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    29 Products Guaranteed To Help You Break A Sweat At Home

    You really can get a full workout in without leaving the house...who knew.

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    1. A squat machine to help you target the three main muscles in your butt. "Bootylicious" is about to become your theme song.

    The DB Method, thedbmethod / Via

    The DB Method is a woman-owned company and has become quite popular among celebs like Tracee Ellis Ross, the Kardashians, and Hailey Bieber (which is enough reason for me to give it a test run). It'll help you strengthen your center of gravity and, IMO, is quite budget-friendly in comparison to most other home workout equipment.

    Promising review: "I am so happy I made the decision to buy a DB Method. I've been using it for the past two weeks at least 10 minutes daily and I can see a difference in my abs, arms, legs and butt! A great full body workout! You will not be disappointed with this purchase! Go for it." —Cleo B.

    Get it from The DB Method for $229.

    2. A compact, foldable treadmill for anyone who actually enjoys running (I envy you) and would prefer not to freeze their butt off running outdoors in the winter.

    Genevieve Scarano/BuzzFeed, GenevieveScarano/BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed editor Genevieve Scarano is a huge fan of this gadget. She said:

    "I've been jogging almost daily on this treadmill, and it's been a big help when it's too cold outside and most gyms are closed due to COVID-19. You can walk or jog up to 5 mph, move the handrail up or down (and yes, this means you can walk on the treadmill even with the rail *all the way down on the floor* for workouts), *and* track your daily progress in the Treadly App. Walking and running on this treadmill feels the same as other treadmills I've tried in the past (minus the up to 5 mph feature). What I love about that speed limit though is that it helps me focus on my form when I'm jogging or walking. I'm being mindful of each step and not rushing, so I really enjoy using it for workouts."

    Get it from Treadly for $749.

    Check out our full review on the Treadly 2.

    3. An Echelon Smart Bike to make you feel like you're in the midst of an intense workout class without the added pressure of *actually* being around people.

    a model on an echelon spin bike

    I have an Echelon bike (and so do my in-laws!) and absolutely love it. The classes are super fun and engaging, the instructors are delightful and motivational, and the soundtracks for each class are fantastic. You can select your workout type (hills, speed, a mix of a variety of things) and the type of music you feel like sweating to (pop, '80s, '90s, rock, funk, hip hop, etc!). It's genuinely a nice community and a fun way to exercise!

    Promising review: "Due to the pandemic that limits outdoor activities. I decided to look for an indoor cardio workout machine and end up getting the Echelon bike. To my surprise assembly was a snap and performance was a five star. During operation the bike performs so quietly making it a perfect fit for our needs specially living in an apartment building. I definitely recommend this bike for cardio enthusiasts and for active individuals seeking for a gym-worthy bike offering a different degree of workout." —Cris

    Get it from Amazon for $499.99+ (available in five styles and three colors).

    4. A portable elliptical you can use in literally any room of your house — seriously you can sit on your toilet and exercise at the same time. A+ multitasking.


    Despite its size, this lil' elliptical gets the job done! You can use it standing or place it under your desk to assure you get your workout in even if you're hanging out at home.

    Promising review: "I love this elliptical! It isn't exactly 'portable,' but I was able to carry it to work on public transportation without killing myself. Setup took about 15 minutes and didn't require tools or more skill than Ikea furniture. It's completely silent and I have had people standing at my desk talking to me who had no idea I was even using it. I always tell them about it though and now several other people in my office have bought one. At first I was only doing 10–15 miles a day before getting tired, or I would find it distracting as my heart rate got up, but now I have the resistance at 75% and I can use it for 4–5 hours a day, logging up to 50 miles on average. I have found a sweet-spot where I can peddle non-stop and I always feel riiiiight on the verge of breaking a serious sweat, so I take a 30-second break every 10–15 minutes just to keep from ruining my make-up." —blac12

    Get it from Amazon for $99+ (available in three colors).

    5. Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch, which is so fun you'll forget you're actually exercising and want to play it. Imagine that?

    a screen grab from mario tennis

    Step on the court with Mario, Luigi, and the rest of the classic squad and get ready to break a sweat and have a great time! You can even purchase handheld tennis rackets to get the full experience.

    Promising review: "I'm not a fan of sports games, but Mario Tennis Aces surprised me. It plays just like standard tennis, but incorporates many different types of moves, an energy bar, trick shots, and special moves that all make it feel more like a fighting game. It's incredibly fun to play with friends and has a substantial story mode as well. Check this game out, it might surprise you with how fun it is." —chickfred

    Get it from Amazon for $49.49+ (available as a hard copy or digital code).

    6. A trendy at-home The Mirror workout that'll probably become your fave purchase of 2020 thanks to its ability to bring interactive classes into your house without also adding a clunky piece of equipment.

    a model using the mirror
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    I have read SO much about this incredible product and am personally dying to try one out. You can connect it your Apple Watch to monitor your heart rate in real time, workout to customized playlists, and get real-time feedback from certified trainers. I mean, my gosh, there are 20+ different genres of classes to choose from! I also love how chic and futuristic it looks! You can also add up to six profiles so you and all your roomies can join in on the fun.

    Promising review: "The Mirror is the best investment I’ve made in quite some time. It is extremely easy to use. The set up was a breeze. I’ve only had it a little over a week and I am using it daily even if running short on’s easy to even do a 15-minute class! I also love I can do multiple classes one for cardio and then add on a short stretch or toning class. Basically, I feel I control what I want to do each day fitting into my schedule rather than working around classes at the gym. And for a family this is far less expensive each month than a multi-person gym membership. I’m thrilled with The Mirror!!! Even had a friend join me for a class and she loved it too!!" —Ronda Stratis Elkins

    Get it from Mirror for $1,495.

    7. A balance board, so you can twist 'n' shout your way into a fitness routine you actually enjoy.

    a reviewer standing on a circular balance board

    In my opinion, the hardest part about exercising is finding a workout that you find fun and actually want to spend time doing. Enter: the balance board You can use it to balance during planks, as support for push-ups, or to strengthen your core. You're gonna love it!

    Promising review: "I've been using this daily for push-ups, and it seems sturdy so far. I like the extra effort I need to put in to counter the wobble when doing my push-ups. The handles feel strong in my hands. Very happy." —Aronjlove

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 2 styles and 12 colors)

    8. An at-home exercise station that'll officially cancel out any interest you had for getting a gym membership.


    Promising review: "I bought this machine and I like it! Well-made, inexpensive, easy to use and works great if you just wanna work up a good sweat. The biggest thing is if it breaks it can easily be fixed, with bolts, pulleys, or just welding it back together. I’m happy with it and I'm look forward to winter time since I’ll have something to do. Also it doesn't take up much room, but I’d put it in a room that's long, other than that it’s not in the way much" —Lukas Zelenak

    Get it from Amazon for $340.

    9. Apple AirPod Pro earbuds so you can get ~in the zone~ without tripping over any pesky wires.

    a reviewer's photo of the airpod pros in their charging case

    ...and might I recommend the too-cute AirPod Pro cases from Rifle Paper while you're at it? My fellow editor, Emma Lord may just convinced you to upgrade from your old AirPods:

    "I have a pair of these, and they're not playing around. Once they're securely in your ear, you can toggle the headphones between noise-cancelling and regular sound, depending on your situation. I've been working from home, and the noise-cancelling is so effective that I can work next to a window where my neighbor is doing heavy construction and I don't hear anything louder than a faint buzzing. It's quieter than if I'd just plugged my ears with my own fingers. I'm also a runner, and these don't budge when you're sweating, which is nice. It's also handy that these toggle out of noise-cancellation mode, because I feel better being able to hear traffic and other people around me when I'm out and about. The TL;DR: I love these so much I have zero interest in owning another pair of headphones for as long as I live."

    Get them from Amazon for $179.99 (originally $249).

    10. An indoor climber that'll take your fitness routine to *new heights* without having to leave the comfort of your home. Win!

    Promising review: "This is one of the hardest workout machines I've used. It looked so simple and it fits the space in my apartment perfectly. I thought I could spend 20 min a day on it no problem, however I'm working on going a minute straight. It kills my legs but in a good way!" —Andrea White

    Get it from Amazon for $179.99.

    11. A boxing game for the Nintendo Switch, so you can practice your left hook without anyone seeing you awkwardly punching at the air.


    I admittedly am someone who thrives while working out at the gym, but there are many exercises I've been dying to try and don't because I don't want to embarrass myself. Boxing is one of them. Luckily, I can start practicing my skills (and break a decent sweat!) at home while playing this super-fun game on the Nintendo Switch. I use this game as a way to mix up my exercises / when I don't feel like venturing out to the gym. I have to say, it's a SERIOUS workout. I'm usually sore for days after and have burnt up to 300 calories in 30 minutes! If you get tired of the provided songs, mute your TV and turn on your favorite workout playlist — a great hack, if you ask me! The newest version of this game will combine your stats with the original, so no worries if you've already been playing Fitness Boxing for years!

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available as a hard copy or digital code).

    12. A P.volve subscription, a must-have for anyone who knows their workouts need a bit more structure but also isn't interested in venturing to the gym when they need a stress-relieving sweat sesh.

    a computer and phone showing the p.volve app

    P.volve's membership includes over 200 workout videos (new ones added weekly), the ability to curate a plan based on your goals, a built-in progress profile, and a library of recipe videos. I've been told by multiple doctors and therapists that exercising is a great way to combat anxiety — and you just might find yourself getting a bit more fit in the process. If you're not 100% sure you can test out the subscription for 14 days for free!

    Get a P.Volve subscription for $19.99/month.

    13. A Core Max 2.0 that won't take up much room in your home but'll completely elevate your workout — you can use it to work your abs, arms, and legs!

    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 $69.99.

    14. An adjustable stepping machine, complete with resistance bands and a compact design you can use to get your cardio in even if you're working overtime from home.

    Reviewer steps on mini black stepping machine with white, gray, and pink sneakers
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    Promising review: "Ever since I have started working from home I have had a lot of trouble getting a good amount of steps in a day. COVID obviously made this even more challenging. This little device is super handy for adding steps in periodically (which it accurately counts!) or hopping on for a full-length workout. It is also lightweight and portable so I can just grab it to get steps in on the balcony for the view or plop it down in front of the TV if I want to get a workout in while watching something." —A. Kubicek

    Get it from Amazon for $43.16.

    15. An interactive core trainer you can use while playing its companion game on your phone — it'll help you strengthen your core, legs, arms, and back, and upgrade your balancing abilities without boring you to tears.


    Promising review: "First off, this product is amazing! As a certified personal trainer, I cannot express how boring long plank sessions can be (for myself and for those that I train) but this thing is awesome! It makes a 5–10 minute plank session go by faster than a one-minute plank feels! The app is awesome and easy to use. Yes, there is a $25 a year subscription to get all of the games. But $25 a year for such a fun workout is more than worth it for anyone who is serious about their physical health. The materials used are not cheap or flimsy, the games (even the free ones) offer a very fun and easy way to blast your core as well as other parts of your body! Could not ask for a better experience with this product!" —Zack

    Get it from Amazon for $149.

    16. A collapsible, pop-up defender for when you want to play basketball at home but don't own one of those multi-million dollar homes you used to see on MTV's Cribs that had a full fledged court in the basement. You can set it up under your driveway hoop and re-create a game-like environment even Michael Jordan would approve of.

    Black pop-up defender in the middle of a basketball court

    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: "These pop-up defenders are great for any age group or skill set. When it’s up, your basketball equipment can be stored inside and the base is weighted. When collapsed, it’s so easily transported. The height of the pop-up defenders allows for both offensive and defensive direction when training versus standard cones. Great product!" —Powerhandz Customer

    Get it from Powerhandz for $38.99.

    17. An easy-to-use ab roller that'll work on any surface, so you'll have ZERO excuses not to give it a try.

    a reviewer holding the ab wheel

    Essentially a tire with handles, this item is going to roll right into your workout routine. It's great for strengthening your abs, shoulder, arms, and back — which is pretty unbelievable based on how compact it is. Sign me UP.

    Promising review: "I started slow, not wanting to overdo, and I can quickly feel those abs being targeted. You feel the burn almost immediately, even with minimal extension. I would caution anyone who doesn't have an extensive workout routine to ease your way into this. If you try to do too much in the beginning, you'll overtax your muscles and, maybe, not want to continue. The wheel is fairly stable with its wide tread and, because it has a rubber coating, it doesn't slip. The grips are comfortable and seem to be sufficiently padded. Assembly is minimal and extremely simple. I haven't used the knee pad yet, but I think it will come in handy on hard surfaces. This one's a keeper. Washboard stomach, here I come!" —warbler

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    18. A subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, because what's a workout without a sick playlist to pump you up?

    an ad for amazon music unlimited

    Honestly, you could probably just dance around your room to Taylor Swift or Cardi B for an hour and get in just as much cardio as if you went for a run. Think about it. With this subscription you will have access to any song at any time, and if you have an Amazon Echo you can ask Alexa to play your workout playlist for you!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 a month.

    19. A Series 6 Apple Watch that'll motivate you to exercise and burn a particular amount of calories each day (if that's aligned with your goals), but make it ~fashun~.

    a reviewer's apple watch with their activity log on the screen

    I am actually OBSESSED with my Apple Watch. It is the number one thing that has changed the way I exercise. I got mine three years ago and have worn it every single day since – not kidding. It has so many great features on it that support working out at home, not to mention you can add Mickey or Minnie Mouse to the watch face. ;)

    Promising review: "I had my original Apple Watch Series 1 since it originally came out and the watch is still in perfect and working condition. I would have kept it but I was so excited about the the new features the Series 6 has so I decided to purchase. I am extremely pleased with my new purchase. Everything Apple said it does it does extremely well. Love the EKG, the sleep tracking, the oxygen level and for me for the gym the tracking of my workouts. I would definitely recommend. It is a quality product and if you can take care of it I know from my Series 1 watch that it will last and is a great investment." —Angel Gonzalez Jr.

    Get it from Amazon for $318.88+ (available in two sizes and seven colors).

    20. And Apple Fitness+, which will pair with your watch and provide you with classes like pilates, strength, yoga, HIIT, and walking. There are new workouts uploaded every week so you'll never get bored!

    a screen grab of an apple HIIT class

    You can share your subscription with up to five family members!

    Get it from Apple for $9.99/month.

    21. Or a Fitbit Inspire 2 fitness tracker you can count on to help you monitor your heart rate, count steps, and keep a record of how many calories you've burned while you exercise. And if you're really invested, you can sign up for Fitbit Premium (you'll get a one-year trial with your purchase) to view all of your health data over time in one place.

    reviewer wears pink Fitbit with daily steps, calories, and heart rate stats on display

    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 $96.99+ (available in three colors). 

    22. A training stand you can use to transform your regular bike into a stationary one now that you're likely not heading into the gym for spin class.

    a bike fitted into the stationery stand

    Promising review: "I recently got a new road bike for the occasional weekend ride. As fun as that is, I wanted a way to use the bike indoors to maintain some level of cardio fitness for when work/weather/etc. gets in the way. This trainer meets those needs and is very affordable. Setup was a snap (there is a YouTube video instructional that I followed for setup, way better than the included instructions). The levels of resistance offer a wide range, so it's great for long-distance or high intensity. It's a very cheap and practical way to get some indoor cardio as well as extend the usage of an existing bicycle. While I would probably consider a nicer fluid trainer if I was a 'professional biker,' most people aren't that, and just want a way to get a good workout without spending a fortune. For those people, this trainer is perfect." —Adam Goldstein

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    23. An Obé Fitness membership to provide you with a plethora of at-home workouts to ensure you have more than enough ways to break a sweat while having some fun — from barre, cardio boxing, HIIT, sculpt, yoga, and many more you'll never be bored!

    Screenshot of Obé Fitness' on-demand library with different on-demand express classes
    Obé Fitness

    Obé Fitness can be accessed on a computer, smartphone, or TV. Just use an HDMI cable to connect to your TV or launch Obé from the app using Airplay, Apple TV, or Chromecast.

    BuzzFeed editor Abby Kass has been using Obé Fitness for as long as I've known her. It's go-to workout! She 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."

    Get it from Obé Fitness for $27+ (monthly, quarterly, and annual memberships available).

    Check out our full review of Obé Fitness.

    24. The Ring Fit Adventure game that'll combine the fun of exploring a fantasy world and battling enemies with an action-packed workout.


    I've also been using this game as a way to get in a workout at home. This may seem like a childish adventure from Nintendo, but JEEZ within moments I'm sweating my butt off. To play, you'll place a JoyCon into both the ring con and a leg strap so your movements are monitored. To move through each level you have to physically run in place and each time you "battle" an enemy you have to do 15 reps of an exercise of your choosing. For example, each time I complete a squat the enemy receives a "kick." It's so fun I don't realize I'm working out until the game reminds me to take a break and have some water. It even monitors your heart rate for you. It's more intense than you'd expect!

    Get it from Amazon for $69.88.

    25. A standard treadmill with all of the bells and whistles you'd find on the one at your local gym except you won't have to think about whose sweaty body was leaking all over it while you're in the midst of your run.

    a reviewer's treadmill in their home

    Promising review: "Gym sized treadmill — super high quality. Fan. Simple display. Incline of up to 10%. Love that it connects to bluetooth so I can watch my shows while working out. Has two large cup holders and a spot for a tablet. It's also the quietest treadmill I've ever encountered, which is great when I'm up before my husband in the mornings! If you're thinking about buying this, you won't be disappointed!" —highlykaffrinated

    Get it from Amazon for $998.73.

    26. A splurge-worthy rowing machine for anyone who ended their gym membership but still wants to work out like Kate Middleton in her college days.

    a model on the rowing machine
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    The rowing machine is one of the things I miss the most from the gym — the Hydrow Rowing Machine seems like the perfect way to fill the void. This machine has a full screen attached to it that'll provide an immersive experience to make anyone feel like they're *really* chopping water while breaking a swear. It can be used with or without a subscription, making it a great gift option.

    Promising review: "I own a Peloton bike and I use it regularly. The biggest issue with the bike is that it's almost all quad. Your upper leg is working like crazy and the cardio is really intense. The problem with the bike is that it doesn't do the rest of your body. I bought the Hydrow to try to get a full body workout and it's really great. You're effectively doing a squat, crunch and push up each time you row. When it's over you really feel as though you've worked out your entire body. The classes are great too. You see the instructor on the screen and you're mirroring them, so when they go fast so do you. I took a class yesterday and they were in Miami and there were dolphins in the open water. It was pretty neat. Anyway, it's nice to go stroke for stroke with them and it makes it a lot more enjoyable than a traditional rower. I love it and my family has been using it more than the Peloton." —David

    Get it from Best Buy for $2,245.99 or Hydrow for $2,145.

    27. Or a portable rowing machine so you can easily work out your arms and back without needing an entire other room to do so. No basement? No problem. You can use this lil' guy anywhere!,

    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 $99.96.

    28. A folding exercise bike that'll ensure you can spin to your heart's content without giving up too much precious space in your apartment. It also has an easy-to-read LCD screen on it and a comfy seat (which is half the battle when getting a bike, IMO).

    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 $116.60.

    29. And a Theragun mini, ideal if your workouts wear your body out and you'd likely benefit from an at-home solution to help soothe your tired muscles after you've finished breaking a sweat.

    a model holding the handheld theragun tool
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    I have one of these bad boys and it has honestly been a game changer. When I posted on my Instagram that I had received one, the responses I got were WILD. People are PASSIONATE about this gadget and now I understand why. I've used it on the arches of my feet and have way less pain than ever before. The nozzle at the end contracts at a high speed (think, a tiny punching machine) that surprisingly doesn't hurt but leaves your body buzzing in a good way. At thise point I've gotten one for my sister, my parents, and my in-laws who are all in love with this gadget.

    Don't be intimidated by its appearance. It's simple to use and extremely effective. It feels similar to managing a hand mixer — weird, but true. In my opinion, it's worth the money and it actually does work.

    Promising review: "I received a Mini as a gift from my daughter last Christmas and LOVE it. It helps my sore muscle, aches and pain a great deal. It’s small, light weight and not noisy, I take it every where I go. Bought one recently as a gift to my brother for his birthday so we can spread the love and help his aching body." —Po W.

    Get it from Therabody for $199 (available in four colors).

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