I have a 60 year old client that right now does not have access to medical care to be seen by a physician, to begin a program. However, she is attempting to change her sedentary lifestyle and begin things such as simple as walking instead of sitting all day, swimming when able, and recently I gave her a wellness package of a Stability Ball, Resistance Bands, Stretch Bands and Exercise Loop Bands.
I want to help her get started and basically know all the many things she can’t do but would like to know what she can do. She has not worked out in over 10 years, she is about 40 lbs overweight (mainly all belly fat).
Any suggestions? She is working on getting to a physician but her current predicament is not so good.
Thanks, just need some help!
I know that what I am going to say is not what you want to hear: I would not train this client without a physician’s approval. Who knows what you are dealing with: high blood pressure (uncontrolled?), diabetes, hyperlipidemia?
I realize that your heart is in the right place and that you want to help her. But would you want to carry the risk of an exercise-induced emergency?