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There was a time, not so long ago, when fitness gear was mainly marketed towards the workout fanatics... and not many other types of people. The products seemed intense and non-user friendly, intimidating and profusely expensive. In recent years the market seemed to turn, granting access to the workout-curious, the beginners, and the intermediates. Suddenly the product offerings were a little more welcoming towards a new set of consumers.
Then came 2020. This year, with gyms closing left and right, curating a home gym has never been so “in”—and never more accessible to the average consumer. Having that number of options can take its toll, which is why we decided to put together a list of the best fitness gear to get from three of the most trusted letters in shopping: QVC. Act fast if you're serious—we've seen exercise equipment fly off the shelves all year long, and we don't anticipate that changing anytime soon.
1. This compact elliptical
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Burn calories by sitting. Yes, really!
For the majority of people working from home these days, space and time are both very much limited. Enter: this mini elliptical. With its ingenious design meant specifically to be used under desks, this seated elliptical allows you to literally work out while you work (or watch TV). It’s got floor stabilizers so it’ll stay firmly in place while it’s in use, and even tracks stats like how many calories you’ve burned and the distance you’ve gone. Eight resistance levels keep you progressively engaged and challenged while its lightweight design makes it easy to move between rooms.
Get the Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Under Desk Elliptical from QVC for $144.73
2. This warming neck gaiter
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Stay warm and protected from the elements.
It doesn’t get much more multi-functional than this! The Polar Band-It Neck Gaiter is a 3-in-one combination, ensuring that your neck stays warm as well as your ears, nose, and mouth. Forget wrapping up with earmuffs and a clunky scarf for your winter jogs. This design lets you slip on one item and gets you out the door faster, all while keeping you comfortable throughout your entire run with fleece on the inside and athletic material on the outside. An adjustable velcro closer allows a custom fit, while a super breathable double-layered face-covering keeps you protected.
Get the Band It Neck Gaiter from QVC for $23.16
3. An entire gym in one machine
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Forget the gym—bring it home with you.
Why go to the gym when you can have one in your living room? The Total Gym FIT isn't cheap, but it makes for a great piece of at-home exercise equipment. It allows users to complete up to 80 different exercises, including cardio, strength training, and stretching. More than 1,250 reviewers give this machine 4.7 stars, claiming it's "life-changing."
Get the Total Gym FIT from QVC for $1,599.95
4. This snazzy smartwatch
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This smartwatch does way more than just track your steps.
In the age of smartwatches, it can be tough to determine which one is right for you and your needs. But if you’re looking for one that does absolutely everything, then you’ve just found it: the Apple Watch Series 6. It does it all, from tracking calories burned to monitoring sleep to controlling music. It’s even water-resistant and can receive phone calls. It's the best smartwatch we've ever tested, and even though it's not the most affordable, it's one of the best fitness investments you can make.
Get the Apple Watch Series 6 from QVC for $579.96
5. This stamina-building machine
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This exercise box makes a great piece of workout equipment.
Let your inner-child rejoice: Jumping can be a fun and effective workout. This adjustable box allows you to hone your core-building skills by improving your stamina with high-intensity workouts. The box adjusts to four heights and features a nonslip surface, allowing you to jump (and land) without worry.
Get the Stamina X Adjustable Height Plyo Box from QVC for $219.99
6. This handheld massager
Keep muscle tension at bay.
If your muscles have been overworked, sometimes all you need is a good massage. Good thing the Theragun Mini can act as your own personal masseuse! Targeting the areas you need it most, the ‘gun’ goes to work, pulsating to relieve acute muscle pain with percussive jolts. It’s got an ergonomic grip to make handling super comfortable and can function at three different speeds depending on the level of strength needed. Plus, we tried (and loved) the standard-sized Theragun, so we feel confident about the mini version, too.
Get the Theragun Mini Handheld Massager from QVC for $174.55
7. This rowing machine
Row, row, row your boat*! (*machine)
Row away your anxieties with this handcrafted and, dare I say, gorgeous rowing machine that was designed to simulate a boat gently and smoothly gliding through water, all while toning your whole body. The repetitive nature of using a rowing machine adds to its benefits; soothing the mind as well as the body, this rower combines strength, stamina, and focus for a well-rounded workout. Just some of its unique features include an LCD display screen, real water flywheel, maple hardwood construction, and bottom wheels for easy storage.
Get the WaterRower Designer Maple Rowing Machine from QVC for $1,545.83
8. This neck and back tension reliever
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Use this device on its own or attached to a table.
It may look odd, but this tension reliever from QVC makes a great massager for after-workout relief. It can be attached to an inversion table or used on its own, just be sure to follow the directions closely when working out muscles in the back and neck.
Get the Teeter Better Back Neck Restore Tension Reliever from QVC for $31.45
9. A colorful yoga mat
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Take anywhere to workout everywhere.
Whether you’re traveling or just staying over at a friend’s house for the weekend, this mat will come in handy if you need a convenient spot to exercise. This nonstick mat is comfortable enough for advanced yoga poses, but stores easily in closets, under beds, and in cars. Take it with you for yoga in the park or keep it at home for easy workouts.
Get the Gofit Double-Thick 7.0mm Yoga Mat from QVC for $36.49
10. This vintage leg workout machine
The iconic '80s workout is having its comeback.
We all remember the explosion of the Leg Master in the ’80s and ’90s. Everyone had one, everyone loved them. Recently they’ve had a bit of a resurgence as people are working from home more than ever. The popular machine uses lateral gliding motions to slim inner and outer thighs, buttocks, hips, and core and can even be used while sitting down. Great for saving space, the Leg Master can be easily disassembled for storing under furniture, and reassembling when needed.
Get the Leg Master Slim Total Body Toning Strengthening Machine from QVC for $91.20
11. These shoulder heat wraps
Wrap yourself up after that tough workout series.
Workout tension is no match for the Xpress Heart Wraps that target the shoulders, upper back, and neck after a particularly grueling stint at the gym. Choose from four heat settings before sitting back to enjoy the amazing healing warmth these wraps provide. Suited with a front hook closure and lightly weighted edges, they are guaranteed to stay in place for the duration of your session. Use the wired remote control to change up the heat intensity at any time for optimum comfort.
Get the Sunbeam Renue Xpress Heat Shoulder Heat Wraps from QVC for $61
12. This inversion table
Get instant relief from tight muscles.
Specifically designed to help people with back pain, this inversion table is a breakthrough in pain relief using a simple method that’s super easy to do. Being FDA-registered, this device claims to be safe as well as effective for you to use. By using the weight of your arms to rotate the table, your body begins to invert so that your feet are facing towards the ceiling and the head to the floor. This allows your body weight and gravity to work harmoniously to stretch and relax the muscles that need the most attention, temporarily easing away the pain caused by overworked muscles, and promoting flexibility to prevent pain in the future.
Get the Teeter FitSpine X3 from QVC for $449
13. This total gym
Credit: Total Gym
Workout any way you want with this high-powered machine.
The Total Gym Elite Plus certainly lives up to its name. Get cardio, strength training, and stretching all in one machine, along with more than 80 different exercise movements for all levels of fitness. Now, I’m no math whizz but I’m pretty sure that means there are limitless ways to use this machine. Great for getting fit or staying active through the winter, it’s perfect for anyone looking to keep moving.
Get the Total Gym Elite Plus from QVC for $375
14. This doorway training machine
This doorway trainer is perfect for people living in small spaces.
Need a good workout but don't have much space? This doorway trainer is a must-have. It fits easily in doorways or on the floor. It won't break the bank, but it will help you work out your arms, shoulders, and back, allowing you to complete a number of targeted workouts to increase your upper body strength.
Get the Stamina Doorway Trainer Plus from QVC for $32
15. This topical pain reliever
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Smells good, feels better.
Okay so, technically this isn’t fitness gear. But! It’s certainly going to help those suffering from muscle pain related to fitness, and that counts. Made with refreshing and healing menthol, this cream is formulated to be layered onto sore muscles for the ultimate relief. More active ingredients include cayenne, ginger, and essential oils that work together to relax both you and your muscles.
Get the Little Moon Essentials Dream Cream from QVC for $22
16. This Pilates machine attachment
Keep moving in different ways.
If you have a reformer machine already and are looking to step up your Pilates game, try this Precision Series Cadillac accessory that includes a roll-down wooden handlebar and foot straps. Find new and different ways to keep utilizing bodyweight resistance and the Pilates method to strengthen and tone, while never feeling bored or in a workout rut (which, I’m sure, we’ve all experienced). With your purchase also comes a guided workout video and manual to get you started on your Pilates journey.
Get the AeroPilates Precision Series Cadillac from QVC for $529
17. This ab wheel
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This ab wheel makes a great addition to any home gym.
Sometimes it’s the smallest fitness equipment that makes you cry the most. At least that’s definitely the case with Pilates rings, and ab wheels. Guaranteed to give your core the workout of their life, this GoFit Dux Dual Ab Wheel has two wheels for more stability and comfortable, textured handles to ensure you don’t lose your grip while in use.
Get the GoFit Dux Dual Ab Wheel from QVC for $21.99
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