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 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: 

    1 September 2024  (Sun)

    9am to 5pm

  • Course Fee:

    Early Bird: $350  (23 June 2024)

    Regular: $400

    Combo with Obesity & Weight Management Exercise Specialist (31 Aug 2024):

    Early Bird: $600  (23 June 2024)

    Regular: $700

  • 0.8 ACE CEC’s | 0.8 NASM | 8 ACSM | 8 ISSA |


  • 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

Alexis Batrakoulis, PhD

Alexis Batrakoulis has been involved in the health and fitness industry in the past 28 years and currently works as a freelance personal trainer and exercise physiologist, fitness educator, subject matter expert, author, 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 hybrid-type, multicomponent interval training in obesity. He has authored over 50 international peer-reviewed publications on exercise, including research articles 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), 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 an adjunct lecturer 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 in-person and online continuing education courses for health and fitness professionals approved by ACE, ACSM, ISSA, and NASM. Additionally, he has been an ACE subject matter expert and international master trainer 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 been serving on several ACSM and NSCA Committees. 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 ACSM Certified Professional of the Year Finalist, and 2022 ACSM Certified Professional of the Year.