Being outside and working out is the best feeling ever- fresh air in your face and the change of scenery can be a big motivator. But living in the Pacific Northwest means that the weather can change at the drop of a hat and it doesn’t always cooperate. You could join a gym like the Bethany Athletic Club, but when you’re living at West Parc you also could just utilize our roomy fitness center to keep up with your exercise program.
Here are a few ways that you can make the most out of your fitness routine in West Parc’s fitness center:
Begin With Body Weight
A lot of apartment fitness centers vary as far as the equipment they offer, but most of them have very limited space. The great thing about West Parc’s fitness center is that we’ve worked hard to design a space that is airy and open, which gave us the ability to keep a wide variety of cardio and strength training equipment on hand.
That being said, we offer tools that help you simplify your workout routine. When you first start working out at West Parc’s fitness center, our space is open enough to allow you to skip the equipment altogether and use your own bodyweight. Exercises like squats, lunges and burpees ignite your body, helping you burn calories and work muscles.
Work Out Your Core
The single easiest muscle group to absolutely kill it on without any equipment and little space is your abs. West Parc provides all you need to work on that six pack: a mat. Focus on crunches, bicycle kicks, and planks to take your abs to the next level.
Incorporate our top of the line equipment into your routine by creating a circuit that hits every part of your body from head to toe. Starting with the hand weights, you can get your arm workout in with bicep curls and tricep rows. Follow this with a dolphin plank for an interval of either 30 or 60 seconds. Then start squatting with a kettlebell in hand to strengthen your glutes and legs. Hop onto the treadmill in between each strength-training exercise to keep your heart rate up and your body burning calories.
Meet The Superset.
Supersets are fantastic for workouts in small spaces, but we love them in West Parc’s spacious fitness center as well. Supersets are when you pair two moves that work antagonistic muscle groups and perform them back-to-back.
For example, you could do a set of deadlifts and then transition quickly into a set of pushups. The health benefits of supersets mean your heart rate stays elevated and your body continues to burn calories throughout your entire workout.
Just because your day-to-day life is busy and you don’t have time to make it to the actual gym, it doesn’t mean you have to forgo exercise altogether when the weather is bad. West Parc’s Apartment Community has a state-of-the-art fitness center that allows you to jump in and maintain your physique with ease.
The great thing about apartment fitness centers is due to the nature of them, you’ll rarely run into the problem where there’s a lack of access to equipment or space. We’ve given you a great space to keep your strength and fitness up- come experience your community!