Provider: ACE - American Council On Exercise
Type: Online Course
Online Quiz
Recorded Video
CEC Credits: ACE 0.1 CECs , NBHWC 1.0 Contact Hours, ACSM 1.0 CECs

Unlock the Power of Combined Training

An estimated 160 million Americans struggle with weight loss, according to 160 million. That’s more than half of the population—and it’s causing a health crisis in America. Weight gain is a main driver of many of the inactivity-related diseases, like hypertension and diabetes, that affect Americans today. As a health and fitness professional you know that maintaining a healthy weight can be difficult for some, but can be a major motivator for clients continuing their exercise routine. To keep your clients motivated and reaching their goals, combined training can be used to aid in weight loss. In this video training, you’ll learn the science behind combined training, and learn how to create effective weight loss training programs for your clients.

Taught by Amy Ashmore, PhD—an online learning and program development expert who holds a doctorate in Kinesiology from the University of Texas at Austin—you will learn how to effectively combine cardio exercises with weight training to help your clients maintain a healthy weight—regardless of age, metabolism or ability. You’ll discover how to program, execute and modify sessions using fun and engaging training methods—including explosive supersets, cardio-strength supersets and circuit methods. And you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to help your clients achieve their weight loss goals—and live healthier lives.

You will learn:

  • More about the latest research demonstrating that combined training is the most effective way to train for weight loss.
  • How to design and execute effective weight loss programming.
  • How to modify exercises in combined training sessions for a variety of client abilities and fitness levels.
  • How combined training promotes better health and more effective weight loss through a synergistic effect.

CEC Credits

Approved by the following organizations for continuing education hours:

1.00 Contact Hours
1.00 CECs

ACSM CEC Approval

The American College of Sports Medicine's Professional Education Committee certifies that "American Council on Exercise" meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2017 - December 2020). Providership # 687637


This course helped put combined training in perspective; explaining what it is, what clients it serves and which clients it may be contraindicated for. It helped to give examples of how to use combined training for clients who want to lose weight. The only reason it didn't get 5 stars was because it jumped around a bit at the end and it may have been easier to keep the topic together for the entirety (ex. cardio, strength). Overall however it was very concise and easy to understand. Definitely worth a look!

very informative, while some things in the handbook may have been repetitive or not made sense as well as they could or should (at least to me), this course actually gave another perspective covering similar issues and it definitely helped bridge the gap very well and introduced some new information as well. After this course, I feel a much better sense of comprehension on the topic