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    31 Problem-Solving Products For Anyone Who Loves Working Out

    Let these lifesavers ~work out~ any problems that may arise during your next sweat session.

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    1. A pair of high-rise bike shorts that won't slip down or ride up while you do bodyweight circuits. These babies hit your waist at the right spot and go with all your fave activewear looks.

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    Girlfriend Collective

    Promising review: "These are the only biker shorts I’ll ever buy. Other biker shorts look terrible on my frame but these, oh man. Not only that, they are amazing to workout in. I do CrossFit and yoga in these, they don’t slide down and hold sweat well. I absolutely adore these." —Girlfriend Collective Customer

    Get them from Girlfriend Collective for $48 (available in sizes XXS—6XL and nine colors).

    2. A pair of ventilated workout gloves because it's been a minute since your hands didn't have blisters from lifting weights. Slide these on before strength training circuits and your skin will thank you.

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    Promising review: "I must say that I am in love with these gloves. Hte material and fit are amazing. I love the support it gives for my wrist that I have not experienced with any of the gloves I’ve purchased in the past and I’m obsessed with the style, this was definitely a great purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $8.97+ (available in two colors and five sizes).

    3. Glow-in-the-dark running armbands so you can stay safe during your a.m. or p.m. workouts. These bands easily slide onto your arms and help make you more visible when it's early in the morning or late at night.

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    Promising review: "I bought these because it's now too dark out to safely run without something making me visible. These do the trick really well. They've got elastic bands on them, so once you get them sized to your arm, they can just be slipped on and off. They're quite comfortable once you get them on, and they don't feel like they're going to fall off." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in nine colors).

    4. Compression socks because nothing kills a workout more than painful cramps and swelling. Slip these on your calves and *go the distance* on your next run, thanks to better circulation.

    Reviewer wears white compression socks with light blue running sneakers
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    Promising review: "I’ve been wearing compression socks for work for years and loved them, but these are the first pairs of compression socks I’ve tried for running. I had been having some leg cramping on my long runs so I decided to try them and will never go back to short athletic socks again. Love the lack of fatigue I get from the pressure from these socks and the decrease of post run pain. I will be wearing these when I cross the finish line at my first marathon this October!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $8.95+ (available in three sizes and 13 colors)

    5. A non-slip yoga mat you'll want to have on hand for yoga sequences and core work. Shifting from Downward Dog to Chaturanga Dandasana just got easier, thanks to this mat's textured, non-slip surface.

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    Promising review: "I love this mat, the thick padding on our wood flooring gives my body the support it needs. It's not hard to pivot your feet or slide your hands going from one pose to the next, in fact it makes it easier having durability and the stickiness to keep you in place." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in 12 colors)

    6. A pair of sculpted leggings so you can move comfortably during high-intensity circuits and not think twice about them slipping down during squats, jumping jacks, or burpees. And did we mention there are also pockets for your phone and keys?

    Model wears pink and navy blue color block sculpted leggings with white sneakers
    Target

    Promising review: "These leggings are amazing! They have side pockets that are deep enough for your phone and really convenient. They stay up and do not roll down and pass the squat test! I recommend these." —Target Customer

    Get them from Target for $32 (available in sizes 1X—4X and two colors).

    7. A folding exercise bike to turn your room into a cycling studio, even if you are tight on space. It has an LCD display that shows distance, calories burned, and pulse stats, *and* a comfy seat for your tush. It folds up *and* easily fits in a corner too, making this gem perfect for apartment workouts.

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    Promising review: "I really wanted an exercise machine I could use at home for the days I don't make it to the gym. However, I also have a small apartment with limited floor and storage space. I love that this bike fits snugly against the wall when not in use without sacrificing comfort or sturdiness in order to be compact. It is quiet, smooth, tracks everything I want to track, has appropriate resistance, and still works great six months later." —Jamie Tanner

    Get it from Amazon for $165.49.

    8. Exercise cards because you can mix up your fitness routine with planks, push-ups, and burpees galore. 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 does a push-up with black dumbbells while reading a stack of workout cards with other exercise positions
    Amazon

    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 calorie burn is accurate, if not a bit conservative. Lifting heavier will burn more, but the suggested burn is near perfect for lighter lift days. 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 it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in three volumes).

    9. 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.

    Reviewer uses black yoga strap to stretch out back and arm muscles
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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 $5.99+ (available in six colors).

    10. Lightweight training shoes for HIIT, weight lifting, dancing, and every workout in between. They also feature easy laces and a flexible shape, so your feet will be free from pain while you get moving indoors or outdoors.

    Model wears black and pink Puma training shoes with red, black, and blue striped leggings
    Puma

    Promising review: "I originally just ordered the shoe because I really adored the style of it. But to my surprise, the shoe was super comfortable! The soft foam is incredible. Makes a perfect shoe when you're on your feet a lot." —Puma Customer

    Get them from Puma for $34.99 (available in sizes 6—10 and three colors).

    11. A compact treadmill so you don't have to cancel your workout 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.

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    Promising review: "This treadmill is very easy to operate. I use it for walking, my husband uses it for jogging and my son uses it for running, it is perfect for each of us. Now we can work out anytime even if the weather is bad. I like the foldable design and with small wheels, make it easy to move and store the treadmill under our couch to save space. It feels sturdier than expected and it is very quiet." —Amazon Customer

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

    12. A sturdy foam roller that'll 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.

    Model uses foam roller on their butt on a mat after completing their workout
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Best firm roller I’ve used yet! I work out a lot and have used multiple rollers in order to relieve pain or muscles that have tightened. The roller gets down deep into the tissue as well! This by far is an excellent buy, it really works and get the job done!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in six colors).

    13. A non-slip yoga towel for your hot yoga sessions at home: It not only comes in cute colors, but helps absorb sweat and prevents sliding. Flowing from one pose to the next will be a breeze with this exercise essential.

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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).

    14. A sweat-absorbing sports bra that won't leave your chest soaked after doing push-ups, sprints, and bodyweight moves. Breathable material and a supportive shape will keep your boobs dry and comfy during workouts.

    Model wears red sports bra with gold lettering that says "Kemetic Knowledge"
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    Kemetic Knowledge is a Black-owned brand known for their chic and comfortable activewear. You'll find sports bras, leggings, compression shorts, and more amazing essentials for your workout routine.

    Get it from Kemetic Knowledge for $35.95 (available in sizes S—XXXL).

    15. A set of resistance bands so you can challenge your upper and lower body without bulky equipment. Do squats, lunges, and more moves 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 $8.56+ (available in five colors).

    16. A lightweight jacket to keep you cool and dry when you go on solo runs, hikes, and walks. With four-way stretch and water-repellent material, you'll be comfy and not have to worry about rain getting you wet.

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    Target

    Promising review: "I truly love the style of this jacket. It is light in weight and fits comfortably. My favorite features are the drawstring waistband, and it is water-repellent. The material is so soft and it is made with 80% recycled polyester. It is a great jacket that is decent for year-round wear depending on the nature of the weather." —Target Customer

    Get it from Target for $40 (available in sizes 1X—4X and two colors).

    17. A hydration running belt that comes not only with one, but two fillable water bottles and a roomy pocket for your essentials. Yes to hydration and *not* loosing your keys during a workout.

    Reviewer wears black and purple hydration running belt with black capri leggings, a blue tank top, and gray running sneakers
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    Promising review: "I'm training for a half-marathon and was looking for a hydration belt to replace my clunky hydration backpack. I wore this belt on a 13-mile run today and it is just what I needed! I filled up both water bottles, I stored a baggie of snacks, my phone (without the case), and tissues in the front pouch, and was able to access everything while running relatively hassle-free. Great purchase, well worth the money!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in six colors).

    18. A budget-friendly fitness tracker so you can monitor your heart rate, count steps, and observe calories burned while you exercise. You can even access your health data by week or month, which can help you stick to your fitness goals *and* see your progress in a non-complicated format.

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    Promising review: "If you want to start tracking your workouts, walks, steps, heartbeat, and sleep cycles, this is a great low cost option. It offers some control of music, you can view recent texts, set alarms and timers, and other stuff as well. The magnetic charger (charge it maybe once a week?) charges very fast. It's a solid fitness tracker that looks and feels great with some little bonuses." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in seven colors).

    19. An anti-chafe balm that'll spare you the struggle of redness and irritation from your compression tanks and shorts.

    Model holds blue container of body glide anti-chafe balm to soothe chafing from a tank top
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff really is awesome. It really works and I don't know where it has been all my life. I started looking for something for thigh chafing after running into a few issues (not fun). It is super easy to use, just slide it on like you'd use deodorant." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in a two-pack).

    20. Anti-chafing thigh bands to wear during high-intensity exercises. These lil' helpers are made to reduce sweat and chafing, and easily slip under activewear bottoms. Raise your hand if you're done dealing with irritated thighs after working out.

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    Promising review: "I have a pair of the lace ones that I've loved wearing underneath my dresses and skirts. I just purchased the non-lace ones to wear when I run, because the seams of my shorts rub in this humid weather! These worked freaking fabulous for my run, and stayed in perfect place (I ordered size C!) They were so much cooler than compression shorts or spandex, and kept the sticky thighs away from each other!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in six sizes and 17 colors).

    And check out If You’re New To Running, Here Are 30 Things You’ll Probably Find Helpful for more workout tips.

    21. A funnel neck pullover so perfect for breezy walks, hikes, and outdoor yoga. When it's a little chilly and you still want to layer something underneath, this top will keep you warm without causing you to sweat too much.

    Model wears gray leggings and gray funnel neck sweatshirt top with multi-colored armholes
    Backcountry

    Get it from Backcountry for $78.95 (available in sizes XS—XL and two colors).

    22. A sporty baseball cap because you need a little shade and protection from the sun on long hikes and jogs. It also doubles up as a great accessory and will go with all your activewear outfits.

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    Promising review: "I love this hat! It’s so comfortable, has a great fit, and it's flexible. It’s definitely on trend. I wear it for my morning walks, goes great with anything from your extra cute workout outfit, to relaxed and comfy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $21.81+ (one size fits all, available in 32 colors).

    23. A hydration pack that'll give you plenty of room for water and hiking essentials. It comes with a two-liter hydration bladder and secure large pocket to hold your phone, sunglasses, and a jacket. You won't need to carry a bulky backpack on outdoor adventures anymore.

    Reviewer wears orange hydration pack with blue leggings, a pink compression top, and pink sneakers while enjoying a hike in Hawaii
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    Promising review: "I took this to Hawaii and I am in love. There are two straps for you to use so the backpack is secure to your body. I am obsessed with the different amount of compartments you have: four zippers and two mesh pouches on each side. I love the 2-liter bladder. Plus, *it's BPA-free.* I recommend this to anyone who loves the outdoors and lives an active lifestyle." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in five colors).

    24. 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
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've turned my dining room into a gym and this perfect size piece of equipment is the right size. First thing I liked is there is no assembly! It comes with a guide on what you should eat and 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. Great Purchase." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99.

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

    Reviewer goes up in plank position while placing hands on pink core sliders
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    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!" —Amazon Customer

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

    26. A motivational water bottle to remind yourself to drink plenty of water on workout days. With time markers and words of encouragement, you'll stay hydrated and not be thirsty in between reps.

    Reviewer holds dark blue motivational water bottle with says like "That's it" and time-markers to help them stay hydrated
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    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 wont be disappointed." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.96+ (available in 20 colors).

    27. Athletic tape because sore muscles can be a *pain* after a strenuous workout. This tape won't feel uncomfortable on your skin and help aid the recovery process.

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    Promising review: "My husband has played sports his entire life and as a result, has a lot of muscle damage which can affect his day to day life as an adult. The wraps from physical therapy just don't cut it! They are sticky and fall apart after a few hours so we gave this tape a try. He loved it. He said he felt so supported, it wasn't sticky, and he could wrap the tape many different ways to find his perfect comfort level." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

    28. Neoprene-coated dumbbells to help you build muscle and advance your strength training circuits. They won't slip out of your hands and they're perfect for tricep extensions or bicep curls.

    Model holds two pairs of pink five-pound neoprene dumbbells in their hands while working out on a mat
    Amazon

    Promising review: "No complaints with these dumbbells! I needed a lightweight, durable set for prenatal barre workouts at home and these were perfect. They're very easy to grip due to the neoprene coating. I love the fun colors, the price, and that I can use them for years to come." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $13.89+ (available in five sizes).

    29. 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, so you're not slipping and sliding when you're moving up and down.

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    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 $29.99.

    30. A cooling towel you'll want to keep on hand whenever you're sweaty and really, really hot after a workout. Rinse under cold water, wring it out, and drape around your bod to prevent overheating.

    Blue cooling towel that says "ChillPal" next to black workout sneakers and two protein bars on a table
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This towel has actually kept me working out and feeling good during hot days. I normally would force myself sluggishly to finish when the temperatures climb, but the towel kept my core down well enough that I did not overheat. A great solution and makes a great gift for the fitness enthusiast!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in five colors).

    31. Spiral hair ties because your hair will look fab, stay in place, and not feel too pulled back when you exercise. Nothing's more annoying than a strand falling out while you're wrapping up your run or ab circuit.

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    Promising review: "These hair ties are magic! They never leave a kink in my hair and everything stays in place whether I'm going for a ponytail or a bun. I love them for working out because I can toss my hair up for the workout and take it out to go run errands/work/dinner etc. afterward. I have both the clear set and this colored set and like how these blend in my hair." —Amazon Customer

    Get an 8-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

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