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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In West Lafayette

Maybe one the most enticing apartment benefits is the workout center. In this space you will typically have access to cardio equipment like treadmills, weight machines, and additional fitness gear to keep you in shape. If you’re looking for a vigorous training session or a short walk, it's easy to stop in your local gym and do your routine. It’s even more convenient if your own apartment property has an exercise area that’s open all hours of the day.

Unfortunately, there are days when your schedule doesn’t allow for a session at the fitness center. Thankfully, if you’re not able to get away, you’re still able to do your exercises right at home. Do your best with these tips for limited area activities and improvised weights or equipment during your apartment workouts in West Lafayette.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Get Your Heart Pumping With Reduced Space Cardio Routines

A difficulty of training in an apartment is the lack of room. If you have extra space in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you can create a small home studio, but not all West Lafayette apartments have room for things like treadmills or ellipticals. Thankfully, there are a variety of exercises that don’t need heavy equipment or a lot of space to get your heart rate elevated.

To start your apartment workout, locate an open spot in your apartment layout where you won’t stress about running into something. You just need enough space to move freely or lay on your back without hitting something. Move furniture over a little bit if you have to.

When you’re situated, get going with some popular cardio-based exercises, like the following:

  • Jumping jacks

  • Squat jumps

  • Burpees

  • Skaters

  • Tuck jumps

  • Jogging in place

Complete these exercises for 20 to 30 minutes each day, and you will feel the burn as you do on heavy equipment. If you want a guide, use an online workout video or invest in an exercise-centered video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Strengthen Muscle Without Disturbing Neighbors

Noise creates another issue with apartment workouts in West Lafayette when only thin walls separate you from other people. If you live above your neighbors, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your 6 AM burpees.

As an alternative, you should consider exercises that use your own bodyweight. These easy movements build muscle and joint strength which leads to improved mobility. And unlike your cardio workout, many bodyweight resistance exercises won’t require you to jump around. Allocate a small area on the floor and try quieter exercises, such as:

  • Push-ups

  • Squats

  • Sit-ups

  • Dips

  • Planks

  • Glute bridges

  • Front and lateral raises

  • Bear crawls

Add Flexibility Through Yoga And Do It From Home

Many exercises like yoga and pilates are great ways to get fit in smaller settings because you only have to find an area for a mat. This allows plenty of flexibility for places you can exercise to improve your physical flexibility. Try these routines outside on your balcony, in your entertaining space, or next to your bed. Surprisingly, some yoga moves can be done right from your bed!

You can get creative with yoga and pilates equipment too. If you are short on space to store yoga mats or dumbells, try robe ties as bands, gallon jugs for hand weights, and large books like dictionaries for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Bring Some Versatility To Your West Lafayette Apartment Workouts With Makeshift Equipment

Working out gets boring and ineffective when you go through the same daily routine. Bring a little diversity to your new small-space exercise routine by implementing weight lifting. There’s no need for a a bunch of expensive dumbbells or a bench press set. Simply use things in your apartment, like:

  • Heavy books

  • Water jugs

  • Bags of pet food

  • 12- or 24-packs of beverages

  • Bags of beans or rice

  • A backpack filled with books or cans

  • A one-gallon milk container

If the lack of gym equipment has you concerned, get creative with your furniture. Couch arm rests and chairs from your dining set can offer support for weight lifting and balance training. Making do with things in your home for your West Lafayette apartment workouts could seem strange at first, but don’t allow that to get in the way of your fitness goals. With a touch of ingenuity, you can create a worthwhile workout to do in your living area when the local gym is not available.

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

Active Lifestyles Are Welcome At The Ivy Towns and Flats In West Lafayette

When searching for the right apartment for your physical fitness needs, schedule a tour at The Ivy Towns and Flats. We offer roomy layouts, sought-after features, and a fitness facility with flexible hours to meet the demands of your schedule. Our Leasing Specialists are happy to help you find the right apartment for you. Make an appointment today by calling 765-300-4521 or by clicking the button to request a tour.

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