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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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I want to be a personal trainer&group fitness instructor,but I have a BS in Kinesiology. Do I still need to get multiple certifs

7 Answers | Asked by Rebecca Buza on Mar 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 06, 2013

Hi Rebecca, the main reason why clubs usually require a certification despite your degree is that certifying organizations require continued education. That way they can make sure that you stay current in your field. There are many organizations in high standing in the industry, ACSM, ACE and ...

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Im preparing to work with a client with severe arthritis in her hands and wrists. Any website recommendations or trainer tips?

8 Answers | Asked by Jen Banks on Mar 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 06, 2013

Hi Jen, I, too, have one client whose hands a always very painful and who cannot easily grip anything. I sometimes use very soft fleece material and wrap it around dumbbells or straight bars to dissipate the pressure over a large area, and that works often, unless the arthritis is so severe on an...

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Retention Bonus for Personal Trainer: What is a fair rate?

12 Answers | Asked by Kisar Dhillon on Mar 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 05, 2013

Hi Kisar, actually, I think that the retention bonus should be more. Even though, on the surface, it seems counter-intuitive but repeat business is more valuable than having to find new clients over and over. Giving a little more bonus for re-signs gives them the incentive to do their very best t...

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how delete magazine/publication subscription?

3 Answers | Asked by Glory Rose on Mar 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 05, 2013

I suggest that you contact IDEA directly: IDEA Health & Fitness Association 10455 Pacific Center Court San Diego, CA 92121 Phone: (858) 535-8979, ext. 7 Toll-free: (800) 999-4332, ext. 7 Fax: (858) 535-8234 General E-mail: contact@ideafit.com IDEA FitnessConnect E-mail: fitnessconnect...

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Educational Video Subscription

6 Answers | Asked by Guilherme Ferreira on Mar 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 05, 2013

Hello Guilherme, I remember another post a little while back where a person had the exact same issue. She felt that the questions asked could hardly be answered by watching the video. I would address this with IDEA because this cannot possibly the spirit behind those courses. Karin Singleto...

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Want to know what's Fitness' hottest new trend is? Use the information from our upcoming webinar to help your business succeed.

5 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Mar 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 04, 2013

I attended the first webinar and really liked it. It was run very professionally, and I got a lot of new information. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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CEO

7 Answers | Asked by Tony Vignola on Mar 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 04, 2013

No, you don't.

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What are the best foods to eat that will keep you full for a while?

11 Answers | Asked by kate loren on Mar 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 04, 2013

Hi Kate, well I think there is. I swear by steel cut oatmeal for breakfast. With that in my stomach, I am good to go for quite a while. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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How much does a pilates instructor make?

6 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Feb 25, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 04, 2013

Hi Ryan, all the others are right on. The thing to add is also the environment in which this instructor teaches. I teach at a large facility, and Pilates instructors get as much (or little as the case may be) per class as all the others. At a studio in a small group or one-on one setting, this ca...

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Thinking of adding an ISSA PT Certification.

6 Answers | Asked by Charles Bigelow on Mar 02, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 03, 2013

Hi Charles, I am ISSA certified myself but decided a few years ago to obtain the NASM certification because of its standing in the industry. Just check it out. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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