Alexis Batrakoulis, MS, ACSM-EP, CPT, EIM II; CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, RCPT*E; ACE-CHC, CPT, has been involved in the fitness industry in the past 25 years and currently works as an educator, speaker, author, subject matter expert and exercise physiologist in 40 countries across 4 continents while he is based in Greece. He holds a BS in Physical Education and Sports Science, an MS in Exercise and Health and is preparing to earn a PhD in Exercise Physiology with a concentration on exercise and obesity. He has also earned numerous professional credentials through ACE, ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. Batrakoulis is a Subject Matter Expert and an International Master Trainer at the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is also a Deputy Director of the Professional Standards Committee of EuropeActive, which leads the development of educational standards, oversees the accreditation process for all courses, and registers qualified exercise professionals for all occupational roles in the European fitness sector. More specifically, he has respectively led and contributed to the Technical Experts Groups that developed standards for the occupational role of Weight Management Exercise Specialist in Europe. He is the Founder and Education Director of the International Obesity Exercise Training Institute (IOETI) teaching a live workshop titled "Obesity and Weight Management Exercise Specialist Program”, which is approved by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, ΙFPA, ISSA, NASM, NSCA, NCSF, PTA Global, CanFitPro, Fitness Australia, REPs UK, and EREPs as a continuing education course for fitness and allied health professionals around the globe. Additionally, he serves as a Member on the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Credential Committee, Professional Education Committee and International Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee for the ACSM. Additionally, he is a recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus (RCPT*E) through NSCA, an NSCA Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ) Editorial Review Panel Member and NSCA Personal Trainers Special Interest Group (SIG) Executive Council Member. Recently received global recognition as the 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year while he has been a Finalist for the same award in 2017. He also is the 2019 IDEA Fitness Innovation Award recipient being recognized as the most innovative fitness educator worldwide.