First client is very limited - advice/suggestions appreciated!
I am working with a boutique company who partners with high rises here in Chicago and will work with clients in their high-rise fitness center or actual apartment. I have 2 hour long sessions with my first client next week, this client is not new to the company and has worked with two other trainers before (the trainers train others' clients when one trainer isn't available). I reached out to the main trainer but haven't heard from yet and the other girl game me all the info she could but with this being my first client I want to be overly prepared.
The client is 72 and has a foot infection (no details) thus his whole workout is done from bed mainly laying on his back the whole time. He has some dumbbells and a variety of resistance bands. I'm told he moves through exercises quickly so to have a lot prepared but this is a very limited situation so I could use all the ideas I can get! Apparently he has money and wants to stay active but isn't really concerned about weight loss (he's somewhat overweight) or even mixing it up a lot. I'm assuming he likes the company since it seems he lives alone and trains 5 days a week. Any help is great, thank you in advance!
I know the company you are working for very well. Ask the owner to help you with this client. She is very knowledgeable and she can give you some good pointers. I'm not sure if she has worked with this client before, but she can get you in touch with the trainers who have worked with him in the past.
Beyond that it's hard to give you any other suggestions since I don't have any idea about this client and why he is in bed or if he has any medical issues. As Janet mentioned, getting a medical clearance is a very good idea, but if he is training by this company for a while now I'm sure he does have one already. So, the next step for you would be to contact his physician and try to find out more details about his situation.
I hope this helps.
Paul - This is my first client ever, but I'm not taking him on fully.
Thanks again for the input!