Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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Help determining price for a circuit class at an office...

4 Answers | Asked by Elizabeth Sinna on Sep 22, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 22, 2013

Hi Elizabeth, If you are going to offer a class at an office location, it might be best to bring your own equipment (if you have enough for the number of participants you are planning to allow into your classes). At least that's what I did when I offered classes at a similar environment. I charge...

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where do I find documentation of my liability insurance through IDEA

1 Answer | Asked by Dominic Stryker on Sep 22, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 22, 2013

Hi Dominic, Have you tried to contact them directly? You should be able to log in at their site and check/get a copy of your policy. Also, here is their contact information: https://www.phly.com/AboutPHLY/ContactUS/Default.aspx?nav=footer I hope this helps. Best, Harris

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after eating, how long should I wait to begin the exercises?

7 Answers | Asked by Basil Hani on Sep 21, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 21, 2013

Hi Basil, Each person responds different, but usually if you have a regular meal 2-3 hours before working out should be enough. Intensity, type of training and some medical factors (for example if you are diabetic) could also play a part. Definitely wait 3-4 hours after a meal if you are going to...

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Where is the next certification class near or in NJ?

2 Answers | Asked by Pamela Breunig on Sep 20, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 20, 2013

Certification for what? Is there a specific one you are looking for?

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free certifications

2 Answers | Asked by BRYANNA ROMO on Sep 19, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 20, 2013

What is the question?

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How best to handle a client who always cancels because she or her children are sick?

7 Answers | Asked by Aimee Barnes on Sep 18, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 19, 2013

I agree with the others.

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i need a good simple liability form

4 Answers | Asked by Abigail Goldblatt on Sep 19, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 19, 2013

Hi Abigail, If you are an independent contractor I would seek the advice of a lawyer to be on the safe side. Otherwise, your facility should have provided you with one if you work there as one of their employees. You can also check the link below: http://www.ideafit.com/files/Release%20of%20L...

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What techinques do you use to help motivate clients to come in for their sessions?

7 Answers | Asked by Kai Rossbach on Sep 18, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 19, 2013

Everyone here has some great points and there is not much to add. I agree that there must be a two way communication between the trainer and the client. If the client continues to make excuses, it's obvious something is not right. Either they are not happy with the trainer or they don't get what the...

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How do you handle PT assessments in terms of payments?

5 Answers | Asked by Kelly Serfas Bower on Sep 12, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 17, 2013

Hi Kelly, If a client buys sessions, the assessment is complimentary. If not, then I charge my regular hourly rate. There are some clients who don't want to have an assessment done on them mostly because they are embarrassed, but I need to know where they stand and what type of improvements they ...

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How do i get started

2 Answers | Asked by Royce Hofer on Sep 14, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 17, 2013

Ariadne has some good advise for you. First you need to define your goal (get bigger, faster, increase your endurance, etc.). Once you have defined your goal, then it would be a lot easier to look for a program that will help you reach you goal(s). You are not too young to start training. But you n...

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