Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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I got a client with 50% of rectus femoris R.O.M.? Which strethching protocol suits best?

2 Answers | Asked by Pablo Jose Borja on Jun 11, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 11, 2014

A trip back to his physician to re-evaluate his situation might be a good idea. Also working with a PT could help you get a better idea of how to proceed next with your client. The PT could provide you with some extra suggestions to help you design a better and more effective strength program for hi...

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What would be the best way to buy out a personal training client contract from a gym?

4 Answers | Asked by Cheryl Wiest on Jun 10, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 11, 2014

If you or the client haven't signed any agreement with the owner of the gym, I don't see any problem/obstacle in taking this client away. But, if you have or want to continue any other business dealings with this particular gym, you might want to discuss it with the owner first (since he/she gave yo...

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Does anyone have an NHE Master Trainer Certification? Who are they?

7 Answers | Asked by Tracey Wilson on Jun 09, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 09, 2014

Depending on the type of certification you are going for, they'll send you materials to study (after you buy them) and I believe you have a certain number of days to take the exam once you order the materials (can't remember for sure). I know it's not an easy certification to pass, but if you study ...

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Does anyone have an NHE Master Trainer Certification? Who are they?

7 Answers | Asked by Tracey Wilson on Jun 09, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 09, 2014

Hi Tracey, This question has come up before. Below are the links to those questions: http://www.ideafit.com/answers/is-anyone-familiar-with-nhe-and-employmen... http://www.ideafit.com/answers/nhe-who-are-they http://www.ideafit.com/answers/i-am-supposed-to-be-taking-my-nhe-master-... ...

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Fitness Equipment for my studio?

5 Answers | Asked by Louben Repke on Jun 09, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 09, 2014

Here are a few more that I didn't see in your list: -TRX or other similar brand -Sandbags -Kettlebells -Weighted vests (great for a certain type of training) -Rowing machines (if don't have any) All of the above are relatively inexpensive and they can be used by a large variety of clients....

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Any Tai Chi instructors anyone would recommend on this site?

2 Answers | Asked by stayingfit mom830 on Jun 08, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 09, 2014

Check the link below: http://www.ideafit.com/fitnessconnect

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what's the job of a Fitness Manager?

5 Answers | Asked by G W on Jun 08, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 08, 2014

Hi G W, As Karin mentioned there are many job descriptions the FM has under his/her belt. There is a lot of responsibility that comes with that position because of the nature of the job. The FM is pretty much the leader and motivator of all of the trainers and everything that surrounds them. He/s...

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How do you answer a client when they ask about immediate results?

8 Answers | Asked by Joshua Reed on Jun 07, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 07, 2014

I tell my clients not to worry about weight and forget the scale. I based their progress on the fitness assessment I performed on them the first day they started and then measure it again every 6 weeks. Our job is to educate them at the same time we are helping them with the physical part of the tra...

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For Skype or virtual training, how do you get the client's signature for waivers etc. ?

3 Answers | Asked by Paul Bradley on Jun 05, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 06, 2014

Hi Paul, There are a few ways to go about this. I prefer the first one: -Send an attachment via email and have the client print it, sign it, scan it and email it back to you. -Send it to them via regular mail (it takes longer but it's also effective). -Send the client a copy of your waiv...

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What sort of job are they advertising?

2 Answers | Asked by Sara Díaz on Jun 06, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 06, 2014

If the gym owner offered you to bring your clients there, it sounds to me that they are looking for independent contractors. If that it the case, you will need to negotiate your the fee you will be paying that gym. It can be either a flat fee or a small % of your hourly rate. Be sure to read what ev...

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