Best Affordable Fitness Equipment
Many of the Best Affordable Fitness Equipment are the simplest and and most “back-to-basics” type products. Why are people spending $1,000’s on fitness products that just collect dust and rarely get used? There are some great, low-cost items out there that do just as much, if not more, to help you get into shape and burn body fat! Here are some of my favorites. I will keep updating this list as I try new fitness products 🙂
Prefer Green 7 Piece Portion Control Containers with Guide
I find the Prefer Green portion control containers to be really helpful. I am someone that has a hard time knowing exactly how much of something I should really be eating for a meal or daily and constantly over-eat.
They are perfect for packing a properly portioned lunch to go or for planning your whole day of meals! They are supposed to be comparable to the 21 day Fix Diet – but that also includes an exercise plan. These are ONLY designed to help control your portions. They do come with a chart / guide. The chart explains how many of each color bowl you need per day to stay within the number of calories you need.
COLOR CODE: GREEN – Veggies, PURPLE – Fruit, RED – Meat / Protein, YELLOW – Carbs, ORANGE – Nuts, Seeds and Dressings
For example: My doctor wants me on 1200-1500 Calories per day…..so I would need to eat 3 Green Bowls, 2 Purple, 4 Red, 2 Yellow, 1 blue, 1 orange.
I have been using it for my lunches only at this point because we are in the middle of moving but I am going to give it a shot for 30 full days — and then come back and update this review 🙂
I have absolutely NOTHING bad to say about the Vetra soft touch volleyball. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review and I am thrilled that I purchased it. My favorite thing about it is the feel. I have the HARDEST time finding volleyballs that aren’t horribly painful. This one is actually perfect. It’s still very firm – but it doesn’t have that “sting” when you hit it.
The stitching seems well done. Myself and many children have been playing with it for close to two weeks now and it has held its air and the stitching has held perfectly to all of the use and abuse. I do wish it had arrived with air but its fine. I just didn’t like having to run out for a ball pump but I guess I should have one anyway. Balls do need air once in a while.
I love the colors especially. Very attractive and easy to see. I am super happy with this volleyball and have no reservations about recommending it.
1byone 2.8L Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier and Aroma Diffuser
As a humidifier, this unit is top notch; however, I put 20 drops of essential oil in the bottom compartment and I couldn’t smell it at all – which is why I deducted a start. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review and I am so happy that I decided to purchase this.
I live up north and in the winter, the air gets SO dry – which causes my hubby to get occassional nose bleeds at night. Having a humidifier is essential for us. This one is SO pretty at night with the rotating soft LED light and is very relaxing as well. The lights isn’t too bright – so it doesn’t disrupt sleep or anything. The water really does last the whole night and is pretty easy to refill. Just be sure you tip it over slowly and ensure you sealed it right so you don’t end up with water everywhere – that happened to me once. CHECK while you are still at the sink!
The other thing I really love about this humidifier is that it REALLY is almost silent – you have to REALLY get up on it to hear the sound and its almost non-existent. It does a great job humidifying and does make it TOO humid in the room either. Perfect. We LOVE it.
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I overall really love this Ohuhu Shiatsu Heated Massage Pillow. I received this pillow at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and I am very thankful that I did. It does a great job with massaging.
I need to mention here that they call the Ohuhu Shiatsu Heated Massage Pillow a “pillow” but it is NOT a pillow in that it is not comfortable to lay your head on and does not feel good to lay down on it and use it on your neck. I tried it for that first and it feels terrible. That is not to discount the pillow because as a massager for areas such as my lower back (which is always in pain) and calves and arms,etc – it does a FABULOUS job and I would even go so far as to say way above average. I just don’t recommend it for you neck. This is the reason I gave it 4 stars rather than 5. It does also come with ZERO instructions. The pamphlet comes with safety info and info about the product but no instructions which I found odd.
It also comes with a car cigarette lighter power adapter as well as a wall adapter and the power chord on the pillow is pretty long. This really allows you to plug it in anywhere you need it and be able to really get some good use out of it.
The Power Switch is on the chord and goes two ways – one way for heated massage and the other way for massage with no heat. I have been using it a lot when I sit on the couch to relax at the end of the day and it feels so good it puts me to sleep. Haha!
Veda Yoga Mat Lightweight for Studio or Home
I am super happy with the Veda Yoga Mat. I have a yoga studio in my basement and the problem I was having with my old mat was that it was not long enough and also it would stetch when I was doing stretches such as the child’s pose. It was really quite annoying. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest review and am so glad that I did. It is actually longer than my old mat and lighter. It is about 1/4 of an inch thick. I did have an issue getting the curl out of the end of the mat from being rolled up, but it has improved since I have left it sitting on the floor. It is very soft and feels nice to the touch. There is an attractive design sort of imprinted into the mat which I like. The carrying strap is super easy to apply and makes it very easy to carry. I highly recommend this mat.
Crossfit Jump Rope by ShivaFit
- WANT TO BURN THE MOST CALORIES POSSIBLE? Then Shiva Crossfit Jump Rope is for you! Jumping Rope is one of the best exercises for burning calories, FAST! You would have to run an eight-minute mile to work off more calories than you’d burn jumping rope!
- PORTABLE AND LIGHT WEIGHT – Our jump rope only weighs 3.8 O.Z. and compresses into a portable piece of exercise equipment! Take Shiva with you anywhere! You can use indoors, outdoors, or wherever you can jump!
- PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS OR PROFESSIONALS – Jumping Rope is great for any skill level. Whether you are jumping rope for a quick workout, or you are training for the MMA, this jump rope is perfect for you!
- ADJUSTABLE LENGTH – Our Jump Rope is great for all ages because of the adjustable length! Great for Men, Women, or Kids who want a great workout!
My Thoughts on the Crossfit Jumprope by ShivaFit:
I absolutely love this jump rope. I like it because I can adjust the length according to who is using it. I am 5″8 and my husband is 6″3. My Dad (pictured – and he was not thrilled I took his photo while he was working out) even uses it for a quick workout after work and doesn’t even bother changing into workout clothing! Just grabs it and quick fitness minutes here and there is enough to keep his heart healthy! Obviously, we need different lengths of rope to be able to efficiently jump rope and get the best workout. What I really love about the jump rope is the price. For $13.99 (current Amazon price) – you get SUPERB cardio fitness and more than one person can use it. I absolutely love jumping rope! The lime green handles are a hard, higher quality plastic and the adjusters are metal and super easy to adjust. They are also easy to readjust to the next user. Great for the price!
Sportly Push Up Bar – Set of 2
I’m going to have to say the Sportly Push Up Bars are extremely well made. My husband weighs a good 330 pounds and is 6 foot 2. I had him test the product since he was the heaviest person in the family. He said they were comfortable for him on his hands. We received this product at a discount in exchange for our honest review. HE said they do make push ups more challenging, which he likes because he feels like they will actually give him a higher quality work-out. They are durable and did not slip or move when he used them. They seem to grip the floor very well. I think these will last actually quite a long time. Below are photos showing the assembly and use of them. Great product and great workout! The workout is different, too – if you hold them vertically or horizontally – just a tip 🙂 Currently $17.99 On Amazon!
Everlasting Fit Jump Rope – This one is PINK!!!
I actually quite like this jump rope by Everlasting Fit! It is easy to adjust for your height and skill. I have actually owned several and this the was the FIRST one to include instructions with a diagram explaining how to properly adjust for your height! I love that it is pink. This is also the first pink one I have seen, oddly enough. It is very easy to store by simply placing it in the included bag. It twists quite smoothly, whether I am jumping quickly or slowly. The handles are hard plastic and feature the EverlastingFit logo. The handles (grips) are also very comfortable in your hands.
This wooden foot massage roller feels VERY nice on my feet. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and I’m happy that I purchased it.
I like that it comes with a handy drawstring bag for storage. That’s really nice. What I didn’t like about it was that when it was delivered, some of the wooden massage dots had fallen off one of the rollers and I had to use wood glue to put that back in. I found that a little annoying. Since then, none of them have fallen off and it works great for my foot pain.
I have diabetes and experience quite a bit of foot pain from time to time and the only way to help it is to massage my feet. My husband was doing it a lot of the time but really couldn’t do it as long as I needed him to because his hands would get tired. This way – I can do it myself as long as I want while sitting on the couch or on my chair. So overall, this is a great product. Just be sure to inspect it when you open it in case any of the wood dots need to be glued back in.
BalancePro Stretch Band for Ballet, Gymnastics, Dance Training
I truly love the BalancePro Stretch Band. I received it at a discount in exchange for my honest review and I am so happy that I did. The reason I wanted to get it was because I am actually just beginning in yoga. While I know yoga will eventually help me become more flexible and limber, I wanted something to sort of supplement. I would have to say this is not probably something an advanced dancer would want as it does somewhat easily stretch – but it is pefect for someone like myself who is a beginner. It might also be something someone would want that had been out of dancing for a while and looking to get back into it. I love it. I found the diagrams pretty easy to understand and the names of the stretches were pretty funny. I love the color and that it doesnt look or feel cheap and flimsy.
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