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Fitness Programming for Overweight Clients and Clients Affected by Obesity

Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise Type: Live Workshop Approved By: ACE 0.8 CECs , ACSM 8.00 CECs, ACSM 8.00 CECs, NCSF 4.00 CEUs, NFPT 0.50 CECs, CI 8.00 Contact Hours $159 Register Now

Fitness Programming for Overweight Clients and Clients Affected by Obesity

0.8 Customer Reviews
  • 9 Reviews
  • With more than two-thirds of U.S. adults classified as overweight or impacted by obesity by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, the demand for health and fitness professionals is growing. Unfortunately, helping those clients make lasting change goes far beyond traditional personal training. In this workshop, you’ll discover strategies to empower clients to make long-term healthy changes and meet meaningful goals. Learn to increase your value as a professional, and set yourself up to not only boost business but help eliminate the obesity epidemic.

    You will learn

    • Why traditional personal trainers have experienced little success among clients with obesity and how you can facilitate long-term change
    • Strategies to help clients set more powerful, meaningful goals, and ways to change their mindsets about health behaviors
    • Appropriate starting points and progressions using the ACE Integrated Fitness Training® Model, and unique strategies designed for overweight clients and clients with obesity
    • Challenges associated with overweight and obese lifestyles to enrich your rapport-building skills

    Please note that there are no pre-requisite educational requirements for the Fitness Programming for Overweight Clients and Clients Affected by Obesity workshop.



    For registration questions, please call ACE's Program Coordinator at 800-825-3636 ext. 713. For details on refunds or rescheduling your workshop, please view the ACE Refund/Reschedule Policy

    Course Schedule

    May 27

    Komotini, Greece, Rodopi

    June 10

    Athens, Greece, Attiki


    Customer Reviews

    Karen (ACE Certified Professional)

    2/28/15 2:42 PM

    Hopefully they have fixed all the glitches that occurred in the workshop I attended in San Francisco. They did not have manuals for us, by accident they were returned back to Ace. I was hoping they would cover issues regarding the emotional side of obese training and more on how to encourage discouraged clients. We basically covered exercises for obese clients and that's it.


    7/3/14 8:27 AM

    It was a great workshop, even better than I expected! The insructor was fantastic and kept us moving and engaged. I thought it was helpful for classes and other clients as well, not just obese/overweight. The only thing I would say is that I thought he went into too much detail about all the exercises in the handbook. I felt we did too many of them (pretty much the whole book of every exercise). I would have rather done a few less and gone over more of the other sections of the handbook we didn't get to. Overall though, I really enjoyed it and got a lot out of it!


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the fantastic feedback! We are glad that you enjoyed the workshop!

    Marlena (ACE Certified Professional)

    6/20/14 7:35 PM

    I found this course, not only, helpful in teaching how to train the more obese client, but how to begin a training program with the beginning exerciser as well, whether they are young, old, only slightly overweight, etc. I feel much more comfortable, now, working with , what seems to me, the most challenging, as well as rewarding, client a trainer can work with. I would, definitely, recommend this course to anyone working in the fitness industry.


    ACE RESPONSE: Thank you for the great feedback on this workshop!

    Jennifer (ACE Certified Professional)

    1/22/14 5:51 AM

    This workshop for this growing population was extremely helpful. It approached the skill-level and do's/don'ts (things that some of us may not have even realized) and how to effectively help this population with regression and progression exercises. Being held in a group setting was even more helpful because we all learned techniques from each other and everyone brought up interesting questions related to this topic. It could be updated to incorporate some of the recent Fit Pro and IDEA articles into the course (regarding additional obstacles and psychological insights) but this workshop is definitely recommended.


    12/8/13 9:26 AM

    Was good but it did not go deep enough for me

    David (ACE Certified Professional)

    11/27/12 1:18 PM

    I suggest this be made at least a weekend training class and make a portion of one day devoted to adolescent obesity. At this young age it is important to instill fitness into their lives so a lifestyle change is made early. It is as much what young people do outside of the training session as what is done with the trainer.


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