Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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Looking for Kickboxing Instructor in NY

1 Answer | Asked by Joel Dresner on Aug 13, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 14, 2014

Hi Joel, Have you tried the idea fitness connect option? http://www.ideafit.com/find-martial-arts-instructor/ny/mineola?country=u... I just typed a zip code for your county, but you can type the zip code which is relative to you and see what comes up. I hope this helps. Best, Harris

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advice on scheduling clients

6 Answers | Asked by eileen bochsler on Aug 13, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 13, 2014

Hi Eileen, My schedule is usually all over the map as well. It starts early in the morning and it can go till late in the evening (depending on the day). There is really not much you can do if you are in it to make money. The only suggestion I have for you is to limit the clients you train each d...

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Sole Proprietor VS. LLC, which is better for personal training and bootcamp?

4 Answers | Asked by Susan Gallas on Aug 13, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 13, 2014

Hi Susan, I have always operated as an LLC. There are a lot of advantages having an LLC, not to mention less headaches from uncle Sam ;-)! Also, if I were you I would definitely check for park permits, etc. before offering any outdoor classes. You will need a liability insurance (if you don't hav...

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I need a simple non compete agreement form for Group ex instructors

3 Answers | Asked by Jill McDonagh on Aug 13, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 13, 2014

Hi Jill, I know you have probably heard this before, but seeking the help of an attorney might be the best way to go. When it comes to non-compete agreements there is nothing simple and if not done correctly all parties involved could be swimming in deep water. It's better to spend some money and...

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Whats the single most important thing to consider when starting your own gym?

6 Answers | Asked by Ron Benamor on Aug 12, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 12, 2014

Starting a gym it's no different than starting any other business. Having a solid business plan is a must! One more thing to consider (I know you want only one thing to name here, but it's impossible when starting a business) is to do some research of your competition and determine if there is reall...

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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 12, 2014

Also just because this one client doesn't like your personality it doesn't mean you have to change who you are. No one likes everyone. If I had to worry every time when someone didn't like something about me, then I would be living in a monastery ;-)!

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America's Next Fitness Star

2 Answers | Asked by Joe Ingram Jr. on Aug 11, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 11, 2014

Personally, if I can help my clients to change their lifestyle and become more efficient both mentally and physically, then I have achieved my goal. The rest is not that important.

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When was it Advantageous for our Ancestors to have Stress Slow Down their Metabolism? Is it helpful or harmful in our era?

4 Answers | Asked by Alex Wisch on Aug 11, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Aug 11, 2014

Hi Alex, Good question! I think the type of stress you are referring to is different in our era from that of our early ancestors. Today our stress comes mostly from financial and social factors where our ancestors' stress was primarily as a result of facing deadly threats from other predators...

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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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