FIT – Weight Loss Specialist (WLS)

Imagine adding WLS behind your name and telling the world you are an expert at losing weight and keeping it off.

Take your love of fitness and helping others and expand it with the new Weight Loss Specialization – the perfect complement. With the WLS, proudly elevate yourself above other personal trainers by learning to apply exercise programs specifically for clients trying to lose weight. Exercise and diet can get your clients’ weight off, but only the secrets of WLS can help them change their lives.

In this workshop, you’ll learn to apply the physiology and psychology of weight loss, nutrition, exercise guidelines, and relevant assessments to design weight loss exercise programs for clients ranging from moderately overweight to morbidly obese.

With the WLS, you’ll have a clear-cut advantage to promote your expertise to clients who are ready to make a change. This includes the more than half of health club members who are there trying to lose or maintain their weight. You’ll immediately start using what you’ve learned in the workshop to meet the needs of clients-whether they need to lose a little or a lot, or to maintain their weight loss achievements. You’ll be able to successfully facilitate these goals by applying the most up-to-date and respected guidelines and training methodologies.


What’s this course about?

Learn about the physiology and psychology of weight loss, nutrition, exercise guidelines & programming, behavioural modification and relevant assessments to design weight loss exercise programs for your clients.

Who will benefit?

Fitness enthusiast, gym instructor, fitness instructor, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, certified fitness instructor and general public

What’s covered?

  • Introduction & Obesity Epidemic
  • Understanding Obesity
  • Weight Loss Strategies
  • Metabolism, Behaviour Change, Nutrition, Lifestyle and Exercise
  • Communication and Counselling Skills
  • Applied Weight Loss Programming

Learning materials

  • Weight Loss Specialist Workshop Handouts


Who is Teaching?

Jerrican Tan  co-founded FiT Malaysia in the year 2007, is a fitness educator in the region and manages FiT in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. FiT offers international standard certification exam preparation courses and continuing education courses for fitness professionals in countries around Asia. Prior to his contribution to FIT,  he had solid years of experience as a personal trainer and fitness manager of an international fitness chain Jerrican is also a former Mr. Malaysia Junior Champion and Mr. Asia Junior finalist,  a fitness advisor to Men’s Health Malaysia magazine and also a state bodybuilding judge. He is also a member in the board of programme studies for educational programme under the Physical Education Faculty for Universiti Putra Malaysia and a fitness industry advisor for Universiti Sains Malaysia.