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Apartment-Friendly Workouts That Don’t Wake the Roommate

Apartment-Friendly Workouts That Don’t Wake the Roommate

Apartment Friendly WorkoutsHaving a roommate to split the bills and to have ‘Netflix and Chill’ nights with is great for your budget and bonding, but not for your fitness. Our apartments are located in amazing areas with high walkability scores, plus 77 & 65 Prospect Street also offers access to a fully equipped fitness center. Let’s be honest, sometimes you just don’t want to leave your apartment!

There are tons of ways to stay fit without leaving your cozy apartment. An early-morning workout offers an ideal chance to work in some fitness time without distracting your roommate. While jumping jacks and burpees may be out of the question, there are several roommate-approved workouts for an all-over body tone and cardio blaster.

Low-Impact Circuit Training

Jumping jacks is just one of the millions of ways to get your heart pumping. There are plenty of low-impact exercises that you can do in your apartment without waking your roommate. Planks, squats, lunges and crunches are all class low-impact, high-intensity exercises that won’t distract your roommates or neighbors. Do 15 reps of each workout, hold that plank for 30 to 60 seconds, and you’ll feel the burn! There are also more sophisticated moves such as side planks, sumo squats and lateral lunges. As an added bonus, low impact moves don’t put much stress on your joints!

Resistance Band Workouts

Resistance bands are a great low-cost home alternative to weight machines. Use these stretchy elastic bands to target hard-to-hit muscle groups or add difficulty to standard exercises, such as squats, push-ups or crunches. You can even use resistance in place of free weights, allowing you to try out high-intensity arm exercises at home: bent over rowing, triceps extensions, and bicep curls.

Yoga

Yoga may not burn as many calories as low-impact exercises and resistance bands, but it’s great for your body and mind. You can burn calories and build muscle with continuous yoga exercises. When performed in fast succession, certain sun salutation movements can definitely get your heart rate up. For weight training, go for body weight resistance poses, like chair-pose, chaturanga, dolphin or high lunges. These postures don’t require a high degree of flexibility, but they will get your body to burn that extra fat.

If your roommate is a light sleeper, it’s inevitable that you’ll have to leave your apartment for a good workout, or exercise when they are not home. An alternative to our fitness center and the great outdoors is the stairs. Apartment stairs can provide all the equipment you need for a seriously sweaty workout. Just 10 minutes of up and down stair walking burn 110 calories!

For more tips on living with roommates, visit our News section on our website. Whether you’re looking for an apartment to share with roommates or a nice one-bedroom apartment visit us at ctbestapts.com to view all of the options we have available. Feel free to call or text Desiree at 203-223-1665 for any additional information.

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