Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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Best Piece of Advice for a New Trainer

11 Answers | Asked by Nancy Korf on Aug 08, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 10, 2014

Be professional and fearless. These are two pieces of advise, but they have worked for me. Professionalism will help your friend establish great relationships with her/his clients and also give her the tools to become one of the best in the industry. The second piece of advise will help with all the...

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how do you react to a client whom is having an assessment after 6 weeks and the client has gained weight?

9 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Aug 10, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 10, 2014

The others have provided some good points for you. Gaining weight doesn't mean this client is not achieving his/her goals. You should take in consideration the BF% because that is a better reference to go by (I hope you did a BF% on the initial assessment). Also, if the client has experienced improv...

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you have 3 assessments ahead of you but a co worker calls in sick you are left on your own on the gym floor how do you handle t

3 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Aug 10, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 10, 2014

Personally, unless the other instructor/co-worker was scheduled to teach a class, I would go ahead and perform the assessments.

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How do you handle a client whom is giving negative feedback about your personality?

9 Answers | Asked by Deidre Walker on Aug 10, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 10, 2014

Depending on the nature of the feedback, I would try to find out if it was something I did or said and see if it's something I can either work on. As last resort I would also talk to that client.

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how to treat hypoglycemia

7 Answers | Asked by Julie Wilske on Aug 05, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

I agree with the others.

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Leg Curls

6 Answers | Asked by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 06, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

I don't work in a gym environment, but if I did and had the choice I would chose the seated one.

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Do you have any advice for a good Personal Trainer uniform company that does logos?

2 Answers | Asked by Heather Kamenelis on Aug 06, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

Hi Heather, I also do as Natalie suggests and take my shirts to a printer or embroiderer. Best, Harris

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where do i get liability waivers?

3 Answers | Asked by Debra Chavira on Aug 06, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

I forgot to mention that you could also have an attorney make up one for you that would be more specific to you and your services (if you prefer).

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where do i get liability waivers?

3 Answers | Asked by Debra Chavira on Aug 06, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

Debra, Try here: http://www.ideafit.com/pfbundle I hope this helps! Best, Harris

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How do you come up with your clients workouts?

5 Answers | Asked by Missy Reece on Aug 06, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

I base mine on what their fitness goals are, their current fitness level, the frequency they can workout with me and by themselves, the type of environment they will be working out at (many times I take them out of that in order to help them achieve their goals more efficiently) and then on their as...

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