This guide will provide the WHY and HOW of exercise for bariatric patients (and candidates). As your medical weight loss team has likely explained, exercise is a critical component of your long-term success with weight loss and weight management. This can be a very overwhelming reality. The fitness industry is a multi-billion dollar monster overrun with false information, pseudo-science, and notoriously unrealistic goals promoted by social media "fitness experts". Bariatric Fitness Rx wrote this manual to navigate patients through the noise and find success. We will give an overview of how exercise affects the body and breakdown the major components of fitness to provide a broad understanding of where your time and energy should be placed and debunk as much of the misinformation as possible. A workout program is included at the end.