"Have you trained any clients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery? Do you have any special precautions or suggestions?"

Tricks of the Trade

Working with clients who have had gastric bypass surgery requires some extra caution and attention. I first met one such client about a year after her surgery. I asked her a ton of questions because I wanted to understand her motivation, why she decided to have the surgery, what her experience had been living with the result, what her restrictions and limitations were and how she was working within those limitations—her successes and challenges. One of the things I’ve learned about fitness and clients is that everything stems from their thinking process.

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IDEA Fitness Journal , Volume 10, Issue 11

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