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Get In a Great Workout, Even If You Are Stuck at Home with Little to No Gym Equipment

The team at South Pointe Apartments in Dallas, Texas finds it important that our residents lead healthy, well-informed lives. By presenting new ideas in our resident blog, we make it easy to stay up-to-date with the latest information on health, wellness, finances, and more.  

As we all know, strides towards our health and wellness take work. Your regimen should include regular exercise. Unfortunately, working out is a hobby that can quickly become pricey between the clothes and shoes, supplements, and class commitments or gym memberships. If you prefer working out at home, however, you have the potential to save big bucks in the long run. So, squeeze in a workout at home by using these common household items. Not only will they help you reach and maintain your fitness goals, but each of them will also allow you to avoid a big credit card bill down the line. Take a look!

Towel

One person’s towel is another person’s resistance band! Use a towel to help with stretching or for a killer arm workout. Looking for a leg challenge? On a smooth floor, assume the plank position with a small towel under each of your feet. Then, in a very slow and controlled manner, try gliding your legs apart and then back together again. Feel the burn — just remember to take it slow and be careful!

Chair

A sturdy chair without wheels can make an excellent addition to your workout routine, whether you’re trying to perfect your squats or practice some leg raises. Throw a second chair into the mix and practice some tricep dips, positioning yourself in-between both chairs. With a chair workout, you’ll certainly get your share of strength, cardio, and flexibility training.

Wall or Countertop

Walls provide stability when you’re practicing some stretching or working your quads and glutes. For example, wall sits are a great exercise that allow you to really feel the burn. You can also strengthen your arms and chest by practicing several sets of countertop push-ups. These are a great activity to sneak in while you’re waiting for water to boil or the oven to pre-heat. See, what we mean by the endless convenience home workouts hold?

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