Complete Program Design for the Obese/Overweight Client

by Brian Richey

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Type: Online Course

Item: C910880CEC

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Description

With 68.5% of the population being obese or overweight, there is an ever-growing need for fitness professionals to be knowledgeable about the conditions that are associated with this epidemic. In this course, we’ll take a look at the newest research and at the common issues and specific challenges these clients face. From mobility concerns to chronic disease, this course covers it all. Gain an insider’s look into the psychological and physical characteristics of this demographic and get your obese and overweight clients on a path to lasting change.

Available Course Credits

AASFP
0.20
ACE
0.20
ACSM
2.00
ACTION
0.20
AFAA
2.00
AFPA
2.00
CHEK
2.00
CI
2.00
IFPA
2.00
ISSA
2.00
ISTA
0.20
NAFC
0.20
NASM
0.20
NCCPT
0.20
NCSF
1.00
NESTA
0.20
NETA
2.00
NFPT
0.25
NSCA
0.30
NSPA
2.00
PAI
2.00
PTAG
2.00
PTIA
2.00
REPS NZ
1.50
REPs UAE
2.00
REPs UK
2.00
W.I.T.S.
2.00

Learning Objectives

  1. Define the terms obese and overweight.
  2. Explain the different causes of obesity.
  3. Explain what fitness professionals can, in their scope of practice, do to help clients who are obese/overweight.
  4. Describe how to develop empathy for what overweight/obese clients are experiencing.
  5. Explain the medical concerns of the client who is obese/overweight.
  6. Detail how to program a safe and effective exercise program for a client who is obese/overweight.

Course Content

Complete Program Design for the Obese/Overweight Client
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Complete Program Design for the Obese/Overweight Client
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About the Author

Brian Richey

Brian Richey IDEA Author/Presenter

Brian, the owner/operator of Fit 4 Life DC, was born in Kailua, Hawai‘i, and graduated from the University of Hawai‘i with a B.S. in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. Brian is certified as a: • Medical Exercise Program Director through the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals (AAHFRP) • Medical Exercise Specialist through AAHFRP • Post Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist through AAHFRP • Certified Instructor of the M.E.L.T. Method • Certified Power Plate® Instructor Brian is also a graduate of the Honolulu School of Massage and was a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Hawai‘i. He has worked as a personal trainer since 1993 throughout Hawai‘i and Washington, D.C. Brian is also an instructor for the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals and lectures nationwide. Although he was raised in paradise, Brian’s childhood wasn’t all fun in the sun. He was an obese child, and by the age of 18 was topping the scales at more than 420 lbs. "For me it was an addiction issue—I was addicted to food and couldn’t get enough. Now, I can’t blame anyone but myself. I had great role models; in fact my mom has been in the fitness industry since the late 70’s. After graduating from high school, I began seriously trying to lose the weight. And I did it in a unique way: diet and exercise. I started with exercise, five miles of walking around Diamond Head Crater in Waikiki everyday. While the walk itself was difficult, the hardest part was the ridicule I endured from the perfectly sculpted surfers I passed on a third of my route. But that steeled my desire. And I say desire because I wanted it; it went beyond just determination at that point. My weight began to come off slowly, but within three years I was under 200lbs. Now, I am almost 40 years old and my weight is around 220."

11 Reviews

4.5 out of 5 Stars

  • by Helen Garbuzov on Jul 30, 2017

    Useful insights

  • by Kate Lee on Jul 29, 2017

    Excellent, would like more of these

  • by John Hosteen on Jul 25, 2017

    Informative and captivating

  • by Erica Rooks on Jul 25, 2017

    Loved hearing from Brian's perspective! I would love to hear him at future IDEA conferences.

  • by Courtney Spivak on Jul 24, 2017

    So much useful information! Brian's real life experience also was inspirational in taking action and helping others.

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