As in all other aspects of an effective program, it must be simple and easy. For some participants, the completion of one set of one exercise may be a success. Here, the use of a multi-modal system is key for proper performance of each exercise and safety. Progression will be based on each individual and his or her fitness levels. It is counterproductive to push beyond reasonable limits for each client.
Developing a game plan with the client and reviewing it each time before starting will help to reinforce what is accomplished.
Listing the benefits of strength training, posting this list, and reviewing it frequently may help to motivate participants with short-term memory problems. Because of common short-term memory problems, all aspects of the fitness program should be methodical and repetitive.