Harris Sophocleous

Big Bend, WI 53103

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What is more successful to start with in the fitness industry? 1-on-1 personal training, or small group personal training?

5 Answers | Asked by Ryan Hart on Jan 13, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 14, 2014

Hi Ryan, LaRue has some good points here. But, if I were you why not try both? What do you have to lose if you do that? It looks like you have the space to handle it and by doing that you will target both types of clients: those who prefer to train 1-1 and those who feel more comfortable in a gro...

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Are there sample liability waivers on the IDEA website?

1 Answer | Asked by Brenda Thompson on Jan 14, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 14, 2014

Hi Brenda, Here is a link for you: http://www.ideafit.com/pfbundle Best, Harris

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What kind of fitness experience are people looking for?

11 Answers | Asked by Brenda Lewis on Aug 31, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 13, 2014

I agree with the above responses for the reasons that have been provided.

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Looking for personal trainers you look for???

8 Answers | Asked by Thomas yazzie on Oct 11, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 13, 2014

-Certifications -Higher education which has to be fitness related -Liability insurance -References -Experience with what I'm looking to achieve from the training (goal oriented) -Years of practice/experience and if his/her price can justify it Edit

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What do you look for in a personal trainer?

11 Answers | Asked by Carolyn Thompson on Jul 25, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 13, 2014

-Certifications -Higher education which has to be fitness related -Liability insurance -References -Experience with what I'm looking to achieve from the training (goal oriented) -Years of practice/experience and if his/her price can justify it

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Is there bone building benefit to walking with ankle and or hand weights?

18 Answers | Asked by Teresa Maldonado Marchok on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 13, 2014

I would try to use a weighted vest or a weighted backpack while walking instead of ankle and hand weights. But, I agree with most of the answers others have already provided here. Also, if you or your clients live close to the ocean, a nice walk on the beach with the water level between the ankles a...

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What do you tell a client that insists that they can not lose weight?

21 Answers | Asked by Georgia Walls on Jun 15, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 13, 2014

I like to use more their BF% as a measure of improvement or not. The weight can be deceiving and not showing the whole picture. I tell my clients that overall physical condition and state of mind are more important than just a few pounds on the scale. If no improvement is shown, then I look back at ...

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How do you tell if someone is overtraining?

8 Answers | Asked by Jerry Prince on Jul 08, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 13, 2014

Lack of concentration, injuries, loss of motivation, etc. All of these reasons including what everyone else has mentioned are signs of overtraining. This is the reason why we as professionals should be able to spot these signs right away and know when our clients are overdoing it. Waiting until this...

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How do you utilize the "why you became a personal trainer" into your marketing/promotional messages?

10 Answers | Asked by Debi Cristiano on Jun 19, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 13, 2014

I list my bio and expertise in my site in detail, not on my business cards. I do tell people when I network about my past history and expertise as well as my qualifications. If I don't get someone's attention on our first meting, then it's hard to get it on the next one. First impression is always t...

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Would you set up a website with the domain name/ url extension .PT?

8 Answers | Asked by Lee Briggs on Jan 12, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jan 13, 2014

Hi Lee, I'm with Karin on this one. Personally, I don't think .PT would make much of a difference. I like .com or at the very least .org for my sites. Best, Harris

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