I have father/daughter clients...age 63 and 15...got any suggestions on how to incorporate team building between two extremes?
I have a highly motivated client (Father age 63 who is obese) who has a daughter who wants to tag along every once and awhile (age 15 who is obese)...they both are a dream client. HIGHLY motivated! What are some great exercises I could use for them together? Any partner exercise ideas?
In addition to the above suggestions, I would recommend to them to find a race they would like to participate in and sign up. This will give them an extra reason to work together and accomplish a task from which they will both benefit from it and they will motivate and push each other to reach that goal.
Yes, absolutely, there are plenty. How lucky are you to have two dream clients.
You can loop the resistance bands around each other so each has a pair of handles to hold on to. You can also use the band with one person holding the handles and the other holding the center of the resistance, but, this way, you can only use one strength.
Push ups with a high five while facing each other. The same for other prone exercises.
Ball passes while back to back, standing and seated.
Squats holding hands to really lean into the glute squat.
Have fun using your imagination.
As a trainer please take into consideration that many obese clients cannot lie on the ground, or get down and up from the ground.
Also, anticipate the strength of the father when doing partner work with is younger daughter.
I would incorporate moderate walking patterns and create a circuit workout where they can work together in stations for instance, bicep curls with weights, (many obese clients cannot maneuver resistance bands, their girth sometimes doesn't allow for it) followed by a step touch series, followed by a tricep extension.
Squats can be tough on knee joints, you can have them stand up and sit back down on chairs,or benches.
Bouncing balls, boxing, dancing, walking on treadmills or the eliptical side by side are great too.
Good luck and have fun!
What are the results of the objective assessments. Do any one of them have any diagnosed clinical conditions. If so that changes the game.
Remember, obesity is a CLINICAL condition. It is a DISEASE. Does Dad have hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol if so you can't treat them the same.
I don't know enough about the clients to give a safe suggestion.
Everyone responds to exercise differently depending upon their level of conditioning.
Best to you.