30 Problem-Solving Products That’ll Help Make Your Fitness Routine Easier

30 Problem-Solving Products That’ll Help Make Your Fitness Routine Easier

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Exercise with ease, thanks to dumbbell racks, breathable tank tops, and more fitness essentials.

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Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

1.

An adjustable stepping machine with resistance bands and a space-saving design, so you can have a mini cardio session even if you don’t have room for a big elliptical.


Amazon

Promising review: “I just received my stepper and it’s super easy to assemble and its sturdy. I tested it out and I am super excited for my first workout. This is the perfect machine, while we stay at home we can still work out and stay healthy. I highly recommend this mini stepper. Enjoy your workouts!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

2.

A sturdy foam roller that’ll help soothe tight muscles after kickboxing, running, and cycling. It has triple grid massage zones that’ll get to work on all sore areas, so you can enjoy your post-workout recovery time.


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Promising review: “Nothing has been helping. From running, to walking uphill both ways to work (yes, this is possible), to wearing heels all day, my calves were tight. Nothing has been working. This roller was a godsend. I actually have more mobility after using it than traditional stretching, and I think there was a knot in each calf that it worked out. This is a must-have.” —Amazon Customer

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

3.

A wire-free sports bra, so you can keep back pain and bouncing at bay. Breathable fabric, a secure shape, *and* a comfy hook-and-eye closure? The workout gods have spoken.


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Promising review: “My search for a sports bra is finally over! My bust is fully supported in this bra, it’s comfortable, easy to put on, and cute! I especially like the panel that prevents too much cleavage, which has always been a problem for me.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $21+ (available in sizes 34C–50J and seven colors).

4.

A budget-friendly fitness tracker to monitor your heart rate, count steps, and observe calories burned while you exercise. You can even access your health data by week or month, which can help you stick to your fitness goals *and* see your progress in a noncomplicated format.


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Promising review: “If you want to start tracking your workouts, walks, steps, heartbeat, and sleep cycles, this is a great low cost option. It offers some control of music, you can view recent texts, set alarms and timers, and other stuff as well. The magnetic charger (charge it maybe once a week?) charges very fast. It’s a solid fitness tracker that looks and feels great with some little bonuses.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in six colors).

5.

A pair of comfy sneakers you’ll want to have on hand for cardio workouts. It comes with a bean bag-like cushioning system that’ll help you get the most out of your run sans pain.


Nike

Promising review: “I have been wearing them for HIIT workouts and I love them for that! I like the idea that I can run in them and then still use them for lifting or other workouts. Not all running shoes can do that. I love how they are snug on the foot, but still allow movement in the toe area.” —Nike Customer

Get them from Nike for $129.97+ (available in sizes 5—12 and 13 colors).

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Compression socks, because you want to keep leg swelling at bay and run comfortably for long periods of time. They’re also made with a breathable material to prevent moisture from getting in the way of your sweat session.


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Promising review: “You guys I love these! I’m a runner and for the past year, I have been suffering from shin splint pain not during my 5-mile runs, but right after, so I decided to buy a couple of these and give it a try! I started to wear a pair during my runs and a pair to sleep, man did this make a huge difference! The swelling has gone down and I feel amazing! I really do recommend these for runners!” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $9.86+ (available in three sizes and 10 colors).

7.

A pair of sculpted leggings, so you can move comfortably during high-intensity circuits and not think twice about them slipping down during squats, jumping jacks, or burpees. And did we mention there are also pockets for your phone and keys!


Target

Promising review: “These leggings are amazing! They have side pockets that are deep enough for your phone and really convenient. They stay up and do not roll down and pass the squat test! I recommend these.” —Target Customer

Get them from Target for $32 (available in sizes 1X—4X and two colors).

8.

An exercise ball that’ll help strengthen your core and easily fit under your desk when you’re not using it. Yes you can totally hit all those ab muscles while you binge-watch your fave shows or movies.


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Promising review: “I have a hard time doing sit-ups on the floor because it hurts my tailbone so I ordered this. I now use it for not only sit-ups, but also back extensions and since I don’t have a weight bench I use it for other exercises like dumbbell chest presses. I also got a workout airing it up the first time, haha.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $21.95+ (available in four sizes and eight colors).

9.

An interactive Plankboard, so you can hit all your key body areas (think core, legs, arms, and back) and boost your balance abilities while you play games on your smart TV or phone. You also need a big home gym to get a killer workout with this gadget.


Amazon

Promising review: “I love it! The design is clean and simple. The games are basic, but still keep me in a plank longer than normal. I like the workout part, basically 30-second intervals of different exercises, you pick how many 30-second segments you want to do at a time. There is a daily challenge too. I would be bored to tears after one 40-second regular plank, I do over six minutes plus at each session on this and you really feel it strengthening your core.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $119.

10.

A nonslip yoga mat you’ll want to have on hand for core work and yoga sessions. Shifting from Downward Dog to Chaturanga Dandasana just got easier, thanks to this mat’s textured, nonslip surface.


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Promising review: “I’m certified in Vinyasa yoga and this is the foundation of my personal practice as well, so I know what to look for in a mat for me. Because of my practice, grip, stability, and the right amount of cushiness are tantamount. This mat has the perfect amount of all of it. Despite sweating all over it, or spilling water, I have never once slipped or lost grip because of the mat.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.98+ (available in four colors).

11.

A pair of workout shorts that’ll hit your waist at the right spot, stay in place, and keep you dry during cardio exercise. With moisture-wicking fabric and a gorgeous print, you’ll be ~working up a sweat~ in style.


PRU Apparel

Get them from PRU Apparel for $40 (available in sizes S—XL)

12.

A dumbbell rack to safely store weights in a corner or closet. With 10 slots and a tiered design, you won’t have to worry about tripping over one of your dumbbells again in between sets.


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Promising review: “This is a great holder for my weights. I have five sets of barbells. They were all over in the floor in the way. Now they are neatly in the corner. This stand is heavy duty and sturdy! I put it together myself!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $46.57+ (available in 10 colors).

13.

A pack of exercise cards, so you can mix up your fitness routine with planks, push-ups, and burpees galore. Whenever you find yourself in a debate about whether to work your core, arms, or back, let these cards determine your next sweat sesh.


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14.

Anti-chafing thigh bands to wear during high-intensity exercises. These lil’ helpers are made to reduce sweat and chafing, and easily slip under activewear bottoms. Raise your hand if you’re done dealing with irritated thighs after working out.

15.

A lightweight jacket for solo runs, hikes, and walks. With four-way stretch and breathable material, you’ll be comfy and sweat-free during outdoor adventures.


Target

Get it from Target for $40 (available in sizes XS/S, M/L, and XL/XXL).

16.

Glow-in-the-dark running armbands, so you can stay safe during your a.m. or p.m. workouts. These bands easily slide onto your arms and help make you more visible when it’s early in the morning or late at night.


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Promising review: “I bought these because it’s now too dark out to safely run without something making me visible. These do the trick really well. They’ve got elastic bands on them, so once you get them sized to your arm, they can just be slipped on and off. They’re quite comfortable once you get them on, and they don’t feel like they’re going to fall off.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in eight colors).

17.

A pair of ventilated workout gloves, because it’s been a minute since your hands didn’t have blisters from lifting weights. Slide these on before strength training circuits and your skin will thank you.


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Promising review: “I am obsessed with these gloves and beyond happy that I purchased these. My lifts have been heavier thanks to the wrist support straps and the security of the palm grips. These are also incredibly comfortable throughout my entire workouts and thanks to the neoprene material, they’re moisture absorbing.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $11.97 (available in five sizes).

18.

A time-marked water bottle to keep track of your daily H2O intake. Staying hydrated is key during workouts and this container will let you know if you’re drinking enough water.


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Promising review: “I work out often and drink a lot of water during exercise. This bottle really hold the perfect amount of water for workouts. This bottle is great because it has little time labels on the side that says how much water you should drink at each hour of the day to stay hydrated correctly. I couldn’t be more pleased.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.95.

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A nonslip yoga towel for your hot yoga sessions at home: It not only comes in cute colors, but helps absorb sweat and prevents sliding. Flowing from one pose to the next will be a breeze with this workout essential.


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Promising review: “I practice hot yoga approximately two times per week. I bought this towel because beach towels just weren’t working. They didn’t fit correctly and they would always bunch up. Then I tried this towel and I’m in love! It absorbs all of the sweat, it fits my mat perfectly, I love the color, and it’s actually affordable. Get this towel, you won’t be disappointed.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.95 (available in seven colors).

20.

An anti-chafe balm to keep your body safe from skin rubbing issues like redness and irritation. Rock those bike shorts and crush your workout without discomfort.


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Promising review: “This stuff really is awesome. It really works and I don’t know where it has been all my life. I started looking for something for thigh chafing after running into a few issues (not fun). It is super easy to use, just slide it on like you’d use deodorant.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in a two-pack).

21.

A balance ball trainer that’ll help you squat, do leg lifts, and stabilize your core, even if you don’t have room for a gigantic home gym.


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You can use both sides for various exercises and it comes with removable resistance bands for upper body strengthening!

Promising review: “Good item, easy to inflate! You can do various balancing exercises to strengthen the core. This is perfect for an at-home workout. Now I use it once a week and I’m very happy with the quality.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $67.99 (also available in purple).

22.

A set of resistance bands, so you challenge your upper and lower body basically anywhere in your house without bulky equipment. Do squats, lunges, and more moves with these bands that come in five different resistance levels (x-light, light, medium, heavy and x-heavy).


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Promising review: “I got the bands for Christmas as a way to do things at home for strength building and flexibility. I love these bands. I love that they tell you the pound equivalent for the type of band you use (light vs heavy) and the bands are marked with the strength size so you know which one you are using. The bands are made of good quality material but still have a great amount of stretch.” —Amazon Customer

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

23.

A sporty baseball cap, because you need a little shade and protection from the sun on long hikes and jogs. It also doubles up as a great accessory and will go with all your activewear outfits.


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Promising review: “I love this hat! It’s so comfortable, has a great fit, and it’s flexible. It’s definitely on trend. I wear it for my morning walks, goes great with anything from your extra cute workout outfit, to relaxed and comfy.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.54+ (one size fits all, available in 32 colors).

24.

Coconut water that’ll help keep you hydrated and tastes so dang good: If you’re over drinking sugary sports drinks but don’t always like to have plain H2O, you can quench thirst with this non-GMO and vegan beverage.


Laird Superfood

Just add this mix to cold water for a workout-friendly drink that’ll help with hydration!

Promising review: “Hydrate has been my between workout staple for the past month. I notice I am getting less muscle cramps through my second workout. In the grueling Texas summer it is the greatest replenishment.” —Laird Superfood Customer

Get it from Laird Superfood for $16.95.

25.

A ventilated tank top to wear for high-impact and low-impact activities, so your bod won’t be too sweaty. Mesh material in the back helps wick away perspiration, while a racerback-friendly shape works with multiple types of sports bras.


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Promising review: “I bought the small and it fits perfectly. It’s long enough to wear with leggings, not too tight, and not see through. The color is bright and vibrant. The mesh back is a nice touch for airflow during my more intense workouts and cute with sports bras. I’ll be buying this in more colors.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $15.98+ (available in sizes S—XL and 16 colors).

26.

A hydration running belt that comes not only with one, but two fillable water bottles and a roomy pocket for your essentials. Yes to hydration and *not* loosing your keys during a workout.


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Promising review: “I’m training for a half-marathon and was looking for a hydration belt to replace my clunky hydration backpack. I wore this belt on a 13-mile run today and it is just what I needed! I filled up both water bottles, I stored a baggie of snacks, my phone (without the case), and tissues in the front pouch, and was able to access everything while running relatively hassle-free. Great purchase, well worth the money!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.97+ (available in six colors).

27.

A striped bodysuit to slip into whenever you don’t feel like wearing the same workout tank or T-shirt: This one-piece has a U-back shape and cotton fabric, so you will still be comfortable when the sun’s out.


Nike

Get it from Nike for $40 (available in sizes XS—3X).

28.

Athletic tape, because sore muscles can be a *pain* after a strenuous workout. This tape won’t feel uncomfortable on your skin and help aid the recovery process.


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Promising review: “My husband has played sports his entire life and as a result, has a lot of muscle damage which can affect his day to day life as an adult. The wraps from physical therapy just don’t cut it! They are sticky and fall apart after a few hours so we gave this tape a try. He loved it. He said he felt so supported, it wasn’t sticky, and he could wrap the tape many different ways to find his perfect comfort level.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99.

29.

A pair of running insoles for long walks, jogs, and sprints: These are designed to minimize shock by 40% and help keep your feet smelling fresh. Buh-bye shin splints and stinky feet.


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Promising review: “I noticed a difference on the first use. I didn’t get shin splints while jogging so now I can just focus on going farther. I am thankful I tried these first before buying new shoes. Thank you so much for providing an affordable relief option for runners!” —Amazon Customer

Get a pair from Amazon for $8.75+(available in three sizes).

30.

A stationary bike that’ll take you straight to the studio with comfy seating, adjustable resistance, a multi-functional display, and a space-saving design. You may not be in class, but you can have your own sweat session indoors.


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Promising review: “This bike is easy to assemble, which works out good for a person like me who is not very patient. I like the color too, it sort of adds an accent in my house with this black and red color, but it is not too big to take too much space in the house (that was my worry before we assembled it). It is comfortable to ride on, enough padding on the seat, and definitely an excellent tool to workout and burn some extra calories! ” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $289.99.

You ~feeling the burn~ while you workout with new fitness gear:


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