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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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How Often Do You Perform Assessments?

13 Answers | Asked by Andrew Halligan on Jan 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 07, 2013

Hi Andrew, My initial assessment is very comprehensive but it also serves as a 'getting to know you' opportunity because this is often the first time I see a client. I do the normal stuff, measurements as much as possible and a musculoskeletal screening. This is the base of my initial program des...

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How to find more independent trainers...

9 Answers | Asked by Ciara Krokov on Jan 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 06, 2013

Hi Ciara, some certifying organizations have a place to post job opportunities, ISSA is one I definitely know of. Here is a link http://www.issaonline.edu/issa-business/jobs/job-submission.cfm Good luck. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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I am interested in reinstating my certification for group exercise instructor

4 Answers | Asked by christina henchey on Jan 06, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 06, 2013

Hi Christina, I would contact AFAA directly and see whether they will give you any break in getting re-certified. Since it has been so long, they may view this as a new certification. In that case, I would look at all certifying agencies (right here are the career guide on IDEAFIT) to make sure t...

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I would like to know what certification is available for specialising in training older clients say over 50s? Thanks

10 Answers | Asked by Stephen Porteous on Jan 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 05, 2013

Hi Stephen, being almost 58, I like to think of myself as mature but not as old. Trust me, if I were looking for a personal trainer, a title like 'Silver Sneakers Personal Trainer' would not make me call you. All certifications have sections that discuss adaptations if there are limitations of...

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I know IDEA needs to be sponsored, no offense to anyone but Gatorade? The ingredients are not very healthy.

12 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Jan 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 05, 2013

Hi Susan, what you are addressing is the line that is drawn for compromises. It is my understanding that the Gatorade Institute does a lot of valuable research and is an approved continuation provider, even for ACSM. Some of this research, I am sure, is financed through the sales of Gatorade ...

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I would like to know what certification is needed to become an aquatic fitness instructor? I am in Georgia

3 Answers | Asked by Cheryl Williams on Jan 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 05, 2013

Hi Cheryl, many organizations will certify you for aquatic fitness but my vote would go to the Aquatic Exercise Association http://www.aeawave.com/PublicPages/Certification/AEACertification.aspx which has a very good reputation. My reason is that they are specializing in water fitness rather it b...

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What is the ideal career pathway for somone who wants to open an aerial arts/ fitness gym?

6 Answers | Asked by Julia M on Jan 05, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 05, 2013

Hi Julia, it will be easier to make suggestions if you describe your own background. Do you have any credentials in the fitness field or any personal experiences? Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Which is better?

9 Answers | Asked by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Jan 03, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 05, 2013

Hi Lawrence, when I was a trainer at a club, I was an independent contractor (and there were others as well). However, there were also trainers at the club who were part of the fitness staff. What made it attractive for me and for the club was that I was allowed to train people who were not m...

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What are safe exercises to strengthen quads and hams for someone who has had knee replacement

8 Answers | Asked by Marcia Markowitz on Jan 04, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 04, 2013

Hi Marcia, I have worked with clients with knee replacements and am happy to share a program that I have used. Be mindful that every situation is different even though there are 'protocols'. I suggest to look at the exercise that the client got from the physical therapist and check with the PT...

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Scripps College is hiring Personal Trainers/Group Fitness Instructors. Apply at TiernanFieldhouse@ScrippsCollege.edu

1 Answer | Asked by Tamsen Burke on Jan 02, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 04, 2013

Hi Tamsen, there are a few organizations that have such postings as well, one being ISSA. Here is a link where you can post as well http://www.issaonline.edu/issa-business/jobs/job-submission.cfm. Hope you'll soon have a great team. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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