Having just returned from IDEA World, I better take more than one day off after having tried all that fun stuff and feeling thoroughly beaten up 🙂
But I hear your concern: for some people it becomes a ‘slippery slope’. When we look at health club statistics, once people begin to grop off in attendance, it may only be a small step toward reverting back to a lifestyle that does not include exercise.
A concept of ‘active rest’ may help. Of course the client should listen to her body, but taking a walk or doing something of a restorative nature may well be part of such a rest and recovery period. It keeps the idea of exercise as part of everyday life current.