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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Greenwood

Maybe one the most enticing amenities in apartment complexes is the workout center. There you will typically have access to ellipticals and treadmills, weightlifting equipment, and a range of other training tools to improve your health. If you’re looking for a vigorous training session or a short walk, it's easy to stop in your local gym and complete your regimen. It’s even easier if your own complex has a fitness center that’s accessible from early in the morning to late at night.

But sometimes your schedule won’t permit a stop at the workout center. Thankfully, when you can’t make it to the gym, you’re still able to do your exercises from your own living space. Attempt these ideas for small space exercises and homemade equipment during your apartment workouts in Greenwood.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Get Your Heart Pumping With Small Space Cardio Drills

A primary obstacle of training in an apartment is a lack of space. If you have extra space in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you might have the ability to fashion a your own makeshift gym, but not all Greenwood apartments have room for exercise equipment. Luckily, there are a variety of exercises that don’t require equipment or much space to get your heart racing.

To start your apartment workout, move to an empty space in your apartment where you won’t stress about hitting furniture or other items. You just need room to extend your arms and legs or stretch out on the floor without hitting the wall. Move tables and chairs over a little bit if you must.

Once you have enough space, get going with some popular cardio-based exercises, including:

  • Jumping jacks

  • Lunges

  • Burpees

  • Mountain climbers

  • Tuck jumps

  • Jogging in place

Complete these exercises for 20 to 30 minutes each day, and you will feel the burn as you do on the stair climber or elliptical. If you require more guidance, work out with an online video or look into buying an exercise-focused video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Build Strength Without Disturbing Neighbors

Noise creates another issue with apartment workouts in Greenwood when sharing walls with other people. If you have neighbors below you, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your early morning squat jumps.

Try bodyweight resistance exercises instead. These easy movements build muscle and joint strength which leads to improved mobility. And unlike your cardio workout, common bodyweight resistance drills don’t have you jumping up and down on the floor. Find an open space in your apartment and attempt these quiet but effective exercises, like the following:

  • Press-ups

  • Squats

  • Sit-ups

  • Wall Sits

  • Planks

  • Single-leg bridges

  • Front and lateral raises

  • Bear crawls

Get Flexible With Yoga And Do It From Home

Many exercises like yoga and pilates are great ways to work out in smaller settings because you only require enough space for a mat. This allows plenty of latitude for where you work out to enhance your overall health. Try yoga or pilates on your balcony or patio, in your entertaining space, or next to your bed. There are even yoga moves that can be practiced on your bed!

You also have the chance to get innovative with training gear too. If you lack space to store yoga mats or dumbells, try scarves for bands, filled water bottles for dumbbells, and large books like dictionaries for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Diversify Your Greenwood Apartment Workouts With Homemade Equipment

Conditioning your body can be a drag or even ineffective when you do the same routine every day. Add variety to your new small-space exercise routine by implementing weight lifting. You don’t need a a bunch of expensive dumbbells or a standard bench. You can utilize what you already have in your apartment, like:

  • Heavy books

  • 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

When you can’t seem to get over the lack of gym equipment, turn to your furniture. Couches, chairs, and ottomans provide a solid base when lifting weights or balancing. Using makeshift equipment for your Greenwood apartment workouts could seem strange when you start, but don’t allow that to keep you from achieving your training objectives. With a little practice, you will design a rewarding routine to do at home anytime the local gym is not an option.

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

Focus On Your Fitness At Verge Luxury Flats In Greenwood

When searching for the right apartment for your active lifestyle, schedule a tour at Verge Luxury Flats. We provide roomy layouts, sought-after features, and a fitness facility that opens early in the morning to late at night. Our Leasing Specialists are ready to help you find the perfect apartment. Get started today by dialing (317) 751-1744 or by clicking the “schedule a tour” button.

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