31 Things From Walmart That’ll Help You Stay Active
Some handy accessories to get your heart rate up any time, any place.
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high-density foam roller to relieve muscle tension and soreness with a variety of core-engaging moves. You have to be able to balance on it, after all.
Promising review: "I recently had a really bad hamstring in my leg, and my trainer at the gym that I go to had me roll out my leg on a foam roller. Within days I was feeling so much better from the hamstring. The pain in my leg was so bad that I could hardly walk & I thought that I needed to see a specialist. But after using the foam roller on my leg I realized that this was the best product on the market for stretching & getting out the knots. The price for this item was reasonable & it was delivered right away." — ABG8
Price: $10.03+ (available in three sizes)
Gold's Gym exercise ball that'll provide a great deal of uses, whether you're looking to stretch out across it, or tone up by balancing on it.
Promising review: "I am 30 weeks pregnant and use it everyday to do some basic pregnancy exercises. It's pretty sturdy. The pump it came with works well too. No issues so far, and would definitely recommend it. I work while sitting on it too and will take it to the hospital during birth, too." — maggigr8
Price: $5.99+ (available in two sizes)
foam plyo box for jump training and exercising. It doesn't take up too much space and is super versatile. You can do anything from quad workouts to tricep dips on one of 'em.
Promising review: "The exercises that my sons use the box for are already paying off. He's quicker off the ball and more explosive on the field. With his ability to understand the game and fundamentals, he's unstoppable on the football field." — LinesREADlines
rowing machine so you can work out everything from your shoulders to your back and arms. Those areas can be tough to train with just body weight exercises, so you'll definitely find good use for it.
Promising review: " Quiet, easy assembly, and smooth glide. Has enough tension adjustments that our entire family can get a work out. Great piece of gym equipment for the price. We love it!" — Familyfunfor4
Champion jump rope if you want a super effective way to get your blood pumping. Since you barely have to move from your spot, it's also ideal for at-home cardio.
Promising review: "Purchased this jump rope for my family reunion so that the kids would have something to do at the family picnic. This rope was excellent. The kids were able to jump rope with it and it reminded me of the ropes we used back when I was in school." — TCMom333
magnetic exercise bike to experience the same exhilaration of an outdoor sport with the convenience of in-home workout. It also has hand pulse pads to see how hard your heart's pumping.
Promising review: "This is a great machine. I am 75 and I had no trouble putting it together; it took me about one and a half hours. I work out on it five days a week, I am diabetic and need to exercise five days a week and this helps me a lot." — Snickleberry
yoga mat that'll remind you to head to that early A.M. class or get your stretches in at home.
Promising review: "It is everything I want in a yoga mat. It gives good support and has a nice softness to it. I like the handy strap makes it easier to carry and store. Easy to clean as well." — hedonism
Price: $15.99+ (available in seven colors)
treadmill for when you wanna run without leaving your house. It's ideal for winter months when it's too cold for an outdoor jog *and* summer months when heatstroke is an issue.
Promising review: "Takes some assembly but with husband's help (its easier with two people), we had it done in 30 minutes. It comes with all tools needed. It is quiet and easy to walk and watch TV. It has plenty of preset programs or you can just walk at whatever speed you want. The incline is not very steep and its manual adjustment but still not really a problem — very happy after first couple weeks of use." — Lindy
Price: $339.99 (originally $429.99)
treadmill — this one with an incline option — so you can engage a whole different set of muscles.
Promising review: "I bought this folding treadmill a month ago. I needed help getting it in the house, but after that I managed to set it up myself, although it is heavy so get another person if you can. I am 70, so I appreciate the wide track and long handles. It is quiet, has worked perfectly so far, and takes up less space than a regular machine. I did put it on a mat. I'm only up to 1.8 miles per hour so four miles per hour should be plenty fast enough if I ever get that far along!" — Kealihi128
yoga block because not only will it come in handy when you're working on extra pretzel-y positions, but it also supports your joints and helps keep your body aligned.
Promising review: "I got it to help me and my daughters with beginning yoga stretches. So far so good." — Crystine33
Price: $7.99 (available in nine colors)
seven-piece yoga set to ensure you have everything you need to get into flow, whether that's a towel after a sweaty session or some extra blocks and body straps to nail that one tricky pose.
Promising review: "This mat is the softest one ever and still provides good support." — casefamily
Price: $32.99+ (available in seven colors)
pair of yoga socks for gripping the mat extra tight. If you've ever almost slipped during a downward dog, these are for you.
Promising review: "I love these socks! I had trouble slipping on my mat while doing my yoga routine and these socks give me a grip that I couldn't get with other products I had tried. I will recommend this product to everyone I know that practices yoga! Thanks a million!" — CherrieD
Price: $6.99+ (available in three colors)
cast iron kettlebell that'll allow for a variety of weight exercises; you can use it as a dumbbell or to do kettle swings.
Promising review: "I've equipped my training studio with these kettlebells ranging from 10 pounds to 80 pounds. They're exactly what I was looking for: cast iron so no chance of tearing as happens with vinyl covered. I love the basic gray color — no scuffs or scratches. Love this product! Working in the fitness industry for nine years, these are the best, no frills kettlebells. Why would you want frills?" — OffthewallLLC
Price: $9.99+ (available in 12 weights)
puzzle exercise mat because they'll turn your tile floors into a safe, supportive surface for your squats 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: $13.60+ (available in seven sizes and three colors)
weighted vest so you can add that extra element of difficulty to your normal body workouts. You can even adjust how many extra pounds you want for your pushups and the like, and it evenly distributes the weight.
Promising review: "I barely was able to wear it because my son who plays college football claimed it as his. He said it's prefect for his morning drills. Not too heavy, but still effective. The design is awesome! I love the ease of wearing it." — TWalk
Price: $32.55 (available in two colors)
speed agility ladder to give you all sorts of options for agility exercises. Run from side-to-side or straight ahead as fast as you can.
Promising review: "Absolutely love it. I have been looking for one that is a combination of a quality product at an affordable price and this is definitely it. Could not be more please with it." — Richard C.
Price: $10.99+ (available in two sizes)
workout bench that'll help you practice a variety of resistance and body weight exercises (or just provide you a comfy seat to rest on between reps).
Promising review: "I have brought previous Gold's Gym Benches before but this has to be the best one I've purchased. It's extremely sturdy and has a lot of strength for the curl bar. It takes almost an hour to put together but so do a lot of weight benches. Very good product for $100." — NBartow
Price: $97 (originally $119)
doorway pull-up bar for exercising your back and shoulders without any of the bulky gym equipment you'd otherwise need. Just install on top of 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 it with the foam 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
pair of rotating pushup handles if it's time to diversify your push-up routine. Allowing your wrists to twist mid-exercise activates another range of muscles.
Promising review: "I have a hand problem where I can't straighten my fingers. These allow me to get back to my push-ups." — jpowers99
pair of weight gloves so you can enhance your grip on any dumbbells or barbells without getting nasty callouses.
Promising review: "Gloves fit perfectly and I'm glad I bought them. They were just as I had expected. Love them!" — Unhappy
Price: $4.99 (available in three sizes)
self-guided exercise fitness kit — which includes a yoga stability ball and resistance bands for fine-tuning specific muscle groups — to hit a variety of different types of workouts.
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
Price: $29.98 (originally $67.99)
aerobic step platform with instructional videos that'll spice up your boring old at-home workouts.
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 of 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)
doorway sit-up bar to give you extra stability while performing sit-ups at home. Just screw it under any door and you'll get a wall's worth of support.
Promising review: "Exactly what I needed." — ibsure
slam medicine ball for getting all the benefits of a barbell — plus a bunch more. You can't throw a barbell during a workout, can you?
Promising review: "I have never owned any medicine weight balls but I have used the ones at a gym. These ProSource Classic Slam Medicine Smooth Grip Dead Weight Balls are the ideal weight ball for slamming, throwing, gripping, and everything it can withstand to add to a workout! Whether you're tossing it to a friend, slamming it on the ground, throwing it on a wall, or holding it as you do side-to-side rows, it will stand up to your tests of durability! It has really good grip that doesn't slip even through the sweatiest of hands. It is filled with sand therefore it does not bounce back or roll away when thrown down so you don't have to go chasing the ball down or get knocked in the face!" — Semperfimommy2014
Price: $26.82+ (available in two textures and six weights)
ab mat because it supports your abs while you do sit-ups and crunches. By keeping your back arched, it allows for a full range of motion done by your abs.
Promising review: "AbMat works great and is comfortable while doing sit-ups." — Robb
Price: $14.99 (available in two colors)
WonderCore if you're looking to target your upper, middle, and lower abdominals and obliques. It supports proper form, so you can stay focused on nailing your workout.
Promising review: "WonderCore is ready to go out of the box. After just a week I have lost an inch in my waist. I also use the WonderCore for my triceps. I like that it's easy to store. I would recommend it to those just starting to exercise and also to individuals with a higher level of fitness." — Brandy
set of fabric resistance bands to make your workouts harder. Thanks to their grooved texture, they won't slip down or bunch up the way some of the latex ones do.
Promising review: "My fiancé loves these resistance bands. We are at the gym about five to six days a week. She has owned other ones before and they seem to fall apart or get a tear easily after a while. These ones are really comfortable and durable. The width of them is nice as well. Some of them are too thin and feel like a rubber band digging into you and cutting off circulation. Will be using these a lot." — SaltyShaun
Price: $18.99 for three
set of seven resistance bands that'll help you workout even when you're traveling. It also comes with exercise cards and a carrying case.
Promising review: "The exercise cards it comes with work a variety of different muscles, and offer enough options that some can be used even in very confined spaces. The versatility that these things offer make getting a regular workout much easier with an unpredictable schedule. Easy to fit in a pocket so you can take them anywhere! Since I haven't tried any other brands, I don't have much to compare them to, but so far I am pretty happy with them." — Christy
latex tube resistance band with a door anchor so you have a whole new world of strength workouts to try. You can use them anywhere you have a door, so don't be afraid to travel with them.
Promising review: "Love it! Love everything about it." — Grannieinstiles
Price: $6.99+ (available in four colors)
set of neoprene dumbbells for both weight exercises at home or just bringing along for your next walk or run to give your arms a toning twist in conjunction with the cardio.
Promising review: "I thought they looked very sturdy and loved the color and feel. They are very grippy and comfortable for the hand. If I were shopping for myself I would definitely get these. The value is excellent." — Zero
Price: $1.99+ (available in eight weights)
pair of padded ankle cuffs to bring the workout of a resistance band to your legs, whether you're trying to tone your inner thighs, outer thighs, or calves.
Promising review: "I'm rehabbing from shoulder surgery, I'm a picture and this product is fantastic for my shoulder workouts in physical therapy and I also use it around my ankles for my leg workouts. Fantastic product!" — Southpaws rule
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