Living in a city can mean you don’t have a lot of space to exercise. Apartments don’t often have gardens in big cities so it can be difficult to find yourself a space to work out that’s safe, convenient and fits the bill for the type of exercise you love to do. So if you’re the kind of person that wants to put your health and fitness first but might be pressed for time, space or even just inspiration, here are a few hacks that might help you create some new habits and get your fitness journey off to a great start whether you’re living in a shared ownership apartment in London or a shared flat in Manchester.

HIIT workout and Bodyweight training

If you’re pressed for time and space this kind of exercise has some great benefits for both your health and your time. All you really need is a mat and you can do this exercise morning, noon or night – whatever time you have or feel up to doing a bit of exercise. HIIT stands for high intensity interval training meaning you normally spend between 30-40 seconds performing an intense exercise that raises your heart rate and then resting for 20 seconds and repeating up until exhaustion or around 20 minutes. You can do HIIT workouts in 10 minutes and still get a good burn, feel sweaty and definitely burn a few calories and you don’t need any equipment. Of course you can do HIIT with weights if you have them but sets like burpees and jumping squats are going to improve your strength as well as your cardiovascular fitness.

Apartments with gyms

New developments are cropping up all over areas like London, Manchester and Liverpool and now many of these new apartments are being built with onsite gyms much to the delight of fitness fanatics that don’t want to have to commute to the gym as well as to work. From shared ownership Ebbsfleet to apartments for sale in West Drayton, there are plenty of city apartments with gyms that are available to use whenever you prefer to do your workout. Beaufort Park is just one collection of apartments that has a spacious gym with just about everything you need for healthy, city living.

Walking goes along way

Getting your steps is one of the best ways to improve your health and also get out and about. Great for your mental health and your physical health, a brisk walk over to your favourite coffee shop can do wonders for the way you feel and your health in general. Try and get in 10,000 steps a day everyday even if it means getting off the tube a stop early and those small habits can make a big difference.

Join a club

One of the best parts about living in a city is there are lots of other people around and many with similar interests as you. Joining a club, whether its yoga classes, ballroom dancing or aerial fitness may just open your mind to a few different exercises you may have never considered before and help you make friends and branch out especially if you’ve just moved in.

So whatever activity you enjoy doing there are plenty of ways you can put your fitness first alongside busy city living.