Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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What steps must a trainer take to receive payment through an HSA from a client?

3 Answers | Asked by Katrina Felix on Sep 30, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 01, 2015

Hi Katrina, this question has been asked often, and so far I have not heard of a single case where personal training was reimbursed. I am providing a link with information of what can be used under the HSA, and fitness program s are excluded. https://www.premera.com/documents/022856.pdf Karin ...

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Do you accept online CPR certifications? What about Red Cross?

5 Answers | Asked by Heidi Marshall on Sep 29, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 29, 2015

Hi Heidi, this site here will probably accept anything you enter but you need to check with the organization through which she is certified. Some of them will not accept an online CPR course to re-certify. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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NASM-CES v. ACE Orthopedic Specialist

2 Answers | Asked by Nina Didner on Sep 28, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 28, 2015

Hi Nina, I have them both, and they are quite different from one another. The ACE course is based on the 'Framework Active for Life Series' by Dr. DiNubile, and you will get an array of good suggestions for low back, shoulders and knees. His approach are just stretches and strengthening exerc...

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I am a personal trainer, and I am finding it more challenging to recruit new customers in the fall and winter , any ideas?

7 Answers | Asked by Angie Lee on Sep 25, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 28, 2015

Hi Angie, how about trying to reconnect to old clients who are on their own right now. A campaign for them to avoid the pitfalls of holiday eating and to get a head start into the new year may be an angle to pursue. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Is anyone making a living solely as a self-employed health/wellness coach?Or is it more adjunct to personal trainers/dietitians?

4 Answers | Asked by Amie Dworecki on Sep 25, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 26, 2015

Hi Amie, I don't know of anybody unless you count the likes of Anthony Robbins and Dr. Phil. I personally do not even advertise myself so much as a health coach but weave the information from those certifications into the entire package of personal training. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.co...

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How do I update the expiration dates of my certifications?

4 Answers | Asked by Catherine O'Mordha on Sep 25, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 25, 2015

Hi Catherine, I assume that you got yourself re-certified before your certification expired. You actually have to wait to the actual expiration date. You will then get an option to verify the certification which will get you into a screen where you can enter your new credentials. Karin Sing...

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What is the biggest fitness challenge holding people back from starting or sticking to a program?

9 Answers | Asked by Angie Lee on Sep 22, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 24, 2015

Hi Angie, it is often time and knowledge what to do. I do not dismiss people's argument that they do not have time to exercise. It is also the perception of what exercise is. For example, somebody who cleans houses for a living has different needs than somebody who sits at the desk all day lo...

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what is the maximum amout of time that you can wait to do stretching after doing aerobics

5 Answers | Asked by Deirdre Griswold on Sep 23, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 24, 2015

Hi Deidre, ideally, you should still be warmed up after the aerobic workout.I would not wait for more than 10 minutes until I stretch. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What have you found to be the most informative- online continuing education courses? I have renewed my CPR and now need my 1.9

5 Answers | Asked by Stacy Snow on Sep 22, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 22, 2015

Hi Stacy, here on this site are many continuing education courses http://www.ideafit.com/fitness-products. The individual certifying organizations also have many to offer. Ultimately, you need to decide what is informative to you. CEC credits come in a variety of subjects. Karin Singleton ...

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Hi everyone! Question regarding purchasing liability insurance while working at corporate gym.

4 Answers | Asked by Jason Hwang on Sep 21, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Sep 21, 2015

Hi Jason, you should read the contract with a corporate gym very carefully. Many have a 'non-compete' clause that says that you cannot operate your own business within a certain radius. Taking clients from the gym and training them in private is usually frowned upon. So be very careful what yo...

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