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Get in Shape at Home With the 9 Best Workout Equipment Finds From QVC

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Before 2020, I was what some call a gym rat. I was finally making some strides in my latest fitness goals, and was skeptical that I could get in shape at home the way I could with every piece of exercise equipment at my disposal. Fortunately, I quickly discovered that exercising in my living room had major perks.

The first perk was that it was easier to squeeze workouts in. No longer obligated to get up early to drive to the gym before work, I could squeeze in a walk or HIIT session without factoring in driving time — total bonus. Another perk was that I never had to worry about dealing with unsanitary workout equipment, waiting in line for a machine, or any of the annoying things one deals with when being a gym member.

Although gyms have opened up (I still occasionally go to mine), most of my workouts take place at home. It’s convenient, fun, and leaves me without excuse. Keep reading to see some of my favorite pieces of fitness equipment to get in shape with, all which can be found on QVC.

What is the best workout equipment to get in shape at home with?

Is it possible to get in shape at home?

Gyms are great, but not essential for getting into shape. “Working out at home is sufficient for most people,” says Kasey Ryan, CEO of Soul Force Fit, In-home Personal Trainer, and Pilates and Yoga Instructor.

Access your current fitness level is always a good place to start when looking to getting into shape. “The key components of fitness are cardiovascular health, flexibility, strength, body structure endurance, and function,” explains Ryan. “All of these components should be considered when measuring and progressing your fitness [levels]!”

Before building a home-training plan, you can gauge your starting point by performing fitness tests like counting the number of push-ups you can do, holding a plank pose, or timing how long you can keep a specific pace while running. Another way is to test your resting heart-rate, and using that number to determine your target heart rate during exercise. To learn how to do that, check out this quick video below. Investing in a fitness tracker (I recommend the FitBit Sense 2, $229.95) can also simplify the process.

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars to create a home gym. In fact, according to Ryan, there are only a few essentials that one needs at their disposal.

“The Equipment I recommend for an in home work out are a couple pairs of dumbbells, a yoga mat and strap, a foam roller, Therabands, ankle-weights, and perhaps a kettle bell!  These simple pieces of equipment can give you most of what you need to get strong, aware, and healthy!”

Purchasing a “piece of cardio equipment” can also be beneficial, she says, provided you’re committed to using it. In translation: skip buying something that’s going to be used to toss clothes on in a month. Instead, ask yourself what type of cardio you enjoy, and invest in the corresponding machine.

For example, if you love biking but only ride in warm seasons, consider buying the Echelon Smart Connect 3X. It has 32-levels of magnetic resistance, a flippable device holder, and bullhorn-style handlebars.

Like walking? I suggest the IQ Foldable Treadmill. It folds into a compact, portable square when not in use, and boasting the bells of whistles of bigger models. It goes up to 6.2 miles per hour, can automatically adjust speed, and do much more. I’m obsessed with it!

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Best Workout Equipment To Get In Shape At Home With For 2023

iQ Foldable Treadmill

Best treadmill to get in shape at home with
Get In Shape At Home
QVC
18% off!

Buy from QVC, $899

Why we like it:

  • Transport wheels
  • Comes fully assembled
  • Adjustable handrail

If you like treadmills but don’t like the idea of something so big in your living room, the iQ Foldable Treadmill is for you. It gives a great workout without taking up space. Going up to 6.2 miles per hour, it can be used for morning power walks, lunchtime jogs, or to burn some extra cals after dinner. The compact design comes preassembled, removing the hassle of dealing with tools or a complicated setup. Simply take out of the box, unfold, and adjust the handlebar to your liking. Seriously, it’s that easy. There’s a spot to hold your tablet, and workout stats are displayed at the front of the deck. The machine’s Three Step technology automatically adjusts based off speed, and you can also control how fast you go with the included remote. Fold and tuck in a corner when not in use or slide beneath the couch or bed. Available in three colors.

Bala Bangles

Best wrist weights to get in shape at home with
Get In Shape At Home
QVC

Buy from QVC, $41.96

Why we like it:

  • Adjustable
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars on QVC
  • Portable

When looking to intensify a cardio or mat session, ankle weights are a great choice. These lightweight Bala Bangles are a favorite, being adjustable, and featuring a hook and loop closure for security. Bala bangles can also be worn on your wrists like bracelets, used on the treadmill, during a Pilates class or even while gardening. Since they’re small and light, they’re easy to travel with, and a cute storage bag is included.

Vita Trainer Vibration Machine with Resistance Bands

Best vibration plate to get in shape at home with
Get In Shape At Home
QVC

Buy from QVC, $89.99

Why we like it

  • Wide platform
  • Offers low-impact workout
  • 3D movement

Want to shake things up? Try the Vita Trainer Vibration Machine. It’s a fun way to get in shape at home. It comes with bands, which can be used for bicep curls, tricep extensions, and other upper body moves while working on your balance. Featuring 40 speeds of vibration and a wide plate, you’ll love how the wobbling of the 3D movement engages your muscles.

ProForm 25-lb Adjustable Double Dumbbell Set

Best dumbbells to get in shape at home with
Get In Shape At Home
QVC

Buy from QVC, $79.99

Why we like it:

  • Sturdy steel construction
  • Simple to adjust
  • Comes with storage tray

Adding dumbbells to bodyweight exercises like squats or lunges makes them more challenging, helps maintain muscle, and increases strength. What makes these dumbbells from ProForm special is that they’re adjustable, so you can avoid buying multiple free weights. If you’re new to lifting, start at the lightest weight of 2.5 pounds, and increase as you become stronger. They’re small enough to fit in a corner or the bottom of a shelf, and also come with a handy storage case.

Echelon Smart Connect EX3 Bike

Best exercise bike to get in hsape at home with
Get In Shape At Home
QVC

Buy from QVC, $1,099

Why we like it:

  • 32-level magnetic flywheel
  • Tablet holder

Cycle into your fittest self with the Echelon Smart Connect EX3 Bike. It’s handlebars can be adjusted for height and depth, and the adjustable seat has ventilation to keep things from getting too sweaty. Feet stay secure in the dual-sided SPD compatible pedals with toe cages, and there are more than 30 levels of magnetic resistance to keep those calf muscles burning.

Exercise Equipment Mat

Best mat to get in shape at home with
Get In Shape At Home
QVC

Buy from QVC, $40.95

Why we like it:

  • Vinyl construction
  • Protects floors

Exercise equipment: good for the body, not for your floors — especially if they’re hardwood or carpet. A sturdy vinyl exercise equipment mat is the perfect fix. Slip it beneath your iQ Foldable Treadmill or Echelon Smart Connect EX3 Bike. The mat measures 36 inches by 72 inches, and can be rolled up and placed in the closet when not in use. It can even be enjoyed to perform calisthenics on.

TRAKK Ab Roller Wheel 6-in-1 Home-Gym

bEST AB MACHINE TO GET IN SHAPE AT HOME WITH
Get In Shape At Home
QVC

Buy from QVC, $62.98

Why we like it:

  • Comes with 8 pieces of equipment
  • Perfect for small spaces
  • Portable

Short on space? No worries. The TRAKK Ab Roller Wheel comes with lots of accessories, each designed to help you get in shape at home. Start with the jump rope for some heart-pumping cardio. Once muscles are warmed, grab the TRAKK Ab Roller Wheel to work on core muscles. Use it in plank position or modify by placing your knees on the floor. The push-up brackets give a great upper-body workout, and the resistance bands make old strength training moves exciting again. Use them in different areas of the house when you need a change of scenery, or bring on vacation to continue your fitness progress.

Proform Vue Fitness Mirror Mirror

Best fitness mirror to get in shape at home with
Get In Shape At Home
QVC

Buy from QVC, $1,499

Why we like it:

  • iFit enabled
  • Includes extra workout accessories
  • Works with Bluetooth

For an immersive at-home workout, go with the ProForm Vue Fitness Mirror Mirror. It’s 22-inch smart touchscreen connects you to iFit trainers, while the pivoting reflective surface allows full view of your form. There are built-in speakers that create that live class experience, and if you’re working out while your parter is on a video call, simply connect to Bluetooth. The mirror also comes with a 10 pound bar, two 5 pound dumbbells, plus four 2.5 pound weight plates.

Aurora Black Vibrating Roller Massager

Best foam roller to get in shape at home with
Get In Shape At Home
QVC

Buy from QVC, $102.66

Why we like it:

  • Different vibration intensities
  • Battery operated
  • Comes with carry bag

Reward muscles with an upgraded strength routine. The Aurora Black Vibrating Roller Massager is just the thing you need to relax tight calves, hamstrings, and quads. Featuring three different textures to hit sore spots just right, the device also offers mild to intense vibrations. It comes with a carry bag for days you workout outside the home, and all that is needed is four C batteries to operate.

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