Enhance your home workouts with these three tools (each under $50!).

By Megan Kennedy
Updated April 02, 2020
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Maybe the idea of dropping extra cash on a fitness membership makes you cringe, or maybe you want to have the option to work out in your living room on days you can't get to the gym. Either way, you don't have to turn your home into a fully-stocked fitness center with treadmills and dumbbells to get in a solid strength session. With these three tools, each under $50, you can enhance your home workouts without the costly tech.

Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set ($30; amazon.com)


This gym-in-a-bag lets you tote around a complete set of resistance bands (the dumbbell's lighter, more portable cousin). The pack includes a door anchor, soft grip handles, exercise chart, carrying bag, ankle strap, and starter guide.

Long and Lean Toning Bar ($25; amazon.com)


The Long and Lean Toning Bar is the perfect tool to amp up your Pilates training. You can perform a variety of movements with the two 30-inch power cords and attached foot straps. It can also dissemble for easy travel and storage.

WOSS Attack Trainer ($40; amazon.com)


Interested in trying suspension training, but balking at the $200-plus price tag? Enter the WOSS Attack Trainer, which allows you to use your own body weight to strengthen your entire body for a fraction of the cost of more advanced trainers. The harness can easily be hooked to a door with an included built-in anchor. From there, the Full Body Quick Start Exercise sheet will demonstrate 18 different workouts for you to try.

...Or create your own

Fitness expert Kristin McGee recommends a few key pieces of exercise equipment in the video below.