Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
A. Yes! The NSCA requires all individuals certified under the NSCA name, to report a required number of Continuing Education Units. If this is not adhered to, you lose your title.
Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?
A. I come from an extensive Martial Arts Background and Martial Arts will always be forever the root of me. About 5 years ago, I; Zohan James, suffered a terrible injury and had to stop my training in the Martial Arts immediately. Naturally, I gained 50 lbs during the time that. I enrolled in school to study Biochemistry and it was during my studies that I realized I could regain and surpass what was lost at the time of the accident. When I became deep into my studies about the human body and how you can manipulate certain variables, Unconquerable Strength was conceived! Unconquerable Strength represents the inner-spirit of those with a never-ending will to survive and destroy the odds stacked against them. That is Unconquerable Strength!
Q. What types of customers have you worked with?
A. Design and Customize a exercise program that is specifically for their body and goals. Nobody else's! I also acoompany them to the grocery store to educate them about proper nutrition, food choices, and menu ideas.
Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
A. If you are going to hire a specialist, look for several things. 1) They specialize in what they do and they are not a car mechanic on the side. 2) What are their credentials and certifications. Always look for NSCA, ASCM, or NASM. I recommend going to each of the respected sites to educate yourself. 3) Ask to see photos and recommendations. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then word of mouth is priceless!
Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to
professionals about their project?
A. 1)A Trainer is not going to turn you into a bodybuilder 2) Not every Trainer likes bodybuilding. 3) Not every trainer is,wants to, or does look like a bodybuilder. 4)Personal Training is not about " countin reps or giving you a pat on the back" It is a specialist who designs you a "personalized program based on science to accomplish the goal you have set for yourself"