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Exercise for Overweight and Obese Clients (2* CEU Hours)

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2 Continuing Education Hours*

CEU/CEC Credits By Certifying Body






0.2 CEUs

2.0 CEUs

2.0 CECs

2.0 CEUs


*Based on NASM requirements.

Learning Objectives

  1. Discover what’s different about training obese and overweight clients.

  2. Develop a toolkit for better programming for overweight clients.

  3. Identify concerns related to training overweight and obese clients.

  4. Understand what is different about motivating this population.

  5. Learn the keys to succeeding with this population.

With the prevalence of overweight and obese people throughout the world, Personal Trainers are specially geared toward inspiring positive change and delivering results which can help obese people live a better, longer, and fuller life.

However, there are special considerations that you should be mindful of when training overweight and obese clients. Training this population like someone with a more traditional body type can often hinder motivation, increase risk of injury, and ultimately be self-defeating towards your goal of keeping them as clients. In this course, you will learn about these special considerations and some basic strategies to apply your knowledge and expertise to help them succeed.