I have a 72 yr. old male client who is making tremendous progress (and can work circles around a couple of my 40-something guys) but complains about the struggles of aging at least once a week. He has always been a high energy, go-go-go type person, but the last couple years his body isn’t allowing that as much anymore.
Any suggestions on helping him with mindset and embracing the aging process?
How are you currently responding when he makes these comments?
It’s hard to see our clients struggling with age-related decline in fitness. Sometimes, I’m a cheerleader. Other times, I’m a realist. “Yes, it sucks that you can’t do “x” any more. I am here with you every step of the way to make your strength and movement last as strong and as long as we can.”