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35 Products Any Fitness Enthusiast Would Probably Love And Use All The Time

35 Products Any Fitness Enthusiast Would Probably Love And Use All The Time

Including push-up handles, a Bala Power Ring, and more gear you’ll adore for your workout routine.

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 doorway pull-up bar that’ll let you complete crunches, sit-ups, and pull-ups in basically any doorway indoors. You can install it higher or lower on a doorway for the exercises you want to do. There are also removable hand grips, so you won’t be sliding and slipping in between reps.


Promising review: “This is the only bar I found that would work for my 37-inch doorway, which is wider than usual, and too wide for most standard doorway pull up bars. I weigh 170 pounds, and the bar does not bend, even if I do pull ups with both hands in the center of the bar. The rubber covers are easily moveable, as they come with velcro. The bar stays rock solid in place if you use the two end-frames that come with it.” —Amazon Customer

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

2. And a door anchor to make arm workouts more challenging. Place the ball end between the door and the frame, loop a long resistance band through, close the door, and you’ll be ready to do lat pull-downs, tricep push-downs, seated rows, glute kickbacks, and more exercises. 

Bicah By Chloe

Bicah By Chloe is a small business that sells workout gear, including barbell pads, ankle straps, and glute bands!

Get it from Bicah By Chloe for $10.

3. A Tidal Tank so you can activate core muscles and get a wow-worthy workout that doesn’t involve your typical set of weights. Fill it up with water (more on that below!) and hold it while you complete a set of squats, lunges, or planks. What’s fun about this tool is that it challenges your strength abilities by adding more weight to basic movements. Plus, it’s so cool to see the water move back and forth when you exercise!

This training bag can be filled with up to 45 pounds of water, so you can customize its weight based on your workout needs. 

Here’s how to get it set up: remove the plug, push a circular button to open it, pour in one of the included Tidal Tank color dyes, then pour in the amount of water you’d like to fill it up with, push the button to close it, and pump air in with the included pump! 

It also comes with an instruction guide and access to the Tidal Tank app.

Promising review: “I really like how versatile this bag is. While you are performing movements, the water moving around inside adds dynamic force, causing you to engage your core and use more muscle fibers to remain steady throughout the movement. Easy to fill, easy to pump. A great product overall. It’s a great addition to my training tools.” —David

Get it from Amazon for $69+ (available in two styles).

4. Exercise dice with 36 different workouts to try: Roll from two orange dice for HIIT movements like mountain climbers and lateral lunges *ora green dice for stretches and yoga poses. Never again will you be bored, because there will be so many combo circuits to try with this cool set!

Fitness instructors also swear by these dice for group workouts!

Promising reviews:  “These are so cool, and I never knew they existed. My wife started shouting, ‘Those are so Cool? Where did you get those? I love them.’ She works out about 50 minutes a day, 6 days a week. She immediately started rolling these every morning for her workout. And, she posted pictures of these to show all her workout friends on Facebook within about 10 minutes of getting them. She had to promise to bring them into the gym so everyone could see them. Do not hesitate to pick these up if you do these kinds of exercises or you work out in small groups.” —Andrew A. Russell

“I teach fitness classes for both children and adults. I love the variety of exercises on the various dice. The quality is great and have added an element of fun to my group classes!” —Kristen M. Dallhoff

Get a set of three from Amazon for $27.95.

5. Or a pack of dumbbell exercise cards that’ll mix up your indoor training routine with weighted planks, thrusters, and shoulder presses galore. You’ll never know what’s coming up next in the deck and your arms, legs, and core will be like, “Hello, where have you been all my life?”

Not about dumbbells? No worries, because there are other exercise card decks that focus on bodyweight movements, gym equipment, and resistance bands.

Promising review: I bought these to get some new ideas to mix up my gym routine. I got a lot of new ideas from these cards. Some were reminders of ones I already know, but there are a bunch of really interesting ones that I’ve been mixing in. The countless combinations you can create is making my workouts more fun and motivating.” —Paisley

Get it from Amazon for $27.99 (available in 19 volumes).

6. P.volve’s The Essentials Kit to gradually tone and sculpt your body at home. You’ll get resistance bands and weighted equipment that’ll target upper and lower body muscles, including biceps and glutes, plus a three-month membership to P.volve’s digital platform and unlimited access to P.volve’s Live Virtual Studio. 

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This kit comes with a p.ball (a resistance ball for muscle sculpting), p.band (a strengthening tool for the upper body), heavy ankle band, 1.5-lb. ankle weights, and gliders. 

For P.volve’s digital membership, you can choose from classes focused on cardio, sculpting, or recovery, and programs like the 30-Day Essentials series. You’ll also get a complimentary 15-minute session to speak with a movement specialist if you have questions about correcting your form or using P.volve equipment. 

Promising review: “I was streaming P.volve for a few weeks without any of the equipment and was already seeing tremendous results. I knew the equipment would bring it up a notch, and boy was I right! This kit is perfect to get started with introducing equipment into the workouts. The p.ball is not like anything else I’ve ever seen, and my inner thighs have never looked better! The ankle weights are the best I’ve had, too, very good quality and actually COMFORTABLE to wear. Highly recommend this kit if you are a beginner!” —P.volve Customer

Get it from P.volve for $129.99 (available in two colors).

7. A punching bag set because you need a healthy stress outlet *anda workout that’ll get your arms in amazing shape. It even comes with gloves, so you can easily create your own boxing setup in your bedroom or living room.

Promising review: This is great for stress relief and I get a good cardio workout. I don’t think heavy hitters would get a good workout from this, however my husband did punch it will all his might and the bag did not fly off, so that’s good. I’m going to try using it as a target during my cardio boxing classes instead of just punching the air. I do have to tighten the pole every now and then but it’s a small price to pay for a good workout. —KB

Get it from Amazon for $57.86.

8. Or Quiet Punch — a portable and smart punching bag that requires minimal space to set up and use. It’s made to fit in any doorway in your living space, so you can get in a quick boxing session without having to dedicate an entire corner or room for workouts.

Quiet Punch

The Quiet Punch fits in doorways between 28″ and 36″, and it has the option to be bought with or without a Quiet Punch Tracker. 

Here’s how the Quiet Punch Tracker works: it attaches to the back of the smart punching bag and connects to the Quiet Punch App, so you can keep track of the power of your punches and how many you complete during a workout. 

Just starting out? No worries, because you’ll get access to the Quiet Punch Play app that’ll give you 100+ hours of on-demanding training and 5- to 30-minute workout routines. 

Promising review: “This saved me during quarantine, and I continue to use it frequently. Living in a small apartment, I find it hard to find any type of boxing equipment. This fits perfectly, and I like that you can easily take it with you. I love the lunchtime Zoom class and the prerecorded classes, but I also love just practicing and getting out all of my frustrations. Highly recommend this to anyone who likes boxing.” —randi s

Get it from Quiet Punch for $350 (originally $449; also available without a tracker).

9. A pair of calf compression sleeves for jogging or running! Reviewers say they can help minimize calf tightness and support you as you run. Whether you’re a new runner or a seasoned marathoner, these sleeves could help you with long-distance sessions.

Many reviewers do say these help with the pain from shin splints, however they’re not a cure and if you’re in pain, you likely shouldn’t be running and may want to discuss symptoms with your doctor. Read more about how to help shin splints.

Promising review: “My run today was pretty short since it is my first time running in several months, 2 miles. But these compression sleeves helped keep my calves from feeling too sore while I was running. I think these will come in very handy as I slowly increase my distance and speed and will help in the recovery of my muscles both after runs and after weights/calisthenics workouts. I would absolutely recommend these to beginner or seasoned runner to help muscle recovery, endurance, and speed.” —Clairene M. Guerra

Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 16 colors).

10. Adjustable dumbbells because they’ll help you level up your strength training sessions. Lift between 2.5 pounds to 15 pounds with this set that’ll be great for arm-focused workouts and easily fit in your home gym. No more using multiple sets anytime you’re ready to break a sweat.

Promising review: “These are exactly what I needed. I can use the lighter settings for workout classes and I am building my strength with the 10-lb settings. I am looking forward to the point when that is too easy and I move up to the heavier weights. The system is easy to use, simple to switch between weights and was much less expensive than other brands. The handles are comfortable too.” —LauraWin

Get a set of two from Amazon for $179.99.

11. A barbell pad that’ll be so helpful for lifting sessions. This cushy essential is made to evenly distribute weight across your shoulders, so you can comfortably squat with less neck pressure. Just slide it on a barbell, secure it in place, and you’ll be good to work out.


Promising review:  “This is a great barbell pad! I use this for heavy squats and hip thrusts! The straps keep the pad in place. So many people have asked me where I got this! Definitely recommend.” —Kelsey

Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in six colors). 

12. A yoga mat with alignment lines, so you can make sure you have the right form and placement during your practice. It has ¼-inch thick padding and a grippy material to prevent you from sliding.  Enjoy poses without second-guessing where your arms, legs, hands, and feet should be. 👏


Promising review: “Wow. Just wow. I came here to write a review because I’m so so happy. I’ve been looking for a yoga mat that was long enough for me (I’m 6 ft barefoot ), a mat that wouldn’t slip if I got sweaty, and a mat that is durable and won’t shred easily like the previous mats that I have owned. The markings for alignment are a huge bonus, as I’ve been really delving into my daily practice and working on forming an alignment. This is a feature that I did not know I needed, and I am so grateful it exists. This mat is also a lot more beautiful texture-wise than it even looks in the picture. It’s also very comfortable. It’s not too thin and not too thick! For the first time today, I did not spill off of my yoga mat during Savasana :)” —Reya

Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in eight colors).

13. And a yoga wheel to help you increase your mobility and strengthen inversions as you flow through your practice. It works to not only stretch your back but also release tension along your spine.

Promising review: “I absolutely love my UpCircleSeven Yoga Wheel. Before I purchased, I researched many different wheels and decided to choose this one. Let me tell you, I am not disappointed. This wheel has assisted me in so many yoga poses and has helped me to even strengthen my inversions. I am also a private yoga instructor and this wheel even assists me in my classes; whether beginner or advanced, this wheel serves an amazing purpose every time.” —Jahnee

Get it from Amazon for $41.97 (available in 13 colors and two lengths).

14. A splurge-worthy Garmin Running Watch with a GPS feature that’ll track your distance, speed, and route, monitor your heart rate, and provide vibrating notifications for workout milestones.

If you’d like to track your progress for shorter runs *orlong distance training, this gadget will get the job done no matter what your level is.

Promising review: “I have been using this watch for a few weeks now and am very pleased with it. I wanted this watch primarily for the GPS function while running, and I have been pleasantly surprised by the consistency with which it reports my mileage. I walked the same route on three consecutive days to see if the watch reported the same distance, and the watch indicated I had reached the one mile mark within ten or so yards each day. When I finish a run or a walk and sync my watch with my phone, I’m able to view my route on my phone, along with my pace and a color-coded indicator of the faster and slower portions of my run.” —katethegreat

Get it from Amazon for $138.29 (available in four styles).

15. An Obé Fitness membership if your home fitness routine needs a revamp. Choose from barre, cardio boxing, HIIT, sculpt, yoga, and more engaging workouts that’ll make your living room feel like a live studio. You can participate in 10-minute express classes or 28-minute live classes. Plus, there are 7,000+ on-demand classes available at any time!

Obé Fitness, Abby Kass/BuzzFeed

As a web- and app-based service, Obé Fitness can be accessed on a computer, smartphone, or TV. (Tip: Having a wider screen does make taking classes and watching instructors a bit easier.) Just use an HDMI cable to connect to your TV or launch Obé from the app using Airplay, Apple TV, or Chromecast.

My colleague Abby Kass uses Obé Fitness and said: “I started using Obé and then went back to my old at-home workout and switched back to Obé again because I realized I liked it so much. The classes are a great workout, yet the 28 minutes go by super fast, and I’m not counting down the minutes till it’s over. You don’t technically need any equipment for the workout, but you can level up with simple equipment, such as a resistance loop, weights, and sliders.” Read more of her Obé Fitness review.

Get it from Obé Fitness for $27+ (monthly, quarterly, and annual memberships available).

16. An ab roller so you can ~roll~ your way to a stronger core on your living room floor. If you need a break from your go-to crunches and sit-ups, this compact gadget will put your muscles to work in less time than a typical ab circuit.

Promising review: “Normally I’m not one to go out and buy the latest fitness product. I had a ‘classic’ ab wheel I used but wanted something sturdy with resistance and safe. Additionally, I was seeking a product that would give me me a quick ab workout with minimal risk of injury. Here is where the Ab Carver Pro steps in. It has resistance, is safe and stable to use, and is versatile in terms of different directions of movement.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

17. A jump rope with a digital counter that’ll count skips during reps. You can also time jump sessions and see how many calories you burned. If you’re ready to do double-unders and get your heart rate going, this small piece of equipment will be a big help. 

Promising review: “I love how this jump rope has both a timer and a counter. This allows me to jump for a fixed length of time without having to check my phone. I usually jump for two minutes every set, and when the time is up the timer will beep to let me know, and then I rest for another minute before beginning another set. Also, it is difficult to keep counting when I am too exhausted from jumping, and I’m glad that the rope counts for me, so I don’t have to worry about it.” —Lynda

Get it from Amazon for $16.95 (available in six colors).

18. Bone conduction headphones so you can comfortably listen to podcasts and playlists on hikes, runs, and walks. With six hours of battery life and an earbud-free design, you’ll get to enjoy music and still be aware of your surroundings. 


Other notable features of these cool headphones include quick control buttons (back-a-track, skip, pause, and play), the ability to seamlessly change between phone calls and music, and a water-resistant design. They also come with a USB-C charger, earplugs, and a portable bag!

Promising review: “I always have problems finding earbuds that don’t fall out of my ears when I run, so these are amazing since they don’t go inside my ears at all! I barely feel them on my head, they don’t jiggle or move at all when I run, sound quality is pretty good, and I’m glad that I can still hear ambient noise around me while wearing. Highly recommend!” —REI Customer

Get them from REI or Amazon for $79.95 (available in four colors).

19. A Power Press Push-Up Board because it’ll make improving your form and technique a fun challenge. It comes with a color-coded board system, so you can switch push-up positions to target specific muscles in your back, chest, shoulders, and triceps. Just place the included nonslip hand grips in the red, green, blue, or yellow slots and you’ll be good to work out.

This board comes with a training manual and access to online training workouts. What’s great about this board is workout versatility, you can change between 30 push-up positions and not stick with the same movements every time. Plus, the handle grips can help you properly align your body and avoid straining your hands and wrists.

Promising review: “I bought this because of the reviews, so it was only fair for me to leave one as well. I was so impressed by this equipment. I am so tired after doing push-ups all over the place on this thing. There is a chart that came with it that even gives combos to try with each hand in a different position. The board itself is color coded, so you don’t even have to look at the chart to figure out what areas you want to hit. It’s simple, but it is high quality. The handles lock in tight and do not wobble at all while you are using it. I love this, it is well worth the $50. If you are considering purchasing this but are on the fence, believe me you can trust the reviews.” —Jason Lester

Get it from Amazon for $59.99

20. And push-up handles so you can complete push-ups without straining your wrists. A superior grip and secure treads make it easy to move up and down and align your body, even if you’re doing reps on a hardwood floor.


Promising review: “I have deteriorating cartilage in my hands and wrists, which makes pushups painful. The round comfort grips and putting my hands in a comfortable position make pushups pain free. Two sessions at this point with 200 push-ups as part of a home chest routine and no pain afterwards. Completely happy with my purchase. Highly recommend these.” —Target Customer

Get a set of two from Target for $29.99

21. A fitness trampoline that’ll give you an amazing workout on cardio days. Complete aerobic exercises on this piece of equipment that’ll work your core, leg, and butt muscles, plus help improve your balance! ‘Tis time to ~jump for joy~ and give your treadmill a little break.

Read more about the potential benefits of rebounding exercise

Promising review: “Before I got this trampoline I was using a dinky rebounder that had springs, and let me tell you, the bungee chords on these trampolines make such a big difference! I wasn’t expecting it to feel so much softer (and its quieter too)! I’ve been consistently using this rebounder 1-2x a week for over a year and it is still in such great condition. If you want to experience all the cardiovascular benefits of activities like running, but your body doesn’t like all that impact, definitely try out rebounding. It’s such a great way to not only get in your cardio, but strengthen your muscles.” —Katrina Falor

Get it from Amazon for $219.95 (available in two sizes and seven colors).

22. A Bala Power Ring so versatile for exercising, you’ll probably ditch your go-to kettlebells or dumbbells. This 10-lb. circle can be used in so many ways: lift it up or down during Pilates, hold it while you complete squats, *orswing it if you’d like to strengthen your arms. Plus, it’ll look really cool in your workout space!


Promising review:  “I love this! I bought it after getting the little wrist weights as a gift, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s so nice to add to regular workouts for an extra oomph. It’s a really cute color pink and just makes me feel like I’m working out harder than I really am!” —MB

Get it from Amazon for $85 (available in six colors). 

23. Or adjustable Bala Bangles that’ll add a lil’ resistance (not to mention style) to your virtual fitness classes. These bracelet-like babies weigh 1 pound each, but they’ll help boost strength whenever you’re doing cardio or strength training.

Elizabeth Lilly / BuzzFeed, Amazon

Just wrap them on your wrists or ankles for a little workout pick-me-up.

BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly loves these bangles and said: “I’ve bought, used, and then promptly forgotten about wrist/ankle weights before but I ADORE these. They’re really nice looking (as you can see) and I’ve never had trouble with them coming off my wrists or ankles during HIIT workouts.” Read more of her Bala Bangles review (it’s #7).

Get them from Amazon for $49+ (available in 13 colors).

24. A TRX Suspension Training System for doing a variety of bodyweight moves that you didn’t think you could do before. All you need to do is anchor it to a beam and give yourself a couple of feet to move around. You’ll be amazed how this piece of equipment can help you complete arm rotations, pull-ups, push-ups, planks, lunges, and squats in a quick sweat session.


It comes with a suspension training strap, indoor/outdoor anchors, two workout guides, a training poster, and a mesh bag.

Promising review: “I don’t always have the time/inclination to go to the gym, and having this at home allows me to get in a proper workout without leaving the house. It’s just a fun way to try new things and use muscles that you wouldn’t be able to otherwise. I can’t do pistol squats in real life, but I can with this thing! It’s incredibly easy to use and to adjust.” —Cersar

Get it from Amazon for $129.

25. A medicine ball so you can work your core beyond regular crunches. Strengthen your abs and arms at the same time by twisting side to side with it *orlightly passing it in between sit-ups. It also has a textured surface that’ll make it easy to grip, even if your hands are sweaty!


Promising review: “This is perfect. It’s just like the ball my trainer has. He recommended it, in fact. I love using it for resistance training and power training by slamming it. I imagine I’m destroying all negativity in my life when I slam it down.” —Prosperous Writer

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

26. The Mirror workout that’ll be like having a personal trainer right in your living room. There are thousands of classes you can take spanning from bodyweight movements to barre to those with other equipment, including dumbbells and kettlebells, if that’s what you enjoy doing.


Let’s just talk about this cool device for a sec: It syncs with the Apple Watch, so you can monitor heart rate levels and it gives you access to so many classes (Bootcamp, Boxing, Ballet, Tai Chi, and Yoga Flow to name a few ) at different levels ranging from beginner to advanced. It’s kind of like having your own digital personal trainer at home.

Note: You’ll need the Mirror All-Access Membership ($39/month) in order to access workout classes. With the membership, you (and up to six people in your household) can do unlimited live and on-demand workouts. (Your first 30 days will be charged once your Mirror is delivered).

Promising review: “My wife and I started using The Mirror about a month ago, after years of boutique studio classes and we can already see that The Mirror is a game changer and a giant leap forward for anyone who wants to get or stay fit. It’s extremely convenient and a huge time-saver mainly because it’s at home, but also because it offers 15- to 60-minute sessions, so we can almost always fit in a class; and it’s well-designed, sleek, and simple and fun to use.” —Mirror Customer

Get it from Mirror for $1,345+ (you can try it for 30 days, and if you don’t like it they pick it up for free and you’ll get a full refund).

27. A weighted fitness hoop for your next sweat session at home. It’s a sweet throwback to your PE class and you’ll be able to strengthen your hips, abs, and legs in a garage corner, driveway, or bedroom.

Promising review: “This hoop is GREAT! It is just so much fun to exercise with this thing. I play music and try to dance too lol. But I have experience, they used to have a weighted hoop in the gym I went to and I did it all the time. Highly recommend. You just need to make sure it’s clicked together correctly or it’ll come undone! Don’t worry if it happens to you, though, it’s totally fixable. It happened to me I think twice before I got it down. Anyway, if you’re looking for a weighted hoop, look no more!” —Molls

Get it from Amazon for $30.40.

28. Resistance bands that are perfect for squats or leg raises and won’t roll up or snap mid-workout. These babies will stay in place on your thighs, thanks to anti-slip material and a body-hugging fit. Plus, you can work your way up from light, to medium, to heavy resistance during your next set. 

Promising review: “I really like this type of resistance band. It has a nice modern style and it’s able to maintain its shape as you move up and down with it, rather than the material just bunching up around your legs like the regular rubber material, it just stays put. I like that it comes in different levels of resistance so you can challenge yourself from light medium to heavy. I’m glad I bought this! Going to be doing a lot of fun workouts with these.” —Keisha Dennis

Get a three-pack from Amazon for $13.89+ (available in three colors).

29. A compact, foldable treadmill so you don’t have to cancel cardio workouts if it’s raining outside. Run with the riser up or switch it down if you want to walk. It also doesn’t make a lot of noise, so your neighbors won’t hear every step you take.

Promising review: “The shipping took a little while but the company was very responsive. The treadmill is everything I was looking for in a small foldable treadmill to have in an apartment. It works for my girlfriend and for me to be able to either walk while watching TV or if we use it for full workouts to walk and jog. It is very quiet and has been a lifesaver during a time when we are not able to use a public gym.” —George

Get it from Amazon for $379.99 (available in seven colors).

30. Or a Treadly 2 Pro that’ll help you get your daily steps in and track your activity with an app. The handrail on the machine can be raised or lowered, meaning you can walk, jog, or even run while staying in the same place. And when you’re done, just slide it under your bed.

Genevieve Scarano / BuzzFeed

I’ve been jogging almost daily on this treadmill, and it’s been a big help when it’s raining outside. You can walk or jog up to 5 mph, move the handrail up or down (and yes, this means you can walk on the treadmill even with the rail *all the way down on the floorfor workouts), *andtrack your daily progress in the Treadly app. Walking and running on this treadmill feels the same as other treadmills I’ve tried in the past (minus ‘the up to 5 mph’ feature). What I love about that speed limit though is that it helps me focus on my form when I’m jogging or walking. I’m being mindful of each step and not rushing, so I really enjoy using it for workouts. It’s 3.7 inches tall and weighs as little as 77 pounds, making it fairly easy to move around. With two front-support wheels and a folded handrail, it doesn’t take too much effort to place it in a corner or stow it away under a piece of furniture, but moving it did require a little work, since I don’t have much floor space between my bed and closet. You can read my full review of the Treadly 2 Pro here

Get it from Treadly for $749+ (available in two styles).

31. muscle roller stick to ~roll away~ all the tightness around your quads, hamstrings, and calves. Use this massager before or after a run to give your stiff and sore muscles a little love.


Promising review: “I’m a distance runner, and of all the gadgets and accessories I’ve bought myself, this is hands-down my favorite! Before this stick I had a solid stretching routine and proper diet, but even so, after my weekly long runs I could feel it. I was constantly dealing with tight quads and shin splints. Then I got this thing. I started rolling my legs for about five minutes before and after runs, and it’s been a game changer! Stiffness and soreness is gone, and I’ve seen my pace drop significantly. Also, this thing is lightweight and easily fits in a small gym bag. And at the price point, this is a no-brainer.” —Bryan

Get it from Amazon for $9.45.

32. A 1-inch thick exercise mat that’ll keep you comfy if you’re exercising in your living space. Made with durable foam, this cushy essential feels nice to sit and stand on and it prevents you from sliding. Place this over the floor before your next yoga flow or 10-minute abs session. 


This mat is great for anyone who lives in an apartment or studio, because it doesn’t take up too much space and rolls up for easy storage. It also comes with a carrying strap, in case you’d like to take it to a gym or yoga studio.

Promising review: “I love my exercise classes, but I find that when we do floor work I have discomfort when laying on my side or sitting in certain positions on my bottom. I started googling to find a ‘thicker than usual’ workout mat and stumbled upon this one. I instantly noticed a difference the first time I used it. No more discomfort during floor exercises. The length is great — I usually keep my feet on the floor so I don’t dirty the mat and I scoot to the end of it to do so, this leaves a ton of mat length left.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $39.49.

33. Or a large exercise mat so you’ll be covered for strength training and HIIT. Reviewers love it because it has a nonskid bottom, it’s wide enough for different types of movement, and helps protect their floors. Plus, your neighbors won’t hear you as much because it helps absorb shock from jumping jacks, burpees, and lifting weights.

This exercise mat is 6’ x 4’ and is 8.5 millimeters thick. It also comes with a 72″x 26″ towel (goodbye, post-workout sweat) and a zippered case to store it in. 

Promising reviews: “I love my mat for its large size and thickness. I no longer have knee pains after HIIT or low-impact whole body workouts. After over a month of use with my shoes on, I wipe it down and still looks new. This mat is also perfect for my yoga routines; wider than a regular yoga mat. It is a good investment for my home gym.” —Luis L. Magdangal

“I live on the fourth floor in NYC and needed a workout mat that absorbs shock and doesn’t disturb downstairs neighbors. This mat is EVERYTHING!!! It is big, durable, and worth the purchase!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $139.97

34. An exercise ball with resistance bands that’ll give you multiple ways to work out your entire body. Leg raises? Check. Bicep curls? Check. Elevated crunches? Check. Oh, and it doubles as a comfy seat that’ll help you sit up straight if you’re working at a desk or watching TV.


This exercise ball comes with two attachable resistance bands and a stability ball workout poster.

Promising review: “I’m not ready to head back to the gym yet, but need something fun to do at home. I’ve always loved stability balls but adding the resistance bands is a whole new way to work out! It requires balance at the same time you are working out different muscles. This is something I think I will stick with because it is fun and simple. I did one workout with the resistance bands and can definitely feel it already!” —Patti H. 

Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in two colors).

35. And a DribbleUp smart basketball, so you can enjoy a fun, interactive workout indoors. It directly connects to a smart device, comes with live and on-demand classes focused on reps, drills, and form, and you’ll love feeling like you’re on the court, even if you’re just working up a sweat indoors.


This smart basketball comes with a lightweight phone/tablet stand that’s easy to set up and safely holds a smart device while you work out.

Not into basketball? No worries, because DribbleUp also offers a smart soccer ball and smart medicine ball you can use for your fitness routine. You can also take a quiz to determine which smart ball would be best for your exercise needs.

Get it from DribbleUp for $59.99+ (originally $99.99+, available in Basic and Superstar varieties).

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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