31 Things From Walmart That Might Inspire You To Change Your Workout Routine
The last thing your workout should be is tired.
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Rotating push-up handles to take the weight off your wrists during push-ups and level up the intensity of this go-to full-body workout.
Promising review: "High quality product and a tremendous value for the money. Perfect Pushup V2 Pro extends the range of your push ups and reduces the stress on your joints. Purchase this product and you won't be disappointed..." — Davide87
protective barbell pad that'll help you get the most out of your squats without all that pressure on your back. Only feel the pain where you want the gain!
Promising review: "I was looking for a pad that mitigates to help me when I am working out my legs and this pad does the work. I used it yesterday for the first time and what a difference!!! I totally recommend it." — Survy
abdominal roller to work your upper abs, lower abs, and your obliques, depending on how you angle your body.
Promising review: "This ab carver is a definite improvement over the traditional wheel design. It puts much less strain on the shoulders and really works the abs. At the same time, because there is less strain on the shoulders, your triceps get a workout too. As you get better at using it, you can push the carver further and further out, thereby getting a better and better workout." — primadonna36
Gold's Gym adjustable weighted vest that'll tack on your preferred amount of weight so your muscles can stay at work while you get your cardio in.
Promising review: "I bought this at the recommendation of my physical therapist who recommended it over hand-held weights for doing a variety of exercises, such as lunges, squats etc. This has taken my workout to a whole new level. I was concerned that the vest would not stay on well, as I'm petite, but have been pleasantly surprised by how well it fits." — SAJ28
Ankle weights to add heaviness to the workouts you already love, making your muscles work harder so you can get stronger faster.
Promising review: "They're comfy; the adjustable strap keeps them in place while walking. The neoprene fabric is not abrasive or uncomfortable against my skin. Well made." — Mike
Price: $15.99+ (available in seven weights)
Everlast boxing kit that includes everything you need to start training like a fighter, from the heavy bag installation tools to the wraps and gloves.
Promising review: "Great value – came with extras that would cost you if bought them separate. Good to use as beginner or a veteran. Strongly recommend this as your first bag or your next. I use three times a week and it softens as you use it over time." — BransonBuyer
athletic jump rope – a portable and versatile way to get some intense cardio and calf-strengthening in wherever, whenever (almost).
Promising review: "I've owned several different types of jump ropes over the years and trust me this rope delivers especially at the price! Sure you could buy more expensive jump ropes with all these special features like ball bearings and clips but for an economic rope that does the job and does it well you can't go wrong. I've taken this rope traveling all over the country with me and it gives me a great workout every time. The longer handles make it great to do tricks with it like criss cross and double unders." — Derek
reformer machine of your own to replace overly expensive monthly Pilates studio memberships (around the same cost) so you can strength train to your heart's desire.
Promising review: "I bought this a couple of months ago and love working out at home and saving gym fees. It was easy to put together and does not take up much space. It came with a great poster and video to get started. The reformer is sturdy and comfortable." – EstherMotley
foldable agility ladder that's the perfect way to work out for speed and form and is great for a group training session in a park.
Promising review: "This definitely was what I was looking for, just long enough in length and durable for a great price. Was not sure if I was going to need two due to the length but one is perfect. I use it in my home and outside. Comes with carrying case and strap to keep it bundled together." — Dee
Price: $14.20+ (available in two styles)
kettlebell with a smooth silhouette and handlebar that'll allow you to add variety and cardio to your weightlifting routine. Cast iron ones will also last you multiple lifetimes.
Promising review: "I've equipped my training studio with these kettlebells ranging from 10lbs to 80lbs. 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 9 years, these are the best, no frills kettlebells. Why would you want frills?" — OffTheWallLLC
Price: $9.99+ (available in 12 weights)
basketball hoop as a refreshing way to solo train, but we wouldn't argue against starting your own neighborhood league.
Promising review: "We have had this for 2 years this december. It goes super high and super low. As long as it is filled with water this thing doesn't move. It has withstood some serious winds and I have laid it down for a few rough hurricanes. IT IS 89 BUCKS!! What are you thinking about – just get it." — Alicia
Price: $89.00 (available in two styles)
Core sliders to work with countless calisthenic moves to train your agility and abs — and they can be used on carpet, hardwood floors, and even grass.
Promising review: "I like these sliders. They work as advertised, even on thick plush carpets! Material feels sturdy and high quality. Great for core and body strengthening exercises. I would definitely buy it again." — Honey
Roller skates – a perfect "in" to the ranks of Venice Beach-ers. Or you could consider joining your local derby league for a fierce way to work out.
Promising review: "My sister and I got these skates so we don't have to rent anymore. They are very comfortable. We did not get blisters and the wheels were nice and tight. Great product. Reasonable price. I would recommend them to others." — String
Price: $63.49+ (available in sizes 5–10)
sturdy bicycle to combine your workout with your commute. Check out the sights along the way or shift gears and get a sweat on.
Promising review: "Very pleased with this purchase. The bicycle is comfortable and fits me well. I am 5'9" and with the handlebars upright and the seat quite high it gives me the right leg extension. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered the frame is aluminum and only the forks are steel making the bicycle lighter and easier to ride (in my opinion). The color and graphics are nice and I love the chain guard (even though it is a little nerdy). Keeps my pant leg out of the chain. Also something I really like, is the Shimano derailleur and click shifter in the hand grip. The gears click change is nice and smooth. All in all I am very satisfied with the quality for the very affordable price ." — pinionpinenut
doorway pull-up bar that might seem old school, but is a great way to integrate quick upper-body workouts into your days at home.
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 perfect 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
Compression socks to provide relief to aching feet and legs and promote circulation, which could make running way more comfortable and (dare I say) enjoyable.
Promising review: "OMG These socks are amazing! I use them to workout and when doing house and garden work. I Coach girls JV They well all be getting these. The sizes lists are accurate. I'm a size 9 ladies" — CoachFoxx
Price: $16.99 (available in small/medium or large/X-large)
boulder doorway trainer that'll be the perfect introduction to indoor rock climbing and bouldering. If you're a veteran climber, it'll keep you on your *fingertips* in-between gym sessions.
Promising review: "I like the pull up bar a lot. The versatile hand holds that the round bar extensions and jug holds give help me to train more while at home at not at the climbing gym. No complaints with the bar or construction, seems well built etc." — JD ATX
bike rack to add to the trunk of your car as a great way to stay motivated to explore paths and trails that aren't within a bike ride's distance from your house.
Promising review: "I purchased this item last minute to go outta town and needless to say I couldnt be happier. Very easy to put on and sturdy once you really, really pull and secure the straps. I would definitely order again if need be." — LeTrese
hiking pole that is also a selfie stick and camera holder, so you can really go the distance on your hikes while simultaneously capturing the best moments.
Promising review: "This was my first trekking pole and I was concerned about the strength and how well it would work as it was one of the cheapest. It has been wonderful! I've used it for several hikes now and it is holding up with no problems. I also love how it can hold a camera or smart phone. Walmart's store pickup worked GREAT, again." — jnvus
Fitbit Inspire HR – it tracks your heart rate and movements, displaying your achievements right there on your wrist. What's more motivational that that?
Promising review: "I love it. It keeps track of my steps, and sleeping time. It works great. I only charge it the first day and Didn't recharge it back until 6 days later. Love the color." — Marie
Price: $79.95 (available in three colors)
circular yoga mat to take your flow to the next level by making it totally uninhibited by the edges of a traditional rectangular mat.
Stop interrupting your practice to readjust and fully reset after each pose. This 5-foot diameter circle yoga mat allows you to flow where you need to flow without stepping off its edge.
slacklining kit that's a great way to practice agility and get out into nature.
Put your balance to the ultimate test with a slacklining session on this 50-foot slackline kit, which comes with a metal ratchet that has a rubber grip handle and a teaching line for extra support. Connect either end of the slackline to two trees for the optimal springtime fitness experience.
rowing machine basically guaranteed to change your workout routine (or replace it entirely) by challenging everything from your strength to your endurance.
Promising review: "My Stamina Magnetic Rowing Machine 1110 is an excellent addition to my exercise routine. I find the rowing machine easy to use and the Stamina helps me get a good workout. The Stamina Magnetic Rowing Machine 1110 is worth the investment for a healthy, physical lifestyle." — Master Gunny
inflatable stand-up paddle board for getting a fun and unassuming full-body workout, especially if you're lucky enough to live near a body of (clean) water.
Promising review: "What a great product. Was easy to inflate, light to carry and has stayed inflated for almost a month now with no problem. I have not tried it as a kayak yet, but my son is anxious to try it that way. Fast shipping, came with everything is said and has been a real delight to use. Would definitely recommend purchase and may purchase another myself so my son can paddle board or kayak with me." — JoAnn H
Dr. Scholl's running shoe insoles that'll offer arch and knee support so you can run farther for longer.
Promising review: "Boxing shoes are known to be very tight fitting and minimalist with little to zero foot support in order to help facilitate quick movement without risk of blisters or rolling an ankle. As a boxer with arch problems I need something extra. In addition to providing arch support these insoles provide great cushion for the ball of foot region which is great for the excessive pivoting and footwork in boxing. These insoles helped me win the state tournament this weekend!" — TheKirsten
Punching mitts for boxing with a partner, which increases your focus and allows you to practice basic or new techniques with immediate feedback.
Promising review: "After reading reviews about other punch mitts I decided to take a chance on these and they are great! They don't fall off very easily. Easy to hang on to. Great Price!!!" — MyJJReviews
Battle rope to provide a strength- and endurance-testing workout that you'll feel immediately. Loop the end around a stationary object, lift and lower each loose end, and feel your abs and biceps light up.
Promising review: "I have had this item for about 2 weeks and used it on the day I brought it home. It very durable and effective. Provides the core workout your looking for when it comes to the upper body. You feel it immediately! Very pleased!!" — bkatt7
stopwatch timer – a staple tool in HIIT that'll add urgency to any of your workouts.
Promising review: "Timer works as advertised with no issues used to time exercise routines. The timer is attractive with very large numbers. Timer is straight forward to operate with easy intuitive controls, and no set-up required other than to insert the supplied battery in easy-open battery slot." — WMMNVA
Price: $3.99+ (available in four styles)
handheld deep tissue massager that'll basically beat the life out of your muscles, but its ability to lend to muscle recovery will make it well worth it.
Promising review: "I just bought this last night. I noticed a difference after the first time using it. This is truly worth it. It's a must buy if you have sore mussels, joints, neck pain, back pain. I could go on and on. I even used it on my face and my sinus area and it actually relieved my sinus pressure after one use. I just truly love this." — Gina
vibration plate as a muscle-stimulating addition to workouts that focus on resistance. The vibrations awaken tired muscles and will get you feeling toned in no time.
Promising review: "I've had a very good experience with my full body vibration platform. I had never used one before purchasing from Best Choice products and after the first 2 sessions I could already notice a difference in my muscle tone and I am way more relaxed. This machine is great! and I hope to one day own one that is large enough for me to do planks and push ups on!" — Darlabeth
resistance band set that comes complete with a door anchor, carrying case, and ankle straps so you can get a complete workout with countless different exercises (some of which also come included!).
Promising review: "I've been using these resistance bands for a few weeks and they are serving my purposes well. I especially like the door anchor and ability to change handles. The overall quality of the product seems excellent. It's easy to reach the company by phone. Would buy Black Mountain products again." — Donna
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