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Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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Do boys do synchronized swimming.

5 Answers | Asked by Paul Barry on Apr 07, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Apr 08, 2017

Hi Paul, this is more a matter of convention than ability. If you ever watch a team of female synchronized swimmers, the word "floating" hardly comes to mind. And think of male ballet dancers when you consider flexibility. I found a video that you might enjoy http://www.ctvnews.ca/sports/all-...

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how to recovery fully after having a surgery on the knee

3 Answers | Asked by Ronald Marsh on Apr 01, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Apr 02, 2017

Hi Ronald, let's start with the easy part, and that's the extra 15 lbs. Chances are that it was not only the lack of 'formal' exercise that caused the weight gain but a combination of more calories and less incidental activity. As we are only talking about 15 lbs, a mindful eye on a healthier die...

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I have a new client, he is 77 and had stroke in 2012

5 Answers | Asked by Janice DeMille on Mar 29, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 31, 2017

Hi Janice, I have trained a client with similar limitations, even though it was her right side that was weaker. I started training her when she was 80 years old. I did as many unilateral exercises as possible to try to bring the weaker side 'up to speed' to the degree possible. I also worked o...

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The best/most respected specialization certifications

4 Answers | Asked by Robert Habib on Mar 28, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 29, 2017

Hi Robert, have you looked at the ACE Certified Medical Exercise Specialist certification https://www.acefitness.org/fitness-certifications/certified-medical-exer...? It is geared toward special populations and will broaden your range of prospective clients very much. It is a full-fledged certifi...

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I'm curious to how everyone here sets up their personal training workouts and programs

5 Answers | Asked by Tyler Freitag on Mar 24, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 26, 2017

Hi Tyler, for clients who do not require any special considerations, I tend to follow a similar workout structure. However, there is one thing I do differently. I do not begin with core exercises but move those close to the end. MY rationale is that those muscles are required for the workout to s...

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Hi guys, are you finding that more and more people are reluctant to sign contracts for training?

6 Answers | Asked by Aaron Cobb on Mar 21, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 22, 2017

Hi Aaron, when I first meet new clients, I require that they pre-pay for an into package with consists of the assessment and three sessions. After that, I bill them monthly for the number of sessions that had with me. Works great for me; I am busier than I can handle, have great retention and...

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Is this a valid studio policy for personal trainers/independent contractors?

7 Answers | Asked by Cindy Hui on Mar 19, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 21, 2017

Hi Cindy, I was reading through the previous answers and your comments to them. One thing struck me is that you describe yourself as an independent contractor. You may think so but this is not how the arrangement is between you, the gym and the clients. If you were independent, then any cancellat...

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Volume

3 Answers | Asked by Haider ALGhafilee on Mar 18, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 19, 2017

Hi Haider, is that a question on a test? If so, then the textbook will also provide you the information how to calculate this. As trainers, we often need to go on a quest for an answer, read information from multiple sources and then come up with the answer that is right for us. During that p...

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Elliptical trainer and tight hip flexors

4 Answers | Asked by Fran Johnson on Mar 12, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 12, 2017

Hi Fran, when it comes to cardio equipment, there is none that does not include the movement of hip flexion. When I see people on the elliptical trainers, I often see poor posture with forward flexion at the hip. A person with tight hip flexors would more likely to assume this posture. On the oth...

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postural assessment

4 Answers | Asked by Ron Dorr on Mar 05, 2017

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 06, 2017

Hi Ron, I am NASM certified, and they have quite a bit of information on your "Now what?" question. I found the NASM Kinetic Chain assessment online, and it links to more information http://blog.nasm.org/certified-personal-trainer/kinetic-chain-assessment.... Good luck. Karin Singleton www.K...

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