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    28 Home Fitness Items That Take Up Minimal Space

    Balance ball trainers, resistance bands, and more equipment that'll give you plenty of room for indoor workouts.

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    1. A portable strider that you can use while sitting down or standing up indoors. Move forward or backward with this piece of equipment, which comes with padded resistance tubes and a fitness monitor showing exercise time, calories burned, and the number of strides per minute!

    Model uses black portable strider with green resistance bands in a living room

    Promising review: "I'm extremely happy with this, I was worried it would be too wimpy and the stride would be too small, but it's absolutely perfect for me. I love the portability and the fact that I'm not trapped on a big machine. I get a better workout from the mini elliptical and it takes up less space." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $132.99.

    2. A compact foam roller, because you can provide sweet, sweet relief to sore muscles after working out in your bedroom, living room, or den.

    Model uses a speckled foam roller for their legs in a gym

    Promising review "I use these rollers at the gym prior to every one of my workouts. I haven't been able to use the products at the gym due to them being closed. I decided to purchase one for myself for my home workouts and this did not disappoint. I highly recommend for anyone looking for a quality roller for a good price." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49+ (available in four sizes and five colors).

    3. A reversible yoga mat for your at-home Vinyasa flow that won't slide when you move from pose to pose. It also easily folds up and fits under your bed or on a closet shelf.

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    Promising review: "Oh my god! It is as described, I love it a lot, and it feels comfortable while doing my Asana practice and workouts at home. The pattern I love a lot, most of all, the wave, it reminds me of my dad when he used to surf with me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $28.69+ (available in 26 colors).

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

    reviewer wears rainbow weighted hula hoop around waist while working out
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    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 $33.30.

    5. A DribbleUp smart basketball, so you can enjoy a fun, interactive workout indoors. It directly connects to a smart device, comes with live and on-demand classes focused on reps, drills, and form, and you'll love feeling like you're on the court, when IRL, you're just working up a sweat in your living room. / Via @dribbleup, DribbleUp

    This smart basketball comes with a lightweight phone/tablet stand that's easy to set up and safely holds a smart device while you work out.

    Not into basketball? No worries, because DribbleUp also offers a smart soccer ball and smart medicine ball you can use for your fitness routine. You can also take a quiz to determine which smart ball would be best for your exercise needs.

    Get it from DribbleUp for $99.99+ (available in Basic and Superstar varieties).

    6. An exercise ball that'll help strengthen your core and easily fit under your desk when you're not using it. Yes you can totally hit all those ab muscles while you binge-watch your fave shows or movies.

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    Promising review: "I have a hard time doing sit-ups on the floor because it hurts my tailbone so I ordered this. I now use it for not only sit-ups, but also back extensions and since I don’t have a weight bench I use it for other exercises like dumbbell chest presses. I also got a workout airing it up the first time, haha." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in five sizes and 13 colors).

    7. A set of resistance bands, so you challenge your upper and lower body basically anywhere in your house. Do squats, lunges, and more with these bands that come in five different resistance levels (x-light, light, medium, heavy and x-heavy).

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    Promising review: "I got the bands for Christmas as a way to do things at home for strength building and flexibility. I love these bands. I love that they tell you the pound equivalent for the type of band you use (light vs heavy) and the bands are marked with the strength size so you know which one you are using. The bands are made of good quality material but still have a great amount of stretch." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in five colors).

    8. And a thicker pair, if you're ready to activate your hips, thighs, and glutes during your next lower body session. Slip these babies on if you want to take your deadlifts and squats to the next level. 🔥

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    model wears same resistance band around top of thighs
    Ju’Nae Fit

    Ju’Nae Fit is a Black-owned business known for their comfy athletic apparel. They have colorful and super soft crop tops, bike shorts, leggings, and more run-friendly clothes.

    Promising review: "These are the perfect booty bands! They are thick and do not slip or roll like cheap, thin bands I’ve used in the past. Great for a ton of different leg and glute workouts— squats, donkey kicks, glute bridges, you name it! Package arrived quickly too! Would definitely recommend!" —Ju’Nae Fit Customer

    Get a set of two from Ju’Nae Fit for $30.

    9. A TRX Suspension Training System for doing push-ups, pull-ups, planks, and more bodyweight moves. All you need to do is anchor it to a beam and give yourself a couple of feet to move around.

    Model uses a TRX Suspension Training System to do a full-body move outside

    It comes with a suspension training strap, indoor/outdoor anchors, two workout guides, a training poster, and a mesh bag.

    Promising review: "I don't always have the time/inclination to go to the gym, and having this at home allows me to get in a proper workout without leaving the house. It's just a fun way to try new things and use muscles that you wouldn't be able to otherwise. I can't do pistol squats in real life, but I can with this thing! It's incredibly easy to use and to adjust." —Cersar

    Get it from Amazon for $129.95.

    10. A speed jump rope to improve your double unders and get a killer cardio workout in your bedroom or backyard.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this rope being new to CrossFit style workouts and looking to improve on my single under skills with the hopes of working up to double unders. I'm no expert (have not picked up a jump rope since elementary school), but I love having a rope at home to practice with that I can size to my needs. This feels like a quality product and I prefer it to the ones available at my gym." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.18 (available in nine colors).

    11. A two-tier dumbbell rack, because your weights and kettlebells need a compact storage spot that's not your bedroom floor, closet, or stairs.

    Reviewer uses white two-tier dumbbell rack with black 30 and 40-pound weights in their home
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    Promising review: "Nice weight rack for a garage gym. Already have a Bowflex set, but needed this for a few smaller dumbbells and medicine balls. Works perfectly when you don't have lots of space." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $74.98+ (also available in black).

    12. An ab roller wheel, so you can work on your core muscles in the living room without slamming into the couch or TV stand.

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    It also comes with a resistance band, just in case you want to challenge your obliques!

    Promising review: "Up to this point I had been using an olympic bar and weights to do this exercise. What a space saver and easy to transport with you if you need to workout while on the road. It's sturdy, easy to use, and fun. A must for any home gym." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99.

    13. A doorway pull-up and chin-up bar that's so space-friendly and lets you ~feel the burn~ in your upper and lower bod muscles.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love this pull-up bar! My favorite thing about it is how easy it is to put up and take down, and that it's not bulky and barely takes up any space when I store it. It is super sturdy and easily holds my weight even during vigorous exercise. I totally recommend it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    14. Adjustable ankle weights, because you can make your floor exercises a little more challenging. Slide these on whenever you do crunches, sit-ups, or leg lifts and you'll be sweating in no time.

    Model wears ankle weights while doing crunches on a mat

    Promising review: "I wanted this pair for my legs warm-up. These weights are very easy to fit and start your warm up at home even before you start your walk or jogging. Adjustable weight gives more variety of things, even I can do leg raises and knee raises with these." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $29.99 (available in three colors).

    15. A nonslip yoga mat towel with a gorgeous tie-dye pattern and microfiber material that'll absorb sweat during indoor or outdoor hot yoga. For such a small workout essential, it doesn't take up too much room and it's machine-washable (win).

    Reviewer poses on their yoga mat covered with a pink and purple tie-dye yoga towel
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    Promising review: "I practice hot yoga approximately two times per week. I bought this towel because beach towels just weren't working. They didn't fit correctly and they would always bunch up. Then I tried this towel and I'm in love! It absorbs all of the sweat, it fits my mat perfectly, I love the color, and it's actually affordable. Get this towel, you won't be disappointed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in seven colors).

    16. A Ubarre weight that'll add a little more oomph to your boring Pilates session and double up as a chic piece of home decor. Use it while you do lunges, twists, and more toning exercises on your balcony or driveway.


    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 $129+ (available in four weights) or from Bandier for $129 (only available in black in 4 lbs).

    17. A yoga strap to help you get flexible during yoga poses: Slip it around your feet or knees to stretch and get the most out of your practice.

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    Promising review: "This yoga strap feels strong and well made, and I love the green color. It isn't scratchy at all, and is easy to grip on to during poses. Previously I’d been using a robe belt as a makeshift yoga strap, which worked alright but the belt was stretchy and wasn’t suitable for all poses. This strap has no give, and I’m quite pleased with it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. A foldable treadmill with walking *and* running modes, so you can do some cardio in any corner of the house. Storage-wise, it doesn't take up a lot of room under a desk or bed.

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    Promising review: "This is perfect for anyone who doesn’t have a ton of space but wants a treadmill that’s good. I’ve been a distance runner for 20 years and have had really high dollar treadmills that took up one-quarter of the room. They weren’t easy to move around even if they did fold up somewhat. I like that I can walk on it when I’m on a call for work and it’s quiet, so no one hears it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $329.99+ (available in two colors).

    19. A deck of exercise cards to shake up your indoor fitness routine. Whenever you find yourself in a debate about whether to work your core, arms, or back, let these cards determine your next sweat sesh.

    model completes a push-up with dumbbells on the floor in front of exercise cards

    Tip: You can also bring these cards outside with an exercise mat, just in case you want to take your workout to the porch or backyard.

    Promising review: "These cards are amazing. I love that I can schedule my workout week sensibly and safely, I really appreciate the tips on the backs of the cards! The HIIT and Core cards are such a nice bonus, too! My favorite part of this item is that I can do my workout at my pace without any annoying outdated music or chatting from a trainer, like you'd find on a DVD." —Amazon Customer

    Get a deck from Amazon for $14.99 (available in two volumes).

    20. A balance ball trainer that'll help you squat, do leg lifts, and stabilize your core, even if you don't have room for a gigantic home gym.

    Model squats on a gray balance ball trailer in their living room

    You can use both sides for various exercises and it comes with removable resistance bands for upper body strengthening!

    Promising review: "Good item, easy to inflate! You can do various balancing exercises to strengthen the core. This is perfect for an at-home workout. Now I use it once a week and I'm very happy with the quality." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $67.99 (available in two colors).

    21. And a pair of core sliders, so you can give your abs some love with push-ups, planks, and other core-friendly moves that don't take up a lot of space.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been in fitness for years and have used many different devices for core workouts. The felt on wooden floors had just enough grip to stay where you needed when you applied pressure. The plastic side has just enough of a bump to allow for comfortable hand placement as well. Solid build quality." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $5.99 (available in five colors).

    22. An agility ladder that you can set up in your garage, backyard, or basement, in case you want to work on your body movements without knocking anything over.

    Model uses yellow and black agility ladder in a field
    Reviewer places black agility ladder in their garage
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    Promising review: "Yes4All has never let me down and this agility ladder is no exception! A great addition to my fitness routine, this ladder is sturdy, a great size and I love that it comes with a carrying bag." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four colors and two lengths).

    23. An interactive Plankboard, so you can hit all your key body areas (think core, legs, arms, and back) and boost your balance abilities while you play games on your smart TV or phone.

    A model uses an interactive Plankboard while working out indoors

    Promising review: "I love it! The design is clean and simple. The games are basic, but still keep me in a plank longer than normal. I like the workout part, basically 30-second intervals of different exercises, you pick how many 30-second segments you want to do at a time. There is a daily challenge too. I would be bored to tears after one 40-second regular plank, I do over six minutes plus at each session on this and you really feel it strengthening your core." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $119.

    24. 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. Co-founded 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).

    25. A soft kettlebell with a handle, so you can build your upper body muscles and have a lil' cross training session indoors.

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    Reviewer uses the same kettlebell while working out indoors
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    Promising review: "I use this kettlebell very heavily during my workouts. I mainly bought it over the iron kettlebells so I could drop it without ruining my flooring. It’s an excellent product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.48+ (available in seven weights).

    26. Push-up bars, because you can still put your deltoids and triceps to work *without* straining your wrists. Use them whenever you want to exercise on your carpet or patio.

    A model uses black push-up bars while exercising on an outdoor patio

    Promising review: "These push-up bars are a good addition to my home gym and are great for basic strength and body weight training. Each bar came as two individual pieces; however, they clip together easily and form a very sturdy base. The rubber end caps keep the firmly in place on most surfaces and the handles are cushioned and wide enough to alleviate my mild wrist pain." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    27. And a stationary bike that'll take you straight to the studio with comfy seating, adjustable resistance, and a multi-functional display. You may not be in class, but you can have your own sweat session at home.

    Reviewer exercises with a stationary bike in their home
    Reviewer places black and red stationary bike in their bedroom
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    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 work out and burn some extra calories!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99+ (available in two colors). 

    That feeling when you're having a good workout:

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