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Whether you work from home or not, it can be tough to keep up with a fitness routine. But if there's one thing that can make it a little easier, it's having your very own home gym. From one-stop cardio machines to workout accessories to help you stretch and tone, we've got you covered. And the best part? Everything is available on Amazon, so you can get it delivered to you in a flash. Here's the best workout equipment on Amazon to create the perfect home gym.
If you need a little guidance...
Why does one at-home workout hour feel like four? With roommates, kids, pets, and Slack messages rolling in, it can be hard to focus and complete a workout on your own, which is why it's extra helpful to have some kind of guide to follow. Luckily, Amazon has quite a few workout options available. On Amazon Prime, you can find everything from single yoga classes to two-week fitness challenges. And on Amazon Live, you can work out and shop at the same time with interactive, shoppable live streams.
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If you just want to focus on cardio...
Best Exercise Bike
While Peloton might be the more well-known choice, this exercise bike offers the same features and workout for a fraction of the price. While you have to use your own device or tablet to score the instructor-led classes for the more affordable model, it'll still get you cruising (while raising your heart rate). But if you have more room in your budget, check out the Echelon EX5-S bike, approved by Hunker's senior commerce editor, Katie.
When it comes to treadmills, there are many great brands from which to choose, but our pick is NordicTrack. The brand has a range of options, from more affordable treadmills to more high-end, commercial designs, like the Commercial 1750 or the Commercial 2450. But for your home gym, we recommend the NordicTrack T 6.5 S Treadmill. Not only does it come with a 30-day iFIT membership with live and on-demand workouts, but it also has a SMART-Response motor for speed, interval, and endurance training and a FlexSelect deck cushioning to protect your joints.
If you want to tone and tighten...
A few simple moves can go a long way with the right gear. Here are a few of our go-to items to elevate a home gym. You certainly don't need them all — selecting just a few will give you a full, well-rounded workout.
Complete with a set of 3-pound, 5-pound, and 8-pound weights, the Amazon Basics Neoprene Coated Dumbbell Hand Weight Set offers non-slip grips and a convenient storage rack for all of your at-home workout needs.
Best Wrist and Ankle Weights
These are good alternatives to weights if your activities involve more movement and you don't want to have to worry about holding the weights (e.g., boxing, Pilates, etc.).
Best Balance Trainer
This nifty accessory can be used flat on the ground (as pictured above) or flipped over for extra stability endurance. You can use it for squats, pushups, lunges, straight balance exercises, and a variety of plyometric workouts. Each Bosu ball comes with a guide to workouts, so you'll have an endless list of workouts to try.
These round discs allow you to effortlessly glide your feet and hands around the room, allowing you to target specific muscles in your legs, arms, and core.
Best Exercise Bands
If you want something that takes up minimal space, resistance bands are your best bet. You can use them to help during stretching, squats, and cardio.
A heavier kettlebell can amplify other moves to turn them into full-body exercises. Plus, the Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell is adjustable from 8 to 40 pounds.
Best Jump Rope
Jumping rope may seem easy, but it's actually harder than it looks. Once you have the coordination down, it becomes a heart-racing, sweat-inducing workout that will tone your entire body.
Best Roller Wheel
This nifty machine is fairly compact but can do a number on your abs.
If you're looking to do yoga and stretch...
Best Yoga Mat
This yoga mat is the best place to stretch, plank, lunge, and recover.
Best Mini Exercise Ball
When placed between your knees, this mini barre ball makes normal Pilates and barre positions extra tough.
Best Yoga Block
Made of sustainable cork, this high-quality yoga block has a firmness not found in foam blocks and allows you to feel secure during moves that require a little extra flexibility.
Best Foam Roller
Consider a foam roller a post-workout essential. Use the roller on your arms, legs, and back for major tension relief.