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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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Are there guidelines or regulations for maximum numbers of participants in a group exercise class?

10 Answers | Asked by rose payne on Oct 09, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 09, 2012

Hi Rose, none that I know of. In most facilities, it's mainly a matter of logistics with the size of the exercise space being the limiting factor or the amount of equipment (eg. balls, bands, etc.). Some facilities may self-impose limits or have two instructors for some classes when participation...

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Nutrition Certification

7 Answers | Asked by Marlene Martinez on Oct 08, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 08, 2012

Hi Marlene, have you looked at NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist? I took it a while back and liked what they provided in terms of textbook and online material. It goes into a LOT of detail. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Wellness Hotels

4 Answers | Asked by Patricia Longwright on Oct 08, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 08, 2012

Hi Patricia, some of my clients have been to those laps of luxury, and they came back with rave reviews. One of them was Canyon Ranch. By all appearances, they have great staff, classes of every sort in addition to personal services. They usually also have counselors in stress management, nutriti...

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Best Fitness Book

9 Answers | Asked by Martina Johnson on Oct 07, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 08, 2012

Hi Martina, you leave the question very open because you did not specify the sort of beginner you have in mind. Since you are here at the IDEA web site, I assume that you are more than a lay person looking for exercise advice. Obviously, you have already noticed that there are enough fitness ...

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what are the best fitness\nutrition apps for iphone and android?

11 Answers | Asked by Sherry Schnapp on Oct 05, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 07, 2012

Hi Sherry, I like 'Calorie Counter Pro' by MyNetDiary. Good luck with your group. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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when is the next certification to be held in georgia?

2 Answers | Asked by CAROL BROWN on Oct 05, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 05, 2012

Hi Carol, you'll have to go the web site of the certifying organization itself. Karin Sngleton www.meltnc.com

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"OBESITY" A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT?

9 Answers | Asked by Michael Saiz on Oct 04, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 05, 2012

Hi Michael, I suppose you refer to the fact that more and more younger people are overweight and de-conditioned and therefore would not be able to meet the requirements to join the military. This is the only context in which I have heard this mentioned. Since the United States has an all-voluntee...

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Where can I find a simple health questionaire for my clients?

7 Answers | Asked by Christian Venzlaff on Oct 04, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 05, 2012

Hi Christian, I just did a quick Google search and was surprised how many I found. All I entered was 'personal training health questionnaire'. Here is one example which is very similar to the form that I am using. http://www.evolutioniwc.com/images/pdf/health.pdf. You will also see sample physici...

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How do you handle missed sessions by one or two clients that are part of a small group training.

7 Answers | Asked by Mariu Garcia on Oct 04, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 04, 2012

Hi Mariu, partner / small group training is always tricky for that very reason. Personally, I believe that you have found an excellent solution. I also like it that you have clearly communicated your policy to the three participants. It sounds to me that the one person complaining is the one ...

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Abdominal training every day or only 1-2 days/week?

8 Answers | Asked by Cheryl Sacks on Oct 03, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 03, 2012

Hi Cheryl, interesting question because it comes down to a matter of philosophy. Personally, I instruct my client in the proper use of the so-called core muscles in anything they do, and I include hip complex and shoulder girdle in my definition of core. With that in mind, I no longer do 'abdo...

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