Between the novel coronavirus and the changing weather, you have more than a few reasons to work out at home. And that’s easier than ever now, thanks to online fitness videos and new, activity-specific equipment and technical activewear that looks good enough for video conferencing.
Complete your home workout kit with our favorite gear for indoor training sessions.
It’s fun to dream about having a full weight rack at home, but if that’s not feasible, these resistance bands from Pro-Tec Athletics let you replicate some of your favorite moves using your own body weight. They’re a fraction of the weight and cost—and have far less impact on your downstairs neighbor’s patience. Bonus: You can use them for a variety of stretches and PT exercises as well. $14.95
Whether you’re a tenant or a homeowner, the rules are the same: Don’t drill your toys if you can. These 3D training holds from Metolius can be tied or slung to a variety of different surfaces around your home to keep your hand, finger, arm and back strength up without necessitating power tools or a trip to the climbing gym. Sold in sets of two, each package includes a large jug, a four-finger pocket, a four-finger flat edge and a three-finger pocket. $34.95
Miss riding bikes in a pack of friends? Us too. But with this smart trainer from Saris, you don’t have to give up the thrill of competition completely. Pop your road or mountain bike in the trainer stand, attach the included speed sensor, and fire up your favorite social training app (such as Rouvy, Zwift or TrainerRoad). The Fluid2 uses Bluetooth or ANT+ connectivity to let you race training buddies across the world. $350
Learn more: How to Cycle Indoors
Strap on this forearm band from Wahoo Fitness to track your calorie burn and racing heart as you turn over the pedals on your bike trainer. Pair with a GPS-enabled watch or bike computer to track real-time workout data, or download one of any number of third-party fitness apps to keep tabs on your vitals via your phone. $80
It’s harder to achieve Zen when your yoga mat is slipping across your living room floor or your elbows are digging into your bathroom tile. Solve both problems with this generously plush mat from Manduka, which puts 6.5 mm of cushioning between you and the ground. A sticky dot pattern anchors the mat in place. $120
Learn more: How to Clean Your Yoga Mat
The Aeropex headphones from AfterShokz use bone-conduction technology to pump up the jams through your cheekbones, not your ears, for better situational awareness. Dustproof, waterproof and with an eight-hour battery life, these headphones switch seamlessly between work calls and workout playlists for a more tuneful take on your day. $159.95
This featherweight racerback from rabbit dries quickly and has a bit of stretch, making it perfect for higher-intensity home workouts and sweat sessions. With a high neckline, it’s also a flattering choice for forward bends or any other exercises that require hanging out in inverted poses. $50
With a minimal, strappy design on the back and an integrated bottom band, this sports bra from Brooks delivers freedom of movement with enough coverage and flair to rock on its own. It’s low-impact—best for yoga, lifting and other more chill exercising. Note: It’s for A/B cups. Take a flyer on the Dare Crossback if you’re in the C/D range. $60
Not too short, not too long, these 8-inch shorts from Vuori wick sweat and dry quickly—which means you can lounge around after your workout. Fans rave about the four-way stretch and lightweight fabric, but the real magic is in the CoolMax boxer-brief liner, which lends support and keeps things well ventilated without cramping your style. $68
These moisture-wicking, stretchy shorts from rabbit have a wide, flattering waistband that stays put during a variety of moves and pairs well with a sports bra or crop top, in case your home thermometer is set to “cozy” instead of “kickboxing workout.” A soft, breathable liner helps prevent chafing. $56
These lightweight, stretchy joggers from Vuori will move with you from video conference to impromptu yoga class—and look good doing it. The stretch jersey is moisture-wicking and quick-drying with a modern, tapered fit in both the men’s and women’s versions. $84
These slick shoes from On offer neutral support, which makes them a great option for low-intensity workouts. Cushion is minimal for good ground feel, and the speed-lacing system makes them quick to put on or take off. $130
End any workout with a DIY massage. The Tiger Tail USA Massage-on-a-Rope has a 2.6-inch rubber ball strung on—you guessed it—a 26-inch rope. You use the rope to maneuver the ball into hard-to-reach areas while lying on the floor or against a wall. $25
Localized foam rolling helps stimulate and release muscle knots or trigger points. Get into the habit of rolling after your workouts with the GRID from Trigger Point Performance, which is 13 inches long and covered in soft, gridded foam. It is not intimidating. $34.95
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