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    31 Things From Walmart To Help You Work Out At Home

    No more excuses (or, at least not as many).

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    1. A ventilated mesh sports bra that offers support without making you sweaty. While it's made without wires, the cups are structured to provide adequate lift and reduce bounce mid-workout.


    This racerback sports bra is made with moisture-wicking fabric so you won't feel soaked during your sweat sesh.

    Price: $14.90-$23.50 (available in sizes S-XL and two colors)

    2. A high-tech treadmill so that you can turn your living room into a fast-paced track. Plus, it comes with a one-year iFit membership, AKA an extensive library of workouts to choose from, all of which are coached by top-of-the-line instructors.


    Promising review: "I have loved having this treadmill in my home. The iFit capabilities are great. There are many different options of workouts within the app ranging from brisk walks to runs and HIIT workouts. The Hawaii walks are beautiful. The treadmill is user-friendly. The screen is easy to function and gives detailed workout details (time, pace/mile, etc.) The incline movement is smooth and gradual and the track provides a smooth run. I also enjoy the tablet attachment for reading, movies, etc. As far as assembly goes, it took us a few hours. You'll want two people to help but it isn't difficult." —crosbiefam3

    Price: $597

    3. A weight-lifting trap bar for squats and shoulder shrugs. While it doesn't come with plates, it's designed to have them added for the weight of your choosing.


    Promising review: "Quality product, well designed and constructed, very sturdy, perfect for the home gym use and at a great price. Uses Olympic size (two inches) weights. The shipping took longer than expected, but the delay was communicated, and it was delivered on the new delivery date; no complaints." —rlrcpa

    Price: $69.99

    4. And Olympic-grip weight plates that can be used on a barbell (or trap bar) or used alone. If you plan to use it on either type of bar, you'll need two; otherwise, you can get away with buying single plates.


    Promising review: "I don't know what else you can say. It's a 25 lb Olympic weight. The grips make it easy to move around and that's important for a home gym. The quality is decent, more than adequate for a home gym. And at $1 per pound, it's a great bargain. I highly recommend this product." —Theodore1958

    Price: $2.49-$42.99 (available in 2.5-45 pounds)

    5. A cushiony, non-slip yoga mat that creates the perfect base for sun salutations. The lightweight design can be used indoors or at a studio and is made to hold up during regular practice.


    Promising review: "Can't believe I stuck with my old mat for so long. It was getting worn and I was stunned by how thin it was compared with this one! I have back and knee issues, so I like a little extra cushioning, especially for poses on the floor. This definitely fits the bill and I think the price is a great value." —Mallory87

    Price: $17.99-$29.98 (available in 30 colors/patterns)

    6. A pair of moisture-wicking plus-size leggings for a dry workout that's comfortable, secure, and (of course!) stylish. The high-waist silhouette features a thick waistband and metallic trim for extra flair.


    Promising review: "I love these. So soft and high waisted so great coverage." —Tarmisu

    Price: $14.96 (available in sizes 1X-4X)

    7. A balance board that can be used on your feet or hands. Use it to do push-ups, stability squats, or ab twists.


    Promising review: "The beginner workout is easy to grasp and just the right length of time. There are several levels of workouts you can do as well. I can have a full workout without the expense of a gym or clunky equipment taking up space. When I am not using the board, I keep it under my bed." —Mary

    Price: $19.88 (available in three colors)

    8. A 100-pound punching bag so you can turn your garage or basement into your own boxing ring. Don't worry about hurting your hands in the process — it comes with hand tape and gloves.


    Promising review: "A solid heavy bag all around. Just make sure you have strong hands because this thing is pretty hard. You can also beat it with a bat wrapped in rubber to loosen it up." —Junior

    Price: $65.99

    9. A Pilates reformer so that you can strengthen, lengthen, and tone from your own home — as opposed to within a boutique fitness studio. It comes with a rebounder trampoline, a cushy pillow, and instructional DVDs to make the workout as effective and comfortable as possible.


    Promising review: "My Pilates Reformer has given me new life! I love love love it and for the first time in years have found an exercise program that I'm eager to do every day and miss when I can't do it. I've been exercising with it for six weeks and already notice a big difference (for the better) in how my clothes fit, how strong I feel and how tall and lean I feel. The customer support staff also deserves a five-star rating — or 10 if it were available. I had two small issues when my reformer first arrived and they were immediately taken care of, no questions asked (was sent new DVDs and a new cord which arrived within a few days of my phone call.)" —Cynthia

    Price: $499

    10. A set of resistance bands to help achieve a heavy-weight workout sans any machines. And, if you're not sure how to use them, you're in luck! They come with a set of cards that depict easy-to-follow exercises great for at-home workouts.


    Promising review: "Great price, good quality and good tension variety. Love that is has helpful instructional cards. Just got them but are very satisfied with the product. Quick delivery and would definitely recommend order this if you want to tone your body and areas that hard to keep in shape." —mella7

    Price: $8.49

    11. A plus-size, zip-up sports bra that has a racerback silhouette with a cut-out for extra comfort. Made with moisture-wicking fabric, you're less likely to feel drenched by the end of your at-home workout.


    Promising review: "Very comfortable, soft and stretchy. I ordered size 2X, slightly big on boob area, but fits perfect around. These are great material and do not feel cheap at all. Definitely would recommend it for us plus size ladies, especially for comfort!" —Blessed

    Price: $14.96 (available in sizes 1X-5X and three colors)

    12. A colorful medicine ball that's heavy but cushioned and soft. Use it alone or buy another weight from the collection to create a set to tone your arms and abs.


    Promising review: "This item arrived on time and was securely packaged. The ball is easy to use my abdomen exercises. Very satisfied with this purchase." —glacierbear

    Price: $6.99-$9.99 (available in three weight options)

    13. An all-in-one gym machine for comprehensive at-home workouts that target your shoulders, arms, abs, legs, and more. Depending on how you sit on the machine, it can be used as a preacher curl, lat pulldown, pectoral fly, or chest press.


    Promising review: "Built solid and was easy to put together. Honestly it has the best set of instructions I have seen in a long long time. Putting the main parts together was pretty fast and easy. The more time-consuming portion is when you install the pulleys. Not hard, but you need to take your time when doing it. Other than that, I love this product." —Daniel

    Price: $249.99

    14. A two-in-one elliptical and bike so you can switch between workouts before burning out. Thanks to the adjustable, padded seat, the machine is comfortable for a variety of body shapes and sizes.


    Promising review: "I just wanted something I could jump on and go and get some cardio/toning, burn calories and this seems perfect. The bicycle seat is great to use as warm-up and cool down. The programs are challenging but you can also adjust them to meet your needs. I like the fact that you can set time or calories burned or distance goals and the machine will count down and beep when you reach them." —RA94PAGA

    Price: $169.99

    15. A cast-iron kettlebell that can be swung, curled, and lifted to your heart's desire. Buy one for double-grip exercises, or two for a grip in each hand.


    Promising review: "I have done a lot of research on kettle-bells and find these CAP bells have excellent quality at an awesome price. I do wait for them to go on sale at Walmart and when that happens they are <$1 a pound. The quality is almost as good as the Russian pro kettle-bells at a fraction of the price. Over the last three times they went on sale, I bought 2-10, 2-15, 2-20, 2-25, 1 -30, 1-35, 1-40, 1-45. 290 Pounds for a little more than $200 + tax. Amazing! Will keep adding a little at a time when they go on sale. Amazing value and addition to my home gym!" —rpdsr

    Price: $9.99-$69.99 (originally $11-$85; available in 10-80 pounds)

    16. A rebounder trampoline for the budding gymnast. Even if you don't plan to do flips or V-sits, having this trampoline will help you achieve a higher heart rate and improved cardio endurance — after all, why do you think trampoline bounce classes are becoming so big in boutique fitness?


    Promising review: "This is great for a home workout. I considered a treadmill but decided they were too big, bulky and expensive. I have two gym memberships but am kind of burned out on the routine. My sister had one of these for her kids and I thought I would give it a try. Now I can get a work out at home while I'm watching my shows! It's also low impact, different, and fun. I use small hand weights while I'm jogging. I like the stability bar also. " —akaIrisa

    Price: $64.99

    17. A five-in-one workout bench that has a squat rack, leg extension, preacher curl, and weight storage. Just keep in mind that it's designed to support a maximum of 300 pounds.


    Promising review: "I'm glad I purchased this bench. I spent several months researching home gyms and was very willing to pay top dollar, but the reviews on this workout gym were pretty good and consistent. Staying competitively fit is extremely important to me but paying $80 a month just to get into the door of a crowded gym is absurd to me so I had to do something. I can work every part of my body even more efficiently now that I can take my time. The equipment comes with a a great photo diagram for different exercises using the bench that I find helpful. —FitNik

    Price: $139.99

    18. A set of adjustable dumbbells so you can increase your weight without dedicating a room to the cause. Each space-saving dumbbell can be adjusted from 5 to 52.5 pounds in 2.5-pound increments up to 25 pounds. In other words, the options are endless.


    The dumbbells can be used with the Bowflex app, which provides workouts, a workout timer, and tracks how much weight you lift.

    Promising review: "I use these about four days a week along with the app. I've had them about a month and I really love using them." —Gabe

    Price: $149-$324.49 (available in singles and pairs)

    19. A weighted vest to take your runs, squats, stair climbs, and jump roping to the next level. Simply strap it on and conquer the resistance.


    Promising review: "This was a good buy price-wise. The fit is also good because the weights are on the outside of the vest and is not strapped against your body like some I've tried." —Nimba

    Price: $45.99-$199.99 (available in 40-150 pounds)

    20. A pair of adjustable ankle weights that can be worn on your wrists as well. You can remove the weights as you please, which lets you enjoy anywhere from one to five pounds of added resistance per limb.


    Promising review: "Just what I was looking for. I just started using them at one pound for part of my daily walk. They can go to 10 pounds (five on each foot). They are comfortable and easy to use. If you are looking for some additional weight for your walks I would recommend these." —r347

    Price: $9.42

    21. A stainless-steel shaker cup so you can stay hydrated and enjoy your smoothies or supplements without having to go to the kitchen between each rep. The cup is designed to keep your bev icy-cold for up to 24 hours.


    Promising review: "I am very impressed with this cup. I was having a hard time finding a blender cup that was insulated and did not leak. This one does the trick! It kept my shake cold all day and the ice was not even the least bit melted even after six hours. The cup is also very stylish looking." —Katzeyes

    Price: $19.98 (available in four colors)

    22. A speed jump rope to elevate your cardio endurance without splurging on a treadmill. The flexible, nine-foot rope is lightweight with easy-to-grip handles, ensuring you'll be able to jump quickly and efficiently.


    Promising review: "I've owned several different types of jump ropes over the years and trust me this rope delivers especially at the price! Sure you could buy more expensive jump ropes with all these special features like ball bearings and clips but for an economic rope that does the job and does it well you can't go wrong. I've taken this rope traveling all over the country with me and it gives me a great workout every time. The longer handles make it great to do tricks with it like criss-cross and double-unders." —Derek

    Price: $6.98

    23. A competitive soccer ball so you can work on your dribbling skills before heading off to play with friends. The high-gloss finish makes it resistant to scuffs and the intermediate size makes it a great option for beginners.


    Promising review: "This ball is great, super affordable and it really puts up with abuse. I've used it for a couple months now and it has been kicked around indoors. The bounce is just right and the surface tolerates a lot of beating against walls, concrete, wood, and even metal. I'm buying two more so I can rotate them in and out of use." —Morseman21

    Price: $7.70 (available in two colors)

    24. A trigger-point massage roller to relieve lactic acid build-up post-workout. Despite being a semi-soft roller, using it will hurt so good and benefit your muscles in the long run.


    Promising review: "Never quite got into foam rolling — I knew it was good but it just always seemed uncomfortable and painful when I would try it out on those solid hard foam rollers they have that gym. But this foam roller is nothing like that! It feels so great and my muscles feel so much better after! I can't go a day without rolling!" —Kay S

    Price: $44.99 (available in three colors)

    25. An exercise ball that you can do crunches and push-ups with. Plus, when you're not using it to workout, you can use it as a chair to help improve your stability and balance.


    Promising review: "Great price for this exercise ball. It also holds up very well to the abuse that my kids give it! I bought it for myself but, of course, they have to try it out for themselves." —LittleChickenMama

    Price: $17.99 (available in three sizes)

    26. An aerobic step platform for step-ups, lunges, split squats, and more. It comes with four risers that can be removed one-by-one so that you can achieve your optimal workout height.


    And it comes with access to instructional videos you can stream, so you'll know exactly how to use it!

    Promising review: "This step is the same size and quality I used when working out at the gym. Don't settle for any of the others. Get the best. The important factor is the length — you need enough length of the board to do most of the step moves and not be falling off and perhaps twisting an ankle, or worse." —miamagoo

    Price: $59.99-$102.13 (available in three colors)

    27. Or a stair-stepper machine that comes with resistance bands so you can work your arms and legs at the same time. Moving side-to-side on the machine lets you tone your calves, quads, hip flexors, and glutes — all while watching your favorite TV show.


    Promising review: "This stepper works great! I've been using it nearly daily for a couple of weeks. I live in a very small house which means there isn't much room for exercise equipment. This slips perfectly under the bed when not in use. It's super easy to use and provides a great workout. The best type of exercise is whatever you'll actually do and this stepper makes me want to keep doing it." —Shopper

    Price: $45.49

    28. A basketball hoop for those who don't live in tiny apartments. Seriously though, if you have a driveway where you can set up this best-selling hoop, it's guaranteed to make you want to ball — or at least play horse.


    Promising review: "You can find almost exactly the same one for $650! This one is a steal. Don't even think twice. And if you have power tools, then it's about 20 minutes assembly." —I

    Price: $219.97

    29. This final four-edition basketball that pairs perfectly with the hoop above. Even if you don't have a hoop, having a basketball on hand lets you practice dribbling and passing, so that you can work on hand-eye coordination and endurance.


    Promising review: "I got this product about three years ago and it was at a pretty nice price. But after a few years, it still hasn't let me down, nothing has torn. At the price of this ball now, nothing would stop me from buying it! Being a basketball player, I practice with it about every day, so I know what I'm talking about." —WiseBoy

    Price: $18.46

    30. A hand-held pressure-point massager to easily and effectively roll out quads, calves, feet, and more. Despite the spikey design, this roller isn't the least bit painful — just oh-so soothing.


    Promising review: "This roller works better than any other I've tried. Good for the back, legs, and even I've managed to use it on my arms by holding it with the other arm and the leg! The balls and knobs are the right size, so it's both effective and pleasant." —dch

    Price: $11.30

    31. A padded exercise mat for extra cushion during floor exercises. You can roll it out and lay down for ab exercises or get on your hands and knees for modified planks and push-ups — plus so much more.


    Promising review: "I use this as a yoga mat. I like the cushion it gives my body. It is much thicker than a traditional yoga mat. This mat does not slip easily. It holds up well." —Lynn

    Price: $14.92

    Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.

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