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    29 Home Workout Products That Must Have Been Designed By Geniuses

    Yoga wheels, adjustable weights, and more gear that'll help you get moving.

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    1. Push-up bars that'll feel better than dumbbells or bare hands when you're doing push-ups on the floor. Each handle gives you a solid grip, so you're not slipping and sliding when you're moving up and down.

    Model goes down in push-up position while holding black push-up handle bars on floor

    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." —DH

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    2. 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 ~work up a sweat~ in your apartment or studio.

    Model moves up to crunch while using green and black Core Max 2.0 machine in their kitchen

    Promising review: "I didn’t expect to love this thing so much! It has a spring like resistance on the foam back, so it makes working out especially curl-ups fun and if you put it on the tallest setting, the sit ups get so easy that you don’t even realize how much you are working out! Did this for half and hour while watching TV and didn’t have to take any breaks. I love this thing." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $53.98.

    3. A set of resistance bands, so you can challenge your lower body basically anywhere indoors. Do squats, lunges, and more moves with these bands that come in five different resistance levels (x-light, light, medium, heavy and x-heavy) and put your butt and legs to *WORK*.

    Promising review: " Where have you been all my life? Lol. These are really great bands. The intensity between each band, from light to x-heavy, is top notch. I know this will help with my body's goals and results over time. Used for a glute workout, not only were they easy to use and did not roll, but my glutes were fire! Thumbs up!" —Trudy

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in four color packs).

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

    model holds up thick pink and gray resistance bands
    model wears same resistance band around top of thighs
    Ju’Nae Fit

    Ju’Nae Fit is a small business known for their comfy athletic apparel. You'll find crop tops, bike shorts, leggings, and more stylish activewear. 

    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.

    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 indoors. / 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. 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 $38.97 (available in two sizes and 16 colors).

    7. 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.,

    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 had been looking at these weights for a while. I wanted something adjustable because I don't have the room for much. One side of each handle has one big weight and eight small ones. You can add or take away whatever you want and they don't flop or slide around. I haven't weighted them but I think you can definitely make more weight combinations than they listed. Well worth the money!" —ErinR

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

    8. And a Kettle Gryp to 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.

    9. 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, making it a great option for smaller living spaces. / Via,

    Other cool features of this treadmill include a 7-layer running belt for knee and joint cushioning, a shock absorption system, and the ability to monitor your workout with the Fitshow app, where you can see time, speed, distance traveled, and calories burned.

    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 $349.99+ (available in two colors).

    10. A punching bag set so you can do a fast workout that'll get your arms in great shape *and* help you relieve some stress. It even comes with gloves, so you can easily create your own boxing setup indoors or outdoors, and pretend like you're the star of your very own Rocky.,

    Promising review: "This boxing machine is durable. It took me literally seven minutes to put together, it was so quick and easy. Gloves are an awesome added bonus. They are durable and comfy as well. This is a great buy for people who are looking for a nice workout but don’t want the gym. I live in an apartment. My neighbors can’t hear it below me so overall I say this is good quality for the price." —Brittany L.

    Get it from Amazon for $53.75+ (also available in a heavy duty set).

    11. 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.

    12. And a nonslip yoga mat towel that'll absorb gross sweat during indoor hot yoga sessions. 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

    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).

    13. 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. The best part? You don't need a massive home gym to use this cool gadget.

    Model balances on black interactive Plankboard

    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.

    14. 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 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) or from Bandier for $129 (only available in black in 4 lbs).

    15. An ab wheel so you can ~roll~ your way to a stronger core on your living room floor. If you need a break from your go-to crunches and sit-ups, this compact gadget will put your muscles to work in less time than a typical ab circuit.

    model uses black ab roller on a carpet

    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!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99

    16. stationary bike that'll take you straight to the studio with padded seating, adjustable resistance, and a multi-functional display. You can ~go the distance~ and work your legs without braving the elements. Plus, it's super easy to move from room to room, thanks to transportation wheels!

    Reviewer exercises with a stationary bike in their home
    Reviewer places black and red stationary bike in their bedroom

    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). 

    17. An aerial yoga hammock to help you do inversions and more yoga positions basically anywhere at home. Whether you're in the backyard, garage, or living room, you'll get to recreate a studio-like atmosphere for flexibility and relaxation. 🧘‍♀️,

    This yoga hammock is made with 5.5 yards of material, so you'll easily be able to get in and out of it during workouts.

    Also make sure to anchor it from a sturdy surface (as shown in the review photos above), so you can be supported a few feet off the ground and not worry about falling out.

    It comes with two steel screw-lock carabiners (25KN), two three-foot nylon reinforced daisy chains (23KN), a portable tote, and three instructional aerial pose cards.

    Promising review: "I just received this, but it is a wonderful yoga swing. It is a bit stretchier than the ones at the studio, but it does what it needs to do and I just hang it higher so I don't hit the floor with inversions. The material is soft and comfortable and Savasana is heavenly in it. I have an indoor and outdoor stand, so last night was yoga under the stars." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $58.90+ (available in 23 colors).

    18. Adjustable Bala Bangles that'll add a lil' resistance (not to mention style) to your virtual fitness classes. These bracelet-like babies weigh one pound each, but they'll help boost strength whenever you're doing cardio or strength training. Just wrap them on your wrists or ankles for a little workout pick-me-up.

    person's arm with the bangle wrapped around the wrist
    closeup of the Velcro securing strap for the weighted bangle
    Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed

    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 $49 (available in six colors).

    19. An adjustable weight bench for various dumbbell exercises. With seven back positions and three seat positions, you can comfortably sit and lay on your back while you're completing bicep curls or chest presses.,

    It folds up for compact storage!

    Promising review: "I live in a studio apartment and had a full bench that I couldn’t stand looking at anymore. I wanted something just as functional but easy to store. This bench is perfect! I was afraid it wouldn’t be as sturdy as my other bench and that I may not be able to do step-ups safely on it. I could not have been more wrong. This bench is high quality and extremely sturdy. Folds down easily and comes fully assembled. It honestly has blown me away. Worth every penny. Slips right into my closet. With this, my power blocks, and resistance bands I can have a fully functioning gym set up available to me right in the closet of my studio apartment! Wish I would have purchased sooner." —Breanna

    Get it from Amazon for $149.79.

    20. 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 $103.56.

    21. 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 $8.95+ (available in five colors).

    22. A tiny elliptical that doesn't even require you to get up from the couch or desk 😲: Slide your feet in and pedal away with eight resistance levels while you watch TV or write emails.

    Reviewer pedals feet on black 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 anytime I sit because you don’t realize you’re pedaling." —Marion

    Get it from Amazon for $249+ (available in four colors).

    23. 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 compact piece of equipment will be a big help.

    reviewer image of jumprope taken out of box
    different reviewer showing close up of screen counter

    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).

    24. 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).

    25. 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. No bulky equipment required.

    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.

    26. An Obé Fitness membership if your fitness routine needs a spring 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 express classes (they're only 10 minutes each!) or 28-minute live classes if you have more 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).

    27. A cool workout bow that'll help strengthen your body and give you a break from dumbbells. It comes with different strength bow bands, so you can get one heck of a resistance workout regardless of your level. Tone your arms, back, and legs with this portable gem. 

    Model holding the bow
    Gif of model using the tool

    Promising review: "Compared to competitors 2x–3x the price this thing competes perfectly well and gives you an awesome pump. I use it with a door anchor to do lat pull downs, stand on it for OPH and curls. It’s super diverse and I’m a big fan of all that can be accomplished." —Max Burnett

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    28. A portable rowing machine because your arms and back will *feel the burn* while you enjoy an upper body workout anywhere at home. Use the digital monitor to keep track of stats (count total, time, and calories) and fold it up when you're done.

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    Promising review: "This is very lightweight and portable. It fits nicely on a runner rug next to my bed and doesn't move around when I use it. The settings are easy to adjust, and it is quiet. I use it in the morning while I catch up on the news. I was reluctant to get a piece of exercise equipment but am very glad that I did!" —Caren S.

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99.

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

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    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 $22.99+ (available in six colors).

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