August 17th, 2017
Living in an apartment shouldn’t prevent you from reaching your fitness goals. Sure, you can always go elsewhere to get your fitness fix, but sometimes it’s nice (and necessary) to exercise at home. And, even though it can be difficult with nearby neighbors, and smaller-than-ideal spaces shared with roommates, working out in an apartment is definitely doable. Here are a few exercises you can do without leaving your apartment.
When it comes to exercise, sometimes limitations can be for the best. While you might not have a lot of space to work with, and your downstairs neighbors can hear your every footstep, working out in the friendly confines of your apartment let’s you get back to the basics. We’re talking sit-ups, pushups, yoga, and other simple strengthening exercises. Think about it. With all the technical exercise equipment out there, when was the last time you actually did a simple sit-up or pushup? If it’s been a while, this routine from Life in Leggings might be just what you need. It’s simple, quiet, and most importantly, effective. And, for those who prefer not to wear leggings, these exercises are just as useful in gym shorts.
Because your aforementioned downstairs neighbor doesn’t necessarily appreciate how many calories you burn while running on a treadmill, other, less noisy means of cardio exercise are in order. Look into purchasing a magnetic exercise bike, a stair stepper, or an elliptical trainer. They’re quiet, they give you a great cardio workout, and some come in easy-to-store, space-friendly options. Better yet, if you’re on the hunt for a new apartment, look for one that offers a fitness club or gym, and then make the most of the amenity.
Weightlifting can be a great way to tone muscle, lose weight, and achieve your fitness goals, but weights aren’t always the most apartment-friendly exercise option. As a lightweight, quiet, and portable alternative, try using a resistance band. They come in different sizes and strengths, and you don’t have to leave your apartment bedroom to get a great workout. Check out these exercises from Beach Body On Demand for an irresistible resistance band workout.
You shouldn’t have to leave your apartment to get a great workout. Think creatively (and quietly) and you’ll find that these and other exercise routines will help you achieve your fitness goals from the convenience and comfort of your home.