Harris Sophocleous

Madison, WI 53718-2936

Growing up in Athens, Greece, I was a competitive swimmer for 12 years. I have over 20 years of experience as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. I am a fitness advisor for police units (SWAT), I am Battling Ropes Certified, and I provide swimming instruction as well. As a fitness expert, I have trained clients from novices to experienced athletes, and have trained clients from age 5 to 85. I enjoy challenging clients to reach beyond their perceived limits so they can reach new levels of fitness of body and mind. I help clients learn how to use their surrounding environments to obtain the best workouts possible.

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About Me


  • Master's Degree, Exercise and Sport Science, Fitness Emphasis, United States Sports Academy
  • Bachelor's Degree, Exercise Science/Education, University of Alabama

Certifications / Trainings

NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Expires: Dec 31, 2017

CPR Certified

AHA American Heart Association
Expires: Apr 30, 2018

AED Certified

Amerian Heart Association
Expires: Apr 30, 2018

Additional Information


$0.00 / hr, single; discounts for packages and doubles/groups, Skype training

Payment Methods

Cash, Credit Cards, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Former member of the Greek and Cypriot National Swim Teams

Languages Spoken

English, Greek



5 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Caitlin O'Brien on Apr 15, 2017

    I started working with Harris to improve my overall health and mitigate specific health risks. I have worked with a number of trainers in the past and have been very active all my life. Harris’s tailored programs and encouragement have helped me achieve much better fitness and health outcomes than I ever could have imagined! He offers an unusual and exceptional combination of tremendous experience and expertise, high-level qualifications (rare for the majority of trainers), adaptability to meet his client’s needs, phenomenal professionalism and integrity, and a great sense of humor. I have also much appreciated that Harris has customized all my programs to take advantage of outdoor exercise and home-based equipment. Harris is an extraordinary and dedicated professional and it’s been a privilege to work with him!

  • by Adele Swain on Nov 24, 2015

    I am the Group Fitness Coordinator at the Keller Pointe in Keller TX and I hired Harris as a personal trainer on April of 2015. During that time, I have gotten to know Harris quite well and can thoroughly vouch for his character and abilities. Harris is a pleasure to work with because he has a pleasant and positive attitude which makes his clients stay constantly motivated. Not only does he understand the science of personal training, he also understands the science of motivation. This and his extensive knowledge and years of experience has made Harris one of my most sought out trainers out of the 9 who are working for me at the Keller Pointe. Not only have I seen positive mental changes but also physical changes in all the clients that he has trained! No matter what your fitness goals are, I am certain that Harris will be more than able to help you get there. Please know that I give him my highest ratings, and so do the clients that he has trained and with clients he is still training.

  • by Marion Koch on Dec 15, 2013

    I started working out with Harris in May 2013 and I can fully hearted recommend him! I am based in Europe and did my training via Skype. Harris is extremely reliable and very flexible with the workouts hours. We also did training on the weekends.
    His workouts are fun and challenging at the same time! Within short time I faced great improvements in my all over fitness and heath. I am currently running more than 16 miles a week without any problems!

  • by Donna Calk on Apr 11, 2013

    Harris ran a women's Boot Camp program for almost 4 years on the Chicago North Shore. I can honestly say he was a true professional and an expert at fitness training. He pushed the women to the best physical shape of their lives while doing it in a positive and safe manner. He constantly kept the workouts fresh and challenging. Harris is not only an expert in the field of fitness, but a man of character who always showed up when he said he would and always did what he promised to do. Certainly one of the best trainers you will ever work with.

  • by Rovertos Gross on Apr 11, 2013

    Harris was my personal trainer for 1 year in Chicago. Without any doubt I can highly recommend him. He managed, within less than 6 months, to take me from subzero fit-level to a very good performance (including much better looks) that positively affected both my professional and personal life. Harris knows his profession inside-out and is a great instructor bringing in the results and life energy you desire. It was my best USD investment. Needless to say that he is a fun-to train with personality by keeping absolute high level of professionalism. Therefore after my return to Europe I continued working out his Harris via Skype.