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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
8. An at-home exercise station that'll officially cancel out any interest you had for getting a gym membership.
10. An indoor climber that'll take your fitness routine to *new heights* without having to leave the comfort of your home. Win!
11. A boxing game for the Nintendo Switch, so you can practice your left hook without anyone seeing you awkwardly punching at the air.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
18. A subscription to Amazon Music Unlimited, because what's a workout without a sick playlist to pump you up?
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~.
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!
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.
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.
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!
24. The Ring Fit Adventure game that'll combine the fun of exploring a fantasy world and battling enemies with an action-packed workout.
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.
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.
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