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    If You Seriously Love Working Out In Your Free Time, You Probably Need These 35 Products

    Indoor bikes, FlipBelts, and more fitness gear to get you excited for your next sweat session — whether that's at home or the gym.

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

    Model uses arms to roll out black ab roller from push-up position on the floor
    reviewer uses same ab roller on a carpet

    Promising review: "I had been pretty inactive for about six months, and all at the same time, I started eating healthy, working out four to five times per week, and incorporating home ab workouts with the Ab Carver Pro. I've used it about three to four times per week for the past six weeks and I have noticed a drastic improvement in my core strength and ab definition. Now, I also do occasional ab workouts at the gym with other exercise routines, but this has been a great supplemental tool to work on my core. I would recommend to anyone, especially if you're tired of doing sit-ups!" —Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    2. Or core sliders for times when you want to work your abs in as little as five minutes. 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 five colors).

    3. A set of three resistance bands so you can gradually strengthen your butt and legs. You'll get a light, medium, and heavy resistance band that'll level up squats, donkey kicks, and more lower body movements. And, they fit in your gym bag so you can take them with you for your next sweat sesh!

    reviewer completes squat while wearing thick pink resistance band around thighs
    A blue, pink, and purple set of three bands

    Promising reviews: "I love that the resistance bands are made from a woven material and not plastic. This really boosts their durability. The three resistance ratings (light, medium, and heavy) are appropriately challenging. They come with a nice drawstring bag, for traveling or on the go. I have been using them consistently for three weeks and I am already noticing gradual results. Would recommend!" —Renee

    "I was pleasantly surprised. I actually saw this product recommended on TikTok and I had to try them. I absolutely love them. They're very durable. Comfortable and the level of stretch is perfect. I wasn't expecting a storage bag or workout booklet. Would definitely recommend!!" —Josie Chavez

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in three color combos). 

    4. A weighted fitness hoop that'll give you a fun workout basically anywhere at home. This adjustable gem will take you straight back to P.E. class as you move your hips to your favorite Spotify playlist. Added bonus? Your core will also be FEELING IT thanks to the attached 3-pound weight.

    GIF of model using blue weighted fitness hoop to exercise

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "Like everyone else I saw this on TikTok and decided to give it a shot. Super fun to use. I'll admit it's difficult to start but once you get the hang of it after a few minutes it's super easy and fun. It is a little loud but nothing unbearable. The pieces are easy to add to, and the weight is not too heavy or light." —Richard Enriquez

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in 14 colors). 

    5. 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 doing the same routine, because there will be so many combo circuits to try with this cool set!

    pic of exercise dice on table with an instructional paper showing different movements
    pic of reviewer holding two orange dice and one green dice with different exercise movements on each

    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, six 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.

    6. Or a pack of dumbbell exercise cards that'll mix up your fitness training 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
    pic of 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 $16.25+ (available in 20 volumes).

    7. An acupressure mat and pillow set because your bod is so dang tight after exercising basically every day. It can help reduce tension, thanks to over 7,000 (!!!) small acupressure points that target muscles. Lay down on both for 10 to 30 minutes if you need a little relief. 

    A model resting on a gray mat with circular acupressure spikes  on a couch
    Model resting on pink version on a bed

    Check it out on TikTok here.

    Promising review: "Y'all I hardly ever write reviews, but love reading them before I buy something. I work out 6/7 days a week and my muscles are so tight and sore. This mat is not playing!! As soon as I got it I wanted to try it and oh boy! Let me tell you, it works. Once you lay down you feel little pokes, but wait, that's nothing. It gets more and more intense, but in a good way. After the initial little pokes your body slowly starts to warm up and the pokes get more intense as your muscles relax and sink further into the mat. You will eventually get so hot that you feel like you can't handle it anymore then boom all of a sudden it feels so good." —C Lee 

    Get it from Amazon for $28.13+  (available in 13 colors).

    8. A FlipBelt so you don't have to carry anything when you go running on a sidewalk or trail. It has four pockets that'll securely hold your AirPods case, cards, keys, and phone. You can finally focus on your mileage without losing essential items.

    reviewer wearing bright pink FlipBelt while out on a run
    another reviewer wearing black FlipBelt over blue and black-patterned running shorts

    Another cool feature of this FlipBelt is that it's reflective, so it'll be helpful if you run in low visibility conditions. Love running on trails with wet branches and mud? No problem, because you can throw the FlipBelt in the washing machine when you're done working out.

    Promising reviews: "I’m a big stadium runner and I do TONS of stairs/steps and it doesn’t budge. My keys, phone, and license all fit and I don’t worry about anything falling out. I can wear it under a T-shirt or over a tight tank. Will absolutely order again!" —Ilvia

    "I bought this for a 75-mile relay style race and it worked out great! Fit nicely and never did I have any issue with it moving or riding up as I ran! Great to hold phone, cards, keys, or small water bottle." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in XXS–XXL and 13 colors).

    9. A Kettle Gryp that'll turn any weight into a kettlebell for strength training workouts. If you don't have a kettlebell around and would like to combine both kettlebell and free weight movements into one workout, it's so easy: place it around a weight, close it up, and you're good to go. You can complete squats, leg raises, and more exercises without having to buy a set of kettlebells.

    pic of reviewer squatting while holding orange Kettle Gryp wrapped around a weight
    reviewer pic of same Kettle Gryp around a black dumbbell on a gym floor

    Promising reviews: "I've been looking for a product like this for a while. My career requires me to be a road warrior traveling every week Monday to Thursday and staying at hotels. Most hotels have at least dumbbells, but very few have kettlebells. This worked like a charm and I was able to bang out kettlebell swings no problem. I did find a competing product but never bit the bullet and bought it. It is made out of cast iron, weighed nearly 8 pounds, and cost around $150. I found this product on Amazon and not only is it dramatically cheaper, it is plastic and easily fits in my carry-on. Product feels solid while in use. The dumbbell does not slip or move at all within the handle. Between this product and the TRX Go, I have a portable gym that fits into my carry-on and allows me to have a great workout even if I’m stuck in hotel with a terrible gym." —Dennis

    "This is awesome! Solved my problem of wanting kettlebells in various different weights I already had in dumbbells! Have used it every day and it is just what I expected." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    10. A digital jump rope so you can keep track of how many circles you jump at a time *and* check your progress. Instead of hopping on a treadmill for an express workout, you can complete a fun, heart-pumping cardio session right in your living room or driveway.

    Promising review: "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 $15.99+ (available in eight colors). 

    11. An aerobic step platform that'll ~elevate~ your next workout if you're a little bored with the basics. Want to complete some cardio? This baby starts at 4 inches tall, but easily raises to six inches depending on the height you need! How about some push-ups or planks? Yep, you can do those too with it!

    pic of reviewer standing on green and black aerobic step platform
    pic of model adjusting same aerobic stepper to increase the height

    Reviewers also love this piece of equipment because it's sturdy — so you don't have to worry about sliding around while you're working out!

    Promising review: "LOVE my new stepper. Been doing the workouts now for 3 weeks and love this step. It’s flat for when you sit on it or put your hands on it for push ups/planks, etc. It’s sturdy too and easy to move. I absolutely love this stepper and highly recommend it for exercisers." —angelcourtney9

    Get it from Amazon for $28.98+ (available in four colors).

    12. And a weighted workout bar to ~step up~ any aerobics routine. Instead of  doing regular butt kicks or jumping jacks for your legs, you can add this piece of equipment to work out your arms and core too!

    Review photo of the 20-pound total body weighted workout bar
    Model using the total body weighted workout bar

    Promising review: "There is so much you can do with this bar I’m so glad I ordered it! I got the 20-pound bar and I would definitely consider getting both a lighter and heavier bar to switch it up for different exercises. I really love this in place of dumbbells and it’s been fun finding different ways to use it. If you get this bar there’s really nothing else you need" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.49 (also available in more weight sizes).

    13. A versatile mat you'll be so glad you bought for workouts — it's designed to fold into fourths, so you'll have great cushioning for your arms and legs no matter what moves you're doing. It's made with thick and supportive material and you'll be comfy while completing lunges, planks, or crunches.

    model standing, model kneeling while lifting weight, and model planking with same green mat that folds into fourths

    Stakt is a woman-founded small business specializing in workout mats!

    BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass loves this fitness essential and said: "I first came across this mat while scrolling TikTok and thought it was such a cool idea. Ever since I saw it, it has been on my wishlist. Rolling up a yoga mat can be so challenging sometimes, especially when you're in the middle of the workout and need some extra support on your wrist while in plank. This mat folds up in fourths, so you can give your knees or hands some extra padding. Plus, it's way easier to store flat. It's also two times thicker than the average yoga mat." 

    Get it from Stakt for $86 (available in three colors). 

    14. A compact, foldable treadmill for a cardio session that doesn't involve you leaving the house. 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.

    pic of reviewer placing feet on black treadmill with the riser down
    pic of the same treadmill with the handlebar up next to couch in apartment

    Promising review: "I freaking love this treadmill. I keep it leaned against a wall when I’m not using it. I unfold it and set it up, turn on the TV on my days/nights off, and I walk for hours without realizing it. It’s the best purchase I’ve made in years! The royal blue is sleek-looking and it’s so easy to use. This makes a perfect way to get moving on rainy days or when squeezing the gym in between errands and tasks is not an option. I’ve already got my friends thinking about getting them for work. I use it basically every day." —Jessica Goeltz

    Get it from Amazon for $355.99+ (available in seven colors).

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

    person's arm with the bangle wrapped around the wrist
    closeup of the Velcro securing strap for the weighted bangle
    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 it from Amazon (available in two sizes and eight styles) or Bala (available in two sizes and nine colors) for $55+.

    16. A Fitbit Inspire 2 fitness tracker to monitor your heart rate, count steps, and observe calories burned while you exercise. You can even access your health data with Fitbit Premium (you'll get a one-year trial with your purchase), which can help you stick to fitness goals and see your progress in an easy-to-read format.

    Promising review: "Overall, if you want something to help motivate you to get moving and develop better sleep habits, I think this is a great purchase. My battery usually lasts at least a week and charges pretty quickly. I didn't want a smartwatch or to over pay for the simple features I was interested in so the Inspire 2 was perfect for me!" —Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $56.40+ (available in three colors). 

    17. A NordicTrack exercise bike because you can still have a great cycling session without having to deal with weather changes (especially if it's getting colder outdoors). Bring the studio to your home with this piece of equipment that has a touchscreen display, 22 resistance levels, and a 30-day iFit membership to stream live and on-demand workouts. An added bonus? Two three-pound weights in case you'd like to cross-train!

    reviewer photo of the screen showing an instructor on a guided bike ride
    the bike

    Promising review: "My wife and I have been in the market for a stationary bike for well over a year. After spending time reading many reviews between the Peloton and the NordicTrack, I finally pulled the trigger on the NordicTrack and couldn't be happier. The bike was easy to install, taking about 30 minutes total for me.

    Once installed, I was anxious to see how the training programs worked and how realistic it compared to being in front of a real trainer. I'm not in great shape so opted for a 'beginner' series. I've always loved Moab and there is a beginning series with a trainer named Nicole with various rides in the Moab area.

    Not only are the rides fantastic and a great workout, but Nicole is also a motivator who keeps you going even when you feel you're at your max. I would STRONGLY recommend the beginner Moab series for anybody first starting out on a stationary bike.

    Beyond that, the bike performs excellent, is easy to use, has great features including a 4 stage fan that really gives you a full immersion experience, and is very sturdy even with my 235-pound frame. Needless to say, we are thrilled with the purchase and look forward to plenty of use." —Buzz

    Get it from Amazon for $1,256.16+ (available in two display screen sizes and four models).

    18. Or! A rolling desk bike so you can squeeze in some cardio while you WFH. It has a stand for your laptop, making it easy to pedal and type emails at the same time. Save some space and buy this piece of equipment that doubles up as a place for you to type, write, and hop on calls.

    white stationary desk bike with laptop on top in front of plant stand
    reviewer sits on same rolling desk bike while working from home

    Check it out on TikTok here

    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: "As many other folks have experienced, my team transitioned from working in an office setting to working remotely from home. For the most part, work productivity has increased, which has been a real plus; however, as far as my physical well-being, I felt like I was in the worst shape of my life. I happened to come across an ad for this TikTok desk bike and decided to make the purchase. What a little treasure! I am currently typing this review while I’m pedaling and have burned 680 calories since my first Zoom meeting this morning and it’s only noon. Buy it, you won’t be disappointed!!!" —Annie

    Get it from Amazon for $499.99 (available in two colors). 

    19. A punching bag set because you need a healthy stress outlet and a quick 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, living room, or driveway.

    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's great! We have ages 6 to 56 in our home using it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $53.56.

    20. Push-up bars that'll feel way better than dumbbells or bare hands when you're doing sets of 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. 

    Reviewer holds a black and red push-up bar in their hand on the floor
    Reviewer shows same push-up bars in a diagonal on their carpet

    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.

    21. A durable slam ball so you can try some CrossFit *or* build body strength during your routine. What's great about this piece of equipment is that it comes in different weights, so you can work with 10 pounds or 40 pounds depending on your fitness level. Complete squats, push-ups, planks, and more moves, plus hit multiple muscle groups. 

    model completing squat and toss movements with 20-pound orange slam ball