“I no longer want to be known as the fat friend. Don’t call me cute for a fat girl or the best dressed fat girl or the funny one. I just want to be a good friend.”
She looked at me and then glanced away. Trying to be the utmost professional, I had to hold back my tears; to help prevent the ones welled up in her eyes from trickling down her cheek.
Training the obese client is truly an emotional journey, for both the client and trainer. It’s always a pleasure to see them getting excited about their results and really adhering to the program.
If you are obese, I would urge you to get into an exercise program, as soon as possible because you need exercise, not for aesthetic purposes, but to help decrease your risk of the following:
Development of cardiovascular disease – Obesity increases the chances of developing diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol, which all contribute to heart disease.
Exercise can improve metabolism, as well as, it aids in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol
Osteoarthritis – Excessive body weight puts more pressure on your bones and joints. For every pound of body weight, three pounds of pressure are added to your knees. Regular exercise can help you lose weight and improves blood flow to the joints, increasing lubrication and reducing friction.
Mental health issues – Obesity has been known to negatively affect a person’s perception of him/herself and mood. Regular exercise can help improve self-esteem, as well as, it can be used as a form of meditation/way to cope with stress.
I understand that as an obese woman you may be insecure about going to a gym, fitting on various pieces of fitness equipment, finding appropriate gym wear, jumping around or simply getting up from floor exercises. Personal training is a great way to begin your fitness journey, if you’re new to the process and want to build up your self confidence in the fitness environment.
If you’re ready to change your life, and would like a safe space to do so, call us at 497-3467 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org