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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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What is a healthy body fat percentage?

8 Answers | Asked by Ryan Rogers on Nov 30, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Dec 01, 2012

Hi Ryan, as the others have indicated, there is a range. However, age is also a factor in determining whether a percent body fat is acceptable or not. I found a link to a good table that will give you more information. http://www.atlanticgeneral.org/Main/WhatdomyResultsMean.aspx Karin Singlet...

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As a fitness professional, do you have an obligation to correct others when you're a customer at a gym?

14 Answers | Asked by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 30, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 30, 2012

Hi Harris, I only interfere when it's a questions of life or limb or when I am being asked for advice. I try to tell myself that I do not know the other trainers' goals, and I have sometimes told my clients to do an exercise differently from the beaten path with a very specific goal in mind. ...

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I am going to get the group instructor certification.

10 Answers | Asked by Svetlana Sugano on Nov 29, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 29, 2012

Hi Svetlana, ACE and AFAA are both well-regarded certifications. If you have a prospective employer, I would check whether they have a preference. Else, go with your instinct. Particularly with group exercise, a lot is learning by doing. No matter what certification you ultimately choose, ...

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Has anyone ever tried to grow their PT business by cobranding with a nutrition company?

12 Answers | Asked by Stacey Wallace on Nov 28, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 29, 2012

Hi Stacey, to me, this is a controversial subject. The 'nutrition' usually comes in the form of supplements, which is an industry loaded with unsubstantiated claims and lack of regulation. I have been approached on more than one occasion to sell supplements but have not and will not. Karin...

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where could I get training to be a personal trainer or exercise coach inNorth Dakota

11 Answers | Asked by Cari Kramer on Nov 28, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 28, 2012

Hi Cari, NASM (www.nasm.org) also has an option for online / self-study. When you think that you are ready to take the test, you go to a location near you. This is a company specializing in the administration of tests. When I did it, it was about 10 miles away from me. Optionally, you can go for ...

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is it a good idea to carry personal insurance even if the facility you work at covers you?

12 Answers | Asked by Bernadette C O'Brien on Nov 28, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 28, 2012

Hi Bernadette, I would recommend it. The reason is that somebody may ask you for personal training outside of the facility, and your will have to have your own insurance then. The rates for the professional liability insurance may vary by insurance company. When I carried my own insurance befo...

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Can you properly provide a complimentary fitness session to prospective clients without burdening them with all the forms?

14 Answers | Asked by Gwynn Lindler on Nov 27, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 27, 2012

Hi Gwynn, I was asking myself that question once and decided not to offer such complimentary sessions. My reason is that I do not work out with anybody who has not completed a health history (and physician's approval if applicable) and who has not gone through an assessment with me. By the ti...

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Online personal training

17 Answers | Asked by Martina Johnson on Nov 26, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 27, 2012

Hi Martina, yes, there is more talk about it, and if other people can make it work for themselves, all the power to them. I cannot see how it can be of equal quality, particularly at the beginning stages of training. During the assessment and the first few workouts, I learn a lot about a client, ...

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Does exercise actually make you hungry?

12 Answers | Asked by Martina Johnson on Nov 26, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 27, 2012

Hi Martina, directly after strenuous exercise, I do not have an appetite. But after an appropriate amount of time, my body let's me know that it is time to replenish the energy that I have expended. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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FLU VACCINATION

9 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz on Nov 26, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Nov 26, 2012

Hi Michael, since I am associated with a hospital, I have to get a flu shot. Because of that, I have no choice of strain or delivery method. Personally, I think they are safe. I can see why they would be mandatory in a hospital, and it does not bother me. In the past I would forego it if there...

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