I’m a newly certified trainer, at age 50, and I have a friend who I’m helping get started on a fitness program. I was thinking of starting her out on the machines, like I was 12 years ago. Mostly to get her comfortable with them so she can use them when I’m not around and also to just get her familiar with how all the muscles work individually. Would you say that’s the correct way to approach it? I’m only asking cause I don’t use machines anymore except for the back sometimes. I like more of the body weight functional exercises.
Thanks everyone. After thinking about it for a week I have a better idea of what i”m going to do now.
She failed her 3 min step test! Probably because she’s a smoker. She’s working on her cardio. I did some strength and flexibility tests in the assessment but have not learned yet the functional assessment system.
She’s a hair dresser so I think we’ll work on shoulder and back, tho she did seems quite strong in that area.
I don’t want to scare her away with too many squats or lunges and have her be sore for days! But I think I will mix it up with a little bit of free weights, machine and body weight.
Any tips on boosting confidence?! 🙂