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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Indianapolis

One of the more popular apartment benefits is the fitness center. In this space you will typically have access to treadmills and stationary bikes, weight machines, and a range of other training tools to keep you in shape. Whether you need an impactful 60-minute session or a lighter run, it's simple to pop over to the gym and do your routine. It’s even easier if your own complex has a dedicated space that’s open all hours of the day.

However, there might be times when your schedule doesn’t have flexibility for a stop at the fitness center. Thankfully, if you can’t go, you can do your exercises from your own living space. Do your best with these tips for small space exercises and homemade equipment during your apartment workouts in Indianapolis.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Boost Your Heart Rate With Small Space Cardio Drills

A primary obstacle of exercising in an apartment is a lack of space. If you have an open room in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you can install a your own makeshift gym, but not all Indianapolis apartments have room for things like treadmills or ellipticals. Thankfully, there are a variety of exercises that don’t require equipment or much space to get your blood pumping.

ITo begin your apartment workout, locate an empty space in your apartment layout where you won’t stress about knocking something over. You only need room to reach out your hands or stretch out on the floor without hitting something. Slide furniture over a few inches if you have to.

Once you have enough space, get going with some common cardio drills, including:

  • Jumping jacks

  • Lunges

  • Burpees

  • Mountain climbers

  • Standing toe touches

  • Jogging in place

Practice these exercises for 20 to 30 minutes each day, and you will feel as good as you do on a treadmill. If you require more guidance, work out with an online video or invest in an exercise-centered video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Strengthen Muscle Without Disturbing Neighbors

Creating a disturbance is a concern with apartment workouts in Indianapolis when sharing walls with other Residents. If you reside directly above neighbors, they probably won’t appreciate hearing your before-work squat jumps.

Try bodyweight resistance exercises instead. These simple moves strengthen muscles and joints which leads to better mobility and stability. And unlike your cardio workout, most exercises that use your own bodyweight don’t have you jumping up and down on the floor. Allocate a small area within your unit and try quieter exercises, such as:

  • Press-ups

  • Air Squats

  • Crunches

  • Wall Sits

  • Single-leg balances

  • Single-leg bridges

  • Front and lateral raises

  • Spider crawls

Get Flexible With Yoga And Do It From Home

Yoga and pilates are smart options to work out in smaller settings because you only need an area the size of your mat. This gives you a lot of flexibility for the location of your work out to boost your flexibility, balance, and total health. Try these routines on your balcony or patio, in your living room, or in your bedroom. Surprisingly, some yoga moves can be practiced directly on your mattress!

You can get creative with workout accessories too. If you lack space to store things like blocks and wedges, try robe ties as bands, food cans for weights, and a folded blanket for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Add Variety To Your Indianapolis Apartment Workouts With Improvised Equipment

Conditioning your body can be a drag or even ineffective when you go through the same daily routine. Add variety to your limited-area regiment by implementing weight lifting. There’s no need for a a bunch of expensive dumbbells or a bench press set. Simply use things in your apartment, like:

  • Larger books like dictionaries

  • Water jugs

  • Packaged dog food

  • 12- or 24-packs of beverages

  • Bags of beans or rice

  • A backpack filled with books or cans

  • A gallon of milk

If you’re really missing gym equipment, turn to your own furniture. Sofas and dining chairs provide a solid base for weight lifting and balance training. Utilizing improvised equipment for your Indianapolis apartment workouts might feel a little awkward when you start, but don’t allow that to get in the way of your optimal physical health. With a little practice, you will design an effective workout routine to do in your living area anytime the neighborhood health club is not an option.

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

Bring Your Active Lifestyle To Riverview Apartments In Indianapolis

If you’re looking for the most suitable place for your physical fitness needs, plan a visit to Riverview Apartments. We have spacious floor plans, exciting amenities, and a gym that opens early in the morning to late at night. Our Leasing Specialists are ready to help you find the perfect apartment. Make an appointment today by dialing (317) 751-4053 or by selecting the “schedule a tour” button.

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460 N. White River Parkway West Drive
IndianapolisIndiana 46222
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