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5 for Friday: October 2, 2020

Keeping family members, friends, coworkers and the guests you serve—along with anyone else you come into contact with—healthy and safe starts with you. This week, we’ve rounded up workout-from-home equipment to help you do your best to stay healthy and strong without needing to go to the gym, whether it’s because you haven’t joined one, yours is closed, or you don’t feel comfortable visiting one right now.

Whatafit Resistance Bands

This 16-piece set of resistance bands has earned 4.5 stars from 1,650 ratings on Amazon. The bands come in five levels, ranging from 10 pounds to 50 pounds. Dumbbell sets can get pricey quickly but these bands are under $30.

PowerBlock Sport Adjustable Dumbbell

At $311 (with free shipping), this set of adjustable dumbbells isn’t cheap. However, the Bowflex sets will set you back $450 to nearly $900. You’ll also find that other “sets” only include one adjustable dumbbell. The PowerBlock Sport set includes two adjustable dumbbells that range from three to 24 pounds in three-pound increments. Not inexpensive but not as pricey as other sets and takes up way less room.

AmazonBasics Medicine Ball

This classic piece of workout equipment improves core strength and coordination. This one AmazonBasics is available in 10-pound and 12-pound weights (both for under $40)—the 20-pound medicine ball isn’t available on Amazon currently. Friendly reminder: If you have neighbors below you, try not to slam the ball on the floor!

YOSUDA Stationary Bike

These days, people think of Peloton when they’re considering a stationary bike for their home. That makes sense—Peloton owns that segment of the workout world. This bike, while it doesn’t have the bells and whistles of a Peloton, also doesn’t come with its hefty price tag. Right now, this YOSUDA indoor stationary bike—which comes with a tablet/laptop mount to follow workouts—is on sale for $289. This bestseller is normally $400 and has 4.5 stars from 3,848 reviews.

Peloton Bike & Bike+

Anyone considering home workout equipment has at least taken a cursory glance at Peloton. As stated previously, Peloton owns the stationary bike segment, and likely the workout-from-home category in general right now. The Peloton Bike is currently on sale for $1,895 (normally $2,245), and the all-new Bike+ is $2,495.

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David Klemt View All

I’ve been studying and writing about the hospitality industry since 2006. Like so many people, I started my journey in this business by working as a host, server and bartender. I was introduced to nightlife in Chicago, learning the ins and outs of nightclubs and after-hours hot spots.

After moving to Las Vegas nearly 20 years ago, I both co-owned a valet company and helped promote the club it serviced. That led to me taking on the role of editor for a Las Vegas hospitality industry publication.

A few short years later, I continued along my journey of hospitality industry reporting. I went from contributing to a major industry outlet to taking on the role of editor and content curator.

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