Fitness Gear

When starting a new exercise routine, sport, or activity, you may need specific fitness gear to get the most out of your workout. This can include clothes, shoes, water bottles, personal care products, equipment, and more. What you need to get started largely depends on the workout you choose.

For example, runners may need sunscreen and running shoes while gym-goers may need a gym bag and headphones. To help you wade through the sea of options and narrow down the list of items you’ll need, here’s the best fitness gear equipment vetted by experts. Check out our articles on equipment, activewear, other fitness gear to help you reach your exercise goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do you buy workout equipment?

    Workout equipment is generally available online or in stores. Department stores, specialty retailers, and online marketplaces usually have a wide variety of options to choose from.

  • How do you wash activewear?

    Different materials and types of activewear may have varying care instructions. To best care for the garments, follow the care instructions on the tag. Generally, you can wash activewear, like running shorts, in cold water with a gentle detergent and tumble dry with low heat.

  • Where do you buy weight sets?

    Weight sets, dumbbells, kettlebells, and more are available for purchase online or in-store. You may avoid large shipping fees by purchasing in-store, though inventory may be more limited.

  • How do you clean fitness equipment?

    To clean your home workout equipment, you’ll need an all-purpose cleaning spray and a microfiber towel. Spray the equipment with the cleaning solution and wipe it down with a towel. Cleaning your equipment regularly can eliminate the bacteria that may be present on the surface as well as prevent the risk of infections, so you want to implement a regular cleaning routine.

  • What fitness equipment do you need for home?

    There is a wide variety of fitness equipment to choose from, and the best options for you depend largely on your preferences and needs. Many workouts can be completed with a set of dumbbells or weights. But you also may choose to add other pieces of equipment, such as resistance bands, yoga mats and blocks, kettlebells, treadmill, exercise bike, and so on.

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