Harris Sophocleous

Dallas, TX 22314

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Does your club or studio have a nutrition program?

5 Answers | Asked by Jason Davis on Apr 07, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 12, 2014

Hi Jason, Although a large number of gyms which I have visited in the past few years didn't offer any such programs, I believe that this is changing. Fitness facilities starting to either have a Registered dietitian or nutritionist among their stuff or they contract with one. The problem is that...

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Is there a cardio assessment I could do with a jump rope?

5 Answers | Asked by Jeremy Rivers on Apr 11, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 12, 2014

I have never come across any such assessment either.

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Hello, does anyone have any advice for me on how to establish a valuable career in the health and fitness industry?

7 Answers | Asked by Jason Wyda on Apr 11, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 11, 2014

Hi Jason, Here are few steps you can take as a newcomer into the industry: -Get a 4 year degree in fitness, exercise science, sports physiology, etc. -Get certified through one of the major certification organizations (ACE, NSCA, NASM, etc.) -Start your career in a gym environment such as th...

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I am interested in hiring a trainer. I would like to have an agreement in writing between us. Any suggestions?

3 Answers | Asked by Maria Losito on Apr 08, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 11, 2014

David as a good point. You need to determine the nature of your relationship and then have an attorney write up an agreement to present to the other trainer. Also, you need to check and see if your company is set up to have any employees or not and avoid any tax issues (your accountant should be ab...

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Where is a good place to go for kickboxing?

2 Answers | Asked by Vinny Donker on Apr 11, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 11, 2014

Hi Vinny, Fitness connect is always the best place to start looking for instructors and other type of trainers. The link Karin has provided you with should be good enough to begin your search. Beyond that, look for places that provide such classes and a quick online search should help you locate ...

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What brand of tennis shoe is best for cross training? Open to all suggestions!

10 Answers | Asked by Melanie Feuerstein on Apr 07, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 10, 2014

Many answers here, but the bottom line is what fits best your feet. You should go to a running shoe store and try a number of shoes to determine which one works best. Since wearing the right shoe is very important, make sure you find the most practical one and not the most fashionable one. Any shoe ...

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Has anyone done the p90x, Insanity or Jillian Michaels BodyShred certification?

3 Answers | Asked by Nichole Rozendaal on Apr 07, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 07, 2014

I'm with Susan on this one. Why do you want to teach someone else's program/idea? Be creative, rely on your assessments and be a leader not a follower. I will never teach any of the programs you have mentioned for many reasons. In fact through out the years I have gotten clients who've tried the abo...

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disability insurance recommendations?

1 Answer | Asked by Alicia Rozum on Apr 07, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 07, 2014

Hi Alicia, I think a financial advisor would be the one to ask. They work with big insurance companies that provide the kind of insurance you are looking for. I have one and it was done through my financial advisor. There are so many options out there, so you will have to decide which one is goin...

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how do we improve drug addict's self determination?

4 Answers | Asked by rayan khan on Apr 05, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 05, 2014

You probably mean self-esteem or self-discipline. Usually the environment drug addicts live in dictates their fate with their drug addiction. If there is no support form their family and their friends these people have almost no chances to break away from this destructive cycle. They will need to ge...

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How do you get certified in the Gofigure barre method

4 Answers | Asked by Olava Menczkowska on Apr 03, 2014

Answered by Harris Sophocleous on Apr 04, 2014

You might want to contact them directly.

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