Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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How do you get your clients to participate in leisure time activities? Or what do you think would motivate them?

6 Answers | Asked by Paul Juris on Nov 08, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 09, 2012

Hi Jessica, count me out when it comes to cleaning and gardening! But I know what you mean. What I do most often when I want my clients to become more active outside of 'formal' exercises is to provide them with a step counter and give them a step per day goal. I found that working very well b...

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How do you market a Niche? We offer pre approved CEUs for NASM and NCSF with our Pre and Post Natal Exercise Specialist Cert.

5 Answers | Asked by James Goodlatte on Nov 08, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 08, 2012

Hi Kim and James, I looked at your web site; you certainly have a true niche there, and I know of trainers who work with your demographics. It was not clear to me which pre-requisites you have for a person taking your course. I would think that marketing to OB-GYNs would be a route to take be...

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I have 2 clients, age 60, over weight, total knee replacement one year ago. what to do next?

9 Answers | Asked by Elizabeth Miller on Nov 08, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 08, 2012

Hi Elizabeth, the key phrase here that your clients are afraid, and you simply have to honor this fear, you cannot talk it away. One thing to point out to them is that life is a series of free weight exercises. Toilet? Looks like a squat me. Picking something up from the floor? Can't do it wit...

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I am thinking about getting the group instructor certification but don' t know where to begin?

6 Answers | Asked by Svetlana Sugano on Nov 08, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 08, 2012

Hi Svetlana, there are many organizations to choose from, and right here at this site is a great overview with many options: http://www.ideafit.com/certifications/group-fitness. Many things that you mention in your comments will be taught there. What ultimately makes a good instructor is a pas...

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What is GRAVITY training?

2 Answers | Asked by Total Gym on Nov 07, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 08, 2012

It is a mode of training where the body weight (or a fraction thereof) is used to provide the resistance in a great variety of exercises. The equipment used is a Total Gym (or its successor, the Power Tower which I call Total Gym on steroids.) I have owned the Total Gym and now have the Power Tow...

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Anybody out there do NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist w/book to sell?

3 Answers | Asked by Renee Schoen on Nov 06, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 07, 2012

Hi Renee, I took the certification and bought the book. It is a great reference, and I do not want to part from mine but I would strongly suggest that you check out Amazon where you do not have to pay quite that steep a price. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Automatic renewal?

6 Answers | Asked by Adam Reeder on Nov 05, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 06, 2012

Hi Adam, same as Janet; never had a problem. Once you get this resolved, do not let this experience cloud your judgement about the organization. I have nothing but good things to say about IDEA, and I hope that it will prove of much benefit to you, too. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Low calorie snacks

12 Answers | Asked by Eunice Gates on Nov 05, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 06, 2012

My favorites are apples (preferably Honey Crisp) and Greek Yogurt.

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Are you using the Client Challenge option? If so, how successful has it been?

2 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Nov 05, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 05, 2012

Hi Susan, I decided not to participate because none of my clients would do well on most 'challenges' even though they are doing phenomenally well against their own measures. I create their own challenges as we workout. However, I can see a place in the context of a corporate program. Karin ...

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What are some good core strengthening exercises for someone confined to a wheelchair?

5 Answers | Asked by Nancy Carlton on Nov 05, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 05, 2012

Hi Nancy, here is my suggestion: Have the person hug a large Swiss ball and ask to hold it tight. Then press against the ball in a variety of directions, asking the person to keep the upright posture and not be pushed around. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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