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28 Things That’ll Encourage You To Actually Keep Your Fitness Resolutions This Year


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28 Things That’ll Encourage You To Actually Keep Your Fitness Resolutions This Year

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28 Things That’ll Encourage You To Actually Keep Your Fitness Resolutions This Year

We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

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A posture corrector that’ll basically force you to move with your back straight and your shoulders relaxed for 100% of the time that you wear it. It’s also supposed to help your body learn to sit and stand that way naturally. You can even wear it while you work out!


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You can wear this while you’re working out, just chilling around the house, or whenever you go out. It can be worn over or underneath clothes.

Promising review: “I have been wearing this for an hour at a time. I have honestly been able to tell a huge difference in my posture! It’s almost like it won’t let you slouch. It’s been super helpful during workouts too! You can’t even really tell that it’s on! Or, if you’re a college student it feels like a backpack is their except without the weight of it!” —Niqui Higbee

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

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A 90-day fitness journal to help you STOP obsessing over losing weight and keep the focus on your overall wellness. This journal features motivational quotes and will help you track hours of sleep you get, the meals you eat, your water intake, and more!


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A few reviewers noted that this is the journal that has been helpful for them now that they’ve recently been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and have to readjust their diets.

Promising review: “After a lot of reviewing I finally found a fitness and nutrition tracker that works for me AND at a great price. There is ample space to right each meal, snack, and exercise down each day or even jot a note about how you are feeling. Journals help keep me accountable and I am looking forward to these next 90 days, thank you!” —Katie B.

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

3.

A Signature Design by Ashley Furniture Mattress that I own and can vouch for. Believe me, this pillowtop mattress will have your back and neck singing your praises from the first night you sleep on it. Getting great sleep is a major key to staying physically and mentally well.


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Since I spend so much time sitting at a computer desk, my neck and back (and wrists, honestly) are always pretty mad at me by the end of the day. I also realized that having super firm mattresses wasn’t helping the matter. When I moved to my new apartment, I vowed that I would hunt for an AFFORDABLE mattress with a plush feel. After comparing mattresses (price, firmness, size, shipping details) on the Wayfair, Walmart, and Amazon websites — I finally settled on the plush 10″ full-size mattress. I’ve been sleeping on it for about four months now and have had a noticeable decrease in back and neck pain. I also sleep so soundly every single night and I fall asleep fairly quickly, too. This is definitely the Amazon “find” that I’m most proud of ever in life.

Get it from Amazon for $208.69+ (available in sizes twin to California King, in two heights, and in three firmness choices).

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OR, a soft and lightweight sleep mask to cover the majority of your face and totally black out any light so you can finally get all the ZZZ’s your body needs to be at its best. It even has a nose flap so no light can sneak in through there.


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Promising review: “Normally I don’t write reviews but I felt I had to say that this is the most comfortable eye mask I have ever worn. It’s extremely soft to the touch. It feels so good on the face and completely blocks out any light. I don’t even notice the two adjustable head straps because they are also so comfortable. I normally work 12-hour night shifts so I’m sleeping through the day. I always had issues with constantly waking up even with blackout curtains because the sunlight was still getting around them, but since I’ve started wearing the mask, I have had no disrupted sleep and I am dead to the world during the day with this on.” —Chibimuffin

Get it on Amazon for $9.99 (available in three styles and two colors).

5.

A handy-dandy device that’ll light up when you need a reminder to drink more water, you cactus!


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Promising review: “I am terrible about drinking water!!! I have tried so many things to get better: Insulated water bottles that keep your water cold. Water bottles with time marks on them to help you keep track of how much you drank throughout the day. Those bottles are all great but I would still forget. I even tried apps that remind you to drink water. They are also great but I would just snooze them. This product is the only thing that has worked!! It’s so simple, yet so brilliant. It’s not super high-tech. It’s simply a band you put around any water bottle that will flash if you haven’t picked it up in 30 minutes. Want to snooze the flashing light? Drink water. Done. It really has made a huge difference for me.” —Cassie A.

Get it from Amazon for $25 (available in nine colors).

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An acupressure mat and pillow set to bring a satisfyingly prickly relaxation experience to your post-workout time. The tiny spikes are meant to help get your blood moving. Reviewers sing this thing’s praises with most noting that laying on it bare-backed OR with clothes on helped them relieve tension, stress, and helped them rest better afterward. ALSO, this set made Serena Williams’ list of favorite wellness things on Amazon and well, if it’s good enough for the greatest athlete in the world….


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Heads up: Lots of reviewers noted that the pressure needles can be painful if you just lay on them abruptly without clothes for the first time. Many recommended that you wear a shirt the first time and lay on it for just a few minutes.

Promising review: “I got this because I had a sore and tense neck and upper back and can’t afford regular massages. I was skeptical when I unpacked this because it didn’t seem like anything special and the color seemed duller than pictured. Looks are deceiving, so I tried it out right away. Reviews suggested that beginners start with their clothes on but I hardly felt anything that way, so I went bare-back immediately… The initial feeling was a bit like a back scratch — like it felt good. After a few minutes, it started to burn but in a good way. I found myself closing my eyes and relaxing. When I got up, I could definitely feel the difference! I have tried it both in bed and on the floor and both are effective, but especially on the floor. I’ve even caught my cat resting on it. It came with a small manual with pictures of how this can work in other positions too, like sitting, on your stomach, thighs, or feet.” —FishyBirdMLS

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in seven colors).

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A zero-calorie, sugar-free margarita mixer set ’cause hey, if you want to reward yourself with a cocktail for the stupendous job you just did while working out, then so friggin’ be it — and you can still watch your calorie intake if you’re into that.


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The mixers are also alcohol- and gluten-free and the brand offers three quick recipes!

Promising review: “This is the best keto margarita mix I have found!!! I had tried making my own margaritas with mostly just lime juice and tequila but it was lacking the sweetness. These are fantastic and I love the individual bottles so I can take them with me! I’m excited about trying the other flavors.” —Amy Anderson

Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in a four-ounce pack of 12 or a 25-ounce pack of three).

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A bath pillow that’ll give you something to rest your head and neck on whenever you want to sit, chill, and soak after your workout sessions.


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Promising review: “I can finally use my large soaking tub! This pillow has revolutionized my bath experience. I get in that thing to relax and now that I have this bath pillow I can do just that! The pillow offers the perfect neck support. The padding is firm and hits the right spots so you can truly lean back and say ‘aaaah.’ The suction cups are quite strong, which I appreciate because then the pillow is not slipping around. It is washable which is a HUGE plus so I don’t have to worry about it getting gross and moldy. It came in nice packaging and has a bag that you can store it in. I foresee many baths in my future with this pillow. Great purchase!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.94.

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Massage balls that can be rolled over tense spots and knots on your neck and back after a workout. Each ball has a hole in the back so you can pour oils in and rub them while you work out your muscles.


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Promising review: “Oh wow. I had such a crick in my neck and shoulder that I couldn’t relax my arm. My husband worked the area with the roller and what a difference it made. It really worked on that muscle and feels so much better. I definitely recommend trying this if you have a knot or tight muscles.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $11.89.

10.

A Baby Yoga T-shirt so cute that no one can judge you if the only Force behind you keeping your yoga schedule is your intense desire to show this baby off.


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Promising review: “I love this shirt! It’s very soft and comfortable. Fast shipping too!” —Debra R.

Get it from Look Human for $22.99+ (available in multiple colors, and available in unisex, women’s, and kid’s sizes).

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A water bottle that doubles as a foam roller. YEAHHH, that means you can totally use it to warm up your muscles before and after a workout — and to hydrate yourself. If you’re into mashup things, then this 2-in-1 will def save some space in your gym bag.


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Promising review: “This is the best water bottle ever! I’ve been looking for a good straw water bottle and this one is perfect. Others sound funny and don’t get good suction. This one comes with a plastic and stainless straw. I can’t believe how awesome the quality of the foam roller is and actually use it way more often than I thought I would. Also, love products made by women!” —AJ Green

Get it from Nordstrom in 18-ounce solid colors for $39.99, in 40-ounce solid colors for $59.99, and 27-ounce prints for $49.99.

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An all-natural roll-on stick that’ll help you make any pain from intense workouts roll right on away from your body. It’s made with tea tree oil, vanilla, blue malle eucalyptus, and olive oil.


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Promising review: “This product is well worth the money. I have used the oil on my neck that has been hurting for the past six months or more and in two days, the pain is gone. I am working on my back and have seen some improvement so far, but still have some to go. It’s a great product. I will be buying more, as needed. Also, there is absolutely no odor to these oils.” —BNNS Radio

Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two sizes and as a pump bottle).


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The earplugs offer up to nine hours of listening time and are sweat- and water-resistant. They also have voice capability and autoplay/pause. Another really cool factor is that you can adjust the volume on these buds individually since they have volume and track controls on each bud.

Promising review: “I’ve had AirPods for about a year now and I really enjoy them but I cannot play basketball with them or go to the gym without the fear of them falling off. With these Powerbeats it doesn’t matter what I do. They stay on your ears and the sound quality is a million times better!” —Shady350

Get them from Amazon for $199.95 (available in four styles).

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Amazing-smelling wipes to help you out if one of the things that keeps you away from workout equipment in your local gym is all the germs from the public. I feel ya’. Toss these into your gym bag and have no shame about wiping down every single surface your body touches in there before you use it!


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The wipes are dermatology-tested so they shouldn’t irritate you have sensitive skin. They’re also vegan, gluten-, and cruelty-free.

Promising review: “These wipes clean well and are thick. They are now my new favorite wipes. I like they are better for our environment. I like that I’m supporting a USA company when buying them. I use them to quickly clean counters, sinks, spills, and to wipe out my clothes washer. It’s a good product with a good price and it smells good too.” —DP

Get them from Amazon for $15.96 (available in a four-pack with a 37-sheet count in each and in two scents).

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A set of resistance bands that’ll encourage you to work your muscles *even* if you’re not a fan of lifting a ton of weights. They’re travel-friendly because you can store ’em easily but they’ll also encourage you to still workout, even when you’re at home.


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This set comes with five 100% latex resistance bands with all different strength levels including X-light, light, medium, heavy, and X-heavy. They’re meant to work out areas like arms, chest, abdomen, glutes, and leg.

Promising review: “These resistance loops were exactly what I was looking for. I go to a local gym and although they provide the majority of the machines and workout tools I need, they do not provide resistance bands. I also wanted to amp up my workouts at home, including stretches that strengthen my neck and shoulders after having had surgery on them both over the last two years. These bands were very high quality and come in a cute little bag that can be easily slipped into my gym bag or I can just bring one or two in my pocket. I have folded one up and put it in my sports bra to be completely honest! The varying weights are apparent in the thickness of the bands and they are clearly marked both by printed strength and the color differences. The packet they came in has also been helpful in that it provides the strengths and correlating estimated pounds so I have hung on to that as a reference… They have already helped me build muscle and tone my abs, glutes, and legs. There are so many exercises that can be done with these handy little bands and for such an inexpensive price! Perfect.” —Marcie Raye

Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available with five in a pack).

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High-fidelity earplugs to help minimize the music at your local Zumba class that’s a tad ~too~ boomin’. They’re designed to reduce damaging decibel levels without compromising the quality of the sound so you don’t have to dip out of class early due to uncomfy noise.


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The buds are made with a hypoallergenic silicone. They’re clear and made with a minimalist design so they’ll be nearly visibly undetectable. You’ll also get three bud sizes (small, medium, and large).

Promising review: “I got these because I take loud indoor cycling classes about four times a week and started to notice my right ear wasn’t happy about it. I love losing myself in loud music so I wanted something that would cut down just enough to where I feel safe without sacrificing my experience much. I’ve worn them for about a week now and they’re great for my purpose. It’s taken a bit of adjustment. If I push them too far in, then I find I lose too much of the audio and have a hard time hearing my instructor’s cues. If I push them to where they’re just barely in my ear, then they’re perfect! Even though I’m running and sweating, I’ve had no issues with them staying put, which was my worry at first. I found that where I angle the tip also makes a difference in how much noise is let in, so keep that in mind and see if it makes a difference for you. I keep these in my bag now and I do go to loud concerts with some frequency, so that will be their next test!” —Maria

Get them from Amazon for $23.98 (available with a portable case).


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I own a black pair of these and they’re seriously one of the comfiest sneakers I’ve ever worn (the other is this pair of New Balances) in my 28 years of life. The “Cloudfoam” insole really does make it feel like your feet are walking on clouds. I thought that feeling might go away after several months of wear but the sneakers remain fluffy and relaxing. The sneakers were so comfortable that I started wearing them to the gym, to work, and even matching them with cute dresses for going-out looks. You’ll probably want to order two pairs of these babies so you don’t wear out a single pair after you fall in love. I bought my mom a pair as well.

Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE these running shoes. They are extremely lightweight. It feels like you are running on air yet with support. They’re super cute, look exactly as pictured, and are true to size. I always wear a six and the six fits me perfectly. I would order these 100 times over and I’m actually contemplating getting another pair in a different color just because these are so perfect. I’ve had them for over two months and they have not worn out at all. They wipe clean and don’t stain, which is amazing! I regularly run outside so I destroy my running shoes. These I’ve just taken a wet paper towel to and they are as good as new! Sooo happy with this purchase!” —Kate

Get them in four colors from Amazon for $40.77+ (available in sizes 5-11) and in 12 additional colors for $30+ (available in sizes 5-11.5).

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Shoe tags to give yourself a lil’ encouragement when you need your second wind.


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Promising review: “I absolutly love these. I purchased them when I was training for a half marathon after a very long setback after a torn tendon. When I was running, all I needed to do was look down and read my shoes. I got a lot of compliments too.” —Abby Kylaic

Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

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Yoga shoes if you go to yoga (or dance!) class before or after work and want to save space in your bag instead of toting clunky sneakers. They have 100% silicone gel grips on the bottom so you won’t endure any slips.


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Promising review: “These are great barre and pilates socks! The grip on the bottom is nice and strong. I didn’t slip while doing planks in class. I like the elastic straps because they help keep them in place. Also, the elastic is very soft and not uncomfortable. I will say I hope they shrink just a tad when I wash them because I have a very narrow 7 1/2 foot and I could stand for them to be slightly more snug.” —Amanda

Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in different quantities and colors).

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A donut yoga mat to help you find your center annnd give you a lil’ post-workout snack inspo. Isn’t it a-dough-rable?!


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A set of sports bras that’ll actually feel comfortable to wear ~and~ that lots of reviewers with bigger busts say provides the right support.


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Promising review: “I finally found yoga bras that are easy to put on and that actually fit. They give plenty of support to my 38 DD bra size. I don’t have to worry about my puppies jumping out when I do yoga poses. Some of my friends from class asked about where I got them. Also, the range of colors work well with lots of yoga clothes. I washed them on delicate and air-dried them. The straps do show around the neck with regular T-shirts; but, the decorative edging makes it look like a tank underneath.” —Shiratha

Get it from Amazon for $6.11+ (available in as a single and in three- or -four packs; available in sizes S-XXXL).

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The e.l.f. Post-Workout Cooldown mist to keep yourself, ya’ know, cooled down during and after your session. You can use it on bare skin or to set your makeup. (And yep, if you wanna be beat while you’re working out, then be 👏🏿 beat 👏🏿 boo 👏🏿!)


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Promising review: “I love it! It smells great and no it’s not overpowering and it doesn’t leave my face smelling like Febreze, lol. It has a light fresh scent, a fine mist, and it really does set my makeup amazingly. I work out and lift weights and I do sweat a lot. After patting my sweat off multiple times and showering, my makeup is still in place and doesn’t separate at all or look greasy. I’m happy I purchased this spray!” —PVT31

Get it from e.l.f. Cosmetics for $8. Cruelty-free.

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A bathing suit because guess what? Swimming (even paddling) will count as exercise too! Trick yourself into exercising with a pool day and yesss, you can still have a pool day in the dead of winter at your local gym.


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Promising review: “I absolutely love this bathing suit! The colors are very vibrant and beautiful. The quality is superior considering the low price. I was skeptical about buying this, thinking it might be too tight. I am a little over 200 pounds, 5’4″, and I wear a 40B bra size. I also have larger arms and thighs. It fits perfectly! It’s not too tight or too loose. I am very sensitive to the sun and the extra coverage is wonderful while still being fashionable. I’ve already purchased a second one :)” —Paige

Get it from Amazon for $22.89+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in seven styles).

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Anti-blister socks with heel and toe padding so blistery feet aren’t the reason why you tap out of your workouts early this year. ALSO, the brand uses nylon in its material that’s made from recycled plastic waste from the oceans. You get to save your feet and the oceans at the same time!


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They’re made of merino wool to provide breathability and prevent stinky odors. They also have compression at the arch for extra support.

Promising review: “After a long hiatus from running, I recently took it up again — slowly. I’m impressed! I really like that you can choose an almost custom size sock. It really makes such a difference that the sock feels snug and you don’t worry about it sliding around in your shoe. There is just enough give to let your foot flatten and do what it needs to do without pinching or without stretching the sock out of shape. The merino wool makes for a soft feel, while helping to keep your foot dry and blister-free. While I’ve only been using them for a few days, it is obvious that these socks are made to last. They are very well-constructed.” —Jules

Get them from Amazon for $18.95 (available in sizes S–XL and seven styles).

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A portable personal blender so you can power up with a smoothie on the go. You’ll never be “too hungry to work out” and you’ll also never have an excuse to skip meals throughout the day.


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The blender is shatter-resistant, dishwasher-safe, and comes with an ice cube tray and funnel. It also has a quiet motor so you can feel comfy making your smoothie ~anywhere~ you are before heading to the gym.

Promising review: “This blender is amazing! I am a yoga teacher and always on the run, which sometimes makes it hard to eat well. I bought this after reviewing quite a few different options and I am SO glad I did. It fits well into my gym bag, is surprisingly quiet when in use, and holds a charge really well. The blades are very efficient and I’ve had no trouble blending up ice or frozen fruit. Seriously cannot recommend it enough.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two colors).

Pssst… You also might wanna check out what won best blenders on BuzzFeed Reviews.

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OR an egg cooker that’ll whip up eggs in minutes so you can give yourself a protein boost before working out. Eating ahead of workouts is one way to ensure you’ll have the energy to make it all the way through a session.


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Promising review: “I bought this on a whim. We love boiled eggs but did I really need to spend money on something that I already could make in a pot? Yes. Yes, I did. This thing is worth every penny. It’s cheaply made but it does the job perfectly. And I never have to worry about over or under-cooking. Love this random purchase.” —Stacey M.

Get it from Amazon for $17.35+ (available in five colors).

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The Ring Fit Adventure game – it’ll have you battling in a fantasy world while you complete 15 different exercises to slay your enemies.


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Promising review: “This game has got me exercising four days in a row. I look forward to day five tomorrow… I don’t typically exercise this much. The workouts provided so far have been general aerobics with plenty of core exercises and light resistance training… The workouts get my heart rate up (the Joy-con tells me it goes up to the 140s). I’ve stretched muscles, I feel good after playing a session, and I have light but meaningful gains… The game takes exercises seriously promoting pre-stretch and post-stretch that varies depending on the exercises you did during your session (big props to that concept). Add to it a really colorful world and motivational tips and educational elements, and it’s a great meaningful session each time I boot the game.” —Andy R.

Get it from Amazon for $79.99.

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Exercise cards to help guide you through an complete workout effective workout on nearly every square inch of your body. This is an excellent alternative to hiring a personal trainer or paying for those fitness videos. Who’s ready to ~shuffle~ around their workout routine?!


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You get 50 cards that include 10 stretches, seven workouts, and a goals and guide card.

Promising review: “Like many of us, I know I should warm up and stretch before and exercise and cool down and stretch after exercise. Also like many of us, I don’t tend to have a good exercise routine or even the best knowledge of what or how to do it, or even the creativity to be able to mix things up. These cards have helped with that. Each card features a picture of an exercise, a description of how to properly perform it, recommended number of reps, and rating for level of difficulty.” —Lance

Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (also available in Spanish).

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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