It’s not just you: Home workout gear has been hard to find since the COVID-19 pandemic first struck. But now, about a year after we’ve adjusted to being indoors more than ever, tons of top-rated exercise equipment, including stationary bikes, weight sets, and treadmills, are back in stock on Amazon at some incredible prices. With a little creativity (and just two days for shipping), you’ll get moving in no time.
You already know that working out is good for you, but recent research reveals just how beneficial it can be, especially these days. One 2019 study found a link between regular exercise and a healthy immune system. Another from 2018 discovered that people who exercise three to five times a week have about half as many poor mental health days as those who don’t get active. In other words, exercise can improve both your physical and mental health, even if you don’t sweat it out every single day.
So, you might as well pick up a few top-rated pieces of fitness gear, even if you’re not entirely sold on building a full home gym. If you do happen to have the space for a complete fitness studio, you’re also in luck—from free weights to rowing machines, pretty much everything you need to recreate the gym experience at home is on Amazon, and some of it is even on sale right now.
We combed through thousands of reviews to find the absolute best exercise equipment available on Amazon. Read on to find our top-rated picks—and let’s get moving!
If you can’t bring yourself to splurge on a Peloton, we get it—you can check out this shopper-favorite stationary bike instead. It’s received over 6,000 5-star reviews and is fully adjustable.
2-BEST MAGNETIC ROWER
Back before the pandemic, it seemed like the rowing machines were always occupied at the gym. You’ll never have to wait your turn again with this model, which has over 6,000 5-star reviews.
3-BEST HAND WEIGHTS
A good pair of dumbbells is hard to find. This vinyl-coated set, which is easy to grip during intense workouts, fits the bill perfectly, with 4.7 out of 5 stars to boot.
4-BEST WEIGHT SET
If you’re investing in a home gym, you probably won’t do better than CAP Barbell’s 150-pound dumbbell set, which takes up little space and looks completely professional. It’s worth the splurge.
5-BEST CABLE MACHINE
It’s hard to recreate a cable machine at home—unless you have a pulley of your own, that is. Complete your bicep curls, tricep pull-downs, and cable rows with this top-rated, relatively cheap system.
6-BEST RESISTANCE LOOPS
Once you try resistance bands, you never look back—they’re a simple way to make your exercises a little more impactful. This pack works for everyone, since it ranges from light to heavy resistance.
7-BEST JUMP ROPE
Jumping rope is one of the easiest—and most effective—methods of getting a full-body workout. Step your training up a notch with this adjustable, weighted set that has 4.5 out of 5 stars.
8-BEST VALUE WEIGHT SET
Need a little more variety for your home workout? Try these three pairs of dumbbells, which range from 3 to 8 pounds each and boast 4.5 out of 5 stars.
9-BEST ADJUSTABLE DUMBBELLS
With nearly 9,000 full 5-star ratings, you won’t do better than these top-tier dumbbells. Ranging from 5 to 52.5 pounds each, these sturdy, truly adjustable hand weights are well worth the investment.
10-BEST MINI-EXERCISE BIKE
This mini-exercise bike (from our very own, just-dropped collection of home gym essentials) fits under a desk, meaning you can work and work out at the exact same time. Plus, it even connects with a smartphone app so you can track all of your stats. It’s “perfect for those of us with hip and knee problems and a desk job,” one buyer writes.
11-BEST FOLDING EXERCISE BIKE
You won’t get all the bells and whistles with this simple exercise bike, but you’ll save tons of room by storing it when it’s not in use. One reviewer calls it “sturdy” and says it “fits nicely in my small space.”
12-BEST WATER ROWER
Water rowing machines hit that sweet spot between being quiet and simulating the feeling of actual rowing—and this model checks all the boxes without blowing up your budget. It’s a “phenomenal rower for the money” one buyer writes, just behind much more expensive machines.
At just over $400 with a 4.4-star average, this folding treadmill is perfect for spaces of any size. It’s a “good machine for the price, even for tall folks,” one buyer notes.
14-BEST RESISTANCE TUBES
This resistance band set looks more like the equipment you’re used to at the gym. The included handles, straps, and anchor mean you’ll be able to work everything from your triceps to your knees.
15-BEST ANKLE WEIGHTS
These ankle weights can introduce some resistance to your routine without requiring you to carry around weights. All you have to do is strap them to your ankles or wrists for an extra challenge.
16-BEST CORE SLIDERS
With these core sliders, you can easily work out on carpet, targeting your abs with moves like mountain climbers and planks. They’ve also earned 4.5 out of 5 stars.
17-BEST AB ROLLER
Another easy home workout upgrade is an ab roller, which promotes both balance and control—and six-packs. This one has earned 4.6 out of 5 stars and also comes with a free jump rope, just because.
18-BEST YOGA BALL
What can’t a yoga ball do? You’ll love using it as a desk chair, throwing it around, and balancing on it during your workouts. “One of the best purchases I’ve ever made,” one buyer writes.
19-BEST EXERCISE MAT
Yoga mats obviously work wonders for yoga, but they can double as cheap, portable exercise mats for everything from aerobic workouts to sit-ups. This thick option has 4.6 stars and comes in a variety of eye-catching colors.
20-BEST MEDICINE BALL
If you’re trying to recreate a gym experience at home, this medicine ball should be at the top of your list. It’s got 4.8 stars, and reviewers rave “it is the EXACT quality of medicine balls you’ll find in commercial gyms.”
21-BEST STEP PLATFORM
Ditch the box you’ve been using for your aerobic workouts and step it up (literally) with this easy-to-store step platform, which is sturdy, but only weighs 5.5 pounds.
22-BEST BATTLE ROPE
Whether you call it “battle rope” or “that arm rope thing,” this is the highest-rated set on Amazon—and pretty much anywhere on the internet, for that matter—with 4.8 stars from almost 2,000 reviews.
23-BEST BOX JUMP
That’s right—you can now do legit box jumps at home. This one comes in both 16- and 60-pound versions, depending on how serious you want to get, and shoppers have left over 3,000 5-star reviews.
24-BEST INDOOR TRAMPOLINE
Jumping on a trampoline is a great way for kids and adults alike to stay active, even indoors. If you’ve got high-enough ceilings, this noiseless, portable trampoline will add a bit of joy to your home workout routine—and this one has 4.4 stars.
25-BEST CHEST MACHINE
No, you don’t need a machine just to do push-ups. But this one will certainly make them more intense. Combining six chest exercises in one, you’ll get chiseled way quicker than with regular old push-ups.
26-BEST PULL-UP BAR
If quarantine hasn’t turned you into someone with a pull-up bar in a doorway, it’s time to convert. This bar has 4.5 stars from almost 15,000 ratings, meaning it’s the real deal.
27-BEST DIP STAND
Stop dipping from the side of your couch—order this sturdy station that’ll facilitate dozens of full-body exercises instead. “Get them,” one buyer raves. “You won’t be disappointed.”
28-BEST DIP STATION
To get your pull-ups and dips done in one place, treat yourself to this gym-style dip station. “Assembly was quite easy,” one reviewer writes, noting that it’s simple to adjust the height for multiple users, too.
29-BEST MOUNTAIN BIKE
If weights have been hard to find, bicycles have been next-to-impossible. This mountain bike (which is a steal, considering the shortage) is actually one of the highest-rated models on Amazon. Why not give it a spin?
30-BEST RECUMBENT EXERCISE BIKE
If you prefer a more comfortable, reclined workout, a recumbent bike is probably right for you. With almost 15,000 ratings and a solid 4.5 stars, this one should work well.
If you’re getting serious about home lifting, you might as well buy a barbell that’ll last you a while. This one, with 4.6 stars, fits Olympic-style plates up to 300 pounds.
32-BEST BARBELL PLATES
Home lifting is a bit of a splurge, but worth the investment, considering you’ll never have to share gym equipment again. These plates have a solid 4.7-star rating and work with the barbell above.
33-BEST FOLDING WEIGHT BENCH
This top-rated weight bench is perfect for small spaces. “I recommend getting these over its competitors,” one reviewer writes. It’s “much better overall and great for its price!”
34-BEST FULL-SIZE WEIGHT BENCH
Looking for a more tricked-out weight bench? Try this pick, which includes options for barbells and leg extension workouts. It’d look at home in any real-deal gym.
35-BEST AGILITY SET
Even if you’re not an NFL athlete, this kit is still worth your while, including cones, a ladder, resistance bands, and a speed parachute. Plus, shoppers give it 4.7 out of 5 stars.