How do you explain to clients that they can get a cardio workout without a treadmill or elliptical? What would be a sample workout you would give a client who says they just dojt feel like theyre getting enough of a workout without doing cardio machines? Clients that dont have a gym membership or time to walk outside when its cold or raining.
I’ve had this question come up before. It’s a fact that walking outside burns more calories that walking on a treadmill because we rely 100% on our bodies to do the work. If your clients think that they still don’t get enough of a cardio, you could suggest to them to add some hills or walk on grass, sand or dirt roads or even adding some weight by carrying a backpack. Also taking the stairs instead of the elevator can add to their calorie expenditure. Moving around their office space or house instead of sitting for most of the day can also help. Maybe they can add a few body weight exercises while walking or biking to keep their HR elevated (unless they have a medical condition that would restrict them from doing so). Even when it’s cold outside the human body will burn more calories by walking outside. Our bodies are amazing machines that will adopt and evolve continuously. If it’s too cold or if it’s a rainy day one solution could be for them to go to a mall and do their cardio indoors.
These are just a few ideas to offer them and I hope this helps.