Some days you don’t feel like heading out your front door to the gym or even taking the short walk to your community’s fitness center, but you still want to work up a sweat. When the weather is frightful or your schedule isn’t allowing for exercise away from your abode, a streaming service can be a great way to work up a sweat in your apartment. Here are a few of our picks for affordable ways to work out at home.
Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get fit this year? Follow along with us here on the blog and on social media for our new weekly #PeakFit series. Each Monday we’ll be posting workouts, health & diet tips, and other information about how you can make 2018 your healthiest year yet. Share your progress and join in our community-wide conversation by tagging your photos with #PeakFit and #FitLivingStartsHere.
If saving money and getting fit are New Year's resolutions for you, we can help! Many of our communities have 24-hour fitness centers available to our residents, free of charge. Save the gym membership fees and work out conveniently in your community.
Don't know how to begin? There are so many resources online that can help you find the best workout plan for you.
If you're an aspiring runner, the website CoolRunning.com has training plans from "Couch to 5K" to advanced marathon training. Downloadable apps for your phone can provide more customized options for you based on current fitness level, pace, and goals. Try Nike+ Run Club, Couch to 5K, and Map My Run Trainer. Share your runs with friends using Nike+ Run Club, Map My Run, or Strava. These apps are like social media for athletes and can boost your motivation with fun challenges. Use area walking paths, community roads and sidewalks, and our fitness center treadmills to train and you'll be able to stick to your new plan regardless of the weather!
Looking to gain strength? We have your solutions with free weights, Precor fitness machines, medicine balls, and other strength training equipment. Follow along with video courses using apps and websites like Daily Burn, Beachbody on Demand, Sweat with Kayla, and FitStar. Many combine strength and cardio exercises and use HIIT to increase your metabolism while building muscle.
Indoor cycles and elliptical trainers are also available for a great low-impact cardio workout. Cycling training programs can be found on the app CycleCast which specializes in gym bikes and indoor cycling workouts. Peloton Cycle is another great app where you can live stream cycling classes to your smartphone or tablet. Workout by Fitness 22 Ltd. is a full virtual personal trainer and workout tracker that can build custom workouts based on the equipment available, personal goals, and your fitness level.
If you have any questions about our fitness centers or other amenities, please contact our leasing team. We are always happy to help!
Happy New Year!