Gymboss, Fat Loss and Your Post Baby Client

19 Mar

By Jenny Burrell BSc (Hons), Founder of Burrell Education, Specialist REPs Endorsed CPD For Pregnancy and Post Natal Fitness & Therapy Education, London, UK.

A Gymboss and the Post Baby client aren’t usually mentioned in the same breath.  That sweet little pink timer above is usually associated with ball-busting sweat-fest workouts (usually including burpees!!!!) that are used to blowtorch fat in super-fast time. So why aren’t we using them with a group of clients who’s number 1 goal is FATLOSS & CHUB-BUSTING!!!  Why isn’t this the tool du jour for trainers with a client group who is desperately in need of a fat-burning hormonal reboot if ever there was one?  A bit of lateral thinking required!

The beauty of any kind of interval training is that it can be adjusted to suit EVERY level of fitness. From sofa surfer to elite athlete, the individual is challenged at their personal level of fitness.  In terms of  an early post baby client, a 30 second on/30 second off speed walking interval split for a mom who is using pram-pushing and walking as her main source of exercise  daily would yield great results if carried out for 20-30 minutes, 5 days a week.  As she improves in strength and stamina, the work phase simply increases or a combination of work phase increasing and rest phase decreasing would add even further challenge.  Brilliant for those of you who do outdoor buggy classes, great for those of you who use boxing for interval training  and great for guiding  your clients exercise sessions when she’s working on her own.  How simple is that?!  As she then regains strength, the Gymboss is then used to guide a great functional, integrated, metabolic circuit (of course it needs to be a bespoke creation for her specific needs and abilities).  Timings can be manipulated as well as the level of each exercise perfectly and progression is a piece of cake again.  Finally, when your mom is reaching the end of her ‘post baby’ phase and has returned to full health, strength and function the timer can be used for outdoor running classes, again to ensure you work at fat-blitzing intensities to get RESULTS!

Above:  One of ‘Gymbossed’ Post Baby Clients!  Before & After

As well as the Gymboss helping you perfectly manipulate intensity (vital for post baby fat loss) it totally minimizes chatting (which we all know can be a bit of a problem with some clients – joke – not!) but when the 20-30 mins of work is done guess what… then get lots of time to perform some great hands on stretches, perform a little of massage  or other soft tissue release and, even finish off with an end of workout breath meditation and a CHAT;-) adding HUGE value to your service. IT’S  BEEN THE WAY FORWARD NOW FOR THE REST OF FITNESS AND POST NATAL IS COMING ALONG ON THE JOURNEY TOO!

Remember……………Keep it passionate, mediocrity is a sin ;-))

(Thanks to my dear friend Julie Bartlett for shining the light – mwah XX)

You can buy a Gymboss anywhere online but as a Pregnancy/Post Baby Specialist, you might want to get yours here – – MUTU is the creation of another dear friend of mine, Wendy Powell and while you’re there, check out her brilliant and inspirational site and blog.

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2 Responses to “Gymboss, Fat Loss and Your Post Baby Client”

  1. pip skinner March 26, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I got my gymboss a couple of weeks ago and have been using it for post natal PT clients and a buggy class and it is brilliant!!

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