training the bariatric client


With the obesity epidemic still an ever-present issue in the United States with more than 36% of the American adult population being obese, more and more people are turning to bariatric surgery to help them deal with the disease.

The Kinesis Centre has created a curriculum, Training the Bariatric Client, to help fitness professionals better understand and prepare to help those bariatric clients to make the behavioral changes that will maximize their surgery and help them on their journey to lifelong wellness.

The online course is provided in a 2-hour presentation and covers the following topics:

-Factors that influence obesity

-Weight discrimination and its consequences

-Different types of bariatric surgeries and how they work

-Considerations for exercise programming

-Strategies to boost your business within the bariatric community

The Kinesis Centre is recognized by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (0.2 CEUs), the Athletics and Fitness Association of America (2.0 CEUs), and the International Sports Sciences Association (2.0 CEUs) as a Continuing Education Provider.

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With the increase in obesity across the United States and the world, more and more people are turning to weight loss surgery, or bariatric surgery, to effectively treat their obesity. However, as many, if not all, doctors will tell you, the surgery is simply a tool to help an individual jumpstart their weight loss and live a healthier life. 

To truly realize weight loss success and live a healthier and happier life, an individual still needs to make a number of behavioral changes.  Without making these behavioral changes, that individual will find themselves regaining the weight or having revision surgeries.

The Kinesis Centre believes that Wellness Begins with Education. We are dedicated to helping bariatric patients by guiding them through the surgical process and helping them make the behavioral changes that will allow them to realize long-lasting weight loss and better health. Our course covers a variety of topics to help loved ones and friends best support the bariatric patient through their journey. 

Topics include:

•Bariatric Surgery: Benefits and Challenges

•Bariatric Surgery: What to Expect Before the Surgery

•Bariatric Surgery: What to Expect After the Surgery

•Behavioral Change: Building Habits for a Healtheir Life

•Nutrional Changes: How to Eat

•Physical Activity: A Way if Life

•Emotional Support: Words and Actions Make a Difference

This course offers ongoing education and access to a closed Facebook group where you can share your stories, get advice, and ask questions that are answered by fitness and healthcare professionals.