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    26 Splurge-Worthy Fitness Products That Are Actually Worth Your Money

    Everything you need to take your fitness game to the next level. The products in this post were updated in October 2017.

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    1. Some really comfortable sneakers so you can focus on your routine β€” not on all those steps you're taking.,

    Promising Review: "Love these!!! Got them for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon, didn't break them in at all before, and they were still awesome!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $45+. (Available in women's sizes 5-12, in narrow, wide, or regular and in a variety of color combinations. You can find men's sizing here.)

    2. A TRX System to help build muscle from the comfort of your home, or anywhere, because it travels very easily.

    Promising Review: "When our gym got these they were so popular you couldn't even get on them. So, my husband and I decided to get a set for our home. It's easy to install and use, just attach it to any beam or pole. (We attach ours to one of the beams in our garage.) There are so many exercises you can use it for β€” lunges, squats, triceps, etc. It uses your own body weight, so it's great for anyone worried about using heavy weights. It's lightweight and portable, so you can take it with you on trips. All you need is something to hang it from. Comes with a drawstring bag for storing or traveling. Also great for times when you can't get out of the house and just want to get a 20 minute workout in." β€”Chikkity

    Get it from Amazon for $150.

    3. A Fitbit to help you monitor your progress and results.

    Promising Review: "Just turned 40, was way overweight, and woke up every day feeling like I never slept. Now, I've lost 40 lbs. (and counting) with this Fitbit! I sleep better, and work out harder! I've even made different life decisions based on the data this has provided. Love the heart rate monitoring during workouts! It even tells you when you are in the fat burning zone, cardio zone, and peak zone! Got this Fitbit and it literally changed my life!" β€”George Walmsley

    Get it from Amazon for $149+. (Available in three sizes and a variety of colors.)

    4. Some paw protectors for your favorite workout partner.,

    Promising Review: "First of all, let me just say that these work great. They don't slip off (and if they do, just tighten the Velcro). We have already tested them out hiking, on bike rides, and she does very well in them. Best of all, no cracked paws." β€”Tanya Q

    Get them from Amazon for $60+. (Available in a variety of sizes and in orange or gray.)

    5. An adjustable dumbbell so you can customize your toning and strength exercises to fit your needs.

    Promising Review: "My wife bought me a pair of these dumbbells after I'd been eyeing them for years. These are the only dumbbells I considered adding because of the versatility of being able to use five to 90 lbs. in one pair. No issues with selecting the weight. Easy turn dial, and the base won't let you pick up the dumbbell if it's set incorrectly. I don't drop or slam these dumbbells on the floor, but I don't place them down as if they were fragile either. You get what you pay for. This is worth the money." β€”Batman

    Get it from Amazon for $306.

    6. A seriously great sports bra that'll help you stay secure, even through the toughest workouts.

    Promising Review: "I was unsure if I would like this because I am a 36D and wasn't sure if it would be too heavy duty for my needs. I decided to go for it, because as of late all the sports bras I have purchased just didn't cut it for my high-impact cardio. My verdict? I LOVE THIS BRA!!! I feel so good wearing it, my boobs aren't all over the place when jumping, and that makes me happy. I also no longer have to adjust my clothes during my workout because this sucker keeps everything in line. I am purchasing at least two more to use during my workout cycle for the week." β€”Cat

    Get it from Amazon for $40+. (Available in sizes 0-8 and in a variety of colors.)

    7. A shatter-resistant water bottle you can throw in your gym bag and lug around.

    Promising Review: "The silicone sleeve prevents a lot of sweating, helps keep the contents cool, and provides a great grip on the bottle. Great gym bottle because of the shock-resistant silicone and office bottle because it's easy to clean and sanitize." β€”Christian L Crowder

    Get it from Amazon for $25+. (Available in purple, gray, mint, and white.)

    8. A heavy-bag kit so you can finally take up boxing and unleash your inner bad-ass.

    Promising Review: "This kit was my introduction to boxing and I love it. I have been scoping out boxing gear for the last few months and realize that this is a great set for the price. Keep in mind, this is hobbyist level gear and it will give out eventually, but probably not before you get your money's worth out of it. The next step up in boxing equipment is three or four times as expensive. β€”Jacob Hart

    Get it from Amazon for $76.

    9. A PROLite yoga and pilates mat because you take your morning warrior pose very seriously.,

    Promising Review: "I'm so in love with this mat. After extensive research, I purchased this one. At first, due to the film layer that comes from the factory, the mat was a little slippery in down dog and warrior I and II. I found that simply using (and sweating on) the mat helps, followed by spraying it with my mat spray, (a combination of 3/4 water, 1/4 witch hazel, and an essential oil, like tea tree or eucalyptus). It smells great, improves my state of mind, and helps break down the film on the mat. The package says it gets even better with time, so I can't wait to see how much better it gets as I get better at yoga, too. I'm so thrilled I have this mat for life thanks to the excellent life-time guarantee." β€”catpets

    Get it from Amazon for $60+. (Available in a variety of sizes and colors.)

    10. Some chafe balm that isn't a *huge* investment... but it will be oone of the best investments you ever make.

    Promising Review: "I'm fat, I chafe, it's gross and hurts like hell. This product solves that problem. I started walking 10 miles a day, normally by the fifth mile I'm ready to call someone to pick me up. Not because I'm exhausted, tired, or my muscles hurt but because my fat thighs are rubbing together trying to make fire like I'm trying out for Survivorman. As long as I remember to put this on before my walk, (applied like deodorant), I am completely chafe free. This product is a lifesaver." β€”Kevin C. Hayes

    Get it from Amazon for $8+. (Available in different size variations.)

    11. These super comfortable and moveable Nike leggings you won't have to worry about flashing anyone in.

    Promising Review: "In LOVE with these leggings. They are thick and comfortable. I am super curvy (36-29-45) and pear-shaped. The high waist means I'm not worrying about a plumber's crack when I should be focusing on my lifts. My new favorite leggings!" β€”Mixhelleg

    Get them from Nordstrom for $95.

    12. These wireless Bose headphones that will never, ever, fall out.

    Promising Review: "I agonized over this purchase for six months. I looked at reviews, watched videos, read tech specs, and did shot after shot of tequila crying into the night begging God to help me! Okay, the first three are true. They arrived in one day in a really nice package. I have worn them on several bike rides and gym visits. I sweat like a whore in church and they stand up to the punishment. They have never fallen out. Even when I'm in full Rob Zombie metal thrash mode. I try to make them fall out and they will not. The app is nice and works perfectly. Also, I use Runkeeper and now I get heart rate data in that app. The sound is amazing just like all Bose products." β€”Working Angel

    Get them from Amazon for $149+. (Available in a variety of options and colors.)

    13. A super serious sunscreen to protect your skin while you accomplish all those outdoor activities.

    Promising Review: "Loved this product. I live in a little beach town in Southern California and spend my weekends in the sun. I am an avid runner and hiker, and some days I am out for eight hours. It goes on unlike any other sunblock I've used, moisturizes, and doesn't leave streaks. It allows my skin to breathe so I don't get extra hot when engaged in high-intensity activities like running or hiking up a hill. You will need to reapply approximately every two hours, but you won't burn and your skin will still be hydrated at the end of a long day." β€”Amanthi

    Get it from Amazon for $32.

    14. A fits-almost-anywhere treadmill so you can get your run in β€” even if you live in a tiny-ass apartment.

    Promising Review: "This was a great purchase. It's the perfect size for our small home gym but is big enough to be comfortable when walking/running. I don't feel like I'm going to fall off the end or sides. It's easy to use and easy to set up. We were able to assemble this in about 30 minutes. The display is easy to read but is not backlit. There's enough room for me to put my water bottle and iPad. If you're on a budget or just looking for a treadmill that will fit into a small space, this is the one for you." β€”Hollywood

    Get it from Amazon for $287.

    15. An ab roller that'll give you that cheese-grater stomach you've been working for.

    Promising Review: "I love this ab roller. I'd never used one before, so I don't have much to compare it to, but I'm happy with my purchase. This workout is no joke! I had my doubts but wanted to try something I could do at home. This is perfect." β€”mary nugent

    Get it from Amazon for $34.

    16. Some really comfortable swimwear because swimming is a f#@%ing awesome form of exercise.,

    Promising Review: "The only swimsuit that hasn't stretched out after a few months. I swim six days a week, an hour at a time. Love this suit. Because of the different fabric, it's harder to put on, (pull it on when your body is dry, the sweatier you are, the harder it is to put on), but it's worth the trouble!" β€”marianne

    Get the men's Speedo from Amazon for $24+ (available in sizes 30-38 and in three different colors) and the women's one piece for $37+ (available in sizes 0-14 and in a variety of colors).

    17. Some really cute workout wear to help motivate you to exercise more.,

    Promising Review: "Best. Jacket. Ever. My best Lululemon purchase ever! I wear this jacket so much my friends are surely tired of seeing it! It has plenty of pockets/room for everything. The stitching is very figure flattering. Both lightweight and heavy. A must-have piece of clothing!" β€”NOLEGIRL96

    Get the jacket from Lululemon for $118 (available in sizes 2-12 and in a variety of colors) and tank top from Net-a-Porter for $50 (available in sizes XS-XL).

    18. Or some dapper AF athletic wear for when you need to go to brunch right after your workout.,

    Promising Review: "I was looking for some workout joggers and, so far, I love these. I love that I can adjust the pant legs and zipper pockets for securing things. I wish they were a tad longer, but the fact that they are joggers makes it okay that they are a little shorter than I would like." β€”THESHAVER

    Get the tennis shirt from Lacoste for $66 (available in sizes XL-4XL and in white or navy), and joggers from Lululemon for $118 (available in sizes S-XXL and in a variety of colors.

    19. A portable jacket to help you survive the elements (specifically the rain and wind) during any outdoor exercise routines.,

    Promising Review: "Purchased a couple weeks ago to use as a trail running shell β€” works great! Also lighter and packs down tinier than any garment I've ever owned. Fits in a running belt easily. It's perfect for my evening bike commute home when I need wind protection but overheat in thicker layers. I'm using it for running, biking, and skating now, plus anytime there is a light chill." β€”MP in San Diego

    Get it from Patagonia for $59+. (Available in men's or women's sizes and in a variety of colors.)

    20. A headband that will stay in place and keep your hair (or sweat) from ruining your workout.,

    Promising Review: "Wore during a half-marathon. Worked great. Over two hours without sweat in my eyes! First time ever!" β€”Ed M

    Get it from Amazon for $15+. (Available in a variety of colors and prints.)

    21. An indoor rowing machine that folds up and gets out of the way in between workouts.

    Promising Review: "This rowing machine is amazing! It feels almost identical to rowing on the water. It has games that you can play that are based on your rowing performance. The best part is that it folds up and fits in a small closet, (it's under 5 feet tall when folded up and each half is about 25 lbs., super easy to move around). I'll admit I was anxious about the noise, but I can do it while watching Netflix and I barely hear it. It's really quiet and the little bit of air that comes off it is nice." β€”Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $945.

    22. A gym bag you can double as a work bag.

    Promising Review: "I was looking for a work/gym bag and this gets the job done. I was tired of carrying my laptop bag in addition to my duffle bag. This gym bag is a little more discreet and doesn't look as out of place in the office. I carry my laptop with my cables, mouse, shoes, gym clothes, wrist wraps, shaker bottle, and lunch. It is a little annoying going through so many steps to open it but it's not a big deal. The straps are comfortable and it looks stylish. There is also a mesh pocket on the outside that is perfect for holding an umbrella." β€”Rich

    Get it from Amazon for $75+. (Available in black or gray.)

    23. Some workout socks to help make the agony of cardio a little more bearable.

    Promising Review: "I mainly use these for running hill sprints on pavement. They are fantastic. Everyone in the house knows when I am going to run because I am throwing socks and laundry around looking for them! The unique pattern and bright colors make it easier to find in the laundry, the design and pattern make it easy to put them on lined up correctly, they are very comfortable, and don't slip or feel wet when I sweat. I am always looking for a little more cushion to protect me due to a past foot surgery. I will be buying more of these." β€”Sean M. Barton

    Get it from Amazon for $13.

    24. Some polarized sunnies to make your afternoon jog a little less blinding.

    Promising Review: "I bought these to wear while playing golf, cycling, driving, etc. They are the perfect sunglasses for all of those plus more. They cut the glare and darken even on the brightest days. Well worth the money!" β€”LAW2

    Get them from Oakley for $193. (Available in a variety of options.)

    25. An elliptical because, if you have the space, why not just get it and forget having to deal with all those people at the gym.

    Promising Review: "I've ordered a lot of equipment over the years and this was a pleasant surprise. It's a great machine for your home, sturdy, and does the job. I am already seeing results after just one week of using it for 15-20 minutes a day." β€”Changed

    Get it from Amazon for $385.

    26. And this T-shirt that doesn't cost much but really will keep you motivated.

    Therefore, totally worth the investment.

    Get it from Amazon for $16. (Available in children's, women's, or men's sizing and in a variety of colors.)

    Here's to investing in your workout and your health!

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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