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According to the latest studies of major international organizations (ACE, ACSM, IHRSA) on the top trends in the Fitness industry, Personal Training is clearly the most popular trend over the last decade. Personalized exercise under the personal supervision of qualified personnel is now one of the most attractive choices in the field of mass sports for recreation and health. A specialization in Personal Training, puts exercise professionals at the forefront of a global market with great potential and provides important career opportunities.

Personal Training Pro level 1 - Fitness Assistant (EREPS EQF level 2)

  • level 1

  • 120 hrs

  • ereps

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The Fitness Assistant works under the supervision of the Fitness Instructor. His/her duties consist of guiding a safe workout, explaining programs and exercises, spotting and supervising healthy adults in the muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise areas of gyms, sports centers, hotel units etc. The theoretical knowledge and the practical skills he/she acquires focus more on the wider field of wellness, on the Resistance Training-related coaching range, on free weights, conventional machines, body weight, elastic resistances, medical balls, aqua fitness, etc., and on improving flexibility.

  • Basic concepts and definition of Fitness
  • Mythology of Fitness
  • Equipment types
  • Weight training exercise
  • Orthosomy
  • Body types
  • Benefits & adjustments of resistance exercises
  • Types of exercises & loads
  • Science of sets & repetitions
  • Top & common workout errors
  • Cardio-respiratory exercise (equipment, exercise parameters)
  • Portable heart rate monitoring
  • Beginners-adaptation program
  • Strengths & flexibility
  • Assistance technique (Spotting)
  • Physical weight exercise
  • Elastic resistances exercise (Tubes, Rubberbands)
  • Ball exercise (Fit Ball - Mini Ball - Medicine Ball)
  • Gymstick exercise
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Anatomy - Kinesiology I
  • Physiology of Exercise I
  • Nutrition Exercise and Health I

Personal Training Adv level 2 - Fitness Instructor (EREPS EQF level 3)

  • level 2

  • 110 hrs

  • ereps

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The Fitness Instructor personally guides the exerciser in personal or small-scale group sessions. His role is to ensure not only the guidance of a safe workout and the exercise supervision, but also the design of programs for healthy adults in the muscle strengthening and aerobic exercise rooms. The theoretical knowledge and practical skills he acquires focus more on the broader field of physical fitness and on the training range associated with the design of programs, methodology and training systems for each objective and training periodicity.

  • Exercise categories & classification
  • Muscle strength, hypertrophy, power, endurance training
  • Coaching principles
  • Personal health record
  • Annual exercise planning
  • Aerobic training & resistance systems & methods
  • Customized programs design - case studies
  • Exercise safety - special & controversial exercises
  • Work communication and behavior problems
  • Functional Training
  • Exercise for children, adolescents and the elderly
  • Physical activity and exercise recommendations for healthy adults
  • Suspension Exercise Introduction
  • Kettlebells Introduction
  • Vibration Introduction
  • Total Functional Training (TFT) Introduction
  • Anatomy - Kinesiology II
  • Physiology of Exercise II
  • Nutrition Exercise and Health II

Personal Training Elite level 3 - Personal Trainer (EREPS EQF level 4)

  • level 3

  • 60 hrs

  • ereps

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The Personal Trainer is employed as an exercise professional who personally supervises the client in one-to-one sessions. Her primary role is to ensure the guidance of a safe and effective workout through exclusive personal supervision. She designs fully tailored exercise programs for healthy individuals as well as people of special populations (low or moderate risk) following medical approval. The theoretical knowledge and practical skills she acquires focus on the field of physical performance and the coaching range associated with advanced program design, specialized methodologies, specific training systems for each objective and advanced training periodicity.

  • High-intensity interval training (HIIT)
  • Body composition analysis and client diagnostic tests-measurements
  • Training periodicity and suggested models
  • Overtraining & stabilization of performance
  • Contemporary exercise guidelines for special populations
  • Proprioception and kinesthetic training
  • Musculoskeletal injuries of basic joints
  • Special training systems for maximizing muscle endurance performance
  • The size principle in muscle recruitment
  • Acute anabolic hormonal responses in resistance exercise
  • Enterprise, organization, sales, promotion
  • Profile decryption of the modern International Personal Trainer
  • Client psychology & character management
  • Athletic nutrition, overtraining, ergogenic aids, physique

Personal Training Sp level 4 - Weight Management Exercise Specialist

  • level 4

  • 60 hrs

  • ereps

Grafts Hellas poster - Weight Management Exercise - Specialist level 4

The Exercise Specialist in weight management is employed as a specialized Personal Trainer who personally oversees individual cases of physically inactive and overweight or obese clients. He provides his services exclusively in one-to-one sessions and works as a member of a wider multidisciplinary team. His role is to ensure both the guidance of a safe workout and the consultation and follow-up of clients aiming exclusively at their body weight management. He evaluates, plans and customizes personally supervised exercise programs for clients with obesity, while his theoretical knowledge and practical skills focus on the broader field of exercise & health.

  • The role of the Exercise Specialist in body weight management
  • The Exercise Specialist as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Definition and diagnostic criteria for overweight and obese individuals
  • Epidemiological data at national, European and global level
  • Obesity causes
  • Obesity pathophysiology
  • Intervention in the lifestyle of overweight and obese individuals
  • Diet for overweight and obese individuals
  • Psychosocial aspects and management of overweight / obese people
  • Health and physical condition assessment tests for overweight and obese individuals
  • Laboratory and practical application in health and physical condition assessment procedures for overweight and obese people
  • Training adjustments for body weight management
  • Design of exercise programs for weight management
  • Methodology and training periodicity for weight management
  • Case studies: hypothetical individual case analysis & round table