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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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what to wear for a corporate job interview

5 Answers | Asked by Dorothy Waterman on Sep 08, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 08, 2013

Hi Dorothy, I would try to come up with a combination of 'corporate' and 'fitness'. Maybe slacks and dress shoes but a sporty top and a jacket that is less formal than a suit jacket but not 'flower power'. Some jewelry, but nothing 'loud'. Very little perfume. It also depends on the corporatio...

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precautions for bootcamp; 56yo female

7 Answers | Asked by s brown on Sep 08, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 08, 2013

Hello, you have all reason to be concerned, and this is a great question to ask yourself before you start. One of the greatest risk in any group setting is that people get carried away and feel very self-conscious to be the only person not doing what everybody else is. As you expect to be in t...

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health and wellness coach certification

4 Answers | Asked by nikky singh on Sep 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 07, 2013

Hi Nikki, another very respected health coach certification is Wellcoaches http://www.wellcoachesschool.com/?page=homepage. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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AS an IDEA member, do we get a discount on renewing ACE certifications?

2 Answers | Asked by Liz Stephenson on Sep 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 06, 2013

Hi Liz, I am pretty sure we don't. I am ACE certified, and never saw that option. You can always ask, though. At worst, they say 'no'. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What resistance training could a 70year old man do that has declined upper body strength and leg strength ?

6 Answers | Asked by Ebony Stoner on Sep 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 05, 2013

Hi Ebony, the program design is ultimately dependent on the result of an assessment, and I agree with Kimberly that age is not the most important factor but the current abilities (or lack thereof) of the client. A de-conditioned client is at greater risk of falling, and an exercise program mu...

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Checklist items for starting my first PT job as a contractor in small gym and in home sessions.

5 Answers | Asked by Paul Bradley on Sep 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 04, 2013

Hi Paul, you really have been giving this a lot of thought, and your list looks great. If your first session is an assessment, I would also add a method of determining body composition or at least a tape measure. I also tend to check the blood pressure, and for that you would need a cuff. I...

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What do you do to encourage positive self-talk?

5 Answers | Asked by Jamie Robertson on Sep 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 04, 2013

Hi Jamie, this is an interesting subject to me because I am constantly working with my clients on positive self-talk. The first thing I usually do it make my clients aware of their negative wording. Often, it is so ingrained that they do not even notice it any more. When I hear it, I immediate...

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10. What are 3 questions you would ask a client during a screening consultation after they have told you they have asthma?

4 Answers | Asked by Ebony Stoner on Sep 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 04, 2013

Hi Ebony, was this question no. 10 on a test? I would first ask about triggers for a possible asthma attack, then about the severity of the attacks (eg. emergency room visit), inquire about the existence of an asthma action plan and ask where they have their inhaler to make sure that I can get...

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I need some advice on a costing structure for a new after work small group fitness class for a company. I don't know how many

1 Answer | Asked by Melissa Crown on Aug 26, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 04, 2013

Hi Melissa, when companies put things into a budget, they usually do not like unpredictable tiered structures. Whether $100 is appropriate depends to some degree on your location. For me here in Raleigh, NC, this sounds about right. I would decouple the equipment from the charge for teaching t...

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How do you determine the starting amount of lbs to weight train with for new clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Tiffany McGee on Sep 02, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 02, 2013

Hi Tiffany, I am with Susan on this. I start with a light weight, demonstrate the exercise and then watch the client do it. I ask the client for feedback like sensations of discomfort and tell them to stop if something hurts. If they cannot complete 12 reps with correct form, the weight is to hea...

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