Use monitored treadmill time to visit with the client about goals and objectives, nutrition status, workout progress and challenges. Standing by also gives you the ability to monitor heart rate, rating of perceived exertion (RPE), incline, speed, their ability to talk and exercise . . . If you recently performed an assessment, they may be able to listen and review a summary of the results. It’s a good time to have them increase their heart rate while getting the chance to visit with them to build your personal relationship with them. Sometimes it’s hard to do that in a strength training or interval training session because you’re cuing motions, administering the workout, etc.