Alexis Batrakoulis

Alexis Batrakoulis, MS, PhD(c), CSCS, NSCA-CPT, RCPT*E; ACSM–EP, CPT, EIM2; NASM-CES, PES, WMS; ACE-CPT, CHC, has been involved in the fitness industry since 1995 and currently works as an educator, speaker, author, technical expert and exercise for health specialist in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the USA. He is the Personal Training Education Director at the Greek Athletic & Fitness Training School (GRAFTS), which is an internationally accredited vocational training provider and the national leader in fitness certifications in Greece. He holds a BS in Physical Education and Sports Science with an emphasis on Fitness, an MS in Exercise and Health with an emphasis on Exercise and Obesity, and is preparing to earn a PhD in Exercise and Health. 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 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, NSCA, ISSA, IFPA, PTA Global, CanFitPro, Fitness Australia, REPs UK, and EuropeActive/EREPs as a continuing education course for fitness professionals around the globe. Additionally, he serves as a Member of the Exercise is Medicine (EIM) Credential Committee, Professional Education Committee, and International Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee for the ACSM and recently received recognition as a finalist for the 2017 & 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award. Lastly, he is the General Secretary of the Hellenic Exercise Professionals Association (HEPA) and a Practitioners’ Section Editor of the European Journal for Exercise Professionals (EJEP).

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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, (c) Exercise and Obesity, University of Thessaly

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
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Expires: Dec 31, 2019
ACE - Certified Health Coach
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Expires: Aug 31, 2020
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 Strength and Conditioning Specialist
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Expires: Dec 31, 2020
ACE - Senior Fitness Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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ACE - Therapeutic Exercise Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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ACE - Weight Management Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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ACE - Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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ACE - Youth Fitness Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
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NASM - Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)
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NASM - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
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NASM - Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES)
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AFAA - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
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CPR Certified

Hellenic Red Cross
Expires: Dec 31, 2018
RED CROSS
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AED Certified

Hellenic Red Cross
Expires: Dec 31, 2018
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Liability Insurance

Alexis's Locations

KOUROS Gym

Lagou & Krannonos
Larissa 41222

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 (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)
  • - 2017 & 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award Finalist
  • - ACSM Exercise is Medicine Credential Committee Member (2017-2020)
  • - ACSM Professional Education Committee Member (2018-2021)
  • - ACSM Health & Fitness Summit Program Committee (2018-2019)

Languages Spoken

English, Greek

Gender

Male

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