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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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Any tips about training a client who had gastric bypass surgery 5 months ago & eats 600-800 calories/day?

5 Answers | Asked by Heather Binns on Jun 27, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 27, 2013

Hi Heather, I have been working with a client before and after gastric bypass surgery. Even 5 months after the surgery, she is still under the care of the physician, and you will need a physician's approval. Yes, a diet of 600 to 800 calories per day is extremely low but it is not untypica...

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High maintenance client that demands my time, all the time.

8 Answers | Asked by Chris Graham on Jun 27, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 27, 2013

Hi Chris, I saw that you are working at a YMCA. In addition to the advice from Harris and Susan, I would also contact your management about this situation before you have a conversation with her. That way, you may be able to preempt any negative comments that she may make. You say that she "p...

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Is the Spencer Pilates Certification a respectable Cert?

2 Answers | Asked by nina lime on Jun 26, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 26, 2013

Hi Nina, respectability is often in the eye of the beholder. I can see the appeal: you pay $199, study at home, pass a test, and you will have the required piece of paper which will enable you to get insurance and call yourself a Pilates instructor. I have a basic Pilates certification myself ...

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When is there open swim & gym?

1 Answer | Asked by Marge Bachmann on Jun 26, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 26, 2013

Hello Marge, please call the fitness center you like to visit. You have landed on a web site for fitness professionals, not a fitness center. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Beginning with my first post surgery client, suggestions?

6 Answers | Asked by Melissa Sigler on Jun 25, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 26, 2013

Hi Melissa, in addition to LaRue's comments, you need to make yourself knowledgeable about the nature of the surgery. There is no such thing as a 'major' hysterectomy but this surgery can be complete or partial, and there are different ways how surgeons will perform this surgery. Don't forget ...

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Is there a website that has assessment forms for use by personal trainers?

3 Answers | Asked by Beverly Figueroa on Jun 25, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 25, 2013

HI Beverly, here is a link for the PAR-Q http://www.csep.ca/cmfiles/publications/parq/par-q.pdf. If you google 'readiness to change' forms, you should be able to find others as well. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Great fitness trends for 2013?

7 Answers | Asked by Nikolaj Fisker on Jun 24, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 25, 2013

Hi Nikolaj, it seems to me that I see obstacle races more often than ever before, and boot camp style things still hold their ground. Admittedly, I am biased as a MELT instructor, but I have seen a significant increase there. Interestingly, I notice that some physical therapists are now recomm...

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How much extra should a trainer charge for driving to a client's home?

13 Answers | Asked by Christina Diers on Jun 24, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 24, 2013

Hi Christina, to some degree that depends on the distance you need to drive but I charge at least 50 % above my regular hourly rate. Ultimately, you really have to allocate 2 hours of your time for 1 hour of training. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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If I'm mainly going through home online courses can I register with the ACE and how do I do this?

3 Answers | Asked by Irina Zinoveva on Jun 23, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 23, 2013

Hi Irina, some of the ACE courses require that you go to an independent testing location, and I am not sure whether ACE provides this support. However, there is a very respected personal trainer certification program from NASM which offers options for international participants. I am attaching...

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What do you think is the biggest problem faced by gym and club owners?

10 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Jun 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 23, 2013

Hi Ron, The competitive challenges which many clubs face cause them to contain cost as much as possible. Since so many cost factors like lease and utilities are pretty much fixed, the only other major cost factor are salary and wages for employees. To keep those down, staff often gets paid as lit...

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