People like to exercise. Cats don’t like exercise unless it involves chasing a laser point across the room or stalking a mouse or bird in tall grass. That’s why Jacob the cat has a horrified look on his face when its owner tried to use Jacob as a kettle bell.
The idea is to bond with the cat while getting a good work out in the process. However to the cat, this means putting up with its strange owner and losing its freedom temporarily in the process. If you think exercising with your cat is a good idea, start by letting the cat sleep while you exercise nearby. That’s the closest way most cats want to be involved in your work out regimen.