Provider: Amy Ashmore, PhD
Type: Online Course
CEC Credits: ACE 0.2 CECs

160 Million Americans Need Your Help

According to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, more than half of the U.S. population is impacted by overweight or obesity, making them more susceptible to inactivity-related diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Obesity is an epidemic in America and across the world—but you can help turn the tide. As a health and fitness professional, you have the knowledge to deliver fitness instruction to a wide variety of people, but you may be struggling with programming and implementing safe and effective cardiovascular workouts for clients affected by obesity.

Recent research that shows that people with obesity have fewer neural pathways connecting the different parts of the brain than do those at a healthy weight, meaning that some people with obesity may have a tougher time with complex movements. Cardiovascular Training for Clients Who Have Obesity will help you account for these neurological challenges and design personalized, strategic programs for this unique population.

Taught by Amy Ashmore, Ph.D.—noted fitness professional and the author of over two dozen fitness related periodicals and books—this course will give you the knowledge to serve your clients impacted by obesity more effectively, including an informative, step-by-step how-to cardiovascular programming guide you can use immediately to better support a vast population in need of health and fitness instruction. 

You will learn:

  • How to make safe and effective cardiovascular programming decisions, including selecting exercise mode and intensity
  • How biomechanics can make certain movements difficult for clients affected by obesity
  • How to account for changes in the brain when building exercise programs


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