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    29 Things That Just May Help You Go To The Gym In 2020

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    1. An arm band for conveniently keeping your phone and tunes with you while you hit πŸ‘ up πŸ‘ that πŸ‘ elliptical πŸ‘.


    Fits most iPhones and Androids.

    Promising review: "I purchased this armband six months ago and it has held up great! I use it everyday at the gym for cardio or lifting and it's amazing for running outdoors. I can run in light rain and feel confident that my phone is protected from any water. You can fit an iPhone 6s with a case in this armband perfectly and use the touch screen as normal. It allows you to plug headphones in, however I find it is most comfortable with wireless headphones. I highly recommend this armband for the price. It will last and won't fall apart on you!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98 (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    2. A deck of helpful exercise cards that'll teach all kinds of moves whether you're at the gym or squeezing in an at-home workout.


    Promising review: "These are super useful. I am a certified personal trainer and I am using them to help challenge me to try new workouts. I looked at these online for a couple weeks before deciding to take the plunge and purchase them. Totally worth the money! High quality cards, easy to read and great for a learning tool for anyone from beginners to advanced!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $19.97 (available in two English volumes, and a Spanish edition).

    3. A lightweight yoga mat that is truly so gorgeous you'll actually want to go to your weekly gym classes just to show it off.


    Get it from Sugarmat for $68 (available in tons of other thicknesses and pretty prints here), or something similar from Amazon for $29.99.

    4. Wireless headphones so you don't have to fight a tangled wire mess while you lift weights. These are waterproof, noise-cancelling, and work for up to nine hours.


    Promising review: "These things have the battery of a stallion. I charge them maybe once every 1.5 weeks, and I work out seven days a week with music. They're gym-friendly and just awesome. The ONLY thing that sucks is when you get a low-battery warning, you've got about two minutes left." β€”Bob Tom

    Get it from Amazon for $28.38.

    5. A monthly vitamin subscription curated just for you to give you the nutrients and energy you need to keep up your exercise routine.

    BuzzFeeder Emmy Favilla checked these out for herself and said:

    "When you first sign up on Care/of's website, you'll be asked some basic questions (age, gender, etc.), as well as what goals you have in mind (I chose brain, energy, digestion, and skin, for example). From there, you'll answer between three to five questions for each 'goal' β€” everything from your sleeping, eating, and drinking habits, to questions about your mood and energy levels β€” so put some time aside to answer them honestly and thoughtfully. And after that, poof! A list of your recommended vitamins, supplements, minerals, herbs, and/or probiotics are will appear before your very eyes. Once ordered, they’re sent to you monthly as a box with 30 packs each containing your daily dosages (and each printed with a fun challenge, inspirational quote, fact, or question)." –Emmy Favilla

    Read her full review here.

    Get them from Care/of for $5+ a month.

    6. A cookbook featuring tons of nourishing meals to satisfy the wild hunger that comes after a long gym session.


    Promising review: "This was recommended to me by a friend when I asked about nutrition for marathon training. The day it arrived, we sat down as a family and went though it, and there are a ton of recipes that sound great. There's not a lot of terribly obscure ingredients, though you might have to order some online if you live in a small town. So far I've made the lemon miso dressing, which immediately became my new favorite. Then we tried the sweet potato fries – simple recipe, but again great. Then the marinara, which might be the best I've ever had, and is simpler than our other favorites. Looking forward to trying more." –AmznCust

    Get it from Amazon for $18.79.

    7. Keto protein powder packed with grass-fed collagen peptides that can give you an immediate energy boost and provide gut health.


    Promising review: "I’ve never reviewed a product before but I just had to on this Keto Protein powder. It is delicious. Every shake I make, I enjoy every last sip. I can make it with just water and blend it in my Magic Bullet and it’s delicious. I make my shake with 1 tablespoon of peanut better, 1 cup of almond milk and a 1/2 cup half and half or heavy whipping cream, plus water and ice. So good! This powder is worth every penny. Helps with chocolate sweet cravings. It’s perfect for on the go. I even blend mine up in the morning and bring it to work and drink it hours later. My job keeps me running during my 12 hour shift and this helped keep me going." β€”John V DiGaetano

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99 (available in five sizes and four flavors).

    8. And speaking of shakes, a NutriBullet blender that'll probably make you feel healthier just by looking at it... Hello post workout smoothie.


    Includes a power base, one tall cup, two short cups, one flat blade and emulsifying blade, two re-sealable lids, pocket nutritionist, and a manual with recipes.

    Promising review: "The Magic Bullet is by far the best thing I have purchased recently. I was getting tired of the same old protein shakes after the gym, and decided to give the smoothie maker a try and I never look back. It's now a treat to drink protein shakes. You can literally blend in anything there. The blades are powerful, the product is safe. I love it." –Guilherme Bahmad

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    9. A super handy funnel *and* powder container so you can bring your best supplement with you wherever you go.,

    Promising review: "This is a wonderful idea. I store my protein powder in them. I love how it is stored in a funnel, so I can just pour it into a water bottle with ease and there is no mess. It's very sturdy." –MMcaliforniRN

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $17.95+.

    10. A BlenderBottle to help mix your protein shakes, supplements, and smoothies into a delicious, energy-boosting concoction.

    Promising review: "This is a great little shaker cup. I've used it daily since it arrived. It hasn't leaked ever. It's easy to clean, and there's no plastic taste. I will definitely be purchasing a few more for my other supplement needs while training." β€”Kaylin Hines

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 12 colors and more options here).

    11. And! A sleek stainless steel, thermal bottle with a convenient carrying loop for keeping your water how cold? ICE COLD.


    These bottles can keep liquids cool for up to 18 hours, and hot for up to five (and even longer with the larger bottles).

    Promising review: "Love this water bottle. They are great! The opening is big enough to fit ice cubes but small enough to drink from the bottle without getting your entire face wet. Keeps things super cold and the ice lasts more than 24 hours!!! Ordered a bunch in different colors." β€”Kris

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in three sizes and 37 colors/prints).

    12. A Fitbit fitness wristband for tracking steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed and active minutes. Set some goals, and then watch yourself crush them. πŸ’ͺ

    This lovely babe tracks all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed, and active minutes; and tracks heart rate zones, offers guided breathing sessions, connected GPS, and more while you workout.

    Promising review: "Got this for my husband and it has really helped him keep moving. He replaced his watch with the Fitbit. He also uses the step counting feature, the heart rate feature, 'get up and move' reminder, and the text/phone call notification. I didn't intend for him to use it as a notification for activity from his cellphone so this has been a surprisingly helpful feature. It compares to the features you might find in a higher priced brand of the same kind of product. He did notice that the glass scratched fairly quickly, and bought a screen protector to stop any more from happening. I regret not getting a protector from the get-go." –Texas Gator

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in three sizes and seven colors).

    13. An incredibly cute shimmer legging and matching sports bra because someone as fierce as you deserves a workout outfit to match.


    Get the leggings from Athleta for $78 (available in plus sizes 1X-3X, petite, regular, and tall sizes XSS-XL, and three colors) and the sports bra for $54 (available in A-C sizes XS-XL and two colors; D-DD sizes XS-XL here).

    14. A monthly box of fitness snacks, protein, and supplements that'll fuel you up for the day...and give you a great reason to try new snacks.

    Becca Bond Photography

    Promising review: "The Clean.Fit box has opened my eyes to so many delicious (and clean) snacks. We always look forward to our mid-month delivery. There are many companies that are now my go-to's I’ve discovered through this box." –Alison

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29.71/month (subscriptions automatically renew but can be cancelled anytime).

    15. A set of massage balls you can use at home to work out tension in hard-to-reach muscles β€” ya know, because excercise = one sore body.


    They come in a variety sizes and densities so they can specifically help relieve some tightness in different areas of the body.

    These massage balls were recommended by a clinical massage therapist! You can see more great, recommended products here.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $16.

    16. A sports bra lots of reviewers say is super supportive, which in turn will support you to finish your workout strong.

    Promising review: "I love these bras! I am a 38DD so finding a bra to support me every day, let alone at the gym, is very difficult. I love the way they fit. These bras are very comfortable and hold my breasts in during cardio when they seem to move the most without suffocating them. They wash well β€” their color hasn't faded (regular wash, low heat in the dryer), and the ability to remove the padding makes it much easier to put the pads back in place after drying. Glad I bought these!" β€”ReceyK

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in sizes S-3X and in 21 color and number variations).

    Read BuzzFeed's full write-up on these bras here.

    17. A gym bag with pockets for shoes and room for everything you need to have the best workout yet.

    Promising review: "Excellent and innovative design with the perfect amount of space! I love the shoe compartment, and the fact that it's a gray (almost tweed) color! Certainly the best gym bag I've had that can hold a change of clothes, shoes, shower sandals/kit, towel, and headphones with separate compartments that make organization very easy. Seems like very solid material as well with plenty of ventilation." β€”Ryan

    Get it from Amazon or $23.99+ (available in six colors).

    18. And! Charcoal deodorizers that'll keep your bag (and shoes!) from smelling, well, like a sweaty gym.


    Promising review: "These are incredible. I tossed them in my gym bag and forgot all about them. My bag doesn’t smell and they are so lightweight that you don’t realize that they are in your bag. Will be purchasing them for my gym shoes!" β€”Pen Name

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.95+.

    19. A kickback ankle strap for anyone who wants to *kick their glutes back* into shape.,

    Promising review: "This is a great addition to my gym bag. On the first day of using it I was asked by several people where I got it. It helps isolate the glute muscles solely, rather than having to use a regular gym handle and grip it with my foot, or hope it stays place on my shoe. I never used the cuffs, they gross me out. I only ordered one and am fine with switching it from one leg to another, the design and Velcro makes that fairly easy – but I can see having two and may order another one. I'm recommending it to my gym on the Marine Corps base to have it with the other equipment/handles." –Marissa

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95+ (available in two sizes and six colors).

    20. A Leslie Knope-inspired tank top that'll express exactly what your brain is secretly screaming mid-sit-up.

    Etsy / RJC Custom Graphics

    Get it from RJC Custom Graphics for $17.99 (available in sizes S-2XL and 11 colors).

    21. A travel-friendly, super absorbent towel that won't take up a lot of the minimal space you have in your gym bag., Amazon

    It comes in a variety of sizes so you can get a lot of use out of them. Use it as a bench cover, a quick workout mat, and then obviously just as a towel to wipe up sweat. So versatile.

    Promising review: "Was pleasantly surprised when I receive these! Got for swimming at the gym because it's a pain to carry around a huge beach towel. Material doesn't snag nearly as bad on skin as other microfiber towels, and towels are very absorbent! Color is just as shown and the 30"x60" size is the size of your usual bath towel. Have held up to machine washing and drying so far. Price can't be beat for a two-pack." –Ashleigh

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in five sizes and four colors).

    22. A stack of flexibility cards to help guide you through your warm up/cool down routine.


    Promising review: "I purchased my first set of cards by Stack 52 and they exceeded my expectations. Each card provides easy-to-understand instructions with illustrations. The cards take the guess work out of what routines to do and provide a great variety of choices so you're not left with doing the same routine over and over again." β€”Sissy

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97.

    23. A set of durable resistance bands made to work out those glutes and give you the best burn of your life. *Buuurn, baby, burn...*, Amazon

    Promising review: "These definitely exceeded my expectations! Though it's a simple product, there are tons of crappy versions out there. These are thick, sewn securely, with good nonslip traction on the inside. The three different lengths are helpful for different exercises and sizes of legs! I feel like most people will generally use two of the three bands depending on their body size and exercise experience. The longest one is pretty loose even when I'm doing donkey kicks, for example, so I'll probably use the smaller two. Still a great value!" β€”Rachael F.

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $22.99.

    24. A bag of epsom salt for soothing and relaxing your muscles post workout β€” because you don't want to be *too* sore and miss your early morning class.

    Promising review: "This is really good for you if you have sore muscles or need a good soak. I used this for a soak and felt much better afterwards. Even if you haven't had a sprain or arthritis you can benefit from this soak. The product is healthy for you and allows your body to absorb magnesium through your skin. This helps you to relax. I highly recommend keeping this item stocked in your home. This is high quality Epsom salt." β€”Sarah Godsave

    Get a 5-pound bag from Amazon for $12.99 (or a giant, 19-pound bag for $26.99).

    25. A trigger point S-shaped tool to massage out those really hard to reach places.


    This tool breaks down so you can travel with it and it comes with a 35-page user guide with detailed diagrams for guidance.

    Promising review: "I love this thing. I used it to manage chronic knots in my shoulders and neck. After about three or four weeks, I found that I was knot-free which is something that I haven't experienced in probably 20 years. I still use the Backnobber once or twice a day to remain pain-free, and it has worked great so far. The unit is made out of some sort of fiberglass/plastic composite. It flexes under load, but the curved shape allows one to exert enormous pressure on a muscle. It is lightweight and breaks apart for easy transport. The instruction booklet is clear and easy to read and includes information on stretching to supplement the use of the Backnobber." β€”D. Deutsch

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in five colors).

    26. No-slip gym gloves so you can lift weights without the fear losing grip and ravaging your hands with blisters.


    Promising review: "These have great padding for weight training and push ups, and excellent grip for safely swinging dumbbells. These are so much better than my Nike gloves (which costed more). If you don't care about labels you'll love these. I also think they look cool." β€”Roxy

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in four sizes and colors).

    27. A pair of compression foot sleeves so you can give your feet some relief while the rest of you works hard.


    Promising review: "Best compression socks ever! They do not roll down, and provide just the right amount of compression on the foot. Just used these for a quarter marathon, and my feet felt great throughout the race and even after. I like the fact that they are all black too." –Andora

    Get them from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in sizes S–XL and nine colors).

    28. A pair of push-up grips designed to decrease the strain on your wrists, elbows, and shoulders. 2020 = the year you master push-ups.


    Promising review: "I did pushups the regular way for years. I hurt my wrist in an unrelated accident and the residual pain prevented me from being able to do pushups the regular way. I tried the Perfect Pushup at my gym and I fell in love right away. I could resume pushups without wrist pain. Then to top it off, the Perfect Pushup enhanced my workout so much. The added definition to my chest, arms and core are so VERY noticeable. You must try them!!! Lastly, get the elite model. The grip is very comfortable in your hands." β€”Wayne E Clark

    Get it from Amazon for $27.39.

    29. And 10-pack of hair ties that'll keep your hair secure and in place while you get your groove on in spin class.


    Promising review: "The only hair ties that hold back crazy, thick, curly hair for my daily workouts. Running, HIIT, etc., these take it! Absolutely buy these." –Nisamom

    Get them from Amazon for $3.99.

    Here's to your fittest year yet.


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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