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Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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What is the average number of clients you have at one time?

9 Answers | Asked by Jerry Prince on Jul 21, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 25, 2013

I usually train 1 or 2 at the same time, but in general I have anywhere between 8-10 clients at the any given time.

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How do I not get an injury while training for a marathon?

11 Answers | Asked by Eunice Gates on Dec 17, 2012

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 25, 2013

Good responses. My suggestions would be listen to your body, maybe hire a running coach if you can, get enough rest, eat well, increase your mileage slowly and methodically, hydrate, take care of your feet and have a realistic plan.

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Do you reprimand your clients when they chew gum while they exercise?

18 Answers | Asked by Debbie Russell on Aug 12, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 25, 2013

I really don't care if they chew gum or not. If they can do both at the same time, more power to them :-)!

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If you could start over in the industry, what 2 things do you wish you'd have known then, that you know now?

12 Answers | Asked by Lisa Lorraine Taylor on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 25, 2013

Marketing and networking. These two are the most important factors when it comes to growing a business and I wish I knew then what I know now :-).

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What is your personal credo?

7 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 11, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 24, 2013

Learn from my mistakes so I won't repeat them.

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On Trainer- Client relationship: 101 ways to frustrate your personal fitness trainer?

23 Answers | Asked by Henry Eliperia on Jul 09, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 24, 2013

Excuses Canceling their sessions at the last minute Showing up late

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industry standard for client referral fees

8 Answers | Asked by Aminanda Aminanda on Dec 19, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 24, 2013

I don't have such fees. If someone is more qualified than me on a specific method or training technique and he/she will be better for my client, then I just refer them to that trainer with no additional fees.

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How can trainers help clients get past body image hang-ups and instead concentrate on overall health and fitness?

16 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 24, 2013

I like to set realistic and attainable goals for my clients. The body image issue will slowly disappear when they realize they are achieving their goals and continue to improve. If they don't reach their goals then other factors are coming into play (such as disappointment, lack of self-esteem, etc....

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List 5 things you do to prepare for teaching a class.

9 Answers | Asked by jill lawson on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 23, 2013

30 minutes before the class: 1. Make sure I'm not late. 2. Have all the equipment I will need ready. 3. Inspect the area/room. 4. Make sure I have any extra waivers with me. 5. I don't spend to much time thinking about it and try stay relaxed.

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beginning pay for new instructors

7 Answers | Asked by JENNY HEDEEN on Nov 21, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 23, 2013

Hi Jenny, You have some great responses here and I agree with the others. Clubs will pay a fixed salary or hourly wage especially if you going to work as one of their employee. But, if you try to go to a studio of a gym where you could work as an independent contractor, then you will be able to n...

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