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    Updated on Jul 31, 2020. Posted on Jul 11, 2020

    24 Products That'll Help You Work Out Better At Home

    Lift weights, do bodyweight moves, and work your core *without* leaving the house.

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    1. A set of resistance bands, so you challenge your upper and lower body basically anywhere indoors. 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 $13.99+ (available in two colors).

    2. A soft kettlebell with a handle to help build your upper body muscles even if you don't have a lot of weights at home.

    Reviewer uses a black kettlebell while working out indoors

    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 $30.47+ (available in seven sizes).

    3. An ab roller wheel, so you can work on your core muscles in the living room without slamming into the couch, coffee table, 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 work out 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 $30.99+.

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

    Model uses balance ball trainer to do core exercises

    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 $77.99 (available in two colors).

    5. 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 $21.95+ (available in three sizes and three colors).

    6. A weighted sports hoop, because you can strengthen your hips, abs, and legs and bring the dance studio straight to your garage. All you need is some music and you'll be moving in a heartbeat.

    Reviewer works out with a rainbow weighted sports hoop in their garage
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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 $37.50.

    7. A pair of core sliders, so you can give your abs some love with push-ups, planks, and other core-friendly moves that will not require 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 $8.66 (available in five colors).

    8. A pair of Powerbeats headphones that'll actually stay in your ears and tune out annoying noise at home. Yes to crushing your workout and *not* hearing the TV or barking fur babies.

    BuzzFeed Editor Emma McAnaw holds a pair of white Powerbeats headphones in their hand
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    Promising review: "These Beats headphones have been a real game-changer for me. The sound quality is so much better than my cheap headphones, which has actually really improved my experience at the gym. I find it easier to stay motivated now that my music is *crystal clear* (and I can't hear myself wheezing on the treadmill)." —Emma McAnaw, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get them from Amazon for $249.95.

    And check out 34 Things That Might Make You (*Gulp*) Excited For Your Next At-Home Workout for more fitness equipment inspo.

    9. A medium-support sports bra so amazing for cardio and strength training, you won't have to think about bouncing or tightness. A supportive shape and sweat-wicking fabric will keep your chest comfy and dry while you do bodyweight moves or hit up the treadmill.

    Model wears pink Nike Swoosh Women's Medium Support Sports Bra

    Promising review: "Awesome sports bras. For once I found a sports bra that is supportive while not totally smashing the girls. I will absolutely be buying a few more of these!" —Nike Customer

    Get it from Nike for $30 (available in sizes XS—3X and five colors).

    10. A yoga strap to help you get a lil' more flexible while you take virtual Pilates and yoga classes at home. This little tool, which rolls up for easy storage, will get you excited about new poses sans tightness.

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    Promising review: "Nicely woven yoga strap. It's relatively soft, but durable and strong. The rings are a good thickness, and it works well for me. I've only been using it for a month for at home beginner's yoga, but its perfect for getting into and/or holding poses I wouldn't be able to otherwise." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.45+ (available in three sizes and 13 colors).

    11. A compact foam roller, because you can provide sweet, sweet relief to sore muscles after working out in your bedroom, living room, or den. Grab a mat and ~roll it out~ whenever your quads or hamstrings are way too tight.

    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 $15.49 (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    12. A dumbbell rack to safely store weights in a corner or closet. With 10 slots and a tiered design, you won't have to worry about tripping over one of your dumbbells again in between sets.

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    Promising review: "This is a great holder for my weights. I have five sets of barbells. They were all over in the floor in the way. Now they are neatly in the corner. This stand is heavy duty and sturdy! I put it together myself!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.15+ (available in 10 colors).

    13. 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.

    14. A pair of high-waist bike shorts that'll pass the squat test and let you move freely while you work up a sweat in your bedroom or living room. They hit your waist at the right spot and do not feel too constricting for high and low-impact activities.

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    Promising review: "These are the best workout shorts I have worn in the last 20 years of running. I have a smaller waist and more muscular butt and thighs from years of playing sports and working out. Most compression or spandex shorts will roll down at the waist in the front or slip down in the back. These, however, stay in place and I don't have to worry about adjusting them during a run or weight training session, not even during squats!" —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 37 colors and sizes XS—5XL).

    15. 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, patio, or hardwood floor.

    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 $18.99.

    16. A pair of ventilated workout gloves so comfortable and easy to wear, you'll not have to think about calluses or blisters during strength training. Slip these babies on whenever you're working out with dumbbells at home.

    Reviewer wears a black ventilated glove around their hands and wrist
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    Promising review: "I am obsessed with these gloves and beyond happy that I purchased these. My lifts have been heavier thanks to the wrist support straps and the security of the palm grips. These are also incredibly comfortable throughout my entire workouts and thanks to the neoprene material, they're moisture absorbing." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $11.97 (available in five sizes).

    17. 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 $15.95 (available in seven colors).

    18. 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 spin class, but you can have your own sweat session indoors.

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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 $289.99.

    19. 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. 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.

    20. 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.

    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 $8.98+ (available in five colors).

    21. A nonslip yoga mat, because you don't want to be sliding around while flowing from pose to pose indoors. It has cushioning (6mm thickness) and also absorbs sweat well.

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    Promising review: "This yoga mat is long and its thickness is good. I have used a few times now and I like it. It doesn't get slick when I sweat on it. It stays in place too. I have long legs so the length is awesome because all of my body fits on it when laying down." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in five colors).

    22. A medicine ball to take your at-home core workouts to the next level and make them less boring: Do Russian twists and sit-ups with this weighted piece of equipment, which will help you strengthen ab muscles.

    Model uses blue 10-pound exercise ball to do core moves at home

    Promising review: "I bought this ball to help keep my body toned. So far, it's helping me do a variety of exercises from home that I used to do in my gym. Russian twists with the ball seem especially effective on my ab muscles, and doing lifts and curls are helping my arms stay fit as well. I highly recommend for anyone who is looking for a way to kick their workouts into high gear while at home!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $31.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A pair of beautiful leggings so perfect for barre, HIIT, and every workout in between: With moisture-wicking fabric and a comfortable waistband, you'll be crushing your next workout without discomfort and sweat.

    Model wears CultureFit Clothing's Blue Ankara leggings with a light blue and purple pattern
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    Get them from CultureFit Clothing for $54.99 (available in sizes S—L).

    24. A wobble balance board you'll want to use while sitting on the couch or working at a standing desk, because it'll help you stabilize your abs without having to use a mat or other equipment.

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    Promising review: "I bought this so I could get micro movements while working at my standup desk. I bought the Yes4All Wobble Balance Board. I don't have much trouble getting balanced on it, but it is easy to keep it moving. And although I can create lots of movement, I am able to maintain balance in my upper body, so tasks like typing are still easily accomplished." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in six colors).

    You, during your next indoor cardio workout:


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