It really depends, of course, on your clients’ goals and fitness levels. However, there are limitless ideas for cardio training in the home!
Here are a few ideas– and when done without rest in between, some of these put together will produce a great cardio, and even strength benefit:
–Stairs or a Step
–Weight training (compound upper and lower body moves get the heart-rate up and provide both a cardio and strength workout. Bonus–two for one!)
–Squat and lunge jumps (can be modified)
–Burpees (any modification)
ALL of these ideas can be used with modifications for almost every fitness level. I have an in-home training business and have to find creative ways not only to give a good cardio/strength workout, but also to modify any activity for clients who have orthopedic issues.
Hope these help you!
If your clients live in a building have them go up and down the stairs between exercises or for a set time. If they live in a high rise that will work even better…keep climbing those stairs…. :-). If they live in a house, then have them either walk or run around the block between exercises or for a specific time or distance. You can use some of the suggestions Christine gave as well in a circuit setting or for time (I’m not sure about the battling ropes unless they have a yard).
I see many good suggestions from Christine and Harris. The possibilities are endless. One I didn’t see mentioned (or I just missed it!) is an agility ladder. There’s many good drills out there using that – you can really make it into a killer CV workout and, at the same time, work on agility, coordination, etc. My racquet sport clients love it – I have 70 year olds using it. You can get a decent one for a very reasonable price – Power Systems/Perform Better.
also don’t forget about the good old aerobics videos which come in any variety of intensities. There are now tons of workouts in YouTube, and you can assess those to make sure that they fit the needs of your client. Here is a link https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=low+impact+cardio+workout+f…. Most of those are designed to be without equipment.