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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Westfield

One of the more popular apartment amenities is the workout center. There you will be able to use ellipticals and treadmills, free weights or gym machines, and a range of other training tools to improve your health. Regardless of whether you want a vigorous training session or a quick 15-minute jog, it's simple to head by the neighborhood facility and complete your regimen. It’s even easier if your apartment community has an exercise area that’s available from early in the morning to late at night.

However, there might be times when your hectic lifestyle doesn’t allow for time at the fitness center. Thankfully, if you can’t make it to the gym, you can still get in your exercises from the convenience of your home. Do your best with these tips for small space exercises and impromptu weights during your apartment workouts in Westfield.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Get Your Heart Pumping With Reduced Space Cardio Drills

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 Westfield apartments have room for exercise equipment. Fortunately, many cardio exercises don’t require equipment or much space to get your heart rate elevated.

To start your apartment workout, move to an open area within your apartment where you don’t have to worry about running into something. You just need room to move freely or lay on your back without hitting the wall. Move tables and chairs over a a foot or so if you have to.

When you have some space, get going with your choice of cardio activities, 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 will feel as good as you do on a treadmill. If you need more guidance, use an online workout video or buy a fitness-focused video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Improve Strength In A Quiet And Effective Manner

Creating a disturbance is a concern with apartment workouts in Westfield when only thin walls separate you from other Residents. If you have neighbors below you, they likely won’t enjoy listening to your early morning jumping jacks.

Instead, you can use common drills that utilize your own bodyweight. These simple moves build muscle and joint strength which leads to greater stability and mobility. And unlike your cardio workout, common bodyweight resistance drills don’t involve jumping around. Clear some space within your unit and try quieter exercises, including:

  • Press-ups

  • Squats

  • Sit-ups

  • Dips

  • Single-leg balances

  • Single-leg bridges

  • Straight-leg calf raises

  • Bear crawls

Get Flexible With Yoga And Do It From Home

Exercises including yoga, pilates and stretching are great ways to work out in small spaces because you only need an area the size of your mat. This allows plenty of latitude for the location of your work out to enhance your overall health. Try these routines with fresh air on your balcony, in your living room, or in your bedroom. There are even yoga moves that can be practiced on your bed!

There’s an opportunity to improvise with yoga and pilates equipment too. If you lack space to store things like blocks and wedges, try scarves for bands, food cans for weights, and firm cushions for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Bring Some Versatility To Your Westfield Apartment Workouts With Makeshift Equipment

Exercising loses its appeal and effectiveness when you go through the same daily routine. Add variety to your new small-space exercise routine by mixing in some weights. It doesn’t require having a an extensive dumbbell set or bulky equipment. Just use what you have around your apartment, like:

  • Larger books like dictionaries

  • Water jugs

  • Bags of pet food

  • 12-packs of a canned beverage

  • Bags of beans or rice

  • A tote bag filled with cans

  • A gallon of milk

If the lack of gym equipment has you concerned, consider using your own furniture. Couch arm rests and chairs from your dining set can offer a solid base when lifting weights or balancing. Utilizing improvised equipment for your Westfield apartment workouts could seem strange in the beginning, but don’t allow that to be a hindrance to your fitness goals. In a short time, you will design a worthwhile workout to do in your living area when the neighborhood health club is not available.

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

Focus On Your Fitness At Harmony Apartment Homes In Westfield

If you’re looking for an apartment community for your active lifestyle, schedule a tour at Harmony Apartment Homes. We have spacious floor plans, sought-after features, and a gym with flexible hours to meet the demands of your schedule. Our Leasing Specialists are happy to help you find the perfect apartment. Get started today by dialing (317) 795-0224 or by clicking the “schedule a tour” button.

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WestfieldIndiana 46074
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Harmony Apartment Homes is a luxury apartment community located at 146th and Ditch in Westfield. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, Harmony is committed to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer many floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near Wood Wind Golf Club.
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