The Skinny Fat: What It Is and What to Do About It


    AU $7


    Jesse Godwin




    1 HOURS

    Course Type

    Network Original

    Course Overview

    This course will take a look at the colloquial term: ‘skinny fat’. As Personal Trainers we will undoubtedly come across clients who present as ‘skinny fat’, who appear to be thin but are carrying more fat than what is recommended for their body type.

    In this course we will break down what it means to be ‘skinny fat’ and how this typically presents. We will also explore what causes this type of body, and analyse key contributing factors such as diet, lifestyle and training considerations, as well as the health complications that can arise from being skinny fat. Finally, we will apply our knowledge to understand some practical solutions to alter body composition, so we move away from skinny fat and towards ‘lean and healthy’!

    Learning Outcomes

    • What is associated with the term ‘Skinny Fat’
    • How to determine if someone is skinny fat through analysing body composition
    • How an individual may become skinny fat
    • What the health risks associated are with skinny fat
    • Practical applications to change body composition

    About the Author

    Jesse has held multiple roles in his 12 years within the sport and fitness industries. This includes working as a Personal Trainer, Sports Coordinator, Strength and Conditioning Coach and recently in a management position at a Sports and Aquatic Centre. Jesse holds multiple qualifications including a Bachelor Degree in Sport and Exercise Science, Certificates III & IV in Fitness and an ASCA L1 Strength and Conditioning certification.

    Jesse has been lucky enough to work with many different clientele with a wide range of health and fitness goals such as body composition and athletic performance, and to improve their general health and wellbeing. Jesse now works as an Online Coach at the Australian Institute of Fitness where he teaches and provides support to new and aspiring personal trainers obtaining their qualifications.



    Access Period

    CEC Expiry Date: 07/02/2026. In order to obtain AusActive CECs, this course must be completed by the CEC Expiry Date.

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