Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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I want to open a fitness studio without any eqquipments and only floor exercises

9 Answers | Asked by Anchita on May 18, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 18, 2014

I agree with the others. Here are the steps I would take: -Certification/credentials -Get a professional liability insurance -Business plan -Survey/research your competition -Find a great location Good luck!

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Best time for Ab workout? The begining or end of workout?

9 Answers | Asked by Bluma Felix on May 18, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 18, 2014

It doesn't really matter. I always include some core exercises in the workouts...sometimes at the end, sometimes at the beginning and sometimes in the middle of exercises/workout. Always try to mix it up to achieve the best results as possible.

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Scoliosis Programming

4 Answers | Asked by Dawn Baker on May 15, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 15, 2014

I know you have a tough situation in your hands, but from the information you have provided I would strongly suggest for you (and her) to get medical clearance before continuing any further. She might not have any other issues, but you do need that in writing and an acknowledgment/permission to exer...

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First client is very limited - advice/suggestions appreciated!

4 Answers | Asked by Samantha Kellgren on May 15, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 15, 2014

Hi Samantha, I know the company you are working for very well. Ask the owner to help you with this client. She is very knowledgeable and she can give you some good pointers. I'm not sure if she has worked with this client before, but she can get you in touch with the trainers who have worked with...

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How do I get accredited to train the elderly? Which is the best agency?

3 Answers | Asked by bill schroeder on May 12, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 14, 2014

I also like the Senior Fitness Association.

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I am new to this and am very interested in becoming a personal trainer but I am not quite sure where or how to start

7 Answers | Asked by Anthony Valentin on May 12, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 12, 2014

Hi Anthony, The answer Paul gave you is a very good one. This industry is a great one to be in, but it requires a lot of dedication and time spent in keep educating yourself if you want to be a top trainer. We all started form the bottom at one point and climb up form there. But, if you are going...

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What style of swimwear are perfect for women to swimming workouts?

4 Answers | Asked by Carly Traylor on May 12, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 12, 2014

Hi Carly, For swimming workouts I would recommend a one-piece swimsuit. I found a couple of links from Livestrong that have some good information regarding your question. As for the brand, I leave it up to you: http://www.livestrong.com/article/246230-swimsuits-for-exercise/ http://www.liv...

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Levator scapula pain and pain in all muscles around the scapula

3 Answers | Asked by Charles Andersson on May 11, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 11, 2014

Hi Charles, Karin gave you some good pointers, but without having done an assessment on you it's difficult to give you any better options. A chiropractor and a Physical Therapist can only do that much. More specific stabilizing exercises might be needed. I would suggest for you to visit a Muscle ...

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Bodyweight certification?

5 Answers | Asked by Joel Dresner on May 10, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 10, 2014

Since you are already ACE certified, you don't really need another certification to teach bodyweight training. But, if you need to have one behind your name in order to do this type of training, I would go for the TRX certification. They do a lot of bodyweight stuff (even though they call their trai...

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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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