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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Indianapolis

Maybe one the most enticing apartment benefits is the fitness center. In this space you can find cardio equipment like treadmills, weight machines, and additional fitness gear to keep you in shape. Regardless of whether you want an intense hour workout or a quick 15-minute jog, it's convenient to head by the neighborhood facility and complete your regimen. It’s even easier if your apartment community has a dedicated space that’s accessible from early in the morning to late at night.

But sometimes your busy life won’t permit a session at the fitness center. Thankfully, when you can’t get away, you can still get in your exercises right at home. Do your best with these tips for minimal room exercises and homemade equipment during your apartment workouts in Indianapolis.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Boost Your Heart Rate With Small Space Cardio Workouts

One of the challenges of training in an apartment is the limited area. If you have unused square footage in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you may be able to install a your own makeshift gym, but not all Indianapolis apartments can hold large pieces of equipment. Thankfully, there are a variety of exercises that don’t need heavy equipment or a lot of space 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 running into something. You just need to be able to move freely or stretch out on the floor without bumping something. Slide furniture over a a foot or so if you have to.

Once you have enough space, get going with some common cardio drills, such as:

  • Jump rope

  • Lunges

  • Lateral shuffles

  • Mountain climbers

  • Standing toe touches

  • Jogging in place

Practice these exercises for required amount of time per day, and you’ll be sweating as you do on a treadmill. If you want a guide, use an online workout video or buy a fitness-focused 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 have neighbors below you, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your before-work squat jumps.

Instead, you can use common drills that utilize your own bodyweight. These familiar motions build muscle and joint strength which leads to improved mobility. In comparison to your cardio routine, common bodyweight resistance drills won’t require you to jump around. Allocate a small area on the floor and get started on these movements that won’t disturb your neighbors, like the following:

  • Press-ups

  • Air 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 work out in your apartment because you only need an area the size of your mat. This provides ample flexibility for places you can exercise to improve your physical flexibility. Try yoga or pilates with fresh air on your balcony, in your entertaining space, or in your bedroom. There are even yoga moves that can be done on your bed!

There’s an opportunity to improvise with training gear too. If you lack space to store yoga mats or dumbells, try scarves for bands, food cans for weights, and large books like dictionaries for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Add Variety To Your Indianapolis Apartment Workouts With Homemade Equipment

Exercising gets boring and ineffective when you never alter your routine. Bring a little diversity to your new small-space exercise routine by mixing in some weight lifting. You don’t need a an extensive dumbbell set or a standard bench. Simply use things in your apartment, like:

  • Heavy books

  • Water jugs

  • Bags of pet food

  • 12- or 24-packs of beverages

  • Bags of flour

  • A tote bag filled with cans

  • A one-gallon milk container

When you can’t seem to get over the lack of gym equipment, get creative with your own furniture. Couch arm rests and chairs from your dining set provide a foundation for weight lifting and balance training. Making do with things in your home for your Indianapolis apartment workouts could seem strange at first, but don’t allow that to get in the way of your training objectives. With a touch of ingenuity, you will design an effective workout routine to do at home anytime the fitness center is not available.

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

Active Lifestyles Are Welcome At Penrose on Mass Apartments In Indianapolis

When trying to find the most suitable place for your physical fitness needs, plan a visit to Penrose on Mass Apartments. We provide spacious floor plans, exciting amenities, and a fitness facility with flexible hours to meet the demands of your schedule. Our Leasing Specialists are here to assist you in finding the perfect apartment. Schedule your tour today by dialing 317-661-4399 or by clicking the “schedule a tour” button.

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Penrose on Mass Apartments
Penrose on Mass Apartments is a luxury apartment community located at Massachusetts Ave. and New Jersey Ave. in Indianapolis. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to making a place our Residents can call home. We offer several different floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Mass Avenue.
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