Warmer weather means BBQs, Pinterest-worthy聽glamping trips聽galore聽and a fabulous聽excuse to walk away from聽the treadmill.聽It doesn鈥檛 matter whether聽your fitness passion is聽yoga or you鈥檙e a聽HITT workout queen; some workouts are just better out in the open air. Plus, you don鈥檛 need a huge yard 鈥 as long as you have enough room to hold a聽plank, there are a bunch of ways to organize聽your outdoor space for a rad sweat sesh. So take a break from your studio聽class聽this week and bring聽your exercise outside聽with these 14聽home gym essentials.


1. Modcloth In the Treat of the Moment Yoga Mat ($40): Roll out this mat for an instant mood boost. Not only is it hilarious and motivating, but it鈥檚 just the right size for an outdoor workout on a tiny apartment balcony.


2.聽Buy Jump Ropes Double Unders Jump Rope ($6):聽Jumping rope is amazing cardio, but your downstairs neighbors will appreciate you taking it聽outdoors. Not only will the action tone your arms and upper body, but the equipment聽barely takes up any room, making it the perfect option for small-space living.


3.聽SPRI Deluxe Vinyl Kettlebell ($29):聽People swear by these things. Kettlebells put a new spin on the traditional weighted exercise, giving you different kinds of workouts than your body is used to. The glam fuchsia color definitely doesn鈥檛 hurt either.


4. Sony聽Portable Wireless Speaker With Bluetooth ($50): You can鈥檛 have a killer workout without proper tunes, and this mini speaker is just the thing to take outdoors. Plus, it鈥檚 waterproof, so you can set it by the pool and not worry about splashing.


5.聽Nayoya Wellness Gymnastic Rings ($100):聽No, you don鈥檛 just hang from these like a monkey. Suspension training engages muscles you didn鈥檛 even know you had through聽exercises like pull-ups, dips and rows. Rings are a must-have for every CrossFit聽addict 鈥 and fun even if you鈥檙e聽just trying to tone your聽arms and abs.


6.聽Vestal Helm Surf & Train Watch聽($100): This bright watch is perfect if you鈥檙e spending some quality time in the pool. But it鈥檚 also great for dry land聽since it offers interval timers (hello, HIIT), a countdown feature聽for holding that plank and training modes that work for a variety of regimens, such as聽running or biking.


7.聽TRX Suspension Training Home Gym ($200):聽Use your own body weight to get聽an intense workout with a piece of equipment that takes less than 60 seconds to put together. Hang it from a tree or a sturdy piece of playground equipment if you鈥檙e looking for a creative way to take your TRX training outdoors.


8. World Market Small Citronella Jar Candle ($20, set of 4): You鈥檒l take your workout without the bugs, please and thank you. If you鈥檙e looking for a way to enjoy your evening yoga sesh without getting eaten alive, light up a few citronella candles and enjoy a meditative聽and bug-free environment.


9. Jade Yoga Hand Towels ($12): Depending on where you live, that outdoor yoga practice can quickly start feeling like聽Bikram. If you find yourself sweating a lot, pick up one of these super absorbent towels that will provide the right amount of grip for your slick聽palms.


10. Barre3 Core Ball ($15): Pick up this squishy little ball and use it with everything from squats to ab work. Balancing聽this ball while you work out helps you concentrate on your balance and engage more of your muscles, which can聽improve your posture and stability. That鈥檚 a lot of win for one piece of workout equipment.

resistance band

11.聽Black Mountain Products Resistance Band Set ($30): Fitness trainers swear by resistance bands as the easiest way to add strength training to your workout without lining your walls with dumbbells. Bonus points for the fact you聽can literally stuff them in a drawer when you鈥檙e done.


12.聽Bosu Balance Trainer ($130):聽The boss ball is THE聽thing to have for meeting your聽toning goals, developing聽core strength and improving聽balance. Its flat side is聽perfect for using on the lawn. Jump, plank and balance away, all while getting your tan on.


13. Gail Tri-Color Yoga Block ($12): Sink into those more advanced yoga stretches with a ridiculously good-looking聽block. Whether your flexibility isn鈥檛 quite there for the pigeon pose or you just want to get ambitious with next-level stretches, you can get down with whatever yoga move聽motivates you.


14.聽TriggerPoint聽GRID聽Foam Roller ($30): Once your workout is done, address those sore muscles with one of these babies. Three zones provide different intensities聽as you聽massage away your knots, making it the perfect accessory for a cool-down after that聽HIIT workout聽or intense yoga routine.

If you鈥檙e putting together a home gym,聽make sure you鈥檙e following us on聽Pinterest聽for even more workout ideas and gym equipment!

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