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Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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Have a client who weighed over 400 pounds, lose 50 pounds in 5 months. Now he put it all back on. Help!!

9 Answers | Asked by Shane Mclean on Aug 14, 2012

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 17, 2013

Clients like yours need to have a supportive environment around them or they will slip back to old habits. It takes a lot more that training and a diet plan for them to change lifestyle and make better choices. If they don't have their family and friends supporting them it's very hard to move on. Ma...

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What career opportunities are out there now for a woman over 50 in good shape a lic massage therapist/trainer/instructor?

6 Answers | Asked by User on Mar 29, 2012

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 17, 2013

Training seniors is becoming the next best thing in our industry. There are some great certifications out there that will give anyone the opportunity to get into this age group. I'm sure by now you must have find a way to get into this field and help the older population to stay fit and active.

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How do you handle clients who constantly reschedule training sessions?

7 Answers | Asked by Meryl Hawk on Nov 16, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 16, 2013

Hi Meryl, If your policy is not to charge as long as they give you 24 hour notice, then you must honor it. You can stop this from happening in the future, if you put an end date for the number of sessions someone buys. This way when they purchase a package of sessions they know there is an expira...

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what type of training do you prefer?

9 Answers | Asked by Dr. J on Nov 16, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 16, 2013

Bodyweight training and running in the outdoors. I also use my ruck (usually 45-60 lbs.) for long walks.

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How much is too much to charge for a one hour personal training session?

9 Answers | Asked by Meryl Hawk on Nov 16, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 16, 2013

Tough question. I would say that if there is no demand for your services because of how much you are charging, I would consider it as a red flag. Also if you are charging a lot more than what your competition is charging, it might also be a bad sign. There is a wide variety of how much each trainer ...

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what are some behavioural strategies for client whose goal is fat loss

6 Answers | Asked by KC on Nov 14, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 16, 2013

In my opinion support from family and friends is the most important part. Anyone who is trying to lose weight a supportive environment around him/her will help to overcome any obstacles (mostly mental) that might arise. The right diet plan along with an effective fitness program are the other two f...

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GOLD'S GYM won't hire you Teaching Classes if you are Personal trainer so being an EXPERT in many Areas is threat ...

2 Answers | Asked by Octavio Pozos Perez on Nov 14, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 15, 2013

Hi Octavio, Karin is correct, the last three words in your introduction summed it up very well. I don't take thinks personally when someone doesn't want my business or expertise, I just move on to the next one. This is one reason why I don't work at or with gyms. I wish you the best and keep up y...

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What are some of the most unique places that you have trained a client? How effective was it?

6 Answers | Asked by Alex Wisch on Nov 15, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 15, 2013

Hi Alex, I train my clients in every terrain possible. Depending on their fitness level and their goals I like to utilize buildings, beaches, hills, playgrounds, open fields, water and stairs (outdoors and indoors) into their training regimen. Different weather conditions can also provide opportu...

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how important are squats and dead-lifts to you?

8 Answers | Asked by Dr. J on Nov 14, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 15, 2013

I use them with clients who need to have them as part of their training. As for myself I do squats but not enough deadlifts.

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Workout With or Without music?

12 Answers | Asked by Dr. J on Nov 14, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Nov 14, 2013

I don't listen to music when I workout. And since most of the training is done outdoors, the option for music is not there. Some of my clients listen to their iPods, especially when we go for long runs. But when I used to teach indoor bootcamps, music was an essential part of the class. I know musi...

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