Let’s be honest: exercising regularly is hard.
And while you really don’t need much more than an open space and a pair of tennis shoes to work out, having the right gear can maximize your results and make your workout more fun.
Making an investment in your health is one of the most important decisions you can make, but it doesn’t have to be expensive!
We’ve got a list of the best gear to help you be your best self (while still going easy on your wallet).
Of all these must-have items listed below, a water bottle is the most important. We breathe out 17mL of water every hour just from everyday exhaling, so imagine how much hydration we lose from working out! This water bottle is lightweight, easy to hold, and see-through, so you always know when you need a refill.
Yoga mats are a must for anyone who works out. Whether you’re just stretching it out, getting an intense bodyweight workout in, or actually doing yoga, you’ll need this wherever you exercise. Lucky for you, this yoga mat has a carrying strap for easy transport.
Get toned muscles all over your body with resistance bands. With different levels of resistance, you can make your workout work just for you. These bands are portable, lightweight, and even come with an exercise chart.
If you’re always on the go, a BlenderBottle is a great way to get a nutritious fix. They’re perfect for smoothies, protein shakes, and pre-workout drinks that help you build muscle and refuel. Check out our smoothie bar or talk to one of our nutrition consultants to help you find the right recipes for you.
There’s a reason these dumbbells are so popular. When you don’t have time to get to the gym, a small set of dumbbells can help get you moving and build your muscle.
A foam roller is a useful tool to help you actively recover. It can target specific muscles to help you get relief from soreness before, during, or after your workout. Plus, by improving blood flow, it can help increase your flexibility and range of motion.
You can’t have a rewarding workout if you don’t feel great from head to toe. Athletic socks are designed to take care of you while you exercise; they provide cushioning, comfort, and moisture-wicking material, so the only thing you need to worry about is remembering how many reps you’ve done.
Being attached to your headphones can limit you if you’re wanting to do more than just jog on the treadmill. Bluetooth headphones allow you to move freely and blast your favorite workout playlist while you kick butt with kettlebells.
Just like Bluetooth headphones make your life easier, a waterproof armband will eliminate having to carry around your phone at the gym or having it bounce around in your pocket while you’re on a run. Plus, you can take it out rain, shine or sweat.
One study found that 10 minutes of jumping rope can be equal to a 30-minute jog. A jump rope is a great item to have in your arsenal because it’s lightweight, transportable, and doesn’t take up space. How’s that for a workout wonder?
Bonus: Exercise dice
These aren’t a must-have, because there are plenty of workouts you can find online or through one of our awesome team members, but they are fun. They’ll switch up your workout routine and keep you guessing. It will almost feel like you’re not working out!