Hybrid Interval Training Specialist

Hybrid Interval Training Specialist

HIIT for Real Clients
When HIIT Meets Functional Fitness in the Real World!

More than half of all people around the globe are struggling to lose weight and meet the recommendations for physical activity. On the other side, the global health and fitness industry is on the rise through new trends and workout routines focused on fundamental movement patterns in a small-group training setting. Latest research findings suggest that high-intensity circuit integrated neuromuscular training can be an effective, safe, time-efficient and enjoyable approach to improving body composition, performance, health and quality of life in sedentary adults affected by obesity. In this workshop, a research-based hybrid interval training program will be presented linking theory and practice.

The translation of science into practical application regarding the effectiveness of a high- intensity circuit integrated neuromuscular training program on body composition, performance, health, behavior regulation in exercise and vitality in sedentary adults suffering from obesity.


  • Learn from internationally acclaimed presenter Alexis Batrakoulis
  • Receive a 100-page workbook
  • You will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance
  • Upcoming intake: To be confirmed
  • Course Fee:

    Early Bird: $350 

    Regular: $400

    Combo with Obesity & Weight Management Exercise Specialist:

    Early Bird: $600 

    Regular: $700

  • 0.8 ACE CEC’s | 8.0 AFAA | 0.8 NASM


  • Meet the latest research demonstrating that exercise intervention programs with a hybrid structure based on functional fitness, circuit and interval training can be an effective way to train for weight loss.
  • Understand how to design and execute a novel exercise programming relating the worldwide top trends in the fitness industry with a focus on beginner clients with overweight or obesity.
  • Design, modify and instruct creative, time-effective and progressive integrated neuromuscular training routines from lab to gym for a variety of client abilities and fitness levels.


  • Numerous evidence-based protocols for hybrid interval training focused on inactive overweight clients through innovative and customized small-group training solutions.
  • Proven practical ideas to design progressive circuit-type integrated neuromuscular training programs that improve all fitness components in previously untrained adults with overweight or obesity.
  • Coaching expertise and skills about safe and efficient exercise programming combining the top fitness trends in the fight against obesity epidemic.

COURSE OUTLINE (8 contact hours)

  • Introduction
  • Examining interval training as a fitness trend
  • Defining all types of cardiovascular exercise
  • Examining interval training as a fitness trend
  • Defining all types of cardiovascular exercise
  • Analyzing all types of interval training
  • Continuous endurance training vs. HIIT
  • HIIT for health in real clients
  • HIIT for performance in real clients
  • HIIT for well-being in real clients
  • Concurrent training vs. hybrid training
  • Traditional HIIT protocols vs. alternate HIIT-type programs
  • Integrating HIIT and functional fitness in the gym setting
  • Designing hybrid-type HIIT protocols
  • Integrating fundamental movement patterns into hybrid interval training
  • Integrating HIIT and functional fitness in the gym setting
  • Designing hybrid-type HIIT protocols
  • Integrating fundamental movement patterns into hybrid interval training
  • Exploring research on hybrid-type training protocols in the fitness setting
  • Practice in pairs or small groups
  • Case studies
  • Recap quiz
  • Summary


• ACE 0.8 CECs
• ACSM 8.0 CECs
• AFAA 8.0 CEUs
• NASM 0.8 CECs
• NSCA 0.8 CEUs
• EREPs 8.0 LLP points

Alexis Batrakoulis

Alexis Batrakoulis has been involved in the health and fitness industry in the past 27 years and currently works as an adjunct lecturer, personal trainer, fitness educator, subject matter expert, and speaker presenting in 40 countries across five continents and is based in Greece. He holds a B.S. in Physical Education and Sports Science with emphasis in fitness, an M.S. in Exercise and Health with emphasis in exercise and obesity, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Exercise Physiology with emphasis in exercise and obesity. His primary research interests focus on the study of high-intensity interval neuromuscular training in obesity. He has authored over 35 international peer-reviewed publications on exercise, including research articles, abstracts, and textbook chapters. Recently, he was selected to author a chapter in the latest edition of the ACSM’s and NSCA’s Personal Training textbooks. He has also earned numerous professional credentials through ACSM (EP, CPT, and EIM 2), NSCA (CSCS, CSPS, and NSCA-CPT), ACE (CMES, CHC, CPT, WMS, YFS, SFS, TES, and FNS), and NASM (CES, PES, and WLS). When he is not at home training clients or working as a teaching and research assistant in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Science at the University of Thessaly, he is traveling around the globe sharing his knowledge as the founder of the International Obesity Exercise Training Institute (IOETI). More specifically, he teaches live and online continuing education courses for health and fitness professionals approved by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, ΙFPA, ISSA, NASM, NSCA, NCSF, and EREPs. Additionally, he is a subject matter expert and an international master trainer at the American Council on Exercise and has also been a member as well as a deputy director of the Professional Standards Committee at EuropeActive, which leads the development of educational standards, oversees the accreditation process for all courses, and registers qualified exercise professionals for all occupational roles in the European fitness sector. More specifically, he has respectively led and contributed to the Technical Experts Groups that developed standards for the occupational roles of Weight Management Exercise Specialist and Pre/Diabetes Exercise Specialist in Europe. Additionally, he has served as a Member on the Exercise is Medicine Credential Committee, Professional Education Committee, International Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee, and Consumer Outreach Committee for the ACSM. He is a recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus through NSCA and is also an NSCA Personal Training Quarterly Editorial Review Panel Member, an NSCA Membership Committee Member, an NSCA Awards and Honors Committee Member, the NSCA Personal Trainers Special Interest Group Executive Council Vice Chair, and the NSCA Education Recognition Program Sponsor at the University of Thessaly in Greece. Recently, he received global recognition as the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Finalist, 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, 2019 IDEA China Fitness Innovator, 2020 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, 2020 MedFit Professional of the Year Finalist, 2021 PFP Trainer of the Year, 2021 and 2022 ACSM Certified Professional of the Year Finalist.