Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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I have a BS in Healthcare Management & MBA. Should I now focus on a PT and Lifestyle and Weight Management Cert?

4 Answers | Asked by Catricia Roberson on May 17, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 18, 2014

Hello Catricia, congratulations on your accomplishments! It is wonderful that you want to take your personal experience and turn it into something to share with others. You will need a certification at any rate. I believe even a fitness-related degree will not suffice to get liability insur...

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Which is better: The Fitness Nutrition Certificcation, the Weight Managment Certification, or the Health Coach Certification?

1 Answer | Asked by Missy Reece on May 16, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 16, 2014

Hi MIssy, neither one of them. I have all three, and they have all different targets, even though there is some overlap. The question to post is what it is you are trying to accomplish. A fitness nutrition certification will give you a LOT of information about food and the way the body process...

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Scoliosis Programming

3 Answers | Asked by Dawn Baker on May 15, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 15, 2014

Hi Dawn, I know that what I am going to say is not what you want to hear: I would not train this client without a physician's approval. Who knows what you are dealing with: high blood pressure (uncontrolled?), diabetes, hyperlipidemia? I realize that your heart is in the right place and that y...

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free cec

5 Answers | Asked by Sandy Scamman on May 15, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 15, 2014

.... and the question is ....?

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Guidelines for weight loss

3 Answers | Asked by Jean Abeles on May 13, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 14, 2014

Hi Jean, here is the ACSM position stand on physical activity and weight loss http://www.acsm.org/about-acsm/media-room/acsm-in-the-news/2011/08/01/ac.... Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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I'm about to take my ACSM GEI exam, is it better to specialize in the fitness industry?

3 Answers | Asked by Debbie Strauch CPT-CES, RYT-200 on May 13, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 13, 2014

Hi Debbie, personally I always looked at group fitness as an add-on to my personal training. There is value of being exposed to a large group of people. I have never seen a group fitness instructor, though, who was able to make REAL money with group exercise even if many classes a day are taught ...

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How do I get accredited to train the elderly? Which is the best agency?

3 Answers | Asked by bill schroeder on May 12, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 12, 2014

Hi Bill, my vote goes to the Senior Fitness Association http://www.seniorfitness.net/. While all major organizations have some information on senior fitness, this is the only one (I know of) that specializes exclusively in it. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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What style of swimwear are perfect for women to swimming workouts?

4 Answers | Asked by Carly Traylor on May 12, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 12, 2014

Hi Carly, in the event that you are looking more towards water aerobic, there is a great company that specializes in good sports wear for this exercise http://www.h2owear.com/. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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Is 3 years ago BLS certificate fit for the FNS course?

1 Answer | Asked by Lihong Ou on May 12, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 12, 2014

Hi Lihong, in the US, CPR certifications are valid for 2 years, and they have the date written on them until which they are valid. It will be best if you direct this question directly to the education specialists as NASM www.nasm.org. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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How Would You Rate This App For Personal Trainers

1 Answer | Asked by Eric Watson on May 11, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on May 11, 2014

Hi Eric, this could a nice little depository for data. When I first looked at it, I was under the impression that the tests were pre-formatted but when I downloaded the app, I found that you can enter your own tests which gives this app a lot of flexibility not only for a personal trainer but als...

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