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    18 Products To Help You Achieve Your 2021 Fitness Goals, Even If You Can't Get To The Gym

    You can get stronger, faster, or more flexible while at home!

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    The start of a new year is pretty synonymous with new fitness resolutions, but it's understandably a little harder this year to know where to begin as gyms up and down the country are shut.

    However, it's still possible to achieve your goals! I've been training consistently for two and a half years and the last nine months of that have been at home – so I've learned which products are well worth a purchase to keep you fit even if you can't get to the gym. Below are some things that'll ensure you can still make exercise a part of your life in 2021:

    1. This set of kettlebells features a variety of weights for a full body workout – hold one close to your chest while squatting for added resistance, or to target your upper body do bicep curls with it! I own a 10kg version from this brand and it's of a high-quality with non-slip handles.

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    Whether you want to use them for strength, endurance, or balance, these kettlebell are a do-it-all staple to have in your home workout setup. These ones also come with a workout chart that'll show you all the different exercises you can do with them.

    Price: £49.99 for four kettlebells ranging from 2kg to 8kg.

    2. These fabric resistance bands are sturdier than the regular kind and range from a beginner-friendly light one to a seriously tough heavy option. They're great for adding difficulty to exercises like squats or glute bridges without needing an actual weight.

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    Traditional resistance bands can sometimes dig in, creating an uncomfortable (and distracting) sensation when you're trying to exercise! These ones have a non-slip grip on the inside that prevents them from moving around while you use them, and they really are suitable for all ability levels – the 'light' option will provide a slight challenge from a regular bodyweight squat, while the heaviest of the trio will definitely make your legs work really hard.

    Price: £16.89 for three.

    3. And to add even more variety to your home workouts, there's these long resistance bands. They're great for strength exercises like bicep curls as well as improving your mobility and flexibility.

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    The fabric means they'll be comfortable against the skin while you hold onto them and won't snap or become warped. Because they're very thin you can combine two for an extra challenge once you've become confident with them.

    Price: £19.99 for three.

    4. This highly-rated running belt is barely noticeable once it's on, so you can focus on your run rather than the feeling of the bag hitting against you.

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    I have this running belt and it really is a game changer! The clever inner-tube design ensures that your items are easy for you to access but secure enough to not budge while you run. Unlike many running belts that just have an adjustable strap, this one comes in a variety of sizes so you can get a true close-to-the-body fit.

    Price: £20.49-£21.49 depending on size – it's available in sizes XS-XL.

    5. The recovery part of working out can be as important as the actual exercise! Foam rolling regularly can help to prevent injury, and this one has a 4.5-star average rating and comes with a guide that teaches you how to use it properly.

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    Reviewers say this one is lightweight but seriously sturdy. Alongside a physical book to guide you, you'll get access to a series of online video lessons on how to use it.

    Price: £19.99

    6. This Swiss ball is a versatile piece of kit that's especially good for your legs and core – use it for hip thrusts, hamstring curls, and crunches among other things.

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    It comes with an easy-to-use hand pump and helps to improve stability, a pretty key part of fitness. It's got a non-slip design that'll make doing exercises on it more comfortable and is anti-burst.

    Price: £16.99

    7. Slam balls are 1) very satisfying to use and 2) a great workout! They're a simple and effective way to challenge your body, and these ones have a no-bounce design that means you can slam them on the ground till your heart's content.

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    Slamming one of these onto the ground or against the wall will get your heart rate higher than you might expect! They work your upper body and core, and are thick enough to endure the most intense of workouts.

    Price: £26.69-£37.39 per ball depending on weight.

    8. This workout mat is thick and durable enough to withstand a wide variety of workouts – whether you want to get into yoga or do a core-based HIIT circuit. Unlike some mats, it doesn't roll up during use!

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    I own this mat and besides some puckering of the material, it's still holding up really well after almost daily use since April – I love it so much I even bought one for my grandma to do yoga on! The thick material ensures that you're not going to feel the floor digging into you during side planks or when you're on your back, and it comes with a carry strap so you can take it to classes once it's safe to do so.

    Price: £23.97

    9. These adjustable dumbbells are well worth the investment, as they can be adapted as your fitness levels increase. You'll get twelve plates in three different weights, which is plenty to customise the dumbbells to your needs.

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    Considering how much a pair of regular dumbbells can cost, these ones can work out cheaper than buying pairs in multiple weights to account for you getting stronger. The spinlocks secure the plates in place without any rattling, and the handles are designed to prevent slippage.

    Price: £74.99

    10. For some people, a fitness tracker helps with motivation. If you're keen to see if that applies to you but don't want to splurge, this highly-rated one is an affordable alternative to big-name brands.

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    This watch will let you easily track how many minutes of activity you managed in a day, how far you walked, and how many steps you took. Alongside all that, you can receive calls and messages on it! This watch is especially handy if you're WFH as it reminds you to move when you've been inactive for a while.

    Price: £23.99

    11. Running in the cold is a pretty unappealing prospect, but these touchscreen friendly gloves will make it more bearable and ensure your hands don't remain freezing while the rest of you warms up.

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    While your body will eventually warm up during a run (even a really cold one), your hands still fall victim to the cold and wind. These gloves will keep them cosy and protected, and they feature silicone grips on the palms so you can securely hold things like your phone.

    Price: £13.99

    12. Having some structure to workouts can really help when it comes to achieving fitness goals, which is where this (frankly adorable) workout log comes in. It has space for you to record your sets and reps, allowing you to track your progress over time.

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    You'll get a full page per workout so there's plenty of space to track it all! Whether you want to see how many reps of a weight you can manage or increase how long you can do cardio for, it's a great way to keep on top of your goals once you've defined what they are.

    Price: £8.99

    13. If ~traditional~ exercises don't really appeal to you but you want to move more, it might be worth giving this weighted hula hoop a try. The 1.2kg weight makes it perfect for beginners and it can easily be disassembled so won't take up much room.

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    Customers say it gives a really good workout and has helped with their core strength. You can get the family involved too, as it can be adjusted to be made smaller for children aged ten and up.

    Price: £22.92

    14. These 4.4-star rated headphones have over 27,000 reviews and prove that wireless headphones don't have to be expensive. They'll let you fling yourself around the living room during HIIT sessions without the worry of your headphone wires disconnecting.

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    They offer a crisp sound, fast pairing, and work for up to five hours on a single charge! They're also touch controlled so you can skip, replay, or pause tracks just by tapping the earphones.

    Price: £22.99

    15. Or if you're committed to taking up running, this beanie has built-in Bluetooth so you can keep your ears warm on winter runs and listen to your playlist, podcast, or audiobook of choice!

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    You can enjoy between 16-20 hours of battery life on a full charge and easily answer calls or pause music with the control panel.

    Price: £20.32

    16. Got someone else in your household who's also looking to get fitter? This set of boxing gloves and sparring pads is perfect. You can take turns using the gloves and effectively create your own boxercise class at home!

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    The shock-absorbent padding will protect both you and your sparring partner from injury, while the secure and sturdy velcro straps offer support for your wrists while you punch. The inner lining is moisture wicking, so you can swap with your partner without having to worry about the gloves being all gross and sweaty.

    Price: £19.95-£21.95 depending on size – they're available in 8oz-16oz.

    17. For those relatively new to yoga but keen to take it up properly in 2021, these yoga blocks and strap will be your new best friend. The blocks come in handy when you can't quite touch the floor for a move, and the strap will help you hold trickier poses.

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    One of the best things about yoga is you need very little equipment to get started, but if you start watching YouTube tutorials you might find these popping up in certain routines and they're worth having to hand for tougher moves. The blocks have beveled edges to make them easier to grip and are made with a closed foam that won't absorb sweat, which is perfect for intense vinyasa flow sessions. The strap is designed to be extra long (7ft to be exact) and its tight weave will hold up and keep its shape even after repeated use.

    Price: £17.95

    18. If you're new to exercise or coming back to it after a break, you're likely to get some muscle soreness at the start which might set your training back a few days. Treat yourself after a workout to a soak in these bath salts that help to reduce aches and pains.

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    Epsom salts are well known for their positive effect on muscles aches, and these ones also contain black pepper for a rejuvenating effect. To enjoy their properties, just add two handfuls to your bath! Judging from the reviews, they really do make a difference.

    Price: £5