We’ve dealt with a lot of changes this year, with things like self-quarantining, online grocery delivery and virtual birthday parties becoming the norm. As many of us go extended periods of time without human interaction, we’ve resorted to buying plants, practicing self-care and playing board games in an effort to boost our mental health. On top of that, we’ve also found ourselves exercising more in the comfort of our own home.
If you want to burn some calories to kill the time but don’t have enough space for a big workout machine, there are still plenty of compact, foldable and easily storable gym equipment to help you stay active.
We searched the internet and found equipment that can be stored in the smallest apartments, as well as picks that are not only beloved by reviewers but come from brands we trust. From foldable treadmills and rowers to bikes that act as a work desk, check out these space-saving machines to help you break a sweat.
The Mirror (starting at $1,495; mirror.co)
If you have some floorspace, The Mirror is an amazing device that gives you access to thousands of workouts in the comfort of your own home. It’s extremely thin, barely takes up any room and, most importantly, gives you a great workout. While the price is steep and you need to pay for a monthly subscription, we tried The Mirror ourselves and think it’s worth the investment.
Portable Rowing Machine ($139.99; sharperimage.com)
This compact rower folds together for slim storage, and when it’s time for a workout, you can hit major groups like legs and the back with one simple motion.
Perfect Fitness Pushup Stands ($11.99; amazon.com)
With just a little bit of floor space you can get in a hardcore workout with these pushup stands, which can help you maintain your form. Plus, they’re small and can be easily tossed in the closet when you’re pumped out.
Treadly Smart Treadmill (starting at $749, originally $849; treadly.co)
There’s nothing like a treadmill for a quick cardio workout, but if you’re short on space, this super slim and smart treadmill is the ultimate quarantine cardio machine. It’s only 3.7 inches thick so it can be stored nearly anywhere, including under your couch or bed.
Gaiam Performance Dry-Grip Yoga Mat ($69.98; gaiam.com)
Compact Elliptical Trainer ($199.99; sharperimage.com)
This shrunken version of a traditional elliptical can be used while sitting down, so it’s perfect for couch sessions when all you want to do is binge Netflix.
Escape Fitness Multi Purpose All in 1 Challenging Deck for Total Body Workout ($249.99, originally $345.99; target.com)
This space-saving workout bench has three different positions and can also be used as a box for step workouts. It even has built-in storage space so you can put your other workout gear neatly inside.
Space Saving Recumbent Exercise Bike with Upper Body Motion ($249.99; sharperimage.com)
This workout bike has a seat that folds up for easy storage. Plus, it has little pedals for your hands so you can work your upper body as well as your lower body.
Letsfit Resistance Loop Bands (starting at $5.93, originally $7.98; amazon.com)
Resistance bands are an easy way to get in a good stretch or work out those arm and leg muscles. They’re small enough to roll up and throw in a drawer so they take up virtually no space.
The Most Space Saving Stationary Bike ($299.99; sharperimage.com)
For people who are incredibly space-deprived, this ultra-compact stationary bike packs down into a small square measuring 25.5 inches long by 7 inches wide by 23 inches high. It’s super slim so you can tuck it in between furniture, or slide it right into your closet.
Total Gym Supreme ($599.70; totalgymdirect.com)
This home gym has 12 levels of resistance and features over 60 exercises. Train all muscle groups for a varying, difficult workout. And the Total Gym Supreme folds up so you can tuck it away when not in use.
Rodeo Core Exerciser ($249.99; sharperimage.com)
Hitting your core is easy to forget when working out, but with this compact machine you’ll be able to tone your midsection just by sitting down. By mimicking the motion of horseback riding, it will work your abs, back, glutes and legs.