Health and fitness has undeniably become a hot and trending topic over the course of the past year. This is good for its own sake, but it is also presumably our collective desperate attempt to escape the utter discomfort of sitting alone with our own thoughts for months on end. Given the nature of today’s technologically dependent world, it’s easier than ever to find whatever fitness tips you may need. Not to mention, people everywhere are sharing their workout routines all over social media platforms, and instructors have started live streaming their workout classes. These days it is almost more difficult to not work out. Despite the fact that most places are reopening—with regulations of course—some people still aren’t comfortable going out in public or being in a crowd, some people don’t have access to a gym, and then some of us (read: me) can’t afford an overpriced gym membership. Which leaves us with no other choice but to hopelessly create our own makeshift home gym. Now, it’s no secret that home workouts can be effective even without any equipment. But there’s also no harm in having a few basics lying around the house to spruce up your home workouts and keep you motivated.
It took a hot minute, but I too grew tired of being cooped up in the house all the time and eventually succumbed to the pressure from society and started working out. Unfortunately, I’d be lying if I said this was a regular occurrence, but it’s not. Which sadly, is a direct result from my personal lack of motivation. This inevitably led me to purchasing some affordable, basic at-home workout equipment to help channel my inner (very inner) fitness junkie. These Amazon products are great for beginners, but overall, suitable for anyone.
Unless you’re an aspiring yoga guru, splurging on a yoga mat is absolutely unnecessary. This ½ inch yoga mat on Amazon’s best-seller list is the most affordable, making it an ideal choice for beginners or for anyone looking for some extra support during their home workouts. Available in seven different colors, this classic, all-purpose yoga mat is great for all types of workouts, not just yoga. It is lightweight and durable and even has a strap that makes storing and carrying it more convenient. I’ve had mine for a few months now, and it is still in great shape after having used it for a variety of fitness and exercise workouts. The double-sided, non-slip surfaces of the mat prevents injuries and makes it easier to maintain proper form during your workout.
The Letsfit resistance band set is yet another best-seller on Amazon. It includes five colorful bands, each with different resistance strength levels. It even comes with an instruction guide and a cute little mesh bag to conveniently store them in. Resistance bands are perfect for beginners or for those balling on a budget, as they are extremely versatile and increase the effectiveness of your workout. They can be used for yoga and Pilates workouts, as well as for stretching and strength training that target muscles in the arm, leg, glutes, and core. These bands are honestly all I need to complete an effective at-home workout. So, out of all these products, this would be my #1 recommendation.
A vinyl-coated, cast iron kettlebell is another piece of workout equipment that is great for cardio and strength training, but it can be used for other purposes as well. A best-seller on Amazon with a 5-star rating, this 15-pound kettlebell is an ideal starting weight for just about anyone, though there are other weight options available if need be. The wide, textured handle makes it easier to maintain a secure grip on the kettlebell, so you don’t have to worry about putting a hole through your wall during your workout.
DEGOL Skipping Rope with Ball Bearings Rapid Speed Jump Rope Cable and 6” Memory Foam Handles Ideal for Aerobic Exercise Like Speed Training, Extreme Jumping, Endurance Training and Fitness Gym — $10.89
If you hate cardio as much as I do, then this is the product for you, especially if you enjoyed jumping rope as a kid. Jump ropes provide a fun, yet challenging and effective, cardio workout that targets endurance, stamina, and speed training. This rope is 9 feet long, but it can be easily adjusted according to your height, making it suitable for both children and adults. The handles are coated with 6-inch EVA memory foam to ensure a comfortable and strong grip, and the rope itself is coated with PVC to ensure durability and reliability while in use. I’m not going to lie, I still don’t love cardio, but this jump rope has definitely made cardio workouts less tortuous for me.
Dumbbells, or free weights, are a must for muscle building. This cast-iron dumbbell set is the #1 best seller in Exercise and Fitness Dumbbells on Amazon, and it is available in various weights and colors. Similar to all the other products I’ve mentioned, these dumbbells take up minimal space and are a great addition to any home gym. They can be incorporated into essentially any workout and are designed to withstand years of use. I have the 5-pound weight, and I love the versatility of these dumbbells, having incorporated them into several of my workout routines.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Her
When it comes to shopping for your best friend, mom, girlfriend, or any other leading lady in your circle, we’ve got you covered. Shop the best gift ideas for women with this holiday gift guide. All products are available on Amazon!
Surprise the makeup enthusiast in your life with this beautiful neutral eyeshadow palette.
Cozy up with these UGG sherpa slippers that will keep you warm all winter long.
Give the gift of glowing skin with this perfect addition to your skincare routine.
Comfortable sleep set that is cozy and cute.
A moisturizing lotion that rejuvenates the skin during the dry winter months.
Give the gift of this Pillow Talk icons set. Includes four favorite lip secrets from the collection.
Like an airy dream, Ariana Grande Cloud is a creamy, soft and luxurious perfume with a high-class scent. Fresh and uplifting bergamot orange, rich lavender and juicy pear create a bright opening.
A hair product any beauty buff would love.
An ideal gift for a girl who’s always on the go!
These must-haves are essential for every step of your hair care routine. Cleanse with normcore signature shampoo, moisturize with the nourishing mask, and refresh your style with perk up dry shampoo.
This lash enhancing liquid eyeliner and serum promote the appearance of longer looking lashes.
A great stocking stuffer and always an everyday must-have.
You can never go wrong with a good pair of earrings, let alone at this price!
At $9, This Silly Plush Turkey Hat Is A Must-Own
In 2022, Santa hats are out. Silly turkey hats are in.
I was on Amazon looking for things to do over Thanksgiving with relatives (eventually landing on the brand new game Christmas Categories) when I came across this:
My first thought was that it creates the perfect opportunity for someone in the family to recreate the classic Monica turkey head scene from Friends:
Then I realized that there are many ways you can have fun with the turkey hat Thanksgiving. When you play games, you can decide in advance that the loser has to wear the turkey hat. Or perhaps you can start a tradition that whoever carves the turkey each year gets to wear the turkey hat. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you are spending the holiday this year (with funny turkey hat, or sans funny turkey hat), the We Know Products team wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Keep Comfort Within Arm’s Reach With NAIPO’s New Handheld Massager
If you go on Amazon and search for “handheld massager,” you will find dozens and dozens of clones of the same $100 massage gun. My immediate reaction upon seeing this was that there is no longer any innovation in the massager industry. Instead of actually investing in R&D to come up with more advanced ways to help customers, massager companies seem content to copy one another and compete on price.
One company gives me hope. That company is NAIPO, a well-known massager brand whose stated mission is to help people all over the world “Find Well-being.” NAIPO’s latest handheld massager features a brand new design that provides added value for the user. While it is still a percussion massager, its sleek comfort-grip handle grants access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body. It also features 5 interchangeable massager heads so that you are able to treat each acupuncture point with the best possible massage.
This attention to detail creates a truly customizable experience. After a workout or just a long day at work, you can choose from 5 different speed levels and 5 different working modes, from gentle relaxation to vigorous, deep-tissue massage. By virtue of the extended front grip, you can give exactly the right type of massage to previously neglected muscles all over your body.
A common complaint about percussion massagers is the noise level that can make it awkward or even impossible to use in public. The new NAIPO handheld massager is different. Unlike its competitors, it provides amazing results with only a single massage head. This has the twin effect of reducing noise levels and making it lighter and therefore less unwieldy, a huge plus especially for older users.
The NAIPO XF-5120 handheld massager will be available for purchase soon, and at $52.99 it is inarguably cheaper than similar products on the market. You get your very own either at NAIPO’s own storefront on naipocare.com or on Walmart.com. Stay tuned for more updates!