Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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how does age affect BMI?

3 Answers | Asked by Rebecca Moll on Jan 29, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 29, 2013

Hi Rebecca, age is not a factor in the Body Mass Index (BMI) which is strictly a calculation of the relationship between height and weight. There are other tables that set a relationship between percent body fat and age (see here for an example http://www.apft-standards.com/malebodyfat.html). ...

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Plant Based Diet Blogs

7 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jan 28, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 28, 2013

Hi Jason, I have a great recommendation: http://www.cookforgood.com/. The owner of this web site is Linda Watson who is vegan herself. You can sign up for her newsletter.I don't think it is a blog but I guess it does not matter as long as it is good information. Happy eating. Karin Singleton ...

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What is the healthiest nut butter?

11 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Jan 27, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 28, 2013

Hi Jason, from what I know, each of the different nut butters has its unique benefits. The thing I would watch for is that the ONLY ingredient is the nut itself, preferably organic. Some commercial brands have added stabilizers, and while it's all FDA approved, I would try to stay away from it if...

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Do gym members have a preference for personal trainers hired as employees or independent contractors?

14 Answers | Asked by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Jan 26, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 26, 2013

Hi Lawrence, I have now my own studio, and, before that, I was an independent trainer at a club where I took my own clients. I never had anything to do with the gym operation and did not train the members. Since I wore a 'uniform' that identified me as being independent of the gym, the members we...

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In Home Personal Trainer Safety

11 Answers | Asked by Aaron Boike on Jan 21, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 25, 2013

Hi Aaron, personally, I would not go initially to a new client's home, particularly male, if he had no connection to any of my existing clients. Since you mention that you are sending trainers who may not even have talked to the prospective client, I would definitely make the initial contact ...

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Can any courses I take online apply to my cec's required for Afaa?

5 Answers | Asked by Trish Luckett on Jan 24, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 24, 2013

Hi Trish, since it is up to every agency to decide on CECs, you should contact AFAA directly before you invest any money in CECs. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What do you think about juicing?

13 Answers | Asked by Patricia Longwright on Jan 24, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 24, 2013

Hi Patricia, I personally do not do it. As a vegetarian, I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. But I think it's a perfectly good way of consuming those. Some of the concoctions are truly delicious. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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How do you train the gluteus maximus without causing knee or SI joint strain?

10 Answers | Asked by Dorothy Waxman on Jan 24, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 24, 2013

Hi Dorothy, Natalie is correct in saying that prone hip extensions are a way of working the glutes without getting the knees involved. SI joint may be another story if there is instability causing the pain. What really struck me, though, was the question what made you single out the gluteus ma...

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Has anyone tried surgery to treat achilles tendinitis?

8 Answers | Asked by suzy kerr on Jan 22, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 24, 2013

Hello Suzy (and Natalie), I had not planned on answering this question since I cannot answer your question. I do not have any experience with this surgery and do not now of anybody who had it. MELT is a technique to self-treat connective tissue. I have seen it help in many circumstances. Wheth...

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What are your specialties as a trainer or group instructor?

16 Answers | Asked by Adrienne Vose on Jan 23, 2013

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 23, 2013

Hi Adrienne, you made me think there for a minute. What I enjoy the most is taking on clients for personal training who have challenges that take a while to figure out. I see quite a number of clients with neurological problems and those are both challenging and utterly frustrating. I love it...

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