Harris Sophocleous

Madison, WI 53718-2936

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Do you have to be certified in Washington State to train?

4 Answers | Asked by Deborah Jolly on Feb 09, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 10, 2015

The question to be asked here is "would you let anyone who is not certified to train you"?

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online personal training

6 Answers | Asked by Rebecca Warren on Feb 09, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 09, 2015

Hi Rebecca, Starting a personal training business online as a your first step into this industry might not be the best route to take. There are so many things that can go wrong and stop you in your tracks. Online PT can be challenging even for trainers who have been in the industry for many years...

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what is the average electric bill for a 5000 sq ft gym?

3 Answers | Asked by David Gonzales on Feb 09, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 09, 2015

Here is what you need to take into consideration: -Location because depending where you are going to start your gym at the electricity charges, taxes and distribution rates vary. You will need to do some search to see what the above numbers are. -The overhead also depends on the type of equipm...

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what are the recommended age restrictions for fitness clubs

7 Answers | Asked by marlene sugden on Feb 07, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 07, 2015

That depends on the club. If you are looking to join one, you'll need to contact that club and find out. I have seen clubs that do not allow kids under 15 enter their gym floor without any guardian around.

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Do We as Fitness Professionals Really Take Care of Ourselves?

8 Answers | Asked by Soraya Cates Parr on Feb 06, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 07, 2015

I have too in order to keep up with my clients. Also, I do what I preach.

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I am restarting my business and would like to see how some of you have implemented your Fitness Connect to your business.

5 Answers | Asked by Raul Wells on Feb 06, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 06, 2015

I agree with Karin and Sue. Get your profile up to 100%. I'm just going to add that people from all over the places will find you and even be able to convert some of them into clients. So far fitness connect has been good to me and has generated some great leads. I have a link added to my website so...

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Typical hourly increase for instructors

4 Answers | Asked by Theresa Graninger on Feb 05, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 06, 2015

It depends on how long this instructor has been with you (or the company). Certifications, class attendance, experience, and productivity should be taken into consideration. If you think this instructor does a great job and don't want to lose him/her, then a 10%-15% increase would be a fair number.

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How do I customize an exercise?

3 Answers | Asked by Davide Barone on Feb 04, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 04, 2015

Hi Davide, I think I have an idea of what it is you are trying to ask, but can you be a bit more specific? Thanks.

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If I have an Idea Personal Trainer Membership does that mean I have insurance ?

4 Answers | Asked by Adam Todd Rifkin on Feb 04, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 04, 2015

No, they are two different things.

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I have a corporate wellness business. How can I bring equipment dealers in and get income from it?

3 Answers | Asked by patricia provencher on Feb 02, 2015

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Feb 03, 2015

I agree with Sue. If there are companies you would like to partner up with, get a proposal ready and contact them. They may take you up for it or they may not. Good luck to you.

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