So many considerations.
What are the results of the objective assessments. Do any one of them have any diagnosed clinical conditions. If so that changes the game.
Remember, obesity is a CLINICAL condition. It is a DISEASE. Does Dad have hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol if so you can’t treat them the same.
I don’t know enough about the clients to give a safe suggestion.
Everyone responds to exercise differently depending upon their level of conditioning.
Best to you.
Games, games, games! This father-daughter dynamic is ready-made for some fun and challenging exercise games that will keep them laughing and sweating. Challenge them within their limits, keep it fun and you will have two highly motivated clients who look forward to working out together and in forging a strong father-daughter bond.
Good luck and have fun!
In addition to the above suggestions, I would recommend to them to find a race they would like to participate in and sign up. This will give them an extra reason to work together and accomplish a task from which they will both benefit from it and they will motivate and push each other to reach that goal.
Working with obese clients is not the same as working with overweight or average weight clients
As a trainer please take into consideration that many obese clients cannot lie on the ground, or get down and up from the ground.
Also, anticipate the strength of the father when doing partner work with is younger daughter.
I would incorporate moderate walking patterns and create a circuit workout where they can work together in stations for instance, bicep curls with weights, (many obese clients cannot maneuver resistance bands, their girth sometimes doesn’t allow for it) followed by a step touch series, followed by a tricep extension.
Squats can be tough on knee joints, you can have them stand up and sit back down on chairs,or benches.
Bouncing balls, boxing, dancing, walking on treadmills or the eliptical side by side are great too.
Hello Kristin Chadwick,
Yes, absolutely, there are plenty. How lucky are you to have two dream clients.
You can loop the resistance bands around each other so each has a pair of handles to hold on to. You can also use the band with one person holding the handles and the other holding the center of the resistance, but, this way, you can only use one strength.
Push ups with a high five while facing each other. The same for other prone exercises.
Ball passes while back to back, standing and seated.
Squats holding hands to really lean into the glute squat.
Have fun using your imagination.