31 Things From Walmart That’ll Help You Create Your Own Home Gym
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BlenderBottle shaker for all of your pre- and post-workout recovery drinks.
Promising review: "Great size and shape for pre/post workout. Make sure bottle clicks before shaking. Does not leak but make sure you close it fully. Shipping was pretty fast and easy checkout." — Naty
Price: $8.13 (available in 12 colors)
resistance band set so you can work out in any room of the house. It comes with bands of different strengths, a door anchor, an ankle strap, and a bag to use it on the go.
Promising review: "My son purchased the product and is very happy with it. Plus he got a free band in the mail with Black Mountain paying the delivery cost. He's very excited and uses the product every day." — IBKing01
exercise kit that'll supply you with everything your home gym needs: a yoga stability ball, an exercise mat, and resistance bands for all sorts of exercises.
Promising review: " I'm a beginner and found this set very useful. It's harder than it looks. The exercises shown are easy to follow. I like how they show which areas of the body they benefit." — JustWantToWalk
soft weighted ball to add a level of difficulty to any exercise, from squats and pushups to sit-ups, without the stress of holding a heavy weight plate.
Promising review: "This ball is middle to smaller than a basketball but just right, and it's cheaper then any other 10-pound ball at any place you go to. It's sturdy and built to last (I think it's sand that's in it). It's perfect for lunges or squats. Very happy with the deal I found." — Wolf
Price: $6.99+ (available in three weights)
Gaiam foot massager so you can roll out your tired, achey feet. The little ridges will really get in there and loosen tight muscles.
Promising review: "My god what a difference it makes for plantar fasciitis! Anyone who deals with this annoying and painful issue needs to give this a try!" — LJGoose
jump rope for a quick cardio workout. They're fast-turning so you'll always be able to hit whatever pace you need and can incorporate a variety of movements into your exercise regimen.
Promising review: "My speed rope is exactly what was on its description. It's great. Adjustable to height. Easy to use. Delivery was prompt and on time. Love it." — Zaira V.
Price: $6.04+ (available in eight colors)
folding treadmill if you're short on space but like to run. Since it folds, it stores really easily, too. It also has a tablet holder in case you want to binge Netflix while you go.
Promising review: "I've had quite a few treadmills for home use, all sizes and prices, and this is by far the best I have used at home. It is light enough to be moved easily around the house but still very sturdy when you're running on it. It is not bulky so you can put it anywhere in your apartment without it taking too much space. The price is great! I am really glad I got this." — Sky
incline treadmill that'll help you target a wider range of muscles.
Promising review: "Love this treadmill! The size is perfect for my small bedroom. It was super easy to put together. Instructions are clear, and simple tools are included. Two levels of incline and the tracking device works beautifully. And, it folds up for easy moving/storage! I certainly do recommend this treadmill. Excellent value for the low cost!" — Dell
puzzle exercise matting so you won't damage your floor. It also makes a comfier spot for body weight workouts, like planks and push-ups.
Promising review: "I purchased two packs of the 3/4-inch mats in gray and black. Products arrived on time as promised. These are dense and add great protection for floors and walls. I used a portion of this order as bumpers on the lower half of an outside facing wall. To my surprise they also provide a slight barrier from the outside temperature. I will purchase more in the future for another room after I see how these stand up to daily use on the floor over a longer period." — Dee
Price: $10.80+ (available in seven styles and three colors)
pair of rotating push-up handles to engage your back, shoulders, chest, and core from the comfort of your own home floor.
Promising review: "Works as described. I am heavy and these hold my weight great for push-ups. I can feel the extra stretch at the bottom." — ernieluna1007
doorway pull-up bar for an intense round of pull-ups without the bulk of a gym machine. All you have to do is hang it on your doorframe, and you're good to go.
Promising review: "My husband and I started a P90X workout program, which requires a pull-up bar. This one works very well in our living room door frame. The many handle options work perfectly, but I do with the foam was on the entire bar since my hands need to be a bit closer together. My husband is a bit bigger and this holds his weight just fine." — ErzaHeartFilia
multi-function dip station because a strong upper body makes it easier to push heavy objects. This one even comes with non-slip foot pads and you can adjust the height to your liking.
Promising review: " Solid, easy assembly (comes with tools), and fantastic for the value. Aside from not coming in black, I absolutely love this product. Highly recommend if you like dips and are looking for gains." — Matthew
Price: $49.99 (available in three colors)
thigh toner that'll target that difficult the often-neglected inner-thigh area. All you have to do is place it between your thighs and squeeze.
Promising review: "Great product. Can work a variety of muscle groups. Chest, arms, legs, etc." — Anon
folding treadmill with comfort cell cushioning so high-impact runs are less tough on your joints.
Promising review: "This my second Weslo Cadence treadmill. I had one just a little smaller that lasted for years. This one fits in a small area. Not loud and clunky. I love the dashboard and it even has room for my iPad. I haven't tried all the features yet, but right now I'm loving it. It fits quite nicely on the side of my bed." — Yollie
aerobic platform if you truly want your home gym to feel like you're at an actual gym, It'll stay put thanks to the non-slip risers and has a cushioned top that's easy on your hands, feet, and joints.
Promising review: "This step is the same size and quality I used when working out at the gym. Don't settle for any of the others. Get the best. The important factor is the length. You need enough length on the board to do most of the step moves and not be falling off and perhaps twisting an ankle, or worse." — Miamagoo
Price: $74.99+ (available in three colors)
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Gold's Gym stretch loop bands because they can easily add an element of difficulty if your regular workout feels too easy or stale. They can also be great for physical rehabilitation and physical therapy.
Promising review: "Just received the package and started using the band in light level for a few days. The product is well packaged and the quality of the stretch bands are good as mentioned by other reviews. Also a great price. I like the length — six feet — it's very easy to use. Very glad I ordered this product. I have already recommended to friends." — Nadinepuopuo
Price: $7.87 for a pack of three bands
pair of barbells for at-home workouts. These can work for your basic bicep curls, or you can add them to squats, lunges, and push-ups, too.
Promising review: "I looked all over for affordable dumbbell sets. This is by far the best deal I found. They are everything you'd expect and look just like the pictures. Only suggestion for improvement would be white paint to outline the labeled weight to more quickly. Very satisfied overall." — StephanieL
Price: $9.99+ (available in 13 weights)
reversible yoga mat to keep you comfy during your at-home yoga flows. Alternatively, use it for a pre-cardio stretching space.
Promising review: "Great yoga mat. Sent it as a gift. She loves the colors and feel of the mat." — imapickymommy
Price: $16.76 (available in two colors)
Gaiam pressure point massager that'll help ease any tight, tense, or achey muscles post workout. And who doesn't love a self-massage?
Promising review: "At first I thought the spikes would be painful but I find this much less painful than other tools my physical therapist has used. This product for me bar none has effectively broken up fascia adhesions. My physical therapist is buying one for himself." — AHE Health
arched back stretcher so you can work to alleviate lower back tension and pain. You can also just put it in your desk chair for lumbar support.
Promising review: "It helps considerably w/ relieving the pain & discomfort due to bulging discs in my back & neck at least in the short term. Hoping long-term usage will alleviate my discomfort more." — James S.
Price: $17.92+ (available in five colors)
inversion table with a head pillow for relieving any back pain. It helps stretch the muscles and soft tissue in your back, and gravity's slight pull while your inverted reduces pressure on your spine.
Promising review: "Love this! Using it the first time already brought relief to my lower back. Sitting all day at work puts so much pressure on my lower back. After few minutes in the evening makes a world of difference. The lumbar support is a nice feature." — sweetandsalty0920
Price: $119 (available in three colors)
pair of gravity boots to upgrade your inversion table. These help with a wide variety of back issues and muscular pains, from back pain to muscle tension to herniated discs.
Promising review: "The ankle claps that came with my table were really hurting my feet. So I got the gravity boots and they don't hurt and allow me to hang a lot longer." — smead
thumb stabilizer if you're battling tissue injuries or strains. You can use it to recover from a rough workout, but it also works on arthritic thumbs.
Promising review: "After searching many stores, I found Walmart to have the best price. The stabilizer is very comfortable and easy to adjust for either right or left hand. I found it very easy to wear and still type. I would recommend people buy one and let them know Walmart had the best price on it." — ShanynS
ridged foam roller that'll mimics the feel of a massage therapist's hands on your tired, achey muscles. These even facilitate fascia release, which keeps your body nimble and loose.
Promising review: "Never quite got into foam rolling. I knew it was good but it just always seems uncomfortable and painful when I would try it out on those solid hard foam rollers they have that gym. BUT this foam roller is nothing like that! It feels so great and my muscles feel so much better after! I can't go a day without rolling!" — Kay S
Price: $44.99 (available in three colors)
ab wheel for at-home, core-engaging exercises if you want to work your midsection but are tired of doing endless crunches.
Promising review: "This ab wheel was just what I was looking for. I prefer the grips on the handle like this one has. It is easy to use and works the core muscles and abs, which is what I like." — skhappy
anti-burst stability ball to strengthen multiple areas of your body. The best part is, you can incorporate this into pilates and yoga as well.
Promising review: "Excellent quality and it is not that small. Although I don't do many exercises, I do different tricks while sitting on it and I feel how all muscles are working. My son does jumps all the time just for fun. Very good value." — Alba
Price: $8.99 (available in two sizes)
barbell doorway sit-up bar so you can stabilize your legs while you work on your sit-ups. All you have to do is screw it under the door, and remove it when you're done.
Promising review: "I like the fact that it fits on most doors and I can stop and do sit-ups almost anywhere. I take it with me to my part-time job and on extended vacations. Nice and simple equipment that holds you down while performing crunches or other abdominal exercises." — Dallas73
abdominal waist fitness machine because a strong core will help you feel balances and stable. Plus it also exercises your shoulders, back, arms, and legs.
Promising review: "This machine is better than I expected it to be. It leaves my abs feeling very sore, which is a good feeling as you know you've gotten a very rigorous workout. For the price, this machine is really worth it. In my opinion it is an essential part of a solid home gym." — DavidBrown
ankle brace with straps to help soothe any inflamed or sore, achey ankles. It also simulates athletic tape.
Promising review: "For any athlete playing sports where there is a possibility of turning or injuring your ankle, I highly recommend McDavid ankle braces to protect your ankles from injury. I play basketball two to three times a week. These ankle braces have saved me from countless injuries. The brace has been redesigned to give further support than the older model which I used for years." — HappyHoopster
Price: $16+ (available in sizes XS–XL and two colors)
ab exerciser that'll make your crunches work a little harder. It even has a headrest so you won't hurt your neck.
Promising review: " I put this CAP AbRoller together without a problem, me being a 106-pound middle-aged woman who uses a wheelchair. So if I can assemble this product... My suggestion for those who are having a problem with the ab roller sliding across the floor when in use, take your time, use slower steady movements." — Hannush
Ab Trax Core Trainer for stimulating every section of your abs without the neck strain of a traditional crunch or sit-up.
Promising review: "This machine is amazing. I like that it is low impact on my knee that I have had nine surgeries on. It has three settings based on your difficulty level, which helps for beginners like myself. I did three sets 10 and I am feeling it hardcore today. It won't take long before my abs start to peek out." — Alexis
Price: $97 Need A Shopping Buddy?
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