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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Indianapolis

One of the more popular apartment amenities is the fitness center. In this space you can find ellipticals and treadmills, free weights or gym machines, and other items to help you stay healthy. Regardless of whether you want a vigorous training session or a quick 15-minute jog, it's convenient to pop over to the gym and do your routine. It’s even more convenient if your own apartment property has a fitness center that’s accessible from morning to night.

However, there might be times when your schedule won’t permit a session at the fitness center. Fortunately, when you can’t make it to the gym, you can do your daily workout right at home. Do your best with these tips for limited area activities and impromptu weights during your apartment workouts in Indianapolis.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Boost Your Heart Rate With Limited Area Cardio Workouts

One of the challenges of working out in an apartment is a lack of space. If you have an open room in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you might have the ability to install a small home studio, but not all Indianapolis apartments have room for things like treadmills or ellipticals. Luckily, a great deal of cardio drills don’t need space or big workout machines to get your heart racing.

To start your apartment workout, move to an empty space in your apartment layout where you don’t have to worry about knocking something over. You only need room to move freely or lay on your back without bumping something. Move furniture over a few inches if you must.

When you’re situated, get going with some common cardio drills, including:

  • Jumping jacks

  • Lunges

  • Lateral shuffles

  • Skaters

  • Standing toe touches

  • Jogging in place

Practice these drills for required amount of time per day, and you will feel as good as you do on a treadmill. If you need more guidance, work out with an online video or invest in an exercise-centered video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Build Strength In A Quiet And Effective Manner

Generating too much noise can be an issue with apartment workouts in Indianapolis when you share walls with other Residents. If you live above your neighbors, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your early morning burpees.

As an alternative, you should consider exercises that use your own bodyweight. These easy movements build muscle and joint strength which leads to greater stability and mobility. When comparing to your cardio regimen, many bodyweight resistance exercises don’t have you jumping up and down on the floor. Clear some space in your apartment and try quieter exercises, such as:

  • Push-ups

  • Squats

  • Sit-ups

  • Wall Sits

  • Single-leg balances

  • Single-leg bridges

  • Straight-leg calf raises

  • Bear crawls

Get Flexible With Yoga And Do It From Anywhere

Yoga and pilates are smart options to train in your apartment because you only have to find an area for a mat. This allows plenty of freedom for where you work out to improve your physical flexibility. Try yoga or pilates with fresh air on your balcony, in your family room, or next to your bed. You might be surprised that many yoga movements can be done right from your bed!

You also have the chance to get innovative with training gear too. If you don’t have space to store things like blocks and wedges, try towels for straps, filled water bottles for dumbbells, and large books like dictionaries for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Diversify Your Indianapolis Apartment Workouts With Homemade Equipment

Conditioning your body gets boring and ineffective when you never alter your routine. Diversify your new small-space exercise routine by incorporating weight lifting. You don’t need a a bunch of expensive dumbbells or bulky equipment. Simply use things in your apartment, like:

  • Heavy books

  • 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

When you can’t seem to get over the lack of gym equipment, turn to your home furnishings. Sofas and dining chairs will supply a foundation for weight lifting and balance training. Utilizing improvised equipment for your Indianapolis apartment workouts might feel a little awkward , but don’t let that keep you from achieving your fitness goals. With a touch of ingenuity, you will construct an effective workout routine to do at your apartment anytime the fitness center is closed.

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

Bring Your Active Lifestyle To The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon In Indianapolis

When trying to find the most suitable place for your fitness-focused life, come check out The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon. We have units with plenty of square footage, exciting amenities, and a health center that opens early in the morning to late at night. Our Leasing Specialists are happy to help you find the right apartment for you. Schedule your tour today by dialing (317) 659-6620 or by selecting the button to request a tour.

The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon
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The Line-Urban Flats on the Monon is a luxury apartment community located at E 64th St and Westfield Blvd in Indianapolis. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near the Monon Trail.
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