5 best under-desk Workout equipment

Multitasking at it’s finest.

words by: Natasha Marsh
Jan 4, 2022

With mask mandates in full swing and many businesses opening and closing their doors left and right, working out at home has become the norm (again). And for many, they don’t see their fitness activity going back to where it was pre-COVID, at a gym. And for good reason too.


By having home gyms or at least a couple of dumbbells and machines in your home, you can workout whenever you want and however you want. Meaning, if you don’t feel like wearing a shirt or looking like a pro, you don’t have to. Also, if you would like to workout during a meeting or post-meeting, you are free to as well.


For others, you can even workout while you are working with machines that fit very easily underneath your desk. That way you maximize the productivity of a work day and still work up a sweat. Home gyms are not going away folks, so you might as well equip your house or apartment with these amazing under-desk workout equipment. Trust us, they are worth the investment.


Stamina InMotion Compact Elliptical Trainer

Clocking in at only $120, this piece of equipment can be used either sitting or standing, and can be adjusted to your ergonomic setting.


Buy the Stamina InMotion Compact Elliptical Trainer now from Amazon for $120.


FlexiSpot Sit2Go Fitness Chair

This bike chair comes with an attachable desk so that you don’t have to choose work or staying fit. Plus, the ergonomic setup fits people of all heights.


Buy the FlexiSpot Sit2Go Fitness Chair from Amazon for $300.


Gaiam Balance Disc

If you are easing your way into working out while you work, maybe you should try this. The $22 cushion helps strengthen the core and improve balance as you sit in a chair all day. Aka, an easy solution for those who want a tighter core but have minimal time.


Buy the Gaiam Balance Disc from Amazon for $22-29.


Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper With Resistance Bands and Elliptical Peddler

Most under-desk equipment only focus on the legs, like the Sunny Health & Fitness Magnetic Under Desk Elliptical Peddler. If you’re looking to not only do legs and also want to include arms, the Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper With Resistance Bands will improve the strength of the arms and stretch for long periods of time after typing away on a computer. Plus both come fully assembled.


Buy the Sunny Health & Fitness Mini Stepper Elliptical Peddler and the Mini Stepper with Resistance Bands from Amazon $125-$160 and $60-$71 respectively.


Goplus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill

Now if you want to get really intense and work up some extreme sweat during the workday, try theĀ Goplus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill. A little on the expensive side at $370, the foldable treadmill can be put into walking or running mode. If you have a standing desk, it’s great in walking mode, allowing you to work out while you work. Only downside is assembly is an extra $89 per unit.


Buy the Goplus 2-in-1 Folding Treadmill from Amazon for $370-$380.


For more home fitness tips, check out these versatile desk-side exercises and advice on incorporating yoga and Pilates into your routine.


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