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    Even If You've Never Worked Out Before, These 24 Products Could Help You Start

    Add a few of these to your cart and the products will ~work out~ the rest.

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    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.

    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "You get exactly what you pay for with these weights — they’re great for getting a workout in without fear of bulking up. They’re comfy, functional, and the pink color is so cute. I love them!" —abigayle20

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in two colors).

    2. A pilates ring for folks who know that to like a new exercise routine, they shoulda put a ring on it.

    Three people working out their upper arms by pressing the resistant ring together

    ♪♪ Whoa, oh, oh, oh, oh-oh, oh, oh, oh, oh ♪♪

    Promising review: "I'm so glad I did research and bought this ring! I couldn't find one that had high enough ratings, then I came across this. Not only does this work as a thigh toner, but it also strengthens and tones your arms and legs. There are so many ways to use this! You can also tell it is of high quality. I am soo pleased with this purchase!" —Holly

    Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in two colors).

    3. A sports bra and leggings in a pattern that'll give you some serious POW. It's time to work out in a *real* power suit.

    Rochelle Porter Design

    Get the sports bra for $44 (available in sizes XS–2XL) and the leggings for $69 (available in sizes 2XL–6XL), both from Rochelle Porter Design on Etsy.

    4. 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.

    A person lifting the bar, about as long as their wingspan, to their chest while standing

    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 two weights and combos).

    5. 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 $13.95+ (available in two colors).

    6. 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).,

    Each box comes with a dice for every 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.

    7. 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!

    A model using the hoola hoop in a home gym

    Promising review: "So I am totally in love with this hoop and it is one of the only things exercise wise that I do not dread and I am consistent with. It does have a bit of a learning curve to get into the motion of hooping if you haven't done it in a while. I started out with a 37 1/2 inch waist and 4 months later I'm a 34 inch waist. Let me tell you NOTHING has worked my waist like this before and I love it." —QueenGiraffe3

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    8. Or an adjustable weighted jumprope for the cardio-curious who are ready to ~jump~ into 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).

    9. 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.

    Model using foam roller on thigh

    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 seven colors and four sizes).

    10. An 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. The design is subtle enough that no one will even notice you practically have a whole gym in your hallway.,

    Promising review: "This thing is pretty much perfect. Some reviewers mentioned that it slips but the manufacturers added locks now so it doesn't slip. The hangers bolt into a doorway and the bar easily twists into them. It's solid as hell — no way this is going anywhere. The new locks keep it firm with no slipping at all. The entire family is doing pull ups now. Just buy it." —DCDC

    Get it from Amazon for $49.98.

    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. The construction seems first rate, it's very solid inside. I would buy this brand again when moving up in weight." —sodapop

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99+ (available in seven 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.

    A model stretching their legs with a graphic of the exercises in front of them. The poster has eight categories with several stretches displayed in each.

    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 $9.97+ (available in two sizes).

    13. An ab wheel – it's gonna absolutely crush your crunches and make your abs ache in the most satisfying way possible. This is a really intense tool, but will 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 $19.97.

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

    A model doing crunches with the abdominal mat supporting their back, giving them a wider range of motion as they move down during the crunch

    Promising review: "This thing works perfectly and is exactly like the name brand ones in gyms!!" —Torie

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    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.


    Promising review: "I now own three of these. I like this fabric and the amount of coverage this provides. For me, this bra isn't perfect for high impact activity, but it works for everything else. The coverage and material is great, plus the classic sports bra style = win." —S T.

    Get it on sale from Nike for $63.97 (originally $80, available in six colors and sizes XS–XL).

    16. A Stealth core trainer — it's really and truly gonna trick you into loving exercise. This video game balancing board is gonna be your favorite entertainment when you're lying around and looking for something to do.


    Getting a Stealth board was the very best thing that has happened to me during quarantine. Mixing the fun of games on your phone with the natural endorphins you get from exercising is, to put it lightly, genius. I have two in my home and my husband and I compete daily to see who can last the longest. My favorite game is the paragliding challenge, he's into the planet-blasting space adventure. Nerd.

    Promising review: "I believe any money invested in health and fitness is worth it when utilized. This is a great purchase and integrates gaming with fitness. It's a fun way to build a strong core and expose the abs. No assembly is required, just a quick app download and you'll be ready to break your friends' record and at the same time sculpt your abs." —Makisan

    Get it from Amazon for $119.

    17. 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.

    A model wearing boxing gloves and lightly leaning on the upright boxing ball

    Promising review: "I bought this for a stress relief. I don’t think I have ever felt stress released like this. I will definitely be using this every day, not just for stress hopefully but for a work out of some sort. It's the best thing ever." —Mags

    Get it from Amazon for $49.68+ (available in four styles).

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

    A model with their feet around the elevated TRX straps and their arms on a yoga mat. The straps are attached to a tree and they are lifting their bodyweight with their arms while pulling down with their legs.

    Promising review: "This works great for me. The ropes appear to be a little slimmer than the gym version but all connections are secure. The foam handles are fine and everything rolls up into an eight inch bag. It's super portable and great for people on the go who like to work out but can't trust fitness centers in hotels. The kit comes with setup instructions and a couple basic workouts." —Dave

    Get it from Amazon for $129.99.

    19. An indoor rowing machine — a splurge-worthy piece of equipment that'll take up less space than you think (just store it standing upright when not in use) even though it'll take your workout to the next level.

    A person sitting on the rowing machine with their feet on the footrests and their arms outstretched, pulling the weighted cord

    Promising review: "I was very excited to get this rowing machine. It just took me like 20-30 minutes to set up following the instruction. It is easy! This rowing machine is a good way for me to work out at home. The quality is the same as ones in the gym. It works well for me. I love it so much! BTW, it can be easily to stored, just put it in standing position." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $399.99.

    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).

    Fitbit product shot

    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 and two sizes).

    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: "Ok I finally bit the bullet and committed to buying a new yoga mat. This one stings the wallet, but this is a classic case of you get what you pay for. It arrived today and I immediately noticed a difference. I feel grounded standing on this mat. The material is far denser than the typical sticky mat I've been using for the last several years. I am doing a 30 days of yoga program, which is morphing into 60 days. And I need something that will hold up to daily at-home practice. I highly recommend it. I didn't even need to do the sunshine and sea salt break in procedure." —MotherOfChickens

    Get it from Amazon for $69.39+ (available in 14 colors).

    22. Or an abstract or tie dye 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.

    Yeti Yoga Co.

    Get the abstract or tie dye mat for $59.99, both from Yeti Yoga.

    23. 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.

    24. 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 5–12).

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