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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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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 Zinovyeva 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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What should a trainer know to work with Obese clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Shawn Fears on Jun 21, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 22, 2013

Hi Shawn, this is a simple question the answer to which could fill books. My comments here refer to morbid obesity which has already lead to a host of other problems such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and often arthritic conditions of the knees and hips and altered gait. ...

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Obesity Is A Disease

6 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 21, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 21, 2013

Hi Joanne, licensing will be hard to predict because it is ultimately a decision that will have to be made on state level. A good step into the right direction would be industry standards but I do not know who would take the lead on this. Personally, I am prepared and qualified to work with i...

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What do you look for in a dance fitness program?

5 Answers | Asked by Brooke Blair on Jun 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 21, 2013

Hi Brooke, I think that dance fitness programs present the unique challenge of uniting fun and safety. Music moves us, quite literally, and that is a beautiful thing. But it also can cause us to over-write our common sense of what is a safe move for us. From that perspective, I would expect a...

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Obesity is officially a disease.

10 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 19, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 21, 2013

Hi Joanne, you started an interesting discussion. I do not think that it will have much of an impact. Judging from many of the questions placed here on this forum, many personal trainers are already operating outside the scope of their practice. How many trainers truly have 'apparently health...

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