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    Even If You've Never Worked Out Before, These 27 Products Could Help You Start

    Be prepared to get your heart pumping and these products will ~work out~ the rest!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A pair of weighted bangles that'll cause resistance and help strengthen your arms and legs, even if you just wear them around the house or while on a walk.

    Free People

    Promising review: "These are great accessories. I was hesitant about making this purchase but I’m glad I did. I love the weights and I can wear them at work without the bulkiness of usual arm weights." —sunnybunnyinca

    Get them from Amazon (available in five colors) or from Free People (available in 11 colors) for $49 or get a different set from Amazon for $9.79.

    2. A sculpting bar you can shove under your sofa and pull out when you're watching tv. That way, you can raise the bar – literally – with your workout routine without sacrificing screen time.


    Promising review: "After seeing a similar product in my employer's gym, I knew I had to have these in my home gym. What a great addition. The range of exercises that you can do with these are endless, yet they take up so little space. These are well made. I see them getting a lot of use and lasting a long time." —TTYME

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99+ (available in five weights).

    3. A set of five exercise bands for beginners who want an intense workout without having to fill their spare bedroom with bulky equipment. These versatile bands are great for making simple workouts simply exhausting...and effective.


    Promising review: "I never knew that elastic bands could help me feel so much burn! I was very surprised by how durable and elastic these bands are. Even after prolonged and rigorous workout sessions, I have noticed absolutely no wear or tear whatsoever! These are extremely good quality for the price. I love the strength ladder too. Each band has a different weight estimate. There are online videos for you to watch too! I 100% recommend this product to any fitness enthusiast — beginner or expert! I would give these10 stars if I could! Purchase this product! You won’t regret it!" —Matthew C.

    Get them from Amazon for $15.96.

    4. A box of yoga dice so you won't have to bend over backwards to find a fun way to work out (unless the dice tell you to)., Amazon

    Each box comes with a dice for each chakra, seven in all!

    Promising review: "This is a great gift for someone who wants to get into yoga but doesn’t know anything about it. It kind of turns it into a game and makes it fun! Great for beginners." —Chrissy Becker

    Get them from Amazon for $15.41.

    5. A weighted hula hoop that'll comfortably target your abs while improving your posture, all while tricking you into an intense core workout that only feels fun!


    This hula hoop is two pounds and designed with padding for comfort.

    Promising review: "While my stomach has always been flat, I've struggled sculpting my waist. This hula hoop changed my body within weeks of heavy use. Who needs a waist trainer when you can just hula hoop! I don't go anywhere without mine." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in two weights).

    6. Or an adjustable weighted jumprope for the cardio-curious who are ready to ~jump~ on a daily workout routine.


    Promising review: "I am totally satisfied with this jump, rope both its performance and its price. The handles are the right weight, shape, and texture. The rope has a 'springy' feel to it which facilitates whipping or fast revolutions. This rope has put the fun back in my jump rope workouts."ATD

    Get it from Amazon for $11.98 (available in six colors).

    7. A solid U bar weight so sleek, you can leave it around the house as a piece of decor — keeping it somewhere you always see it can remind you to throw in a few minutes of lifting each day!

    Free People

    Get it from Free People for $122 (available in two colors).

    8. A high density foam roller sure to help you get on a ~roll~ when it comes to starting a fitness routine. Use this each day to help gain balance, strength, flexibility, and to relax your muscles as you start pushing your body to new limits.


    Promising review: "My chiropractor recommended I buy this for some daily routine back stretching to do at home. This product has been amazing for stretching and massaging sore muscles throughout my back and shoulders. I feel very supported by this roller and have had no issues with it thus far. I weigh 200 pounds and have yet to damage this roller after weeks of use. I am very pleased with this product. And at such a great price, I honestly can't find a single negative remark to note about it." —Luke Marrs

    Get it from Amazon for $10.49+ (available in four sizes and seven colors).

    9. An inconspicuous adjustable pull-up bar you can move up and down your doorframe to assist in pull-ups, chin-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, and dips. Its design is subtle enough that no one will even notice you practically have a whole gym in your hallway.


    Promising review: "I ordered this because it will hold my weight and it is also a perfect practice bar for my kids and their gymnastics. My eldest did her first unassisted pull over on this bar and several of my friends have done pull ups on it as well. It perfectly holds adult weight and is incredibly simple to set up and take down. When using it as a crunch/sit-up assist, I don't bother with any more than just twisting it into place. This thing is beastly. Pick one up." —sindex23

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    10. A pair of performance shorts, because wearing the right attire is likely gonna make or break your workout. These stretchy and breathable bottoms are gonna help you get your butt into gear in no time!

    Forever 21

    Get them from Forever 21 for $19.90 (available in sizes 0X–3X) or get a similar pair for $14.90 (available in sizes XS–L).

    11. A medicine ball for guaranteeing you have a ~ball~ during your daily workouts. This is designed with dimples for an easy grip, making it the perfect multi-use weight if you're looking for one tool to use in several ways.


    Promising review: "The dimples on this ball really make this product exceptional. I tried the 100% pebble surface weight balls and they are hard to hold. This one is not. Construction seems first rate, very solid inside. I would buy this brand again when moving up in weight." —sodapop

    Get it from Amazon for $32.54+ (available in 10 weights).

    12. A stretching poster that'll guide you through the important stretches you should do with specific workouts. Plus, making a space in your home look designated for workouts is a great way to form an at-home routine.


    Promising review: "I purchased this poster as a visual aid to go with my home gym set up. The poster is made out of medium thickness paper, the size is ideal, the print looks like it was printed on a commercial printer with quality colors, and the laminating has no bubbles between the sheet and paper." —William Terrill

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    13. An ab wheel that's gonna absolutely crush your crunches and make your abs ache in the most satisfying way possible. This is a really intense tool, but it's gonna make your workouts incredible from the start.


    Promising review: "This was easy to put together and very sturdy. I like the rubber traction on it. The rubber makes it easier to use the roller anywhere, especially with the foam knee pad. I took it to work and can use it on the tile floors in the office without a problem. The knee pad is great, even on tile. It came with two comprehensive eBooks — one on nutrition and one instruction guide. It has great instructions on proper use so you don't hurt yourself." —Applebreeze

    Get it from Amazon for $22.97.

    14. Or an abdominal mat for crunches with a full range of motion and a body with a stronger set of abs.


    Promising review: "I use this mat every day, twice a day. It's much more effective than just doing sit-ups on the floor. It keeps me aligned and gives me great control over a full range of motion (targeting lower abs, upper abs, or both). My core and back strength has improved immensely. Doing sit-ups on the floor hurt my back more than helped it. I've gone from 50 a day (struggling) to at least 200." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    15. A Nike Flyknit sports bra that's both lightweight and high support, so you can be comfortable and look chic as can be while you sweat.


    Get it from Nike for $63.97 (available in six colors and sizes XS–XL) or get a different Nike style from Amazon for $27+ (available in sizes 26 colors and sizes XXS–XXXL).

    16. A boxing ball stand that'll be the most satisfying form of stress relief any workout could ask for, all while increasing your coordination, strength, and core. Honestly, this'll be a huge ~hit~ in your home.


    Promising review: "I love this! It was very light at first so it moved a lot and was hard to hit, but after a few hits I got used to it. Moving so much in the beginning helped me become even more focused on hitting it, making me better than I would’ve been if it wasn’t so light. It's worth the money!" –Drdoolittle

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    17. A desk peddle for workaholics who believe in the beauty of multitasking. Who says you can't put the pedal to the metal while working through your nine to five?


    Promising review: "This is easy to put together. It fits nicely under my desk and allows me to pedal while I'm working." —Patty Pixley

    Get it from Amazon for $54.16.

    18. A foldable indoor rowing machine — a splurge-worthy piece of equipment that'll take up little storage space, even though it'll take your workout to the next level.


    Promising Review: "This rowing machine is amazing! It feels almost identical to rowing on the water. It has games that you can play that are based on your rowing performance. The best part is that it folds up and fits in a small closet, (it's under 5 feet tall when folded up and each half is about 25 pounds, super easy to move around). I'll admit I was anxious about the noise, but I can do it while watching Netflix and I barely hear it. It's really quiet and the little bit of air that comes off it is nice." —Alex

    Get it from Amazon for $945 (available in two colors) or, if you're looking for less of a splurge, grab this one for $264.39.

    19. A TRX system sure to help you build muscle from the comfort of your home, or really anywhere else (no strings attached).


    You really can use this system anywhere! It's lightweight to carry around and easily anchors to doors, rafters, beams, trees, poles or posts! It's designed to help you push, pull, plank, squat, lunge, hinge, and rotate during workouts.

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this. It's perfect for when you want a quick workout but don't want to head to the gym and it's even better for traveling and using at your hotel. I've also taken it to the park a couple times along with other exercise equipment to do my own little mini boot camp. Nice getting in a workout with fresh air. It feels very sturdy and now when I go to the gym, I don't feel all awkward trying to use their TRX cables. Haha!" —Mikee Catacutan

    Get it from Amazon for $149.95.

    20. A Fitbit to monitor your body's progress and results (and help remind you that sit-ups aren't a workout unless you actually get up).


    Promising review: "I sleep better, and work out harder! I've even made different life decisions based on the data this has provided. Love the heart rate monitoring during workouts! It literally changed my life!" —George Walmsley

    Get it from Amazon for $169.99+ (available in six colors).

    21. A PROLite yoga and pilates mat with a lifetime guarantee, for when you want a mat that gets better with every workout right there with you., Amazon

    Promising Review: "I'm so in love with this mat. After extensive research, I purchased this one. The package says it gets even better with time, so I can't wait to see how much better it gets as I get better at yoga, too. I'm so thrilled I have this mat for life thanks to the excellent life-time guarantee." —catpets

    Get it from Amazon for $74.27+ (available in 14 colors).

    22. Or a printed yoga mat, because it's gonna be far more fun to do a downward dog when you have something cute to look at while you bend and snap.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $39 (available in two colors).

    23. An exercise ball with resistance bands that just might be the most practical piece of furniture you could put in your home. A "chair" that works abs just by sitting on it? Sign me up for twelve!


    Promising review: "I am totally happy with the exercise ball, ring, and resistant bands. It's sturdy, easy to put together, and allows a great workout. I recommend this to anyone who really wants to workout at home. If one does not workout regularly at a gym, I would suggest starting slowly until your body gets adjusted to it. Do it every other day or two days. You can do in front of television. I have used this on carpet as well as hard wood floors, it's very stable." —Katrina Nolder

    Get it from Amazon for $35.97+ (available in three colors).

    24. A pack of six blister-proof socks with a cushioned sole and arch support for running rookies who feel de-feet-ed by sweaty, swollen feet after a run.


    Promising Review: "I mainly use these for running hill sprints on pavement. They are fantastic. Everyone in the house knows when I am going to run because I am throwing socks and laundry around looking for them! The unique pattern and bright colors make it easier to find in the laundry, the design and pattern make it easy to put them on lined up correctly, they are very comfortable, and don't slip or feel wet when I sweat. I am always looking for a little more cushion to protect me due to a past foot surgery. I will be buying more of these." —Sean M. Barton

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99.

    25. And a stellar pair of running shoes with over 2,000 five-star reviews. You're gonna want to ~race~ to grab these before they sell out!,

    Promising review: "The toe box is so wide that I can wiggle and stretch out all of my little Edgar Allen toes as far as they'll go before I hit the edge. It's fabulous. It makes it easy to stabilize individually with the toes as you run, if you do that. Yogis know what I'm talking about. The rest of the shoe sits very wide which also helps a lot with stability. The only thing that worried me was the stiffness of the base of the shoe, it was pretty unyielding at first. I took a gamble and just ran in them a whole lot hoping they'd soften up — good news is they did after a month or so. The color on these bad boys is awesome. I got the celadon/coral. You can see them from orbit." —cortney

    Get them from Amazon for $96.95+ (available in three colors and sizes 6.5–11).

    26. A cardio trampoline that'll give you an endorphin high with every single jump.


    Promising review: "I love this rebounder — I found it to be very strong and sturdy. I have to admit, when I first got on it I expected to fall right through it; it supports up to 250 pounds and I weigh every bit of 220 pounds and yet I can jump up and down on it and feel completely safe. I would definitely recommend it to family and friends." —CJ Allen

    Get it from Amazon for $301.61.

    27. And finally, a Vi headset trainer – a VR personal trainer and tracker that's gonna be the future of fitness for pros, beginners, and everyone in between.


    I've been using the Vi headset and trainer for a few months now and I can't believe what a difference it has made in my workout routine. The sound/music is clear and smooth and the training process feels personal and fun. The headset is comfortable in my ears (I still can't believe it tracks my heartbeat!) and I never feel like they are going to fall out, even when I've worked out so hard I feel like I'm going to fall on the floor. I highly recommend trying out the seven day free trial so you can get a feel for the system and see why I love it so much!

    Get it from Vi for $149.

    Ready to workout?!

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