As soon as I passed my test to become a personal trainer the first person I called, was my sister. I asked her if she’d be willing to let me train her. She said yes. What an awesome sister. I have learned so much while training her. She has always been so supportive.
I love trying out new workouts on my sister. She’s always open to trying new things, but she really hates workouts that involve cardio. I mean let’s be honest running can get kind of boring, unless you grew up running or playing soccer. The elliptical or the stair master can get boring, especially if there is no television in the room (first world problems).
When I do cardio with my sister, I try to be creative with the workout routine. You need to increase that heart rate so that you can get the benefits that come along with cardio (burning FAT).
If you’re getting bored of your regular cardio routine then you should try these two workouts:
Cardio Circuit training
- 1 minute of jogging in place
- 1 minute of butt kicks
- 1 minute of jumping jacks
- 1 minute of high knees
- 1 minute of jumping squats
Rest 2 minutes after performing this circuit. My sister did 5 rounds of this circuit, but you can do less rounds.
Sometimes we do jump rope for 1 minute instead of jogging in place. Figure out how many minutes you would like to spend doing cardio, pump up some good music, and then try this cardio circuit. Be creative and choose your favorite movements. I particularly, love to jump rope (maybe I’m the only one who loves to jump rope).
- 20 Jumping squats
- 20 squats kicks
- 10 burpees
- 20 lunges (1o on each leg)
- 20 squats
- 10 burpees
- 4 rounds
This is a challenging workout, so when I began training my sister we started off with 2 rounds. We slowly worked our way up to 3 rounds and then 4 rounds. If you haven’t worked out in a while then try 2 rounds, but do half the repetitions of this workout.
Both of these workouts can be done without any equipment. Try it out at home when you don’t want to go for a jog outside or you don’t feel like going to the gym to get on a machine.