Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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What should we do in kidney failure condition?

5 Answers | Asked by miller huna on Sep 26, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 26, 2013

I'm with Jocelyn...refer to a physician.

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How much does a weight loss boot camp cost?

4 Answers | Asked by Adham Adassy on Sep 26, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 26, 2013

Hi Adham, It depends on a few factors such as: -Type of boot camp -Number of participants -Location -Number of sessions -Your budget The price can range from $5-$30 per person/per session or for some boot camps you could pay a monthly fee and go as many times as you like. I hope thi...

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i teach a mix it up class, any ideas for a themed class. iver rides but always for fresh and fun ideas. thanks

4 Answers | Asked by april conard on Sep 24, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 25, 2013

Unless you already doing something similar, once every few workouts meet at a place where there is either sand, hills, stairs or water and have them do runs on that surface. Get them out of their element and make them experience something different :-)! No equipment needed...

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Side planks

9 Answers | Asked by Fran Johnson on Mar 08, 2012

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 25, 2013

I like all three, but it comes down to the fitness level of the client. If the client is new to the exercise, I use the isometric approach as a starting point and then progress up to the other variations.

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Which is more difficult, plank on forearms or plank on hands?

13 Answers | Asked by Kacy Black on Oct 12, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 25, 2013

Since I use this exercise primarily for core strength, my vote goes for the forearms.

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How can I start my group exercise/personal training business in my home?

5 Answers | Asked by Sarah Buhr on Sep 24, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 24, 2013

I agree with Susan. You will need to take care of those steps before you start training people at your place. Better safe than sorry. Other solution would be for you to rent space from a local gym/fitness facility and do your classes there (less headache).

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Hello IDEA community! How do you explain to a client why you require payment up front?

8 Answers | Asked by Yasir A. on Sep 21, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 24, 2013

I always require payment up front for two reasons: -It shows commitment from the client's part. -It's part of my policy and if a client wants to train with me, he/she will have to abide by it.

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How should I begin a SGT class for fat loss aimed at 2-5 people if I only have one person interested so far? Just wait for more?

5 Answers | Asked by Holly Larson on Sep 23, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 23, 2013

Hi Holly, I would wait until I had the minimum number of participants I'm looking for, in order to make my time worth. One way to approach it is to ask this client to bring some people he/she might know and try or sign up for the class. If this doesn't work, then it might best to wait. The reason...

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Is it safe to train the upper and lower body on the same day of each workout?

5 Answers | Asked by Yasir A. on Sep 23, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 23, 2013

I agree with Christine.

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small group personal training

5 Answers | Asked by Shannon Cox on Sep 23, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 23, 2013

Hi Shannon, Small group training can be a lot of fun. It's also less expensive then 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 and there is always the support form the others in the group. For marketing you can use various ways such as the word of mouth approach, go to networks around your area and promote your class,...

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