Couch Potato Cardio

Traditional methods of staying fit like having a gym membership and heading out to the gym for monotonous workouts are a thing of the past.  Advances in technology mean that gaming systems now offer fitness games that allow people to work out in the comfort of their own homes.  Panoramic Properties’ blog team has put together some couch potato cardio tips to help get you in shape from the comfort of your apartment in Niagara Falls. 


Start Slow: If you’ve taken a long break from working out, games like Your Shape for Wii U allow you to start an exercise routine slowly. In this game, the exercises are straightforward, and are made up of mostly aerobics-style moves that are done at low to moderate force to increase muscular endurance. Games like this will help in making sure you do not hurt yourself. 


Pick Something You Love: If you love to dance, consider Zumba Fitness for PS3. This upbeat game will allow you to work out and do what you love at the same time. You can always try renting games first to see if you like them before making the purchase. There is a Redbox at Zehrs (6940 Morrison Street) that includes video games available for rent, and the best part about it is that it’s only eight minutes away from our Robinson Street community (5556 Robinson Street). 


Use the Equipment: Many of the games come with monitoring equipment such as Nike+ Kinect Training for Xbox 360.This evaluates the user’s fitness and athleticism and makes a customized training program based on their fitness level. Additionally, it can track your progress from many devices by setting up a Nike+ account. Games like this can help you stay on course and show you how you’ve improved.


Exercise is an essential part of a healthy life and with so many options out there, you are bound to find something that will allow you to have fun and stay active, even if it is in your own living room. 


At Panoramic Properties, our Pell Street apartments (8083 Pell Street) are open concept which makes working out at home much easier. For more information about this and other apartments we have for rent, click here