Two weeks ago, I started working with a new client who has agreed to track all of her progress with you all online in the form of a diary.
When we started, she gave me two goals, to increase her flexibility and to dramatically decrease her weight. She has agreed to train with me five times a week for an hour session, and now that we are two weeks in, to attend at least one hour and a half exercise class of Bikram Yoga.
We started with a gentle cardio session, then moved into weights and finally finished the week with some core and abdominal work. ‘I feel like every muscle in my body is aching’ ‘But I cant touch my toes’ ‘Ive never been able to do a press up’ ‘I need a break’ were just some of the moans and groans but after two days rest at the weekend, week two started.
Combining lots of heavier weights and more cardio based exercise, but where we struggled was that the client feet were beginning to hurt with all of the impact we were placing on them. We tried doing more core and abs work and taking the strain off the feet but found bare foot training worked better.
Week three starts on Monday, and so does part two, the inclusion of the bikram yoga sessions. So far, the progress we have seen is an increase of muscle mass, especially within the arms and the legs are beginning to look more toned. We have also seen a lose of weight on the scales and trousers are starting to feel looser. Will keep you posted.