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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Carmel

December 18, 2020

Apartment workout tips

One of the more popular amenities in apartment complexes is the fitness center. In this space you will be able to use ellipticals and treadmills, free weights or gym machines, and additional fitness gear to keep you in shape. Regardless of whether you want an intense hour workout or a lighter run, it's convenient to head by the neighborhood facility and complete your regimen. It’s even more convenient if your apartment community has a dedicated space that’s open from early in the morning to late at night.

Unfortunately, there are days when your busy life won’t permit a session at the fitness center. Thankfully, if you’re not able to get away, you can still get in your regular routine from your own living space. Try these ideas for small space exercises and homemade equipment during your apartment workouts in Carmel.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Boost Your Heart Rate With Small Space Cardio Drills

A difficulty of working out in an apartment is the limited area. If you have extra space in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you can fashion a small home studio, but not all Carmel apartments can hold large pieces of equipment. Luckily, a great deal of cardio drills don’t require equipment or much space to get your blood pumping.

To start your apartment workout, find an open spot in your apartment where there is no chance of knocking something over. You only need room to extend your arms and legs or lay on your back without bumping something. Move tables and chairs over a foot or so if you must.

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

  • Jumping jacks

  • Lunges

  • Burpees

  • Mountain climbers

  • Standing toe touches

  • High knees

Practice these exercises for 20 to 30 minutes each day, and you’ll be sweating as you do on a treadmill. If you require more guidance, use an online workout video or buy a fitness-focused video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Improve Strength With Quiet Bodyweight Resistance Exercises

Noise creates another issue with apartment workouts in Carmel when only thin walls separate you from other people. If you live above your neighbors, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your before-work burpees.

As an alternative, you should consider exercises that use your own bodyweight. These easy movements strengthen muscles and joints which leads to greater stability and mobility. In comparison to your cardio routine, common bodyweight resistance drills don’t involve jumping around. Find an open space within your unit and attempt these quiet but effective exercises, including:

  • Push-ups

  • Air Squats

  • Sit-ups

  • Dips

  • Single-leg balances

  • Glute bridges

  • Straight-leg calf raises

  • Bear crawls

Improve Your Health With Yoga And Exercise From Home

Many exercises like yoga and pilates are excellent choices to train in your apartment because you only require enough space for a mat. This allows plenty of latitude for where you work out to improve your physical flexibility. Try these routines outside on your balcony, in your living room, or in your bedroom. Surprisingly, some yoga moves can be practiced on your bed!

You can get creative with workout accessories too. If you are short on space to store yoga mats or dumbells, try robe ties as bands, filled water bottles for dumbbells, and large books like dictionaries for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Bring Some Versatility To Your Carmel Apartment Workouts With Improvised Equipment

Working out gets boring and ineffective when you never alter your routine. Add variety to your at-home training by mixing in some weight lifting. It doesn’t require having a full set of weights or bulky equipment. Just use what you have around your apartment, like:

  • Larger books like dictionaries

  • Laundry detergent bottles

  • Bags of pet food

  • 12-packs of a canned beverage

  • Bags of flour

  • A tote bag filled with cans

  • A one-gallon milk container

If the lack of gym equipment has you concerned, get creative with your own furniture. Sofas and dining chairs provide support for balancing or weight training. Making do with things in your home for your Carmel apartment workouts could seem strange , but don’t let that be a hindrance to your optimal physical health. With a little practice, you will construct a rewarding routine to do at home when the neighborhood health club is closed.

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

Bring Your Active Lifestyle To Highpointe on Meridian Apartments In Carmel

If you’re looking for the right apartment for your active lifestyle, come check out Highpointe on Meridian Apartments. We provide spacious floor plans, exciting amenities, and a fitness facility that’s open morning to night. Our Leasing Specialists are ready to help you find the right apartment for you. Make an appointment today by calling (317) 342-0670 or by selecting the button to request a tour.