The beauty of the middle aged professional female client is in their tenacity to get things done. Unlike men, women listen to your every word and have an all or nothing approach to their fitness and nutritional goals. And believe me this is so important for the success in achieving female middle age fat loss.
I believe in order to design a female middle age fat loss program, it is important to understand the lifestyle of the overweight middle aged female client. In many cases she has two jobs. Job one as a career woman often working beyond the 40 hour work week and under a lot of stress, and Job two involves taking care of her family which presents a new set of challenges. Often these challenges can really push the time management envelope. As a result, she has a tendency to give freely to others and put all her needs on the back burner. This includes proper eating, exercise and adequate sleep.
In summary, she cannot adequately time manage her workout routines, eat clean quality food and perhaps she may even skip meals altogether,
Place all of this in-between one slice of stress and one slice sleep deprivation and you have a hormonal shit sandwich.
So what does all this mean to the by the book personal trainer who likes to follow pure nutritional and training concepts? Well, lets just say put them aside and think outside the box. In order to achieve female middle age fat loss, you need to adhere to the following tips.
Number 1. Your workout times for her will have to revolve around her life not yours. If you’re not prepared to get up at the crack of dawn or perhaps see her late at night then refer her out. She needs to get her body moving and this is your job so just do it and forget about going home early to watch ESPN.
Number 2. She will not have adequate time to log in food items and serving sizes on MyFitnessPal, so you will have to personally solicit random eating habits during sessions breaks and go from there.
Number 3. She will not be cooking much at home and most likely is living on Nutrisystem, Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig. You will have to work within these calorie and macro ranges which are not too bad. compared to eating fast food every day. On the weekend she will be faced with a husband who eats greasy fat laden Mexican food and guzzles beer. She can easily fall victim and becomes influenced. Try to recruit the help of her husband if at all possible.
Number 4 Your need to approach her female middle age fat loss from a hormone perspective. Implore her to get a metabolic panel and a physical to help guide your fitness plan design. A Health and Fitness Personal trainer and a concerned physician can be a great alliance in tackling weight loss problems. Put emphasis on getting seven hours of sleep and helping her to relax her mind through brief quiet moments of meditation. Let her know that the workouts should promote a sense of relaxation and quality sleep.
Number 5. Have her limit her caffeine intake to early mornings. She should not imbibe any later than 5:00PM. It’s amazing how profound the effects are on promoting quality sleep and better relaxation.
Numer 6. Have her limit her TV and social media interactions. These should stop two hours prior to bed time. Moreover, Melatonin supplements will help promote a deeper level of sleep if taken two hours before bedtime.
Number 7. With consistency and positive reinforcement from you, she will achieve her female middle age fat loss goals. Stress to her that “Rome wasn’t built in a day” Expect to put in some quality time into this workable process. Let her know that with all the boxes checked off, she will achieve remarkable goals and will feel and look wonderful. You are there to guide her and keep her on track. She’s not perfect, and neither are you. Expect that she will fall short from time to time.
Number 8. Most of all. She is not a man. There is a way to train Tarzan and a way to train Jane. Learn the difference. More is not better and be positive and encourage to the max.
Rivak Hoffman is a Master Personal Trainer with over 18 years working in the industry. He is passionate about writing and educating others about the world of health, fitness and nutrition. For more information about Rivak and his company, go to his website EveryBitFit Arizona
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