Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

Questions Answered by Harris Sophocleous

Results 1661-1670 of 2545

Opinions? For PTs, would you recommend group ex cert for boot camps?

4 Answers | Asked by Jason Hodges on Jun 24, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 24, 2013

Hi Jason, It depends on how comfortable the trainer feels about running group/boot camp classes. I personally don't have any certification as a 'group' instructor, but I have been running boot camps for 6 years now. I have been and instructor for police SWAT units for a few years, which involves ...

Read More

Have a great outdoor program called "Spartan Group X". How can I reach out to people about this program?

4 Answers | Asked by Jonathan Aragon on Jun 24, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 24, 2013

Hi Jonathan, Does Spartan Race give you any ideas or tools that you can use to market these classes? Can you advertise your classes through their site? I would try to contact your local running groups, running stores like Fleet Feet (because I know Spartan Race likes to promote their events at t...

Read More

Which do you think is more effective: session packages or training programs?

12 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Aug 11, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 23, 2013

Before I sell anyone a specific number of sessions, I prefer to do an assessment firs to see what their fitness level is. This will help me determine the type of program they will need in order to reach their goals and then I will let them know how many sessions they are going to need. If I go by th...

Read More

What should a trainer know to work with Obese clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Shawn Fears on Jun 21, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 23, 2013

What I think is required of trainers is this, Shawn: in-depth knowledge and formal education in physiology, exercise science, psychology, and disease processes; the ability to communicate intelligently on an ongoing basis with medical professionals to gain insight and incorporate findings into a saf...

Read More

Obesity Is A Disease

6 Answers | Asked by Joanne Duncan-Carnesciali on Jun 21, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 23, 2013

Hi Joanne, Thanks for posting this question. Here are my thoughts: 1) I think personal trainers will eventually be required to have a state license, but I won’t take a guess at when that will be. Here in WI, you’re regulated by a state licensing board if you’re a geologist, a...

Read More

What should a trainer know to work with Obese clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Shawn Fears on Jun 21, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 23, 2013

If you feel we’re not answering your question, perhaps you should rephrase it. Communication is a two-way street. You pointed to several considerations in your actual question, and I think those are all things a trainer would need to be well-educated on in order to safely train an obese client...

Read More

If you work for yourself (not in a gym), have you tried Groupon or similar companies to market your Training business?

8 Answers | Asked by Lisa Lorraine Taylor on Sep 23, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 22, 2013

Hi Lisa, I have and actually I was the first fitness deal Groupon ever had. I was very happy with that deal and it gave me the opportunity to expose my business to many new potential clients in ways I could have not done it myself. I had just started my company, so that good timing for me. Group...

Read More

Marketing. What strategy works for your business?

10 Answers | Asked by Rachel Blattner on Mar 08, 2012

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 22, 2013

Hi Rachael, I need to add donating to local fundraising events and also been on IDEA fitness. Especially lately, these two have helped me get some new clients in ways I haven't thought about it before. Moving to a different town I got to meet a lot of new people just by going to fundraising event...

Read More

What marketing strategy has worked especially well for you?

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

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 22, 2013

I need to add donating to local fundraising events and also been on IDEA fitness. Especially lately, these two strategies have helped me get some new clients in ways I haven't thought about it before.

Read More

What should a trainer know to work with Obese clients?

8 Answers | Asked by Shawn Fears on Jun 21, 2013

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 22, 2013

Hi Shawn, Good question. I think Karin listed some good points. I think it’s up to each trainer how comfortable he or she feels when working with this type of clients. One can get more experience when spending more time training obese clients and/or also learn from others who work with ...

Read More