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Alexis Batrakoulis has been involved in the fitness industry since 1995 and currently works as an educator, speaker, author, technical expert, and exercise physiologist in Europe, Middle East, Asia and the USA. He is the Personal Training Education Director at the Greek Athletic & Fitness Training School, which is an accredited vocational training provider and the national leader in fitness certifications in Greece. He holds a BSc in Sports Science with an emphasis on Fitness, an MSc 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. He is a Subject Matter Expert and an International Master Trainer at the American Council on Exercise 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. 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, IFPA, ISSA, NASM, NSCA, PTA Global, CanFitPro, REPs UK, and Fitness Australia as a continuing education course for fitness professionals around the globe. He also serves as a Member of the Exercise is Medicine Credential, Professional Education and Health & Fitness Summit Program Committees for the ACSM, and received recognition as a finalist for the 2017 & 2018 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year Award. He is also the General Secretary of the Hellenic Exercise Professionals Association and a Practitioners’ Section Editor of the European Journal for Exercise Professionals.