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For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned backyards, bedrooms, parks and beaches into the best places to train. If they weren’t, people have responded to the online shortage of suitable gym equipment by using makeshift home workout items – cans instead of free weights, stretchy pants instead of therapy bands.
But now may be the time to replace those threadbare gym and improvised workout items with shiny new gym booty. Forget that elongated sweatband: we’ve found a new non-slip one that will keep you cool. Throw that moldy gym bag in the trash, too: our list of all the gym equipment you need includes one with a dedicated pocket for wet and sweaty clothes.
For finicky fitness fans, no worries: all of the articles here have reviews of four stars or more. We’ve even included rave reviews from verified buyers.
This sweatband is presented as being lightweight, non-slip and quick-drying. One enthusiastic reviewer said, “This is a must have if you are a serious sweater like me”, and called it “the best sweatband on the market”.
Protect your wrists and minimize wrist pain and fatigue with these support bands. These soft yet sturdy envelopes feature a thick thumb loop to hold the envelope in place. An Amazon reviewer said: “I have no doubt this will last a long time. The wraps themselves are thin enough that they don’t apply too much pressure, but thick enough to support my admittedly weak wrists.”
One enthusiastic reviewer said of these low friction pads: “They are so easy to use! I love their versatility with the different workouts … They are also easy on the knees and remind me of when I use my yoga mat. because it’s just as cushy. “
The category might sound silly, but these elastic and cotton bands are the hottest thing in fitness right now. One set of these non-slip bands comes with one light resistance, one medium resistance, and one high resistance, so you can customize this ever-important glute workout.
Nothing says “fresh start” like a new gym bag. This is waterproof, and has a dedicated compartment for shoes. There is also a wet item pocket for sweaty clothes, swimwear, and towels. A satisfied reviewer said, “Love this bag. It’s a beautiful color, a beautiful material, it has a ton of stuff (40oz water bottle, speed rope, knee pads, supplements, wraps and gloves). , lifting belt, etc.) with plenty of space without being too bulky. “
If this is the first time in a long time to return to group fitness classes, invest in a brand new yoga mat. This Amazon Basics mat is available in a variety of colors and includes a shoulder strap for easy carrying.
One enthusiastic reviewer says this exercise piece is “stable on rugs and wood floors,” and raves about the strong clips on the risers that hold them in place during intense step classes. “It is also a very practical step in the kitchen for the children to help with cooking.”
Bottle of water
This water bottle is decorated with motivational phrases meant to inspire you to maintain your hydration. One reviewer says it helps track water intake better. “Also a bit of a public conversation starter!”
These famous leggings from TikTok are a big hit. Singer Lizzo is even a fan. With their high waist, gathered back seam and textured honeycomb design, these leggings give the wearer the illusion of a smaller waist and tucked up behind.
These colorful rubber bands can be incorporated into your workout in a number of ways. They can be used for stretching, resistance training, improving posture, physiotherapy, and mobility training. Each strip is 59 inches long.