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

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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

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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.

Girlfriend Collective Paloma Racerback High-Impact Sports Bra

Paloma Racerback High-Impact Sports Bra

Paloma Racerback High-Impact Sports Bra

$37

Girlfriend Collective

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Girlfriend Collective looks to a soft jersey material to form the basis of its Racerback Sports Bra. The material is formed from recycled water bottles and comes in a muted green, perfect for a workout style with personality that doesn't fall into the common trap of garishness.

Girlfriend Collective High-Rise Pocketed Leggings

High-Rise Pocketed Leggings

High-Rise Pocketed Leggings

$75

Girlfriend Collective

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Complement the Racerback Bra with a pair of flattering high-rise leggings to match. Also crafted from the recycled material, they feature slip pockets for valuables while you're working out.

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

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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

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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 Everyday Plus Cushioned Training Ankle Socks (6 Pairs)

Everyday Plus Cushioned Training Ankle Socks (6 Pairs)

Everyday Plus Cushioned Training Ankle Socks (6 Pairs)

$22

Nike

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6 pairs of Nike's classic ankle-high training socks should see you through unless you have a very lazy washing routine...

Gear

TANGRAM FACTORY Red Smart Rope

Red Smart Rope

Red Smart Rope

$80

TANGRAM FACTORY

Up to 60% Off ssense.com

Up to 60% Off ssense.com

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The very basis of your home workout is right here. Skipping is one of the most simple, low-maintenance exercises you can do and TANGRAM FACTORY's Smart Rope connects to an app to record your numbers while you hop.

Lululemon The Reversible Yoga Mat

The Reversible Yoga Mat

The Reversible Yoga Mat

from $70

Lululemon

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

Antibacterial surface to prevent odors, anti-slip so you can hit the muscles you never knew you had, and an easy-clean, double-sided design. What more could you want from a yoga mat?

Nike Recovery Foam Roller

Recovery Foam Roller

Recovery Foam Roller

$40

Nike

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You know that kind of pain that you can't get enough of? Well the foam roller is king of that kind of pain and we're here for it.

Nike Push-Up Grip 3.0

Push-Up Grip 3.0

Push-Up Grip 3.0

$22

Nike

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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

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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 on the ab roller for a heavy dose of full-body strength and cardio.

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