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    34 Fitness Products You Probably Need If You Want To Get Moving Indoors

    Squat-friendly resistance bands, rolling desk bikes, and more fitness gear that'll help you work up a sweat indoors. 💪

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    1. A pack of dumbbell exercise cards to mix up your indoor training routine with weighted planks, thrusters, and shoulder presses galore. You'll never know what's coming up next in the deck and your arms, legs, and core will be like, "Hello, where have you been all my life?"


    Not about dumbbells? No worries, because there are other exercise card decks that focus on bodyweight movements, gym equipment, and resistance bands.

    Promising review: "I bought these to get some new ideas to mix up my gym routine. I got a lot of new ideas from these cards. Some were reminders of ones I already know, but there are a bunch of really interesting ones that I've been mixing in. The countless combinations you can create is making my workouts more fun and motivating." —Paisley

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97 (available in nine volumes).

    2. Adjustable Bala Bangles that'll add a lil' resistance (not to mention style) to your virtual fitness classes. These bracelet-like babies weigh 1 pound each, but they'll help boost strength whenever you're doing cardio or strength training.

    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    Just wrap them on your wrists or ankles for a little workout pick-me-up.

    BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly loves these bangles and said: "I've bought, used, and then promptly forgotten about wrist/ankle weights before but I ADORE these. They're really nice looking (as you can see) and I've never had trouble with them coming off my wrists or ankles during HIIT workouts." Read more of her Bala Bangles review (it's #7).

    Get them from Amazon for $42+ (available in two sizes and 18 colors).

    3. A punching bag set because you need a healthy stress outlet *and* a workout that'll get your arms in amazing shape. It even comes with gloves, so you can easily create your own boxing setup at home., Amazon

    Promising review: "This is great for stress relief and I get a good cardio workout. I don’t think heavy hitters would get a good workout from this, however my husband did punch it will all his might and the bag did not fly off, so that’s good. I’m going to try using it as a target during my cardio boxing classes instead of just punching the air." —KB

    Get it from Amazon for $60.82.

    4. A balance board for different bodyweight workouts: it'll give you support while you do planks, push-ups, squats, and single-leg raises. You can even balance on it and challenge your core while you're working at a standing desk.

    a reviewer standing on a circular balance board

    Promising review: "I've been using this daily for push-ups, and it seems sturdy so far. I like the extra effort I need to put in to counter the wobble when doing my push-ups. The handles feel strong in my hands. Very happy." —Aronjlove

    Get it from Amazon for $23.94+ (available in two styles and 10 colors).

    5. Resistance bands that are perfect for squats and won't roll up or snap mid-workout. These babies will stay in place on your thighs, thanks to anti-slip material and a body-hugging fit.

    Promising review: "I love the fact that these are nonstick and don't bunch up or down in your workouts. A huge peeve of mine was when the rubber resistance band twirled up or down during an exercise. These stay on you, but don't stick to your body, giving a more comfortable workout and performance. They're also thick enough to keep steady on leg raises or kickbacks." —Giuseppe Valentino

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.98 (available in three color packs).

    6. A compact, foldable treadmill so you don't have to cancel cardio workouts on rainy days. Run with the riser up or switch it down if you want to walk. It also doesn't make a lot of noise, so your neighbors won't hear every step you take.

    Promising review: "The shipping took a little while but the company was very responsive. The treadmill is everything I was looking for in a small foldable treadmill to have in an apartment. It works for my girlfriend and for me to be able to either walk while watching TV or if we use it for full workouts to walk and jog. It is very quiet and has been a lifesaver during a time when we are not able to use a public gym." —George

    Get it from Amazon for $399.99 (available in seven colors).

    7. A yoga wheel, because you'll ~wheely~ enjoy increased mobility during your flow. It's designed to help reduce tension along your spine, so you can complete poses and effectively stretch your back at the same time.,

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my UpCircleSeven Yoga Wheel. Before I purchased, I researched many different wheels and decided to choose this one. Let me tell you, I am not disappointed. This wheel has assisted me in so many yoga poses and has helped me to even strengthen my inversions. I am also a private yoga instructor and this wheel even assists me in my classes; whether beginner or advanced, this wheel serves an amazing purpose every time." —Jahnee

    Get it from Amazon for $35.97 (available in two sizes and 16 colors).

    8. A motivational water bottle to remind yourself to drink plenty of water whenever you exercise indoors. With time markers and words of encouragement, you'll stay hydrated and not be thirsty in between reps.

    Ombre pink and blue motivational water bottle with time marks and phrases that say "Remember Your Goal" and "A Little Bit More"

    Promising review: "Buy it and thank yourself later. Even if you don't get through a gallon a day, chances are you will drink significantly more than you usually do. Do yourself a favor and get this huge bottle. You won't be disappointed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.96+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    9. An Obé Fitness membership if your home fitness routine needs a revamp. Choose from barre, cardio boxing, HIIT, sculpt, yoga, and more engaging workouts that'll make your living room feel like a live studio. You can participate in 10-minute express classes or 28-minute live classes. Plus, there are 6,000 on-demand classes available at any time!

    Obé Fitness, Abby Kass/BuzzFeed

    As a web- and app-based service, Obé Fitness can be accessed on a computer, smartphone, or TV. (Tip: Having a wider screen does make taking classes and watching instructors a bit easier.) Just use an HDMI cable to connect to your TV or launch Obé from the app using Airplay, Apple TV, or Chromecast.

    My colleague Abby Kass uses Obé Fitness and said: "I started using Obé and then went back to my old at-home workout and switched back to Obé again because I realized I liked it so much. The classes are a great workout, yet the 28 minutes go by super fast, and I’m not counting down the minutes till it’s over. You don't technically need any equipment for the workout, but you can level up with simple equipment, such as a resistance loop, weights, and sliders." Read more of her Obé Fitness review.

    Get it from Obé Fitness for $27+ (monthly, quarterly, and annual memberships available).

    10. A pair of fitness gloves because your hands need a little protection from blisters and calluses. Slip these babies on for weight training and pull-ups and crush your workout with ease.

    Model slips on gold and black fitness gloves on their hands

    Powerhandz is a Dallas-based company focused on athletic training and rehabilitation products. Cofounded by entrepreneurs Danyel Surrency Jones and Darnell Jones, Powerhandz aims to help fitness enthusiasts improve their workouts.

    Promising review: "I've had my gloves for four months now. They offer a superior fit, help protect my hands while working out whether I'm doing pull-ups, or intense dumbbells or kettle bells training sessions. If you're working out, it is time to invest in some Powerfit Training Gloves." —Powerhandz Customer

    Get them from Powerhandz for $44.99 (available in sizes S–XXXL).

    11. And a Kettle Gryp that'll give your sweaty hands a *lift* during strength-training workouts. Place it around a dumbbell, close it up, and bam, you're good to start working out. Dropping weights will be the least of your worries now.,

    Promising review: "Love this for my home gym. Dumbbells are expensive and kettlebells are even more expensive, so I was intrigued when I saw this attachment. It's hard plastic and feels good in the hands, it's what I expected. I use this grip to do kettlebell swings, squats, Romanian and straight-leg deadlifts, and other basic exercises. Happy with my purchase and glad I can use the dumbbells I already have." —Lauren J.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    12. Core sliders for days when you want to give your abs the ultimate treatment. Your transverse abdominis and obliques will be *on fire* after using these helpers for planks, push-ups, and mountain climbers.,

    Promising review: "These gliding disc core sliders have been working out great! They are definitely taking my workouts to a new level and making me use my core like never before! You can definitely feel the burn while working out with them and target muscles that don’t normally get as much attention!" —Coleen

    Get them from Amazon for $10.95 (available in four colors).

    13. A jump rope with a digital counter that'll count skips during reps. You can also time jump sessions and see how many calories you burned. If you're ready to do double-unders indoors and get your heart rate going, this small piece of equipment will be a big help.,

    Promising review: "I love how this jump rope has both a timer and a counter. This allows me to jump for a fixed length of time without having to check my phone. I usually jump for two minutes every set, and when the time is up the timer will beep to let me know, and then I rest for another minute before beginning another set. Also, it is difficult to keep counting when I am too exhausted from jumping, and I'm glad that the rope counts for me, so I don't have to worry about it. I can keep a very detailed record with these features. Overall this is a nice product, especially during the time of self-quarantine." —Lynda

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in six colors).

    14. A pull-up bar station for upper body and core movements. This piece of equipment doesn't take up too much room and targets multiple muscle groups at the same time. You can do knee raises, dips, pull-ups, and more exercises right in your living room.

    Promising review: "As the latest add-on to my home gym collection, this workout station let me do pull-ups, dips, deep and wide push-ups, and leg raises. Great for my morning warmup. Assembling it by myself is as easy as one, two, three. It comes with tools, too. It is sturdy and nicely painted. Height is adjustable although i wish the width of the side cushion and dip handles could be adjusted." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $189.99.

    15. An interlocking exercise mat that'll give you more support than a thin yoga mat and be great for floor exercises and lifting weights. It has cushioned square pieces that'll feel comfy on your back, arms legs, and feet while you work out.

    black interlocking exercise mat on garage floor

    This mat has six cushy square pieces and 10 end pieces that don't take up too much space, so you can place it in a bedroom, living room, or garage. And when you're done, you can easily take them apart and neatly store them in a closet!

    Promising review: "This mat is really easy to put together and extremely comfortable to exercise on. I bought this mat because it was cheaper than most of the yoga mats I could find and I am very glad that I did so. This mat is way larger than a yoga mat, providing ample padding when used on hard surfaces. More over, the mat isn't too soft. You don't sink into it. It provides a steady/stable surface, much larger than other exercise mats, and is soft enough to exercise on daily. I would highly recommend this." —Spencer D.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.40

    16. A weighted sports hoop because it's a sweet throwback to your PE class and you'll be able to strengthen your hips, abs, and legs in a garage corner.

    Promising review: "It's taller and heavier than I expected, but I tell you one dang thing, it freakin' works! You can only do it a few minutes at a time until you build up your tummy muscles but man oh man, will you ever build your abs with this thing. It's easy to do because the weight of it helps swing it around without falling to your knees as you swing your hips round and round." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $43.30.

    17. A tiny elliptical that doesn't even require you to get up from the couch or desk 😲: Slide your feet in and pedal away while you watch TV or catch up on emails.

    reviewer uses desk elliptical while wearing Hello Kitty slippers

    Promising review: "I’ve been working remotely and spending more time than I like on the sofa. With the Cubi Jr, I pedal constantly while working and watching TV, and feel my legs, thighs, buttocks, and ankles are at least being active. I pedal any time I sit because you don’t realize you’re pedaling." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $199 (available in two colors).

    18. A mini Pilates ball so you can ~get to the core~ of your flexibility and balance challenges. This little tool will keep your abs engaged during leg lifts, spider triceps, and toe touches.


    Promising review: "I wasn't sure what to expect, especially when I saw that I'd have to inflate this ball with a straw. It was remarkably easy to inflate (although it took a few tries to seal it without too much air escaping). It has the same look and feel of the Pilates ball that's used in the studio. It comes with a 'cheat sheet' and I do about 75% of the exercises. A nice addition to my home exercise routine." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in three colors).

    19. A set of adjustable weights that'll help you gradually work on your lifting skills at home. With multiple weight levels (from 2.3 pounds to 4.5 pounds), you can give your biceps and deltoids the ultimate treatment during exercise sessions.

    a reviewer's set of gray and pink weights

    Each dumbbell weighs 2.3 pounds alone and comes with four weight blocks (each weigh 0.55 pounds). If you want to increase weight, it's so easy: just add a weight block to each side of the dumbbell and you'll be good to go!

    Promising review: "I purchased these so I can do strength training at home since Covid-19 has limited my ability to go to the gym. I wanted a set of simple compact adjustable weights. This fit my needs. I use one weight at a lower weight and the second one at the highest weight and this helps reduce the time in adjusting the weight during the workout. Overall I’m satisfied with the purchase." —G. Sanders

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two weight sizes and four colors).

    20. A Stretch Out Strap so you can efficiently stretch muscles before and after indoor workouts. With 10 different loops, you can make sure your calves, quads, and feet are a little more flexible and less tight.

    person stretching their right leg by gripping a green fabric strap around their foot

    Promising review: "I’m a very inflexible runner and this strap has definitely been very helpful in increasing my mobility, stability, balance. I would recommend for anyone wishing to become more flexible athletes. Stretching regularly has reduced my injuries tenfold." —Mike

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    21. And a sturdy foam roller to help soothe tight muscles after kickboxing, running, and cycling. It has triple grid massage zones that'll get to work on all sore areas, so you can enjoy your post-workout recovery time.


    Promising review: "Nothing has been helping. From running, to walking uphill both ways to work (yes, this is possible), to wearing heels all day, my calves were tight. Nothing has been working. This roller was a godsend. I actually have more mobility after using it than traditional stretching, and I think there was a knot in each calf that it worked out. This is a must-have." —Raven

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99+ (available in six colors).

    22. A Ubarre weight that'll add a little more oomph to your indoor Pilates session and double up as a chic piece of home decor. Use it while you do lunges, twists, and more toning exercises in your bedroom or living room.


    Equipt is a woman-founded small brand known for their pretty and functional exercise equipment. You'll find weighted bars, wrist weights, and more gear that'll help tone your body and look great in your workout space.

    Promising review: "Ubarre is wild! It targets every area of your body. I have been using it daily and have had the best workout in seven years. I cannot believe how quickly it tones your body." —Ubarre Customer

    Get it from Equipt for $149+ (available in four weights).

    23. An adjustable stepping machine with resistance bands and a space-saving design, so you can have a mini cardio session even if you don't have room for a big elliptical.

    Reviewer places white sneakers on black stepping machine

    Promising review: "I just received my stepper and it's super easy to assemble and it's sturdy. I tested it out and I am super excited for my first workout. This is the perfect machine, while we stay at home we can still work out and stay healthy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    24. Push-up bars that'll feel way better than dumbbells or bare hands when you're doing push-ups on the floor. Each handle gives you a solid grip and rotates as you go down, so you're not slipping and sliding. Doing push-ups on your knees? No problem, these small helpers will be great for those too.

    Promising review: "The first time I used them, I felt burn (the good kind) in the back/neck area. I looked up a diagram of musculature online, and it corresponded precisely with the trapezius muscles. I know that a product can't cure lazy, but knowing that I'm doing push-ups the right way and being able to feel the results makes me want to do more push-ups." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $28.89.

    25. Nike training sneakers so great for indoor exercise, you'll probably ditch your other athletic shoes. Traction-friendly outsoles, a cushy interior, and a secure gore strap will ensure your feet are comfy during your next virtual class.

    navy blue Nike training sneakers with slide-on design and pink logo
    Academy Sports + Outdoors

    Promising review: "Love it so much because it is very comfortable and also conforms to my feet and adds support. Also I can wear it for running or just everyday wear." —Academy Sports Customer

    Get them from Academy Sports + Outdoors for $44.97 (available in sizes 6–11 and four colors).

    26. A colorful yoga mat that'll take your practice to the next level. It's made with a nonslip material, so you can actually stay in poses instead of slipping and sliding around.

    Reviewer flexes foot on peacock-print yoga mat indoors

    Promising review: "I've always had problems with various mats. It has been a goldilocks problem. Either it is too thin and my knees hurt from too much contact on hard floors or it is too thick and don't make good contact for standing poses or I feel 'caught' in the mat as I'm doing flow. The 5mm thickness is just right. It provides enough padding to save my knees or even my hands in downward dog but not too much to inhibit my practice. After six uses I can say I highly recommend this mat." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in 40 designs).

    27. Or a patterned yoga mat with an ultra-absorbent top layer that will help you move from pose to pose without slipping. It's cushioned to support your bod and it won't get all icky, even if you're sweating a lot during your practice.

    Model carries rolled-up blue, yellow, and purple-patterned yoga mat in a black strap across their shoulder
    CultureFit Clothing

    CultureFit Clothing is a small business that specializes in high-performance activewear. From gorgeous yoga mats to moisture-wicking capris, you'll find so many pieces of clothing and equipment for your fitness routine. 

    Promising review: "This is the best yoga mat I have ever purchased! It's thick and durable with the most beautiful design. Definitely recommend to everyone!" —CultureFit Clothing Customer

    Get it from CultureFit Clothing for $89.99.

    28. A Core Max 2.0 because you'll basically have a home gym without having to buy so much equipment. You can do crunches, push-ups, and multiple bodyweight movements with this compact device that'll help you exercise in your apartment or studio.

    Model gets ready to complete a crunch with a green Core Max Smart Abs and Total Body Workout device

    Promising review: "I've turned my dining room into a gym and this perfect-sized piece of equipment is the right size. First thing I liked is there is no assembly! It comes with a guide on different exercises you can do. I have already used it and I'm headed back down to use it again." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    29. A set of gold-tone 3-pound dumbbells that'll get you excited for strength workouts *and* look really pretty in your workout corner. Incorporate them into your Pilates routine to challenge your arm and back muscles!

    Model laying on ground surrounded by blogilates exercise equipment

    Promising review: "They’re so pretty! Blogilates really put a lot of thought into the design. Comfortable soft cushioned grip, beautiful pink and gold colors. It makes me actually want to work out!" —Mky

    Get them from Target for $14.99+ (also available in a 5-pound set).

    30. A Pilates ring to wake up your core and target muscles in your arms. You can strengthen your abs and biceps at the same time with squeezing and rotating movements. Toned muscles? Yep, they're on their way.

    Three models each squeeze a black Pilates ring while attending a class

    Promising review: "In particular I like ProBody Pilates Ring. The foam and padding are comfortable and there are no signs of early wear and tear yet. It doesn't make any weird squeaking, creaking, or crackling noises and it feels sturdy. The resistance isn't comparable to a weighted piece of equipment but, compared to a metal product, the fiberglass ring still provides an ample workout, especially for a beginner like myself. " —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in six colors).

    31. A stationary bike because it has comfy seating, adjustable resistance, a multifunctional display, and a space-saving design. You may not be in the studio, but you can still have a solo indoor cycling session.

    Reviewer sits on black and red stationary bike in their living room

    Promising review: "This bike is easy to assemble, which works out good for a person like me who is not very patient. I like the color too, it sort of adds an accent in my house with this black and red color, but it is not too big to take too much space in the house (that was my worry before we assembled it). It is comfortable to ride on, enough padding on the seat, and definitely an excellent tool to workout and burn some extra calories!" —Elaine

    Get it from Amazon for $199.24.

    32. An ab roller wheel to strengthen your core and target other muscle groups. Grip onto the handle bars, roll forward and backward, and feel your obliques get to work while you binge-watch TV or listen to a podcast.

    Reviewer rolls black ab roller behind back before prepping for a crunch

    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 a killer! Excited to keep playing around with it to see what else I can use it for!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    33. A rolling desk bike because you can squeeze in some cardio while you work from home. It has a stand for your laptop, so you can pedal and type emails at the same time.,

    This rolling desk bike has eight resistance levels, so you can easily customize your workout while you sit and complete work-related things.

    Promising review: "I bought this desk because I have been working from home and it's freezing outside, so I haven't been able to walk as much. This is perfect for me! You can adjust the resistance level from extremely easy to where you don't even notice you're pedaling to way more resistance where it feels like a workout. If you have it at -1 it almost feels like you're coasting. I keep it between 2–4 (goes up to 8+) while working for some resistance but to where I can still concentrate without thinking about pedaling. I have also used this while journaling, online reading, and watching TV." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $459.99 (available in four colors).

    34. And a three-piece kettlebell set that'll be great for strength training circuits: you'll get to work out with 5-, 10-, and 15-pound kettlebells that are easy to hold and won't slide out of your hands. Skip slippery dumbbells and use this trio if you'd like to work out your arms and legs.


    This set also comes with a storage rack, so you can easily put away the kettlebells after workouts!

    Promising review: "I love them. So cute, useful and don’t take much room." —Jessie

    Get it from Target for $49.99.

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