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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Bloomington

December 18, 2020

Apartment workout tips

One of the more popular apartment benefits is the fitness center. In this space you will typically have access to cardio equipment like treadmills, free weights or gym machines, and a range of other training tools to keep you in shape. Whether you need an intense hour workout or a short walk, it's easy to stop in your local gym and complete your regimen. It’s even more convenient if your apartment community has a fitness center that’s open from morning to night.

Unfortunately, there are days when your busy life won’t permit time at the fitness center. Thankfully, if you’re not able to make it to the gym, you’re still able to do your exercises from the convenience of your home. Attempt these ideas for small space exercises and impromptu weights during your apartment workouts in Bloomington.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Get Your Heart Pumping With Small Space Cardio Routines

A difficulty of training in an apartment is the lack of room. If you have an open room in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you can install a your own makeshift gym, but not all Bloomington apartments can hold large pieces of equipment. Thankfully, many cardio exercises don’t need space or big workout machines to get your blood pumping.

ITo begin your apartment workout, locate an open spot in your apartment layout where you don’t have to worry about hitting furniture or other items. You only need enough space to extend your arms and legs or stretch out on the floor without hitting the wall. Slide tables and chairs over a foot or so if you have to.

Once you have enough space, get going with some common cardio drills, like the following:

  • Jump rope

  • Lunges

  • Lateral shuffles

  • Skaters

  • Standing toe touches

  • Jogging in place

Practice these movements for the recommended 30 minutes a day, and you will feel as good as you do on heavy equipment. If you need a guide, use an online workout video or invest in an exercise-centered video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Build Strength With Quiet Bodyweight Resistance Exercises

Creating a disturbance is a concern with apartment workouts in Bloomington when only thin walls separate you from other people. If you live above your neighbors, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your early morning jumping jacks.

Try bodyweight resistance exercises instead. These simple moves strengthen muscles and joints which leads to improved mobility. And unlike your cardio workout, many bodyweight resistance exercises don’t have you jumping up and down on the floor. Clear some space on the floor and attempt these quiet but effective exercises, like the following:

  • Push-ups

  • Air Squats

  • Crunches

  • Dips

  • Planks

  • Glute bridges

  • Straight-leg calf raises

  • Bear crawls

Add Flexibility Through Yoga And Do It From Anywhere

Exercises including yoga, pilates and stretching are great ways to work out in your apartment because you only need an area the size of your mat. This allows plenty of freedom for the location of your work out to boost your flexibility, balance, and total health. Try these routines on your balcony or patio, in your entertaining space, or in your bedroom. You might be surprised that many yoga movements can be done on your bed!

There’s an opportunity to improvise with training gear too. If you are short on space to keep extra items, try robe ties as bands, food cans for weights, and a folded blanket for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Diversify Your Bloomington Apartment Workouts With Makeshift Equipment

Conditioning your body loses its appeal and effectiveness when you never alter your routine. Add variety to your new small-space exercise routine by mixing in some weight lifting. There’s no need for a full set of weights or a bench press set. Simply use things in your apartment, like:

  • Larger books like dictionaries

  • Water jugs

  • Packaged dog food

  • 12-packs of a canned beverage

  • Bags of flour

  • A backpack filled with books or cans

  • A one-gallon milk container

If the lack of gym equipment has you concerned, turn to your own furniture. Couch arm rests and chairs from your dining set will supply support when lifting weights or balancing. Utilizing improvised equipment for your Bloomington apartment workouts could seem strange , but don’t let that get in the way of your training objectives. In a short time, you will construct an effective workout routine to do at your apartment anytime the neighborhood health club is closed.

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

Bring Your Active Lifestyle To City Flats at Renwick In Bloomington

When searching for the right apartment for your fitness-focused life, plan a visit to City Flats at Renwick. We offer units with plenty of square footage, the amenities you want, and a gym that opens early in the morning to late at night. Our Leasing Specialists are happy to help you find the perfect apartment. Get started today by dialing 812-578-7432 or by selecting the “schedule a tour” button.