Year after year, one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to get fit. Maybe you’re looking to get back into the habit of working out after slacking off for a year (or more), or perhaps you’re just looking to shed those extra pounds gained over the holidays. Whatever the case, with the new year comes a new chance to reshape yourself both physically and mentally, as working out and getting fit can be just as beneficial for your mind as your body. So to help you stick to your new year’s fitness resolution for 2022, we’ve scoured the best fitness gear on Amazon to come up with this crop of goods that will have you in the best shape of your life by the time 2023 rolls around.
Rocky IV: Rocky Vs. Drago
One important part of sticking to any fitness journey is motivation, and what could be more motivating than watching Rocky Balboa single-handedly bring down the Iron Curtain in this ‘80s classic? In 2021, star and director Sylvester Stallone re-cut the film and added loads of new footage, meaning this version of the training montage-packed guilty pleasure is technically a new release.
Blender Bottle Strada
Protein shakes are a key component of getting in shape, particularly if you’re looking to gain strength and build muscle, and a good shaker bottle is essential for conveniently mixing up your supplements. Blender Bottle is a leader in the space, and its new Strada features a better lid, a rounded bottom, and an integrated carrying clip.
Everlast Pro Style Training Gloves
If you’re looking for a workout that will really kick your butt and burn some calories, then you should get into boxing. Everlast is one of the biggest names in the sport, and its Pro Style Training Gloves are made for beginners and are specially designed for training on a heavy bag.
Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein Powder 10LB Bag
You’re going to need some protein powder to mix in your new Blender Bottle, and for decades, the industry-standard has been Optimum Nutrition’s signature offering. Known for its high quality 100% whey protein, its easy mixability, and its great taste, ON’s Gold Standard truly lives up to its lofty moniker.
Manduka PRO Yoga Mat
There’s more to being fit than having big muscles. Flexibility and balance are important too, and one of the best ways to improve them — along with your mental wellbeing and core strength — is through yoga. Manduka’s PRO Yoga Mat is the preferred choice of countless yogis, and you should make it yours too.
TRX GO Suspension Trainer
If you plan on working out at home — or on the road — then you’re really missing out on the plethora of workout options available at your local gym. But you can make up some of that lost ground by kicking your bodyweight exercises into high gear with TRX’s extra-portable version of its popular and effective suspension training system.
Everlast HydroStrike 100LB Water Bag
Revisiting Everlast — and heavy bags — the brand is revolutionizing the ancient training method with their technologically advanced HydroStrike water bag. The bag’s eponymous technology provides more lifelike feedback on your punches and is also easier on your joints.
Beats Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds
Beats makes plenty of wireless headphones that you could conceivably wear while working out, but none are better suited to the task than the Powerbeats Pro. These Apple H1-powered true wireless buds feature sweat and water resistance, up to 9 hours of listening time, and adjustable secure-fit ear hooks that stay in place as you exercise.
An oft-overlooked aspect of working out that’s nearly as important as the exercise itself is your recovery. A good recovery routine will help prevent injury, and while proper stretching and rest are your most important tools, adding some percussive massage therapy via this miniature Theragun will have your muscles singing your praises.
Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Adjustable Dumbbell
For a lot of guys, working out means one thing: pumping iron. And while we support a well-rounded fitness lifestyle that incorporates numerous disciplines, we also know there’s no better feeling than tossing some weights around while chasing that pump. To do so effectively at home while taking up as little space as possible, we recommend Bowflex’s premium adjustable dumbbell set that offers 17 weight settings from 10 to 90lbs.
Scoured: The Best Gear on Amazon of November 2021
The holidays may have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t get together with family and friends for a great meal in the new year. So with that in mind, have a look at our last Amazon Scoured guide and discover some gear worth getting together for.