Whether you’ve set your sights on improving strength, doing more cardio or finally starting a fitness routine in the new year, fitness accessories can make reaching your goals more fun and feasible.
As a bonus, you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg as you tone them. Click through to check out the best accessories that will help you keep your resolution this year — and how much they’ll cost you.
Perfect Pushup Elite
Add gusto to your pushups with the Perfect Pushup Elite from Perfect Fitness. The patented rotating handles allow your arms to move naturally, similar to pressing up a dumbbell. Compact enough to store almost anywhere, the two-piece set is designed to reduce joint strain and build muscle.
Lululemon Reversible (Un) Mat
Convenience plays a major role in staying on track to reach your fitness goals. Do yoga anywhere with the Reversible (Un) Mat. It’s lightweight and easy to roll up and pack for commuting or travel. The reversible mat comes in three colors.
Buddy Lee Jump Rope
Tone your body while getting fierce cardio with the Buddy Lee Jump Rope. Developed by Olympian wrestler Buddy Lee, it uses a patented swivel-bearing system and lightweight PVC rope for smooth swinging. The adjustable rope comes with a sizing guide and adjuster wrench.
Balance Trainer Wobble Board
For improved balance, strength and coordination, try the Balance Trainer Wobble Board. Its 13-inch diameter, large surface and grip aids will help keep you stable as you train. Sold by Black Mountain Products, it comes with a lifetime warranty.
FlipBelt Reflective PT Belt
Stay visible while you run, hike or bike with the FlipBelt Reflective PT Belt. Designed for comfort, the training belt comes in two reflective colors. It has a secure key hook and can be easily cleaned in your washer and dryer.
Tone Fitness Hourglass Dumbbell Set
Add strength-building and toning to your walks, jogs and yoga sessions with the Tone Fitness 20 Lb. Hourglass Dumbbell Set. Stocked with 2-, 3- and 5-pound dumbbells, you can gradually increase your load as you strengthen, or mix it up between sets. The storage rack is included.
GoFit Polar Roller
To keep pain from disrupting your fitness goals, try the Polar Roller by GoFit. After freezing it for a couple of hours, the roller allows for targeted cold rolling massage therapy for reduced muscle pain and joint inflammation. It treats shoulder and rotator cuff pain, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and more.
RAGE Cast Iron Kettlebells
To build strength and endurance throughout the year, add RAGE Cast Iron Kettlebells to your armory. Made for full body movements, you can use the kettle bells for a variety of exercises. And the smooth handles protect you from blisters and hand fatigue.
Price: Starting at $14.95
GRID Foam Roller
If moving better made your resolutions list, pick up a GRID Foam Roller from TriggerPoint. The three-dimensional surface with various widths is designed to replicate the feeling of a massage therapist’s hands. More planet-friendly than other foam rollers, it can also help you shrink your carbon footprint.
Price: Starting at $29.99
BOSU Ballast Ball
If you’re striving to get in shape with loved ones, add this find to the mix. The smaller size of the BOSU Ballast Ball makes it a great pick for your whole family. Available in three bright colors, it comes with a foot pump for easy inflation. Use it for crunches, pushups, stretching and more.
UnderArmour Gym Bag
Prevent skipping the gym by keeping your gear at-the-ready in the UA Storm Undeniable II duffle bag. The water-resistant bag has a padded handle for added comfort. Roomy but still compact, you can fill it up, resting assured it’ll fit in your locker.
Vinyl Dumbbell Set Combo
If you’re new to working out with weights, ease in with the Vinyl Dumbbell Set Combo by Black Mountain Products. With dumbbells weighing 1, 2 and 3 pounds, you can gradually add resistance and toning perks to your walks and jogs. The angular shape prevents rolling, and the small design makes for easy storage.
MEE Audio M6P Sports Earphones
Listen to music, audiobooks or podcasts during workouts using MEE audio M6P sports earphones. The over-the-ear design allows for a secure and stable fit while you move. As a bonus, they’re sweat-resistant and noise-isolating, so you won’t hear that background gym buzz.
Price: Starting at $16.99
Nayoya Pilates Ring
If toned thighs are what you’re after this year, add a Nayoya Pilates Ring to your workouts. It places resistance on your inner and outer thighs, as well as your arms, lower and upper body and core. Lightweight and nearly flat, it’s ideal for sticking in your suitcase during travel.
Nordic Lifting Knee Sleeves
Whether you have a bad knee or want to prevent injuries, Nordic Lifting Knee Sleeves can help. Designed for comfort with an ergonomic fit, it’s considered a “must-have” for squatting. The compression helps minimize joint and muscle pain, and its warming effect reduces stiffness.
Treadmill Book Holder
Take that hefty new book you received over the holidays to the gym for entertainment. And use the SourceOne Treadmill Book Holder to keep it stable on the stair climber, treadmill or elliptical machine. More of an e-reader? It also fits tablets, including Kindles, Nooks and iPads.
Armband Hydration System
If you’re a more serious runner, go with the Hydrosleeve Hands-Free Armband Hydration System. Made of Lycra and synthetic suede, it straps to your arm so you can easily quench your mid-run thirst. And your water will stay cold thanks to its therma-cool insulation.
Stay inspired and track your progress with the Fitspiration Journal. The 16-week journal is designed to empower mind, body and soul. Count your blessings, track your workouts and enjoy motivational quotes to keep you going.
Cross Training Fitness Gloves
Add comfort and stability to your weight-training sessions with Bionic Cross Training Fingerless Fitness Gloves. Its patented technology is designed to stabilize your grip while isolating target muscle groups. Relief pads help prevent hand fatigue and blisters.
Price: Starting at $26.15
Triple Threat Heavy Bag Attachment
Keep your punching bag from swinging wildly with a Triple Threat Heavy Bag Attachment. It adds counterweight to heavy bags and simulates an actual opponent’s response. Use it for improved speed, agility, reaction time and power as you train.
Small enough to toss into your bag or desk drawer, the PushX3 provides a convenient way to strengthen your upper body and core muscles. Use them for a variety of pushups, or integrate them into a workout class, weight training or yoga routine.
Home-Complete Resistance Bands
To gain the perks of weight training, sans weights, try these Home-Complete Resistance Bands. Designed to improve balance and strength, they allow you to work out in a full range of motion and target whatever muscles you wish. Each of the four bands provides a different level of resistance.
Fitbit Charge 2 Classic Band
Turn your Fitbit into a vibrant fashion accessory with a Fitbit Classic Band. They’re water-resistant and durable. Choose one of five cool-tone colors.
Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar
Do your pushups, pullups and crunches in the comfort of your home with the Iron Gym Total Upper Body Workout Bar. Installed in a doorway, it offers three varied grip positions for targeting different upper-body muscles. It installs quickly and holds up to 300 pounds.
P90X Chin-Up Max
If standard pullups aren’t feasible for you just yet, add the P90X Chin-Up Max to your P90X Chin-Up bar. Use it to improve your technique and build strength. The adjustable resistance allows you to work with your body as you improve.
Bowflex Ankle Weights
Add more oomph to your steps with Bowflex Ankle Weights. Strapped to your ankles, they add a modest amount of resistance as you walk, jog or run. Fully adjustable, you can even wear them on your wrists.
AmazonBasics Medicine Ball
Versatile and sturdy, the AmazonBasics Medicine Ball can be used to boost balance, coordination and core strength. The 8-pound ball is textured for a no-slip grip. Use it for arm raises, lunges, twists, situps and more.
Memory Stopwatch and Countdown Timer
Track your laps and times with the Memory Stopwatch and Countdown Timer by Bodytronics. The memory function allows you to save up to 50 readings, so you can keep an eye on your progress.
Prices are accurate as of late December and subject to change at the retailers’ discretion.