Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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Has anyone read "The Fast Metabolism Diet"?

3 Answers | Asked by Diane Raymond on May 11, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 12, 2013

Hi Diane, I looked at it at a bookstore. I can see where the allure is. It is a 28-day program which, as it claims, can be repeated over and over. It cuts out all sugary stuff, caffeine and alcohol and really promotes 'real foods'. While it is 'restrictive', it cuts out the bad stuff, and a 2...

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After clicking on this question my logo/picture disappeared...What Is Dynamic Contrast Ratio?

6 Answers | Asked by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on May 11, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 11, 2013

Hi Natalie, same here. I just put it back up .... I don't know what it is. Nothing I need to worry about :-) Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Do any of you include cardio bursts into a routine?

8 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on May 10, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 10, 2013

Hi Melissa, I have in the past with those clients who were candidates for this kind of training. I fitted into their overall periodization training plan. As LaRue said, it can be a lot of fun and very challenging at the same time. At this point in time, I personally do not have clients for wh...

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My 50 year old female client has osteopenia heading quickly towards porosis.

6 Answers | Asked by Sarah MacColl on May 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 10, 2013

Hi Sarah, since she knows that she already has lost some BMD, I assume that the test was done by her physician and that she is cleared for exercise. According to the ACE AHFS manual, the diagnosis of osteopenia alone does not mandate the cessation or even alteration of all activity. In addition, ...

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Have you ever done a job share with another personal trainer?

8 Answers | Asked by Megan Senger on May 08, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 09, 2013

Hi Megan, I have a unique client situation where I share. The other trainer is my husband, and the routines are designed to be compatible. I had been training this male client for many years, and he has a lot of challenges. We felt that a male trainer would bring a different 'feel' to the workout...

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For independent trainers (not at a studio): how do you handle sick days or vacations?

13 Answers | Asked by Megan Senger on May 08, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 08, 2013

Hi Megan, when I am not able to train because I am going to a conference or on vacation, I know it always well in advance. So I prepare for that time of absence with workouts that my clients will do on their own. I don't even bother to try to find a 'replacement'. It's not that I consider mys...

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How many employees can I register for the IDEA convention

1 Answer | Asked by Debora Batz on May 08, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 08, 2013

Hi Debora, here is the link that describes the discounts applicable to conventions. http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-conferences/idea-world-fitness-convention.... The answer to your question depends on the situation of the business owner. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What hotel is the best to stay at for IDEA World?

1 Answer | Asked by Rhonda Brighten on May 07, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 07, 2013

Hi Rhonda, the only hotel I ever stayed at was the Marriott at LA Live which is the closest to the convention, and some sessions are also held at this hotel. I am not sure whether it is the best .... after all, you expect quite a bit for the price. But to me it is the most convenient because it a...

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what is the best personal training certificate

13 Answers | Asked by Kim Huffman on May 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 06, 2013

Hi Kim, none of them are 'best' because they are all excellent. People may have preferences one way or the other but I think if you flip a coin, you cannot miss. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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I need to verify our employee's AFAA personal trainer certification. How can I do this online?

5 Answers | Asked by Sofi George on May 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 06, 2013

Hi Sofi, AFAA is not part of IDEA Fitness Connect. So even if it is listed as a certification in your employee's profile here, it would only show up as 'Agency Unavailable'. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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