IDEA FitnessConnect

Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 75234

Questions Answered by Harris

Results 41-50 of 2274

How often do you send out client surveys?

7 Answers | Asked by Jane Jakobsen on Jun 03, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Jun 04, 2015

I don't send out surveys, but I always keep an open communication with my private clients as well as with my group class participants during and after each of the packages they buy. This way I have a better understanding of what they think about my services and training up to that point.

Read More

What does the language, "my client has to want it more than I do" mean to you?

8 Answers | Asked by Karen Mikolainis on May 27, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 27, 2015

When the client is ready to hire a trainer, he/she is usually ready to take the next step (which is the toughest one). Once this person has become your client, you will need to keep him/her motivated enough to continue training and engaged until the goals have been reached. If the client is ready to...

Read More

How is small group personal training different from group fitness?

7 Answers | Asked by Karen Mikolainis on May 26, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 26, 2015

Hi Karen, To me 3-4 people is considered a small group personal training. 6-8 people I consider it a small group fitness class. The numbers are different for each trainer, but once the group starts getting to large to keep an eye on all of the participants equally, then it becomes a class (no mat...

Read More

Hi i am ajay dhamija working as a fitness manager in india . Qualified ACSM

4 Answers | Asked by AJAY DHAMIJA on May 26, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 26, 2015

One think you might want to look into is working in the UK. Being an Indian citizen you might have some extra privileges if you were to move to the UK and look for a job. Not sure, but you need to check into it.

Read More

Hi i am ajay dhamija working as a fitness manager in india . Qualified ACSM

4 Answers | Asked by AJAY DHAMIJA on May 26, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 26, 2015

Hi Ajay, Although you are ACSM certified, if you want to work in the US unless you have a work visa (usually sponsored by an employer)you will not be allowed to do so. I believe very similar rules exist in EU as well. If you are looking to get employed in a country located around the Middle East ...

Read More

i am looking for an online software program for a personal training business

5 Answers | Asked by Amy Hadlow on May 23, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 24, 2015

Hi Amy, Although I'm not familiar with European based companies I'm sure with some online search you will come up with some great choices. You can also ask others in the industry who are located in UK. Here is one link which might be helpful to you: http://www.capterra.com/club-management-soft...

Read More

Where can I find written guidelines and procedures for dealing with sexual molestation and abuse for my instructors?

3 Answers | Asked by Kellie Chambers on May 22, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 22, 2015

Hi Kellie, I would strongly recommend for you to have an attorney write up some guidelines that would not only be strict and clear in the paper, but also hold up in court if it comes to that. Best, Harris

Read More

Am I too old to become a gym manager?

11 Answers | Asked by Matt Rowland on May 21, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 21, 2015

Hi Matt, Age has nothing to do when managing a business or in your case a club. When a club is looking for a Club manager they are usually more interested in any past managerial experience and supervision of others. A degree always helps, but if you have a lot of experience in managing similar ty...

Read More

Are meal replacement programs, like Isagenix, safe to use?

8 Answers | Asked by Julie Cummins on May 20, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 20, 2015

Hi Julie, If you don't feel comfortable selling or promoting any supplements, then simply don't do it. Unless it's stated in your contract that this would be a deal breaker between you and the gym if you don't comply with selling supplements, then you are free to decline this practice. At the end...

Read More

For small group training 3-6 people, is it best to charge by the month or as a package of a set number of sessions?

6 Answers | Asked by Lesley Sims on May 17, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on May 17, 2015

Hi Lesley, The answers to your questions are completely depend on you. You need to figure out which of the two options (monthly vs. # of sessions) works best with your lifestyle, monthly living costs, business expenses, etc. If you want to have some type of income every month then charging a mont...

Read More