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Going to the gym isn’t really an option right now. Most of them are closed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. However, even at the best of times gym memberships cost money and when you have a busy schedule, it might not always be easy to get to the gym.
During the pandemic we’ve all had to adapt our lives. For many avid gym-goers that means working out from home. Working out from home can be a good way to stay fit, but if you live in an apartment, you have to worry about disturbing your neighbors. With many of your neighbors potentially working from home now, they don’t want to hear your workout on business calls. In turn, you don’t want to be midway through your workout only to hear a knock on the door or your neighbor banging on the floor because of the noise.
Fortunately, you can get a good workout without making a lot of noise. You just need to make a few adjustments to your routine. All you need is some lightweight women’s supportive sneakers and a little equipment to get started.
Get Some Free Weights
Lifting weights can be good for building muscle, strengthening your body and they can even be great for losing weight. The only problem is that a weight bench can be noisy. If you don’t want to give up on lifting weights because you live in an apartment, you should invest in some free weights. They are not as noisy and they can help you reach your fitness goals. You could also consider kettlebell exercises if you want to add some variety to your workout.
Bodyweight exercises are great for providing a full-body workout. You also have a range of bodyweight exercises that do not generate a lot of noise. Squats and pushups are a good option for any workout, but the possibilities are almost endless when you go with bodyweight exercises. Just avoid exercises that will cause your feet to impact the floor.
Avoid Exercises With Jumping or Running Motions
Exercises that involve jumping or running motions are common in many home workout routines. If you happen to live in an apartment, you should skip things like running in place, jumping jacks, skipping rope and plyometrics. If you want to benefit from this type of workout, put on some men’s comfortable sneakers and go out for a run. You could even jog to the nearest park to some of your favorite exercises that might not be good for your apartment.
Try New Cardio Exercises
Without running and jumping, you might need to look for new options to get your cardio workout. That means looking for low-impact cardio exercises. Various kicking and twisting exercises can be a good way to get a cardio workout without making a lot of noise. You could also try shadowboxing to get your heart rate up. If you have the money and the space, you could consider buying a stationary bike to provide a quiet cardio workout.
You want to stay fit in the pandemic, but you should avoid causing problems with your neighbors. With these tips, you can maintain your fitness and keep the noise to a minimum.
About the Author:
Rae is a graduate of Tufts University with a combined International Relations and Chinese degree. After spending time living and working abroad in China, she returned to NYC to pursue her career and continue curating quality content. Rae is passionate about travel, food, and writing for Taos Footwear.
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