Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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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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How do I add a studio to my insurance?

6 Answers | Asked by Stephanie Jamieson on Aug 27, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 27, 2013

Hi Stephanie, you should talk to your insurance company about this. I find this an unusual request because usually it is the studio that has the insurance, and the instructors are covered under their policy. This is even more so as you say that you have been hired by the studio, thus being an emp...

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Pain in lower trapezius

4 Answers | Asked by B B on Aug 26, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 26, 2013

Hi B B, I am sorry you are in so much pain. It sounds to me that you have done all you can, and now you should be off to the doctors. I would not assume, though, that muscle relaxers are the only option. It may be nice to know where this pain is coming from before hitting the entire body with che...

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Personal Training Packages. Monthly vs. Packages

7 Answers | Asked by Nicole Molin on Aug 26, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 26, 2013

Hi Nicole, I do neither one nor the other. I start with an intro package of 3 sessions plus the screening. After that, I bill my clients on a monthly basis. I never get into the selling of packages or commitments of any sort. I have operated like this for the last 18 years, and it has worked ...

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Hi! Need options.

3 Answers | Asked by Brinda Desai on Aug 25, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 25, 2013

Hello Brinda, it is always a tough situation when we are thrown into a new environment but it is also an opportunity. Since there are no other facilities near where you are, the students who used to participate in your classes are in the same dilemma because they have no more classes to go to. ...

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Am I allowed to make diet plans for clients?

13 Answers | Asked by Joseph Sardone on Aug 23, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 24, 2013

Hi Joseph, I want to echo Ariadne's advice. I also hold a specialty certification in fitness nutrition, except mine is through NASM rather than ACE. My certification still does not allow me to dispense specific advice. What I took away from my certification is that the possible interactions are s...

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