AAAI – Virtual Conference, September 17 th , 2022
Personal Fitness Trainer – Phase-1
Essay Question for the classes taught by Dr. Todd Bezilla
A new client makes an appointment with you for an initial assessment
and introductory 2-week workout program. The client is a 40-year old
female that has been medically cleared to exercise with no known
medical problems or contraindications. She notes she has not had a
regular exercise routine in years and to celebrate turning 40, she would
like to firm up, lose some fat around her waist and hips so she looks
good in a 2-piece swim suit, and she wants to be able to run (complete)
a 5K (3.1 mile) charity event, in one month. She states she is committed
to achieving these goals and will do whatever you tell her to do, either
with you or on her own, in a gym or at home.
Please describe in detail the process you will follow from your initial
meeting with her, including forms you will have her sign, the
assessment you will perform for her 5 components of fitness, and the
sample program you will give her to get her started.
Please include any recommendations you would make for her after her
initial 2-week program, considering she wants to be able to complete a
5K (3.1 mile) event at the end of 4 weeks. Also, if you would want her to
perform a taper in her 4 th week so that her legs are “fresh” for her 5K
event, please include that information in your recommendations.
Consider safety, effectiveness, and efficiency when creating her sample
program. Please write the program in a manner that you could hand it
to her to follow.