Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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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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Has anyone had success with a leads group?

6 Answers | Asked by Justin Williams on Aug 07, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 07, 2014

Hi Justin, If you are referring to LEADS group then yes, I did in Chicago! A big part of my business came from being part of that networking group. It works better though if you have some leads to pass around as well, because then other members will also be more willing to pass leads to you. It h...

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Does anyone know about any credible plank fitness standards?

5 Answers | Asked by Jim Hensrud on Aug 05, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 05, 2014

Hi Jim, You can just test your clients on the plank and then retest them after few weeks to see if they were able to hold it longer than the first time. Based on their time you can train them accordingly. At least this is what I do (I like it simple). Best, Harris

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Does my insurance coverage follow me to another country

4 Answers | Asked by Jennette Shelton on Aug 05, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 05, 2014

Although you will need to contact your insurance for more information, I believe that you will not be covered. Each country is governed by their own laws and regulations, they have their own legal system and if anything was going to happen that would hold you liable, neither the client there nor the...

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Running Coach - How much to charge?

4 Answers | Asked by Rachel Langley on Aug 04, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 04, 2014

You have a few options: -Charge them your regular hourly rate since they will be taking an hour of your day which you could be making money by training someone else (depending on the number of participants they will have to split your hourly rate among them). This option will not bring you much i...

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What do Independent Trainers look for in a private facility?

5 Answers | Asked by Craig Matsumura on Aug 01, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 03, 2014

If I was going to look for a place to take my clients at, I would look for the following: -Cleanliness -Location -Fees I would have to pay -Equipment -Number of other trainers working there (luck of space can become an issue) -Hours of operation (I have clients who like to workout...

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How long after a meal should you wait to workout?

9 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Aug 31, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 03, 2014

I also agree with the others....it depends on all of the reasons they have already provided.

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Ideally how long should you run for before you strength train; weight 72 kg

9 Answers | Asked by Bandula Weragama on Sep 19, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 03, 2014

To keep this as simple as possible, I agree with those who said "it depends". When I design a program for my clients I base their running and strength training on their goals and their current fitness levels. Some of my clients run 5 miles and then do strength training. Others can achieve their goal...

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I am training for a marathon. How long before the race should I begin to taper down my training?

11 Answers | Asked by Dana Schlossberg on May 10, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 03, 2014

Although id depends on a number of reasons, I usually have my clients start tapering down 10-15 days before their race. I know there are many different answers here, so the best thing to do is listen to your body and then decide when to start tapering. Once you have done a couple of races then you w...

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What is the best way to overcome a "wall" in your routine?

12 Answers | Asked by Gus Aguirre on Oct 05, 2011

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 03, 2014

Sign up for a race or event that you have never done before. This will force you to change your training routine and add new methods and exercises to your regiment in order to get prepared for it (at least this is what I like to do).

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