How to Squeeze in a Workout in a Small Space
August 13, 2018
When you only have a few minutes to squeeze in a workout in your apartment, don't fret. If you get creative, you can easily get your sweat on, even within the confines of your living room. Follow these tips to complete a quick and easy workout at home.
- Get creative with cardio. You don't need a treadmill in order to incorporate some cardio into your workout. Add a few cardio moves that require very little space, like jumping jacks, kickboxing moves, high-knees, and heel kicks.
- Use your own bodyweight. You probably don't have room to stow a whole set of hand weights in your home, so enlist moves that use your own bodyweight instead, like push-ups. Or keep a small kettlebell or resistance band on hand to enhance your routine.
- Opt for low-impact. If you're working out in the wee hours of the morning or late at night, don't disturb your neighbors with noisy jumps and lunges. Instead, try a low-impact workout like Pilates or yoga. They're slow-moving forms of exercise and only require space as big as your yoga mat.
- Keep it short and sweet. If you don't have time for a full 60-minute sweat session, don't skip a workout altogether. A mere 10 or 15 minutes of exercise brings benefits beyond the physical, so move through a simple and quick routine at home even if you don't have a lot of time to spare. You'll feel calmer and more energized afterward.