Between working full time, keeping up with household chores, taking care of kids and pets, cooking, running errands, and everything else keeping your days full, you might have a hard time trying to squeeze in a workout. You don’t have to go to a gym to stay in shape; you can get full-body workouts without having to leave your apartment! Use these tips to help you stay in shape without having to leave your apartment!
Use the Fitness Center
Many luxury apartments offer tons of amenities, and a fully stocked fitness center is no exception. There’s no need to pay for a gym membership when you have access to a gym in your building that you already pay for as part of your rent, and you don’t have to go more than a few steps outside of your door! Your apartment’s fitness center will have everything you need to get in a full-body workout, including weight and cardio training equipment. When the gym is
this close to home, there isn’t much room for excuses, you got this!
Roll Out the Yoga Mat
Yoga is a great way to stay fit and stretched, and it doesn’t require that much space or even that much time. You can easily squeeze in a quick yoga session in 15 or 20 minutes before work or even before bed. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel even after a short yoga session! If you are looking for inspiration or some poses to try out, you can search YouTube or find one of many apps to guide your yoga sessions like this one, which focuses on yoga routines that can be done in 5 minutes or less.
Feel the Burn with Pilates
If you want to do some strength training and toning but don’t want to get out the weights, Pilates is for you! It can be done in the same amount of space as yoga (get out the mat again!), and Pilates routines usually last about 15 to 20 minutes, which means you can fit them into any part of your day. Pilates is a great way to train strength without weights, and it doesn’t take up much space or time, which makes it the perfect way to stay in shape without leaving your apartment and it pairs nicely with yoga for a two-part full-body workout that will leave you feeling refreshed after feeling the burn. You can find Pilates routines on YouTube or check out one of the many apps out there for Pilates like FitOn, which also has yoga and other workouts.
Go for a Swim
Alongside fitness centers, most luxury apartments also have swimming pools. Swimming is one of the best ways to work out your whole body simultaneously, and like the fitness center, it is included in the cost of your rent, so take advantage of it! Whether you are just getting your toes wet or have mastered the butterfly and backstroke, swimming is a great way to stay fit, and you don’t even have to leave your apartment building.
Use What You Have
Tons of workouts can be done using what you have in your apartment already. Using your furniture is a great way to get a little more out of your workouts. Try using your couch or chair to kick your legs up while you do crunches or pushups to get the most out of your movements. Another thing you might try is using household items in place of weights. Don’t have a 10-pound weight laying around? No problem, the gallon of milk in your fridge will do just fine! It’s all about getting creative and using what you have around you, see what you have around you, and make your workouts interesting!