Hello Tom Christ,
Age is not the factor, the body’s condition is; so, find out what the client wants and work toward that goal. I would definitely add in balance work. Cardio can be done; all it takes is raising the heart rate. Do your consultation like you do with anyone else, follow the safety guidelines as you would with anyone else, listen to the client when they tell you something and the two of you will work nicely together to put a program together. As the client progresses, you both will find out what works and what does not, whether that be physically as well as mentally….if they don’t like to do something, find some other move to keep things enjoyable.
Good luck to you both,
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
You should train everyone according to their fitness level, assessment findings, physician’s clearance/directions, desired goals, using proper progressions, within your scope and abilities, and in manner that reflects respect and consideration.
I work with a group of 70 to 90 year old clients. Some of whom work harder than some of my 30 to 40 year old clients. One of my clients is over 70 and still competing in triathlons. I don’t make many decisions based solely on one aspect of a clients current status. And especially not be their age.