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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Indianapolis

One of the more popular apartment amenities is the workout center. In this space you will typically have access to ellipticals and treadmills, weight machines, and additional fitness gear to help you stay healthy. If you’re looking for an impactful 60-minute session or a lighter run, it's easy to head by the neighborhood facility and get your workout. It’s even easier if your apartment community has an exercise area that’s available from morning to night.

But sometimes your hectic lifestyle won’t permit time at the workout center. Fortunately, if you can’t get away, you’re still able to do your daily workout from the convenience of your home. Do your best with these tips for minimal room exercises and homemade equipment during your apartment workouts in Indianapolis.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Feel the Burn With Limited Area Cardio Routines

A difficulty of working out in an apartment is a lack of space. If you have an open room in your multi-bedroom apartment, you may be able to create a small home studio, but not all Indianapolis apartments have room for exercise equipment. Fortunately, many cardio exercises don’t require equipment or much space to get your heart rate elevated.

ITo begin your apartment workout, locate an open spot within your apartment where there is no chance of running into something. You just need room to extend your arms and legs or lay down without hitting something. Move furniture over a few inches if you must.

When you’re situated, get going with your choice of cardio activities, like the following:

  • Jumping jacks

  • Lunges

  • Lateral shuffles

  • Mountain climbers

  • Tuck jumps

  • High knees

Practice these drills for the recommended 30 minutes a day, and you will feel the burn as you do on a treadmill. If you require a guide, you can find great workout videos online or look into buying an exercise-focused video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Build Strength In A Quiet And Effective Manner

Creating a disturbance is a concern with apartment workouts in Indianapolis when you share walls with other people. If you live above your neighbors, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your 6 AM jumping jacks.

As an alternative, you should consider exercises that use your own bodyweight. 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. Find an open space on the floor and attempt these quiet but effective exercises, including:

  • Push-ups

  • Squats

  • Crunches

  • Dips

  • Planks

  • Single-leg bridges

  • Straight-leg calf raises

  • Spider crawls

Get Flexible With Yoga And Do It From Anywhere

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 freedom for the location of your work out to improve your physical flexibility. Try these popular exercises outside on your balcony, in your entertaining space, or next to your bed. There are even yoga moves that can be done directly on your mattress!

You also have the chance to get innovative with yoga and pilates equipment too. If you are short on space to store yoga mats or dumbells, try towels for straps, gallon jugs for hand weights, and large books like dictionaries for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Bring Some Versatility To Your Indianapolis Apartment Workouts With Improvised Equipment

Conditioning your body can be a drag or even ineffective when you never alter your routine. Diversify your at-home training by mixing in some weight lifting. You don’t need a an extensive dumbbell set or bulky equipment. Simply use things in your apartment, like:

  • Heavy books

  • Laundry detergent bottles

  • Packaged dog food

  • 12-packs of a canned beverage

  • Bags of flour

  • A backpack filled with books or cans

  • A one-gallon milk container

When you can’t seem to get over the lack of gym equipment, consider using your home furnishings. Couches, chairs, and ottomans will supply support for balancing or weight training. Using makeshift equipment for your Indianapolis apartment workouts might feel a little awkward when you start, but don’t let that be a hindrance to your optimal physical health. With a little practice, you will construct a worthwhile workout to do at home when the neighborhood health club is not available.

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

Bring Your Active Lifestyle To StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes In Indianapolis

When trying to find the most suitable place for your physical fitness needs, plan a visit to StoneBridge Luxury Apartment Homes. We provide roomy layouts, exciting amenities, and a gym that’s open morning to night. Our Leasing Specialists are ready to help you find the right apartment for you. Get started today by calling 317-743-3314 or by clicking the “schedule a tour” button.

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