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Exercise & Fitness

Whether you're trying to stay in shape, recover from an injury, run a marathon, or chill out in a yoga class, we're testing the latest equipment, clothing, and technology to make your workouts the most fun and the most efficient. From yoga mats to fitness trackers to GPS running watches to water bottles, here's the fitness gear and exercise equipment we recommend.

The Best Foam Rollers AmazonBasics High-Density Round Foam Roller, 36″
There are hundreds of foam rollers available—many similar, a few different. Our pick is a basic, cheap model that gets the job done.    Read More >
The Best Fitness Trackers Garmin Vívosmart HR+
We researched more than 35 fitness trackers and tested seven new models, and the GPS-equipped Garmin Vívosmart HR+ is the most accurate and capable of the bunch.   Read More >
The Best Bike Repair Stand Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Work Stand
You don’t absolutely have to have one, but if you want to repair your bike at home, a sturdy, easy-to-use stand definitely makes it easier. After testing eight of them, we think the Feedback Sports Sport-Mechanic Work Stand is the best for most people.   Read More >
The Best Bike Chain Tool Park Tool CT-5 Mini Chain Tool
If you want to repair or replace a broken bike chain, you’ll need a chain tool. We tested eight and think the Park Tool CT-5 Mini Chain Brute Chain Tool is the best for most people.    Read More >
The Best Adjustable Dumbbells Bowflex SelectTech 552
After almost three months of research and more than six weeks of personal and panel testing, we think the Bowflex SelectTech 552s are the best adjustable dumbbells for most people. They are great for building muscle, but they stood out from the others because they are versatile enough to use in cardio workouts and circuit training.   Read More >
The Best GPS Running Watch Garmin Forerunner 230
Out of 20 GPS running watches tested, the Garmin Forerunner 230 feels best, shows the most relevant stats, and provides the smartest training plans.   Read More >
The Best Kettlebell for Home Fitness Metrixx Elite Precision E-Coat Cast Iron Bell
After testing five top-rated kettlebells for seven weeks, we found that the best kettlebell for home fitness is the Metrixx Elite Precision E-Coat Cast Iron Bell. It’s the most comfortable kettlebell we’ve tested, with a wider handle that makes it easier to grip with two hands, and a super-smooth finish that’s less likely to injure your skin over time.   Read More >
The Best Running Gear
You can run while wearing just about anything, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have a good time doing it. After 90 hours of research and testing with the most passionate runners on our staff, this is the running gear we’d recommend.   Read More >
The Best Pull-up Bars Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym
After three months of researching doorway pull-up bars and eight hours of testing six top-rated models on nine different door frames, we found the Perfect Fitness Multi-Gym is the best for most people. It offers the best combination of price, ease of setup, and range of pull-up variations. Plus, it has the smallest footprint and accommodates the widest range of door frames.   Read More >
The Best Yoga Mat Gaiam Athletic 2gripMat
We had three yoga instructors test 16 yoga mats in more than 50 yoga classes, and Gaiam’s Athletic 2gripMat is the best mat we found. In sweaty classes, hands and feet stuck like they were glued to its top layer, and its soft PVC foam backing feels more cushy and comfortable than other mats we tried. Plus, it’s three square feet larger than the average mat, so you’ll have plenty of room to practice.    Read More >
The Best Water Bottles Klean Kanteen Classic 27-Ounce Stainless Steel Bottle
We’ve tested 54 water bottles over the past two years and concluded that there’s no such thing as one perfect bottle for everyone—but our research has resulted in plastic, metal, insulated, glass, and collapsable bottle picks that will definitely please someone. No matter your preference, we’ve got a bottle you’ll love.   Read More >