Tips and Tricks to Keep Active in Your Home
Working 40 plus hours each week, housework, cleaning, taking care of the kids, playing with the dog, cooking, grocery store shopping – there are too many routine things to name that get in the way of you and your precious workout time. In fact, a large majority of people are so busy that they can’t even squeeze in a 30-minute gym session, let alone make the drive to get there. Here at Woodmont Metro, we offer a fully equipped strength and cardio center just steps from our residents’ apartments. But, if you prefer to work out in your spacious apartment, use our tips below to get in a good exercise!
1. Invest in some workout DVDs
No, we’re not talking about a Jane Fonda workout video (but if that’s your preference, go for it!). There are a large variety of workout DVD’s out there, which can be purchased in athletic retail stores, Walmart, Target or Amazon. From hip-hop dance routines to hot yoga, there is pretty much a DVD for every single genre you can think of. Clear a space in your apartment’s living room or bedroom, pop it into the television and get ready to break a sweat.
2. Take advantage of your apartment community’s fitness center
Many luxury apartment rentals come with a ton of great community amenities; if yours is equipped with a strength and cardio center or fitness studio – or even both – do not hesitate to often it as frequently as you can. Not only does an on-site apartment gym eliminate the need for a long drive somewhere else, it’s also included in the price of your lease. So, less time spent in the car, a little extra money in your pocket and top-of-the-line fitness equipment to use at your leisure is a pretty sweet deal, needless to say.
3. Incorporate your apartment furniture into workouts
Believe it or not, you can use the furniture in your apartment to assist you with workouts. Whether you get these fitness routines from Pinterest, a quick Google search or a trustworthy gym goer, it’s an extremely easy way to workout without having to step foot outside of your apartment, remaining in the comfort of your own home. You can use a couch for a triceps dip, a chair to assist you with lunges, the bed to do a set of leg lifts, and the wall for a timed wall sit.
4. Use the apartment swimming pool for cardio
If your apartment community also has a swimming pool, the sky’s the limit when it comes to your cardio routine. Swimming is one of best sports for a quick calorie burn, and many people find it to be enjoyable as well. Set your alarm and get a session in early, when not many people are in the water with you. This way, you can keep track of your laps, and swim as much as you want without having to worry about colliding with anyone. The breast stroke, butterfly and backstroke are all simple ways to workout every single section of your body while keeping your heart rate high.
Luxury Apartments in Metuchen, NJ
Staying fit without leaving your apartment is made easy when you reside in Woodmont Metro at Metuchen Station. The apartment rooms are spacious enough to workout in, there is a courtyard swimming pool on premise, and residents are able to use a strength and cardio center, as well as a fitness studio with virtual classes on demand. If you’d like to see for yourself and schedule a visit, contact us today!