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9 Stylish Workout Equipment Pieces for Your Home Gym That Might As Well Be Works of Art

Rachel Lapidos

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Barbells aren’t exactly cute. Neither are treadmills, weight machines, or—now that I think about it—most gym equipment. Rather, people’s at-home workout props tend to be tucked under their couches, hidden in their closets, or folded into a corner (à la a foldable spin bike). The good news (especially since the gym is literally at home now for most of us) is that gym equipment is catching up to the times and is slowly but surely becoming easier on the eyes. Yep, stylish workout equipment exists and we’re here to tell you all about it.

Whether you’re looking to stock up on fitness essentials like dumbbells, ankle weights, or Pilates rings, or you’re ready to invest in a full-on workout machine for your home gym, you’ll now be able to find some options that you’ll want to show off. I’m talking about weights-that-double-as-decor-level of sleek. Keep scrolling to see what the fitness world has to offer for aesthetes like myself.

9 of the most stylish workout equipment buys

1. NOHrD WaterGrinder, $2,000

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Let’s start with a biggie: This upper-body fitness trainer is low-impact, allowing you to actually stir up water as you propel the handles forward against resistance. And it might be one of the most unique-looking pieces of gym equipment out there. It’s so luxe that you can choose the finish of wood that you buy, with options ranging from walnut to cherry to ash.

2. Bala The Power Ring, $85

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From the brand famous for its ultra-sleek wrist and ankle weights (er, bangles), this weighted ring is similar to a Pilates ring. It’s 10 pounds, and adds a little something-something to your strength training staples… and looks cool while doing so. A bubblegum-pink color will be out soon, too.

3. Nefeli Marble Dumbbell by Faye Tsakalides, $289

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Bet you never thought you’d see dumbbells that resemble an Ancient Greek sculpture found in a museum. These marble weights are actual works of art. I’d even venture to recommend that you place them on your matching marble coffee table to double as decor when they’re not being used for bicep curls.

4. Training Lace Wearable Training Weights, $46

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Slip these wearable weights over your arms for hands-free resistance. The wrap-around look will let you channel Britney Spears carrying a snake over her shoulder as you sweat your way through some reps.

5. Yaya Smart Dumbbells, $107

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Yes, these come in cute lavender, cyan, pink, and gray shades, but they’re also dumbbells that use technology to track your reps. You can connect them to an app to stay on top of your workouts, and choose from a variety of different weight options to find the right fit for you.

6. Bala Bars, $55

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Ditch your soup cans for these stylish hand weights, which come in pink or black and are easy to hold onto as you move through Pilates exercises or upper body work. Each weight is three pounds for a versatile fitness prop you can use in Pilates and step aerobics alike.

7. The Mirror, $1,495

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This high-tech piece of fitness equipment is an actual mirror. It takes up minimal space, but gives you access to thousands of different types of workout classes—live and on-demand—for that boutique fitness class feeling straight from your living room.

8. NordicTrack Classic Pro Skier, $800

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Transport yourself to the Alps with this at-home skier machine by NordicTrack, which brings you a low-impact, full-body workout with a minimalist and sleek design. The workout involves gliding with your legs as you move your arms back and forth, so you’ll definitely get some cardio in.

9. Myx Fitness The Myx, $1,200

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For an at-home spin bike that you’ll want to show off, The Myx comes in a gorgeous, arctic white color (so it goes with everything). Through the touchscreen, you can stream hundreds of workouts in your makeshift workout studio.

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