As the weather has gotten progressively colder, I've started to make the transition from going for runs outside to completing most of my workouts inside where it's temperature-controlled. I'm someone who gets worried about waking my roommates or bothering my neighbors, though, especially since we all live so close together and noise travels pretty easily. But if you have a particularly squeaky floor that prevents you from jumping around in the early morning, there are plenty of quiet workouts for apartments that'll ensure you're not that annoying tenant in the building.
I personally love using a free app called Seven to find new bodyweight exercises. Plus, the app actually has a "silent" workout ready to go for those moments when you need to keep the noise to a minimum. If you want some extra instruction for how to perform some of these workouts with proper form, Seven provides clear instruction, which I find so helpful.
But if you're concerned that keeping your workouts quiet will dial down the overall intensity of your routine, don't even worry about it. "Lower-impact exercises can definitely return meaningful results," Ali Wells, V Shred lead trainer, expert advisor, certified nutrition coach, and certified personal trainer, tells Elite Daily. "All forms of intentional movement and exercise, like lower-impact exercises, have their own health benefits."
What's more, these quiet workouts have a perk of their own: They allow you to stretch and strengthen your muscles at the same time. So there's really no need to worry that you aren't getting a "good workout" simply because you aren't going to an actual gym or making a ton of noise, Wells explains. "All exercise is good exercise, and one should not be placed 'better' than another," she says.
Here are five workouts you can do when your neighbor's had enough of your jumping jacks.