POPSUGAR: I Canceled My Gym Membership and Bought These 7 Products on Amazon Instead

If you would have told me five years ago I'd become an avid workout person, I would have laughed in your face. Exercising never interested me until the last couple years, sadly because I'm approaching my 30s and just wanted to become healthier. First, I did what most people probably do and signed up for a gym. I didn't mind it but I found it just too time-consuming. Packing my bag, walking there, getting home — I just didn't have the patience for it.

Eventually, I found my stride with boot camp and boxing classes. They held my interest and forced me to do what I once hated — I needed that. But at $35 a class, it was a luxury. I decided to start using the exercises I learned in class at home and for that I turned to Amazon. From purchasing weights I know I like to a handy workout mat, my sessions quickly came together. Now I exercise at home 3-4 days a week. The fact that it saves me money makes it easy to splurge once or twice a week on one of my favorite classes.

If you're inspired to try the same, keep scrolling to see all the products that helped me master my routine.

Takeya Actives Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle

After investing in so many products, I realized I also needed to ditch plastic and get this Takeya Actives Insulated Stainless Steel Bottle. It's much easier having by my side than a glass of water, which I have to admit I've knocked over from time to time.

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