According to the scientific research, obesity has reached epidemic proportions. The World Health Organization (1998) calls it "globesity," and says that weight problems are so common they will soon replace under-nutrition and infectious diseases, as the most significant contributors to poor health. In many ways our industry has failed the overweight and obese. As fitness professionals we will be challenged with finding ways to effectively work with this ever growing population.
This online video workshop focuses on providing fitness professionals with the knowledge, tools, and fundamental skills necessary to meet this challenge of working with the larger-sized participant. The curriculum includes theoretical review and practical applications suitable for the large-sized, overweight, and obese exerciser. In addition, the workshop will allow you to view five Complete 10™ Workouts, which are a key component of this program.
The course includes:
- Online course materials
- Online supporting videos
- Course manual
- Online exam
The AFAA Fighting Obesity : A Practical Approach consists of five modules:
- Module 1: The Growing Problem of Obesity
- Module 2: The Complete 10 Workout Overview
- Module 3: Programme Recommendations and Training Considerations
- Module 4: Evaluation and Assessment Techniques for Larger Sized Participants
- Module 5: Guidance Strategies, Communication and Coaching Considerations
- Online multiple choice exam
- 15 questions
- 3 attempts at the exam
- 70% passing grade
- 365 days to complete
Remarks: All online material can only be accessed using desktop or laptop computer. iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone or Android devices are not supported.