Workouts for Your Small Living Space

Story & Photos by Chanda Crenshaw
Model: India Riggins

It’s January, which means the gym is packed with people who have vowed to become more dedicated to the gym for New Years.

New Year, new me. Right?

Finding time to make it the gym, well that’s another obstacle. It can be discouraging walking into the weight room to see a full gym of people, and chances are the machine you wanted to use is probably already occupied. Which, in effect, causes most of us to not even bother going to the gym at all. But who says you need a gym workout?

We’ve come up with a list of limited-space workouts that will accommodate the area of your living space, because this year we’re making changes.

High Knees
Bring your knees to your chest with your arms at a 90 degree angle. This motion should look as if you’re running in place. When doing this workout it’s important to note the pace in which you pump your arms will increase the speed of your legs and effectiveness of your workout.

Elevated Lunges
For this workout, you’ll need to grab a chair. Place one leg behind you on the chair and with your opposite leg behind at the knee. When trying this work out, your shoulders should be locked creating a straight posture for balance. Be sure to not let the front knee go beyond the ankle.

Mountain Climbers
Start in plank position and bring your knees to your chest. This workout is high intensity and targets the core. 30 seconds of this move and you’ll feel the burn.

Leg Lifts
This workout starts with you lying flat on the ground with your arms pressed firmly by your side. Lift your legs at a 90-degree angle and then bring them straight down without letting your feet hit the ground. If you’re looking to get some hardcore abs this is the drill for you.