The ultimate goal is to increase cardiovascular endurance and improve a client’s overall health.
Long / Slow Distance Cardio
This is known as continuous training or steady state cardio. It involves performing aerobic exercise at a steady pace for a period of time without a break. Example: A client can walk, jog, cycle, or bike for durations of 20 to 40 minutes. This type of cardiovascular exercise is ideal for both beginners and those returning back to exercise after an injury as each person can work at their own pace and can gradually increase the length of their workouts as they become more fit
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
This involves performing certain aerobic activities at high-intensity levels for short periods of time then followed by a recovery period that can vary in length. During the recovery period, the activity is performed at a slower pace to allow the body time to recuperate. HIIT can be used by people with all fitness levels and can be done by increasing the length of time they exercise and/or adding more sets to a workout. This training is ideal when training for athletic competitions and helps improve glucose metabolism and speed the fat-burning process.
This involves alternating aerobic and anaerobic exercise to maximize workout efforts. Example: A client can jog for 5 minutes and then perform sit-ups for 2 minutes. This training is a great choice for group team building and can alleviate boredom. If short in time, this training can provide both cardio and strength training in one.
This training involves performing more than one type of cardiovascular exercise. It can be done by using more than one type of equipment in a single workout session. Example: A client can exercise for 10 minutes on the stair stepper and then move to the treadmill for another 10 minutes. A person can cross train by using a different piece of equipment each day or by changing the type of cardiovascular exercise they do every few weeks. This training reduces the risk of injury, decreases, and boredom, and increases overall performance.