A comprehensive educational course for fitness professionals who seek to blend theory and practice on exercise and obesity in order to supervise customized and science-based exercise training programs in physically inactive adults struggling with the biggest global public health challenge of the 21st century.

Module 1 – Theory

1.1 Fitness professionals and the fight against obesity

1.2 Definition, diagnosis, causation and pathophysiology of obesity

1.3 Epidemiology overview and role of genetics

1.4 Exercise guidelines of cardiovascular exercise training in adults with obesity

1.5 Exercise guidelines of resistance training in overweight/obese adults

1.6 Research findings on different exercise modalities in the treatment of obesity

1.7 SMART goal setting and health promotion

1.8 Motivational and coaching techniques


Module 2 – Practice

2.1 Medical and health history appraisal

2.2 Fitness assessments protocols

2.3 Warm-up drills

2.4 Stability and mobility drills

2.5 Exercise engagement strategies

2.6 Fitness games

2.7 Partner exercises

2.8 Assisted resistance training

2.9 Exercise progressions and regressions


Module 3 – Practice

3.1 Program design and implementation

3.2 Circuit training in overweight/obese adults

3.3 High-intensity interval training in adults with obesity

3.4 Functional training in in adults with obesity

3.5 Instruction, execution and modification of exercise protocols

3.6 Recommended science-based training routines for adults with obesity

Module 4 – Theory

4.1 Small-group training concepts for adults with obesity

4.2 Case studies

4.2 Roundtable discussion

4.3 Recap quizzes

4.4 Review and summary


Every participant will receive:

  • a 300-page Workbook (available in English, Spanish, Turkish, Polish, Arabic, Chinese, and Korean)

  • a Certificate of Attendance