Originally Posted by glwanabe
Don't have very high expectations the first visit. Especially if you had to convince her.
Just make her feel comfortable and answer questions. Let her try what you do at an appropriate weight. Make it fun. Don't go in expecting this to be a hardcore session for you. This is time you need to spend as her mentor, in what is happening.
She needs to feel empowered to want to come back, not as though she doesn't belong. Anything she does is an acomplishment.
If she shows interest in having a program of her own to follow, then have her do a basic fullbody program. Keep it very simple, and keep the weights light.
This is more about getting a taste of what a workout is, rather than having the meal.
Once she decides she wants to push a little harder, then the 2nd set should be upped to make it harder. Build from there.
nice post and i completely agree.
if you want it to be something she continues...make it fun for her. take an easy night for yourself like GL said...exactly.