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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Indianapolis

December 18, 2020

Apartment workout tips

One of the more popular apartment amenities is the fitness center. In this space you can find ellipticals and treadmills, weightlifting equipment, and other items to improve your health. Whether you need a vigorous training session or a quick 15-minute jog, it's convenient to pop over to the gym and complete your regimen. It’s even easier if your own apartment property has an exercise area that’s available all hours of the day.

However, there might be times when your hectic lifestyle doesn’t have flexibility for a stop at the fitness center. Luckily, when you can’t make it to the gym, you can still get in your regular routine right at home. Do your best with these tips for minimal room exercises and improvised weights or equipment during your apartment workouts in Indianapolis.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Get Your Heart Pumping With Reduced Space Cardio Workouts

A difficulty of training in an apartment is a lack of space. If you have an open room in your multi-bedroom apartment, you might have the ability to create a your own makeshift gym, but not all Indianapolis apartments can hold large pieces of equipment. Luckily, there are a variety of exercises that don’t require equipment or much space to get your heart racing.

To start your apartment workout, move to an open spot in your apartment where you won’t stress about knocking something over. You just need enough space to reach out your hands or lay on your back without bumping something. Slide furniture over a little bit if you have to.

Once you have enough space, attempt some popular cardio-based exercises, such as:

  • Jumping jacks

  • Squat jumps

  • Burpees

  • Mountain climbers

  • Tuck jumps

  • Jogging in place

Do these exercises for required amount of time per day, and you will feel as good as you do on heavy equipment. If you need some extra motivation, use an online workout video or look into buying an exercise-focused video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Strengthen Muscle With Quiet Bodyweight Resistance Exercises

Noise creates another issue with apartment workouts in Indianapolis when you share walls with other people. If you have neighbors below you, they probably won’t appreciate hearing your before-work squat jumps.

Instead, you can use common drills that utilize your own bodyweight. These familiar motions strengthen muscles and joints which leads to greater stability and mobility. And unlike your cardio workout, many bodyweight resistance exercises don’t involve jumping around. Find an open space within your unit and attempt these quiet but effective exercises, including:

  • Push-ups

  • Squats

  • Crunches

  • Dips

  • Single-leg balances

  • Single-leg bridges

  • Front and lateral raises

  • Spider crawls

Improve Your Health With Yoga And Exercise From Home

Yoga and pilates are great ways to work out in your apartment because you only require enough space for a mat. This provides ample flexibility for places you can exercise to enhance your overall health. Try these popular exercises with fresh air on your balcony, in your family room, or beside your bed. Surprisingly, some yoga moves are easily done on your bed!

There’s an opportunity to improvise with workout accessories too. If you lack space to store yoga mats or dumbells, try scarves for bands, food cans for weights, and a folded blanket for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Bring Some Versatility To Your Indianapolis Apartment Workouts With Improvised Equipment

Working out gets boring and ineffective when you never alter your routine. Bring a little diversity to your limited-area regiment by implementing weights. There’s no need for an extensive dumbbell set or a bench press set. You can utilize what you already have in your apartment, like:

  • Heavy books

  • Laundry detergent bottles

  • Bags of pet food

  • 12- or 24-packs of beverages

  • Bags of beans or rice

  • A tote bag filled with cans

  • A gallon of milk

When you can’t seem to get over the lack of gym equipment, get creative with your furniture. Couches, chairs, and ottomans provide a foundation for weight lifting and balance training. Utilizing improvised equipment for your Indianapolis apartment workouts could seem strange at first, but don’t let that get in the way of your fitness goals. In a short time, you will design an effective workout routine to do in your living area anytime the fitness center is not available.

workout room with treadmills, weights, and other exercise machines.

Bring Your Active Lifestyle To The Edge Apartment Living In Indianapolis

When searching for the right apartment for your physical fitness needs, come check out The Edge Apartment Living. We provide roomy layouts, the amenities you want, and a fitness facility that opens early in the morning to late at night. Our Leasing Specialists are here to assist you in finding the perfect apartment. Schedule your tour today by dialing 463-345-4399 or by selecting the “schedule a tour” button.