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    35 Things That Just May Help You Go To The Gym In 2018

    Whatever your excuse is, there's a product waiting to demolish it.

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    1. A sunrise simulation alarm clock that may wake you up from your anti-gym life and help you ~dawn a new day~.

    The day that you exercise is here.

    Includes sunset and sunrise functions, 10 brightness settings, calming wake-up sounds, FM radio, and tap-to-snooze alarm clock.

    Promising review: "I bought it in order to start getting myself to go to the gym at 5:30 a.m. every morning. I spent the first few days with this alarm gradually waking up earlier (which I had tried with my regular alarm to no avail), and finally started getting up at 5:30 a.m. I wake up so much easier – no snoozing, and no laying in bed trying to convince myself to get up. I have the simulation set at 40 minutes before my alarm, and I'm usually aware of the light about halfway in; and spend the last 20 minutes slowly waking up, before being alert and ready to go by the time the actual alarm goes off. This method of waking up has seriously changed my life – I basically have two extra hours in the day, and I've noticed a definite change in my mood throughout the morning, even on days when I don't exercise (so the mood shift isn't necessarily due to the exercise). I also really like the sunset simulation. I set it to 20 minutes, and read for about 10 minutes before the light is too dim. The progression always makes me feel sleepy, even if I was wide awake before I set it. Long story short, I've gotten some of the best sleep of my life since I bought this, and have been able to change my morning routine! Definitely worth the cost." –Ali

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    2. A pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones to keep you pumped no matter how much you sweat all over them.

    Promising review: "These are fantastic. They hold a charge for several days of partial use. They are loud enough without distortion. So far, no damage from sweat or rain. They are very comfortable for everyday use and also feel good while exercising. In terms of BT connection, they are easy to pair and allow me to connect to multiple devices at the same time. The included case allows you to toss them into your bag without worry of them breaking or getting tangled, or just getting gross." –WC

    Get them from Amazon for $26.99 (two colors).

    3. And a headphone/headband combo for anyone who prefers a braided cable to get them through a tangle-free workout.

    Machine washable (after removing headphones).

    Promising review: "Perfect for sleeping in or running in, as they stay on for the duration of the workout. Very comfortable." –maxiwc

    Get them from Amazon for $17.97+ (four colors).

    4. A funnel so you can bring your fav supplement with you with no hassle.

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful idea. I store my protein powder in them. I love how it is stored in a funnel, so I can just pour it into a water bottle with ease and there is no mess. It's very sturdy." –MMcaliforniRN

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    5. A bag of hemp protein powder worthy of being a go-to energy boost.

    Promising review: "If you feel sluggish and get tired throughout the day. This is a MUST BUY! I make a shake every morning, and don't get sluggish any more just by making this simple shake. I was a HUGE coffee drinker and always felt tired, not anymore! I stopped the coffee, bought a blender and drink my shake every morning." –Novemberspice

    Get it from Amazon for $8.60.

    6. A NutriBullet blender that may make you feel healthier just by looking at it – hello post workout smoothie.

    Includes power base, 1 tall cup, 2 short cups, 1 flat blade and 1 emulsifying blade, 2 re-sealable lids, pocket nutritionist, and manual with recipes.

    Promising review: "The Magic Bullet is by far the best thing I have purchased recently. I was getting tired of the same old protein shakes after the gym, and decided to give the smoothie maker a try and I never look back. It's now a treat to drink protein shakes. You can literally blend in anything there. The blades are powerful, the product is safe. I love it." –Guilherme Bahmad

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

    7. A monthly vitamin subscription to give you the nutrients and energy you need to keep going to the gym.

    Promising review: "When you first sign up on Care/of's website, you'll be asked some basic questions (age, gender, etc.), as well as what goals you have in mind (I chose brain, energy, digestion, and skin, for example). From there, you'll answer between three to five questions for each 'goal' β€” everything from your sleeping, eating, and drinking habits, to questions about your mood and energy levels β€” so put some time aside to answer them honestly and thoughtfully. And after that, poof! A list of your recommended vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, and/or probiotics are will appear before your very eyes. Once ordered, they’re sent to you monthly as a box with 30 packs each containing your daily dosages (and each printed with a fun challenge, inspirational quote, fact, or question)." –Emmy Favilla

    Read our full review here.

    Get them from Care/of for $5+ a month. Get 50% off your first month when you enter promo code BUZZFEED at checkout.

    8. An avocado cutter that'll make eating a pre-workout avocado easier than ever.

    Promising review: "My goodness, this tool is amazing! It slices the avocado smoothly, and removes the pit safely. It avoids the danger of removing a pit from your knife. It's a favorite gadget, and easy to find by the bright green color. Perfect gift, too." –Sylvia D.

    Read our full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (two colors).

    9. A Fitbit fitness wristband so you can stay on track and motivated throughout your workout.

    This lovely babe tracks all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, and active minutes; and tracks heart rate zones, offers guided breathing sessions, connected GPS, and more while you workout.

    Promising review: "Got this for my husband and it has really helped him keep moving. He replaced his watch with the Fitbit. He also uses the step counting feature, the heart rate feature, 'get up and move' reminder, and the text/phone call notification. I didn't intend for him to use it as a notification for activity from his cell phone and this has been a surprisingly helpful feature. It compares to the features you might find in a higher priced brand of the same kind of product. He did notice that the glass scratched fairly quickly, and bought a screen protector to stop any more from happening. I regret not getting a protector from the get-go." –Texas Gator

    Get it from Amazon for $129+ (two sizes, six colors).

    10. A pair of no-tie shoelaces for anyone who is done worrying about tripping over laces while running.

    Promising review: "A little work to pop them in the holes, but worth it! So easy to get in and out of my running shoes, and they keep my shoes tight enough for running/walking etc. I’ll never buy real laces again." –KAC

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (three sizes, 13 colors).

    11. A variety pack of 12 Clif Bars worthy of replacing whatever non-sustainable snack is currently trashing up your life.

    Promising review: "These fill me up and stay with me, especially when I drink water with it. Other meal bars tend to leave me wanting a snack after a short while. I like the taste of all of the flavors of the Clif bars. They're all similar tasting, but they taste different enough that I don't get tired of them. Plus I feel they have the protein I need to keep me going in the afternoon." –Martinator

    Get them from Amazon for $19.90.

    12. A pair of push-up grips that'll eliminate any exucse not to do one more push up.

    Designed to improve the ergonomics of standard pushups by placing your wrists in a neutral position; decreasing strain of the wrists, elbows, and shoulders.

    Get them from Walmart for $14.99.

    13. A pair of compression foot sleeves so you can give your feet some relief while the rest of you works hard πŸ’ͺ.

    Promising review: "Best compression socks ever! They do not roll down, and provide just the right amount of compression on the foot. Just used these for a quarter marathon, and my feet felt great throughout the race and even after. I like the fact that they are all black too." –Andora

    Get them from Amazon for $7.58+ (sizes S–XL, five colors).

    14. A pair of absorbent non-slip sports towels you might use under your yoga mat or by the pool.

    Promising review: "Was pleasantly surprised when I receive these! Got for swimming at the gym because it's a pain to carry around a huge beach towel. Material doesn't snag nearly as bad on skin as other microfiber towels, and towels are very absorbent! Color is just as shown and the 30"x60" size is the size of your usual bath towel. Have held up to machine washing and drying so far. Price can't be beat for a two-pack." –Ashleigh

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (five sizes, six colors).

    15. A six-pack of highly delish, highly nutrish SunButter ready to replace the other ~six-pack~ one may indulge in.

    I'm all SunButter, other six-packs don't even exist.

    Promising review: "I'm not sure what the exact differences are in this formula, and the one with sugar added – but I love how this spreads! I don't really taste a difference. Neither do my kids. When I get to the last fourth of the jar, I'm not struggling trying to scrape it out of the jar or tearing up the bread when trying to spread it on sandwiches. It has a slightly thinner consistency. Combine that with less sugar that I'm giving my children, and I have a winner! Love It." –Treat Your Skin

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $35.94.

    16. A tank top that'll express the opposite of what your brain is screaming mid-sit-up – fake it till you make it.

    Promising review: "Such a soft shirt, wonderful quality. 10/10 would recommend." –Lena Atchan

    Get it from Nallashop on Etsy for $16.90 (sizes S–XL, four colors).

    17. A TENS muscle stimulator so you can think about the massage awaiting you during your entire workout.

    Includes 16 pre-programmed massage modes, adjustable timing, and rechargeable lithium battery.

    Promising review: "Just what I needed. Once you figure out what setting you want it on, this thing works like magic." –Sarah G.

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    18. An kickback ankle strap for anyone who wants to *kick their glutes back* into shape.

    Promising review: "This is a great addition to my gym bag. On the first day of using it I was asked by several people where I got it. It helps isolate the glute muscles solely, rather than having to use a regular gym handle and grip it with my foot, or hope it stays place on my shoe. I never used the cuffs, they gross me out. I only ordered one and am fine with switching it from one leg to another, the design and Velcro makes that fairly easy – but I can see having two and may order another one. I'm recommending it to my gym on the Marine Corps base to have it with the other equipment/handles." –Marissa

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95+ (six sizes, four colors).

    19. A pair of comfortable colorblock leggings you may want to sleep in (and then get up early to workout).

    Get them from Target for $25.49 (sizes S–XL).

    20. A breathable pair of underwear that'll keep you sweat-free in all the most important places.

    Promising review: "I'm constantly looking for a better, more breathable pair of underwear. However, I think my search has ended! These help keep you cool, and are so comfortable! I highly recommend these to any and all women – a must have for active ladies." –15andie

    Get them from Exofficio for $18 (sizes XS–XL, five colors).

    21. And a pair of boxer briefs you might prefer, designed to do the same.

    Promising review: "Love these. Have bought many pairs over the past two years, and now it's all I'll wear. Breathable, perfect fit, hold up even after multiple washes. Cannot recommend these highly enough." –Tyler

    Get them from Exofficio for $19.60 (sizes S–XXL, five colors).

    22. A cookbook filled with nourishing meals worthy of satisfying the wild hunger that comes after a long gym session.

    Rodale Books

    Promising review: "This was recommended to me by a friend when I asked about nutrition for marathon training. The day it arrived, we sat down as a family and went though it, and there are a ton of recipes that sound great. There's not a lot of terribly obscure ingredients, though you might have to order some online if you live in a small town. So far I've made the lemon miso dressing, which immediately became my new favorite. Then we tried the sweet potato fries – simple recipe, but again great. Then the marinara, which might be the best I've ever had, and is simpler than our other favorites. Looking forward to trying more." –AmznCust

    Get it from Amazon for $15.70, Barnes & Noble for $16.51, or a local bookseller through IndieBound here.

    23. A dual shaker bottle for anyone who needs storage for all the stuff – pack a shake and water in one cup, or store headphones, money, and more.

    Promising review: "I am in love with this shaker bottle. I bought it on the recommendation of a friend, because I was sick of carrying two blender bottles with me for before and after a workout. I like this so much better! It allows me to have pre-workout and water at the same time when I arrive at the gym. No more carrying two blender bottles and a water bottle. The dual sides don't run into each other, and I have never had a leak while shaking it. It doesn't have a shaker ball, so it doesn't rattle in the car. That drives me nuts. I also really like the snap on design as opposed to threads on the lid. The size of it is perfect." –Kylee Fazende

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 11 colors).

    24. A 10-pack of hair ties you'll depend on to keep your hair in place as you exercise.

    Promising review: "The only hair ties that hold back crazy, thick, curly hair for my daily workouts. Running, HIIT, etc., these take it! Absolutely buy these." –Nisamom

    Read our full review here.

    Get them from Amazon for $5.80.

    25. A cooling compression sleeve to give your arms the support they need.

    Promising review: "Best arm compression sleeve on the market by far. This is great quality, keeps the circulation flowing when playing ball." –Robert Cornish

    Get them from Accessory Geeks for $12.99 (multiple colors available).

    26. A pair of free trainer shoes for natural movement and lockdown during future intense workouts.

    Just looking at these shoes motivates me to workout.

    Get them from Nike for $100 (sizes 5–15, two colors).

    27. And a shoe deodorant spray so said shoes won't become the stinkiest part of your New Year.

    Promising review: "I bought this product nine months ago as a Christmas present for my two teenage cross-country runners. They were not impressed, but it was really a gift for myself! Wow, it works! I have to say I didn't expect it to, but felt it was worth a shot. Their sneakers and spikes get pretty stinky after wet and muddy runs. I would recommend a quick spray inside the shoe, and then a spray on the outside. Do these sprays outside or in your garage – as the tea tree oil smell is very strong in my opinion. The next morning, their shoes smell 99% better, and the tea tree oil smell is definitely not as strong either. Highly recommend." –Mom of teens....

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49.

    28. A Keto Protein Powder filled with grass-fed collagen peptides that might give you an immediate energy boost, and promote gut health.

    Promising review: "This is a 4.5 star product for me, the only small thing I'm not thrilled with is the stevia. Prior to going keto, I was drinking the dark cocoa Kashi GoLean shake. That has some monkfruit extract, but just enough to offset the bitterness of the cocoa. The stevia in this tastes really strong to me by comparison. I've only made it in a blender bottle with a combo of water and unsweetened almond milk. It would probably be perfect in the NutriBullet with some berries and a little sunflower seed butter thrown in." –T. J. Peitsmeyer

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (300g).

    29. A monthly box of fitness snacks, protein, and supplements worthy of depending on for fuel and motivation.

    I can't be the only one majorly motivated by food?

    Promising review: "The Clean.Fit box has opened my eyes to so many delicious (and clean) snacks. We always look forward to our mid-month delivery. There are many companies that are now my go-to's I’ve discovered through this box." –Alison

    Get it from Cratejoy for $34.95+ a month (subscriptions automatically renew but can be cancelled anytime).

    30. A sports bra featuring a zipper front I need in my life, as will you.

    Promising review: "I bought one of these as I have been looking for a good sports bra with a zipper that was reasonably priced. I now have three, for every day of the week that I go running; and I'll usually wear one when I ride four wheelers or horses, just because the support is amazing. Also wore it right after I got sunburnt really badly, because they're so easy to get on and off, and the straps are adjustable enough that it didn't bother me." –hannahgrace

    Get it from Target for $24.99 (sizes S–XL, four colors).

    31. A set of liquid chalk (including a lil' baby to-go chalk) you can use to do what I could never do – get a grip, and lift a lot of heavy things.

    Promising review: "I've tried similar products, but this is the one I'm sticking with. It doesn't come on as thick as other products, but it works well enough for deadlifts, and I use a hook grip so that's especially important to me. Other products leave a mess. Some of this does rub off on the bar, but it's little enough that it probably won't raise the ire of most gym owners." –Ramon S.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98.

    32. A pair of sweat pants for anyone in need of sleeping, no, sorry, I mean exercising attire.

    Say it with me: Napping. Is Not. A Sport.

    Promising review: "Classic jogging pants! They're pretty loose, but the drape lines created by the ties at the waist feel very natural, and doesn't look weird at all. Great length on these, too. Bought a medium and I'm 5'7", 125 lbs., and a 35" hip for reference." –Anozira Fire

    Get them from Amazon for $11.03 (sizes S–XXL, three colors).

    33. An extra cushy yoga mat because you may as well be as comfortable as possible down there on the floor breaking a mean sweat.

    Promising review: "Searched for a thick mat that would provide a little cushion for my aching bones when in aerobics class, and this is it. Seems to hold up to my weight, and easy to put away when done." –Gibby

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in six colors).

    34. A pair of no-show running socks that will πŸ‘ actually πŸ‘ stay πŸ‘ up πŸ‘ while you run!

    Promising review: "The socks are neither too thin nor too thick. Just perfect. I played basketball with them, as well as train for a 10k run. My feet always felt cool while just having enough protection from blisters. I wear a size nine shoe, and the M fits like a glove." –AaronJ

    Get them from Amazon for $12+ (sizes S–XL, 12 colors).

    35. And a gym bag (with a wet pocket!) worthy of holding it all together so you're free to get your buff on.

    Promising review: "I have been using this bag for the last nine months, and it has been fantastic. I use it primarily for my bicycling/spinning gear, and it holds everything I need. It can also easily accommodate three bottles of different sizes, which I love. At first, I was not sure this bag would last construction-wise, because the metal claps seemed small, and the material is on the thinner side. But, it is holding up great – no tears, breaks, or other issues. This bag is probably not big enough for tons of gear, but makes a great overall workout bag." –Chris C.

    Get it from Amazon for $21.76+ (five colors).

    You all year long.


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