Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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Train a 70yr old client twice a month, how do I track progress? only perform full body exercises for both sessions? Need help!

6 Answers | Asked by Renette Schmidtke on Jul 30, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 31, 2013

Jonathan is correct about how to approach your client. Since you only have 2 sessions a month with him, I would spend my time consulting him and educating him as to what he needs to be doing when you are not around. An assessment will help you come up with the right program for him and also keep tra...

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how do i renew my afaa certification

2 Answers | Asked by Marci Berlin on Jul 31, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 31, 2013

Hi Marci, This is from their site: http://www.afaa.com/100.afa I hope it helps. Best, Harris

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Best Exercises to rate Client Progress

8 Answers | Asked by patricia provencher on Jul 30, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 31, 2013

Hi Patricia, Good question and I agree with LaRue and Karin. There is no definite answer here because it all depends on the client and his or her goals. For example if you train someone who wants to join the military or law enforcement then you will need to use the same test they use for selectio...

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Studio Owners: When opening a studio, is it enough to specialize in one form of fitness and its varieties or to expand to others

4 Answers | Asked by Orlee Glazer on Jul 29, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 30, 2013

Hi Orlee, It depends on what you want to focus on. Think about what your mission and philosophy are (in fitness and in business). Do an online search for "mission statement vs. philosophy" so you understand the difference between the two terms before you develop each. Think about who you want you...

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Keeping clients/members adherent during the holidays

4 Answers | Asked by Ryan Halvorson on Jul 29, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 29, 2013

Hi Ryan, There a couple of ways I get my clients interested in being active during that time. -One, is to either give them a workout to do or do Skype training with me, even for a few times while they are gone. -The other is to ask them to sign up for a race in the area they are planning t...

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How long do you keep client files after they've stopped coming to you?

9 Answers | Asked by Stephanie Decker on Jul 29, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 29, 2013

Hi Stephanie, I'm with Karin as well. Best, Harris

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Motionsoft is hiring a full time technical support analyst.

2 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Jun 19, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 29, 2013

Hi Ron, Has your company thought about posting this job opening on LinkedIn?

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What do you do to get clients outside of the gym to enjoy the outdoors?

8 Answers | Asked by Jerry Prince on Dec 23, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 29, 2013

In Madison WI it's a given that the workouts need to be done outside. Most of my training is done outdoors, so my clients know that this is something that it will be expected as part of the deal :-)!

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Do you take your fitness regime outside of the gym and if so, how?

7 Answers | Asked by jill lawson on Jun 28, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 29, 2013

Most of my clients do outdoor workouts no matter their age and fitness goals. I personally believe that in order to get in good shape one must train away form the gym and use the surrounding environment to his/her benefit. Depending on the terrain there will be opportunities to train different muscl...

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Is there anyone who is a self-employed personal trainer? I was wondering how that is and how you get clients

9 Answers | Asked by Joseph Geraci on Jul 26, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jul 27, 2013

Hi Joseph, In my opinion, if you are going to be hired as a Sheriff deputy you might want to keep in mind that unless you have the same work schedule every week (which I think it will not be the case as a new deputy) you will have hard time finding and keeping clients. Clients have their own busy...

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