40 cheap fitness products that work so freaking well

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Anyone who considers themselves an active person is going to love these Amazon finds that will enhance any workout routine without your wallet feeling the pain of spending an arm and a leg on new equipment. The best thing about all of the finds on this list? They get you the results you want and are built to last.

Even if you don’t necessarily think of yourself as an active person, some of the items here may inspire you to try something new. It’s always the right time to change things up and start a new routine.

For one, you can change up your typical cardio workouts by sprinkling in some entertainment with a smart jump rope. You’ll find yourself amazed by the progress you track. When you’re competing with only yourself, you can still have a ton of fun while you watch yourself improve — and get stronger — with time.

There are also plenty of products that are compact and portable, making it convenient and easy for you to be active wherever you happen to be at the moment.

If you’re even just looking to simply upgrade some of your current at-home gym equipment, you’ll be able to find quality and affordable replacements on this list.

We only recommend products we love and that we think you will, too. We may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was written by our Commerce team.

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A jump rope that connects to your smartphone & tracks your fitness progress

Inject some new and fun ways to exercise on a daily basis with this smart jump rope. This lightweight jump rope connects to the RENPHO fit app to track your cardio workouts. It is capable of tracking the time you are using the jump rope, how many skips during that time, and the calories you burned. There are also three modes you can set when using, depending on what kind of exercises you want to do that day. The handles are cushioned with padded foam, so they’re comfortable to hold.

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This Pilates bar kit that allows you to take your exercise anywhere

This portable and compact Pilates reformer is an excellent way to keep up with your strength training when you’re on the go. The bar disassembles into three separate pieces that fit neatly into the carrying case that comes with it. There are two resistance bands on the ends of the bar that give enough tension to feel your muscles working as you move through a series of exercises.

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An adjustable step platform that will enhance your exercise routines

This adjustable aerobic step platform is a great way to switch up your cardio and strength training routines. The two options you have for your stepping height are 4 and 6 inches. You will feel the stability of the platform under your feet with its shock-absorbing technology and nonslip surface for a solid and secure step each time.

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This set of exercise bands made from a nonslip cloth

Use this four-pack of exercise bands to add and remove resistance easily and quickly during your workouts. You get to choose how hard you want to work using the light, medium, strong, and heroic options for the bands. Even though the resistance level is different in each band, you can expect them all to be uniform in size and thickness.

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These handheld rotating discs that make your push-ups more efficient

Snag a pair of these perfect push-up elite discs and become a push-up master in no time. The handles are designed to help evenly disperse the pressure of your body weight with their ergonomic grips. After consistent use with these push-up discs, you will see noticeable definition in the muscles throughout your arms, chest, and back thanks to their rotating design.

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An extra thick yoga mat that provides cushioned support for your joints

Your whole body will feel the wonderful effects of using this extra-thick all-purpose yoga mat. Made from an extra thick foam, all of your joints will love the additional padding and support this mat gives them. When you’re done using this mat, easily roll it up and close it shut with its built-in carrying handle. There are seven colors options available.

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These interlocking foam mats to create a padded gym floor in your home

Keep the floors of your at-home gym protected with these interlocking foam exercise mat tiles. You can put this flooring together quickly and easily thanks to the puzzle fit edges that lock each piece into place. They provide durability and protect the surface of your floors from your workout equipment. Each tile measures 24 by 24 by .05 inches and is made with a textured surface so you won’t slip and slide around on it.

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This popular wooden wobble board that’ll help build strength

Mix up your daily routine with this all-wooden balance board as it makes a great addition to your exercise regiment. The balance board forces you to engage different muscle groups to keep the board steady and stable, helping you strengthen and tone your core. This is also a great tool to implement if you are currently rehabilitating an injury. It has a nonslip surface and is capable of holding up to 300 pounds.

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A cushioned exercise pad that offers excellent bodily support

If your knees and joints are in need of some additional cushioning, using this exercise balance pad is an easy way to get the support you need. You can use it sitting down, on your knees, or standing on your feet. It is made from eco-friendly foam and has a nonslip surface to help you stay in place and keep your balance. This is a great versatile tool that is great for yoga and meditation, and well as foot support when standing for long periods of time.

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This basic set of dumbbells that’s great for beginners

Start lifting weights and toning those muscles in no time with this dumbbell weight set. In this set, you get 3 pairs of weighted dumbbells and a standing rack to hold the weights when you’re not using them. Each individual hand weight is coated in neoprene for a secure grip. The ends of the dumbbells are geometrically shaped to keep them from rolling away when you set them down on the floor.

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These ankle weights for additional strength training while walking or running

Make your daily walks or runs a bit more challenging with these Gaiam ankle weights. These are also great to use during a yoga or Pilates session if you’re looking to add a little extra burn to your workout. Made with high-quality Velcro, the weights hold securely around your ankles no matter what kind of physical activity you’re doing.

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An ab roller machine set that comes with push bars & knee pads

Get the most out of this ab wheel roller as it gives you the option to perform six different exercises with this one simple machine. You’ll feel the additional support underneath you performing these different exercises with the extra-wide wheel that measures over 3 inches wide. The handles are designed to be gripped with ease and comfort in mind.

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These ankle compression socks that promote excellent blood flow

Improve the circulation and blood flow to your feet no matter if you’re working out or just lounging around with these ankle compression socks. Each sock is designed so that specific areas on your feet are targeted with compression technology. These are great to use if your feet tend to swell when you’re flying or if you’re in the midst of recovering from a case of plantar fasciitis. Over 35,000 people have left positive reviews on the effectiveness of these socks.

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A set of hand weights that are soft and ergonomically designed

These handheld weights from Gaiam are filled with sand for a different kind of dumbbell than what you’re used to. Each weight is cylindrical in shape and is equipped with a sewn-on strap that makes them easy to hold. They’re designed for you to use during walks or runs, but also make excellent free weights on their own.

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These slip-on aqua socks perfect for water activities

Your feet will stay dry and protected in these water sport shoes. They are made from 100% synthetic rubber, making them incredibly durable and water-resistant. These water shoes basically slide on your feet like socks. They will fit snug and comfortably without rubbing and chaffing your skin or causing blisters.

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This stability and fitness ball that can help you strengthen your core

You can expect to get long-term use from this exercise ball that won’t randomly deflate or burst while it’s being used. The outer coating of the ball is covered with a nonslip material that creates a firm grip between you and the ball. There are four size options available depending on how large or small you want. It comes with a foot pump to easily inflate the ball, so you can use it immediately.

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A pair of workout gloves that prevents blisters and callouses from weightlifting

Having to worry about blisters and callouses is a thing of the past thanks to these fingerless workout gloves. They are available in sizes extra small up to extra large, so hands of all sizes will find the perfect fit. Made out of microfiber, these gloves maintain comfortability and flexibility while wearing, and are breathable to keep your hands from excessive sweat.

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These exercise discs that easily glide on all types of floors

These dual-sided core sliders give you the ability to use them on a wide range of surfaces, so you can work out wherever, whenever you want. One side of the disc is covered with felt foam, making it a great option for wooden floors. The other side is plastic, which is best for carpets. You can expect these discs to glide in and out smoothly each time.

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This 4-pack of sporty headbands that keep hair & sweat out of your face

These super-absorbent sports headbands are an easy and simple solution to keep sweat and hair out of your eyes and off your face. You can slip one of these on and then you’re ready to take on any physical activity, whether it’s biking, hiking, yoga, or Pilates. One of the best features these headbands offer is the fact they don’t constantly slip off your head or need to be readjusted while you’re working out.

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An agility ladder that is collapsible & comes with its own carrying case

If you’re looking for a way to increase your overall athletic performance, consider adding this agility ladder into your exercise routine. The ladder itself is 20 feet long and is designed with 12 rungs that are made of durable plastic. Simply put, it’s built to handle your workouts. If you are an athlete in need of increasing your speed, this agility ladder provides you the tool you need to work on that skill.

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This stretch out strap that comes with a guidebook for exercises

This nylon stretching strap is going to change the way you go about warming up and cooling down from your workouts forever. There are 10 different loop holes along the entire length of the over six-foot-long strap. You have so many options for how to use this strap, making it a great yoga accessory as well as a great aid for rehab and physical therapy.

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A pair of gym shorts that are perfect as an everyday essential

You will never want to take off these loosely fitted sports performance shorts. They are made from 100% polyester, so they are lightweight, breathable, and capable of wicking sweat away from your body. The drawstring on the waist will ensure the shorts stay snug and won’t fall down. Whenever they need to be cleaned, simply toss them in the washer and dryer and you’re good to go for your next workout.

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This fitness tracker with a 15-day battery life

This fitness tracker from Amazon has built-in Alexa capabilities for your convenience while using it. You can expect to get far more use out of this fitness tracker than simply logging your daily workouts. It is equipped with other features like displaying the weather forecast, translating one language to another, and even controlling your smart devices in your home — just to name a few. One of the best features that sets this fitness tracker apart from others is that you can get nearly 2 full weeks of use on a single charge.

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These kettlebell weights that have a vinyl handle so you can hold them securely

These cast iron kettlebells will transform the way you lift weights. Their specific shape allows you to perform certain kinds of strength exercises far more easily compared to the typical style dumbbell you may be more accustomed to using. This kettlebell comes in a range of different weights, from five pounds up to 45.

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This doorway stretching band that improves overall mobility & flexibility

Any athlete looking to increase their flexibility should consider using this stretch band to help increase their overall mobility. While this stretch band was specifically designed with dancers, gymnasts, and ballerinas in mind, it is easy and simple enough for anyone to use. It hooks to the top of any standard door, which allows you to slowly work on increasing the mobility and range of your leg movements.

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A weighted hula hoop to give your core workouts some added oomph

If you want a fun and dynamic way to switch up boring and basic core exercises, try out this weighted hula hoop. The outer rim of the hoop is covered in padded foam, so your hips and waist will be protected during use. As a whole, the hula hoop weighs just under two and a half pounds, making it just heavy enough to make you work a little extra harder to swing that hoop around and work those core muscles. For those who are already somewhat advanced with a hoop, there’s also a 3.6-pound version.

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These cloudfoam running shoes from adidas

A shoe with over 50,000 4.5-star ratings is a good sign that your feet love these adidas cloudfoam running shoes. The shoe is made out of a thin, breathable material that helps your feet to stay cool while you’re doing your thing. It was designed to fit your foot almost like a sock in a comfortably snug way. The sole of the shoe is designed with cloudfoam technology, to provide a supportive cushion for your feet and help the shoes stay lightweight.

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This 5-pack of quick dry short sleeve athletic shirts

These short sleeve, quick-drying crew-neck t-shirts will quickly become one of your go-to workout essentials. They are made from a polyester and spandex blend so you never have to worry about them stretching out or shrinking down. The fabric is breathable and even capable of protecting your skin from harmful UV rays.

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A compression sleeve for your knee that provides stability & joint relief

If you have a weak knee that is recovering from a previous injury — or just needs some extra support — this compression knee brace is a perfect solution. Situated around the kneecap is a patella gel pad that acts as a set of springs to ensure your knee is supported. This lightweight, slip-on brace is breathable and absorbs sweat when you’re being active.

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These knee pad props to assist you in your yoga practice

These yoga knee pads will reshape your approach to yoga. Not only do they give additional support for your knees, but they’re also excellent props for your wrists and elbows as well. You won’t have to worry about these yoga accessories slipping or sliding around the floor thanks to their nonslip grip on the underside. Each pad only weighs one pound, making them easy to take with you to class or just use around the house.

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This premium self-locking belt that proves back support while you lift weights

Keep your back supported and stay safe while lifting free weights with this premium self-locking weight lifting belt. This belt differs from its counterparts as it is designed to create an evenly distributed pressure throughout your core for increased stability while lifting weights. The belt is made from 100% nylon, so you never have to worry about the material fraying or wearing out.

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A pulley system that assists with physical therapy & flexibility in your shoulders

If you want to increase your mobility and flexibility (or are in the middle of working through some physical therapy) this multi-use shoulder pulley is a great tool for either objective. It is especially useful if you are overcoming a rotator cuff injury. The cushion handle grips make it easy and comfortable to go about your stretches.

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A mini exercise ball that is the perfect accessory for your barre and Pilates workouts

This small exercise ball is the quintessential workout accessory. It has a 9-inch diameter and is available in five colors. Made out of an incredibly durable PVC material, the ball is also soft enough to maintain pliability when it’s being used. You can use this while doing Pilates or practicing yoga, as well as barre and HIIT workouts.

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These hanging arm straps for an added boost to your ab workout

Kick up the intensity of your abdominal workouts when you add these hanging ab straps onto your pull-up bar. You only have to slide your elbows into the hanging pouches and then you’re ready to start busting out an incredible core workout. They come with two steel carabiners to keep each ab strap securely attached to the bar, giving you peace of mind midair.

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This wobble disc that will help you work on your balance

This wobble disc cushion from Gaiam can be used in multiple ways. Use it flat on the floor, or put it on the seat of a chair depending on if you’re going to be sitting or standing. The balance disc forces you to engage and work your abdominal muscles for a full core workout. It also makes a great last-minute meditation cushion.

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These hydro water bottles that will keep your water cool for hours

Once you switch over to these hydro stainless steel water bottles you’ll never want to go back to using wasteful plastic. Whether you have a hot or cold beverage inside, that doesn’t matter. These water bottles will maintain the temperature for up to 24 hours for cold and 8 hours for hot liquids. Not only are these hydro bottles eco-friendly, but they are also 100% BPA-free and won’t ever rust or corrode from use.

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A running belt that works for everyone & holds keys, money, your phone & more

Take your necessities on the go easily with this durable running belt. It has a zipper closure to ensure that items like your keys, wallet, and phone stay securely inside the pouch pocket. The belt itself is lightweight and flexible, so it doesn’t feel bulky or cumbersome to use while running or walking.

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This jump rope that has padded handles & is designed for rapid speed

Become a jump rope master with the help of this ball bearings rapid speed jump rope. The handles where it connects to the rope are designed with a ball bearing system that allows the rope to move smoothly during each rotation. This jump rope takes out the frustration of having to deal with a jumbled mess. The rope is a braided steel wire coated in a PVC material that helps it whip through the air with ease.

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This pull up bar this fits in your doorway for convenient use

This pull-up bar will become one of your most-used exercise tools as it fits right into any standard doorway for ultimate convenience. Designed to be gripped in numerous ways, you can change the direction of your pull-ups from wide to narrow by simply changing your hand position. The grips are all cushioned, so you can focus solely on exercising and not on pain.

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A clip-on pedometer to easily count every step you take each day

Easily track every single step you take in a day with the assistance of this clip-on 3D walking pedometer. Anyone of any age can use this device, especially for anyone who wants a simple and easy way to track their daily step output. Thanks to this pedometer being designed with its 3D tri-axis sensor technology, it will accurately count your steps no matter the direction it happens to be facing.