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Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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What are best things to know about working with cigarette smokers?

7 Answers | Asked by Kelly Bunse on Nov 20, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 21, 2013

Hi Kelly, One option to have when training this client is to take him for walks outdoors. Actually walking or exercising outdoors might help with his breathing and it could be less stressful for him as well. Use your initial assessment to determine his level of fitness and the type of program he ...

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to workout with or without a workout partner? what do you prefer?

8 Answers | Asked by Dr. J on Nov 20, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 20, 2013

When it comes to working out, I'm a loner. Sometimes I get my workouts in when I'm training a client, especially when it involves long distances (running or rucking), but in general I prefer to workout alone at my own pace and thoughts.

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membership renewal

4 Answers | Asked by Marie Phillips on Nov 19, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 19, 2013

Hi Marie, Yes. At the top of your profile page there should be a box that it says "Renew Membership". If you click on it, it will take you to the different membership options and then click the one that applies to you. I hope this helps. Best, Harris

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Do you "specialize" or have your own "Niche"?

14 Answers | Asked by Rachel Baker on Jul 11, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 18, 2013

I like to work with clients who are interested in obstacle course races, distance running and joining the military, police or fire departments. This doesn't mean I will not take any other type of clients. It identifies more with my personality and my experience as a trainer and a person. Outdoor tra...

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Do you design your own website or did you hire someone? I lost my web designer need a new one. Any recommendations?

16 Answers | Asked by Lisa Lorraine Taylor on Jul 19, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 18, 2013

You can try to contact a local university or college to see if any of their art and Designing or IT students would be interested in helping you setting up your site. They can do it for a very cheap price or as part of their projects for their classes. Another way would be for you to do it yourself (...

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What is the best way to market an at-home personal training business?

11 Answers | Asked by Leah Thompson on Sep 07, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 18, 2013

You already have some great responses here. I would only add posting on different meet-up groups, community and/or apartment complexes' websites and locations, Facebook and even Craigslist. Word of mouth is a very effective way to advertise your business and get some referrals as well. Also by donat...

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Favorite Resources

8 Answers | Asked by Shane Fennelly on Aug 15, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 18, 2013

Strength and Conditioning Journal and IDEA fitness Journal are two journals I like and recommend.

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I am 5/6 and weigh 208 lbs. I get weak and shaky and sweat when I do the simplest things like raking leaves. What kind of excers

7 Answers | Asked by dana Allen on Nov 14, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 18, 2013

Hi Dana, I agree with the others as well. Once you get cleared by your doctor, try to engage into a walking program that is done mostly (if not entirely) outdoors adding some hills and stairs (if possible). If you like to rake leafs then do that activity as often as you can. If you like to mow yo...

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How do you create a fitness folowwing?

9 Answers | Asked by Maria Rice on Nov 08, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 17, 2013

One more thing you can try is to hold free classes once a week, so you can have people try out your classes, style and training philosophy. If they like it, then your classes will grow with paying clients. Also, offer gift certificates at a various events such as fundraising silent auctions and do a...

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How Can I Drop 10lbs in 1 month - and have fun doing it?!

11 Answers | Asked by Betty Shurin AKA 'Hoops' on Jul 13, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 17, 2013

I'm with Susan on this one. It all depends on the person's weight, body fat % and fitness level. If you are talking about an overweight person dropping 10 pounds in a month it's really not that hard to do (I don't know about the fun factor). If you are talking about someone who is not overweight los...

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