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Harris Sophocleous

Madison, WI 53718-2936

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how can i become certified special population specialist?

3 Answers | Asked by suguna arumugam suriya murthy on Jan 24, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 24, 2014

Hi Suguna, Here is one more option for you (if available at your area): http://www.nsca.com/Certification/CSPS/ Best, Harris

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Where do you post job opportunity listings to hire independent personal trainers for your gym?

5 Answers | Asked by Jenny Crawshaw on Jan 24, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 24, 2014

Hi Jenny, Here are a few choices for you: -indeed.com -Ideafit -exercisejobs.com -fitnessjobs.com -Craigslist -careerbuilder.com -gymjobs.com -any local newspaper or magazine -LinkedIn if you have presence there I hope this helps. Best, Harris

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What are some health and fitness programs' mission statements?

2 Answers | Asked by Sharmaine White on Jan 24, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 24, 2014

Please be more specific. Thanks.

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I have questions about heart rate targets.

8 Answers | Asked by Susan Rice on Jan 23, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 24, 2014

Hi Susan, I think Janet and Karin explained it very well. I agree with them and if your doctor has no objections for you doing some HIIT, it will be a great idea (for the reasons Janet described above). Best, Harris

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Having issues with members turning off fans during class. Aren't fans beneficial? members believe they lose more weight.

8 Answers | Asked by Colleen Ingraham on Jan 23, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 23, 2014

Hi Colleen, To make this as simple as possible since this is your class and you make the rules, if you think the fans need to stay on then that's it. Unless the description of the class states that there will be no fans turned on then there is no reason why you can't keep them on. I'm sure there ...

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I am beginning a free community workout in a local park. Do I need a liability form for participants even if the class is free?

7 Answers | Asked by . . on Jan 22, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 23, 2014

Yes, you need to have the participants sign a waiver for the obvious reasons. And as far as I know, in Chicago you need to get permission from the Park District if you are to hold classes in any of their parks and you will also need to list them in your liability insurance.

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A new client suprised me by bringing a friend to her 2nd session wanting me to train them together.

9 Answers | Asked by Lori Pagnucco on Jan 22, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 22, 2014

This has happened to me as well. Not very often, but it has. In cases like yours, I would let the friend train with my paying client, but at my client's level of intensity and comfort zone. Although I feel very comfortable training clients who are in different fitness levels at the same time, in sit...

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Working with overweight clients who have been eating low calorie diets for an extended period of time... thoughts?

11 Answers | Asked by Aimee Barnes on Jan 22, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 22, 2014

Hi Aimee, I would refer this client to a capable RD who has experience dealing with clients like yours. Best, Harris

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I am very busy as the sole personal trainer for a closed community and I need to bring someone else on board.

3 Answers | Asked by Joni Siekawitch on Jan 21, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 21, 2014

Hi Joni, Great problem to have. Anytime you have the chance to grow your business you should always grab the opportunity. First, you need to consult with a lawyer to help you write up a contract which you can use when hiring contractors or employees under you. This will ensure your protection as ...

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Have you had any success with muscle-building and strength programs for ultra-marathoners and endurance athletes?

5 Answers | Asked by Aimee Barnes on Jan 21, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 21, 2014

Hi Aimee, Here are some ideas for you: -Kettlebell training would also be a great option for her. -Do the traditional 2-3x/week strength training with weights. -Have your client perform a number of bodyweight exercises while she is running (maybe every 1 mile or so). When she is planning...

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