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Recreate the gym experience at home with these handy bits of kit

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With living rooms across the country doubling up as gyms, we’ve pulled together some of the best home workout equipment on the market. Nowadays there are endless at-home workout programmes and fitness apps, some of which require no equipment at all – but investing in some gear will help keep things interesting and challenging. From weights to yoga mats to wearable tech, these are our favourites.

Best Home Workout Equipment

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  • Hydrow

    Hydrow, £2,295

    Peloton has dominated the at-home cardio fitness scene for the past couple of years – but there’s a new piece of kit in town. The Hydrow brings the physical and mental experience of on-water rowing into homes, using special technology to create an immersive experience. Not only does it offer a full body workout, the machine offers members a sense of camaraderie through group challenges and a community feel. £38 monthly subscription.

  • Hb London Yoga Mat

    HB London Personalised Yoga Mat, £79.00

    Looking for something a bit more personalised? British independent accessories brand HB London have just the answer with their personalised yoga mat collection. Available in a wide range of designs, any name can be printed onto the fabric before it is hand-stitched onto a hessian lattice and a thick padded base. The mat also comes with a handy carrying strap for those commutes to the gym.

  • Power Plate Pulse Gun

    Power Plate Pulse, £249.95

    Soothe tight muscles with Power Plate’s massage gun, designed to promote blood flow, aid recovery and enhance range of motion.

     

     

  • p.volve-mat

    P.volve Precision Mat, £72 

    Who wants rectangle when you can go square? P.volve’s precision mat is marked to give you help and guidance in body rotations and foot positioning and the company is rolling out online programmes specifically to work with it.

  • Kettlebell JAXJOX

    Kettlebell Connect 2.0, £249.99

    One of the most versatile pieces of kit out there, the kettlebell is ideal for full body exercises. This hi-tech smart device allows you to switch from weights starting at 5.5kg and going all the way up to 19.5kg with the touch of a button.

  • Ex Belt

    EX-BELT – Resistance Band Belt, £20

    The first product of its kind on the market, the EX-BELT comes with a pair of resistance bands – perfect for training the upper body.

  • Apex Bike

    Apex Rides, £1200

    Missing spin classes? Indoor bike company Apex offers a sleek, more affordable alternative to its competitors – with the option to pay a monthly fee of £59.99. Users can access a range of high-energy fitness classes via the app from Apex’s partner Boom Cycle. Other features worth a mention include sweatproof coating and its lightweight design, which makes it easy to transport around the home.

  • Shreddy Ab Roller

    Pink To Make You Wink Ab Roller, Shreddy, £15

    When it comes to training the core, the ab roller is your best friend. This one from Shreddy is not only pretty and pink, it comes with a foam pad to protect your knees during the exercise.

  • p.volve ball

    The p.ball, P.volve, £49

    Famous for honing the bodies of everyone from Kate Bosworth to Madelaine Petsch, P.volve is a workout that can be done from home via an app or streaming platform. Created by Stephen Pasterino, it involves using specialised equipment including the famous p.ball, an inflated ball and attached elastic band which you strap in between your thighs. The ball is designed for optimal muscle activation, enabling deep toning of the glutes, thighs and core.

  • Lifting Pretty Weights

    Gold Dumbbells, Lifting Pretty, from £70

    Jazz up your workout with a set of dumbbells from Lifting Pretty. Made from electroplated steel, these are by far the most glamorous weights on the market – you can even have them personalised. They come in a range of different sizes, from 2kg to 10kg, or you can go all out with the full set.

  • TRX

    TRX Go Suspension Trainer, £106.95

    TRX (total resistance exercise) was founded by a young navy seal in the late 90s. Frustrated by his lack of access to traditional gym equipment whilst on deployment, he threw his ju-jitsu belt over a tree and began using gravity and his body weight to create alternatives to standard exercises. Not only does this piece of kit develop muscle strength, it helps with balance, flexibility and core stability – all by using your own body as resistance. Check out The Fore on Instagram for TRX exercise inspiration and classes.

  • Kin Yoga Mat

    The Skinny Yoga Mat, Kin, £45.50

    Kin offers two types of mat: the signature Kin Yoga Mat, and our top pick: The Skinny Yoga Mat, which comes in a range of bold prints. Not only do these mats achieve the perfect balance of smooth and grip, they’re made from sustainable natural rubber – which is biodegradable and latex-free. Kind to the planet as well as our bodies!

  • Myzone Fitness Tracker

    Myzone MZ-3 Physical Activity Belt, £129

    Give your home gym a hi-tech upgrade by investing in a wearable tracker. This monitor from Myzone offers accurate, real-time feedback on heart rate, calories and effort – a great way to see how hard you’re working.

  • Ten Pilates Kit

    Ten Health & Fitness At-Home Kit, £50

    Keep your Pilates practise going during lockdown with this at-home kit from popular London studio Ten Health & Fitness. The pack includes a good quality mat, a Pilates ring and a foam roller, which is essential for easing muscle tension between workouts.

  • Meglio Gym Ball

    Meglio Gym Ball, £14.99

    Improve flexibility and strengthen core muscles with this Swiss ball from Meglio. Available in black, blue or pink, the ball comes with an exercise guide offering ideas for exercises, as well as a pump to keep it in good condition.

  • Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell

    Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell, £249

    This nifty kettlebell combines six weights into one compact system. With just one turn of the dial, you can adjust from 3.5kg to 18kg – perfect for quickly switching between exercises. A great space saver too.

  • Power Plate

    Power Plate Pulse, £249.95

    Show your sore muscles some love with this portable massager from Power Plate, the leading authority on whole body vibration technology. This ingenious effective and powerful device works to relieve tight and hard-worked muscles, whilst aiding accelerated recovery with the release of fascia and increase of blood flow.

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  • Hydrow

    Hydrow, £2,295

    Peloton has dominated the at-home cardio fitness scene for the past couple of years – but there’s a new piece of kit in town. The Hydrow brings the physical and mental experience of on-water rowing into homes, using special technology to create an immersive experience. Not only does it offer a full body workout, the machine offers members a sense of camaraderie through group challenges and a community feel. £38 monthly subscription.

  • Hb London Yoga Mat

    HB London Personalised Yoga Mat, £79.00

    Looking for something a bit more personalised? British independent accessories brand HB London have just the answer with their personalised yoga mat collection. Available in a wide range of designs, any name can be printed onto the fabric before it is hand-stitched onto a hessian lattice and a thick padded base. The mat also comes with a handy carrying strap for those commutes to the gym.

  • Power Plate Pulse Gun

    Power Plate Pulse, £249.95

    Soothe tight muscles with Power Plate’s massage gun, designed to promote blood flow, aid recovery and enhance range of motion.

     

     

  • p.volve-mat

    P.volve Precision Mat, £72 

    Who wants rectangle when you can go square? P.volve’s precision mat is marked to give you help and guidance in body rotations and foot positioning and the company is rolling out online programmes specifically to work with it.

  • Kettlebell JAXJOX

    Kettlebell Connect 2.0, £249.99

    One of the most versatile pieces of kit out there, the kettlebell is ideal for full body exercises. This hi-tech smart device allows you to switch from weights starting at 5.5kg and going all the way up to 19.5kg with the touch of a button.

  • Ex Belt

    EX-BELT – Resistance Band Belt, £20

    The first product of its kind on the market, the EX-BELT comes with a pair of resistance bands – perfect for training the upper body.

  • Apex Bike

    Apex Rides, £1200

    Missing spin classes? Indoor bike company Apex offers a sleek, more affordable alternative to its competitors – with the option to pay a monthly fee of £59.99. Users can access a range of high-energy fitness classes via the app from Apex’s partner Boom Cycle. Other features worth a mention include sweatproof coating and its lightweight design, which makes it easy to transport around the home.

  • Shreddy Ab Roller

    Pink To Make You Wink Ab Roller, Shreddy, £15

    When it comes to training the core, the ab roller is your best friend. This one from Shreddy is not only pretty and pink, it comes with a foam pad to protect your knees during the exercise.

  • p.volve ball

    The p.ball, P.volve, £49

    Famous for honing the bodies of everyone from Kate Bosworth to Madelaine Petsch, P.volve is a workout that can be done from home via an app or streaming platform. Created by Stephen Pasterino, it involves using specialised equipment including the famous p.ball, an inflated ball and attached elastic band which you strap in between your thighs. The ball is designed for optimal muscle activation, enabling deep toning of the glutes, thighs and core.

  • Lifting Pretty Weights

    Gold Dumbbells, Lifting Pretty, from £70

    Jazz up your workout with a set of dumbbells from Lifting Pretty. Made from electroplated steel, these are by far the most glamorous weights on the market – you can even have them personalised. They come in a range of different sizes, from 2kg to 10kg, or you can go all out with the full set.

  • TRX

    TRX Go Suspension Trainer, £106.95

    TRX (total resistance exercise) was founded by a young navy seal in the late 90s. Frustrated by his lack of access to traditional gym equipment whilst on deployment, he threw his ju-jitsu belt over a tree and began using gravity and his body weight to create alternatives to standard exercises. Not only does this piece of kit develop muscle strength, it helps with balance, flexibility and core stability – all by using your own body as resistance. Check out The Fore on Instagram for TRX exercise inspiration and classes.

  • Kin Yoga Mat

    The Skinny Yoga Mat, Kin, £45.50

    Kin offers two types of mat: the signature Kin Yoga Mat, and our top pick: The Skinny Yoga Mat, which comes in a range of bold prints. Not only do these mats achieve the perfect balance of smooth and grip, they’re made from sustainable natural rubber – which is biodegradable and latex-free. Kind to the planet as well as our bodies!

  • Myzone Fitness Tracker

    Myzone MZ-3 Physical Activity Belt, £129

    Give your home gym a hi-tech upgrade by investing in a wearable tracker. This monitor from Myzone offers accurate, real-time feedback on heart rate, calories and effort – a great way to see how hard you’re working.

  • Ten Pilates Kit

    Ten Health & Fitness At-Home Kit, £50

    Keep your Pilates practise going during lockdown with this at-home kit from popular London studio Ten Health & Fitness. The pack includes a good quality mat, a Pilates ring and a foam roller, which is essential for easing muscle tension between workouts.

  • Meglio Gym Ball

    Meglio Gym Ball, £14.99

    Improve flexibility and strengthen core muscles with this Swiss ball from Meglio. Available in black, blue or pink, the ball comes with an exercise guide offering ideas for exercises, as well as a pump to keep it in good condition.

  • Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell

    Bowflex SelectTech 840 Kettlebell, £249

    This nifty kettlebell combines six weights into one compact system. With just one turn of the dial, you can adjust from 3.5kg to 18kg – perfect for quickly switching between exercises. A great space saver too.

  • Power Plate

    Power Plate Pulse, £249.95

    Show your sore muscles some love with this portable massager from Power Plate, the leading authority on whole body vibration technology. This ingenious effective and powerful device works to relieve tight and hard-worked muscles, whilst aiding accelerated recovery with the release of fascia and increase of blood flow.