Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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My clients weight didn't change but her body fat went up from 31% to 37%. What could cause the increase in BF?

9 Answers | Asked by Pascale Lean on Jul 11, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 11, 2013

Hi Pascale, did you by any chance also take anthropomorphic measurements? Did she complain to you of her clothes fitting differently? Those can be just as accurate indicators of change. Such a body fat increase in the absence of weight gain is all but impossible. Even though her exercise routi...

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how to handle tell a client how to effectively lose weight

10 Answers | Asked by Donna Smith on Jul 10, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 10, 2013

Hi Donna, I am with Ariadne here. Sometimes people do not want to hear what you have to say, particularly since they are bombarded by advertising from 'experts' who tell you how to lose 20 lbs. by next weekend. Healthy eating and regular exercise does not sound very exciting. Having said all t...

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do I need to pay a membership fee to contact a personal trainer?

3 Answers | Asked by Jason Giddens on Jul 10, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 10, 2013

Hi Jason, it sounds to me that you have a specific person in mind who works as a trainer at a club. Nothing can stop you to contact that trainer but if you want to work with him or her at that club, you will have to abide by the rules of that club, whatever those may be. Some trainers also tra...

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I recently became certified as a Melt Method Hand and Foot instructor and will continue with more training in the fall.

2 Answers | Asked by carol jones on Jul 09, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 09, 2013

Hi Carol, welcome on board. I am also a MELT instructor. You come with a different background from most of us. I was already a personal trainer before and, of course, had insurance. M insurance covers MELT. If you have some form of liability insurance for your nursing practice, I would che...

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Tips for putting together meal plans for your clients? How in depth do you go with it?

7 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on Jul 08, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 08, 2013

Hi Melissa, putting together meal plans for my clients is beyond the scope of my practice. I give general information but do not write out what a client should eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and between. But you may have training to so that, and that certification or the licence should speci...

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Are their any coupon codes that will apply for the Personal Trainer Certification?

1 Answer | Asked by Marcia Moore on Jul 08, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 08, 2013

Hi Marcia, I have never heard of discounts given to personal trainer certification courses because of the IDEA membership. However, for conference attendees there is often a discount when signing up at the event. But it certainly cannot hurt to ask the certification organization that you plan...

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What steps should one take to become independent contractor personal trainer?

5 Answers | Asked by Fuad Conteh on Jul 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 07, 2013

Hi Fuad, an accountant will be helpful even though it is not mandatory, if you have the necessary skills. I have a different payment approach. I charge my clients at the end of the month for the sessions taken. I have operated like that for 18 years, and it has worked well. One thing, tho...

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Heart murmur fitness health and fitness considerations/precautions

4 Answers | Asked by Maritza Molina on Jul 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 06, 2013

Hi Maritza, I have; in my case, though, it was completely benign by both the client's and the physician's account and I did not need to take any precautions. I understand that this is often the case. That does not mean it will the same for you. I am sure you have already asked for a physician'...

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Do ab machines work?

8 Answers | Asked by Catherine Tran on Jul 02, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 06, 2013

Hi Catherine, it's not so much a matter of good or bad but a matter of your goals. Ab machines will work those superficial muscles as rectus abdominus or external obliques, and if that's what you want - do it. I found that many clients benefit more from learning to properly engage the layer of...

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CPR course online

6 Answers | Asked by Monique Gaymer-Jones on Jul 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 05, 2013

Hi Monique, be aware that online CPR classes are usually not sufficient as proof for certifications and re-certifications. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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