I have a client who is 125 lbs with 25% body fat, she is toned and lean except for her mid section. We do Pilates ab series and other Pilates excercises, ab machines, crunches, full sit ups with weights, and we’ve gotten into hoola hooping, still this is where most of her problem area is. Are there any different things we can do? Or some dietary change that may help?
From the information you have provided and without being too specific (since I don’t have enough information regarding her health history, training regiment, diet plans, etc.) I would suggest that engaging into interval training 2-3 times a week might help her losing more BF%. I believe that a BF target of 20% or lower will eliminate much of her fat around her waist (and her overall as well). Since you have not provided much information about her diet, maybe switching a few things will not hurt. As far as doing cardio for 1 hour 3 times a week I would have her do a higher intensity cardio for about 25-30 minutes each time 3-4 times a week. Adding some sprints drills should also help. I would also add a few other type of exercise equipment such as ropes, kettlebells and other type of cross training. I’m sure you know your client better than anyone, so you can suggest to her the best approach to help her with her reach those goals.