August 17th, 2017
Sure, you might have neighbors on every side of you (including one directly downstairs who can hear your every footstep), but living in an apartment can be a great way to step outside the realm of ordinary exercise routines. Here are a few apartment workouts you’ll love.
Just because you can’t blare Sweatin’ to the Oldies with Richard Simmons at any hour of the day doesn’t mean good, old-fashioned, sometimes forgotten exercises won’t work in your apartment. If it’s been a while since you did a sit-up or pushup, try this exercise routine from Life in Leggings. And, while gym shorts will substitute just fine if leggings aren’t your thing, getting back to basics with this apartment-friendly workout just might be the jumpstart you need to achieve your fitness goals.
Your heart should be at the center of every exercise routine you do. And, while you can’t always squeeze a clunky, noisy treadmill inside your apartment, other cardio/apartment-friendly alternatives work just as well. Think about investing in a magnetic exercise bike, a stair stepper, or an elliptical trainer. These offer much quieter cardio workouts, and many makes and models offer space-saving options, as well. If purchasing sometimes-expensive equipment isn’t an option, look into an apartment with a fitness club, gym, or other similar amenities.
If your neighbors don’t like treadmills, they’re probably not thrilled with clinking of heavy weights, either. Not to worry, you can get all the benefits of weightlifting with none of the noise with a resistance band workout. Resistance bands are lightweight, quiet, and portable, making them a great option for an apartment workout. Try this routine from Beach Body on Demand, and start toning muscle and losing weight without ever leaving your apartment bedroom.
When it comes to exercise, thinking outside the box (and within your apartment’s space and noise restrictions) can be a great way to get back to basics and back on track to achieving your fitness goals.