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Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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Squats for legs

4 Answers | Asked by Rodela Nakao on May 09, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 09, 2014

Hi Rodela, Is this a question?

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What's the greatest challenge you face as a fitness professional?

8 Answers | Asked by Alyse Mason Brill on May 08, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 08, 2014

I agree with Sue. People don't not necessary chose a class or a trainer based on education or expertise, but they tend to go with the flow (which it can lead to dangerous waters). I'm also a big fan of regulating this industry in order to isolate all those who come in for opportunistic reasons and d...

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What is an alternative approach for a career change into personal training?

4 Answers | Asked by Kash Burd on May 07, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 07, 2014

Hi Kash, Get a Personal Training and/or nutrition certification if you can because you will need it in order to get hired and work in this industry. Your business degree should give you the necessary tools to either start your own business or market yourself to others (clients and gym owners). On...

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What ideas do you have to build clientele outside of the gym?

12 Answers | Asked by Ian Johnson on May 03, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 06, 2014

Getting new clients is a bit different form keeping clients that will last longer. If you do a great job with your existing clients, they will refer you others (not to mention they will stay with you for as long as they keep getting results and they can afford it). The length of period someone will ...

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Who knows healthy water from a documented source?

2 Answers | Asked by Troy Knudson on May 05, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 05, 2014

Hi Troy, Interesting subject, but I would like to see some of their research which they have done regarding this issue and where do they based their facts. It's true that water filters can improve some of the quality of the water, but they are not providing that much of an improvement. If you hav...

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How long should a boot camp program run?

5 Answers | Asked by Kim McGuire on May 03, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 03, 2014

Hi Kim, This depends on what you are trying to accomplish with your classes. I never run my bootcamps thinking of the price, but rather how much time I will need to get that specific group to reach the desired level of fitness I believe they are able to. I have had groups that they were training ...

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Are you a director of a team of personal trainers?

2 Answers | Asked by Jane Jakobsen on Apr 30, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 03, 2014

Hi Jane, Although I don't have any trainers working for me I have however worked with other trainers and staff to accomplish certain tasks. Your mission statement is something that is unique to your business model and reflects your philosophy. Whoever you decide to hire for this position, he/...

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Bringing in other trainers and classes...

3 Answers | Asked by Michelle Pallozzi on Feb 25, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 03, 2014

To keep things simple (I like simple things) I would charge them a monthly fee and I wouldn't worry to much about how many clients or hours they do each month. Figure out what is a fair price for you and then just ask each trainer to pay that amount. The trainers would also feel like they don't have...

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Looking to sell ad space in my gym

3 Answers | Asked by Joel Dresner on Nov 26, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 03, 2014

Find those products that you like and agree with your philosophy and contact those companies directly. Most of them are looking for places to place their ads in because it could create traffic to their site and help sell their products. The reason I'm suggesting for you to contact companies that are...

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Your Clients Body Fat% Just Went Up. What do you say?

8 Answers | Asked by Mac Dodds on May 01, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 03, 2014

Hi Mac, Even though your question is a simple one it's actually a very good one. Sometimes the BF% does go up and it can be related to a various reasons. Personally, I'm not that concerned if this happens once in a while because that is part of being human and life doesn't always goes as planned....

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