11 Fitness Essentials for Your At-Home Gym

Peace out, gym membership.


by Jessica Toscano Oct 23, 2020

Gym equipment
Courtesy of Sebastian Pociecha

As quickly as the first quarantine began, talk of a possible second quarantine circulated. Health officials approximated its arrival between early fall and mid-winter, and although coronavirus cases continue to surge each day, none of us really knows when and if a second stay-at-home order will come. But that doesn’t mean we can’t and shouldn’t prepare for a winter indoors.

So wash your hands frequently, wear your damn mask every time you exit your inner circle, and prep the home gym you never knew you needed with these very necessary fitness essentials that make your gym membership rather useless.


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1. Iron Company FitnessMat, $159.99+

Iron Company FitnessMat
Courtesy of Iron Company

Whether you’re practicing yoga, intense cardio, or core training, your first investment should be a fitness mat. This one by Iron Company doesn’t puncture, wear, tear, or crumble plus it’s heat-, water- and dirt-resistant, so you can feel at ease laying it down in your driveway or on your living room floor. Its 100 percent memory properties means it’ll never roll-up or crease mid-routine, and it’s no-slip grip is backed by the National Floor Safety Institute. Not to mention, it’s equipped with a seven-year warranty if ever you feel your mat’s performance is slacking.

2. PrimaForce Citrulline Malate Powder Supplement, $15.47