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Harris Sophocleous

Garland, TX 75040

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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 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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When do you do your own workouts, and how do you fit them in around clients?

25 Answers | Asked by Sandy Todd Webster on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 16, 2013

I always make time for my workouts because it's essential part of my life. Not all of my clients are in the same shape as me, so it's hard to get the intensity I need in order to keep myself fit and ready for my races. I usually try to devote at least 30 minutes of quality training for myself each d...

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How do you stay motivated to get your own workouts done, when you are training all day long?

21 Answers | Asked by Tony Cress on Jul 26, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 16, 2013

I have my own goals to accomplish, such as races I want to do. Training with clients it's a good way to stay active, but I need to do workouts on my own as well if I want to do well. My training regiment is different from the those I have my clients do, so the choice is an easy one. If I have a clie...

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How do you motivate someone to workout, when you're not training them?

11 Answers | Asked by Lisa Kucharski on Jun 22, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Sep 16, 2013

It depends the client, but usually I encourage them to sign up for an event (a race of their choice). Having such a goal, is good enough for them to keep on working out when they are alone, because now they have a mission to accomplish.

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