Spending time in your Washington DC luxury apartments can be relaxing and comforting, but when you’re cooped up for a long time, it’s easy to start to go a little stir-crazy!
There are pros and cons to being at home more, but let’s face it—your apartment’s DC space likely doesn’t compare to the space you have at your local gym, no matter how roomy it is. The good news? You can still get in a great workout at home. Doing so will help to boost your energy, put you in a better mood, and improve your focus.
You don’t have to have a lot of space or special equipment to effectively exercise at home. Let’s go over a few exercises you can do from the comfort of your apartment.
Yes, you can still get in some great strength training without having a weight bench or barbells at your disposal. With a small set of hand weights, you can reach your fitness goals, whether you want to gain muscle mass or tone up.
If you’re using heavier weights, it’s a good idea to have someone there with you to make sure you stay safe, but if your weights are on the lighter side and you’re just trying to tone, you can work out while you’re listening to music or even watching TV!
Everyone knows the importance of cardio for your health. If you’re trying to lose weight, it’s the best option for shedding pounds. Even if you’re not, it’s one of the best forms of exercise for maintaining a healthy body and mind.
You must be a bit careful with your cardio choice due to the neighbors around you, but some safe and effective options that will get your heart rate up include:
- Jumping jacks
- Squat jumps
- Running in place/boxer shuffle
Any type of movement that causes slightly labored breathing and raises your heart rate can be considered cardio. Don’t be afraid to get creative! You can even do things like sit-ups, push-ups, and squats to boost your heart rate. If you don’t give yourself a long rest period between sets, you might be surprised at how quickly you’ll work up a sweat with those basic exercises!
Yoga is a great way to improve your flexibility and core strength at home with no additional equipment. There’s a common misconception that yoga isn’t an effective workout, but that’s just not true. You can still burn a lot of calories with yoga, and you’re improving your body’s strength naturally.
If you’re a beginner to yoga, don’t worry. There are plenty of free resources online that can help you! Fitness channels on YouTube have become increasingly popular and, with a quick search, you’ll find videos for yoga routines, as well as cardio, strength training, HIIT, and more! Some of the most popular fitness channels on YouTube include:
As you can see, you don’t need to leave your luxury apartments to get in a great workout. Exercising at home can save time and money, and it gives you the freedom to try new things no matter what your fitness level might be!
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