High-intensity circuit functional training for individuals with overweight and obesity

Seminar Director: A.Avloniti, Assist. Professor, DPESS-DUTH


Seminar Instructor: Alexis Batrakoulis, MSc, CSCS, ACSM-EP, ΑCE-CHC

He holds a BSc in Physical Education and Sports Science with an emphasis on Fitness, an MSc in Exercise and Health with an emphasis on Exercise and Obesity, and is preparing to earn a PhD in Exercise and Obesity. He has also earned 20 professional credentials through ACE, ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. He has been involved in the fitness industry since 1995 and has been invited as educator, speaker, or technical expert in 25 countries in 4 continents. He is currently a Subject Matter Expert and an International Master Trainer at the American Council on Exercise (ACE). He is also a member of the Professional Standards Committee of EuropeActive and he serves as a Member of the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Credential Committee for the ACSM. He recently received recognition as a finalist for the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award.



According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), bodyweight training, functional training, high-intensity interval training and circuit training are considered as the top worldwide fitness trends. Moreover, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), one in three adults is physically inactive while two in three adults are either overweight or obese at global level. This seminar combines theory and practice presenting an adjusted exercise training program based on the above fitness trends and the needs οf this population. The version of this supervised program is focused on a small-group training concept for improving health, wellness and physical fitness markers through a safe and science-based workout.


Date: Friday 18/05/2018

Seminar fee: 30