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.
This really does depend on your client’s needs, but for clients that want to get a good “cardio” workout at home on the days they are not working with me, I create a fairly simple circuit that they can repeat as many times as they want to (I usually recommend a minimum of 2 circuits).
I generally include 5 to 10 exercises, and I make sure to demonstrate any modifications that they will need to fit their fitness level. I also instruct them to rest for 2-20 full breaths between exercises depending on their fitness level. If they have specific equipment at home, I will incorporate that into the routine as well.
Here’s a quick example that I use for one of my clients:
1. 60 jumping jacks
2. 20 push up (modified as necessary)
3. 60 high knees
4. 30 band rows
5. 60 butt kicks
6. 30 plank jacks
Rest for a minute or 2 and repeat!