Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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One adjustable-weight and adjustable-handle configuration Kettle Bell or multiple individual Kettle Bells?

9 Answers | Asked by Tom Scheu on Jan 16, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 16, 2013

Hi Tom, I opted to purchase an adjustable weight kettle bell. I do not use it all that often, and as I share the studio only with my husband, there is no competition for it. I also did not want to use up a lot of space for all those bells. Frankly, my clients did not get to weigh in on that. ...

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I have to pay the gym I train out of a percentage of each session, can this be written off as rent?

10 Answers | Asked by Domenic Micheli on Jan 16, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 16, 2013

Hi Domenic, the percentage that you pay to a gym can be considered equipment rental. It is rather strange that your clients have to pay the gym which in turn pays you. That is not consistent with the status of an independent contractor. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Ok - I did it...newly desinged website now available! What do you think?!

8 Answers | Asked by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Jan 15, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 16, 2013

Hi Lawrence, like it a lot. Well structured and good navigation. I just got a little something, and that may be the way it is on my computer: on your home page, I only see 'WHO ARE YOU' and have to scroll down to see the options. If the master banner was a little narrower, then I would be abl...

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I am adding a group training session for seniors.

6 Answers | Asked by Pete Lyons on Jan 15, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 15, 2013

Hi Pete, I find in one-on-one training, that even de-conditioned older adults above 70 years of age benefit from an hour of training time. Not so much because they are exercising all that time but because they are learning the exercises, and that often takes a little more time. I can imagine that...

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ACE Health & Fitness Specialist Cert vs Speciality Certs

7 Answers | Asked by Jane Grice on Jan 14, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 14, 2013

Hi Jane, I have completed the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) from NASM and was quite impressed with the information that was provided. It was mainly proactive, however, and did not address post-rehab issues. I know that both ACE and NASM have now weight loss specialties but I cannot talk...

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Would you pay $25,000/year for a gym membership?

10 Answers | Asked by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 14, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 14, 2013

Hi Harris, I wished that I could answer from a position where I actually would be able to pay such an amount for an annual gym membership. I can't even imagine such wealth that would make this an option. However, considering how celebrities are hounded, I can imagine that somebody would be wil...

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How would you start with a beginner client?

10 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Hallinan on Jan 13, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 14, 2013

Hi Jennifer, I often took that approach when I first got started as a personal trainer 18 years ago, and I realize now that I may not have served my clients well, even though it was the best I knew then. Scores of people are still started off that way in gyms today. How good are you at fit...

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Who are the staff of YMCA Milton,pa

3 Answers | Asked by David Mottern on Jan 13, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 13, 2013

David, here is the link to the web site: http://www.gsvymca.org/ Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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I am starting a group training program and would like to pass out a nutrition handbook to my clients on day 1.

8 Answers | Asked by Pete Lyons on Jan 13, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 13, 2013

Hi Pete, the 2012 November/December IDEA Journal has an insert on food called 'Client's Holiday Survival Guide' which I gave to my clients. It was possible then to purchase it separately. I looked at the IDEA store and did not see it any more. It was a 22 page pamphlet. Maybe you can check wit...

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Here is a common question I pose to clients, How many of you know what is in and the best food for you dog?

5 Answers | Asked by John Penley on Jan 12, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 12, 2013

Hi John, while this is true, it is also true that our pets are usually on a tightly controlled and very consistent diet. Not only can I tell you what me dog ate today, I can rattle that down for the last month because nothing has changed in terms of quantity and ingredients. Interesting that y...

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