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June 2, 2012 1:14 PM
Well, I live in an apartment and am constantly looking for exercise videos and things of that nature that I can do in my apartment without spending loads of cash or disturbing my neighbors. Anyone have any suggestions?

I already go for long walks and jog a couple times a week, but sometimes it's just to hot or rainy out, it'd be nice to have an indoor option that would work!

Thanks for the help in advance!!
June 2, 2012 1:22 PM
Hi,

I am in the same situation. Looking for exercises to do at home! I have found the easiest ones are doing press-up's and sit up's along with Jumping Jacks. These can be done anywhere. Also if you have stairs in your building, walking up and down them (or up and down one step) is a good way to burn off calories.

Hope this helps,

Chris.
June 2, 2012 1:29 PM
QUOTE:

Hi,

I am in the same situation. Looking for exercises to do at home! I have found the easiest ones are doing press-up's and sit up's along with Jumping Jacks. These can be done anywhere. Also if you have stairs in your building, walking up and down them (or up and down one step) is a good way to burn off calories.

Hope this helps,

Chris.


I do run my stairs often, but jumping jacks and things like that are out of the question for me to do in my apartment, my neighbors would hate me jumping on their heads. lol
Edited by zCarsAndCaloriesz On June 2, 2012 1:29 PM
June 2, 2012 1:33 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Hi,

I am in the same situation. Looking for exercises to do at home! I have found the easiest ones are doing press-up's and sit up's along with Jumping Jacks. These can be done anywhere. Also if you have stairs in your building, walking up and down them (or up and down one step) is a good way to burn off calories.

Hope this helps,

Chris.


I do run my stairs often, but jumping jacks and things like that are out of the question for me to do in my apartment, my neighbors would hate me jumping on their heads. lol


How about doing the jumping jacks on the stairwell landing, or in the lobby?! Where there's a will, there's a way. :-)
June 2, 2012 1:36 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Hi,

I am in the same situation. Looking for exercises to do at home! I have found the easiest ones are doing press-up's and sit up's along with Jumping Jacks. These can be done anywhere. Also if you have stairs in your building, walking up and down them (or up and down one step) is a good way to burn off calories.

Hope this helps,

Chris.


I do run my stairs often, but jumping jacks and things like that are out of the question for me to do in my apartment, my neighbors would hate me jumping on their heads. lol


How about doing the jumping jacks on the stairwell landing, or in the lobby?! Where there's a will, there's a way. :-)


The stairwell leading to my door is rather narrow, probably not safe to do jumping jacks there.
I'm honestly looking more for Video exercise routines that I can do. Something different that I can do inside
June 2, 2012 1:38 PM
Super thankful I live on the bottom floor of the apartment complex...

Try circuit training! Jillian Michael's videos are pretty grreat - not a whole lot of jumping and stuff that would disturb neighbors and you'll get in a great workout.
June 2, 2012 1:39 PM
Have you tried dancing? That could be a good option and it may not bother your neighbors as much as long as you're not jumping.
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June 2, 2012 1:40 PM
I'm in a similar situation. I live in a condo on the top floor, so doing plyometrics/jumping around is out of the question. So, I did buy a stationary bike but also modify some other things. For jumping jacks, I do the same arm movements but alternate feet so I'm stepping out and in on each side. Its definitely not the same level as if I did full jumping jacks, but does help. Walking/marching in place or even just putting on some music and dancing around helps, too.
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June 2, 2012 1:40 PM
QUOTE:

Super thankful I live on the bottom floor of the apartment complex...

Try circuit training! Jillian Michael's videos are pretty grreat - not a whole lot of jumping and stuff that would disturb neighbors and you'll get in a great workout.


I was going to say Insanity, but there is a significant amount of jumping in it. Tae-bo or the Jillian Michaels stuff would work.
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June 2, 2012 1:40 PM
i do leslie sansone's walk at home (with weights) program. i found it at walmart, only $10! and all you need is 2-3lbs hand weights.
June 2, 2012 1:41 PM
I love the Leslie Sansone Walk at Home videos :) they're not too expensive and they're easy to find on Amazon.com
June 2, 2012 1:41 PM
I have been enjoying Jillian Micheals Kickboxing Fast Fix. A lot of kicks, but not a ton of jumping around. Shouldn't make too much noise! It's only $10 at Walmart
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June 2, 2012 1:41 PM
30 Day Shred is great, but there is quite a bit of jumping jacks and what not.
June 2, 2012 1:41 PM
QUOTE:

Super thankful I live on the bottom floor of the apartment complex...

Try circuit training! Jillian Michael's videos are pretty grreat - not a whole lot of jumping and stuff that would disturb neighbors and you'll get in a great workout.


Thank you!

You're very lucky, when we move we are looking for an apartment on the bottom!
I will look into finding those video's!
June 2, 2012 1:42 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Super thankful I live on the bottom floor of the apartment complex...

Try circuit training! Jillian Michael's videos are pretty grreat - not a whole lot of jumping and stuff that would disturb neighbors and you'll get in a great workout.


I was going to say Insanity, but there is a significant amount of jumping in it. Tae-bo or the Jillian Michaels stuff would work.


I was looking into doing insanity but I figured it wouldn't be a good idea where I currently live :(
June 2, 2012 1:42 PM
I live in an apartment as well. If you have a wii or x box there are tons of work out games that way. with the xbox connect it registers your whole body for an awesome work out. its quiet and not a lot of jumping around. Stairs are a great way to go as well. Also try going to thrift or used stores for video workouts. At places like goodwill or value village there are tons of them for less than 10$
June 2, 2012 1:42 PM
Yea, Jillian Michaels has been pretty good. And I'm pretty sure if you're only spending 20-40 minutes doing exercise and only some of it results in a little noise making, your neighbours might be a tad more forgiving. (Unless they're old and just need an excuse to complain :P) I do Jillian's Ripped in 30 and there's moves like 'fast feet' and a few other jumps but within 20 minutes you're only spending some time between regular planted feet activities doing actual jumping.
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June 2, 2012 1:43 PM
I too live in an apt. My fav indoor exercise is belly dancing. Quit laughing :) I looked up Belly dancing with the goddess on YouTube, and watched about 4 of her short videos. Then I put this moves to my music. Awesome abs and buns exercise, and it gets your blood pumping!
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June 2, 2012 1:44 PM
bump!
June 2, 2012 1:44 PM
QUOTE:

I live in an apartment as well. If you have a wii or x box there are tons of work out games that way. with the xbox connect it registers your whole body for an awesome work out. its quiet and not a lot of jumping around. Stairs are a great way to go as well. Also try going to thrift or used stores for video workouts. At places like goodwill or value village there are tons of them for less than 10$


I have an Xbox and used to play DDR ( dance dance revolution ) on it a lot, I lost LOADS of weight with that while having fun, but too much jumping for an apartment, and Kinect is just too expensive for me, plus my living room is pretty small :(
June 2, 2012 1:45 PM
I've been doing kettle bell workouts and they are quite quiet - more squatting and swinging than jumping. I use 10 minute solution kettlebell workouts.
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June 2, 2012 1:46 PM
Thank you for the helpful suggestions, keep them coming I will be sure to look into all of them!!

Haha, I think my jog in the freezing rain go to me today! I will be very happy to have an indoor option :)
June 2, 2012 1:47 PM
Although it isn't strictly cardio, I would recommend RushFit, it is a fast paced circuit routine, professional, with great advice & it is well thought out. You only need very light weights & yourself. Taxing, fun & "different" to a lot of workout dvds.

Russ
June 2, 2012 1:48 PM
HipHop Abs by BeachBody, and KOGA! Love them both!
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June 2, 2012 1:51 PM
y nt purchace a cheap gym mat, that shud cushion ur feet and cancle out most of the jumping noises??

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