Three Convenient and Effective Routines
At the Apex at CityPlace, we know that health and physical fitness are important to our residents. However, staying active and regularly engaging in exercise can be difficult to squeeze into a busy schedule. It can also be ruined by inclement weather. This is why it’s so beneficial to have access to an apartment gym. It’s all the health and fitness equipment you could ever need, conveniently located a short walk from your front door. Here are our top three workout recommendations that you can do right here at The Apex.
One of the best things about yoga is that you can do it virtually anywhere at any age or ability level. All you need is floor space, a yoga mat (or other soft surface), and some comfortable clothing. Yoga may look like glorified stretching, but we’re here to tell you it is so much more than that. It has been proven to have numerous health benefits for both the mind and the body.
Yoga is a head-to-toe endeavor, which means you’re going to see an overall improvement of strength, balance, and flexibility throughout your entire body. The act of holding poses paired with deep breathing helps improve blood flow to muscles and keeps them strong. You’ll also notice an overall increase in mobility because yoga challenges the body in ways that typical exercises don’t. This can help prepare the body for more physically challenging exercises or competitive sports.
The other core benefit of yoga is the sense of wellness and stress relief it provides. It works wonders for those that are experiencing neck or back pain due to stress or from sitting in an office chair working all day. The core differentiator between yoga and stretching is that the wellness of the mind is just as important as the body. People who have trouble sleeping, feel unfocused, or are dealing with anxiety have seen numerous benefits from doing yoga on a regular basis.
Another great exercise you can do at your apartment gym is some good old-fashioned cardio. This is going to be anything that gets the blood pumping and gets those large muscle groups working. People of all ages and ability levels can practice basic cardio, and apartment gyms allow them to do this indoors. For instance, you could go on a brisk walk or jog on the treadmill. Or perhaps a cycling session for something a little more low-impact. These are both great options that apartment residents can take advantage of, no matter what time of day or what the weather forecast is. Having the equipment on-site and readily available is a huge convenience for those that have tight schedules or don’t want to deal with driving and traffic. Most importantly, doing regular aerobic exercise is going to benefit your overall health.
Studies have shown that exercises such as running, swimming, and cycling strengthen the heart and help improve cardiovascular health. A couple core benefits of that are lowering blood pressure and keeping cholesterol levels in check. Getting regular aerobic exercise when paired with a balanced diet can also help you manage weight and get better sleep, which in turn is going to lead to better brain function and mood during the work day. Finally, aerobic exercise improves your stamina and has been shown to boost the immune system, which comes in handy during cold and flu season.
For our final recommended exercise, you’re going to be doing a little heavy lifting. That’s because weight training is one of the most beneficial and convenient forms of activity a person can do within an apartment gym. Not unlike yoga, it requires very little floorspace and people of all ages and ability levels can do it. Weight training isn’t about getting bulked up or increasing muscle mass. It’s about challenging your muscles in a way that keeps them healthy. This means doing several sets of lifts using smaller weights rather than doing one rep at the maximum amount of weight you can handle. More reps that focus on several different muscle groups is conducive to a better overall workout.
Many of the benefits seen in yoga and aerobic exercise are mirrored in weight training. Those that regularly do it should see an overall improvement in metabolism, weight loss, and heart and brain health. Unlike other exercises, weight training puts resistance on your bones, which is key to them staying strong and healthy. This is highly important as people tend to start to lose bone density around the age of 30. Remember, your bones are just as important as the muscles and tissues surrounding them. Don’t neglect weights when doing your exercise routine.
Live Luxuriously and Stay Fit
At The Apex at CityPlace, we offer the best smart-capable apartment homes in Overland Park with an unmatched list of amenities. Our exclusive fitness center and yoga studio allows our residents to stay active and healthy without all the hassle of driving to the gym or dealing with inclement weather. The gym is just a short walk away from your luxurious apartment home.
The best way to see all that we have to offer is by checking out our virtual tour or setting up an in-person tour. Contact us today and we’ll be happy to show you our fitness center and the several other amenities offered at The Apex.