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Look to These Suggestions for a Better Workout If You Are Stuck at Home with No Gym Equipment

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Budgeting is valuable to any apartment renter, and when you are considering your spending habits, you should look at your hobbies. Some, like working out, can be rather expensive, believe it or not. Between clothes and shoes, supplements, and class commitments or gym memberships, everything can add up quickly. Even if exercise is something you enjoy, you may not be a fan of the traditional gym environment, either. The good news is that your preference could save you some big bucks in the long run.

If you’re looking to squeeze in a great workout at home, for example, consider utilizing these common household items. They serve as the perfect tools to maintain your fitness goals and avoid a hefty credit card bill spent on workout equipment or a gym membership. Check them out below!


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!


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 allows you to feel the burn. You can also strengthen your arms and chest by practicing several sets of countertop push-ups. These are great activities to sneak in while you’re waiting for water to boil or the oven to pre-heat. See, what do we mean by the endless convenience home workouts hold?

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