Finally got my mom to go to my personal trainer...she's 84

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    Aug 28, 2009 11:50 AM GMT
    She's only had two sessions and she is giddy with how well she is performing. I am sure the PT is asking only the minimum of her, but she is way out performing his every request. That surprises him and delights her...and her psychological perception of herself is very important to get her to continue. She can balance herself on the dome of the BOSU ball on one foot. I couldnt do that when I started post-therapy...but then I was holding a computer and typing postings onto RJ at the same time....that's how I got to 12000, dontcha know. But I digress....anyhoo....it will be interesting to see how well she progresses with his guidance.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Aug 28, 2009 12:02 PM GMT
    Congrats there David. Most people your mother's age wouldn't even seriously consider something like that. I think its fantastic. Keep us informed.

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    Aug 28, 2009 12:51 PM GMT
    Two thumbs up, Caslon!

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  • Timbales

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    Aug 28, 2009 12:52 PM GMT
    that's nice
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    Aug 28, 2009 1:26 PM GMT
    Go you
    Go mom
    Go PT.


    Mom my just started aqua therapy and she calls me after every session to tell me her progress. I love it!
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    Aug 28, 2009 1:39 PM GMT
    I'm sure you looked into your trainer's background and his/her ability to work with older clientele? Most trainers are not qualified to take seniors under their wing. In fact, they can actually do more harm than good. Be careful ... and congrats to you and your mother.
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    Aug 28, 2009 1:49 PM GMT

    COOL POST

    Good luck to you both.

  • cowboyathlete

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    Aug 28, 2009 2:24 PM GMT
    Caslon12000 saidShe's only had two sessions and she is giddy with how well she is performing. I am sure the PT is asking only the minimum of her, but she is way out performing his every request. That surprises him and delights her...and her psychological perception of herself is very important to get her to continue. She can balance herself on the dome of the BOSU ball on one foot. I couldnt do that when I started post-therapy...but then I was holding a computer and typing postings onto RJ at the same time....that's how I got to 12000, dontcha know. But I digress....anyhoo....it will be interesting to see how well she progresses with his guidance.
    Your mom rocks!
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    Aug 29, 2009 12:45 AM GMT
    She had her metabolic age tested at the PT's like I did. Her metabolic age is.....wait for it.......43!!!!!!

    So she still has the metabolic engine in there to rebuild her strength and stamina.

    ....Her bones are fine ....She needs to drink more fluids. ....She agrees with that.

    But just getting such a good age for her metabolic age has really lifted her spirits.

    Now we are all curious to see what happens with regular exercise under the guidance of a trained PT.
  • Webster666

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    Aug 29, 2009 6:20 AM GMT
    I love this. The exercise will be good for her, as well as the social interaction. You have every right to be proud of her. Go, mom !