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 know this is going to sound silly, but did you ask them what type of other activities they’ve tried in the past? Why did they like or not like them? What do they like about the treadmill or eclipsical?
Sometimes our clients give us the answer they think we want to hear or the one they think will get the least objections because they don’t want to give us the real reason. It could be that they don’t like the heat of working outside. Or they don’t like working out in the dark. They had a bad experience with a dog while on a walk before or they like to watch their favorite show while on the treadmill to “get through” the workout. There could be many different reasons.
If you identify that reason that they really don’t want to exercise outside, you can come up with a workout that will work for them. Then ask them if they think they can do that. How comfortable are they that they can complete that work on a scale of 1-10? If they don’t give you a high number find an activity that will give you a high number. You want them involved in the process and to know that you’re listening and care about their progress. You’re trying to set them up to succeed so with time, you can push them further, but it first starts with baby steps.