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30 Home Workout Must-Haves Under $30

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Working out at home is a convenient and inexpensive way to focus on your health without worrying about gym contracts, germs, or traffic. If you’re looking for a few inexpensive items to help you build an at-home fitness routine, we’ve selected plenty of great options, all under $30.

From stretching and building core strength to cardio and recovery, there’s an item on this list for every workout style.

Yoga and Stretching

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Whether you’re following your favorite YouTube fitness star or trying a few standard poses on your own, practicing yoga at home is convenient, less expensive, and super relaxing.

From easy poses to, posture-improving stretches you’ll love learning the art of this calming form of exercise. Before you get started, though, you’ll probably need these three items:

BalanceFrom Yoga Mat

These 1/4-inch thick mats come in seven colors.

Asutra Natural Yoga Mat Cleaner

Yoga mats can get pretty nasty, so keep yours clean with this all-natural solution.

Trideer Extra Thick Yoga Ball

Available in five sizes and six colors.

Weight Lifting and Core Strength

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Whether you’d like to build core strength or are looking for a sure way to tone your muscles, there are loads of workout items that can help.

Ankle and wrist weights will help increase endurance and strength, while Pilates can give your brain a boost and improve all-around athletic performance. Check out the items below and see if there’s one or two that would best suit your fitness style:

10 Pound Amazon Basics Medicine Ball

Measuring 9.3 x 9.3 inches, it's perfect for squats, lunges, sit-ups, and more.

Vinsguir Ab Roller Wheel

Get a fantastic core workout without crowding your home with massive machines.

Elite Sportz Core Sliders

Engage your core and other muscles with a low-impact workout.

Yes4All Weighted Bar

Measuring 48 inches, the heavy-duty construction and anti-roll end caps make for easy storage and placement. Perfect for interval training, Pilates, or light weight lifting.

Sportneer Ankle Weights

Weighing five pounds each, this set also features removable sand pockets for adding weight. The neoprene exterior gives you the best of both worlds: quality and comfort.

BQYPower Pilates Bar Kit

This multipurpose kit will help you engage multiple muscles for an excellent resistance workout.

Starktape Non-Latex Resistance Bands

Durable with excellent elasticity for the best possible workout. Measuring 5.3 feet x 6 inches, these come in five different resistance levels and colors.

ProsourceFit Pull Up Bar

Install in any doorway! The professional-grade foam lining provides a comfortable grip.

Amazon Basics Neoprene 5-Pound Dumbells Set

Tone those arms with this basic set. The easy-grip neoprene coating makes them easy to work with, while the squared-off corners prevent them from rolling away.

MBAT Kettlebell

Add a bit of an edge to your weight training. It weighs 10 lbs. and features an anti-slip handle for swings, lunges, squats, and more.

Cardio and Running

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Cardiovascular workouts are a great way to improve your overall health and quality of life. Getting your heart pumping is easy if you have the right tools, and it doesn’t have to cost you a lot. Here are a few we recommend to help you get going:

The Step Home Gym Workout System for Core, Strength, Stability, and Resistance Training

Features two adjustable heights (four and six inches) and is sure to get your heart pumping. Just add music and start stepping to the beat.

Llife Jump Rope

Easy to store, tangle-free, and perfect for cardio.

Mumiam Leather Speedball

Sure to enhance your reflexes, agility, and accuracy, while also pumping your heart for a great workout.

SPI Running Belt

Take all your essentials and your workout outdoors for some fresh air and nature whenever you can.

Tribe Water Resistant Cell Phone Armband

Holds your phone so you don't have to! It's water-resistant, comes in 11 colors, and most phones will fit.

Hydration and Fitness Tracking

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Tracking your fitness goals and staying hydrated are crucial when you add any form of exercise to your daily or weekly routine. These three items can help you keep up with both:

Unigear Hydration Pack and Bladder

Whether you're going for a bike ride or a walk at the park, staying hydrated is easy with this convenient pack is necessary. There's also room to store snacks and other essentials.

Aquafit Half-Gallon Water Jug

If you struggle to drink enough water each day, a motivational water bottle is a must-have. The time markers will keep you on track.

Global Printed Workout Journal

This thorough fitness tracker will help you stay motivated to get in shape. It features smart goals, tracking pages, progress checks, and everyday exercises.

Comfort and Safety

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Now that you have a few actual workout tools, you’ll want a few other convenient things to get you through your workouts. From comfy joggers to safe reflector vests, there’s a good reason to add these items to your list, as well:

Frogg Toggs Chilly Pad Cooling Towel

These measure 10 x 3 x 3 inches and are water-activated, yet won't feel wet.

Dragon Fit Women's Joggers

Get you through any workout in comfort! These also make perfect lounge pants. Choose from 15 different colors and designs.

BROKIG Men's Zip Joggers

Similar to the women's joggers, these offer comfort and breathability during workouts or for everyday wear.

iJoy Matte Finish Premium Headphones

Great sound, along with frequency range and noise-canceling, and available in seven colors.

TOZO Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds

If over-the-ear headphones are too bulky for you, go stealth mode with these lightweight buds.

Hoxida Rechargeable Headlamp

For convenience and safety on those morning or evening jogs.

FreeMove Reflective Vest

The 360-degree visibility means you'll draw attention from any direction and up to 750 feet away.

Recovery

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Finally, after all that hard work, some form of recovery is necessary, as it allows your body to rehydrate and your muscles to repair themselves. So, grab that water bottle, do a cooldown or stretching routine, or give those sore muscles a massage. These items are sure to help:

Amazon Basics High-Density Foam Roller

Measuring 12 x 6 x 6 inches, this lightweight, durable roller is perfect for post-workout recovery.

Dr. Teal's Epsom Salt Soaking Solution

Soak those sore muscles away in some eucalyptus and spearmint, or de-stress in a hot lavender bath.


The right workout accessories can help you stay motivated and healthy as you create a well-balanced home fitness routine. If you’re unsure which type of exercise will work best for you, a fitness app might be the easiest way to figure it out.

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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