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    27 Products That'll Help You Hit Your Fitness Goals In 2021

    We're kicking off 2021 feeling fab, fit, and full of energy.

    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 roll of rowing tape that'll protect your fingers and hands from blisters, chafing, and uncomfortable pinching. It's infused with healing eucalyptus that reviewers say helps keep bruises at bay, too.

    A pair of hands wrapped in the drum tape
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    It's also super useful for protecting your hands during repetitive everyday chores (like shoveling your driveway).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.54.

    2. These bestselling yoga pants that'll help you stay dry during your workout. They're completely opaque and have little pockets that'll help you store your phone, keys, or credit cards.

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    They also have a wide top band, so they won't slide down while you're running, doing pilates, or just tying a pair of athletic shoes.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $15.99+ (available in 20 colours, two lengths, and in sizes XS—XXXL).

    3. These resistance bands that'll help you tone your booty, improve your flexibility, or just add an extra challenge during other bodyweight exercises. The thick material won't rip, tear, or buckle, even the during the most intense workouts.

    The set of three peach bands lying on a workout mat
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    "These are made of thick fabric, meaning they don't slip and slide around while I'm jumping around in HIIT exercises. They're also super comfortable and the three resistance levels work perfectly for different types of moves (for example, I use the heavy band for squats and the light one for kickbacks). You can also use them to help with mobility, if your arms are feeling a bit stiff." —Alice Prendergast

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Peach Bands (they're #6).

    Get a set of three bands from Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    4. This Fitbit Versa 3 that'll track all your biometrics, so you can keep a metaphorical eye on your health. If that wasn't enough, you can also use it to play tunes, read your messages, and control all your smart appliances, without ever reaching for your phone.

    A person wearing the smart watch on their wrist with the message, okay, turning on holiday lights scrolling on the screen
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    One full charge will give you over six days of battery life, so you can stay connected (and not tethered to a charging cable).

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $249.95 (available in two colours).

    5. Or, this stylish smart health tracker that'll keep tabs on everything from calories you burn all the way through to your reproductive health. It's water resistant and wrapped in stainless steel, so you'll wanna wear this 24/7— since it looks like a stylish piece of jewelry, there's no reason you wouldn't!

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    Thanks to a coin cell battery (like the one in most watches), it doesn't need recharging, either — just put it on and sync with the app!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $128.33+ (available in six styles).

    6. A pack of these body warming pads that'll keep you toasty during cold winter hikes. These peel-and-stick packets work best between layers of clothing and and can work their magic for up to 12 hours.

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    Get a pack of 40 on Amazon Canada for $60.94.

    7. This sleek water bottle that'll remind you to stay hydrated throughout the day. The frosted Tritan plastic is super durable and drop proof, too, so you can take it biking, hiking, or just relaxing in the park.

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    Reviewers say it's incredibly lightweight, so you could bring it with you on your next stroll through a winter wonderland.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.33+ (available in two colours).

    8. These no-tie laces that'll keep you from tripping over your untied shoes when you're going hard at the gym (or just walking the dog). Reviewers say they've helped their shoes fit better AND helped them reap the full benefits of their orthotics.

    A pair of Converse sneakers with the no-tie laces on them
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    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $12.99 (available in 37 colours).

    9. This fitness dice workout game that'll help you mix up your exercise routine. There are over 30 exercises to try, and with progressive difficulty levels, it'll keep you from getting bored and falling into a rut.

    A person holding a pair of the dice while the rest lay on a wooden counter
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    Plus, there's no need for equipment, expensive gym memberships, or planning. Just take them out and play!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $26.23.

    10. A handy stretching strap that'll make warming up your muscles easier than ever. Maybe you're not ~quite~ as flexible as you'd like to be, but that's not an issue for this handy gadget — it's long enough to help you activate just about every muscle group.

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    Reviewers say that the multiple loops make every position more comfortable.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.99.

    11. This fitness journal that will help you document your fitness journey. Whether you're tracking your macros, calories, meals, or exercises, this notebook will keep it all handy and neatly organized.

    A spiral-bound notebook with the words Get Shit Done on the cover
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    Get it from TrainRite00 on Etsy Canada for $21.90.

    12. This microfibre yoga towel that'll be a lightweight, super absorbent, and compact addition to your favourite ashtanga class. It's also non-slip, so you can use it as an impromptu mat (if you're always losing your full-size one).

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    Unlike regular yoga mats, this one can be tossed in the laundry without any issues and is also quick drying!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.99+ (available in four colours).

    13. These dual-sided core sliders that'll help you slide your way to the rock-hard core of your dreams. They're super lightweight, portable, AND designed to glide easily over hardwood and carpet.

    A person holds the core sliders against a cement wall
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    Reviewers love that these add a little extra challenge to their home workouts, and say they're great for all fitness and mobility levels.

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $22.99.

    14. A drape-y muscle tank that'll help you stay dry and look cute during your workouts. It has elongated arm holes and a longer hem — perfect for doing presses and raises!

    A flatlay of the muscle tank that reads sore af next to a pair of running shoes and leggings
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    Get it from TheWonderWellnessCo on Etsy Canada for $32 (available in two colours and in women's sizes S-2XL).

    15. A post-workout dry shampoo mist that'll help revive your sweaty locks. This quick-drying formula will suck up oil and eliminate unpleasant odours, so you can go from downward dog to running errands in seconds.

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    The best part? It works on all hair types!

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $18+ (available in two sizes).

    16. This portable ceramic mug that'll be a sleek and stylish way of storing your fave post-workout smoothie or protein shake (or cheeky wine — we won't tell).

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    It's made of sturdy borosilicate glass, and even has a silicone sleeve, so it'll be great for a post-yoga coffee.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $34.50+ (available in two sizes and five colours).

    17. This ultra-wide ab roller that'll help you carve out a six pack in a flash. It features rubberized grips that'll prevent slippage (no matter how sweaty you get). Plus, it has a spring-loaded centre for a more intense, targeted workout.

    A person using the ab rollers on a floor
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    Thanks to the wide wheel, it'll help keep you from tipping over during your exercise.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $50.99.

    18. These wireless Bluetooth earbuds that'll stay put no matter what you're doing — whether it's running around doing errands, sprinting through the grocery store, or slip-sliding on ice-covered sidewalks. Yes, it all counts as cardio.

    A flatlay of all the elements of the headphones, including a charging cable and two sets of replacement earpieces.
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    Reviewers say they're incredibly comfortable (especially during workouts). Each charge lasts up to three hours, but popping them back into the sleek travel case will give them four more full charges — that's a total of almost 15 full hours of playback! Make sure you have a USB charger, like this one, when the case starts to hit low battery.

    Get them on Amazon Canada for $49.99.

    19. This skipping rope with an adjustable length and ball-bearing handles that'll deliver smooth, friction-free cardio exercise. You'll never want to skip a workout again!

    The speed skipping rope coiled up on a blank background
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    The grooved handles prevent accidental slippage during speed skipping. It comes with a carrying case, a spare rope length, and a repair kit.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.99.

    20. These bamboo charcoal deodorizers that'll absorb odours without the help of any toxins, sprays, powders, or perfumes. They also prevent the growth of mould and bacteria, making them great additions to smelly gym bags.

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    They need reactivating once a month, which you can do by simply leaving them out in the sun for an hour.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $11.95 (also available in four-pack).

    21. This cult favourite Mario Badescu face mist that will rejuvenate and refresh your skin after a sweaty workout. It's gentle and won't irritate your skin, so there's no need to stress about breakouts.

    A pair of facial mists on a giant monstera leaf
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    It's infused with aloe vera, gardenia, rose, and thyme that'll keep that healthy, post-yoga glow going for longer.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.

    22. A durable vacuum-sealed water bottle that'll help you keep your H2O chilled throughout your workout. It'll never get frosty on the surface, so you can grip it and sip it — even with sweaty hands.

    A person doing a cartwheel over the water bottle
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    It's designed to fit in all cupholders, and is leakproof and free of nasty chemicals.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $40.75+ (available in two colours). Also available in a jumbo size.

    23. These merino wool hiking socks with heavy cushioning and reinforced heels that'll provide the compression and arch support you need. If that's not enough, they're moisture wicking and odour resistant, too.

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    Reviewers love that they don't bunch up during physical activity, and say they're thick and warm, too.

    Get a pair on Amazon Canada for $18.29+ (available in nine colours, and in sizes medium and large).

    24. This extra-thick, high-density exercise mat that's perfect if you're an aspiring yogi, or if you have mobility issues that other yoga mats just don't address. The non-slip material will cushion elbows, palms, hips, and other joints, so you can practice your scorpion pose safely.

    A person stretching on the thick yoga mat
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    It's also great for anyone who is post operation and looking to slowly get back into their fitness routine.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $28.88+ (available in six colours).

    25. These Boscia green tea blotting papers that'll soothe and freshen your skin after an intense workout. The slim packaging makes them great for tucking into your pocket, because no one needs to know how much you struggled climbing that hill.

    A flatlay of the blotting papers
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    Get a pack of 100 papers on Amazon Canada for $14.

    26. This bestselling long-sleeved Under Armour compression shirt that's comfortable enough to rock all day. It'll keep your body temperature at an optimal level, regardless of whether you're training indoors, or pulling a Rocky IV and lugging around logs in the snow.

    A person wearing the compression shirt and looking into the camera
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    Reviewers love the moisture-wicking material that keeps them comfortable during any and all physical activity — even if it's just doing some yard work. Since it's a compression shirt, make sure you order a size up!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.06+ (available in 16 colours, in regular sizes S-5XL, and in tall sizes L-4XL).

    27. And finally, this padded weight-lifting belt that'll support your back and core during heavy squats, deadlifts, and rows. It's breathable, comfortable, and won't give out when you're pushing through a heavy set.

    A person doing weighted squats at a rack while wearing the belt
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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $49.99+ (available in sizes S—XL).

    Let's get sweatin':


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