If you want to prioritize your fitness while maintaining peace and quiet within your apartment complex, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got a list of the top apartment-friendly workouts that are sure to keep you fit, keep you motivated, and keep your neighbors at bay.

Whether you live in NYC, L.A., San Jose, Dallas, Vancouver, Toronto, or any other apartment-heavy city in North America, these at-home workout options are quiet, yet effective for you and your small space.  

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How Can I Exercise When I Live in an Apartment?

You can exercise in your apartment by doing at-home workouts that are designed for small spaces. Many online workout classes are created with small spaces in mind, such as Strength: Total Body, Yoga, Barre, Sculpt, Weight Training, and more. Be sure to invest in some apartment-friendly workout equipment, such as resistance bands, ankle weights, and dumbbells to really maximize your at-home training sessions and be able to take a wider variety of classes.

How Can I Exercise in My Apartment Without Making Noise?

You can exercise in your apartment by doing at-home workouts that require no jumping or heavy equipment. The vibrations from jumping or dropping heavy equipment (such as dumbbells) are what cause noises that may bother the neighbors.

If your apartment building has thin walls and you work out with music or a virtual trainer, you might want to consider putting in your earbuds or headphones to help minimize noise transfer.

How Can I Lose Weight in a Small Apartment?

If your fitness goal is to lose weight, you can absolutely do this in a small apartment. There are multiple cardio and strength classes available online that are customized for small spaces. Classes like MIRROR’s Cardio + Strength and Dance Cardio will help you get a sweat on while improving your cardiovascular health and helping you burn calories. MIRROR even lets you filter your workouts by “no jumping” so you can still get in a great workout in your apartment without disturbing the neighbors.

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5 Apartment-Friendly Workouts

Here are the top apartment-friendly workouts you can do in any space. They require no jumping and are guaranteed to keep the peace in your building.

1. No-Equipment Strength Training

Opting for a strength training workout with no equipment and no jumping will spare your downstairs neighbors from any loud noises on their ceiling.

Here are some of the exercises you can perform in a no-equipment, no-jumping strength workout:

  • Squats
  • Reverse lunges
  • Glute bridges
  • Push ups
  • Tricep dips
  • Crunch variations (reverse, bicycle, traditional, etc.)
  • Mountain climbers
  • Russian twists
  • Plank  variations (low, high, side, etc.)

2. Yoga

Yoga is one of the most apartment-friendly workouts you can do. The best part is that nearly any type of yoga you choose is guaranteed to be a low-impact exercise that creates almost no noise so your neighbors won’t hear a peep.

Types of yoga that are apartment-friendly:

To get the most out of your at-home yoga and keep your space organized, you’ll need a yoga mat, a block, a towel, and a strap.

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3. Pilates

Doing Pilates at home will give you the same great results as you’d get from going to a studio. You’ll also reap all the benefits of working out at home, such as saving time and money on the commute.

At-home Pilates classes are low impact and can be done with or without equipment. Some classes require dumbbells, which can be tricky with downstairs neighbors, while others simply require a set of ankle weights, resistance bands, or no equipment at all (except a yoga mat, of course).

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4. Barre

Barre is a fantastic workout that will have you sweating while you tone and strengthen your muscles. Many at-home barre classes can be done without equipment or simply require a chair (to act as the barre), while ankle weights and resistance bands can be used to increase the intensity.

5. Tai Chi

Deepen your mind-body connection with at-home Tai Chi. This moving meditative practice will challenge your body and your mind as you move through various flow sequences. Find your zen in the most peaceful at-home workout that won’t disturb the neighbors.

Bonus: Stretching

It’s important to stretch before and after a workout and during recovery days. Stretching and foam rolling are excellent ways to increase flexibility and decrease muscle tension in ways that won’t annoy your neighbors.

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Get a Full Body Workout in Your Apartment

Whatever your apartment size and fitness goal, MIRROR is the perfect fit for your space. What looks like a simple wall decoration is actually a portal into a library of apartment-friendly fitness classes that are available live or on demand.

Find the most apartment-friendly workouts by filtering MIRROR’s workout library. Choose from “no jumping,” “no equipment,” “ground only,” “seated only,” or “standing only” to customize your workout to your specific needs.

Get a free 30-day trial to MIRROR’s app to take apartment-friendly classes for a test drive before committing.