The programme: Jenny Hunt

'I want to lose weight and keep my health – I'm not getting any younger'
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Name Jenny Hunt
Age 50
Occupation Office administrator
Lives Newbury Park, Essex
Marital status Married
Height 5ft 4in
Weight 10 stone 7lb
Aim to lose half a stone and maintain general fitness

Jenny: I have played tennis for the past five years ­ I play now at least once a week. I would like to lose another half-stone. Because I play tennis, I also have to think about my knees. And I'm not getting any younger, so I would like to maintain my fitness level so that I can continue to play tennis and, of course, for my general health. I'm not a vegetarian ­ I eat anything, although I do now tend to void fatty foods because recently I was heavier than I wanted to be. I have always been good as far as vegetables are concerned, but I should probably eat more. I only drink alcohol on the weekends and special occasions. I have never smoked.

The nutritionist: Jenny's first aim is to eat small, regular meals of improved quality. She should take part of her lunch into work ­ a salad with tuna or chicken, with a medium jacket potato or a hot soup from the canteen. Healthy snacks include a piece of hard fruit, a live yoghurt, a handful of almonds, walnuts or cashews.

The trainer: Jenny's weight hovers around 10st 7lb, and her body fat is 30.1 per cent. Neither is a major problem, but both could be reduced. I would encourage Jenny to play tennis twice a week. That apart, Jenny should exercise twice a week initially, as described below. By teaching her postural exercises, Jenny's back problem could be alleviated permanently.

Aerobic
Trampette 10-15min of bouncing
Walking 30min per day, varied strength
Shoulder press 2x20
One-arm row 2x20
Bench press 2x20
Squats 2x20
Biceps curls 2x20
Triceps extensions 2x20

Core stability training
Leg lifts and straighten 5 each leg
Crunches 2x20
Reverse crunches 2x20

Flexibility training
Spine rotations 5 each way
Knee rolls 10 each way
Shoulder rolls 10sec hold
Hamstring stretch 10sec hold

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