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!!
it is always tempting to work out with a new client who considers hiring you. It puts you in a funny spot.
I may have lost clients this way, but I never work out with somebody who has not completed paperwork. I do an assessment, and yes, the client has already paid something. Part of this assessment is to take the blood pressure.
One thing struck me about your comment. You mentioned that you always do HIIT training with your clients. While this type of training may be appropriate to some, it is not appropriate to all clients. A lot of clients want to do it because folklore has it that it produces faster results and burns more calories. For them, the stabilization entry level of the OPT model may be a better starting point.