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fastest growing population in the world - after just one day? 

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👀 Restrictions & limitations & frustrations,  - oh boy 

You are enthusiastic about helping someone improve their health. You are the lifeboat!  Until... you are confronted with someone who can't get up and down off the ground. 

You can run circles around others with your knowledge of functional fitness methodology.  However, you've discovered that it's not as intuitive when trying to apply it to larger bodies. *pant, pant, pant*

You've invested time mastering the points of performance for every workout, only to meet someone with excess skin - and just like that, poof!  All your knowledge flies out the window. Sayonara!

You train for the known and the unknowable. You're confident. But then, a client leaves, and you're left wondering why. *scratching head*

Step on in. Let's get real here. 

… If so, then keep reading because *wink* we get it. We can help.  


 Somewhere between the unloved assault bike and the kinked double-under rope, it hits you...

Many people take “move more, eat less” at face value.

BUT - Ah, they often overlook the fact that obesity is a tapestry far more intricate than the discussions held in gyms, on Instagram, or in everyday life.  We, as fitness professionals are missing the mark in reaching those who struggle the most. 

It doesn’t need to be this way.
With a little more education, we can save more lives. 

I'm ready for the course

Obesity isn't a magic trick cured only by one thing. It's a complex beast - and understanding your role in the journey is key. 

Optimized approaches to engage and relate to LBA

How to win over new LBA members and the special blend to doing it more effectively 

Budget-friendly strategies that won’t break the bank

Fresh methods you could kickstart tomorrow

And the WLB Course?

 It’s a perfect fit.

☝🏻 This is precisely why we decided to roll up our sleeves and craft this course.

Graduates of WLB who implement our guidance are gaining new LBA clients, keeping existing ones happy, strengthening relationships with LBA family members, and becoming more approachable (we’re barely scratching the surface).

Like you, folks were looking for - 

42% of americans


< 5% of members

39-58 ages 

have obesity (and this number is only growing).

people worldwide have obesity (yep - increases annually).

This crowd not only tops the charts in obesity rates but also happens to be the group most likely to knock on your door.

or clients are LBA in functional fitness. Are you seeing this?

Working with Larger Bodies is recognized by the CrossFit Certification Department to offer continuing education for Certified CrossFit Trainers. This program has been approved for 8 CEUs of General Professional Development. Certified CrossFit Trainers must only report CEUs equal to the hours actually spent participating in the continuing-education activity.

 It's time for a change. Join us for our upcoming seminar! But first, let's have a drumroll...

What's inside the course




Language &
Obesity Awareness

First off, we're going to shed some light on why we use the term 'Larger Bodied Athletes' (LBA), and then we'll tackle all those other labels and phrases head-on. We're also going to explore the intricate 'roots' of obesity. Just like any root system, it's complex.

  • Hit that reset button on your understanding of obesity: the big-picture stuff (it’s not just physical, it’s the emotional too - Check, check.)
  • Uncover some hidden culprits (you might not be aware of) that contribute to obesity - you'll be able to navigate not just the intricate web of habit drivers but also understand the whole person. It's about seeing the forest, not just the trees.

At the end of this module, you'll...



Can You Relate?

Your main task isn't about getting LBAs to move. It's all about building trust, understanding, and rapport. And here's the kicker - it starts with you, not them. We want you to not only grasp but also walk a mile in the shoes of larger-bodied athletes. Why, you ask? Because empathy is the MVP.

  • Experience firsthand the four major areas within physical movements that pose the greatest challenges and induce the most anxiety for LBA (the 'A-Ha' moments are about to hit you like a surprise party).
  • You'll be able to craft more efficient training strategies and offer superior support. 

At the end of this module, you'll...



Growth Opportunity
& Marketing

With 42% of Americans and another 650 million folks worldwide who have obesity, this group is a goldmine of potential members. But hold on, they're not flooding the gyms just yet. For many of our larger-bodied friends, the mere thought of a gym can feel like a root canal.

  • Master the language of larger bodies. If you're aiming to attract this significant demographic, you've got to converse in a dialect they resonate with. It's not just about speaking; it's about understanding, empathizing, and connecting.
  • Teach you how to design your space, signage, marketing materials, website, and social media in a way that will not only lessen the anxiety but also fast-track your way into the trust circle of LBAs. It's all about making the right impression (the kind that makes the biggest impact).

At the end of this module, you'll...



The Basics

We're cracking the code of the larger body and its role in training. Because these hidden gems can influence attendance, consistency, willingness to try new things, attitude, trust, and more. We'll also explore work and power, the fuel behind goals and motivation, and our approach to nutrition.

  • Have visibility to the secrets your athletes might be playing hide and seek with. This insight can boost participation, consistency, and overall progress - it's a win-win moment for both of you!
  • Larger Bodies are the hardest workers in the room. It's not just a hunch, it's backed by science! Armed with this knowledge, you can implement a positive and productive training experience.
  • Conduct nutrition dialogues that champion the needs of ALL your members and clients equally. It's not just about shedding pounds, it's about embarking on a holistic health journey.

At the end of this module, you'll...



& Equipment

The question, 'Will I fit in here?' comes up a lot. This isn't about winning a popularity contest, but about physical accommodation. We'll delve into safety, address equipment limitations, and tackle both physical and psychological barriers. We'll even pepper in some nice-to-haves!

  • Become a pro at sizing up your space to make room for everybody, literally!
  • Gain a sharp eye for equipment limitations and learn the art of addressing these issues. It's all about finesse, not numbers!
  • Gym equipment isn't a one-size-fits-all deal, especially when it comes to larger bodies. But hey, no need for a workout worry! You'll gain some clever tips for additions that could make a huge impact without causing your wallet to burn (phew, isn't that a relief?)

At the end of this module, you'll...




Our entire ethos is built around one concept: #scaleforward. This isn't just a catchy hashtag, it's our approach to every movement. Our focus? Progression, not regression. After all, how can we expect our athletes to stay motivated and leap forward if we're not nudging them in the right direction?

  • Better understand that it's not just about the modification you choose for your LBA client; it's the approach that keeps the stimulus alive. With this blueprint, you'll tackle anything the whiteboard throws at you with clarity!
  • Be the confident guide, effortlessly helping your LBA client master the barbell path and other equipment, tailored perfectly for their bodies.
  • Elevate your toolkit with more modifications and scaling techniques. Wave goodbye to nerves and anxiety when working with larger bodies - they're flying the coop. Bye-bye!

At the end of this module, you'll...

Register for the seminar 

This course is designed for fitness trainers, gym owners, medical practitioners, and other healthcare providers. It's also perfect for those in other specialties or family members who care for individuals with larger bodies.

  • Enhance your coaching prowess with a deeper dive into obesity education. Knowledge is power.
  • Address LBA common concerns and empower them with understanding and support. It's all about perspective.
  • Spot the untapped potential! Recognize the growth opportunity that the larger-bodied demographic brings to your gym and learn how to harness it.
  • Equip yourself with the know-how to accommodate larger-bodied athletes effectively. Gain the right tools and resources.
  • Sharpen your coaching skills. Create a continuum of small victories that build athlete confidence. Every win counts!
  • Boost your confidence, knowledge, and creativity in scaling and progression options.

  • Lunch is on us! We've got your midday cravings covered (in-person only).
  • Full-color printed workbook (online course participants are given a printable PDF).
  • 8 credit hours - You're gaining invaluable knowledge and earning 8 credit hours along the way! Plus, we'll provide you with all the necessary continuing education documentation. Need help with CEU submission? Just give us a shout; we're more than happy to assist!
  • Certificate of completion - Displayable. 
  • Invitation to private group -  for continued support and programming questions.
  • Digital Resource Kit (January 2024).


who is this course for?

8-Hour, No-Nonsense, In-Person Interactive Seminar 

we provide: 

You've got options my friend. 

Choose what course type and plan works best for you, and then check the upcoming events to get registered:

in person seminar

2 Day online seminar




Zoom classes are available 1-2 times per year and if available, are posted in the upcoming events.

Upcoming Events 

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more info

24 August 2024  |  Saturday

August 24, 2024 - 9:00am - 5:00pm

CrossFit Geaux
12110 S Harrells Ferry Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70816


Working with Larger Bodies - Baton Rouge, Louisiana



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“We're blown away!”

“There were many A-Ha moments during the day.”

“Was a true powerful experience.”

Four Diablo Coaches and I attended – and we’re blown away by: what we didn’t know and by what we learned. The knowledge gained and the eye-opening experience will pay interest for many years – to our coaches, our community and especially to larger body athletes who walk through our doors.

Very insightful! Additionally, there was a lot of informative facts and info on modifications and "scaling forward" with LBAs. There were many A-Ha moments during the day, and I would highly recommend this course, not just for coaches, but for everyone!

Attending WLB seminar was a true powerful experience. As a LBA, I finally felt recognized. As a coach, I learned how to train a variety of large bodies; pregnant ladies, large chest, tall athletes as well as athletes living with obesity. I'm excited that coaches and/or athletes will learn some terminology and awareness of how to relate as much as possible to all athletes trying to live a healthy life style. 

craig howard - crossfit diablo

susie tell - crossfit avalanche

Candice Wagoner - Crossfit RWOL


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Let's Go!

$699: Live Seminar
$425: Online Zoom Seminar

Nope! You do not need to have a Level 1 or any other training certification to take the LBA course.

When you sign up for the seminar, you can put down a 50% deposit. Don't worry, we'll remind you to settle the rest before the seminar kicks off.

When you sign up for the seminar, you can put down a 50% deposit. The remaining balance will need to be paid by the date indicated on the registration (usually two weeks prior).

Whether you choose the in-person or online seminar, the learning goals are the same. There are a few differences, though. The biggest one? You won't be able to join in the in-person movement activities if you go the online route. But hey, no stress! We've got you covered and will guide you through these activities, so you'll still grasp the concept, even if you're not physically there. Oh, and by the way, the in-person seminar is a full 8-hour day, while the online version is split over two days (four hours each day).

Yes! Got a team of 3 or more? We’re honored, thank you! Great news! Each of you can enjoy a 10% discount. But you'll need to reach out to us before you register. Just drop us an email at and we'll get your squad all set up. Just a heads up though, we can't apply discounts to registrations that have already been made before the request so make sure you do this first. 

When you register, you will be asked if you want to add purchase protection that will give you 100% refund if a qualifying unforeseen circumstance prevents you from attending. 

Yes! Students will receive:
• 8 CEU’s upon competition of the Working with Larger Bodies course.
These CEU’s are eligible under CrossFit®’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program, which means that in order to be able to use them, you must perform the following steps after receiving one of our certifications: – Submit CrossFit®’s Certifications Department a CEU Approval Request here; – Once the request is approved, each participant can upload proof of course completion to their Activity Log. If you have any additional questions or troubleshooting with the Activity Log please contact directly CrossFit®’s Certifications Department (

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