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    21 At-Home Fitness Products For When The Gym Is Just Too Far Away

    On days when you can't make it out of the house, these space-friendly fitness products will leave you feeling like you just left the gym.

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    1. A compact folding treadmill that works well for apartments and anywhere space is at a premium. It may be smaller and less advanced than the hefty treadmills at the gym, but it packs in plenty of features that'll likely suit your at-home needs, including a 5-inch LCD display that shows speed, time, distance, and other metrics; 12 preset programs; and three manual incline settings. And when you're done, the running track folds up, with a pull-out knob that sturdily locks it into place.

    2. A set of dumbbells with a stand, truly a must-have if you're planning on doing any sort of strength training at home. These can assist with your workouts in all sorts of ways, whether you're simply lifting or using them to increase the difficulty of other moves, like squats, and the stand makes them easy to store without taking up much space.

    Reviewer pic of the five, eight, and 12-pound dumbells on a black stand

    3. And a Kettle Gryp (as seen on Shark Tank!) that converts your dumbbell into a kettlebell so you can switch up your workouts without adding yet another heavy, clunky object to your living space.

    4. A speed jump rope to help you master your double-unders and get your heart pumping from anywhere around the house or outside.

    5. Or a cordless jump rope if space is more of an issue than speed, ensuring you can jump to your heart's content without whacking the floor, your furniture, or the family dog.

    6. A portable strider that can be used while sitting or standing to work your arms, legs, core, and back muscles, all while taking up very little space! It features adjustable tension and a monitor to display your number of strides, calories burned, and workout time, and you can pedal forward or backwards to target different muscles.

    Model uses black portable strider with green resistance bands in a living room

    7. A doorway exercise bar great for small spaces, as it takes up *zero* space on the floor but is always close at hand when you want to challenge your muscles. Though its most obvious use might be pull-ups and chin-ups, you can also move it closer to the ground for support while doing tricep dips, sit-ups, push-ups, and other moves.

    8. An interactive Plankpad designed to work your entire body and build strength while using your phone or smart TV to play games using the Plankpad app, which syncs with the balance board so that the movements you perform control the games! Personally, I'll take anything that distracts me from the burning in my core during a plank.

    A model uses an interactive Plankboard while working out indoors

    9. An instructional yoga mat for days when you just can't make it to yoga class. This mat helps you out with graphics that clearly demonstrate 70 different yoga poses for easy reference, good for switching up your routine!

    A yoga mat with poses on it in a reviewer's home

    10. A weighted sports hoop that'll make you feel like you're back in middle school P.E. Strengthening your hips, abs, and legs has never been more fun.

    Reviewer works out with a rainbow weighted sports hoop in their garage

    11. A TRX Suspension Training System for bodyweight training at home OR on the go thanks to its portable design. You can use it for doing push-ups, pull-ups, planks, and more — all you need is somewhere to anchor it (like a door!).

    12. A pair of core sliders designed to slide with ease as you perform core-centric moves like knee-tucks, mountain climbers, walking planks, and more, with just enough grip to stay put when you apply pressure.

    13. An Echelon Smart Bike that'll make you *feel* like you're in the middle of a sweaty, intense cycling class without actually being surrounded by a ton of strangers. Some reviewers compare it to the Peloton bike and like this as a more affordable substitute.

    a model on an echelon spin bike
    Amazon

    It comes with a free 90-day trial to Echelon's membership with 3,000+ live and on-demand fitness classes, though some reviewers note that they actually use the Peloton app with this bike instead.

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Heather Braga has an Echelon bike and says she absolutely loves 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!"

    Another 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 six styles and three colors).

    14. Or a slightly more compact stationary bike if you don't need anything *super* fancy and just want to get your sweat on in front of the TV. It has a comfy padded seat, adjustable resistance, and a multi-functional display for tracking time, speed, distance, and more.

    15. A portable elliptical with adjustable tension and even a tiny monitor to display your stride count, exercise time, and calories burned. It'll work your legs and improve your circulation on days when you can't take advantage of the full-sized ellipticals at the gym, and you can use it while sitting or standing. Bonus: It's also small enough to push under a bed, desk, or couch in between uses.

    16. A pair of adjustable ankle weights to help you increase the difficulty of your home workouts and strengthen your legs, arms, and core. They come with separate weight bags so you can adjust the weight as needed, starting with one pound all the way up to five pounds.

    Model's legs with two black weights wrapped around their ankles

    17. The Mirror, a splurge-worthy piece of equipment you can seamlessly add to your wall to bring interactive workout classes right into your home while giving you the ability to check your form as you go.

    The rectangle-shaped mirror on a wall with a model on a yoga mat mirroring what the trainer is doing on the screen

    18. A set of resistance exercise bands, useful for all sorts of full-body strength training without taking up much room at all. Each colored band is a different weight, so you can mix and match to suit your needs based on the workout.

    19. A slide board for low-impact at-home cardio and total body conditioning that doesn't put stress on your joints. It's great for building lateral strength to improve balance, coordination, and stability.

    model with legs slightly bent and ready to move on the slide board

    20. A no-slip leather medicine ball you can reach for (instead of a heavy book or your poor cat) when you need a weight for your core workouts.

    model wearing sports bra exercising with orange medicine ball

    21. A squat machine designed to target the three main muscle groups in your butt while taking the guesswork out of proper squat form, letting you fully focus on working your muscles. It folds up when you're done for easy storage underneath the bed or in a closet.

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