answer | Asked by Penny Sweaney on Dec 31, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 08, 2014

Hi Penny, it appears to me that the difference between LaBlast and Zumba is the same as between 'Spinning' and 'Cycling'. Somebody hopped on the bandwagon and tries to rely on his image created as an instructor in 'Dancing with the Stars' to get in on the market. I will probably have greater appe...

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Any recommendations on books about the role and power of being positive?

5 Answers | Asked by Kenda Mullert on Jan 06, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 06, 2014

Hi Kenda, I'll be curious about the recommendations by the other trainers. The two books that gave me a lot of food for thought were on the subject of connection between the mind and the body, and how very much one can impact the other. They are a little more text-bookish. The first is called ...

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I'm strongly considering a FNC through ISSA. I'm not finding many reviews online about ISSA.

1 Answer | Asked by Jennifer Masters on Jan 06, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 06, 2014

Hi Jennifer, I have seen reviews here on this website, and they were generally complimentary. I have not taken this course but instead studied for the Fitness Nutrition Specialist course through NASM and thus can comment on that. Since you are looking for the science behind nutrition, I can assur...

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what exercises are recommended for a client facing knee replacement surgery?

8 Answers | Asked by Debbie Zeigler on Jan 05, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 05, 2014

Hi Debbie, a client facing a knee replacement surgery has usually very limited abilities, and many exercises may be painful for this person. My go-to exercise for knee problems, including pre-op and post-rehab knee replacements, is the terminal knee extension. There are several examples on Youtub...

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Hi, any in-home/home gym trainers have marketing advice to obtain new clients?

6 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Cavallaro on Jan 04, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 04, 2014

Hi Jennifer, since you work in-home, you are not visible to potential clients. You can start an outdoors (or mall, if permitted) program which can be as simple as a group walking program with some additional interesting exercises. Wearing a shirt with your name and telephone number is helpful...

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What is the average percentage fitness centers receive from personal training sessions?

5 Answers | Asked by Janet Heiner on Jan 03, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 03, 2014

Hi Janet, as the others said, the percentage is different from location to location but 50 % for the club is usually the high end. You may be able to negotiate a flat fee to pay the gym regardless of the number of clients you train. I had such an arrangement years back and only needed to add a gu...

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i need a drink that will restore everything i sweat off

6 Answers | Asked by Mayson Powell on Jan 03, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 03, 2014

Hi Mayson, it is great that you are so active. It also appears that you are very well aware of the need to control your blood sugar. I would suggest that you talk to a nutritionist who specializes in diabetes management. He may recommend certain foods to consume with water to prevent the spike...

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