I need your advice,
My client is a 26 years old graduate, She is 167 Cm (5.4 Ft) – 136KG (299 lbs).
What i like about her is her determination and mind set, it was not easy for her to show up to my bootcamp as she was very shy…
now she wants to come on regular bases… but I can see that my bootcamp will not benefit her as much (too intense for her) as If i gave her a one-on-one sessions at this stage (I will do it for free as I do not think she can afford me).. so:
She does not have any medical condition, she said that the weight was gained due to medication last year which she stopped.
putting her on a HiiT program of 30 sec hi intensity and 2-3 min low intensity would do the trick right? but I still do not want to risk any injury to joints or ligaments.
I am not sure where to start with her, what would be a good approach to get her on track ?
PS. stationary Bikes are out of question, wont be comfortable at this stage!
Hi Hisham, Everyone has given you GREAT feedback and the only thing I would add is this:
It’s uncomfortable for obese clients to be in laying down positions and also to have to get up and down a lot ( for some, it’s embarrassing in front of the gym, it’s also physically hard and the extra weight is uncomfortable in those positions).
I’ve found the Cable Cross/Free Motion machines to be very helpful (I use the TRX as well) – But these machines allow for a lot of strength training with variety, multi-plane, compound movements- And the person doesn’t have to go to a prone or supine position. They can also use those machines for a base of support to stretch. You can also get a good amount of work done in a short amount of time.
Hope this helps!