Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

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What holds you back from raising your rates?

10 Answers | Asked by Beverly Hosford, MA on Oct 29, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 30, 2015

Hi Beverly, I am also maintaining rates for long-term loyal clients and have new rates for new clients. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Are personal trainers able to use nutrition software legally?

7 Answers | Asked by Bridgett Gordon on Oct 29, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 29, 2015

Hi Bridgett, when it comes to nutrition, much depends on how things are worded. The RD is absolutely right that you cannot prescribe diets. Nutrition software, on the other hand, is there for anybody to use who wants to use it. I have used such software in the past to show to clients imbal...

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Liability Insurance Questions

3 Answers | Asked by Tom Borromeo on Oct 28, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 29, 2015

Hi Tom, I have been using the one that Jason mentioned for years. They are competitively priced. Since I never used them, I really don't know how responsive they are. The liability waiver I use is one that I copied from a local gym years ago and modified to my needs. Karin Singleton www.m...

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Programming for health conditions

3 Answers | Asked by Delmar Carey on Oct 28, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 28, 2015

Hi Delmar, there is no such thing as a recommendation for that kind of MS because every person with it presents in a different way and has a different starting point. You need to work very closely with the physician and physical therapist and of course need a physician's approval. Balance...

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Balance Class for Seniors - Your Thoughts?

7 Answers | Asked by Tom Borromeo on Oct 27, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 27, 2015

Hi Tom, Cathy brought up a very valid points. Working with municipalities and all their rules can be tricky. Your regular CPT liability insurance should cover you for the class you are planning, though. As for AEDs: yes, they would be wonderful to have as a general point but a class like the o...

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What am I sharing if I do the client share - just my profile page ?

3 Answers | Asked by Linda MacKinnon on Oct 22, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 23, 2015

Hi Linda, when you use 'Client Share', the clients you select from the list will get the link to the article. I use it from time to time and have myself copied. Your profile is not part of the link form what I can determine. However, the monthly newsletter has a link to your profile as well as yo...

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can you suggest some alternatives for the leg press machine if someone has a hip injury that causes pain

7 Answers | Asked by User on Oct 22, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 22, 2015

Hi Robin, rather than suggesting exercises, the client should have it checked out. The fact that her hips are hurting after a leg press and the elliptical machine are symptoms of an underlying problem. Unless it is understood what that problem is, it would be unwise to dabble around. You may make...

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where to find the liability

2 Answers | Asked by Bill Cohan on Oct 21, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 21, 2015

Hi Bill, here is the link http://www.ideafit.com/personal-trainer-forms. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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If someone hires me as a personal trainer on a W-2 basis vs. a 1099 basis, how does the liability insurance work?

2 Answers | Asked by User on Oct 20, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 20, 2015

Hi Robin, when you are an employee (W-2), you should be covered under the liability insurance of your employer. As an independent contractor, you should have your own liability insurance. Just make sure that you read the contract carefully and that you make sure that you and your employer are ...

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Do you need group fitness certification in order to teach Aqua Fit/Aqua Aerobics?

3 Answers | Asked by User on Oct 20, 2015

Answered by Karin Singleton on Oct 20, 2015

Hi Robin, this may depend on the place where you are teaching but usually an aquatic certification is sufficient if all you teach is water. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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