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    26 Pieces Of Indoor Workout Equipment So You Don't Have To Go Out In The Cold

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    1. A set of wearable weights for those super busy days when you're not sure you can fit in a whole workout. What you can do, though, is slip these on while sweeping, vacuuming, or finally folding your laundry.

    Bala Bangle,

    The weights come in every Roy G. Biv shade imaginable and they range from half a pound to 2 pounds.

    Promising review: "These weights are incredible – absolutely stunning! Such great quality too. I got them for walking and yoga but I think I am going to wear them everywhere! They are very comfy and soft to the touch. And I LOVE the packaging. They come with a free bag to carry them in. I am definitely going to buy more colors." β€”Jackie

    Get them from Amazon for $49+ (available in eight colors).

    2. A super compact Bluetooth-enabled treadmill that'll give you a great workout without taking up too much space or subjecting you to freezing temperatures. Once you're done, just fold down the handrail and slide it under your couch or bed. The threat of dust bunnies collecting may even make you want to use it more.

    Chelsea Stuart / BuzzFeed, Treadly

    The versatile treadmill is super lightweight and simple but it still keeps track of your speed, steps, time, and distance. The aluminum-reinforced hydraulic handrail allows you to start, stop, pause, and increase or decrease speed just like any other model. While the standard Treadly is controlled with a remote, the Treadly 2 works with an IOS app where you can set daily or monthly goals, join live groups, or compete against friends.

    I just got the Treadly 2 which has been massively helpful during quarantine. My mom was the only one home when it was delivered and despite being only 5' tall (she'll tell you she's 5'2"), she managed to get it into the house and up a full flight of stairs because she's just that stubborn. (She does now admit it's a two-person job, however.)

    Setup is a breeze as it's literally already put together β€” all you have to do it plug it in. The controls are easy to use and once you pair it with your smartphone, the app instantly recognizes whenever you turn the treadmill on. Beth (aka my mom) has an Apple watch so she used the activity tracker on there to see if the distance and calories matched up between Apple's tech and Treadly's tech and they did so she gives that a thumbs up. After walking on it for a few weeks (roughly an hour per night, four nights a week), her favorite things are: The switch functionality (great for interval training), how stable it feels both on carpet and laminate or hardwood (she tried both), and overall ease of use ("it feels like you're walking on an airport people mover!"). Her only advice for Treadly β€” if you're listening β€” is to add a cupholder accessory LOL.

    Get it from Treadly for $749+ (originally $849+; available in Basic and Plus models).

    3. A gamified core trainer so you don't have to go outside, but do get to pretend you're soaring through space or hang-gliding over a distant countryside.

    Models showing how you tilt and twist on the trainer following the game on a smartphone

    Place your phone in the designated spot, choose your preferred game (four are included in the Stealth Fitness app), and then prop your arms on the padded surface. Planking for three minutes is never any fun but this helps you forget what you're doing as you tilt and twist your way through challenges.

    Promising review: "This thing is NO JOKE. My fist round I only made it 44 seconds. I already feel my core more than I do on 'ab day.' If anyone is on the fence about this product I highly recommend it." β€”Nathaniel J.

    Get it from Amazon for $179.

    4. A freestanding pull up bar and dip station because it's too cold to use the scaffolding outside your building as a free gym and the last time you tried one of the door ones, you saw your life flash before your eyes when it fell.

    Promising review: "The main reason I bought this was for doing pull ups without a wall mount and it is very adequate for that. What I did not anticipate was how useful it would also be as a stretching aid. I deal with chronic neck and shoulder pain and this device is helping me manage that better than I have been able to for the last 10+ years. Never mind the pull ups, just grabbing the bar with one or both arms and lightly hanging/stretching β€”it is a godsend. The grips that accommodate the knee raises help with this as well. Again, doing the knee raises is good, too! But the stretching aspects this device can help with β€” perhaps it's a niche interest but I'm leaving this review for those in that market as well. A++ solid recommend." β€”A.Voss

    Get it from Amazon for $189.99.

    5. A hand-stitched yoga and Pilates strap, which allows you to deepen your stretches and work on flexibility. Last time you tried to go from zero to Flying Bakasana, things didn't go well, but this can help.

    A model using the block-printed strap to stretch her legs
    Core Asana

    Core Asana is a woman-founded small business from Vashu Chugh, a professional yoga instructor. The brand produces eco-friendly yoga accessories with all-natural dyes and 100% plant-based fibers.

    Get it from Core Asana on Amazon Handmade for $20 (plus shipping) or directly from Core Asana for $19.99.

    6. A set of slightly weighted Ripstix so you can follow along to a Pound workout or just reenact that scene in Freaks and Geeks where Nick (Jason Segel) kills (at least in his eyes) the drum solo from Rush's Spirit Of The Radio.

    Two models using the green sticks

    The durable plastic sticks weigh a quarter of a pound each and are meant to accompany drum-inspired Pound workouts.

    Promising review: "Awesome fitness companion! These have been useful during quarantine by watching the Pound classes on YouTube! Can’t wait until I can take a class in person. If you love music and want to get in some cardio this is the class for you! Classes are around 30 minutes and the music is upbeat and the choreography changes so you won’t be bored! These drumsticks are weighted. And the weight is enough with repetition to give you a nice burn!" β€”Bee

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

    7. Mirror's home gym, which offers live, on-demand classes and 50+ genres of workout which is super helpful for those who go through phases. Sure, you liked Zumba last week, but will you this week? Not even your Magic 8-Ball knows.


    The Mirror is pricey, yes, but the subscription-based membership includes unlimited access and one-on-one training for up to six family members/housemates. Included workouts run the gamut from tai chi, boxing, and barre to pre- and post-natal classes, ballet, and weight training.

    Promising review: "Received this for my December birthday from my husband... best gift ever! I love the convenience of having the Mirror at the ready... no commuting to a gym or health club, no waiting for a class to start, no anything! The variety of classes is fantastic and I find the instructors to be very experienced but so relatable. They take the time to explain every move no matter what the class or the level." β€”Mary

    Get it from Mirror for $1,495 (plus a $39/month membership).

    8. A set of four resistance bands you can use for all sorts of workouts from assisted pull-ups to pre-deadlift stretches. They're super durable, too, so you don't have to worry about them snapping in your face like a lousy rubber band.

    A model showing the different ways you can use the band

    The set comes with four colored bands which represent different resistance levels. The red is 15 to 35 pounds, the black is 25 to 65 pounds, the purple is 35 to 85 pounds, and the green is 50 to 125 pounds.

    Promising review: "This may be my best and most favorite equipment purchase in years! These bands are strong and durable. I love the bag so I can carry them anywhere and everywhere easily but also store them neatly. They are versatile! I have one that perfectly helps me do a pull-up now but also one that is my goal to advance to soon. For other resistance exercises I can tell that my strength isn’t what I thought but I have my starting band and can work my way up to the heavier. I love the motivation I’m experiencing from having all four bands!" β€”Katie Main

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98.

    9. A kettlebell with a large handle and an offset center of gravity which ensures no two workouts are the same. Bonus points for the fact that it's wrapped in soft material so if you accidentally fling it (oopsie πŸ™ˆ), you don't have to worry about your floor.,

    The soft kettlebell works like any ol' regular one so you can swing it, squat it, deadlift it, or try your hand at Turkish get-ups.

    Promising review: "One thing that is awesome about this softer version of the 'cannonball with a handle on it' is the myriad of additional movements and exercises that you can do that are normally tough to do with an iron KB. As an example, snatching from a plank position. Also, if you're trying KB flips and drop the bionic KB, you're less likely to look at it in your basement through a hole in your floor. :) If you're starting to learn snatches, this KB is a great way to start because the soft leather ball is more forgiving on your forearms. So... get creative and start swinging!" β€”Bob D.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.80+ (available in seven weights).

    10. An ab roller that not only engages your core, but your pecs, lateral obliques, deltoids, dorsal muscles and more. You don't have to look like a Greek god to work it, either; an included kneepad makes modifications possible.

    A model using the ab roller

    Promising review: "I love how versatile this piece of equipment is!! There are so many great exercises you can do with it, not just abdominal conditioning. I really love to use it for shoulder mobility and the hamstring exercise is KILLER!! Excited to keep playing around with it to see what else I can use it for!!" β€”AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

    11. A Pilates bar with two latex resistance bands and two nonslip grips which allow you to strengthen and tone your arms, core, back, legs, chest, and hips. If your posture could use some improvement (*takes a moment to notice how hunched I'm sitting*) this can also help with that!,

    Promising review: "This is a product that I have been looking for! Three piece bar is easily assembled, and easy to break down to store! I love this product because it is easy to use, even for beginners, but you can tighten the tension bands simply by turning the bar, and wrapping them around the bar for a more advanced workout. I would definitely recommend this Pilates bar to my friends, family and anyone wanting to workout at home or on the road. This pilates bar is sturdy and very well made, so no worries about the bands breaking!" β€”Vicki Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in two colors).

    12. A smart jump rope for those into fitness but over every YouTube workout class they've done. The futuristic device connects to an app on your smartphone or fitness wearable and keeps an accurate count of your jumps, burned calories, and workout time and even lets you challenge others to an indoor Double Dutch competition.

    The jump rope in blue next to a smartphone and fitness wearable connected to the accompanying app

    Promising review: "Bought two for my 30-year-old kids and myself. Found that it this 60-year-old mom is very competitive. Jumped 3,000 counts in one day just to beat my kids. Now, I just compete with myself. Very accurate. My kids love them. They say it’s great so they can put in their exercise if they come home late from work." β€”biokid

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95 (available in four colors).

    13. A versatile weight bench you can use to target just about every muscle group since it can be used flat or at a decline and includes four different foot adjustments and eight thigh support positions. A digital workout chart shows the 101 ways you can use it so you won't be disinterested after finishing the two you already know.

    A model using the black and red bench

    The 17-pound pound is super easy to move around but it's also stable and can support up to 660 pounds.

    Promising review: "Most purchases come with some degree of disappointment. This is an exception! From delivery to setup and use, everything works well. In addition, it's a good value. I've been using it for a couple of weeks and I found that materials are good quality, design provides the function that you would expect, and now I have no excuses for a part of my gym workout that I've had a hard time duplicating at home. For future design improvement, the company might take a look at how they could make it foldable to take up less space when not in use, but no competing products that I looked at would do that either." β€”Thomas Wilson

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99.

    14. A set of pushup stands which engage a whole bunch of arm, shoulder, chest, and core muscles since they rotate during use. I know that makes it sound like they're super hard to use, but reviewers say they actually help reduce wrist and joint strain.

    a model using the pushup stands

    Promising review: "I hate pushups. Always did. After having to do them in the service and for my last job, I always found my wrists hurt. In addition, getting up and down was a pain. These things are great. Your wrists don't hurt nor do your knuckles. They rotate slightly thus making the position comfortable, grip the wooden floor like glue because of the rubber base, and elevate you a few inches off the floor. Great product. So far they have held up like new and it has been several (eight) months. Highly recommend." β€”Doug

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99.

    15. A cow-print yoga mat that won't slip and slide as you follow a YouTube tutorial. You're already a champ when it comes to Child's Pose, but now's a great time to learn some more positions.

    The black and white cow-print mat

    Kate + Co. is a woman-founded brand that started when the designer was just 13! Now a college student, Kate sells all sorts of mini art prints, wall hangings, totes, laptop sleeves, you name it.

    Get it from Kate + Co. on Society6 for $36.75 (originally $49).

    16. And, to go with that, a sturdy yoga wheel for increasing flexibility and working your way up to more demanding poses.

     A reviewer using the yoga wheel to stretch their back

    Promising review: "Great quality wheel with extra value for customer. Came on time with a strap and ebook of suggested poses. I’m a senior who does a lot of yoga but I’ve never used a wheel before. After reading a lot of reviews I decided on this company and this wheel. Great customer service, help with poses on the wheel and all questions answered. My flexibility and back strength seems to be improving with daily practice on the wheel." β€”ladyg

    Get it from Amazon for $30.87+ (available with or without a strap and blocks).

    17. A strength training rope that's ideal for post-Unsolved Mysteries use. Yes, the show literally has "unsolved" in the title, but that doesn't make it any less frustrating and now the only thing that's going to calm you down is rage throwing some ropes!!


    The three-strand ropes work your hands, arms, shoulders, back, etc., etc. Use them to pull, climb, or throw about until they make a cool wavy pattern.

    Promising review: "OMG I went to a boot camp class and did battle ropes for the first time I immediately came home and ordered this. these ropes gives me a good work out to get my heart pumping." β€”angela robertson

    Get it from Amazon for $51.34+ (available in six sizes).

    18. A medicine ball you can use to work on your core strength, balance, and coordination. Your dog will probably think it's for them, but their jumping and nose-booping just add to the fun.

    A model using the blue and black medicine ball

    Promising review: "Excellent. Easy to grip, solid interior so you don't feel any shifting weight at all. The different weights come in different sizes. I currently own the 6-, 8-, 12-, and 18-pound balls. These are excellent for a whole variety of workouts. The price is far lower than other rubber medicine balls but the quality is just as good. NOTE: While you can't bounce these like basketballs, they do have some bounce to them. If you use them as slam balls (which I do not), they would bounce back at you to some degree. I prefer to use them either as wall balls or in various other exercises (abs, leg squats, etc)." β€”Sebe

    Get it from Amazon for $29.49+ (available in five weights).

    19. A heavy duty punching bag that would excite your young, Rock 'Em Sock 'Em-obsessed self. Air punching just isn't the same, it's contact sports you crave.

    A reviewer's photo of the punching bag in their home gym

    The punching bag has a shock absorption system that prevents noise but you can remove the springs if you like less vibration. You can use it as is, but the manufacturer and many reviewers recommend filling the base with sand for added stability.

    Promising review: "It's sturdy... the suction cups and springs in the base work great. It is just as quiet as advertised. No need for expert assembly, as they do half the work for you. I filled it with two 50-pound bags of sand and the base literally doesn't move. My punches pack a wallop so I was expecting it to budge a little but nothing. Other than filling the base, all you have to do is screw the lugs in to connect the bag to the base. Filling and screwing took me about an hour or so. This is definitely worth every penny. Great addition to my home gym and it doesn't take up much space... I LOVE IT!" β€”Qing K

    Get it from Amazon for $167.99.

    20. A Peleton bike, because when your friend got one last year, you were super jealous but thought you'd get over it soon enough. Turns out, you didn't and now every time you talk to her on FaceTime and it pops into frame, it's just a painful reminder of the life you could be living.

    A model interacting with the Peleton's digital screen

    You probably already know this, but the stationary bike offers access to thousands of live and on-demand classes and not just for cycling, but strength, yoga, and stretching, as well. The large screen keeps track of your heart rate, resistance, cadence, and other real-time data. You can also link your Apple Music or Spotify account in order to save songs you like from class.

    Promising review: "This bike has changed my life! I ride everyday and also do strength classes, Pilates, yoga and stretching classes. I love most of the instructors; there is definitely an instructor for everyone. It's so easy to walk upstairs and workout instead of having to go to the gym. I've met lots of friends on social media through different Peloton pages. I would definitely recommend this bike to anyone looking to upgrade their fitness routine!" β€”Anonymous

    Get it from Peleton for $1,895+ (available in standard and plus models).

    21. A set of core sliders that take up less closet space than a pair of running sneakers. The double-sided disks work on both carpet and hardwood and since they allow for fluid, low-impact movement, they make mountain climbers, planks, and pikes, much more doable.


    Promising review: "I would hands-down buy these again! They work great on both carpet (even my longer-ish carpet) and my hard wood floors. They're exactly as described and the perfect size. Nothing negative to say (except that my abs are killing me!)" β€”Kara

    Get them from Amazon for $8.95 (available in five colors).

    22. A shock-absorbing step platform, which lets you add a little ✨spice✨ to your cardio or strength training routine. Plus the platform is nonslip, so unlike steps outside, there's no threat of black ice.

    A reviewer using the platform with a medicine ball

    Promising review: "This was great to add to my 'home gym' during quarantine. I tried to keep a very small amount of equipment for my home gym that would be versatile, useful and not take up a ton of space in my small apartment. This was fantastic I could slide it under my bed when not being used, I could change the height of it. Overall this was a great addition to my workout routine and I would highly recommend this to anyone in need." β€”Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available individually or in a bundle).

    23. A foldable rebounder because if you've ever been to an indoor trampoline park, you know even a few minutes of jumping is no joke!

    A model using the rebounder

    Promising review: "I love this mini trampoline! Fifteen minutes gives you a great workout but you will want to stay on it lots longer especially if you are following along with a YouTube jump video. This trampoline is easy to put together. I did have a neighbor help me open it! Sturdy and a joy to exercise on! I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in staying active even when it is too hot to go outside!" β€”joyce burlingame

    Get it from Amazon for $79.31.

    24. An adjustable dumbbell you can use in front of the TV while you watch the much-anticipated second season of Blown Away. Since you can switch it between 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 pounds, it can even replace your cluttered weight rack.

    The adjustable dumbbell sitting on its included holder

    To modify the weight, you just twist the individual plates on or off. They lock into place, so you don't have to worry about them flying off during a bicep curl, either.

    Promising review: "I'm super excited to add these to my home-gym setup! I don't have much space and these are an easy, space-saving way to be able to easily increase the amount of weight lifted without a bunch of separate dumbbells, bars, and weight plates laying around. The tray it sits in keeps everything neat and change weight with simple twist of dial. For my goals, dumbbells are more versatile than a single bar, and with wrist pain I find kettle bells too awkward. They look great, don't take up much space, and are definitely worth the investment." β€”LMM

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    25. A Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure game so instead of jogging, sprinting, and high-kneeing your way through a local park, you can jog, sprint, and high-knee your way through a ✨ fantasy world ✨ where your workout helps defeat enemies.

    Amazon, Target

    This is compatible with Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Ring-Con Grips. BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga loves using this as way to shake up her workout routine!

    She says: "I've also been using this game as a way to supplement my trips to the gym. This may seem like a childish adventure from Nintendo, but JEEZ within moments I'm sweating my butt off. To play, you'll place a JoyCon into both the ring con and a leg strap so your movements are monitored. To move through each level you have to physically run in place and each time you 'battle' an enemy you have to do 15 reps of an exercise of your choosing. For example, each time I complete a squat the enemy receives a 'kick.' It's so fun I don't realize I'm working out until the game reminds me to take a break and have some water. It even monitors your heart rate for you. It's more intense than you'd expect!"

    Get it from Target for $79.99.

    26. And an adjustable workstation bike if you prefer to get πŸ’°paidπŸ’° while burning calories. Prop your laptop up on the desk, maybe even turn on some Netflix in the background, and go ahead and start spinning.

    A reviewer's photo of the white stationary desk bike

    The quiet and compact stationary bike weighs just 51 pounds and is easy to move around thanks to four wheels. The desktop also has ample room for not only your laptop, but a drink, notebook, or whatever else you need close at hand.

    Promising review: "This is the tool of 2020! Zoom meeting? No problem β€” pedal away! Teleworking? No worries about your cardio! I’ve been struggling to balance a new baby, running a business remotely and getting exercise β€” until now! This bike is a lifesaver. The desk and seat are fully adjustable and it comes fully assembled (other then having to put in the desk). It rolls easily and stores small. I can’t recommend highly enough!" β€”Angela P

    Get it from Amazon for $299+ (available in two configurations and colors).

    You amped and ready to start your indoor workout:

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