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Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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What is your most effective marketing method as a personal trainer (besides word of mouth)?

4 Answers | Asked by Nick Palladino on Jan 02, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 02, 2014

Hi Nick, Word of mouth it's the best way for you to get advertised. The people who have tried your services and were happy with you, are the best source of information for others to learn about you. Beyond that, networking is the next best thing. Without networking and getting yourself out there ...

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As a personal fitness trainer, what should I charge to conduct a work-out session over the phone that last one hour?

4 Answers | Asked by Melanie Crawford on Dec 31, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Dec 31, 2013

Hi Melanie, I charge the same rate as I do for my Skype training (15% less than my regular hourly rates). Best, Harris

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How do I change the format of my classes from Kickboxing to Zumba and still have a full class?

5 Answers | Asked by Melissa Ortega on Dec 26, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Dec 27, 2013

Hi Melissa, Have you thought or tried to do a fusion class? I know you said that Zumba is the type of class you prefer to teach, so maybe you could mix the two together. Maybe teach Zumba for 60-80% of the time and the rest could be dedicated to kickboxing. This way you might be able to keep part...

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doing push up harm brain nerves

5 Answers | Asked by vijay vyas on Dec 25, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Dec 25, 2013

Hi Vijay, I'm with Karin. This is something to be checked by your physician. It could be something simple that can be fixed with some minor adjustment or it could be something more serious. Best, Harris

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What is your equipment of choice and why?

20 Answers | Asked by Danielle Levitt on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Dec 22, 2013

I'm adding to my previous answer the ruck. The ruck is a backpack that holds some weight in it. It can be bricks, sandbag, kettlebells, weighted plates or books. My choice would be bricks because they are cheap to buy and easy to transport. The reason I like the ruck, is that I can have my clients d...

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How to deal with disrespectful clients?

9 Answers | Asked by Michael Cunningham on Dec 21, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Dec 22, 2013

I agree that this behavior is most likely connected to the way his parents have raised him. I agree with LaRue about making him an assistant. It would be seemed as a reward for bad behavior, which is what his parents are doing. You cannot give in to him and his attitude, because next time it will be...

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How much insurance should one buy for personal training?

5 Answers | Asked by Raul Joey Lopez on Dec 21, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Dec 21, 2013

Hi Raul, I'm not sure if you are familiar with the insurance that is offer thru IDEA, but they have a number of different options available depending the type of training you will be going. Here is their link: The amount it also depends on the locati...

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I am a brand new trainer. I am being asked to do a practical interview.

8 Answers | Asked by Tasha Whelan on Jun 07, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Dec 20, 2013

Great information by everyone. I'm sure by now you have gone through the interview and got the job :-)! For what ever it worth, I would had approached it the same way as the others here have suggested. Best, Harris

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How do you create a personal training contract?

6 Answers | Asked by Roy Choquette on Dec 18, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Dec 20, 2013

Hi Roy, I also agree with LaRue. I had an attorney to write up one for my businesses. This way at least I know that I'm covered from a legal point of view. Best, Harris

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Looking for someone to take over ownership of a fitness studio in Costa Mesa, Ca.

1 Answer | Asked by Jodi Adamo on Dec 18, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Dec 20, 2013

Hi Jodi, There are a few ways to approach this: -You can list it on a various sites (for example Craigslist, local newspaper, community newsletter, etc.). -Contact other fitness professionals in your area to see is if anyone is interested (IDEA fitness site is one way as you have already do...

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