As the snow melts and April rains make way for May flowers, encourage your training clients and class participants to supplement structured exercise with outdoor activities. Here, courtesy of The Cooper Institute, is a list of common springtime endeavors, along with their calorie expenditures in a 30-minute period:

  • watering the lawn or garden, 63
  • playing with a Frisbee® disk, 125
  • golfing, 146
  • planting seedlings, 188
  • playing singles tennis, 334
  • cleaning gutters, 209