When life gets busy, we don’t always have time to hit the gym. Luckily, there are products on the market to help you get your workout in, even while you’re on the go. A portable gym that’s compact and easy to set up will let you break a sweat just about anywhere, from your office to hotel room. With this in mind, we did some research and rounded up a few of the best portable gym systems that work for a variety of exercises. Each of our picks will work your whole body and can be packed in a bag.
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1. BodyBoss 2.0 Portable Home Gym
BodyBoss 2.0 comes with a foldable, nonslip platform featuring handles for easy carrying and 10 anchor points for a range of ways to attach the resistance bands.
Pros: Each band provides roughly 30 pounds of resistance at its normal length, but shortening them allows you to enhance the resistance up to 70–80 pounds of resistance. The set also features a collapsible workout bar with easy-grip padding, one-size-fits-all wrist and ankle straps that help combat sweat and handles you can attach to the bands to perform exercises like tricep extensions and single leg deadlifts. You also get a door anchor that locks securely into a door frame, letting you simulate more exercises. It comes in a variety of colors to suit different preferences.
Cons: Some users may prefer the bands offered more resistance.
2. BodyGym Portable Home Gym
The BodyGym consists of a patented workout bar that weighs under 3 pounds and breaks down with no hassle for easy on-the-go use.
Pros: An easily adjustable resistance band made with durable latex lets you customize your workout. It also comes with a drawstring travel bag, workout guide stickers that attach to the bar and two DVDs, including a 94-minute workout class led by Marie Osmond.
Cons: Some may find the stickers don’t adhere great.
3. OYO Portable Home Gym
This option is essentially one piece of equipment with ergonomic handgrips and SpiraFlex technology, which delivers the same resistance as free weights. You simply snap on the FlexPacks, which offer up to 25 pounds of resistance.
Pros: Patented DoubleFlex activation provides resistance to opposing muscle groups with each movement. You can use it while doing other exercises like squats. It also includes leg and door anchors, a nutrition guide and free online access to over 60 workout and 197 exercise videos.
Cons: Some may prefer more resistance.