You might also let your neighbors know and see if there is a time that it wouldn't bother them if you were making some noise. If you don't have carpet (and even if you do) get some of those rubber mats that lock together. You can get 4 for around $12. Put them down and that will help cushion your workout area.
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6/24/13 8:39 A
you could also consider Tai Chi. its slow controlled movement so no jumping around and I have found it really relaxing too
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4,019 6/23/13 11:17 P
I second the Leslie Sansone suggestion. Another idea is to try some barre DVD's (think ballet dancers using a barre for balance as the work and stretch their muscles. You don't need a barre: most of the DVD's use the back of a chair instead of an actual ballet barre. I've recently gotten some barre DVD's and have found them doable but challenging as the movements are different from other types of exercise and work the muscles in different ways.
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Fitness Minutes: (816)
6/23/13 7:58 P
I am also larger, particularly in the chest, and live on the second floor. I like Walk Away The Pounds a lot. I can't keep up with any of the dancing videos because I have no rhythm. I can keep up with WATP just fine. I do really like the Bollywood dance videos here on SP. They are easy to keep up with and fun. During the hopping I just modify it so I don't hop.
6/23/13 7:29 P
Try watching some from library before purchasing..
Fitness Minutes: (224,220)
6/23/13 3:04 P
There are lots of different DVD workouts you can try at home. What to do is modify the exercises so that you aren't bouncing around. Instead of jumping jacks, march in place with high knees or maybe do a modified jack. Try your local library for DVDs. your library is not only a great resource for books, you can also borrow DVDs. Look for Zumba or one of the Latin dance type workouts. Those generally don't have a person bouncing up and down too much.
Borrowing DVDs from the library is a great way to save money as well as try different workouts.
Do you like to dance ? How about belly dancing ? That's a great workout You could even try one of the kick boxing DVDs like Tae Bo. just modify the jumping jacks so that you aren't bouncing.
Depending on your fitness level, you could try Leslie Sasone's Walk Away the Pounds or even one of Richard Simmon's DVDs. He always shows options for different levels.
Fitness Minutes: (50,665)
6/22/13 9:14 P
check out the freebies on Spark and see if you find anything you like.
I bought a Pilates DVD because I liked the portion of it that was available here.
also check your library. Another great way to try before you buy.
I love The Firm workouts. You can get various impact levels. Check out a used DVD place (I buy online from Second Spin).
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6/22/13 8:41 P
I'm looking to mix up my exercise routine a tad and I'd like to look into some exercise DVDs that I can do at home. I'm having trouble because all the DVDs I'm finding require a lot of bouncing around. Besides having a lot of extra weight (a lot of which is in my chest...it hurts to jump too much!), I also live on the 2nd floor of my apartment building-so I really don't want to scare the neighbors when I work out.
I'm already taking walks, doing water aerobics after work, and looking into yoga right now. Does anyone have any other suggestions? I really am looking for stuff to do in the house as opposed to anywhere else. Thanks in advance! :)
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