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    33 Fun Workout Products That'll Probably Make You Forget That You're Exercising

    Yoga wheels, exercise dice, and more fun items that'll make you say, "Oh wait...I'm actually exercising right now?"

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    1. Exercise dice with 36 different workouts to try: Roll from two orange dice for HIIT movements like mountain climbers and lateral lunges *or* a green dice for stretches and yoga poses. Never again will you be bored, because there will be so many combo circuits to try with this cool set!

    reviewer holds two orange dice and one green dice with different exercise movements on each
    same exercise dice on table with an instructional paper showing different movements

    Fitness instructors also swear by these dice for group workouts!

    Promising reviews: "These are so cool, and I never knew they existed. My wife started shouting, 'Those are so Cool? Where did you get those? I love them.' She works out about 50 minutes a day, 6 days a week. She immediately started rolling these every morning for her workout. And, she posted pictures of these to show all her workout friends on Facebook within about 10 minutes of getting them. She had to promise to bring them into the gym so everyone could see them. Do not hesitate to pick these up if you do these kinds of exercises or you work out in small groups." —Andrew A. Russell

    "I teach fitness classes for both children and adults. I love the variety of exercises on the various dice. The quality is great and have added an element of fun to my group classes!" —Kristen M. Dallhoff

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $27.95.

    2. Or a pack of dumbbell exercise cards that'll 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?"

    Model bends in push-up position with black dumbbells in front of line of exercise movement cards
    reviewer's hand next to an exercise card that says

    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 $20.99 (available in 19 volumes).

    3. A Power Press Push-Up Board because it'll make improving your form and technique a fun challenge. It comes with a color-coded board system, so you can switch push-up positions to target specific muscles in your back, chest, shoulders, and triceps. Just place the included nonslip hand grips in the red, green, blue, or yellow slots and you'll be good to work out.

    model in push-up position under push-up bar with different handle positions
    same push-up training board next to two handles and training manual on a carpet

    This board comes with a training manual and access to online training workouts. What's great about this board is workout versatility, you can change between 30 push-up positions and not stick with the same movements every time. Plus, the handle grips can help you properly align your body and avoid straining your hands and wrists.

    Promising review: "I bought this because of the reviews, so it was only fair for me to leave one as well. I was so impressed by this equipment. I am so tired after doing push-ups all over the place on this thing. There is a chart that came with it that even gives combos to try with each hand in a different position. The board itself is color coded, so you don't even have to look at the chart to figure out what areas you want to hit. It's simple, but it is high quality. The handles lock in tight and do not wobble at all while you are using it. I love this, it is well worth the $50. If you are considering purchasing this but are on the fence, believe me you can trust the reviews." —Jason Lester

    Get it from Amazon for $69.95

    4. 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 and get your heart rate going, this small piece of equipment will be so fun for outdoor sweat sessions.

    reviewer holds black and orange digital jump rope with jump counter
    hand holds white digital jump rope

    Promising review: "It should come as no surprise that I bought this thanks to a TikTok influencer, and honestly, I'm glad I did. I wanted a way to exercise that was both fun and did not include going into a gym, and a jump rope seemed the perfect solution. I love the counter, that was the draw, but it also counts your calories and the amount of time that you've spent jumping to track your progress. I will say jumping rope is not as easy as I remember as a child, but I'm excited to continue using this product and get better and better at it. Definitely worth the purchase." —Nicole Osti

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

    5. A Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure game because you can high-knee, jog, and sprint through a fantasy world where you exercise to defeat enemies. With an interactive Ring-Con and leg strap, you'll complete different movements to jump over obstacles and fire projectiles in the game. This could be a fun alternative to walking around your block for the hundredth time.

    A screenshot of the game which shows a character running
    A model using the RingFit device
    Target

    This set comes with a Ring-Con, leg strap, and Ring Fit Adventure game that's compatible with the Nintendo Switch. Just place a JoyCon in both the leg strap and Ring-Con (both track your movements throughout the game!), slip on the leg strap, hold the Ring-Con, and you're good to start playing!

    BuzzFeed editor Heather Braga loves using this game to work out and said: "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 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. 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." Read more of her full Nintendo Ring Fit Adventure game review.

    Get it from Amazon for $69.88 or Target for $79.99.

    6. A fitness trampoline that'll give you an amazing workout on cardio days. Complete aerobic exercises on this piece of equipment that'll work your core, leg, and butt muscles, plus help improve your balance! 'Tis time to ~jump for joy~ and give your treadmill a little break.

    reviewer jumps on black and purple fitness trampoline in their driveway
    reviewer jumps on same trampoline in orange and black color at a gym

    Read more about the potential benefits of rebounding exercise

    Promising reviews: "Before I got this trampoline I was using a dinky rebounder that had springs, and let me tell you, the bungee chords on these trampolines make such a big difference! I wasn't expecting it to feel so much softer (and its quieter too)! I've been consistently using this rebounder 1-2x a week for over a year and it is still in such great condition. If you want to experience all the cardiovascular benefits of activities like running, but your body doesn't like all that impact, definitely try out rebounding. It's such a great way to not only get in your cardio, but strengthen your muscles." —Katrina Falor

    "Exercise has never been so much fun. I use it every day! Excellent product, really happy with it. It’s very versatile, helps with balance and coordination, love it! And it’s quiet, so my downstairs neighbor is not annoyed. I purchased the 48”, so glad I did so I can do jumping jacks, etc." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $219.95+ (also available in more colors).

    7. 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 7,000+ on-demand classes available at any time!

    Screenshot of Obé Fitness' on-demand library with different on-demand express classes
    BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass wraps up an Obé Fitness yoga workout in her living room
    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).

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

    person's arm with the bangle wrapped around the wrist
    model wears pink Bala Bangles around their wrists while exercising
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    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).

    Promising review: "Got these as a gift and then started using them myself! Great quality wrist weights, they really are super sleek compared to others out there. You’re paying for quality but I also like the way they look. The great thing about them is you can use them with a number of workouts, so they are super versatile. I highly recommend these if you want some quality wrist weights." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in two sizes and 12 colors).

    9. Or a pair of weight straps to wear around your wrists OR ankles if you want to level up movements. You'll definitely feel the burn while doing arm raises or leg lifts on a mat. 🔥

    Model wearing the strap-on ankle weights
    reviewer wearing same ankle weight in blue

    You can order these weight straps in different sizes from 1 pound each to 5 pounds each!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THESE! I am recovering from an accident and am very limited as to what I can do for a workout. You'd think just adding 4 pounds (2 pounds on each leg) couldn't do much — but let me tell you, IT DOES! I have felt strength and activation in my leg muscles that I hadn't had strength in in a very long time, and that's only with one use! I or anyone else using these will have to actively and consistently exercise to see permanent results of rebuilding atrophied muscles. But this is DEFINITELY a great tool to help in that! They are very comfortable, easy to put on, and they stay in place once you secure them." —Reddalop

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five sizes and colors).

    10. A medicine ball so you can work your core beyond regular crunches. Strengthen your abs and arms at the same time by twisting side to side with it *or* lightly passing it in between sit-ups. It also has a textured surface that'll make it easy to grip, even if your hands are sweaty!

    Two people sitting on the floor throwing a medicine ball to each other
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is perfect. It's just like the ball my trainer has. He recommended it, in fact. I love using it for resistance training and power training by slamming it. I imagine I'm destroying all negativity in my life when I slam it down." —Prosperous Writer

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

    11. An illustrated yoga mat that's both functional *and* beautiful for your practice: a grippy surface prevents you from slipping mid-workout and a printed design adds a chic touch to any space. You'll adore exercising on it at home or in a class!

    Abstract minimalist illustration of many different profiles of women on grippy yoga mat
    EmpowHer Prints/Etsy

    EmpowHer Prints is a New York-based business that sells feminist wall art and gifts!

    Get it from EmpowHer Prints on Etsy for $69.99.

    12. Or a yoga mat with illustrated poses, so you can improve your flow with a little guidance! It shows 70 yoga positions that vary from Goddess Squat to Warrior III and makes it easy to quickly check on your form. 

    reviewer sits on black yoga mat with illustrated positions
    different reviewer in seated yoga position on same mat in gym

    This mat is 24” wide x 68" long and 5mm thick! It's also made with a moisture-wicking material that'll help keep sweat at bay while you're practicing yoga.

    Promising reviews: "I absolutely love this and so does my 7-year-old! He and I enjoy doing the poses on the mat and it helps me figure out which is being referred to by name. It's a great thickness although I still use my kneeling pad for my old knees! As a beginner in the yoga world this is perfect for staying on track and not feeling totally lost!! I would definitely buy again!" —Amazon Customer

    "This is a really fun product for staying accountable with practicing yoga. I’ve made it my goal to hold each pose for at least 30 seconds to 1 min per day." —Elizabeth Gatton

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (available in nine colors).

    13. A Pilates ring to wake up your core and target muscles in your arms. You can strengthen your abs and biceps with squeezing and rotating movements. Plus, it'll make your mat routine a little more fun if you're looking for exercise variety!

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

    Promising review: "Nice that there is a choice of colors which always makes exercising more fun! I take a 'Sit and Be Fit' class twice a week; although, for the duration of the class, we're not always sitting! The Pilates ring is one of the pieces of equipment used in the class that provides many benefits. It's so well-constructed and weighted enough to use effectively in arm and leg movements. I'm quite impressed with the quality of the ring and am loving the pink color!!" —Ellen Weber

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in six colors).

    14. 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 Rocky-inspired setup in your bedroom or living room.

    Reviewer holds red gloves in front of red and silver punching bag stand in home gym
    reviewer uses the same punching bag set in an outdoor space

    Promising review: "For the price this is fantastic! We're not athletes. But to have something fun to get us all moving and increasing our skills: focus, balance, body mechanics, punching, and cardio... it's great! We have ages 6 to 56 in our home using it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $61.58.

    15. Or Quiet Punch — a portable and smart punching bag that requires minimal space to set up and use. It's made to fit in any doorway in your living space, so you can get in a quick boxing session without having to dedicate an entire corner or room for workouts. You'll feel like you're in a boxing ring and you can monitor your progress in an app!

    the square punching bag and accessories, plus screens showing how it connects to your phone and computer to give you data
    gif of a model using the Quiet Punch in a closet doorway, showing how compact and quiet it is
    Quiet Punch

    The Quiet Punch fits in doorways between 28" and 36", and it has the option to be bought with or without a Quiet Punch Tracker. 

    Here's how the Quiet Punch Tracker works: it attaches to the back of the smart punching bag and connects to the Quiet Punch App, so you can keep track of the power of your punches and how many you complete during a workout. 

    Just starting out? No worries, because you'll get access to the Quiet Punch Play app that'll give you 100+ hours of on-demanding training and 5- to 30-minute workout routines. 

    Promising review: "This saved me during quarantine, and I continue to use it frequently. Living in a small apartment, I find it hard to find any type of boxing equipment. This fits perfectly, and I like that you can easily take it with you. I love the lunchtime Zoom class and the prerecorded classes, but I also love just practicing and getting out all of my frustrations. Highly recommend this to anyone who likes boxing." —randi s

    Get it from Quiet Punch for $350 (originally $449; also available without a tracker).

    16. A door anchor to make your arm workouts more challenging. Place the ball end between the door and the frame, loop a long resistance band through, close the door, and you'll be ready to do lat pull-downs, tricep push-downs, seated rows, glute kickbacks, and more exercises that aren't just push-ups. 

    model holding the small door anchor
    model showing how the door anchor fits works with a long resistance band
    Bicah By Chloe

    Bicah By Chloe is a small business that sells workout gear, including barbell pads, ankle straps, and glute bands!

    Get it from Bicah By Chloe for $10.

    17. An exercise ball with resistance bands that'll give you so many ways to work out your entire body. Leg raises? Check. Bicep curls? Check. Elevated crunches? Check. Oh, and it doubles as a comfy seat that'll help you sit up straight if you're working at a desk or watching TV.

    model completes ab workout using big balance ball
    same exercise ball with resistance bands and exercise poster with illustrated movements
    Amazon

    This exercise ball comes with two attachable resistance bands and a stability ball workout poster.

    Promising review: "I'm not ready to head back to the gym yet, but need something fun to do at home. I've always loved stability balls but adding the resistance bands is a whole new way to work out! It requires balance at the same time you are working out different muscles. This is something I think I will stick with because it is fun and simple. I did one workout with the resistance bands and can definitely feel it already!" —Patti H. 

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

    18. A weighted fitness hoop for your next workout session at home. 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, driveway, or living room.

    reviewer with rainbow weighted hula hoop on waist
    same reviewer holding hula hoop in front of them

    Promising review: "This hoop is GREAT! It is just so much fun to exercise with this thing. I play music and try to dance too lol. But I have experience, they used to have a weighted hoop in the gym I went to and I did it all the time. Highly recommend. You just need to make sure it's clicked together correctly or it'll come undone! Don't worry if it happens to you, though, it's totally fixable. It happened to me I think twice before I got it down. Anyway, if you're looking for a weighted hoop, look no more!" —Molls

    Get it from Amazon for $39.70.

    19. A set of gold-tone 3-pound dumbbells that'll get you excited for strength exercises 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
    Target

    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 $11.99+ (also available in a 5-pound set).

    20. A Tidal Tank so you can activate core muscles and get a wow-worthy workout that doesn't involve your typical set of weights. Fill it up with water (more on that below!) and hold it while you complete a set of squats, lunges, or planks. What's fun about this tool is that it challenges your strength abilities by adding more weight to basic movements. Plus, it's so cool to see the water move back and forth when you exercise!

    Reviewer holding water-filled weight
    Reviewer using the weight at the gym

    This training bag can be filled with up to 45 pounds of water, so you can customize its weight based on your workout needs. 

    Here's how to get it set up: remove the plug, push a circular button to open it, pour in one of the included Tidal Tank color dyes, then pour in the amount of water you'd like to fill it up with, push the button to close it, and pump air in with the included pump! 

    It also comes with an instruction guide and access to the Tidal Tank app.

    Promising review: "I really like how versatile this bag is. While you are performing movements, the water moving around inside adds dynamic force, causing you to engage your core and use more muscle fibers to remain steady throughout the movement. Easy to fill, easy to pump. A great product overall. It's a great addition to my training tools." —David

    Get it from Amazon for $69 (available in two styles).

    21. A Hydrow Rower that'll make you feel like you're on a crew team when IRL, you're just exercising in your home. A comfy 10-roller seat, plus an an adjustable monitor and footbed, ensure a smooth workout that'll put your arms, back, and legs to work. 

    Product image of gray rowing machine with display screen on
    Product image of model working out on rowing machine
    Hydrow

    With an All-Access Membership (sold separately for $456/year), you'll get access to more than 3,000 workout classes led by real trainers on the rowing machine and Hydrow App.

    Promising review: "Our Hydrow rocks! I always liked working out on a rower at the gym. After deciding to set up a home mini gym with a rower as the centerpiece, I read a ton of reviews on various machines. It didn’t take long to conclude Hydrow was the way to row. The network of content and how it’s presented is so user-friendly. The feeling I get working up a sweat while seemingly and convincingly rowing on some of the planet’s most beautiful and iconic bodies of water defies explanation. There are even several live rowing opportunities you can participate in on a daily basis. All my workout stats are visible in real-time and preserved, allowing me to 'feel' the progress I’m making." —Hydrow Customer

    Get it from Hydrow for $2,145 (originally $2,495).