Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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Total Gym XLS??? I am thinking of purchasing one to train my clients. Opinions/thoughts/reviews would be appreciated. Thanks!

3 Answers | Asked by Nancy Ward on Jul 15, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 15, 2013

Hi Nancy, I have been training my clients on a Total Gym for years and absolutely love it. I upgraded a few years ago to the Power Tower (which I call Total Gym on steroids). It is very versatile and great for all clients. You can also buy a package for Pilates attachments. It's not a refor...

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How are you differentiating your business? How do you stand out in a crowded marketplace?

4 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Jul 11, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 15, 2013

Hi Ron, being a MELT instructor here in North Carolina is still a rare breed. At last count, there were not even 10 of us in the state, and MELT is a connective self-treatment modality that is almost habit forming. I have packed classes, and people come to me for instructions 300 miles away :-) ...

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What i was trying to find out, i have to write a 75 word description of the certification offered by NASM

2 Answers | Asked by Theodore Lockwood on Jul 14, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 14, 2013

Hi Theodore, I suggest that you go to www.nasm.org where you will find descriptions of all the certifications that NASM offers. If you have a requirement to put those into 75 words, you will need to condense what you find into the words that best define your needs. Karin Singleton www.meltnc....

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I start working with a client who has Parkinson's disease? Any suggestions?

10 Answers | Asked by Alisa Meier on Jul 14, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 14, 2013

Hi Alisa, I am not sure how much one can generalize Parkinson's from one person to the other. I have been working with a client with PD from his diagnosis in 1997 to today. He is in a nursing home now. Let me share my observations over the years: it is absolutely possible to make him stronger,...

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I want to access the Articles link on the IDEA website. Server churns away, then 'cannot process' pops up!*#

1 Answer | Asked by Betty Jones on Jul 13, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 13, 2013

Hi Betty, I know they are because I have looked at them a while ago. But I also had trouble with access today and got an error message as well. Chances are there is a problem with the web site; maybe they are working on it. I am optimistic that they will be accessible the next day or so. Ka...

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When working with women or specific groups

9 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on Jul 12, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jul 12, 2013

Hi Melissa, I offer courses for small groups with different focus which may be sports related like racket sports or target problem areas like shoulders. I do that as part of the options I offer as a MELT instructor. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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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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