As Covid-19 proves its staying power, large parts of the planet are forced to compromise on their daily routine once again, while we continue to work from home and self-isolate. A big part of the challenge is staying active and healthy while in the confines of one’s own home.

For those well-versed in the world of home workouts, staying fit at home might not pose the greatest challenge. But for those that relied on the weight room or treadmill at the gym, the in-person HIIT course, or even their bike and local park to sweat it out and — most importantly — stay sane, being stuck at home can be more than trying.

Working out at home doesn’t have to be difficult, nor does it have to be expensive. While technically you only need some old sports clothes, a bit of space, and maybe the odd YouTube home workout video, there is also cost-effective gear that will help you elevate your workout from sweaty, wobbly mess to precise, efficient workout.

Shop the best home workout gear below.

Apparel and accessories

7 Days Active Korean Town Logo-Print Organic-Cotton T-Shirt

Korean Town Logo-Print Organic-Cotton T-Shirt

Korean Town Logo-Print Organic-Cotton T-Shirt

$59

7 Days Active

Buy at Matchesfashion

7 Days Active is a relative newcomer to the sportswear scene. The Danish label debuted at Copenhagen Fashion Week in 2019 with a bright, playful take on sportswear. The Korean Town logo tee features a vintage fit cut from pure cotton.

7 Days Active Logo-Print Cotton-Blend Jersey Shorts

Logo-Print Cotton-Blend Jersey Shorts

Logo-Print Cotton-Blend Jersey Shorts

$75

7 Days Active

Buy at Matchesfashion

Home workouts are made a much nicer prospect when your kit is comfortable and stylish. This pair of cotton-blend shorts from 7 Days Active is a definite highlight to your workout wardrobe.

SOAR 2.0 Diamond-Print Technical-Mesh Tank Top

2.0 Diamond-Print Technical-Mesh Tank Top

2.0 Diamond-Print Technical-Mesh Tank Top

$65

SOAR

Buy at Matchesfashion

London-based SOAR opts for an eye-catching, checkerboard motif throughout this super-lightweight vest. Designed for running in warm weather, it is also the perfect base layer for a home workout.

Iffley Road Pembroke Performance Shorts

Pembroke Performance Shorts

Pembroke Performance Shorts

$60

Iffley Road

Buy at Matchesfashion

Crafted from lightweight Italian technical fabric, Iffley Road’s Pembroke Shorts feature all the trimmings: elasticated drawstring waistband, two front pockets, and a breathable mesh lining for maximum comfort.

Nike Swoosh Headband

Swoosh Headband

Swoosh Headband

from $6

Nike

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

The Nike Swoosh Headband is one of sportswear’s finest players. It hasn’t changed in decades and, frankly, it doesn’t need to.

Robert Geller x Lululemon Take the Moment Colour-Block Mesh T-Shirt

Take the Moment Colour-Block Mesh T-Shirt

Take the Moment Colour-Block Mesh T-Shirt

$80

Robert Geller x Lululemon

Free Delivery On All Orders

Free Delivery On All Orders

Buy at Mr. Porter

Luxury sportswear specialists Lululemon enlists the design work of Robert Geller for an ongoing capsule collection. This mesh T-shirt features the signature muted color palette of the collaboration.

Robert Geller x Lululemon Take the Moment Colour-Block Swift Shorts

Take the Moment Colour-Block Swift Shorts

Take the Moment Colour-Block Swift Shorts

$90

Robert Geller x Lululemon

Free Delivery On All Orders

Free Delivery On All Orders

Buy at Mr. Porter

Pair the gold and grey scheme of the co-ord tee with this lightweight, two-layered shorts. A purple stripe runs down either leg for a flash of active color.

adidas Athletic Low-Cut Socks 6 Pairs

Athletic Low-Cut Socks 6 Pairs

Athletic Low-Cut Socks 6 Pairs

$20

adidas

Buy at adidas

A pair of good socks goes a long way in everyday life and when working out. That's why we're picking adidas' classic low-cut socks — no hassle, highly effective.

Gear

Nike Training Mat 2.0

Training Mat 2.0

Training Mat 2.0

$60

Nike

20% Student Discount

20% Student Discount

Buy at NIKE

Many of the best home workouts involve floor work, and while doing sit-ups is already a chore, doing sit-ups on a wooden floor is a step too far.

Nike Resistance Band (Medium)

Resistance Band (Medium)

Resistance Band (Medium)

$20

Nike

20% Student Discount

20% Student Discount

Buy at NIKE

Resistance bands are the universal home-workout essential. Just one, double-handled elastic band can take even your most simple workouts to the next level.

Nike Push-Up Grip 3.0

Push-Up Grip 3.0

Push-Up Grip 3.0

$22

Nike

20% Student Discount

20% Student Discount

Buy at NIKE

Perfect your push-up with this pair of push-up grips. They might make your push-ups feel more difficult for the first few tries, but you'll benefit your joints and form, improving the effects, too.

CAP Barbell Coated Hex Dumbbell Weights

Coated Hex Dumbbell Weights

Coated Hex Dumbbell Weights

$74

CAP Barbell

Buy at amazon

A pair of barbells is essential for your home workouts thanks to their versatility. No matter which muscle group you're working on, having a pair of weights to hand will allow you to diversify your workout.

EPROSMIN Ab Roller & Rope

Ab Roller & Rope

Ab Roller & Rope

$36

EPROSMIN

Buy at amazon

The final touch to your home gym is this set which includes a skipping rope and an ab roller. Skip until you can no more, then finish up with some reps n the ab roller for a heavy dose of full-body strength and cardio.

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