Even those of us that had the best of intentions about seriously starting a workout in the New Year may have lagged. Remote work, kids’ school schedules, and, yes, disruptions due to illness threw many of us off course.
Take heart, though, that the New Year has just begun. Sure, New Year’s Day passed, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make 2022 the year you get into the swing with your exercise habits.
Amazon Sale on 15 Top Fitness Products
There’s no reason to settle for second-rate equipment when you work out at home. That’s especially true now that Amazon has a major sale on top brand name and highly rated fitness products. We found 15 products that will boost your exercise routine and save you plenty of money, too. As always, the prices listed may fluctuate over time.
You don’t need to go out of the house to enjoy personal training. And, no, you don’t need to be wealthy to have a trainer come to your house. Anyone weighing up to 300 pounds can find a great workout with a virtual personal trainer when using NordicTrack T Series Treadmills. It features an auxiliary music port and dual 2-inch speakers, so you’ll have no problem hearing as you workout. This NordicTrack features on-demand workouts and a host of controls so you can customize your speed, incline and more. Worried you don’t have space? These T Series Treadmills measure 73 inches by 35.8 inches by 67.5 inches but include EasyLift Assist so you can fold and store them.
Thousands of Amazon buyers have given Sunny Health & Fitness Indoor Cycle top ratings. When you consider the ergonomic seating, adjustable seat for comfort and stability, 22-inch flywheel, rubber foam pad handlebars and an LCD monitor to track your times, speed, distance and calories burned, you see why this is a fan favorite. Users up to 220 pounds will enjoy the slip-proof caged pedals on the 42.5-inch by 24-inch by 49-inch bike.
Yes, you can have an elliptical trainer that doesn’t hog all the space in your room. Sunny Health & Fitness Elliptical Trainer measures just 28 inches by 17 inches by 57 inches, so its slim profile fits in small spaces. Even though it’s compact, it has plenty of features found on larger, more expensive machines, including onboard stabilizers and a micro-controller with eight levels of magnetic resistance, a digital monitor for time, speed, distance, calories and pulse. Users up to 220 pounds can get a powerful workout without taking up precious space.
If you do yoga, as I do, you’ve probably found that thin mats make the experience uncomfortable, which means a less effective workout and possibly more pain. The Gaiam Yoga Mat measures 8 inches by 24 inches by .24 inches, and it has extra cushioning that helps keep your joints pain-free. This yoga mat is made out of a non-toxic PVC (Polyvinyl chloride), so it’s safe, too. The mat is reversible so that you can change it for your mood. And a bonus––a free, downloadable yoga class.
There’s no reason to buy an array of kettlebells for your workouts. You can change the weight of the Bowflex SelectTech Kettlebell from eight to 40 pounds, so you can quickly move from one exercise to another. The weight settings are eight, 12, 20, 25, 35 and 40 pounds, so you can build strength and endurance as you refine your kettlebell routines. The ergonomic handle with durable molding around metal plates ensures the user is comfortable (no blisters) and safe (no plate slips). The kettlebell comes with instructions for 24 trainer-led exercises.
Gaiam Essentials Balance Ball & Base isn’t just a great chair to improve your balance, and it is also a terrific addition to your workout. Sit or lay on it when you use free weights or work through bodyweight exercises to strengthen your core. The ball is ideal for users up to 300 pounds. It comes with an air pump so you can begin to use it as soon as it’s delivered. Choose from several colors.
Use Veick Resistance Band Set for bicep curls, bend over rows, banded walks and more. You can build strength, stretch muscles and increase flexibility. This set has five exercise bands levels, each in different colors. You can also tighten or loosen the tension on the band or combine the bands for a different workout. And, of course, the bands are easy to transport so that you can work out in a hotel room, RV, guest room or wherever else you roam.
The Flybird Weight Bench has a 10.6-inch upgraded backrest and seat made of leather with 2-inch foam padding for extra comfort. The 49.2-inch by 15.7-inch by 44.5-inch bench has seven back positions and three seat positions that are easy to adjust. The bench is made of heavy-duty commercial quality steel and folds down to 30 inches by 16 inches by 9 inches, making it easy to slip it under a bed or into a spare space.
Have you ever slipped or hurt a joint when you worked out? I sure have, and it is not only painful but can have long-lasting effects such as soreness and bruising that keep you away from exercise. You’ll help protect yourself during workouts when you pad your floor with Angrowy Large Exercise Mat. The 6-foot by 4-foot by .275 inch pad also saves your floors from scratches, dings and chips.
Many of us have desk jobs that keep us in place for long periods, which can leave us feeling cramped and unhealthy by the end of the day. LifePro FlexStride Plus Blue Under Desk Elliptical is a compact 22.7 inches by 18.5 inches by 2.9 inches, so it’s small enough to fit under your desk or even in front of your favorite easy chair. That allows you to move your legs and get the blood flowing while seated. Unlike other under-desk ellipticals, this one isn’t basic. It’s crafted so you can customize your workout by choosing among eight resistance levels. The LCD screen allows you to track your exercise.
The heart of this all-in-one gym equipment system is a training base that works with post-landmine sleeves, a push-up handlebar, an Ab roller, a three-section bar and resistance bands. The result is a full workout system that measures 25.39 inches by 19.5 inches by 4.5 inches, so it’s compact enough for you to take when you travel. The Gonex Portable Home Gym base is designed with a non-slip bottom and buckles to adjust the direction of the workout and keep you safe from sliding and falling. Each system comes with a 43-page full-body muscle fitness instruction manual and a 70 movement video for beginners, intermediate or advanced exercisers that weigh up to 250 pounds.
The ChopFit Functional Trainer System is an all-in-one full-body workout that is portable and requires no setup. That means you can use it right out of the box or when you unpack it during travel. The system has flexible weight loads from 4 to 16 pounds, so you can increase or decrease the load for your best workout. And you can find that exercise on the mobile app that guides you through interactive activities.
The Vetupic Smart Weighted Infinity Hoop has a 360-degree shock-absorbing massage ring that attaches to waists measuring from 31 to 51 inches. That ring keeps your midsection comfortable and rash-free as you twist to swing the attached 3-pound weighted ball comfortably. The twisting motion is designed to whittle your midsection and burn off extra calories. The rollers on the ring are silent, so noise won’t annoy others as you exercise.
The Rumblex Plus 4D Vibration Plate Exercise claims to enhance the body’s natural ability to repair cells, joints and muscles so you can heal faster and get back to workouts. The surface is calibrated to reduce stress, improve blood circulation and invigorate muscles. Plus, it may even boost metabolism. The Rumblex measures 30.5 inches by 15.3 inches and 5.8 inches and accommodates users up to 330 pounds. It comes with a wearable Bluetooth-connected remote so you can easily adjust settings without taking long breaks in your routine.
Hand strength and grip are vital in exercise and for day-to-day living. Push the buttons on The Digi-Flex Hand and Finger Exercise System to exercise fingers, hands and forearms and increase flexibility and coordination. The system measures .75 inches by 2.75 inches by 3.5 inches, so you can throw it in a backpack, tote, purse or suitcase and take it with you. It delivers 9 pounds of pressure to fingers and 31 pounds to hands. There’s an illustrated manual included, so you use it for maximum benefit.
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