Karin Singleton

Raleigh, NC 27612

In light of current events, I offer training online and also teach some Zoom group classes. The principle as outlined below has not changed but the methodology has been adapted to the virtual world as applicable. Please check my website for more information.

I have been in the fitness industry since 1994, and it is my passion to help people feel and live better. Over the years my training focus has shifted towards corrective exercise strategies.In 2019, I took a course with Gary Ward's concept of 'Anatomy in Motion' which is based on the premise that the body wants to be at its most efficient and will improve its alignment, when movement potential is restored. Together with NeuroKinetic Therapy, it presents a comprehensive method of an initial assessment. The essence of NKT is to identify inhibited vs facilitated muscles in compensatory movement patterns. In 2009 and 2014, I had already added MELT and The BioMechanics Method respectively to the list of programs I offer. MELT is a method through which people can learn to self-treat their connective tissue. The BioMechanics Method is another corrective exercise strategy which is complementary to MELT and the corrective approach taken by NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine). Of course, I am also experienced in the traditional strength, cardio and core training forms of exercise including a multitude of balls, Bosus, balance boards, foam rollers and much more.

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About Me


  • Business Administration, School in Germany

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Health Coach
Expires: Aug 31, 2023
ACE - Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
Expires: Jun 30, 2023
ISSA - Personal Trainer Certification
Expires: Apr 21, 2023
ISSA - Personal Trainer Certification
NASM - Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
Expires: Jul 18, 2023
ACE - Mind Body Specialist
ACE - Mind Body Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
ACE - Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
ACE - Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
FAI - Functional Aging Specialist
NASM - Group Personal Training Specialist (GPTS)
NASM - Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
NASM - Behavior Change Specialist (BCS)
NASM - Golf Fitness Specialist (GFS)
NASM - Fitness Nutrition Specialist
NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
NASM - Women's Fitness Specialist

CPR Certified

American Red Cross
Expires: May 25, 2023

AED Certified

American red cros
Expires: May 25, 2023

Karin's Locations

Evolve Movement

219 Oberlin Road
Raleigh, NC 27605

Fitness Personified Personal Training Studio

5124 Knaresborough Road
Raleigh, NC 27612

Additional Information


$60.00 / hr, Different rates for small groups or specialty instruction such a AiM, NKT or MELT. See website for information.

Payment Methods

Cash , Cashier's Check , Credit Cards , Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • The first person in North Carolina to be fully certified in MELT
  • Gold certified as an ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management Coach
  • Being a judge for the 2012 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award
  • Featured in the April 2012 issue of the IDEA Fitness Journal about IDEA FitnessConnect
  • Manuscript reviewer for the first edition of "ACSM's Exercises for Older Adults"
  • Manuscript reviewer for the first edition of "ACSM's The Psychological Aspects of Exercise''
  • Featured in 'Member Spotlight' in the January 2013 issue of IDEA Fitness Journal
  • Featured in the April 2013 issue of "Walter" magazine teaching a MELT class
  • First person in North Carolina to be certified as Corrective Exercise Specialist Level One of The BioMechanics Method.

Languages Spoken

English , French , German



5 Ratings

4.8 out of 5 Stars

  • by Martin McAlister on Oct 31, 2015

    Karin, thank you for inspiration !

  • by san babu on Jan 27, 2014


  • by Jean Spratt on Dec 21, 2010

    I’ve known Karin for 14 years and been her client all that time. Karin is an exceptional lady – knowledgeable, skillful, encouraging, inspiring. She continually challenges herself through frequent and regular continuing education, as well as seeking high levels of training in current and emerging techniques and concepts. Most recently, she has just completed advanced training in MELT, and her work with me in this area has helped tremendously. I highly recommend Karin as a personal trainer. Regardless of your personal goal - physical conditioning, help with aches and pains, increased core strength, enhanced flexibility - Karin can develop an approach that will help you be stronger and feel better, in a positive and caring atmosphere. Try one of her MELT classes!

  • by Lynda Lowry on Dec 05, 2010

    When I met Karin, I was suffering from bouts of severe pain and weakness from injuries to the cervical and lumbar regions of my spine. Through Karin's skillful approach to correcting my muscle weakness and eliminating my pain, I am a MUCH happier and active person. In fact, I can out-kayak my husband in most instances, and have improved my endurance in other sports such as down-hill skiing. After Karin introduced me to MELT, I started to notice that my constant neck and shoulder pain was disappearing. Continuing to use a combination of techniques with MELT, the pain is non-existant. That, to me, is nothing short of a miracle. I highly recommend Karin as a personal trainer, and would suggest attending one of her classes if possible. Just check her website for dates, locations and times. You'll be ever so glad that you did!

  • by Sharon Glazener on Aug 25, 2010

    I have been a client of Karin's for over 10 years and believe her to be one of the best in her field of expertise. She keeps up with the latest knowlege and techniques for not only good physical conditioning but ways to improve your mental health and mood. I have also found that she has extensive knowlege of ways to cure my minor aches and pains.