With many of our regular routines and activities disrupted, the “new normal” of staying home has transformed how people utilize the space in their apartments in Phoenix and elsewhere.
Making a few adjustments can make a dramatic difference in productivity when juggling tasks and working out from home due to gym closures.
To help you create more workouts space in your Phoenix apartment, here are some helpful suggestions:
Move Your Furniture – If a spare room isn’t available to use as a dedicated workout space, moving furniture is the next best viable option. Be sure to give yourself enough room to move in all directions for your legs and arms to extend fully. With proper planning and savvy rearrangement, you should be able to free up plenty of room to exercise.
Consider the necessity for an internet connection if you plan on using online coaching to assist your efforts. Choose a space where you can access any online streaming exercise programs in which you wish to participate.
Choose Your Exercise Equipment – Fortunately, you don’t have to invest in a lot of costly exercise equipment to workout in your Phoenix apartment. Bodyweight exercises, including planks, pushups, squats, and lunges, don’t require any equipment. However, if you wish to make a few small investments in your home gym, here are some relevant suggestions:
- Exercise Mat
- Hand Weights
- Exercise Ball
- Ankle Weights
- Resistance Bands
- Step Bench
If you want to do cardio to enhance your overall health, consider walking, marching, or jogging in place. Each of these activities can help you raise your heart rate without a treadmill. Using an exercise step bench is an inexpensive way to make your in-home cardio workouts more challenging.
Other space-saving exercise equipment worth investigating include mini steppers, under-desk elliptical trainers, and dual-action mountain climbers. These types of exercise machinery typically operate quietly and don’t cost an arm and a leg to buy.
Tuck Your Equipment Away When Not In Use – Putting any exercise equipment you have tucked away in a closet, in a storage bag, on a rack, or a spare room when not in use helps keep your apartment tidy and neat and your workout gear secure.
Be Considerate Towards Your Neighbors
Tenants of multi-unit Phoenix apartments should be mindful of their neighbors as a common courtesy. Playing your workout music too loud could interfere with their day. High impact exercises such as jumping jacks in a second-story apartment can sound like crashes coming through the ceiling for first story neighbors.
Consider speaking with your neighbors to make sure your workouts aren’t disturbing them with loud noises during the day, evening, or night.
This simple act can help you avoid potential problems while keeping the peace in your apartment complex.
Take Advantage Of The Great Outdoors
Another way to create more space for apartment workouts is by choosing an apartment complex that offers access to trails and walkways for outdoor exercise. That way, you can experience the best of both worlds, depending on the weather.
The activities of walking, jogging, hiking, and running on tracks, trails, and pathways are excellent ways to get a breath of fresh air, take in some natural Vitamin D, and break out of a cooped up mentality that arises from staying indoors for too long.
We hope these suggestions help you create more workouts space in your Phoenix apartment so that you can stay healthy and fit on your terms.
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