I have been trainin with women who is pear shaped. Her trouble area and most unconditioned part of her body is legs & thighs. Our workouts are focused on leg/butt. We do alot of cicuits w stregthening, cardio & now plymetrics for her lower body. I train her at her home 2x a week. She lost 5 lbs (goal is 10)and lots of inches everywhere except for thighs (only 1 inch). Its been 3 months.
Karin and Natalie bring up some excellent points. I feel that it’s important to keep in mind her overall well-being and not sacrifice that for the sake of “inches lost.”
Out of curiosity, how long have you two been training together?
Also, how much have you two talked about what she eats? Is she helping or hindering progress with how she spends her time outside of the training sessions?
Below you’ll find a link to a great IDEA article that, if you haven’t already looked at, might be of interest to you:
Although a bit dated, the majority of its information would be great to know for anyone working with an arthritic client. Let me know if you have any questions come up should you get the chance to read it. I’d be happy to help the best I can.