/23 Products That May Trick You Into Loving Exercise

23 Products That May Trick You Into Loving Exercise

It’s game day…for your lackluster workout routine.

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1.

A balance board for working on your snowboarding, skateboarding, and general coordination while inside. Sure, it’s good to social distance while you exercise, but the truth is you’ve gotta finish Bridgerton before your siblings spoil the ending. You’re not leaving the TV anytime soon.


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Exercising while watching Shondaland hits makes you healthier, physically and emotionally. That’s just science.

Promising review: “This is by far my FAVORITE Christmas gift this year! This is super fun — a great workout. Did I say SOOO FUN!? I may spend the whole weekend (and beyond!) ‘playing’ with this.” —azure_mouse

Get it from Amazon for $83.97.

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An inflatable kayak sure to pack easily and make spontaneous lake adventures a lot easier. Have you been stuck in the city so long you think you might blow up? Blow off some steam with this inflatable gem instead.


Backcountry

Promising review: “This kayak seems very sturdy. I have only used it a few times so far but the material is thick and feels like it will hold up well. I have been on Class II rapids with it. The size is good. There is a little bit of water constantly in the seat but not terrible. It blows up very quickly with the included pump so I haven’t felt the need to upgrade to an electric one. The one drawback for me is the tiedowns on the seat are somewhat uncomfortable on my thighs if I sit certain ways but it is not enough that I regret buying it. Keep in mind I have large thighs.” —Tammy G.

Get it from Backcountry for $745+ (available in two sizes).

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A pair of weighted bangles that’ll cause resistance and help strengthen your arms and legs, even if you just wear them around the house or while on a walk.


Free People

When you have the ability to forget that you’re exercising *while* exercising? That’s when you’ve become the master, little grasshopper.

Promising review: “These are so worth it! I’d been waiting for these to restock for so long! They are by far the comfiest and prettiest ankle weights out there! I got the latte color and it’s the perfect nude. So chic!” —Banannarama

Get them from Urban Outfitters for $49 (available in eight colors).

4.

An illustrated yoga mat – it’s gonna give you something empowering AND pretty (two things can be true!) to stare at while you bend your body in ways you may feel like it ought not be bent.

5.

HIIT The Game — a blast of a “board game” for folks who know some friendly competition is the best way to up your rep game.


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This includes a stack of 52 cards that, along with the repetition dice, will create a brutally fun HIIT workout that you can do anywhere (no gear required!). You can play this on your own or compete with others, using the strategy cards to earn extra points, give your opponent extra steps, etc.

Promising review: “My wife and I use these to change up our workout routine. It is fun to shuffle them up and then pick a card and you just do whatever you pick. It’s a nice change from the usual, and there are some really good exercises in there.” —Adam M.

Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

6.

A FILA Speed Rope sure to have you up and off the floor when you’re so bored you think you might jump out of your skin.


Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “This speed rope is super slim and lightweight! I absolutely love this product.” —sydneyshay

Get it on sale from Urban Outfitters for $10 (originally $12).

7.

A set of five exercise bands for beginners who want an intense workout without having to fill their spare bedroom with bulky equipment. These versatile bands are great for making simple workouts exhausting, fun, and effective.


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Promising review: “I never knew that elastic bands could help me feel so much burn! I was very surprised by how durable and elastic these bands are. Even after prolonged and rigorous workout sessions, I have noticed absolutely no wear or tear whatsoever! These are extremely good quality for the price. I love the strength ladder too. Each band has a different weight estimate. There are online videos for you to watch too! I 100% recommend this product to any fitness enthusiast — beginner or expert! I would give these10 stars if I could! Purchase this product! You won’t regret it!” —Matthew C.

Get them from Amazon for $11.95 (available in three colors).

8.

A reflex ball you can throw on whenever you don’t mind looking a little dopey in front of your roommates during your workout. You’re the funny one in the house for a reason. Gotta keep that title going strong!


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Promising review:This is a lot of fun. I find it addictive, like playing a good video game. For developing good focus, this is excellent! I wear bag gloves, which offer a nice squared off surface that seems to make it easier to control the ball. I found the black ball hard to see so I put some yellow paint on it.” —Saki

Get the set of four from Amazon for $27.99.

9.

A box of activity dice available in fitness and yoga moves, so you won’t have to bend over backwards to find a fun way to work out (unless the dice tell you to).


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Each box comes with a dice for each chakra, seven in all!

Promising review: “This is a great gift for someone who wants to get into yoga but doesn’t know anything about it. It kind of turns it into a game and makes it fun! Great for beginners.” —Chrissy Becker

Get them from Amazon for $16.66+ (available in two styles).

10.

A weighted fitness hoop that’ll comfortably target your abs while improving your posture, all while tricking you into an intense core workout that only feels fun!


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This hula hoop is two pounds and designed with padding for comfort.

Promising review: “While my stomach has always been flat, I’ve struggled sculpting my waist. This hoop changed my body within weeks of heavy use. Who needs a waist trainer when you can just use this hoop! I don’t go anywhere without mine.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $23.99+ (available in two weights).

11.

A pair of dance pads connected to some *fab* YouTube classes — step onto these portable pads and get your core and lower body workout in with a truly unique ~twist~ to regular workouts.


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The DIPDA classes online are fitness and flexibility training courses designed to help improve balance, body control, strength, and coordination. The unique twisting system helps tone both your core and lower body without having excessive pressure your bones or joints.

Promising review: “These are so much better than sliders or twisters. And they are so much fun! I’m a runner, and I own a treadmill and a water rower, but these are my new favorite because I can place them in front of the TV and get a good workout. Depending on how hard I go at it, I can log a mile in anywhere from 10 to 14 minutes. My actually running pace is closer to ten minutes. I love this enough to buy one for home and one for work.” —Shelliep

Get them from Amazon for $49.50.

12.

A pair of seamless, high-rise leggings for looking chic all day when your entire workout might end once you’ve put on your athleisure. Whew! Exhausting.


Forever 21

Break days are healthy!

Promising review: “I was afraid the sizing would be off but with these leggings fit perfectly. I love the shade of gray and the ribbed detailing.” —Jessica Lin

Get them from Forever 21 for $14.99 (available in sizes S–L).

13.

A Stealth core trainer that’s really and truly gonna trick you into loving exercise. This video game balancing board is gonna be your favorite entertainment when you’re lying around and looking for something to do.


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Getting a Stealth board was the very best thing that has happened to me during quarantine. Mixing the fun of games on your phone with the natural endorphins you get from exercising is, to put it lightly, genius. I have two in my home and my husband and I compete daily to see who can last the longest. My favorite game is the paragliding challenge, he’s into the planet-blasting space adventure. Nerd.

Promising review: “I believe any money invested in health and fitness is worth it when utilized. This is a great purchase and integrates gaming with fitness. It’s a fun way to build a strong core and expose the abs. No assembly is required, just a quick app download and you’ll be ready to break your friends’ record and at the same time sculpt your abs.” —Makisan

Get it from Amazon for $149.

14.

An adjustable weighted jumprope for the cardio-curious who are ready to ~jump~ on a daily workout routine.


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Promising review: “I am totally satisfied with this jump, rope both its performance and its price. The handles are the right weight, shape, and texture. The rope has a ‘springy’ feel to it which facilitates whipping or fast revolutions. This rope has put the fun back in my jump rope workouts.”ATD

Get it from Amazon for $8.93+ (available in six weights).

15.

A racerback bra and high waisted leggings, because wearing an outfit that looks good *and* actually fits well is gonna make all the difference when you truly wanna have fun while working out. Get your hottie body out there and do crunches with confidence!


Target

Promising reviews: (Bra) “I’m going to order more. I wear this everyday as a regular bra since it’s so comfortable and supportive…and it has no wires or pads. I wish they came in more colors.” —FLMom

(Leggings) “I want to first say I love the brand and have several pieces because they fit really well! These leggings are super comfortable! They have pockets on the sides so you can easily fit a phone or something while you are exercising, which is a BIG plus for me. It’s a very stylish design and they fit and feel great on! I would highly recommend!” —Samip6

Get the bra for $24 (available in three colors and sizes S–3X) and the leggings for $40 (available in nine colors and sizes XS–4X), both from Target.

16.

A medicine ball for guaranteeing you have a ~ball~ during your daily workouts. This is designed with dimples for an easy grip, making it the perfect multi-use weight if you’re looking for one tool to use in several ways.


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Promising review: “This is perfect. It’s just like the ball my trainer has. He recommended it, in fact. I love using it for resistance training and power training by slamming it. I imagine I’m destroying all negativity in my life when I slam it down.” —Prosperous Writer

Get it from Amazon for $30.29+ (available in two sizes).

17.

A cardio trampoline that’ll give you an endorphin high with every single jump.


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Promising review: “I love this trampoline. I have lymphedema and I use it daily to help my circulation. Before I started jumping I had daily leg pain and some sleepless nights. I now have no more leg pain…I was expecting it to get better but I wasn’t expecting it to go away. I’m very pleased. 10 minutes a day or more and it’s wonderful and fun!! I bought a cheap version to keep at my daughter’s for when I visit but there is no comparison. The cheap one is so hard, doesn’t have nearly the bounce or comfort that this one has.” —C.J. Clowers

Get it from Amazon for $229.

18.

An ab wheel that’s gonna absolutely crush your crunches and make your abs ache in the most satisfying way possible. This is a really intense tool, but it’s gonna make your workouts ~wheely~ fun from the start.


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Promising review: “This was easy to put together and very sturdy. I like the rubber traction on it. The rubber makes it easier to use the roller anywhere, especially with the foam knee pad. I took it to work and can use it on the tile floors in the office without a problem. The knee pad is great, even on tile. It came with two comprehensive eBooks — one on nutrition and one instruction guide. It has great instructions on proper use so you don’t hurt yourself.” —Applebreeze

Get it from Amazon for $23.97.

19.

A Spikeball set you can play at home or take with you on vacation. Don’t let this blast of a party game fool you, it can give you a cardio workout your heart can hardly handle!


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This has foldable legs, an adjustable net, and comes with three balls.

Promising review: “I heard about this game from a teen I know (I am 37) so I purchased it for my family. It is sooooo much fun!!! Be warned however that it is an aerobic workout! I have not had so much with my kids (16, 17, 19) for a very long time. It’s very easy to learn (takes about five minutes) and the game is fast paced with lots of ball time (not waiting around like in volleyball). I highly recommend game!!!” —Tort

Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

20.

A deck of gorgeous yoga pose cards with 60 yoga poses and five themed sequences to give beginners a grasp of what they’re getting themselves into on their yoga journey…in the most artistic way possible.


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These also teach key breathing techniques to help with mindfulness while you exercise.

Promising review: “These cards were SO beautiful and even more than I was hoping for. The quality is perfect! I really loved the descriptions on the back of each card. They’re very sturdy and easy to follow for anyone new to yoga. 10/10!” —Jair W-c

Get them from HighDesertYogi on Etsy for $39.95.

21.

A desk peddle for anyone who believes in the beauty of multitasking. Who says you can’t put the pedal to the metal while working through your 9-to-5?


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Promising review: “This is easy to put together. It fits nicely under my desk and allows me to pedal while I’m working.” —Patty Pixley

Get it from Amazon for $43.

22.

A hiking scratch-off poster that just might encourage homebodies to tell their couch-potato lifestyle to take a hike…and start sight-seeing in every state.

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An exercise ball with resistance bands that’ll probably be the most practical piece of furniture you could put in your home. A “chair” that works abs just by sitting on it? Sign me up for 12!


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Promising review: “I am totally happy with the exercise ball, ring, and resistant bands. It’s sturdy, easy to put together, and allows a great workout. I recommend this to anyone who really wants to workout at home. If one does not workout regularly at a gym, I would suggest starting slowly until your body gets adjusted to it. Do it every other day or two days. You can do in front of television. I have used this on carpet as well as hard wood floors, it’s very stable.” —Katrina Nolder

Get it from Amazon for $35.97+ (available in three styles).

When you use one of these just to keep yourself entertained and end up having the workout of your life:


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Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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