Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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What type of exercises are good for elderly Clint's that want to be able to garden, I.e., getting down on knees with a par

4 Answers | Asked by Mary Moy on Oct 24, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 25, 2013

Hi Mary, even though the doctor has given an okay without restrictions, I would ask the client for a copy of the exercises that s/he got from the physical therapist and then take it from there. You should still do an assessment as you would for everybody else, and you will find abilities or l...

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vitamin supplements

3 Answers | Asked by Richelle Sandlin on Oct 24, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 24, 2013

Hi Richelle, for some people they are, and it is generally believed that a multi-vitamin may be a 'back-up' against deficiencies even though this is debatable. I recommend that people get a check-up where blood levels determine whether there are deficiencies, and then take supplements accordin...

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vastus medialis exercises?

8 Answers | Asked by Katie Dunn on Oct 23, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 23, 2013

Hi Katie, my go-to exercise is the 'Terminal Knee Extension', and I found a youtube video that shows how it is done. I use this as my first line of defense when I have a client with knee problems. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oZ9jTA1y4k Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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how can I post my online courses and or dvds?

2 Answers | Asked by Heart Zones USA on Oct 22, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 23, 2013

Looking at your profile, it looks to me as if you have already posted both in IDEA FitnessConnect.

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How can I find clients for my personal trainer studio?

9 Answers | Asked by Wendy Calor on Oct 21, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 22, 2013

Hi Wendy, getting started is never easy, and just having moved to a new area makes it even more challenging. I looked at your website and saw that you have a compelling personal story that should enable you to connect with women in similar situations. There are often fundraisers for cancer, an...

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What is the single most effective marketing tool for a fitness professional?

8 Answers | Asked by Vik Panda on Oct 21, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 21, 2013

Hi Vik, to me, it's still referrals through word-of-mouth recommendations. These are usually quality leads that often result in a new client. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Progamming group Fitness for Special needs kids, ex: Cystic Fibrosis

2 Answers | Asked by Laura Partridge on Oct 20, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 20, 2013

Hi Laura, there are camps for children with CF, and I am sure that the people supervising those camps would be able to provide you with ideas and tips. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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I have a tightness in my rhomboids and upper traps, more so on my right as I am right handed?

3 Answers | Asked by Marwan Killu on Oct 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 20, 2013

Hi Marwan, judging by the picture that you have posted, you certainly have some results to show for the almost daily weight workouts. I am sure you are very experienced in lifting weights. Upper traps often jump at the opportunity to help when they are not wanted, and I suspect that you may ha...

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Water aerobics

1 Answer | Asked by Elaine (Pip) Concklin on Oct 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 19, 2013

Hi Elaine, please qualify your question; it is very generic. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Have you trained a client over a long period of time at no charge or set up a scholarship?

9 Answers | Asked by Aimee Barnes on Oct 18, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 18, 2013

Hi Aimee, this situation is particularly tempting for a rather new trainer who does not yet have many clients, and there is nothing wrong with training someone under those circumstances. I would still try to come up with some form of exchange, maybe a very reduced rate of training. I would also l...

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