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    28 Products To Help Make Working Out More Enjoyable

    Yes, working out can be fun. No, I'm not lying.

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    1. A Nintendo Switch game that'll get you off your feet and boxing along to the beat of fun music. So if the thought of throwing some good air punches has ever excited you, but you're not about to go to the gym, you can do it right from the comfort of your own home.


    Promising review: "I admittedly am someone who thrives while working out at the gym, but there are many exercises I've been dying to try and don't because I don't want to embarrass myself. Boxing is one of them. Luckily, I can start practicing my skills (and break a decent sweat!) at home while playing this super-fun game on the Nintendo Switch. I use this game as a way to mix up my exercises/when I don't feel like venturing out to the gym. I have to say, it's a SERIOUS workout. I'm usually sore for days after and have burnt up to 300 calories in 30 minutes! If you get tired of the provided songs, mute your TV and turn on your favorite workout playlist — a great hack, if you ask me!" —BuzzFeeder, Heather Braga

    Get it from Nintendo for $49.99.

    2. Exercise cards for simple-to-follow workout challenges to keep your workouts fresh and new, and of course, a lot of fun.


    Promising review: "These cards are *amazing.* I love that I can schedule my workout week sensibly and safely — I really appreciate the tips on the backs of the cards! The calorie burn is accurate, if not a bit conservative. Lifting heavier will burn more, but the suggested burn is near perfect for lighter lift days. The HIIT and Core cards are such a nice bonus, too! My favorite part of this item is that I can do my workout at my pace without any annoying outdated music or chatting from a trainer, like you'd find on a DVD. I get burned out easily from repetition (as in, the same dry jokes or WOO! in a DVD), and have bagged MANY workout programs, but these cards are perfect for keeping me excited about my fitness!" —Lori McCarthy

    Get them from Amazon for $19.97 (available in three volumes).

    3. A Mirror that'll allow you to complete workout classes right in your own living space — it's especially perfect for those with limited space for big machines or equipment and limited access to a fitness center.

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    The Mirror comes with an adaptable wall mount that works with all wall types and a carbon steel leaner stand. The Mirror itself can be controlled using the MIRROR companion app (you can download it from the App Store or Google Play), which will allow you to pair your accessories, pick your music, customize your workouts, track your progress, and more.

    Promising review: "The Mirror is the best investment I’ve made in quite some time. It is extremely easy to use. The setup was a breeze. I’ve only had it a little over a week and I am using it daily even if running short on’s easy to even do a 15-minute class! I also love that I can do multiple classes one for cardio and then add on a short stretch or toning class. Basically, I feel I control what I want to do each day fitting into my schedule rather than working around classes at the gym. And for a family this is far less expensive each month than a multi-person gym membership. I’m thrilled with The Mirror!!! Even had a friend join me for a class and she loved it too!!" —Ronda Stratis Elkins

    Get it from Mirror for $1,495.

    4. A Simply Fit Board — a balance board so you can twist (and shout) your way to better coordination and balance, all while toning your muscles.


    Promising review: "Love this board! I use every day and it is a great workout. It's transportable, durable, and highly effective! My abs look amazing! You can work cardio, core, upper body and lower body in a great variety of workouts on YouTube designed for the Simply Fit Board — can't give higher praise for this one!" —Heidi Hogan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88 (available in four colors).

    5. A balance ball chair that'll allow you to kinda work out while sitting. It assists in getting your body to sit upright, which will help strengthen your legs, back, and shoulders. Again — ALL WHILE SITTING!!!

    Promising review: "Sitting is killing us. Every week that headline is somewhere. This chair is so much more than a punchline on Portlandia. I have used it for over a year in my office job and I am an active 39-year-old male. Funny looks? Sure. But it's not for them, it's about my health and lower lumbar strength. For the first few weeks I had a 'regular' chair close by, to ease the transition. Now I wish that I could take my chair with me to client locations. We slump so easily. I used to 'sit' with my chair rolled all the way under the desk leaned back so that my butt and shoulders were the only thing supported. This balance chair forces you to sit up straight and support yourself. It forces you to pop up out of your seat. It will force you to strengthen your legs, back and shoulders. You will find yourself sitting more upright even when you are not using the chair. This chair is not for comfort. It is for you to get better." —Micah

    Get it from Amazon for $69.98 (available in nine colors).

    6. A pair of Bluetooth wireless headphones with a charging case so you can listen to your favorite songs, audiobooks, shows, movies, and more to keep your mind busy during your workout.

    These wireless, waterproof, Bluetooth earbuds can last for more than four hours of play time.

    Promising review: "I purchased these to listen to music and audiobooks on my walking commutes. They have never died on me, and my walk is 80 minutes — which is more than I can say for the last Bluetooth earbuds I owned. I like the earbud receptacle/battery charger case. These also stay in my ear better than the last set I had, which would fall out when I ran, (it's not fun trying to find the little buggies). I would purchase these again." —theMountinman

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99 (available in five colors).

    7. An Oculus virtual reality headset that'll make workout time feel more like playtime. You can download specific fitness games like BOXVR and Dance Central that'll get you up and moving in a way that'll make you forget you're even getting a workout in.

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    Promising review (for the Oculus Quest, right): — "From the moment I put the headset over my eyes I thought 'Wow, I never have to leave the house again!!!' From finally getting a chance to handle a lightsaber while battling it out in the Star Wars universe (which comes with the current Oculus Quest bundle!), adventuring in nature via National Geographic, and battling Angry Birds in a whole new way there is so much at-home fun to be had thanks to this system. I'm personally more introverted, but I still enjoy spending time with family and friends. The Quest has been a great way for me to have a good time interacting with my loved ones without feeling overwhelmed by TOO much chatter. I brought it to Thanksgiving and we had a blast taking turns playing with it. More recently my sister and her boyfriend came over and we spent hours giggling watching one another play. Super fun!" —BuzzFeeder, Heather Braga

    And be sure to check out BuzzFeed's review of the super cool Oculus Go headset (left)!

    Get them from Oculus: Rift for $399.99, Go (left) for $149+ (available in two storage sizes), and Quest (right) for $399.99.

    8. A bike stand so you can turn your perfectly functioning bicycle into a stationary bike during the months of the year where the weather doesn't permit outdoor rides.


    This features six resistance settings!

    Promising review: "I recently got a new road bike for the occasional weekend ride. As fun as that is, I wanted a way to use the bike indoors to maintain some level of cardio fitness for when work/weather/etc. gets in the way. This trainer meets those needs and is very affordable. Setup was a snap (there is a YouTube video instructional that I followed for setup, way better than the included instructions). The levels of resistance offer a wide range, so its great for long-distance or high intensity. It's a very cheap and practical way to get some indoor cardio as well as extend the usage of an existing bicycle. While I would probably consider a nicer fluid trainer if I was a 'professional biker,' most people aren't that, and just want a way to get a good workout without spending a fortune. For those people, this trainer is perfect." —Adam Goldstein

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (available in two colors).

    9. A water bottle that will encourage you to keep on drinking. You don't need a personal trainer to remind you to drink water when you have a bottle that'll congratulate you for doing so.,

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this bottle! Why? Because I only need to fill it ONCE and have my hydration requirements are met. The design is trendy, the motivational quotes help me stay on track AND it's pretty much portable. I'd recommend using the hand bar instead of the little rope thing because a full bottle IS HEAVY! Love it and would recommend it for my fellow water laggers :) Enjoy!" —Anisa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95+ (available in various styles, and three sizes).

    10. A pair of boxing gloves to basically make you feel like the Hulk the second you put them on. Now just picture yourself turning into a green giant with each punch you throw., Amazon

    Promising review: "I don't honestly know if there are enough words to express how much I love these gloves! They are seriously the most comfortable gloves in the world. They have awesome quality and construction, these will last a long time. I went with the 10-ounce ones and it was the perfect match. They fit snugly with wraps on, which is exactly how I like them. I use these regularly both on the bag and in sparring matches and love them for both! Can't beat them!!!" —Ryan

    Get them from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in eight colors).

    11. A cellphone armband that'll keep your mobile device in a secure, safe place while you work out or go for a run, because your hand may not keep such a tight grip on it while your body is moving.


    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!" —Amazon Customer

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

    12. A high-density foam roller for using post-workout to help relax and soothe sore and achy muscles.


    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 $22.99 (available in seven colors, and four sizes).

    13. A speed-adjustable jump rope that's actually a really great way to get your body moving. Think of all the fun you had playing with your jump rope as a kid! Betcha didn't think of that as "working out," huh?!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Very good-quality materials are used, starting from the steel rope, which is encased in some sort of heavy-duty, slightly clear plastic to the smooth bearings. The finish of the rope is very slick and seems like it'll hold up a long time. If you grab the handle and spin it, the bearing will go 10 revolutions easily, speaking to the quality of the bearings. I've only had it a couple of weeks and it is holding up great. For $10, probably one of the best ropes you can get. And from what I read about the owners of the company and their warranty, seems like these folks will be more than happy to get a new rope over to you ASAP if your current one breaks for whatever reason." —Roman

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    14. A Peloton bike, aka all the hype right now, for those who are intrigued by the idea of going to one of those hip cycling classes, but the thought of having to get there before anyone else just to reserve a seat all the way in the back corner where you're hidden away is just... too much.


    Peloton boasts an on-demand library with over 90 weekly live classes with real-time instructor shoutouts with diverse difficult types, themes, and music!

    Promising review: "Peloton, you have taken things to the next level... so happy I have a variety of classes, not only spinning. I’ve owned my bike for two years and my only complaint (at that time) was variety beyond the bike. I now have a new love for bootcamp, running, strength, stretching and yoga, and of course spinning. We dropped our family gym membership just a month ago and we have dedicated space in our house to have our tread, bike, and free weights. This was a game-changer! Thank you for offering what we all need." —Anonymous

    Get it from Peloton for $2,245 or $58/month for 39 months.

    15. A padded weighted exercise hoop that'll be more challenging to use than the hoops you used as a kid, but will still be just as fun. And yep, this is a workout!


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

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A Fire Tablet for the perfect way to keep yourself entertained while on the treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike, etc. You can stream movies and shows, listen to music, read books, and more. Plus, it'll help make time fly by while you're working out.


    Each charge allows for up to seven hours of playtime, plus, the Fire Tablet has Alexa capabilities, which is especially perfect for those days you use it for home workouts!

    Promising review: "I really like the size as it is easy to handle and read. It is much improved over my older Kindle Fire with all of the apps and conveniences. I use it mostly to read books, but it has many more uses. I purchased a case with it and like the fact that it goes to sleep when I close the cover. I haven't actually used the camera that much, but was impressed with the fact that it actually has one. I would recommend this tablet!" —Vicki Neely

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in four colors, two styles, and two storage capacities).

    17. An at-home workout machine that'll serve as a great way to get a full-body workout in, because sometimes there just isn't time or money for a monthly gym membership.


    Promising review: "This product is unbelievable! For the money, you just can't beat it! It's tough to find time in the day to go to the gym, so I do this for half an hour every morning (very intense sessions). It gives you a great workout. It hits all major areas, shoulders, biceps/triceps, and chest. It's amazing and way less expensive than the one Chuck Norris tries to sell for $600!" —Jeffrey Mancuso

    Get it from Amazon for $115.

    18. A belt to safely hold your important belongings (money, credit cards, phone, keys, etc.) while you exercise. Plus the belt is comfortable so wearing it won't be a hassle, and it's sturdy, so it won't slip or fall — or worse, cause your belongings to fall out.,

    Promising review: "Love this belt! It is super comfortable and sturdy. I bought the belt to hold my iPhone 8 Plus and keys while I run. The iPhone 8 Plus is a tight squeeze but fits even in its OtterBox case. I love the hook to snap my keys on so they stay in place and I don’t have to worry about them falling out. I did not even find the need to flip the belt as my phone and keys felt secure and I wanted easier access to my phone. It fits snugly on my hip and the belt did not bounce around on my run even with my heavy phone inside. All in all super happy with this purchase. Worth every penny!" —Elise V. Ryding

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in eight colors).

    19. Yoga dice for a fun way to figure out which pose you'll strike next on the mat.


    Promising review: "Great! Fun way to mix it up for home workouts and travel. The dice are big and chunky and easy to read. Recommended!" —Kirsten B.

    Get a pack of seven from Amazon for $13.41.

    20. And while we're on the topic, a thick yoga mat available in a variety of styles and colors that'll serve as a comfy place for practicing your downward facing dog.,

    Promising review: "Love, love, love, love this!! I'm 5'10" with LONG legs, so regular mats don't work for me. I step off them and they're not big enough. This one is amazing...nice and thick. Once I washed/prepped it, there's not slippage. You do have to wash/scrub it or it starts out pretty slick. But totally worth the money. I haven't used any other of my mats since. Thinking about getting another one to leave at my office." —Careyidaho

    Get it from Amazon for $31.98 (available in various styles).

    21. Shoe clip lights to make runs/walks in the dark safer, but also... more fun. Hey, it's practically like attaching a party to your sneakers!


    These charge via USB and feature two different lighting modes!

    Promising review: "I really like how bright they are when I'm out on my early morning runs. I've purchased other lights in the past and they just don't compare. I haven't had to change them yet and I run three to four mornings a week for the last month and a half." —Speedy

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (available in three colors).

    22. A laminated stretching exercise poster that features easy-to-follow poses. Just take a look at it on your wall, get into position, and hold it for 1, 2, 3, etc.


    Promising review: "I purchased this poster as a visual aid to go with my home gym setup. 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).

    23. A rowing machine so good, reviewers claim it's like rowing on the water, except it can be rainy and cold and gross outside, and you're still getting your row on while staying safe and dry.


    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).

    24. An exercise trampoline you're gonna want to jump for joy on — and you should! Just do it once your workout is complete. OK, fine, you can do it before and throughout your workout, too.


    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 $52.49.

    25. Anti-blister running socks because blisters? Not fun. Finishing your walk or run blister-free and ready to go about your day without pain? Very fun.


    Promising review: "After a long hiatus from running, I recently took it up again — slowly. I'm impressed! I really like that you can choose an almost custom size sock. It really makes such a difference that the sock feels snug and you don't worry about it sliding around in your shoe. There is just enough give to let your foot flatten and do what it needs to do without pinching or without stretching the sock out of shape. The Merino wool makes for a soft feel, while helping to keep your foot dry and blister-free. While I've only been using them for a few days, it is obvious that these socks are made to last. They are very well-constructed." —Jules

    Get them from Amazon for $16.10+ (available in nine colors, and sizes S—XL).

    26. A blending bottle so you can whip up delicious, nutritious, and filling drinks post-workout with your favorite assortment of fruits, veggies, and supplements on-the-go.

    This is dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99 (available in three colors).

    27. A comfy pair of workout leggings you'll want to buy in every color. Plus, they have POCKETS. Perfect for storing your phone, keys, and most importantly post-workout noms.


    Promising review: "I am a Lululemon fanatic and particularly love the Align pant (which retails for $85+), but can't afford or rationalize buying tons of them. I found these the other day and ordered them in size small, red. These remind me of the Align pant so much! They are cut almost identical. Mine are not see-through, even when squatting. I actually kinda want to cry thinking about how much money I wasted on the pants at Lululemon when these are an excellent substitute for a fraction of the cost. If you're a Lulu lover, you should really give these a chance!" —Ariel Parker

    Get them from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in various colors, and sizes XS—2XL).

    28. A pair of sneakers that'll have you feeling like you're running on clouds because of how comfy they are. Look! It's a bird, it's a plane, no wait, it's you running on the clouds!,

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these running shoes. They are extremely lightweight, feels like you are running on air, yet with support. Super cute, look exactly as pictured, are true-to-size. I would order these 100 times over — actually contemplating getting another pair in a different color, just because these are so perfect. I’ve had them for over two months and they have not worn out at all. Wipes clean and doesn’t stain, which is amazing!! I regularly run outside so I destroy my running shoes. For these, I’ve just taken a wet paper towel to clean them and they are good as new! Sooo so happy with this purchase!" —Kate

    Get them from Amazon for $59.99 (available in five colors, and sizes 5–11).

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