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!!
The words you need to hear are “Medical Clearance”. This person needs to get medical clearance from her doctor in writing. She has demonstrated already that she is not adhering to her physicians advice (did not take her meds that day). While this may not lead to a disaster everytime, it could easily lead to something bad happening eventually. A cardiac event is rarely caused by one mistake, it is the culmination of years of mistakes. Protect the client and yourself, get this client cleared to work with you.