The Best Home Gym Gear of 2018
Pump up in the convenience of your own home.
Treadwall Kore Home Climbing Wall ($6,600)
With 20 feet of total wall and nearly 300 possible hold placements, the Kore Home lets you replicate nearly any climbing problem in your living room. Six g’s nets you one of the best full-body workouts we’ve had.
UrbnFit Balance Board ($30)
Weak stabilizers—the small muscles surrounding your joints—can lead to injury. Spending 15 minutes a day on UrbnFit’s wooden board in the gym, office, or kitchen builds strength.
NormaTec Pulse Recovery System ($1,495)
Some say overpriced indulgence; we say critical recovery tool. The Pulse boots zip around your legs for a customizable massage, and we credit them for several of our PRs.
Recoup Fitness Cold Massage Roller ($40)
Rollers are painful yet useful when it comes to easing tight muscles. This one will smooth out quads and hamstrings but is small, for targeted foot and hip work, too. Pro tip: freeze it to kill two recovery birds with one stone.
The North Face Litewave Ampere II Shoes ($100)
Yes, the Ampere II’s are light and grippy enough for the trail, but the stability and support of the lock-down webbing and overlays is especially well suited to pounding out workouts.
Vava Voom 20 Bluetooth Speaker ($60)
Thanks to two internal subwoofers, this water-bottle-size speaker absolutely thumps. And it’s water-resistant, so feel free to sweat on it.
Wahoo Kickr Snap Bike Trainer ($600)
Adjust the Kickr Snap’s resistance—and your workout intensity—from your phone. Plus, the smart trainer works with a bunch of third-party apps.
Picky Bars Chai and Catch Me Bar ($28 for 10)
These bars have a perfect four-to-one carb-to-protein ratio and are packed with almonds, dates, and honey.