Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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Ideas for fitness challenge for seniors

13 Answers | Asked by Leslie LaPlace on Feb 16, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 17, 2016

Hi Leslie, dealing with 'seniors' is always a challenge because there is probably not another group with so much spectrum of functional abilities. It goes from completely inactive and frail to fit and competitive. The best ting would be to start with an assessment, and here is a link to a vari...

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Standing TFL Stretch

12 Answers | Asked by Tom Borromeo on Feb 12, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 13, 2016

Hi Tom, yes, it is an error. But you can always contact NASM through email or by phone with the contact listed on their home page. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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7 Answers | Asked by Chelsea Puchel on Feb 12, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 12, 2016

Hi Chelsea, I want to echo the others. Do not stop working the chest but instead try to restore the proper relationship between front and back. Chances are that your upper back muscles are locked in a lengthened position, and I would use foam rolling techniques for it. As a MELT instructor, I...

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how kratom affects the brain?

6 Answers | Asked by Jennifer Kurtz on Feb 10, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 10, 2016

Jennifer, since this is really an ad for "excessive weight loss", it is not appropriate here. Karin Singleton]

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what to say to prospects who are delaying training

8 Answers | Asked by Juliet Gould on Feb 05, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 05, 2016

Hi Juliet, people who express interest in personal training but want to delay the start are really saying that they are not ready now. You cannot persuade them to get started but you can ask them whether the would like to be included on your mailing list for occasional emails (such as the IDEA ne...

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whats preventing my client from being able to do a pushup

9 Answers | Asked by Zisi Wolff on Feb 04, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 04, 2016

Hi Zisi, could it not just be a matter of amount of resistance? In a push up, the person has a lot of weight to lift, usually much more than you would hand her in a dumbbell or barbell. Then there is the matter of shoulder girdle stability. Most chest exercises are done supine where the bench/flo...

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lyme disease treatment?

6 Answers | Asked by Linda King on Feb 03, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 03, 2016

Hi Linda, that's one where you have to follow your intuition because no two cases are the same. Lyme's disease manifests itself so differently. I would definitely get a physician's approval but I am sure you have already thought of that yourself. Good luck. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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How do you know how many reps to do?

14 Answers | Asked by Dani Miro Quesada on Feb 03, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Feb 03, 2016

Hi Dani, as Nancy said, the number of repetitions depends on what the client's goals are. Having said that, if I start with a client who is a novice to exercise, I tend to gravitate towards a lighter weight for at least 10 to 12 reps with just a little fatigue. With older clients I am even mo...

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Fit to Fat to Fit

14 Answers | Asked by NatalieSmith NAPS 2 B Fit on Jan 31, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 31, 2016

Hi Natalie, No, I would not, and I do not believe that it would give me better insight either. Even if it did no harm to myself, I do not see the point. People arrive at the "fat and unfit" state of body and mind in their own ways. That cannot be replicated, yet that is the very state that got...

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PTI attendees, your favorite presenters are..... ?

3 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Jan 27, 2016

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jan 27, 2016

Hi Nancy, all of the above and Justin Price, Sue Hitzmann and Len Kravitz. I also found presenters to be excellent who I have never heard of before, particularly when they are in related fields such as nutrition. So sometimes it's also a matter of taking chances. A greater problem for me i...

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