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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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Jump rope exercises

11 Answers | Asked by Kelli Davis on Nov 16, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 17, 2012

Hi Kelli, I still remember it - does that count? Did you check Youtube? They have a lot of short videos that will give you ideas. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jump+rope+workout&oq=jump+ro... Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What are some really unique and effective ways to get people moving outside scheduled exercise sessions?

9 Answers | Asked by Paul Juris on Nov 16, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 17, 2012

Hi Jessica, my preferred tool is a step counter. It illustrates where they are, and I can easily make a point that parking the car further away and taking stairs does indeed add up. And while most of my clients are not the athletic competitive kind, they are still competitive with themselves. ...

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I have a client who was just diagnosed with degenerative disc disease. What exercises are best and which should she not do?

10 Answers | Asked by Glynis Nelson on Nov 16, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 16, 2012

Hi Glynis, I do not want to belittle this scary sounding diagnosis but most of us at a beyond-youthful age would probably get that attachment. Check this link http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/tc/degenerative-disc-disease-topic-overvi... to get a little more information. Since the doctor has clea...

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How do you use your initial consultation to pre-screen and choose your prospective clients up-front?

9 Answers | Asked by Gwynn Lindler on Nov 15, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 15, 2012

Hi Gwynn, during the initial contact, I try to get a feel for the potential client and give as much information about myself as possible so that the person can assess compatibility from his end. When I start training, I always start with a 3-session initial package which gives me a better unde...

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Thoughts...running with a medicine ball.

10 Answers | Asked by Megan Linge on Nov 15, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 15, 2012

It's always tricky in an exercise class that is open to everybody who wants to walk in. I use those balls as well for many clients but for me it's one person at a time, and I know their abilities. It may be a good idea to have some non-weighted balls for those new to the drill. Ultimately, it...

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Now that I have paid for a personal training membership. Does that mean I have insurance?

4 Answers | Asked by Al Green on Nov 15, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 15, 2012

Hi Alphonso, no, being a personal trainer member with IDEA does not include professional liability insurance. And even though you can obtain insurance through this site (click on the 'insurance' tab), your insurance company is not IDEA. In fact, you can shop around with other insurance companies ...

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Health and fitness daily deals sites

5 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Nov 14, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 14, 2012

Hi Jason, none here either, even though Groupon seems to have a rather large number of offers pertaining to massage and specialized exercise classes like yoga or pilates. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Best elliptical machine

6 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Nov 14, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 14, 2012

Hi Jason, when I purchased one for my studio, I tried out several models and ended up with LifeFitness. However, that is not to say that this is necessarily the best one. What I noticed while bouncing from one to the other was that some just did not 'feel' right. A lot may come down to persona...

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What guidelines do you recommend for women over 50 to acheive and maintain physical fitness?

10 Answers | Asked by Renee Winters on Nov 14, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 14, 2012

Hi Renee, the starting point for any client, regardless of age, is the fitness assessment which should give you a clear road map on how to proceed. Keep in mind that, as women, we have less muscle to start with, and 50 is an age where most women would be in menopause when the metabolism has a ...

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Is it ok to train at 95% of your maximum heart rate?

15 Answers | Asked by Donna D'Souza on Nov 14, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 14, 2012

Hi Donna, I am sure you have calculated your maximum heart rate by the well-known formula of 220 - age. There is also another one called Karvonnen formula which throws in your resting heart rate and may give you slightly different number. All those ways of calculating maximum heart rate are ap...

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