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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Indianapolis

One of the more popular amenities in apartment complexes is the fitness center. In this space you can find treadmills and stationary bikes, free weights or gym machines, and additional fitness gear to help you stay healthy. If you’re looking for an intense hour workout or a short walk, it's easy to stop in your local gym and complete your regimen. It’s even easier if your own apartment property has a fitness center that’s open all hours of the day.

But sometimes your busy life doesn’t allow for a session at the fitness center. Luckily, when you can’t make it to the gym, you’re still able to do your exercises from the convenience of your home. Do your best with these tips for limited area activities and impromptu weights during your apartment workouts in Indianapolis.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Feel the Burn With Reduced Space Cardio Workouts

A difficulty of working out in an apartment is the limited area. If you have an open room in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you may be able to install a your own mini gym, but not all Indianapolis apartments have room for things like treadmills or ellipticals. Thankfully, a great deal of cardio drills don’t need space or big workout machines to get your heart racing.

To start your apartment workout, find an open spot in your apartment where you won’t stress about running into something. You just need enough space to move freely or lay on your back without hitting the wall. Slide furniture over a little bit if you need to.

When you have some space, get going with some common cardio drills, like the following:

  • Jumping jacks

  • Squat jumps

  • Burpees

  • Skaters

  • Standing toe touches

  • High knees

Practice these drills for 20 to 30 minutes each day, and you will feel as good as you do on the stair climber or elliptical. If you require some extra motivation, use an online workout video or invest in an exercise-centered video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Build Strength Without Disturbing Neighbors

Creating a disturbance is a concern with apartment workouts in Indianapolis when you share walls with other Residents. If you live above your neighbors, they probably won’t appreciate hearing your 6 AM jumping jacks.

Instead, you can use common drills that utilize your own bodyweight. These simple moves enhance your muscles and joints which leads to better mobility and stability. In comparison to your cardio routine, many bodyweight resistance exercises don’t involve jumping around. Find an open space in your apartment and attempt these quiet but effective exercises, such as:

  • Press-ups

  • Air Squats

  • Crunches

  • Dips

  • Planks

  • Glute bridges

  • Straight-leg calf raises

  • Spider crawls

Improve Your Health With Yoga And Do It From Home

Yoga and pilates are smart options to train in smaller settings because you only require enough space for a mat. This provides ample flexibility for places you can exercise to improve your physical flexibility. Try yoga or pilates outside on your balcony, in your family room, or next to your bed. Surprisingly, some yoga moves can be done directly on your mattress!

You can get creative with yoga and pilates equipment too. If you are short on space to store yoga mats or dumbells, try robe ties as bands, food cans for weights, and a folded blanket for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Diversify Your Indianapolis Apartment Workouts With Homemade Equipment

Conditioning your body loses its appeal and effectiveness when you do the same routine every day. Bring a little diversity to your limited-area regiment by mixing in some weight lifting. You don’t need a an extensive dumbbell set or a standard bench. Just use what you have around your apartment, like:

  • Larger books like dictionaries

  • Water jugs

  • Packaged dog food

  • 12- or 24-packs of beverages

  • Bags of beans or rice

  • A tote bag filled with cans

  • A gallon of milk

If the lack of gym equipment has you concerned, get creative with your furniture. Couch arm rests and chairs from your dining set provide a solid base for balancing or weight training. Making do with things in your home for your Indianapolis apartment workouts might feel a little awkward in the beginning, but don’t allow that to be a hindrance to your training objectives. With a touch of ingenuity, you will design a worthwhile workout to do in your living area when the fitness center is closed.

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

Bring Your Active Lifestyle To The Waverley Apartments In Indianapolis

When searching for an apartment community for your active lifestyle, schedule a tour at The Waverley Apartments. We provide spacious floor plans, the amenities you want, and a fitness facility with flexible hours to meet the demands of your schedule. Our Leasing Specialists are ready to help you find the right apartment for you. Make an appointment today by calling 317-800-7017 or by clicking the “schedule a tour” button.

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