Harris Sophocleous

Garland, TX 75040

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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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two ways body composition affects program design??

3 Answers | Asked by troy lebehen on Sep 16, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 17, 2013

Hi Troy, I agree with Susan. It's either the BF% is above average in which case your program needs to focus on reducing it or if it's average or below average then you go by what your fitness assessment showed and what your client's goals are. Sometimes your client doesn't care that much about BF...

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If you could change one thing in the fitness industry, what would it be?

15 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Aug 16, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 17, 2013

I agree with Shawn. I would like to see a better connection and cooperation among our industry, the medical field and healthcare. Our industry plays a major role in the prevention of many medical issues and can help eliminate many of the health related issues our country faces today. This will bring...

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If you could have only one piece of exercise equipment/machine what would it be?

17 Answers | Asked by Shawn Strickland on Jun 16, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 17, 2013

One more: A backpack with a few bricks (or a sandbag) in it! Very inexpensive and the options are unlimited!

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Negative experiences in your first six months as a trainer.

6 Answers | Asked by Paul D Bradley on Sep 16, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 17, 2013

Hi Paul, For me, not doing enough marketing for myself was the one thing I wish I could have done better. I relied too much on others to get clients and that lead me to depend on them more than I should have. I wish I could have done more networking so I could get my name out there and at the sam...

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fitness challenge-on-line or together

5 Answers | Asked by patricia provencher on Sep 16, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 17, 2013

Hi Patricia, Have you heard of tribesports (http://tribesports.com/challenges)? You might get some good ideas from there and use it for your online challenges. I hope this helps. Best, Harris

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