I was able to workout with this new client the other day and she kept having to take breaks all the time and then told me she has high blood pressure and is on medicine but didn’t take it that morning so will the next time I see her. She just came with a friend to see if she wanted to hire me and does but I’m concerned about this and what I should do to help her but also don’t want to worry about working her out too hard! I always do some type of HIIT training with clients and don’t want issues obviously! Any help would be amazing!!
Do you use a PAR-Q or something similar with your clients? I’m not sure what your certifications are but for my level of certification I’m not allowed to work with someone with high blood pressure without a clearance from a physician. You may want to check to see if you are OK to work with this client(from a certification/insurance standpoint).
Assuming that you are, HITT is probably not appropriate for someone that has not exercised before (not sure if this is the case). Other precautions are being careful lifting weight overhead. I usually use alternating arms for shoulder press or use a lateral raise instead. Also you may want to check her blood pressure before exercising.