Top 7 home exercise tools brief:

Everybody’s talking about working out at home these days, and it comes as no surprise. Gyms, which were always the primary destination for the fitness-oriented, are losing popularity in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, a recent survey published by TD Ameritrade revealed that 59% of Americans don’t plan on renewing their gym memberships. 

The majority of those surveyed cited cost as the main factor in their decision. 56% are looking for more affordable ways to exercise. 

But working out from home is not without its own challenges. The biggest issue is having the right equipment to get the results you want. The gym? No problem. They have every machine under the sun, dozens of dumbbells, racks of free weights and kettlebells, and personal trainers standing by to offer assistance. But who has the means or space to duplicate this kind of setup at home?

Enter resistance fitness systems. These bands, tools and straps offer gym-quality workouts in a small, efficient, affordable package. And affordability is what we’re aiming for. Without compromising on results, of course.

So without any further ado, let’s get into our favorite resistance bands and home exercise equipment. We tried out dozens of different ones (so you don’t have to!), and these stood out as the best. We’ll tell you why.

1.The Best Choice - Hyfit Gear 1

If you’re looking for exercise equipment and a personal trainer in one, look no further than this high-tech set. Gear 1 resistance bands are equipped with sensors that track every move within the Hyfit training app, so that you can really see the effort you’re putting into your workouts. It’s like having a personal trainer by your side.


Gear 1 also solves a major sticking point with resistance bands: not really knowing how much weight you’re lifting or pulling with them. Gear 1 takes away the blinders by recording how much force you’re actually using with each rep in real time. Armed with this data, you can improve on it, pushing yourself to do a little bit more.  Because the only way you’re going to get the results you’re looking for is to constantly challenge yourself with every workout. 

 

Speaking of workouts, with Gear 1, you’re not alone. The app comes with a complete library of expert-led workouts for any fitness goal, so you’ll know how to use Gear 1 to get the maximum benefit.

 

Gear 1 is changing the way people work out at home. Now’s the time to get actionable data from your workouts and get results faster.

2. TRX

While it’s not a resistance band, as such, we decided to include the popular TRX system in our list because it fits the criteria we’re looking for: an affordable way to get a full body workout with minimal, space-efficient equipment. TRX is a suspension training system that uses your body weight as resistance. You can set it up just about anywhere inside or outside, and the set comes with everything you need to get up and running in no time.

 

In the box, you’ll get the suspension trainer itself, which supports up to 350 pounds, indoor and outdoor anchors, the integrated handles & foot cradles and a mesh carrying case. You’ll also get two downloadable workouts to help you get started. 

 

And the reviews are great! One Amazon customer commented, “I bought this TRX Training system based on the recommendation of three friends. Two of those friends are hardcore martial artists who are into strength training, and the other is a middle aged woman who greatly just wanted to get into better shape and lose weight (working with this system and with a profession coach she has lost 88 pounds). I needed a training system I could take with when traveling. This system is great!.”

3. Gorilla Bow Home Gym Resistance Training Kit - $199.75

If you’re looking for something different that packs some serious weightlifting power in a lightweight package, take aim with the Gorilla Bow. This resistance band and bar system offers up to 350 pounds of resistance to work just about every muscle group in the body. Build and strengthen, tone and tighten, burn fat, and keep up with your training regimen with this unique piece of exercise equipment. Perform countless workouts in nearly any position. An ideal solution for working out at home or when travelling.

4. Fitness Insanity Resistance Band Set

These resistance bands are insane!

These professional, gym-quality rubber resistance bands are all you need to get a full body workout at home. Use each band alone or stack them to get up to 150 pounds of resistance. Plus, each band is clearly marked with its weight equivalent, so you’ll always know what you’re working with.

Whatever your level of fitness, from beginner to advanced, these resistance bands can give you a great workout. You’ll have hundreds of exercise options available to you, so you’ll never get bored.

5. Swelldom Resistance Bands Set

It was honestly a tie between the Swelldom resistance bands and the Fitness Insanity set we talked about earlier, so we decided to include them both here. Swelldom gives you a complete workout at home with a high-performance set of five color-coded resistance bands. The color coding is familiar: yellow is the lightest band at 10 pounds; blue is 20 pounds; green is 30 pounds; black is 40 pounds and red is the heaviest at 50 pounds. Use them one at a time or combine them for up to 150 pounds of resistance.

The bands are double-layered and snap-proof, giving you everything you need to build strength and get fit in minimal space. 


The set also comes with two cushioned handles, a carrying bag, door anchor, ankle straps and an exercise guide with lots of exercises to get you started.

6. Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands for Home Fitness, Stretching, Strength Training, Physical Therapy, Workout

 

It was honestly a tie between the Swelldown resistance bands and the Fitness Insanity set we talked about earlier, so we decided to include them both here. Swelldown gives you a complete workout at home with a high-performance set of five color-coded resistance bands. The color coding is familiar: yellow is the lightest band at 10 pounds; blue is 20 pounds; green is 30 pounds; black is 40 pounds and red is the heaviest at 50 pounds. Use them one at a time or combine them for up to 150 pounds of resistance.

The bands are double-layered and snap-proof, giving you everything you need to build strength and get fit in minimal space. 


The set also comes with two cushioned handles, a carrying bag, door anchor, ankle straps and an exercise guide with lots of exercises to get you started.

7. Whatafit Resistance Bands Set (11pcs), Exercise Bands with Door Anchor, Handles, Waterproof Carry Bag, Legs

If you want to get fit at home, this is the kit for you. Whatafit is an affordable set of resistance bands with all of the accessories you need to get a complete workout at home. The set includes 5 color-coded bands ranging from 10-50 pounds. Use them alone or stack them for more resistance. You can get up to 150 pounds of resistance here!

The bands can clip to soft-grip handles or leg straps, and are easy to anchor to just about any door. (Choose a nice, solid, sturdy one, okay?) You’ll also get an exercise chart and complimentary gym bag to keep your gear together. Great for storage at home, or for taking your resistance bands with you when you travel.