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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Bloomington

Maybe one the most enticing apartment benefits is the fitness center. In this space you can find cardio equipment like treadmills, weightlifting equipment, and a range of other training tools to help you stay healthy. If you’re looking for 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 own complex has an exercise area that’s open from morning to night.

Unfortunately, there are days when your busy life won’t permit a session at the fitness center. Thankfully, when you can’t make it to the gym, you’re still able to do your daily workout from the convenience of your home. Try these ideas for limited area activities and impromptu weights during your apartment workouts in Bloomington.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Feel the Burn With Small Space Cardio Workouts

One of the challenges of training in an apartment is a lack of space. 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 have room for exercise equipment. Luckily, a great deal of cardio drills 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 reach out your hands or stretch out on the floor without hitting the wall. Slide tables and chairs over a a foot or so if you need to.

When you have some 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 a treadmill. If you need a guide, use an online workout video or look into buying an exercise-focused 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 have neighbors below you, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your 6 AM jumping jacks.

Try bodyweight resistance exercises instead. These simple moves strengthen muscles and joints which leads to better mobility and stability. In comparison to your cardio routine, most exercises that use your own bodyweight don’t have you jumping up and down on the floor. Allocate a small area 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 smart options to work out in your apartment because you only need an area the size of your mat. This gives you a lot of flexibility for the location of your work out to boost your flexibility, balance, and total health. Try yoga or pilates on your balcony or patio, in your entertaining space, or beside your bed. You might be surprised that many yoga movements can be done directly on your mattress!

You can get creative with training gear too. If you are short on space to store yoga mats or dumbells, try robe ties as bands, food cans for weights, and firm cushions 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 incorporating weight lifting. You don’t need a full set of weights or bulky equipment. 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. Using makeshift equipment for your Bloomington apartment workouts could seem strange , but don’t let that be a hindrance to 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 not available.

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 health center that’s open morning to 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.

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2652 East Cathcart St. , Ste. 100
BloomingtonIndiana 47401
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