Finding products that will help us get active and stay active is actually an overwhelming activity. With so much out there, it's much easier to know what's best, tried, and true. And we want to help you get active in any way we can, that's why all of the products listed here are perfect for any activity you have planned or are working to get into.
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I'm personally grateful to have found some of the products listed here, especially after so much time spent at home and not being active. Now, I'm excited to get out for a hike, stretch, lift, or just keep myself dry and cool, more than ever. And I'm sure that after scrolling through this awesome list of products you will be too. If getting into more activity is on your to-do list for this week, then some of these products may definitely be for you.
This Versatile Exercise Step Works for Upping Your Cardio Gamevia Amazon
Exercise steps can be used for a wide variety of things. From improving cardiovascular health to increasing your endurance to toning muscles, this step does it all. Use it for planks, step-ups, calf stretches, and more, and watch how it completely transforms your outdoor workouts.
Get The Booty Of Your Dreams With These Resistance Bandsvia Amazon
Resistance bands are one of the easiest ways to work the glutes while still doing basic workouts. This pack comes with three different resistance levels and is made of a thick, comfortable fabric that you won't have to worry about snapping while using it. Head to your local park and get the tush you've always dreamed of.
This Durable Waist Bag has Space for Two Water Bottles and Your Valuablesvia Amazon
Perfect for hikes, day trips, and theme parks, this Fanny Pack gives you plenty of space for snacks and necessities. My favorite feature is the dual exterior cup holders. In addition to strapping around the waist, it also includes a shoulder strap.
The Bucket Hat That Can Help You Cool Downvia Amazon
Got a camping trip coming up? This hat will be a total lifesaver, especially if you'll be in the heat. Just get it soaked with water, then give it a good wring before putting it on. The evaporative technology can help you stay cool for up to two hours, while the wide brim saves your eyes from the bright sun.
Transform Your Body Shape with a Consistent Pilates Workoutvia Amazon
I cannot gush enough about the incredible results you can gain from a regular pilates routine. If you don't feel like heading to a studio but still want to try it out, you're in luck. This pilates set comes with all of the essentials you need–from the pilates ring to the pilates ball to the resistance loop band. And the best part? These exercises can be done literally anywhere.
Track Your Outdoor Workouts, Sleep and Activity with this Smartwatchvia Amazon
This smartwatch, in particular, looks exactly like the more expensive brands however it is a quarter of the price. It still has all the same functions; receiving texts, calls, emails and allowing you to track your sleep and breathing. I love being able to track my movements, my calories burned, etc. However, I'm a firm believer that you don't have to spend hundreds to enjoy a fitness tracker.
Never Get Lost Again With This Compassvia Amazon
While most of us carry our phones with us 24/7, we can't necessarily rely on them to get us through emergency situations. Batteries die, we lose service, etc. That's why having a compass is essential. The last thing you want is to get lost when you're in the middle of nowhere. It may seem old school, but it could end up saving your life.
Make Exercising Fun With This Trampolinevia Amazon
You most likely grew up with a trampoline or grew up wanting one. Why not make your childhood dreams come true with this portable trampoline for your backyard? I know what you're probably thinking–what does a trampoline have to do with fitness? But trampolines are one of the easiest (and most fun) ways to burn calories. Once you jump on, you're not going to want to get off!
The Perfect Pushup Engages More Tiny Muscles Each Set, Maximum Gainsvia Amazon
Push-ups are the bane of my existence. As someone with little to no upper body strength, I tend to avoid them as much as possible. However, the only way to get better is to keep trying. That's why I use the Perfect Pushup to engage more muscles in my arm so that I can become a pro in a shorter amount of time. But if you see me using it on my knees, keep that to yourself... Oh, and using them means you won't have dirty or sore hands from the dirt or concrete from outside!
Feel the Burn with this Water Weight Bag with Adjustable Weight Featurevia Amazon
If you want to get into weight training but want to alter the weight easily, this water weight bag is for you. The water combined with the air inside makes the aqua bag harder to control, which means you get a tougher workout. The weight is easily adjusted by adding or removing water. Now get on to those lunges.
Knee-High Socks That Support Recoveryvia Amazon
These knee-high compression socks are designed to support recovery after a workout or to aid in pain relief and discomfort after the fact. The design is at least visually interesting as well, which is important if you're going to wear something halfway up your leg.
Keep Your Coffee Warm Until The Last Sipvia Amazon
I'm so guilty of buying a 5$ coffee at Starbucks, drinking a few sips of it, getting distracted, and coming back to a cold cup that ultimately gets poured down the drain. This insulated mug keeps my coffee hot until the end of the day. Seriously the best invention ever and they are made in Texas.
Roll Out Sore Musclesvia Amazon
This Amazon find is more about "after your workout" than in the midst of it. This foam roller functions as a deep-tissue massager and myofascial trigger point release tool. Made of lightweight but rugged material, this roller is effective at penetrating the soft tissue layer of tired muscles but is soft enough to use on those days when you're more "oww" than "wow."
A Yoga Mat With Built-In Alignment Guidesvia Amazon
Tree pose, downward dog, sun salutations ... they're all be more enjoyable with this eco-friendly, non-slip yoga mat. My favorite feature of this quarter-inch-thick mat is its built-in alignment system that helps you adjust your hands and feet to the proper positions. Besides that, it's available in six really pretty colors (loving that purple!) and is both longer and wider than traditional yoga mats.
Give Your Wrists Support With These Weight-Lifting Glovesvia Amazon
If you've ever done much weight lifting, you know it can be a pain — literally. These ventilated weight-lifting gloves offer built-in wrist wraps for support as well as full palm protection and enhanced grip. Torn hands and calluses will be a thing of the past. One Amazon customer reviewed them this way: "Great solution for a heavy lifter's abused hands." How can I argue with that?
This Gym Bag Has a Place for Everythingvia Amazon
For years, my "gym bag" was a canvas tote bag I got free at a conference. I hated that thing but was too lazy to find a replacement. Luckily, my husband intervened and ordered me this Gym Bag, which I now love! It has a special compartment just for shoes, a waterproof pocket, and other thoughtful details.
This Filtered Straw Allows You To Drink Any Water You Come Acrossvia Amazon
While the chances of running out of drinking water are low, it's not impossible. Especially if you find yourself hiking, camping, etc. That's where this filtered straw comes in handy. Carry it with you at all times so that you can turn any river, lake, etc., into drinking water with minimal effort.
The Water Bottle That Keeps Liquids Ice-Coldvia Amazon
It doesn't matter if you fill this bottle with ice water or cold soup — the insulated walls will keep whatever liquid's inside ice-cold for up to 24 hours. Each order comes with two leakproof lids: one with a sipping spout, as well as one with a screw-top. And since it's made from stainless steel, go ahead and drop it — it won't break. But like, don't throw it anywhere, you know what I mean?
Test Your Core Strength With These Glidersvia Amazon
The first time I tried sliders in a gym class I was amazed at how much they put my core to work. If you're looking to try some out, I love these as one side is smooth so you can use them on the carpet and the other side is textured so you can give them a whirl on hard floors. They are portable so you can throw them in your backpack and use them anywhere. A simple and cheap way of improving core strength and toning your tummy.
Build Up Your Stamina And Get Your Cardio In With This Plyometric Boxvia Amazon
I'm not going to lie; plyometric boxes always scared me. I've always had the irrational fear that I would try to jump up and I would fall on my face. However, the best way to tackle our fears is to face them head-on. Rather than jump on my patio furniture and ruin it, I figured a box would be better. This plyometric box is truly a versatile piece of equipment and can be used in a wide variety of workouts aside from jumps. Elevate your push-ups, tricep dips, and more.
Get Your Grip with these Barre and Pilates Socks
Another way to prevent yourself from slipping and sliding all over a yoga mat is to use yoga socks like these. The open-toe design allows for a better tactile feel, while the silicone grips provide a non-slip grip on any surface. This makes them ideal for yoga, pilates, barre, ballet, and more. Once you get these, your yoga gear will officially be complete!
These Flashlight Gloves for Fishing or Campingvia Amazon
These flashlight gloves are such a handy gadget for summer activities at night – whether you're camping or fishing. The stretchy fingerless gloves are comfortable to wear and have LED lights, so you don't have to hold a flashlight.
They're great for both men and women, and I personally use mine quite a lot in summer.
Calling All Yoga Loversvia Amazon
If you love a good yoga sesh, you need this mat. It's anti-sweat and slip-proof so you can practice yoga without worry. Plus, the cushioning is so thick and soft that we know your knees will thank you. Protect your body while staying in shape - what more could you want?
Keep Yourself Cool and Dry This Summervia Amazon
There is nothing worse than breaking a sweat in the middle of a packed, fully-scheduled, hot summer day. The good news is that I've found the solution. This small, quick-dry towel is my lifesaver when I'm a sweaty mess after playing outside or a morning run, but don't have time for a shower. Pat yourself dry and you'll be as fresh as ever for your next meeting.
A Cooling Gaiter That Pulls Heat Away From Your Bodyvia Amazon
If you're still slogging through sweaty hikes and jogs, this cooling gaiter is a total gamechanger. I finally started using one during my runs last summer — and now I can't imagine leaving the house without it, especially if I'm exercising in the heat. Simply get it wet, put it around your neck, and it'll help keep you cool for up to two hours before you need to get it wet again.
This Cornhole Gameset is a Fun and Active Game for All the Familyvia Amazon
Where I'm from, we call this cornhole. I don't know what it is where you live, but since I'm writing this ... cornhole it is. This portable cornhole set with two boards and six bags is great for all ages since it requires very little prowess — no matter what professional cornholers might tell you. It's easily portable, too, so you can take it to the beach, the park, or grandma's house with ease.
These Resistance Bands for The Best At-Home Butt Workoutvia Amazon
Targeting the butt and upper thighs has always been tricky for me until I found these awesome resistance bands on Amazon.
They're super simple to use; you just slip them over your thighs and start squatting. They're very soft and comfortable to wear and are non-slip, so they won't fall down as you work out.
Get Your At-Home Gym Started With This Dumbbell Setvia Amazon
There's nothing better than lifting weights outside when the weather is nice. You get a nice breeze while you're working up a sweat and you get to enjoy some beautiful scenery. If you have yet to build your at-home gym, consider getting this dumbbell set. It comes with three different sets of weights along with a stand to hold them when they're not in use.
These Trekking Poles Keep You Steady on Rough Terrainvia Amazon
Enhance your hikes and stay safe with a pair of these Trekking Poles. They're very reasonably priced, and each pair is fully adjustable from 24.5 to 54 inches long. They've earned over 30,000 ratings on Amazon with an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star average.
Carry Your Liquid Lunch On Your Backvia Amazon
This backpack cooler brings new meaning to the whole BYOB concept. Not only can you BYOB, but you can do it hands-free and in style. The listing says you can stash 30 cans in its insulated interior and then be the life of any party, whether you're tailgating, camping, or just trying to make it through a random Thursday. There's a beer opener built into the strap, proving they seriously thought of everything.
Stabilize Your Wrists and Reduce Callouses with These Weightlifting Glovesvia Amazon
If you've ever lifted weights, then you probably know the feeling of weak wrists and callouses on your palms. These weightlifting gloves remove these problems and make lifting weights a whole lot easier. The leather palm is also cushioned with open-cell foam that maintains its structure yet remains pliable.
Every Outdoor Lover Needs This Dry Bagvia Amazon
I purchased this dry bag for a trip to Zion National Park a few months ago, and I absolutely loved it. We hiked through The Narrows, a hike that involves trekking up a river that can get up to waist deep, and it kept all of our items safe and dry. I confidently stored my phone, food, and clothing, all of which never got a single drop of water on them, thanks to this bag. Now I bring it with me anytime I spend time in nature.
These Yoga Blocks are the OG
These yoga blocks help provide stability and balance needed for deeper poses and increased strength. This way, you can work your way up to being a yoga pro without risking injury. If you want a set of blocks that will last you a lifetime. This is your set.
This Yoga 7-Piece Set is Amazing Value for Moneyvia Amazon
I love doing yoga at home. And this 7-piece yoga set comes with everything from a yoga mat, strap, two blocks, yoga mat towel, yoga hand towel, and knee pad – so you're all set to go, and the price is super affordable.
Do Russian Twists With This Medicine Ball And Watch How Fast You Get Defined Absvia Amazon
Russian twists are one of my favorite abs workouts. They're not only fairly easy, but they also give you serious results. To maximize the workout, using a medicine ball is a must. It burns more calories and adds some resistance to what would be an otherwise simple move. Grab a friend, head to the park, and do alternating sit-ups while throwing this for a tag team workout that gives you results. It'll feel like a hangout sesh when you're actually working out!
This Compression Sleeve Will Support Your Kneesvia Amazon
If you've ever had a knee injury, whether it's from too much high-impact cardio or a general strain, this compression sleeve will work wonders. Not only does it relieve pain, but the brace also offers support as a preventative measure when you're doing weightlifting, gym workouts, or running, so you're protected from potential injuries.
This Collapsible Water Bottle Rolls Up for Compact Travelvia Amazon
I've purchased tons of water bottles over the years, but this Collapsible Water Bottle is truly one of my favorites! It's made of flexible silicone that's freezer and dishwasher-safe and features a leak-proof cap. I also appreciate the included wrist strap.