Recommended Equipment

Sometimes it’s really difficult to know what to buy when you’re new to fitness. I have compiled a list of some of the products that I think are the best. I’ve also given a few options for each category, because sometimes the best for me, is not always going to be the best for you.

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Resistance Bands

Cut to Preferred Length

Level 1 Beginner

Yellow Light 5 yard latex

Level 5 Advanced

Black Special Heavy Advanced Level 1 6 yd latex

Level 2 Beginner

Red Medium 5 yard latex

Super Heavy

Silver Special Heavy Advanced Level 2 6 ft latex

Level 3 Intermediate

Green Heavy 5 yard latex

Max Resistance

Gold Max Resistance 4m latex

Extra Heavy Resistance

Blue extra heavy 5m latex

Resistance Band Loops

Good

Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands, Resistance Exercise Bands for Home Fitness, Stretching, Strength Training, Physical Therapy, Natural Latex Workout Bands, Pilates Flexbands, 12″ x 2″

Better (latex free)

TheraBand Resistance Bands Set, Professional Non-Latex Elastic Band for Upper & Lower Body Exercise, Strength Training Without Weights, Physical Therapy, Pilates

Better

Pack of four, 3 inch wide continuous loop elastic bands in the same colors and resistance levels as authentic TheraBand Progressive Resistance Bands

Best

Booty 3 Resistance Bands for Legs and Butt Set, Exercise Bands Fitness Bands, Resistance Loops Hip Thigh Glute Bands Non Slip Fabric, Elastic Strength Squat Band, Workout Beginner to Professional

Foam Rollers

Good

ProsourceFit High Density Full and Half-Round Foam Rollers for Physical Therapy, Pilates, Yoga, Stretching, Balance & Core Exercises, 12″, 18″, 36″

Better

Gaiam Restore Muscle Massage Therapy Foam Rollers (18 inch & 36 inch)

Best

OPTP PRO-Roller Soft Density Foam Roller – Durable Roller for Massage, Stretching, Fitness, Yoga and Pilates

Medicine Balls

Good

Yes4All Slam Balls (black & blue) 10-40lbs for Strength and Crossfit Workout – Slam Medicine Ball

Better

ProsourceFit Slam Medicine Balls 5Lbs Smooth Textured Grip Dead Weight Balls for Crossfit, Strength & Conditioning Exercises

Best

Champion Sports Rhino Elite Medicine Ball – In Multiple Weights

Balance Discs

Good

ProsourceFit Core Balance Disc Trainer, 14” Diameter with Pump for Improving Posture, Fitness, Stability

Best

Bosu Balance Trainer, 65cm “The Original”

Exercise Mats

Good

Gaiam Athletic Yoga Series dynaMAT Xtra-Wide Mat, Black/Gray, 5mm

Better

TOPLUS Yoga Mat – Classic 1/4 inch Pro Yoga Mat Fitness Exercise Mat with Carrying Strap

Best

TENOL JELS Extra Thick Yoga and Exercise Mat Non-Slip High Resilience TPE Pilates Mat with Carrying Strap 72”LX26”WX2/5Inch(10mm)

Exercise Mat Cleaner

Lemongrass- My Favorite

ASUTRA Natural & Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner (Mindful Lemongrass Aroma), 4 fl oz | Safe for All Mats & No Slippery Residue | Cleans, Restores, Refreshes | Comes w/Microfiber Cleaning Towel

Lemongrass + Jasmine

ASUTRA Lemongrass & Jasmine Essential Oil Blend, Aromatherapy Spray, 4 fl oz | for Face, Body, Rooms, Linens | Promotes Calm & Positive Feelings | Filters Out Negative Energy

Lavender

ASUTRA Natural & Organic Yoga Mat Cleaner (Peaceful Lavender Aroma), 4 fl oz | Safe for All Mats & No Slippery Residue | Cleans, Restores, Refreshes | Comes w/ Microfiber Cleaning Towel

Swiss Ball

Good

Gaiam Total Body Balance Ball Kit – Includes Anti-Burst Stability Exercise Yoga Ball, Air Pump, Workout Program

Better

YOGU Stability Exercise Ball 65cm Yoga Balance Ball Birthing Ball with Air Pump Anti-Slip & Anti-Burst Supports 2000lbs Great for Yoga Pilates Abdominal Workout Fitness Ball and Office Chair

Best

SpoxFit Exercise Ball Chair with Resistance Bands, Perfect for Office, Yoga, Balance, Fitness, Super Strong Holds 660lbs. Set Includes Stable Base, Workout Poster, Pump, Home Gym Bundle-65cm

Exercise Steps

Good

Tone Fitness Aerobic Step Platform | Exercise Step | Full and Compact Sizes

Better

Adjustable Aerobic Step Platform with 4 Risers Health Club Size & Extra Risers Options

Best

Reebok Original Aerobic Step

For Small Spaces

16″ x 16″ Adjustable High Step Aerobic Platform with 4 Risers

Beginner Free Weights

Good

BalanceFrom GoFit All-Purpose Dumbbells in Pair, or Set with Rack

Better

Gaiam Neoprene Dumbbell Hand Weight (Sold as Single Dumbbell)

Best

Neoprene Dumbbell Pairs by Day 1 Fitness – 12 WEIGHT OPTIONS, 1 – 20 LBS – Non-Slip, Hexagon Shape, Color Coded, Easy to Read Hand Weights for Muscle Toning, Strength Building, Weight Loss

Adjustable Free Weights

Good

Adjustable Dumbbells 40, 50, 52.5, 60, 105 to 200 lbs with Connector Options

Better

CAP Barbell Adjustable Dumbbell Set, 40 to 200 Pounds

Best

Bowflex SelectTech 552 – Two Adjustable Dumbbells

Agility Training Ladders

Ladder

Yes4All Agility Ladder – Speed Agility Training Ladder with Carry Bag

Mat ladder no trip

SPRI Roll-Out Agility Ladder

TRX

Good

TRX GO Suspension Training: Bodyweight Fitness Resistance Training | Fitness for All Levels & All Goals for Total Body Workouts for Home & Travel | Lightweight & Portable | Workout Poster Included

Better

TRX ALL-IN-ONE Suspension Training: Bodyweight Resistance System | Full Body Workouts for Home, Travel, and Outdoors | Build Muscle, Burn Fat, Improve Cardio | Free Workouts Included

Best

TRX PRO3 Suspension Trainer System Design & Durability| Includes Three Anchor Solutions, 8 Video Workouts & 8-Week Workout Program

Trigger Point Release and Massage

Best for Neck, Shoulders, and Back

Good

Sokiss Body Trigger Point Therapy Self Massage Tool – S-Shaped Trigger Point Massager Relieve Sore Back & Neck Muscle,Myofascial Release Tool & Deep Muscle Self Massage Stick(Purple)

Better

Thera Cane Massager

Best for Forearms

Good

StrongTek Trigger Point Roller Massager for Forearm, Elbow, Hand, Arm, and Leg Myofascial and Fascial Release, Deep Tissue Self Massage for Golfer, Tennis Elbow Treatment or Athlete Muscle Pain Relief

Best

Roleo Tennis Elbow Trigger Point Massager – Arm Massager for Tennis Elbow Treatment and Golfers Elbow Treatment – The Carpal Solution Forearm and Hand Massager for Muscle Pain Relief

Best for Whole Body

Good

sFera Yoga Therapy Massage Balls, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point and Myofascial Release. 2 (2.5 inch) Med/Soft Balls w/mesh Bag, (RLZ1 MED – Pink)

Better

Massage Balls Set for Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Mobility, Muscle Recovery, Foot Massager and Plantar Fasciitis, Inc EBOOK

Best

OBETOR Massage Ball Set for Deep Tissue Muscle Knots, Trigger Point Physical Therapy, Myofascial Release, 5″ Textured Mobility/Lacrosse/Peanut/Spiky/Hand Roller Ball for Back/Shoulder/Foot Pain Relief

Massage Guns

Good

Muscle Massage Gun for Athletes – Percussion Massager Deep Tissue Massager Percussion Massage Gun Massagers for Muscles Handheld Deep Tissue Massage Gun Deep Muscle Massager Gun Muscle Gun Chrome

Better

QIQIGO Massage Gun 30 Speed Level Cordless Deep Tissue Percussion Portable Handheld Electric Body Massager Sports Drill with 6 Heads for Relieving Muscle Pain, Soreness, and Stiffness

Best

Sonic Handheld Percussion Massage Gun – Deep Tissue Massager for Sore Muscle and Stiffness – Quiet, 5 Speed High-Intensity Vibration – Quick Rechargeable Device – Includes 5 Massage Heads (Blue)