Harris Sophocleous

Garland, TX 75040

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where can I find training programs for cycling?

2 Answers | Asked by Travis Polon on Jun 05, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 05, 2014

Hi Travis, Unless you hire a trainer/coach to help you with a customized program, you can always search web for one that fits your needs, goals and fitness level. I found many online just by typing your question on the subject line. If you are healthy and with no medical conditions you should be ...

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Anyone know the average wage for a Medical Fitness Director?

1 Answer | Asked by Maggie Barclay on Jun 05, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 05, 2014

Hi Maggie, Unless this person has an M.D. the salary for this type of position pays between $45K-$65K depending the on location. But these numbers are just a guess since the final salary amount will be determined between this person and the company. Best, Harris

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Where do new Personal Trainers train if independent?

19 Answers | Asked by Rachel Langley on Jun 03, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 04, 2014

I'm not sure Planet Fitness lets outside trainers to come and train clients at their franchises (I could be wrong). No matter where you take your clients to train them at, you will need to have a liability insurance and also have that location added to your policy. If something goes wrong your clien...

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What you think about my new Video?

4 Answers | Asked by Izzet YĆ¼ksel on Jun 02, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 03, 2014

Hi Izzet, Although it looks impressive and obviously you are in great shape, it seems to me that the clientele you are targeting must be more into Parkour or similar type of training and activities. I agree with Karin and Noel that you should post videos of your clients working out so others can ...

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It is possible to obtain significant weight loss walking?

11 Answers | Asked by jude spencer on Jun 02, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 03, 2014

Keep it up! Starting is always the most difficult part of any exercise program. Walking is great an it will help you lose weight. I don't have anything more to add to what others have already mentioned, except not to quit. Every 3-4 weeks try to add some extra distance to your mileage (about 1/2 mi...

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safe to jump with bar on your back?

9 Answers | Asked by Susan Gallas on Jun 02, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 02, 2014

Unless you want a lawsuit or an injury in your hands I would stay away from this "exercise". There are so many things that can go wrong with this that I don't even know where to start from.

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Is it worth it for an indpendent contract to set up an account to accept credit card payments?

13 Answers | Asked by Heather Simpson on May 30, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 01, 2014

I prefer checks, but I also provide the option for clients to pay via PayPal if that works better for them.

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How long does the average personal trainer stay in the industry?

7 Answers | Asked by Erica Tillinghast on May 30, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 31, 2014

This is not an easy question to answer. I'm not sure if there are any accurate statistics because there many who might get certified but not all become trainers or instructors. Many work on the side, under the table, part time, etc., so it's difficult to get a clear picture on this. In my 25 years i...

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what is aerobic fitness

5 Answers | Asked by KT H on May 27, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 30, 2014

All of the above definitions are correct (since interpretations vary), but when I talk to my clients I try to make it as simple as possible and tell them that aerobic fitness is when they have the ability to sustain work for prolonged periods (I like it simple :-)).

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I'm AFAA certified and am looking for personal liability coverage while deployed in Sicily.

1 Answer | Asked by Danielle Thornhill on May 29, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 29, 2014

You might want to contact one of liability insurances that provide coverage here in the US and see what other options/suggestions they have. I would think that since you are providing classes/services within that base (I'm assuming this is the case even though you've mentioned NATO base), same laws ...

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