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Gym equipment is the new home aesthetic

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You’re probably thinking, “Why would I spend that much on the bike that killed Mr. Big?” But it’s not just a bike: It’s a Peloton.

A young man works out in his apartment using a dumbell
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Nothing says I have my life together like having home gym equipment in the background. The pandemic taught us many things, and two of them are: 

  1. It is possible to work from home. 
  2. A midday workout is just what you need when Karen asks you for the slide deck at 8:45 a.m.

Making it to your local gym can be challenging when work has your hands tied. Don’t you have any at-home gym equipment by now? Have I taught you nothing? It’s time for you to take that raise and treat yo’ self to the best home gym equipment.  

8 pieces of home fitness equipment worth buying

Peloton Bike+

$2,220 + $39 monthly subscription

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If you’re frugal like me, you’re probably thinking, “Why would I spend that much on the bike that killed Mr. Big?” Well, because it’s not just a bike: It’s a Peloton. The investment includes the bike with a rotating screen and a resistance knob that automatically adjusts according to instructor commands, a pair of workout shoes, a bike mat, and one pair of light weights. Your subscription will also have access to at-home workouts with the best trainers. If you decide the workout isn’t for your cup of tea, you can return everything within 30 days for a full refund 

Tonal Mirror

$2,999 + $495 for smart accessories bundle 

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You can now get your workout on at home and check yourself out at the same time. (Just to watch your form, right?) 

The Tonal is the perfect at-home workout equipment to invest in if you want to keep the minimal aesthetic in your tiny city apartment. This workout tool is a high-tech mirror that doubles as a screen to guide you through strength, cardio, and pilates workouts. For an additional $495, you’ll also have access to their innovative accessories that will include:

  • Smart handles 
  • Smart bar
  • Rope
  • Bench
  • Roller
  • Workout mat


$2,799 + $39.99 monthly subscription

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The CLMBR is a more advanced version of a StairMaster, but it does just as good a job at giving you the round peach you’re after. The cheapest package starts at $2,799 and only includes the CLMBR. You can upgrade to add extra equipment that can enhance your workout, like a CLMBR resistance band to get those glutes right. There is also a special promotion that offers one free month of CLMBR on-demand content, which will usually run you $39.99.

Fight Camp Personal

$999 + $39 monthly subscription

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Does Mark in marketing frustrate you to your core by constantly asking you to do things outside your job description? Consider letting out your rate with Fight Camp, a home-boxing set guaranteed to alleviate stress and help you keep your job. Your at-home boxing gym will come with a punching bag, gloves, and challenging guided workouts.

Nordic Track Dumbell Set


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Sometimes it’s nice to go back to the basics of weights. The Nordic Track Dumbell Set has a nested design with an easy weight selection system, and they’re small enough to tuck under your bed or desk. The dumbbells range from 10 to 55 pounds and have 15-pound incremental weight adjustments. When you purchase the advanced weight set, you also have the option of taking iFit live and on-demand workouts for $39 a month, but honestly, you might be better off  with a Peloton digital subscription for their awesome weights classes.

Ananday Home Yoga Starter Kit 


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This one is for all my yogis who like to keep calm before the big deadline. Ananday is a sustainable yoga brand that takes pride in making recycled products. Their Yoga Starter Kit comes with a yoga mat, two blocks, and a strap, all made from natural materials, like renewable cork, natural tree rubber, cotton, and metal. The brand’s mission is to support the planet and its customers. Keep calm, save the planet, and make boss moves all in one. 

Nordic Track RW700 Rower

$1299 + $39 monthly subscription

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If you’ve ever rowed, you know it’s the best way to get a full-body workout in a short amount of time. The RW700 Rower is a quiet, comfortable, smooth, and fluid rowing experience—and yes, it’s quiet enough to use while your roommate is in a Zoom meeting in the same room. With an iFit membership ($39 per month), you can take live or on-demand classes to keep you from giving up after 5 minutes.

Fitbit Luxe


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If you already have an Apple Watch that’s working wonders for you, you might want to skip this one. But if you’re looking for a no-frills way to track your workouts and compete with your friends on Strava, try out the Fitbit Luxe. Luxe tracks hundreds of workouts, can go into the pool with you, and can track your menstrual cycle. Be fashionable, fit, and focused with your Fitbit. 

The real ROI is within you.

Being a baddie doesn’t come easy, but some bougie fitness equipment can help you get there. Remember, lift with your knees—or is it your back?