Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612-3431

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where is my education

4 Answers | Asked by Carol Kravetz on Jun 20, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 20, 2014

Hi Carol, I think you are missing the other half of your question :-) Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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How would clients react if you replaced their reformer class with a chair class?

2 Answers | Asked by zayd faris on Jun 19, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 20, 2014

Hello Zayd, students rarely react positively to change, and if this class it typically full, you will probably have a fight on your hands. Will the participants have other options to take a reformer class or will they be replaced entirely? That would make things worse. The only suggestion I ha...

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Where do I find the CEC grid from the 2013 IDEA world fitness convention?

2 Answers | Asked by Allison Rissel on Jun 19, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 19, 2014

Hi Allison, your conference handout should have contained a sheet where you can record the CeCs for the sessions you attended. Since they are no longer here at this web site, you may need to contact IDEA directly for the form and the information about CeCs, if you cannot locate the information f...

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personal training laws on supplements

7 Answers | Asked by Carol Roach on Jun 18, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 18, 2014

Hi Carol, this depends entirely on who does the dispensing. As an ACE certified group fitness instructor, I am sure you are aware of the ACE position statement on supplements: "It is the position of the American Council on Exercise® (ACE®) that it is outside the defined scope of practi...

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What is are simple, successful incentives to keep clients coming back?

6 Answers | Asked by Kelly Cannon on Jun 18, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 18, 2014

Hi Kelly, there are none. Clients will keep coming back and/or stay with you when they perceive that what you have to offer matches their needs and produces the results they are looking for. You can add value to your services by staying on top of the industry, continuing to learn and incorpora...

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Hot new strength training product?

7 Answers | Asked by Heather L.Bhoge on Jun 17, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 17, 2014

Hi Heather, have you investigated the patent pending process? New ideas are stolen too quickly. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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i need to purchase insurance for pilates reformer classes and am confused by the options

2 Answers | Asked by jennifer OConnor on Jun 17, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 17, 2014

Hello Jennifer, this question will be better addressed directly to the insurance company than to the fitness audience in general. Karin Singleton www.meltnc.com

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My gym will be opening in 2 months - any suggestions as to how to

8 Answers | Asked by Janice Silverman on Jun 16, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 16, 2014

Hi Janice, I have to admire your courage of opening a gym in two months, still working on obtaining certifications and beginning to think about how to get members. Have you already covered the basics of the operation by having a business plan? Do you have the liability insurance in place; you...

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CEC's for NASM at the 2014 World Fitness Convention

2 Answers | Asked by Jason Black on Jun 15, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 15, 2014

Hi Jason, you should be able to. This is what it says here in the CeC information portion of the conference information: "Earn up to 23 CECs during the event , plus 4 to 8 additional CECs available during Preconference and Postconference workshops from all of the leading accreditation organiz...

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is there a recommened music volume/decible level for fitness classes

1 Answer | Asked by Monica McClain-Smith on Jun 14, 2014

Answered by Karin Singleton on Jun 15, 2014

Hi Monica, there is. IDEA recommends that “music intensity during group exercise classes should measure no more than 90 decibels (dB). Since the instructor’s voice needs to be about 10 dB louder than the music in order to be heard, the instructor’s voice should measure no more t...

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