Harris Sophocleous

Garland, TX 75040

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How do you handle a client whom is giving negative feedback about your personality?

9 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Aug 10, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 12, 2014

Also just because this one client doesn't like your personality it doesn't mean you have to change who you are. No one likes everyone. If I had to worry every time when someone didn't like something about me, then I would be living in a monastery ;-)!

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America's Next Fitness Star

2 Answers | Asked by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 11, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 11, 2014

Personally, if I can help my clients to change their lifestyle and become more efficient both mentally and physically, then I have achieved my goal. The rest is not that important.

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When was it Advantageous for our Ancestors to have Stress Slow Down their Metabolism? Is it helpful or harmful in our era?

4 Answers | Asked by Alex Wisch on Aug 11, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 11, 2014

Hi Alex, Good question! I think the type of stress you are referring to is different in our era from that of our early ancestors. Today our stress comes mostly from financial and social factors where our ancestors' stress was primarily as a result of facing deadly threats from other predators...

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Best Piece of Advice for a New Trainer

11 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Aug 08, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 10, 2014

Be professional and fearless. These are two pieces of advise, but they have worked for me. Professionalism will help your friend establish great relationships with her/his clients and also give her the tools to become one of the best in the industry. The second piece of advise will help with all the...

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how do you react to a client whom is having an assessment after 6 weeks and the client has gained weight?

9 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Aug 10, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 10, 2014

The others have provided some good points for you. Gaining weight doesn't mean this client is not achieving his/her goals. You should take in consideration the BF% because that is a better reference to go by (I hope you did a BF% on the initial assessment). Also, if the client has experienced improv...

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you have 3 assessments ahead of you but a co worker calls in sick you are left on your own on the gym floor how do you handle t

3 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Aug 10, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 10, 2014

Personally, unless the other instructor/co-worker was scheduled to teach a class, I would go ahead and perform the assessments.

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How do you handle a client whom is giving negative feedback about your personality?

9 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Aug 10, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 10, 2014

Depending on the nature of the feedback, I would try to find out if it was something I did or said and see if it's something I can either work on. As last resort I would also talk to that client.

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how to treat hypoglycemia

8 Answers | Asked by Julie Wilske on Aug 05, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

I agree with the others.

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Leg Curls

6 Answers | Asked by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 06, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

I don't work in a gym environment, but if I did and had the choice I would chose the seated one.

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Do you have any advice for a good Personal Trainer uniform company that does logos?

2 Answers | Asked by Heather Kamenelis on Aug 06, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

Hi Heather, I also do as Natalie suggests and take my shirts to a printer or embroiderer. Best, Harris

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