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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Bloomington

One of the most sought-after apartment benefits is the fitness center. There you can find cardio equipment like treadmills, weight machines, and a range of other training tools to help you stay healthy. Whether you need an intense hour workout or a lighter run, 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 available from early in the morning to late at night.

However, there might be times when your schedule doesn’t allow for time at the workout center. Fortunately, if you’re not able to go, you can still get in your daily workout from your own living space. 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 Limited Area Cardio Drills

A difficulty of training in an apartment is the limited area. If you have unused square footage in your multi-bedroom apartment, you may be able to fashion a your own makeshift gym, but not all Bloomington apartments have room for exercise equipment. Thankfully, a great deal of cardio drills don’t need space or big workout machines to get your heart rate elevated.

ITo begin your apartment workout, locate an open spot in your apartment layout where there is no chance of running into something. You just need enough space to extend your arms and legs or lay down without hitting the wall. Move tables and chairs over a little bit if you must.

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

  • Jump rope

  • Squat jumps

  • Burpees

  • Mountain climbers

  • Tuck jumps

  • High knees

Complete these drills for the recommended 30 minutes a day, and you’ll be sweating as you do on the stair climber or elliptical. If you want a guide, work out with an online video or buy a fitness-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 Residents. If you reside directly above neighbors, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your before-work squat jumps.

Instead, you can use common drills that utilize your own bodyweight. These easy movements strengthen muscles and joints which leads to better mobility and stability. 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 try quieter exercises, like the following:

  • Push-ups

  • Air Squats

  • Crunches

  • Dips

  • Planks

  • Single-leg bridges

  • Straight-leg calf raises

  • Spider crawls

Add Flexibility Through Yoga And Exercise From Home

Exercises including yoga, pilates and stretching are great ways to train in small spaces because you only need an area the size of your mat. This allows plenty of freedom for places you can exercise to improve your physical flexibility. Try these routines outside on your balcony, in your family room, or in your bedroom. You might be surprised that many yoga movements can be practiced right from your bed!

You can get creative with training gear too. If you don’t have space to store things like blocks and wedges, try towels for straps, 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 go through the same daily routine. Add variety to your at-home training by implementing weight lifting. It doesn’t require having a a bunch of expensive dumbbells or bulky equipment. Simply use things in your apartment, like:

  • Heavy books

  • Laundry detergent bottles

  • Bags of pet food

  • 12- or 24-packs of beverages

  • Bags of flour

  • A tote bag filled with cans

  • A gallon of milk

If the lack of gym equipment has you concerned, consider using your own furniture. Sofas and dining chairs will supply a solid base for weight lifting and balance training. Using makeshift equipment for your Bloomington apartment workouts could seem strange in the beginning, but don’t allow that to keep you from achieving your training objectives. In a short time, you will design a rewarding routine to do at your apartment in the event the neighborhood health club is not an option.

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

Bring Your Active Lifestyle To City Flats on Tenth In Bloomington

When trying to find the right apartment for your physical fitness needs, plan a visit to City Flats on Tenth. We offer units with plenty of square footage, the amenities you want, and a fitness facility that opens early in the morning to late at night. Our Leasing Specialists are ready to help you find the right apartment for you. Make an appointment today by calling 812-561-1974 or by using the “schedule a tour” button.

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3821 E. Barrington Dr. , Apt. C
BloomingtonIndiana 47408
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