These Fitness Products Make Your At-Home Workout Feel Less Like a Chore

It’s tough to motivate yourself to workout these days, especially when the couch is right there, beckoning you with the sweet siren song of new Housewives episodes. Sure, nothing lifts the spirit as much as a little sweat session. Yes, we want to strap on those sneakers and get that pulse racing, but...did we mention how comfy the couch is? Having the right gear might actually make you more likely to hit the gym (a.k.a. your living room), and that’s why we asked the SwearBy community for their favorite fitness accessories that help them snap out of the funk and get fit, even while at home:

Stv.ov Hi-Rise Leggings

“I’ve been a Yoga With Adrienne fan for years and am especially grateful for her free yoga videos now that I’m cooped up inside. When we’re doing downward dog, lunge, or a simple sun salutation, I don’t want my leggings rollings down. That’s why I’m such a fan of these Outdoor Voices leggings. Their high-rise waistband gives ample coverage, but doesn’t feel constricting—plus the texture is buttery soft.” –Katie Macdonald

Fitbit Versa Smartwatch

“If you’re the type of person who considers health and wellness a hobby of sorts (or perhaps, you’re just looking to improve you’re overall wellbeing), then you’re going to love this smartwatch. I’m obsessed with mine, and love to use it to track my daily steps, heart rate, sleep, and much more. It’s also great for optimizing at-home workouts, ensuring I get my heart rate up with real-time data and coaching me through moves with its on-screen workouts. And when I’m not working out, I love using the included timer when cooking, the Spotify app to stream music, and the Fitbit wallet to pay for items, so I don’t have to carry my wallet around with me.” –Jessica Leigh Mattern

Manduka PROlite Yoga Mat 4.7mm

“Now that my gym is closed due to COVID-19, I’ve been trying to work out from home as much as possible. Whether I’m doing a relaxing yoga routine or a heart-pumping HIIT circuit, this Manduka mat has helped me get through all my at-home workouts. The mat’s material keeps me from slipping and sliding, while the 4.7mm of cushioning makes it much more comfortable on my knees and back.” –Rebecca Carhart

TechSweat 7/8 Leggings

“I’m no stranger to workout classes and running outside, so when I say these are the most comfortable pair of leggings I own, I mean it. They conform to my body perfectly with just the right amount of stretch and compression, and I love their high-rise waistband. I look forward to wearing them each week as soon as I get them out of the laundry, and they’re a great motivator for an at-home workout. I could easily wear them all day long.” –Christie Calucchia

Good Karma Tie-Dye Leggings

“Getting motivated to work out from my living room is by far one of the hardest things I’ve had to do. But wearing cute workout clothing while I do it definitely motivates me to actually try. These leggings are my absolute favorite because they look like something I’d wear on a regular day. They’re also comfortable and don’t slip, whether I’m doing push ups on my carpet or tricep dips off my couch. Wearing these around the house not only help me get ready to exercise but actually make me feel like I put on real clothing too which is definitely a bonus.” –Tara Gonzalez

Spanx Booty Boost Active 4" Short

“I”ve been known to wear these thin-and-mighty bike shorts for their intended purpose — working out — as often as I’ve hopped into them on every other imaginable occasion: scooter rides at dusk, sweaty train rides to the beach, safeguarding skimpy dresses, couch potato-ing, the list goes on. The slinky shorts snap me in and up, making feel like like a bean that’s much more vertical than my loafing posture might suggest.” –Laura Reilly

We think you deserve to buy only awesome things. We've asked the most discerning women out there to share what they honestly, truly swear by so you can get on with life and find your next favorite product, faster. What do you SwearBy?