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Looking for the best exercise equipment and fitness gear? We’ve tried it all. We’ve run on treadmills, swung kettle bells, stretched on yoga mats, jumped rope, balanced on balls, and recovered with foam rollers—all to find the best products to help you stay in shape.
  • A person wearing black sneakers and leggings running on one of the treadmills that we tested to find the best treadmill.

    The Best Treadmill

    by Ingrid Skjong

    We’ve tested 24 treadmills since 2017. The stable, spacious, easy-to-use NordicTrack Commercial 1750 is our top pick.

  • Two people jogging in a park while pushing our favorite jogging strollers, each with a child comfortably sitting inside.

    The Best Jogging Strollers

    by Katharine Gammon and Jenni Gritters

    After considering 20 jogging strollers and testing seven, we think the Thule Urban Glide 2 is the best overall.

  • Four pairs of running headphones sit with a water bottle.

    The Best Headphones for Running

    by Lauren Dragan

    When it comes to running headphones, one size definitely doesn’t fit all—so we have multiple recommendations based on style, features, and price.

  • Our picks for best workout headphones displayed in a row, next to a pair of exercise hand weights.

    The Best Workout Headphones

    by Lauren Dragan

    The JBL Reflect Aero TWS is our favorite pair of earbuds for the gym. We love its secure fit, simple controls, waterproof design, and ability to block noise.

  • Three exercise balls near a yoga mat and sneakers.

    The Best Exercise Ball

    by Tracy Vence

    After considering over 80 exercise balls and testing seven, we found TheraBand’s Pro Series has the sturdiest seat, optimal texture, and the tightest air seal.

  • All of our picks for best running shoes, placed side by side.

    How to Choose the Best Running Shoes for You

    by Ingrid Skjong and Amy Roberts

    The best shoes for you are the ones you won’t think about much once you’re on the road. Finding them may involve trial and error. Here’s how to get started.

  • A person running while wearing the Ryders Seventh sunglasses.

    The Best Sport Sunglasses

    by Bob Howells

    After performing 120 hours of testing, we think the versatile, high-value Ryders Seventh photochromic glasses are the best outdoor eyewear for most people.

  • A Schwinn IC4 exercise bike that has been set up inside a bedroom environment and is currently being used by a person.

    The Best Exercise Bikes

    by Ingrid Skjong

    Whether you want to ride at a moderate pace or tackle intense workouts, an indoor-cycling bike that fits your goals can help set you up for success.

  • grouping of five yoga mats of various colors

    The Best Yoga Mats

    by Ingrid Skjong and Amy Roberts

    After testing 38 yoga mats, Lululemon’s The Reversible Mat 5mm is the one we’d recommend first. We have rubber-free, budget, and travel picks too.

  • two people standing side by side wearing our pick for the best leggings, the Girlfriend Collective Compressive High-Rise Legging.

    The Best Leggings

    by Ingrid Skjong

    We assessed the fabric, fit, performance, and style of an array of workout leggings to find six excellent pairs for whatever moves you.

  • Numerous water bottles of different brands and styles.

    The 8 Best Water Bottles

    by Eve O'Neill and Sam Schild

    We’ve found eight different picks—water bottles suited for everyone from gym rats to frequent travelers.

  • Different cleaning products with a microfiber cloth on top of a yoga mat.

    How to Clean a Yoga Mat

    by Ingrid Skjong

    Here’s how to keep your mat fresh, clean, and primed for your practice.

  • A person wearing jogging equipment, stretching their leg in a park as they get ready to run.

    The Best Running Gear

    by Ingrid Skjong and Wirecutter Staff

    The right running gear can help you make the most of your training. After extensive research and testing with passionate runners, here’s what we recommend.

  • Five sets of adjustable dumbbells we tested for this review.

    The Best Adjustable Dumbbells

    by Ingrid Skjong and Amy Roberts

    After five months of lifting, we think the compact, easy-to-use Core Home Fitness Adjustable Dumbbell Set is the best for at-home strength training.

  • Our four picks for best fitness trackers, shown with a pair of wired earbuds.

    The Best Fitness Trackers

    by Ingrid Skjong and Amy Roberts

    After putting 35 fitness trackers through their paces—on the move and at rest—we like the reliable, easy-to-use, and feature-packed Fitbit Charge 5.

  • A person using a Peloton exercise bike.

    Is It a Bad Idea to Buy a Peloton Right Now?

    by Ingrid Skjong

    Drops in demand, layoffs, recalls—Peloton is on a rough ride. The only plus side for buyers: It’s easier than ever to get a Peloton Bike.

  • The author using resistance bands that are attached to a door frame.

    The Best Resistance Bands

    by Amy Roberts

    We spent 25 hours testing 10 sets of resistance bands. With a unique safety mechanism, the Bodylastics Stackable Tube Resistance Bands are the best for most people.

  • A person riding an electric scooter on the sidewalk in a downtown area.

    The Best Electric Scooter

    by Nick Guy

    If you’re looking for ways to avoid the bus or subway, we recommend Segway Ninebot’s KickScooter Max G30LP, which is great for short commutes as well as errands.

  • The four best running belts, shown side-by-side.

    The Best Running Belts

    by Amy Roberts and Ingrid Skjong

    After testing 37 belts and bands with various features, we recommend the SPIbelt Large Pocket for everyday runners.

  • The Best Sports Bras

    by Anna Perling and Ingrid Skjong

    To find the right sports bra, your best bet is to try as many as possible. We recommend 10 options to kick-start your search.

  • Our five picks for best foam roller, in different colors and shapes suited to their target task.

    The Best Foam Rollers

    by Ingrid Skjong and Amy Roberts

    For most self-massage applications, the AmazonBasics High-Density Round Foam Roller gets the job done. We have picks for different preferences too.

  • The Best Kettlebell for Home Fitness

    by Mark Bixby

    We’ve found that the Metrixx Elite Precision E-Coat Cast Iron Bell is the best, most versatile kettlebell for all levels of fitness.

  • All of the various jump ropes we tested for this review.

    The Best Jump Rope

    by Amy Roberts, Ingrid Skjong, and Caira Blackwell

    After putting in 35 hours of research and thousands of jumps on wood floors and concrete, we found that the XYLsports Jump Rope is the best for most people.

  • A woman using the wide grips on our runner-up pick for best pull-up bar. It looks like the width of the grips is straining her arms.

    The Best Pull-Up Bars

    by Amy Roberts

    We’ve spent 26 hours researching, assembling, and doing hundreds of pull-ups to find that the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym Pro is the best pull-up bar for most.