Great Workout Gear
at Any Price

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Great Workout Gear at Any Price

The best gear to wear and use in your new home gym

“During these unprecedented times, now more than ever, we are alone together.” These phrases, or some ad-slogan combination, have become the rallying cry since mid-March when our lives turned into an episode of Black Mirror. At the very least, our daily rituals have become disrupted, forcing our homes to become makeshift schools, restaurants, movie theaters and gyms. If that's the most you've been impacted, consider yourself lucky.

For the Type-A health nut, 6 a.m. spin classes are out of the question and after-work boot camps flooded with mood lighting and blaring music might still be a few months off. States are adhering to their own guidelines, and we all have our own opinions on how quickly we want to jump back into a crowded space with sweaty strangers and shared equipment.

If there's one silver lining, it may be that we're living in the golden age of home workouts: companies like Peleton and Mirror bring bespoke classes to the comfort of your home (if you've got the cash). Or, for the more tech-savvy and budget-conscious, all it takes is an internet connection and a little floor space. Instagram, Youtube and countless free trials have become our sweat-inducing savior. Just ask photographer and travel blogger John Philp Thompson, who's been combining simple at-home equipment with live-streamed training sessions.

But before you fire up the 20-minute core blaster on Chromecast or spend your lunch break doing pushups, you'll want to make sure you make the most of your time. That means being prepared and being comfortable. So why not treat yourself to a few things that will inspire you to stay motivated, and feeling good while transforming your living room into an effective private health club? Plus, without wandering eyes in the gym to question your form (“Do I look as dumb as I feel right now?”) it's a great time to try something new—especially during “these unprecedented times.”

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The Best Gear
at Any Price

Old Navy Go-Dry Muscle Tank

Go-Dry muscle tank,
$14.99 / $12 by Old Navy

Lululemon Metal Vent Breathe Tank

Once you've owned a tank from Lululemon you understand the price point. Nothing helps you move, keeps you cool, or holds up better.

Once you've owned a tank from Lululemon you understand the price point. Nothing helps you move, keeps you cool, or holds up better.

Metal vent breathe tank,
$68 by Lululemon

ASOS 4505 Icon Training Shorts

ASOS's own training line makes quality workout gear at private label prices. And twice the shorts means half the laundry.

ASOS's own training line makes quality workout gear at private label prices. And twice the shorts means half the laundry.

4505 icon training shorts,
$38 (for a 2-pack) at ASOS

Fourlaps Bolt Shorts

Bolt shorts,
$68 by Fourlaps

Nike Everyday Training Socks

Everyday training socks,
$18 (for a 3-pack) at Nike

Ten Thousand Training Socks

With strategic cushioning, compression arch support and anti-odor silver thread, these are ultra comfortable with shoes or without.

With strategic cushioning, compression arch support and anti-odor silver thread, these are ultra comfortable with shoes or without.

Training socks,
$16 by Ten Thousand

Olivers Bradbury Jogger

Cut from durable four-way stretch for easy movement, these quick-drying pants are ultra comfortable yet stylish enough to be worn all day.

Cut from durable four-way stretch for easy movement, these quick-drying pants are ultra comfortable yet stylish enough to be worn all day.

Bradbury jogger,
$128 by Olivers

H&M Relaxed Fit Sweatpants

Relaxed fit sweatpants,
$17.99 by H&M

Lululemon Metal Vent Tech Headband

Metal vent tech headband,
$18 by Lululemon

Nike Dry-Fit Head Tie

Since we can't get haircuts, at least this is a start.

Since we can't get haircuts, at least this is a start.

Dry-Fit head tie,
$10 by Nike

The Equipment

Prana Henna E.C.O. Mat

Henna E.C.O. mat,
$59 by Prana

Gorilla Bow Resistance Band Bow

Resistance band bow,
$199 by Gorilla Bow

Rage Fitness Ballistic Medicine Ball

Ballistic medicine ball,
$119.99 by Rage Fitness

P.Volve Gliders

Gliders,
$29.99 by P.Volve

Manduka Recycled Foam Yoga Block

Recycled foam yoga block,
$16 by Manduka

NOTE: Items featured in this story are independently selected by the editorial team. Purchasing via our links may earn Valet. a portion of the sale, which helps fund our editorial mission.

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