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
  • Next intake: TBA
  • Price TBA
  • 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, MS, ACSM-EP, CPT, EIM II; CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, RCPT*E; ACE-CHC, CPT, has been involved in the fitness industry in the past 25 years and currently works as an educator, speaker, author, subject matter expert and exercise physiologist in 40 countries across 4 continents while he is based in Greece. He holds a BS in Physical Education and Sports Science, an MS in Exercise and Health and is preparing to earn a PhD in Exercise Physiology with a concentration on exercise and obesity. He has also earned numerous professional credentials through ACE, ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. Batrakoulis is a Subject Matter Expert and an International Master Trainer at the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and is also a Deputy Director of the Professional Standards Committee of 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 role of Weight Management Exercise Specialist in Europe. He is the Founder and Education Director of the International Obesity Exercise Training Institute (IOETI) teaching a live workshop titled “Obesity and Weight Management Exercise Specialist Program”, which is approved by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, ΙFPA, ISSA, NASM, NSCA, NCSF, PTA Global, CanFitPro, Fitness Australia, REPs UK, and EREPs as a continuing education course for fitness and allied health professionals around the globe. Additionally, he serves as a Member on the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Credential Committee, Professional Education Committee and International Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee for the ACSM. Additionally, he is a recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus (RCPT*E) through NSCA, an NSCA Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ) Editorial Review Panel Member and NSCA Personal Trainers Special Interest Group (SIG) Executive Council Member. Recently received global recognition as the 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year while he has been a Finalist for the same award in 2017. He also is the 2019 IDEA Fitness Innovation Award recipient being recognized as the most innovative fitness educator worldwide.