Alexis Batrakoulis

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Alexis Batrakoulis, MSc, PhD(c), CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM-EP, CPT; ACE-CMES, CHC, CPT; NASM-CES, PES, has been involved in the fitness industry in the past 25 years and currently works as a freelance personal trainer, fitness educator, speaker, author, and subject matter expert in 40 countries across four continents and is based in Greece. He holds a BSc in Physical Education and Sports Science with a concentration in fitness, an MSc in Exercise and Health with a concentration in exercise and obesity and is preparing to earn a PhD in Exercise Physiology with a concentration in exercise and obesity. His research findings are focusing on the effects of high-intensity interval neuromuscular training on health, performance and quality of life in previously inactive adults with 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 member 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 roles of Weight Management Exercise Specialist and Pre/Diabetes Exercise Specialist in Europe. He is the Founder and Education Director of the International Obesity Exercise Training Institute (IOETI) delivering live continuing education courses approved by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, ?FPA, ISSA, NASM, NSCA, NCSF, PTA Global, CanFitPro, Fitness Australia, REPs UK, and EREPs fitness and allied health professionals around the globe. Additionally, he serves as a Member on the Exercise is Medicine Credential Committee, Professional Education Committee and International Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee for the ACSM. Recently received global recognition as the 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year while he was 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. He is a recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus (RCPT*E) through NSCA and is also a NSCA Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ) Editorial Review Panel Member and a NSCA Personal Trainers Special Interest Group (SIG) Executive Council Member. Recently, he was selected to author a chapter in the latest edition of the NSCA’s and ACSM’s Personal Training textbooks.

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About Me

Degrees

  • Bachelor's Degree, Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Master's Degree, Exercise and Health, University of Thessaly
  • PhD, Exercise Physiology, University of Thessaly

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
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Expires: Dec 31, 2021
ACE - Certified Medical Exercise Specialist
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Expires: Dec 31, 2021
ACE - Certified Health Coach
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Expires: Aug 31, 2022
ACSM - ACSM Certified Personal Trainer
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Expires: Dec 31, 2020
ACSM - ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist
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Expires: Dec 31, 2020
NSCA - Certified Personal Trainer
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Expires: Dec 31, 2020
NSCA - Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
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Expires: Dec 31, 2020
ACE - Therapeutic Exercise Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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ACE - Senior Fitness Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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ACE - Weight Management Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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ACE - Youth Fitness Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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FAI - Functional Aging Specialist
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NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
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NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
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NASM - Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
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NSCA - Certified Special Population Specialist
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Expires: Dec 31, 2020
AFAA - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
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CPR Certified

European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
Expires: Mar 24, 2023
Hellenic Red Cross
Expires: Dec 31, 2018
RED CROSS

AED Certified

European Resuscitation Council (ERC)
Expires: Mar 24, 2023
Hellenic Red Cross
Expires: Dec 31, 2018
RED CROSS

Liability Insurance

Additional Information

Rate

$0.00 / hr, contact for details

Payment Methods

Cash

Years Experience

21-25

Awards & Accomplishments

  • - 1997 NABBA/WFF Mr. Fitness Hellas Runner-Up (National Contest, Greece
  • - EuropeActive's Professional Standards Committee Member (former European Health and Fitness Association, Brussels, Belgium)
  • - European representative as member of the judging panel at 'Personal Trainers to Watch 2014' global contest (New York, USA)
  • - Scholarship (highest GPA) MSc Exercise and Health, University of Thessaly, Greece (2015)
  • - Author and co-author of chapters in Human Kinetics books
  • - Fitness Ambassador of POLAR Hellas/Cyprus
  • - General Secretary of the Hellenic Exercise Professionals Association (HEPA)
  • - Editor-in-Chief at www.scienceweb.gr (e-learning platform with continuing education courses for fitness professionals)
  • - International Master Trainer at the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • - Subject Matter Expert (SME) at the American Council on Exercise (ACE)
  • - Recognized Certified Personal Trainer Emeritus (RCPT*E) by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
  • - ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential Committee Member (2017-2020)
  • - ACSM Professional Education Committee Member (2018-2021)
  • - ACSM Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee (2018-2021)
  • - 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Finalist
  • - 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year
  • - NSCA Personal Training Quarterly (PTQ) Editorial Review Panel Member
  • - NSCA Personal Trainers Special Interest Group Executive Council Member
  • - 2019 IDEA Fitness Innovation Award Recipient
  • - Scholarship, PhD in Exercise Physiology, University of Thessaly, Greece (2019)
  • - 2020 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year

Languages Spoken

English , Greek

Gender

Male

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