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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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Best exercise machine for bad knees

11 Answers | Asked by Martina Johnson on Oct 22, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 23, 2012

Hi Martina, when I have a client who has 'bad knees' and no further suggestions from a doctor or physical therapist, I tend to forego machines and use an exercise called 'Terminal Knee Extension'. Rather than describing it here, I found a demonstration on Youtube. Here is the link: http://www.you...

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Are you able to support yourself by only doing personal training/group exercise??

13 Answers | Asked by Victoria Ramirez on Oct 22, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 22, 2012

Hi Viktoria, I have do echo Janet's advice. I am doing very well now but I have been in the field for over 17 years now, and starting out was not easy. I had alternate sources of income, and health insurance was also covered. Your certifications will help you but they are no guarantee to get c...

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pros and cons for isogenics?

8 Answers | Asked by Larry Perlmutter on Oct 21, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 22, 2012

Hi Larry, I am also a herbivore who prefers to eat things as unprocessed as possible, and a product like Isagenix would not be on my meal plan. I was curious about it and did the same internet search that you probably did. The first thing that immediately struck was the concept of MLM which al...

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what are some of the objectives in gym facility

9 Answers | Asked by linda eshun on Oct 21, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 21, 2012

Hi Linda, if I had to put it into one sentence, I'd say: "To provide a safe environment where people can go and exercise in pursuit of their personal health and fitness goals." Hope this helps. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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what are some of the buildings your industry occuiped

5 Answers | Asked by linda eshun on Oct 21, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 21, 2012

Linda, your question is a little vague. You can find fitness training in just about any location you can imagine from stand-alone gyms to facilities in buildings of any size including homes. There is even outdoor training. Please be more specific with your question. Karin Singleton www.mel...

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Rowing machine benefits

13 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Oct 17, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 20, 2012

Hi Ryan, rowing machines can indeed be very beneficial because they provide a whole body workout. But I have also seen people hurting themselves, particularly their lower backs, when they do not observe proper mechanics. I have found an article that addresses this issue and include a link. http:/...

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What is the best exercise program, for older adults

18 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Oct 17, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 20, 2012

Hi Delmar, I would not even think about age itself as a determining factor. If you are dealing with a person who has been inactive, you even have to modify your fitness assessment as you would for anybody else. The results of the assessment will guide you in the right direction. One thing to c...

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I am new to personal training

18 Answers | Asked by Lisa Clyne on Oct 17, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 19, 2012

Hi Lisa, congratulations on your certification! I am NASM certified myself and know that you had to study pretty hard to pass. Getting started is not easy, and it will take a while to get a business going. Since you describe yourself as inexperienced in training, having an association at a gy...

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I have an overweight female client who is not coordinated at all (!) and just starting out. Suggestions?

12 Answers | Asked by Alissa Parker on Oct 18, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 18, 2012

Hi Alissa, it is important that your client always feels successful, and if you want to add challenges, make sure they are just within grasp. For example, when performing a seated exercise, have her sit on a ball. Then ask her to lift one leg while doing the exercise. This does not require coordi...

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Best home exercise equipment

18 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Oct 17, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 17, 2012

Hi Ryan, please qualify your question a little: best for what? And: best for whom? The choices are endless, and without any further information, you will just end up with a list of people's personal preferences that may have no bearing on you or the person you are thinking of. Karin Singleton ...

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