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Stay Fit With These Apartment Workout Tips In Carmel

One of the more popular apartment benefits is the workout center. There you can find cardio equipment like treadmills, weight machines, and other items to keep you in shape. If you’re looking for an intense hour workout or a short walk, it's convenient to pop over to the gym and complete your regimen. It’s even easier if your apartment community has an exercise area that’s accessible all hours of the day.

But sometimes your hectic lifestyle won’t permit a session at the fitness center. Luckily, if you’re not able to get away, you can still get in your daily workout right at home. Try these ideas for small space exercises and improvised weights or equipment during your apartment workouts in Carmel.

Man doing cardio in an apartment living room.

Feel the Burn With Small Space Cardio Routines

A difficulty of working out in an apartment is the lack of room. If you have extra space in your 2-bedroom or 3-bedroom apartment, you may be able to fashion a your own makeshift gym, but not all Carmel apartments have room for things like treadmills or ellipticals. Thankfully, a great deal of cardio drills don’t require equipment or much space to get your blood pumping.

ITo begin your apartment workout, locate an open spot within your apartment where you won’t stress about knocking something over. You just need to be able to move freely or stretch out on the floor without hitting something. Slide tables and chairs over a little bit if you must.

Once you have enough space, attempt your choice of cardio activities, like the following:

  • Jump rope

  • Squat jumps

  • Lateral shuffles

  • Mountain climbers

  • Standing toe touches

  • Jogging in place

Do these movements for required amount of time per day, and you will feel as good as you do on a treadmill. If you want more guidance, you can find great workout videos online or buy a fitness-focused video game.

 Man doing crunches on the arm of a sofa.

Strengthen Muscle With Quiet Bodyweight Resistance Exercises

Noise creates another issue with apartment workouts in Carmel when only thin walls separate you from other Residents. If you have neighbors below you, they won’t want to hear your early morning jumping jacks.

Try bodyweight resistance exercises instead. These easy movements strengthen muscles and joints which leads to better mobility and stability. And unlike your cardio workout, common bodyweight resistance drills don’t involve jumping around. Clear some space within your unit and attempt these quiet but effective exercises, including:

  • Push-ups

  • Air Squats

  • Sit-ups

  • Wall Sits

  • Single-leg balances

  • Glute bridges

  • Front and lateral raises

  • Bear crawls

Add Flexibility Through Yoga And Do It From Home

Many exercises like yoga and pilates are excellent choices to work out in small spaces because you only require enough space for a mat. This gives you a lot of latitude for places you can exercise to boost your flexibility, balance, and total health. Try these routines on your balcony or patio, in your family room, or beside your bed. There are even yoga moves that can be practiced directly on your mattress!

There’s an opportunity to improvise with yoga and pilates equipment too. If you don’t have space to keep extra items, try robe ties as bands, food cans for weights, and firm cushions for yoga blocks.

Man using chairs as part of his workout.

Add Variety To Your Carmel Apartment Workouts With Homemade Equipment

Exercising loses its appeal and effectiveness when you go through the same daily routine. Add variety to your at-home training by mixing in some weights. There’s no need for a a bunch of expensive dumbbells or a standard bench. Just use what you have around your apartment, like:

  • Heavy books

  • Water jugs

  • Packaged dog food

  • 12- or 24-packs of beverages

  • Bags of flour

  • A backpack filled with books or cans

  • A gallon of milk

If you’re really missing gym equipment, turn to your furniture. Couch arm rests and chairs from your dining set can offer support when lifting weights or balancing. Making do with things in your home for your Carmel apartment workouts could seem strange at first, but don’t allow that to be a hindrance to your optimal physical health. In a short time, you can create a rewarding routine to do at home in the event the local gym is not an option.

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

Bring Your Active Lifestyle To North Haven Apartments In Carmel

When searching for an apartment community for your physical fitness needs, schedule a tour at North Haven Apartments. We offer units with plenty of square footage, the amenities you want, and a health center that’s open morning to night. Our Leasing Specialists are happy to help you find the right apartment for you. Get started today by dialing 317-350-1875 or by using the “schedule a tour” button.

North Haven Apartments
4690 Haven Point Blvd.
CarmelIndiana 46280
Phone: 317-350-1875
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North Haven Apartments
North Haven Apartments is a luxury apartment community located at E 96th St. and Gray Rd. in Carmel. Owned and operated by the J.C. Hart Company, we're dedicated to helping our Residents feel at home. We offer various floor plans and amenities to fit any lifestyle, and our Residents love living near The Monon Center.
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