Quite Exercise Equipment

Quiet Exercise Equipment For Apartment


Living in apartments can limit what type of exercise equipment you can own. Noise and space is a major factor for apartments. The walls are super thin and you have little to no room for gym equipment. The last thing anyone would want is complaints from neighbours regarding excess noise. I’ve outlined equipment that have little to no noise at all and provided tips to reduce excess noise from exercising.

Not only is noise a factor, limited space is another problem. I’ve recommended exercise equipment that can be tucked away or folded down to a smaller size to be stored away when not in use. Storage is scarce in small apartments so I’ve gone above and beyond in this article to provide storage tips and tricks.

Depending on your fitness goals you may be looking for cardio or muscle development equipment. Below is a list of quiet exercise equipment for apartments for all your fitness requirements.

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Here's the list of quiet exercise equipment below. Read on for further product information.

3 Tips To Reduce Exercise Noise  

It can be difficult to completely eliminate noise from exercising, especially when you do intensity based exercises. The first tip will be pretty obvious however it’s important to cover all ways to reduce noise. 

  • Rubber Coated: When choosing weights your best option is rubber made weights. We’ve all heard metal weights clanking together at gyms, so opting for rubber coated weights will eliminate this issue.
  • Floor Cover: Depending on what your apartment floors are made with, exercising can echo or thud through the floor. Last thing the person living below you wants, is banging on their roof. Opting for rubber floor mats will reduce the echo and thud. The interlocking rubber mats will also protect your floors from your exercise equipment and will provide cushion for your workouts.
  • Correct Equipment: This is not exactly a noise reducing tip but more of a tip of what sort of equipment makes a lot of noise and should be avoided. It’s a popular cardio equipment and is considered a staple however for small apartments treadmills shouldn’t be on your buyers list. Not only are treadmills large in size but they radiate plenty of noise, especially when you start trotting at speed. One to avoid!
Rubber Coated Weights

5 Best Quiet exercise equipment For Apartments

The meat and bones of the article has arrived and below you will find useful exercise equipment to save you plenty of space and provide you with the best workout options! We’ve provided links to Amazon for the items below for convenience. 


When it comes to ultimate compact cardio machine the Maxiclimber hits the spot. Perfect for small apartments as it only takes up a little amount of room and can be folded up and stored under a bed or in a cupboard.  

You’ll get a full body workout without the need for any treadmills or bikes. The Maxiclimber ticks all our requirements for no noise and space saving gym equipment. 

  • Space Saver
  • Easy Storage
  • No Noise
  • Relatively Fast Assembly


Body Rider Fan Elliptical Trainer

The Body Rider Fan Elliptical Trainer is perfect for apartments with little room for exercise equipment. Operates quietly and smoothly with the chain driven fan wheel, perfect for apartments with noise restrictions. 

If you're looking for a high tech machine with all the bells and whistles this isn't the machine for you. Simple adjustable knob to set your resistance level depending on your strength and fitness level.

Basic designs and function, however it is a low cost elliptical machine with dual action handlebars for complete full body workouts. Small LCD monitor that displays time, distance, speed and calories burned.

  • Space Saver
  • Easy Storage
  • No Noise
  • Relatively Fast Assembly


Concept2 Model D Indoor Rowing Machine

The Concept2 Rowing Machine is a perfect for apartments due to easy assembly and fold up design. Separates into two parts with the frame lock mechanism and doesn't require tools. 

Easily move the unit around the apartment with its castor wheels when fully assembled.  

Extremely quiet design due to air resistance fly wheel which is perfect for small apartments. Smooth feel with every row and control the air flow with an easy change of the damper (Levels 1-10). Keep track of your progress with the LCD monitor that stores all your data. Connect to most of the popular fitness apps for greater fitness details.

Due to the features and quality, the Concept2 Model D Rowing Machine is a little on the higher price however well worth the price tag.

  • Space Saver
  • Easy Storage
  • No Noise
  • Fast Assembly


You can’t have a home gym without dumbbells. Bowflex Dumbbells is the perfect addition to any small space. Most dumbbells come with single weights and can be costly.

Not to mention the space a weight rack takes which isn’t a option with a small apartment.

The Bowflex Dumbbells allows you to select up to 15 different weight all from the one dumbbell.

With a simple click each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds; adjusts in 2.5-pound increments. You have the option to purchase the stand which is highly recommended.

Bowflex also has a free app for Apple and Android smartphones which provides awesome workout programs using the Bowflex dumbbells.

You won’t have excessive noise from weight clanking together and you save space because you only require one set of dumbbell which can be easily stored away and is a must have to any home gyms with limited space. The Bowlex Dumbbells meet our small apartment guidelines
  • Space Saver
  • Easy Storage
  • No Noise
  • Fast Assembly


I have to admit this is probably one of the best small apartment exercise equipment that’s listed. It ticks all of the requirements plus it has a storage compartment of its own.

The workout bench is so versatile in what it provides. The deck is able to be adjusted into different heights, angles and inclines.

The multiple incline level ties in well with the Bowflex Dumbbells to perform a bench press, shoulder press or you can attach resistance bands to the unit to perform a different workout routine. Perfect for HIT cardio program, honestly it has it all.

The deck workout bench can be folded up and stored away in a cupboard, under beds or in a garage storage shelf. You’re able to store skipping ropes, resistance bands, assistant bands all in the Reebok Deck storage compartment.

Amazing reviews and is a highly recommended workout station.

  • Space Saver
  • Easy Storage 
  • No Noise
  •  Extremely Fast Assembly

Storage Solutions

Now that I’ve covered some of the best quiet exercise equipment for apartments we should cover a storage solution for apartments. With limited space it can be tricky to have a home gym with all the bulky exercise equipment. Hopefully with these items listed above you can have a decent home gym for a small apartment.

The obvious areas of storage can be under beds, cupboards, behind couches, hidden in spare rooms. However there is one area that can best utilized for exercise equipment and is out of site.

The garage ceiling is the perfect area to store your home gym. Installing the Racor Pro HeavyLift 4-by-4-Foot Cable-Lifted Storage Rack to your garage ceiling with cable lowering and lifting to give you easy access to your home gym equipment.

It will take a little work to install the storage rack but it will serve you well when dealing with the space issue in small apartments.


It can be tough living in small apartments with noise restraints and finding home gyms that can be easily stored away.  Hopefully we’ve served you well with some awesome ideas that can provide you with more options for your fitness goals without the hassle.

Feel free to leave a comment below and let us now if this post has given you inspiration on your next home gym equipment for small apartments.

About the Author Ricky Zurv

My name is Ricky, proud father to a 3yr son who is pictured with me. We all want as much time with our family and I know there can be a barrier for health and fitness. Traveling to and from gyms can be costly, not only with time but money! This is why I'm a huge fan of home gyms.. I've dedicated a website to reviewing home fitness equipment to help YOU choose the best fit for your home gym! Saving you time and money, literally! Enjoy.

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