Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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"Come dressed and ready to move" Interview (help!)

5 Answers | Asked by Missy Reece on Mar 15, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 16, 2016

Hi Missy, modern workout attire can easily be interview-appropriate and still workout-ready. I often wear yoga pants with tops that can easily go lunch, interview and workout. Use that one you feel most confident in. We all have favorites that make us feel good. And don't fret. You have been doin...

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Beware of Email asking if you accept Credit Cards from Leonard

8 Answers | Asked by Sue D'Alonzo on Mar 12, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 12, 2016

That is still around? That scam artist does not give up easily (sigh!).

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does anyone know how a cert in NASM corrective exercise or Gray institute 3DMAPS compare?

3 Answers | Asked by Dani Miro Quesada on Mar 11, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 11, 2016

Hi Dani, I have the CES certification and am familiar with the Gray Institute and looked at their 2 minute video on their website. It's difficult to compare the two because the assessment approaches are quite different. They both have merit. It may depend also on the population you will b...

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Does anyone know anything about the Senior Fitness Association's Senior Fitness Instructor training? Is it legit?

4 Answers | Asked by joanne rose on Mar 10, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 11, 2016

Hi Joanne, I took their training about 20 years ago. The reason why you will not see it in my profile is that, at the time, they had some really funny requirements for re-certification and did not provide the material for it. I believe that this has changed. I always thought of them very highl...

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Thank you IDEA

4 Answers | Asked by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Mar 10, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 11, 2016

Amen to that, Natalie. I would not be half the trainer I am without them. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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blood pressure

5 Answers | Asked by Susan Saenger on Mar 09, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 09, 2016

Hi Susan, a hypertensive client should have a physician's clearance. It is possible that the physician will note any restrictions, potentially because of the medication prescribed. Generally, higher reps and lower weight are recommended. Here is an excellent article which gives you good infor...

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What can a personal trainer expect to make hourly?

13 Answers | Asked by Logan Jones on Mar 09, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 09, 2016

Hi Logan, while $1000 per month seems a very low expectation when you work 30 hours per week, getting those 30 hours can be difficult, particularly for a novice trainer. I know from your earlier post that you are still very young, and you will be competing with older trainers who have more experi...

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First time certification

10 Answers | Asked by Logan Jones on Mar 06, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 08, 2016

Hi Logan, you already have some good advice, and I would like to add one more consideration. Many personal trainers have, in addition to their base certification, also specialty certifications, and some of those carry more weight than others. While this may not be the cheapest route to go, it ...

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NASM Women Fitness Specialist(WFS) or Weight Loss Specialist(WLS)?

2 Answers | Asked by Royal Walker on Mar 06, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 06, 2016

Hi Royal, I have them both. Which one to take ultimately depends on what you expect to get out of the course.I'll be happy to discuss offline. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Need help lowering single sided elevated shoulder asymmetry.

6 Answers | Asked by Nancy Latthitham on Mar 06, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Mar 06, 2016

Hi Nancy, I find this an extraordinary request coming from a chiropractor without giving you any further suggestions but that is besides the point. What you have her do all sounds a very reasonable approach. I have often found that asymmetries like that are very difficult to resolve and can s...

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