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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 will be able to use treadmills and stationary bikes, free weights or gym machines, and additional fitness gear to improve your health. Regardless of whether you want an intense hour workout or a short walk, it's easy to head by the neighborhood facility and do your routine. It’s even easier if your own complex has a dedicated space that’s available from morning to night.

But sometimes your busy life won’t permit time at the workout center. Fortunately, when you can’t get away, you’re still able to do your daily workout right at home. Do your best with these tips for limited area activities and improvised weights or equipment during your apartment workouts in Bloomington.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Feel the Burn With Limited Area Cardio Drills

One of the challenges of training in an apartment is the lack of room. If you have unused square footage in your multi-bedroom apartment, you can fashion a small home studio, but not all Bloomington apartments have room for exercise equipment. Thankfully, there are a variety of exercises that don’t need heavy equipment or a lot of space to get your heart racing.

ITo begin your apartment workout, find an open area in your apartment where you won’t stress about knocking something over. You just need room to reach out your hands or lay on your back without hitting the wall. Slide tables and chairs over a a foot or so if you have to.

Once you have enough space, attempt some common cardio drills, like the following:

  • Jump rope

  • Squat jumps

  • Lateral shuffles

  • Mountain climbers

  • Standing toe touches

  • High knees

Practice these movements for the recommended 30 minutes a day, and you will feel the burn as you do on the stair climber or elliptical. If you require more guidance, use an online workout 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 Bloomington when you share walls with other people. If you reside directly above neighbors, they probably won’t appreciate hearing your 6 AM squat jumps.

Try bodyweight resistance exercises instead. These easy movements build muscle and joint strength which leads to improved mobility. And unlike your cardio workout, most exercises that use your own bodyweight won’t require you to jump around. Allocate a small area within your unit and try quieter exercises, such as:

  • Push-ups

  • Air Squats

  • Crunches

  • Dips

  • Single-leg balances

  • Glute bridges

  • Straight-leg calf raises

  • Spider crawls

Add Flexibility Through Yoga And Do It From Home

Many exercises like yoga and pilates are great ways to train in small spaces because you only require enough space for a mat. This allows plenty of freedom for the location of your work out to boost your flexibility, balance, and total health. Try these popular exercises outside on your balcony, in your entertaining space, or in your bedroom. There are even yoga moves that can be done right from your bed!

You can get creative with workout accessories too. If you don’t have space to store yoga mats or dumbells, try scarves for bands, filled water bottles for dumbbells, and firm cushions for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Bring Some Versatility To Your Bloomington Apartment Workouts With Makeshift Equipment

Exercising loses its appeal and effectiveness when you do the same routine every day. Add variety to your new small-space exercise routine by mixing in some weights. 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 backpack filled with books or cans

  • A one-gallon milk container

If you’re really missing gym equipment, turn to your own furniture. Couches, chairs, and ottomans will supply a solid base for weight lifting and balance training. Making do with things in your home for your Bloomington apartment workouts might feel a little awkward , but don’t let that get in the way of your fitness goals. In a short time, you will construct an effective workout routine to do at home anytime the fitness center is closed.

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

Focus On Your Fitness At Echo Park Bloomington Apartments In Bloomington

When trying to find an apartment community for your fitness-focused life, come check out Echo Park Bloomington Apartments. We have roomy layouts, sought-after features, and a gym that’s open morning to night. Our Leasing Specialists are here to assist you in finding the perfect apartment. Make an appointment today by dialing 812-578-7394 or by selecting the button to request a tour.

Echo Park Bloomington
2780 S Walnut Street Pike
BloomingtonIndiana 47401
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