Alexis Batrakoulis, MSc, CSCS, RCPT*E, ACSM–CPT, EP–C, NASM-CES, PES and ACE Certified Health Coach, has been involved in the fitness industry since 1995 and currently works as an educator, speaker, author, technical expert and exercise for health specialist throughout Greece and worldwide. He is the Personal Training Education Director at the Greek Athletic & Fitness Training School (GRAFTS), which is an accredited vocational training provider and the national leader in fitness certifications in Greece. He holds a BSc in Physical Education and Sports Science with an emphasis on Fitness, and an MSc in Exercise and Health with an emphasis on exercise and weight management. He has also earned numerous professional credentials through ACE, ACSM, NASM, and NSCA. Batrakoulis is a Subject Matter Expert and Master Trainer at the American Council on Exercise (ACE) in Europe and is a member of the Brussels–based 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. His live workshop "Exercise for Overweight and Obesity: Bridging Theory and Practice" is approved by ACE, ACSM, AFAA, NASM and NSCA as a continuing education course for fitness professionals around the globe. Lastly, he received recognition as a finalist for the 2017 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award and as a Member of the ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential Committee.