Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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What's you favorite motivator when it comes to exercise?

13 Answers | Asked by Ariela Coles on Aug 22, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 22, 2012

Hi Ariela, when it comes to the national scene at the IDEA Conventions: I love Lawrence Biscontini; when he is on the schedule, I'll take his class no matter what he teaches. Closer to home: my dog :-) Take care. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Hi, I'm French and I have a French qualification of fitness, do you think I can work in the USA ?

11 Answers | Asked by AnneSophie JAILLARD on Aug 22, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 22, 2012

Bon jour, Anne Sophie, I am writing the following on the assumption that you have a proper work permit, issued by the United States government. it may be possible that a club lets you work here. However, it may present a problem with the liability insurance that clubs have to carry for their ...

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What is a better certification to take about posture specialist through NPI or the Functional Movement Screen through FMS?

4 Answers | Asked by Scott Bisbee on Aug 21, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 21, 2012

Hi Scott, there is another certification to look into. I am currently studying for the NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) certification, and I am very impressed with the material provided. Not only does this certification include in-depth study about postural assessments but also gives ...

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When I teach a continuing education class for the instructors at my gym, how much should I ask to be paid?

8 Answers | Asked by Raelene Bott on Aug 20, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 20, 2012

Hi Raelene, it looks to me that you are an employee at a gym, and I wonder whether you will teach this class in that capacity and will be paid by the gym or as an 'outside source' and the other trainers are to pay you. One of the questions that I would ask before I would pay to take your clas...

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How can we educate the "average" person about proper gym etiquette?

10 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Aug 15, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 17, 2012

Hi Susan, you just reminded me why I love to use my own studio .... I have seen signs posted in some gyms which appeal to people to be considerate of others. Usually, the people that are considerate would be so even without a sign. And the others ...... well ....... what can you say ......... ...

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American Council on Exercise New York City Chapter - Inaugural Event September 13, 2012 3-7pm

2 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 17, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 17, 2012

Congratulations, Joanne. If it was any closer, I'd be there. Karin www.meltnc.com

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What is your favorite time of day to workout, why?

19 Answers | Asked by Donald "Scott" Davis on Aug 16, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 17, 2012

Hi Donald, if I had no clients, it would be mid to late morning. Practically, it usually does not happen until afternoon or even in the evening. But I am also not competing in anything, so it is a lot less sensitive than your situation. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What ways are you drawing attention to your IDEAFIT profile?

9 Answers | Asked by Stephen Landrum on Aug 17, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 17, 2012

Hi Stephen, I have the IDEA link on the home page of my web site and also as part of my signature when I sent e-mails. I also participate in the Fitness Newsletter through IDEA; this goes out to just about anyone who ever had the audacity of giving me an e-mail address. I mention IDEA anywhere...

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Foam Rolling

3 Answers | Asked by Raven Witchard on Aug 15, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 16, 2012

Hi Raven, I want to draw your attention to the MELT method which uses foam rollers as well but not for myofascial release. MELT stands for Myofascial Energetic Length Technique, and it is a self-treatment technique for connective tissue. It includes techniques such as neck and low back decompress...

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Besides yourself, what is your favorite piece of exercise equipment?

22 Answers | Asked by Michael Briody on Aug 15, 2012

Answered by Karin Singleton on Aug 15, 2012

If I had to choose a 'machine' I'd go with the Power Tower (which is a Total Gym on steroids). It can double up in many ways as a reformer as well.

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