One of my favorite things in life is ACTIVITIES. That might sound silly, but I love trying out new hobbies, getting my body moving, and exploring the world. I know there are plenty of other folks out there who can't wait to try some new and exciting activities this year. If that's you, then you've definitely come to the right place.
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I've gathered the master list of the best Amazon products that will get you moving in new and exciting ways. These are the products that are all about the activity, whether you're trying to find ways to spice up your at home workout or get out to explore new places.
Here Comes The High Steppervia Amazon
Aerobic steppers have been around for a long time and for good reason. This stepper improves coordination and cardiovascular fitness with three settings, for more strenuous exercise, muscle building, and toning. Supporting up to 550 pounds, this step is lightweight, easy to carry, and convenient to store. All that's missing is your favorite internet workout routine so get to steppin'!
Here Comes The Mini-Steppervia Amazon
Do you like being able to work out anytime, anywhere? Then this piece of fitness equipment is calling your name. A mini-stepper with resistance bands will give you a total body workout wherever you are: bedroom, studio apartment, cubicle at work — doesn't matter. It takes up just 16 inches of space but delivers results from your shoulders to your calves. It'll also keep track of your steps and caloric burn.
These Survival Bracelets are an Outdoor Essentialvia Amazon
When you're going on a hike or outdoor adventure, no one wants to overpack a heavy backpack. Which is why these survival bracelets are essential – because they just wrap around your wrist and include five must-have items. It includes a fire starter, compass, emergency whistle, ferro rod striker and also 12 feet of military-grade paracord!
Achieve Perfect Crunches Anywherevia Amazon
I love crunches ... those little crispy bits coated in milk chocolate ... wait, that's a Crunch bar. Never mind. But, enough Crunch bars will lead you to need one of these crunch assistants. You can use it literally anywhere to increase your ab game. When you're finished with crunches, flip it over to perform push-ups and dips.
This Pilates Accessory Has A Nice Ring To Itvia Amazon
Are you a Pilates pro? Whether you are or aren't, this Pilates ring will tone stubborn areas of the body like the inner and outer thighs, upper arms, hips, butt, and neck. The description calls it "like a thigh master, but better." (Watch out, Suzanne Somers!) This must-have Pilates accessory is lightweight and portable and includes a convenient carrying pouch that is available in pink, purple, blue, or yellow.
Trampolines Aren't Just For The Kiddosvia Amazon
This may be the most fun workout you've ever tried. Grab a mini trampoline on Amazon for right around $40 and you'll enjoy three guided workouts with your purchase and an LCD monitor that tracks your workout metrics. One reviewer said it was "very secure" with a "good bounce." Don't think a trampoline can get your heart pumping? Send your kids outside on their own for 20 minutes and see what happens.
This Putting Green You Can Keep In Your Housevia Amazon
You don't even have to like golf to appreciate this putting green. At nine feet long, it's actually large enough to do some real putting practice — or even just whack a few balls between Zoom meetings. And with a non-skid back, it won't shift around as you're standing on top of it. This is my kind of home upgrade.
Get Carded For Your Dumbbell Routinevia Amazon
Many people have had to fend for their workout lives over the past year with gyms closed, social distancing enforced, and reduced hours and capacity. If it were me, I'd need all the help I could get, and these exercise cards offer a great starting point. Billed as the "most complete workout deck on the market," this set contains 50 of the most effective dumbbell exercises, seven workouts, and goals and guide cards. All you have to do is draw and you'll be on your way to a workout.
This Survival Whistle May Be Small, But It's Very Loudvia Amazon
There are a few things that I have on my keychain at all times. The two most important are pepper spray and an emergency whistle. This whistle, although small, is crazy loud. It's audible over 1 mile and is super durable. For less than $10, I can't recommend it enough. It's the perfect item to have on you when you're out for a run or bike ride, or on your own hiking.
Tone Your Legs These Ankle Weightsvia Amazon
I've seen ankle weights all over my Instagram feed for quite some time now. People wear them while doing booty workouts or going on long walks. I instantly became intrigued, but every pair that people were recommending were $50+. As someone fairly new to the workout world, I was not about to throw that money down on something so small. That's when I came across these ankle weights on Amazon. While 1.5 lbs may not sound like a lot, when you're walking or doing donkey kicks, they really kick your ass. Your thighs and butt will thank you later.
This Band Keeps The Sweat Out Of Your Eyesvia Amazon
A not-so-secret fact about me: I hate sweat ... and sweating ... and sweating sweat. I particularly hate sweat getting into my eyes. This four-pack of headbands, designed for both men and women, helps alleviate that and removes all (OK, most) of my excuses for not being more active. The set includes one each of black, blue, gray, and green sweatbands made of chinlon and spandex so they stay in place until your workout is over.
An Emergency Blanket That Fits in a Little Pouchvia Amazon
Perfect for camping, hiking, or tossing in with your basic emergency supplies, this four-pack of thermal mylar blankets is a great value. Each blanket measures 5 by 7 feet and comes stuffed in a small pouch with a carabiner clip. This is a great addition to your go to kit if you're going to be heading outdoors for some exploration.
Improve Your Work Station With an Exercise Ball as an Additional Chairvia Amazon
Sitting on an exercise ball can be really good for your back. It causes you to engage your core. I alternate between my desk chair and my exercise ball throughout the day. When I'm ready for a break, I roll the ball to an open area of the floor and do some stretches on it. That's one of the perks of working from home! No worries that you'll look like a weirdo when you're rolling around on a giant ball.
Stay Warm And Dry In Emergencies With This Tentvia Amazon
I consider myself a big camper. There's nothing I love more than spending time in the great outdoors at a campsite with a community of people who also love nature. And while this tent is not an everyday go-to, it's ideal for keeping in your car or bringing with you on long hikes. It fits two people, is waterproof and windproof, and even comes with an emergency whistle that can be heard up to 1-mile away.
Streamline Your Weights With This 5-In-1 Optionvia Amazon
Who needs a whole rack of dumbbells when you can grab this single dumbbell that does the job of five? This adjustable dumbbell comes with removable bars that allow you to choose your desired weight. The result? One set of dumbbells will carry you through many exercises and numerous sets without needing to buy — or store — more.
Everyone Needs A Compact First Aid Kitvia Amazon
First-aid kits are always essential, and this 85 piece kit has absolutely everything you could need if you get injured. It has everything from sting relief pads, cleansing wipes, band-aids, gauze, scissors, tape, and more. No matter what kind of activity you're getting up to, it's always a good idea to have this on hand...just in case.
This Water Bottle Will Keep You on Your Track to Stay Hydratedvia Amazon
I'd like to think that I drink a decent amount of water, but I know that I could definitely drink more. There is no such thing, after all. This water bottle with time markers is super useful in tracking my intake and seeing if I'm falling behind for the day. I also love the fact that it has a straw because that alone typically makes me drink more! It's also great to clip onto a backpack or belt, and has a sealed lid so that it won't spill while you're hiking through the woods.
Keep Yourself, and the Earth, Cleanvia Amazon
If you're going for that Granola Girl vibe this summer, or if you want to spend more time in the great outdoors, you absolutely need this wash. You can literally clean anything with it — your hands, your clothes, your dishes, your hair. This will be a saviour when you need to pack light for those long trips in the woods. Best of all it's biodegradable and environmentally safe!
These Exercise Dice Help You Switch Things Up When You're Feeling Stuckvia Amazon
One of the hardest parts of working out is figuring out what to do. There are so many workouts, and if you don't have the motivation or are just starting, it can be tricky to figure out what to do. When I started doing backyard exercises, I quickly ran out of ideas or gave up after 5-minutes because I had nothing guiding me. These exercise dice make that decision-making so much easier. Plus, they come with a mesh bag for easy outdoor sweat sessions.
This Agility Ladder Will Have You Rung Outvia Amazon
You've seen these agility ladders used in training for athletes on football and soccer fields near and far, but have you ever considered adding one to your fitness arsenal? Collapsed, they take up very little room and can be transported outdoors or to the park quickly and easily. The agility ladder comes with 12 durable plastic rungs that take up 20 feet and help increase speed, leg strength, and balance. Also these things will work you way harder than you thought possible.
A Portable Chair Like You've Never Seenvia Amazon
I had to include this portable chair in the list just because it's so unusual looking. Is it a Transformer? It is a car part? Nobody will know. What it definitely is, is a folding portable stool with an adjustable height that you can perch on anywhere. Weighing in at only 1.9 pounds, it's truly one you can easily move wherever you need it, even if that's a soccer field on a Saturday morning.
Stay Hands-Free During Your Runs With This Fanny Packvia Amazon
I'm not, and never will be, a huge runner, but that doesn't mean that I won't try now and then. If there's one thing that makes or breaks a run, it's a good playlist. Unfortunately, this means lugging around my phone. This fanny pack helps hold your phone, keys, and more while you exercise so you can keep your hands free. It's also a great addition to hiking and camping plans: you can keep all your most important items right with you while you're exploring nature.
A Beach Chair You Won't Want To Sharevia Amazon
Beach chairs aren't a big deal to people who don't live at the beach. Sure, you want a good one for your weekly trip in the summer, but don't think much about it the other 51 weeks of the year. I'm telling you now, this Tommy Bahama chair is all you'll ever want or need in a beach chair. It has five seating positions, lays flat, has a pocket for your phone, a cup holder, a built-in cooler on the back, and backpack straps to make it easy to tote. Plus it's not limited to the beach: it also does a pretty great job as a camping chair.
These Fabric Workout Bands are So Durablevia Amazon
Once a few years ago, I was feeling extra motivated so I got a set of the rubber workout bands and then promptly stored them in the attic and forgot to use them. By the time I rediscovered them, they were dried out and melted, which was a total mess. That's why now I use these super-tough fabric workout bands that won't disintegrate and keep their tension workout after workout.
Pull Up To The Workout Partyvia Amazon
Many people have had to find unique ways to get their sweat on with the emergence of self-imposed lockdowns and mandated quarantines. One of the easiest options is to turn your door frame into a pull-up station with this pull-up bar. This fitness bar is perfect for a variety of exercises, including pull-ups, chin-ups, dips, sit-ups, crunches, and more. You can install it without hardware or mount it with screws for added stability.
Upgrade Your Pool Party With Floating Beer Pongvia Amazon
Why play beer pong standing in the heat when you can play it with this floating beer pong table that'll be the hit of your next pool party? This six-foot floating "table" features sideline cup holders, six pong balls, and a full 10-cup pong set-up on each end. When the game is over, remove the cups and you'll have an additional pool float you can lounge on. I cannot imagine any reason not to buy this.
This Fanny Pack Is Voted Most Useful Accessoryvia Amazon
What I love about fanny packs is that they hold all your essentials when you're working out - phone, gym locker key or house key, ID - but they can also double as a hands-free purse when you're out and about. This one from Adidas comes in a bajillion colors and some patterns, like this cool camo version. Choose to be subtle and blend in with your outfit or create a statement that takes your getup to the next level!
Don't Be Fooled By the Rock(Tape) That I've Got
I've struggled with plantar fasciitis (self-diagnosed, thank you to Dr. Google) for a couple of years. Well, imagine my surprise when someone on Facebook recommended kinesiology tape to help alleviate pain and discomfort. I tried it once and I was hooked. This tape is the best of the ones I've tried because it adheres well and stays put. The roll also comes in a travel case, which is handy for grab-and-go usage.
Have A (Bocce) Ballvia Amazon
Whether you're trying to relive your glory days as a high school athlete or you don't have a single athletic bone in your body, bocce ball is the addition you need to your backyard fun this summer. This set can be enjoyed by two to eight players and includes eight bocce balls, one white pallino, a measuring rope, and a carrying bag. Best of all, bocce ball is fun and easy to learn at any age. It's one of my favorite additions to any summer hang out.
Peeing in the Woods? We've Got Youvia Amazon
When you gotta go on your next camping trip, you'll be so happy to have this. Trust me, every woman who goes camping needs this. Say goodbye to the awkward struggles of peeing while standing up; a genius invention that I now can't live without. If you're an outdoorsy type of gal, do not hesitate: buy yourself this little buddy.
These Interlocking Exercise Foam Mats Turn Your Surfaces Into a Gymvia Amazon
One of the hardest parts of working out outdoors is finding a stable surface to exercise on. Concrete can be very rough on the body and grass can be very uneven. These interlocking foam mats gives you a stable, comfortable surface to workout on, so you can focus on your squats, push-ups, and planks without worrying about what surface you're on. You can transform a whole room of your house if you want!
This Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad Inflates in Two Minutesvia Amazon
Versatile and oh-so-comfy, this Self-Inflating Sleeping Pad is a must-have for your next outdoor adventure. The sturdy polyester mat weighs just 3 pounds and folds up into a hand-sized carrying pouch (included). When you're ready to relax, inflate the pad by pressing on the built-in foot pump.
This Dry Bag Will Keep All Your Survival Gear Dryvia Amazon
I actually just recently purchased this dry bag for a trip to Zion National Park, and I absolutely loved it. We hiked through The Narrows, a hike that involves trekking through 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.
This Yoga Strap and Block Set with eBook is Great for Startersvia Amazon
If you are just starting out with yoga but you don't want to spend a fortune. This is a great kit. I purchased it as a spare to keep at the office for when I take some time out during my lunch break. This set of yoga blocks, straps, and eBooks will help you have an amazing start. Yoga at home not only makes me sleep better but improves my posture and mental attitude. Overall, this will transform you into your best version of yourself.
Defy Gravity With Your Own Yoga Swingvia Amazon
I saved this one for last because what could possibly follow this act? It's graceful. It's impressive. It's maybe a little bit scary. But as someone who does aerial hammock at least 5 days a week, let me tell you that it's the most fun you'll ever have. Grab yourself this anti-gravity yoga hammock swing to get started. Made of high-quality parachute fabric, it's great for practicing backbends, splits, inversions, stretching, and yoga postures.
This trampoline would really perk up my exercise routine!
Let's face it: I don't feel as bouncy as I did 10 years ago. So I could really use the extra pep I'd get from this springy new friend. It's just the right size to use in the house, and the safety handle can be adjusted to four different heights, so it should fit me just fine. I've gotta say, it looks a lot more fun than my elliptical.
A Yoga Mat With Built-In Alignment Guides
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.