Perhaps one of the most memorable clients that I have had the pleasure to work with is a current client, Elaine. Elaine and I met for her initial assessment and goal evaluation meeting July 27, 2010. Her basic measurements revealed her beginning weight was 190 lbs., her Body Fat was 43%, and her BMI was 35.7. She was 71 years old. Her medical history revealed that she was in a car wreck, where 6 ribs were broken and a punctured lung. She had been to physical therapy for frozen left and right shoulders.
Jon’s Story is pretty typical of my clients that are over 40 and wish to lose weight. Sometimes, clients are reluctant to adopt all of the training process. They try to hold on to their old ideas, especially where diet and cardiovascular activity are concerned. They continue to eat the same as they did in their 20’s and stick to the same cardiovascular activity as they have done for years or resume what they did in their 20’s. Unfortunately, this rarely works. The metabolism changes as we age, and the changes become more dramatic and apparent after 40.