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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Bloomington

One of the more popular apartment benefits is the workout center. There you can find cardio equipment like treadmills, weight machines, and additional fitness gear to help you stay healthy. If you’re looking for a vigorous training session or a short walk, it's simple to head by the neighborhood facility and complete your regimen. It’s even more convenient if your apartment community has a fitness center that’s accessible all hours of the day.

However, there might be times when your busy life doesn’t allow for a stop at the workout center. Fortunately, if you’re not able to get away, you can still get in your daily workout from your own living space. Try these ideas for small space exercises and improvised weights or equipment during your apartment workouts in Bloomington.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Get Your Heart Pumping With Limited Area Cardio Workouts

A primary obstacle of exercising in an apartment is the limited area. If you have unused square footage in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you can create a small home studio, but not all Bloomington apartments have room for things like treadmills or ellipticals. Fortunately, many cardio exercises don’t need space or big workout machines to get your heart rate elevated.

ITo begin your apartment workout, move to an open spot in your apartment layout where there is no chance of knocking something over. You only need to be able to move freely or stretch out on the floor without bumping something. Move furniture over a few inches if you must.

Once you have enough space, try some popular cardio-based exercises, such as:

  • Jump rope

  • Lunges

  • Lateral shuffles

  • Skaters

  • Standing toe touches

  • High knees

Practice these exercises for the recommended 30 minutes a day, and you will feel the burn as you do on heavy equipment. If you require more guidance, you can find great workout videos online or buy a fitness-focused video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Build Strength Without Disturbing Neighbors

Creating a disturbance is a concern with apartment workouts in Bloomington when you share walls with other people. If you have neighbors below you, they probably won’t appreciate hearing your 6 AM jumping jacks.

Instead, you can use common drills that utilize your own bodyweight. These familiar motions strengthen muscles and joints which leads to greater stability and mobility. When comparing to your cardio regimen, many bodyweight resistance exercises won’t require you to jump around. Find an open space on the floor and attempt these quiet but effective exercises, like the following:

  • Press-ups

  • Air Squats

  • Sit-ups

  • Dips

  • Planks

  • Single-leg bridges

  • Straight-leg calf raises

  • Spider crawls

Add Flexibility Through Yoga And Do It From Home

Exercises including yoga, pilates and stretching are excellent choices to train in small spaces because you only require enough space for a mat. This provides ample latitude for where you work out to enhance your overall health. Try these routines on your balcony or patio, in your living room, or next to your bed. You might be surprised that many yoga movements are easily done on your bed!

There’s an opportunity to improvise with yoga and pilates equipment too. If you lack space to keep extra items, try robe ties as bands, filled water bottles for dumbbells, and firm cushions for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Add Variety To Your Bloomington Apartment Workouts With Makeshift Equipment

Exercising can be a drag or even ineffective when you do the same routine every day. Bring a little diversity to your at-home training by mixing in some weights. It doesn’t require having a an extensive dumbbell set or a standard bench. Simply use things in your apartment, like:

  • Heavy books

  • Laundry detergent bottles

  • Bags of pet food

  • 12- or 24-packs of beverages

  • Bags of beans or rice

  • 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, get creative with your home furnishings. Couch arm rests and chairs from your dining set can offer a foundation when lifting weights or balancing. Using makeshift equipment for your Bloomington apartment workouts might feel a little awkward when you start, but don’t let that keep you from achieving your training objectives. With a little practice, you will design a rewarding routine to do in your living area anytime the fitness center is not an option.

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

Focus On Your Fitness At City Flats on Walnut In Bloomington

When trying to find the right apartment for your active lifestyle, schedule a tour at City Flats on Walnut. We provide roomy layouts, sought-after features, and a health center that’s open morning to night. Our Leasing Specialists are ready to help you find the right apartment for you. Schedule your tour today by dialing 812-578-8827 or by selecting the button to request a tour.

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City Flats on Walnut is a luxury apartment community located at E 10th St. and N Walnut St. in Bloomington. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Indiana University Campus.
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