The "Boring" Fitness Gear Everyone Needs at Home


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Okay, okay, so you can’t really call fitness gear "boring,” but there are some basics that are more, well, basic than the Peloton bikes, NordicTrack treadmills, and Bowflexes of the world. These essentials are great for a variety of workouts and are must-haves for both gym regulars and fitness novices.

Those looking to build a home gym might want to supplement these picks with bigger machines, but these basics are perfect for those of us who want the option to get a workout in if we can't make it to the gym or a studio class. Take a look at the options below—with these, you won't have an excuse for not getting some active time in.



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Jump Rope

Resistance Bands


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Yoga Mat

Foam Roller


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Exercise Ball


This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019.

In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot).

She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.