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Top 100 Sports Trends in 2020

From Injury Avoidance Running Shoes to Home Boxing Trainers

— January 23, 2021 — Lifestyle
The 2020 sports trends cover everything from workout supplements and fitness trackers, to virtual group classes and home gym systems that were launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting closures of gyms and other fitness studios.

The 'Fitness Station' is one of many home systems that made its debut this year, which boasts a modular design that enables users to rely on it for different workouts without having to dedicate a lot of space in the homes. With its versatile design, the workout system can even be set up behind a doorway or at the end of a hall—making it ideal for apartment and condo dwellers who don't have access to a gym.

Also spotlighted are the smart insoles from NURVV Run, which are designed with competitive runners in mind. By using the insoles, athletes can improve their technique to reduce injuries, accurately track their heartrate, distance and elevation, and identify how they've improved over time. The insoles are slim enough to fit into any runner, and won't impact the feel of the footwear or weigh the wearer down.

For more sports trends in the year ahead, check out Trend Hunter's 2021 Trend Report.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
100
Nostalgic Baseball-Themed Ketchup Ads
Nostalgic Baseball-Themed Ketchup Ads
HEINZ Helps Bring the Ballpark Home to Fans with Its New Kit
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99
High-Fashion Trophy Trunks
High-Fashion Trophy Trunks
Louis Vuitton and the NBA Have Partnered for New Co-Branded Products
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98
Home Boxing Trainers
Home Boxing Trainers
The Liteboxer Uses Green Lights to Guide Users Through Virtual Workouts
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97
Branded Football-Themed Snack Holders
Branded Football-Themed Snack Holders
Reynolds Wrap Debuted the New Limited-Edition Hunger Harness
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96
Weatherproof Breathable Sneakers
Weatherproof Breathable Sneakers
ASICS' GEL Sonoma 5 Sneakers Arrive in a Stark Colorway Option
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95
Streetwear Resistance Bands
Streetwear Resistance Bands
Sporty & Rich are Releasing a Set of Colorful Resistance Bands
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94
Senior-Focused Exercising Parks
Senior-Focused Exercising Parks
This Senior Exercise Park Was the Result of Community Engagement
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93
Injury Avoidance Running Shoes
Injury Avoidance Running Shoes
The Nike React Infinity Run Cuts Running Injuries by 52%
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92
Next-Gen Fitness Trackers
Next-Gen Fitness Trackers
Fitbit's New Model is Named the Charge 4 and Features a Built in GPS
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91
Natural Performance Powders
Natural Performance Powders
2before's Blackcurrant Powder Supports Sports Performance Improvement
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90
Cost-Free Conditioning App Promotions
Cost-Free Conditioning App Promotions
The Gymshark Conditioning App is Free During COVID-19
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89
Shoebox-Inspired Bold Bags
Shoebox-Inspired Bold Bags
Nike's New Rectangular Bag References Its Iconic Shoebox
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88
Fitness Brand Streaming Partnerships
Fitness Brand Streaming Partnerships
The Peloton App is Now Available to Stream on Roku in Canada
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87
Safety-Focused Bike Light Apps
Safety-Focused Bike Light Apps
The Lumenus App Connects to the ioLight to Send Out Key Signals
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86
Hospital-Grade Athletic Trackers
Hospital-Grade Athletic Trackers
The 'PNOĒ' Cardio-Metabolic Analyzer Tracks Bodily Systems
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85
Sporty Monochromatic Summer Apparel
Sporty Monochromatic Summer Apparel
Richardson Launches a Monochromatic Collection for SS20
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84
Exterior Motorcycle Jacket Protectors
Exterior Motorcycle Jacket Protectors
The Spidi Allroad H2Out Jacket Has a Breathable Design
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83
Practical Synthetic Running Shoes
Practical Synthetic Running Shoes
adidas' 4D Run 1.0 Sneakers Arrive in Two New Classic Colorways
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82
Digitized Boxer Training Equipment
Digitized Boxer Training Equipment
The SlamMan Aerobic Boxing System Has an Adjustable Design
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81
Athlete-Focused Cardboard Beds
Athlete-Focused Cardboard Beds
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics Will Provide Athletes with Sustainable Beds
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80
Holistic Digital Lifestyle Wearables
Holistic Digital Lifestyle Wearables
The Garmin Venu Sq Smartwatch is Priced at $199
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79
Algorithmically-Designed Athletic Footwear
Algorithmically-Designed Athletic Footwear
The Adidas Predator 20 Mutator Has a Specialized Design
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78
Mushroom-Infused Organic Instant Coffees
Mushroom-Infused Organic Instant Coffees
Mushroom Cups Boasts Mushroom Coffee with Many Benefits
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77
Realistic Movement Cyclist Trainers
Realistic Movement Cyclist Trainers
The Saris MP1 Nfinity Motion Platform is Intense
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76
Vibrant Athlete Visibility Vests
Vibrant Athlete Visibility Vests
The MORLIGHT Runner Visibility Vest Keeps Outdoor Athletes Safe
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75
Soccer Strategy Coach Controllers
Soccer Strategy Coach Controllers
The Conceptual Nike Controller by Rohit Mudliyar is Futuristic
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74
Performance-Focused Cleat Designs
Performance-Focused Cleat Designs
Nike Revealed Two New Vapor Edge Cleats Before the Super Bowl
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73
Total Body Workout Bows
Total Body Workout Bows
The IRON AGE Resistance Band Training Bow Has a Simple Design
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72
Smartphone-Powered Core Trainers
Smartphone-Powered Core Trainers
The BoBob Balance Board Helps with At-Home Training
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71
Retro-Ski-Themed Winter Toys
Retro-Ski-Themed Winter Toys
FUNBOY Debuts New Sleds, Snow Tubes, Inflatable Shotskis & More
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70
Athlete-Approved Workout Ropes
Athlete-Approved Workout Ropes
Gronk Fitness Inertia Wave Workout Ropes Have a Low-Profile Design
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69
Science-Backed Maternity Sportswear
Science-Backed Maternity Sportswear
The Nike M Line is the Brand's First Maternity Collection
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68
West Coast Canadian Activewear
West Coast Canadian Activewear
The Reigning Champ x Asics Vancouver Edition Collection is Stylish
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67
Carefully Crafted Soft Sportswear
Carefully Crafted Soft Sportswear
Nike's Every Stitch Considered Capsule is Anatomically Designed
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66
Delicious Metabolism-Boosting Gummies
Delicious Metabolism-Boosting Gummies
LUXE Fitness' Burner Gummies Come in Pineapple Flavor
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65
Mixed Material Golf Shoes
Mixed Material Golf Shoes
Seamus Golf and Nike Join Forces on the Zir Zoom Victory Tour Model
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64
Customizable LED Cyclist Packs
Customizable LED Cyclist Packs
The Roadwarez Cruiser Smart Cycling Bag Boasts 256 LEDs
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63
Travel-Friendly Fishing Poles
Travel-Friendly Fishing Poles
The Tenkara Rod Co. 'The Beartooth' Has a Lightweight, Mini Design
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62
Herbal Muscle Relief Salves
Herbal Muscle Relief Salves
Urb Apothecary's Muscle Joint Salve is Infused with Healing Herbs
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61
Outdoor-Mimicking Cycling Systems
Outdoor-Mimicking Cycling Systems
The Garmin Tacx Neo 2T Has a Reactive Design
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60
Rod-Holding Fisher Accessories
Rod-Holding Fisher Accessories
The O’Pros 3rd Hand Rod Holder is Made with Recycled Nylon Plastic
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59
Yoga-in-a-Dome Experiences
Yoga-in-a-Dome Experiences
Imnts Debuted New Social Distancing-Friendly Outdoor Yoga Events
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58
Translucent Tennis Pavilions
Translucent Tennis Pavilions
Lemoal Lemoal Architectes Builds a Half-Timbered Pavilion
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57
Carefree Wave-Catching Boards
Carefree Wave-Catching Boards
The Dick Pearce & Friends Bellyboards are Handmade in the UK
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56
VR Sports Shoe Releases
VR Sports Shoe Releases
ASICS' VR Launch Announced Three New Shoes
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55
Glute-Targeted Workout Systems
Glute-Targeted Workout Systems
The Gronk Fitness Glute Trainer Plus Enables a Total Body Workout
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54
At-Home Workout Class Hubs
At-Home Workout Class Hubs
The 'STUDIO' Smart Home Gym Hub Offers an Immersive Experience
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53
Rope Climber Exercise Machines
Rope Climber Exercise Machines
The Ropeflex APEX RX4400 Tread Climbing Rope Machine is Intense
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52
Compact Pilates HIIT Boards
Compact Pilates HIIT Boards
'Board30' is a Workout System That Can Be Paired with Targeted Classes
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51
All-in-One Indoor Climbing Trainers
All-in-One Indoor Climbing Trainers
The Acorn Fury Series Modular Hangboard is Sustainably Crafted
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50
Urban Cyclist Rearview Mirrors
Urban Cyclist Rearview Mirrors
The CORKY Urban Allows for Views 100 Meters Behind the Rider
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49
Athletic Face Masks
Athletic Face Masks
ASICS' Runners Face Cover Helps People Stay Safe During the Pandemic
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48
Affordable Activewear Collections
Affordable Activewear Collections
Target's All in Motion Line is Catered to Men, Women, & Children
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47
Technique-Focused Running Gadgets
Technique-Focused Running Gadgets
NURVV Run Has Upgraded Its Insoles and App with New Features
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46
Adaptive Photosensitive Eyewear
Adaptive Photosensitive Eyewear
The 'Changee' Color-Changing Polarized Sunglasses are Automated
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45
Connected Workout Resistance Bands
Connected Workout Resistance Bands
The 'STRAFFR' Smart Resistance Band is App-Connected
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44
Striking Red-Accented Sandals
Striking Red-Accented Sandals
Nike's Air Max 90 Slides Arrive in a Vibrant Chile Red Colorway
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43
Flexible Cyclist Security Accessories
Flexible Cyclist Security Accessories
The Litelok Flexi-U Silver is 50% Lighter Than Other Options
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42
Hybrid Indoor Bikes
Hybrid Indoor Bikes
The Bowflex VeloCore Has a Stationary Setting and Lean Mode
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41
Connected Athletic Jump Ropes
Connected Athletic Jump Ropes
The TANGRAM Smart Jump Rope Rookie Tracks Training
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40
Intelligent In-Home Gyms
Intelligent In-Home Gyms
The Huami Amazfit HomeStudio Offers Access to More Than 1,000 Workouts
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39
Mountain-Inspired Athletic Wear
Mountain-Inspired Athletic Wear
The Nike ACG Mt. Fuji Collection is Durably Designed
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38
Workout Weight-Holding Backpacks
Workout Weight-Holding Backpacks
The Goruck Ruck Plate Carrier Increases Workout Intensity
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37
Form-Analyzing Workout Apps
Form-Analyzing Workout Apps
The 'ArtiFit' App Uses AI to Keep an Eye on How You're Working Out
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36
Surfer Training Mats
Surfer Training Mats
The 'Popupmatic' Training Mat Aids with Dry Land Practice
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35
Doorway Fitness Trainers
Doorway Fitness Trainers
The Body Power PL2000 Allows for Effective Workouts from Home
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34
Squeezable Dumbbells
Squeezable Dumbbells
The 'Flex Weight' Dumbbells Engage More Muscles for Better Results
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33
Wheel-Free Trampoline Scooters
Wheel-Free Trampoline Scooters
The InDo The Trick Scooter Enables All Kinds of Tricks
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32
TCM-Inspired Activewear
TCM-Inspired Activewear
This Ghost Flower Collection Was Inspired by Chinese Medicine Teachings
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31
Muscle-Stimulating Workout Suits
Muscle-Stimulating Workout Suits
The 'NANO.bic' Smart Training Suit Accelerates Workouts
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30
Walkie Talkie Snorkeling Masks
Walkie Talkie Snorkeling Masks
The Orsen 'Airfresh' Snorkel Mask Gives Wearers a 180-Degree View
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29
Gamer Exclusive Footwear Drops
Gamer Exclusive Footwear Drops
Players Can Unlock Nike Offerings Through MyPLAYER Nation
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28
IoT-Connected Bike Lights
IoT-Connected Bike Lights
The ioLIGHT Was Designed with Urban Commuters in Mind
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27
Soothing Heated Muscle Massagers
Soothing Heated Muscle Massagers
The 'HotRock' Foam Roller Heats Up to 160 Degrees Fahrenheit
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26
Faux Axe Training Equipment
Faux Axe Training Equipment
The ChopFit Chopper Mimics the Experience of Chopping Wood
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25
Activity-Focused Face Masks
Activity-Focused Face Masks
Founder Sport Group Launched the Performance Activity Mask for Sports
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24
Sustainable Castor Oil Fabrics
Sustainable Castor Oil Fabrics
Mandala's Sustainable Yoga Collections are Chic and Eco-Conscious
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23
Oversized Instructional Workout Mats
Oversized Instructional Workout Mats
The 'INSPIRATION' Exercise Mat Guides Athletes Along
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22
Ultra-Portable Workout Systems
Ultra-Portable Workout Systems
The T2 ISO-Trainer Replaces an Array of Exercise Equipment
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21
Three-in-One Workout Devices
Three-in-One Workout Devices
The 'Whipr' Portable Rowing Machine Has an Ultra-Compact Design
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20
Modular At-Home Workout Gyms
Modular At-Home Workout Gyms
The 'Fitness Station' Home Gym System is Customizable
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19
Customizable Strength Training Sets
Customizable Strength Training Sets
The BowFlex SelectTech ST2080 Offers Up to 80 Pounds of Weight
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18
Customizable Workout Weights
Customizable Workout Weights
The Bowflex Adjustable Weights Replace 15 Sets of Weights
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17
Designer Workout Equipment
Designer Workout Equipment
The fonv Pilates Equipment Series Has No Bulky Mechanical Parts
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16
All-in-One Home Gym Boxes
All-in-One Home Gym Boxes
The Gym Box Home Gym Has an Accessible Price Point
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15
Water-Filled Workout Equipment
Water-Filled Workout Equipment
The 'HydroCore Bag' Works for Core and Strength Training
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14
Recovery-Optimizing Massage Guns
Recovery-Optimizing Massage Guns
The ExoGun 'DreamPro' Portable Massage Gun is Simple to Use
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13
Fashion Brand Workout Weights
Fashion Brand Workout Weights
The Louis Vuitton Dumbbells are Paired with Monogram Eclipse Canvas
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12
Anti-Fatigue Workout Mats
Anti-Fatigue Workout Mats
The SmithShaper Squat Mat is Made with Nitrile Rubber
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11
Connected Aerobic Breathing Devices
Connected Aerobic Breathing Devices
The Airofit Breathing Trainer Tracks Athletic Performance
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10
Digital Boxing Workout Solutions
Digital Boxing Workout Solutions
The 'Beat Armor' Home Boxing Device Aids with Punch Practice
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9
Flexible Fitness Furniture
Flexible Fitness Furniture
The 'Kondition' Home Workout Furniture Bench Keeps Spaces Tidy
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8
Workout-Enhancing Mirrors
Workout-Enhancing Mirrors
The Forme Fitness Mirror Boasts a Disappearing Display and more
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7
Water-Filled Workout Weights
Water-Filled Workout Weights
The 'Tidal Tank' Water-Filled Kettle Bell Has an Unstable Design
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6
Modular Home Workout Systems
Modular Home Workout Systems
The Conceptual G-Wall Home Fitness System Hides a Gym Anywhere
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5
Functional Fitness Furniture
Functional Fitness Furniture
'The Groove' Exercise Bench Offers a Total-Body Workout
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4
Self-Sanitizing Workout Equipment
Self-Sanitizing Workout Equipment
The Reaxing 'One-Infinity-One' Takes Up Just Four Square Feet
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3
Foldable Fitness Mats
Foldable Fitness Mats
The Levigato Fitness Mats Have a Multifunctional Design
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2
Workout-Friendly Face Masks
Workout-Friendly Face Masks
The Under Armour UA SPORTSMASK Has Iso-Chill Technology
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1
Protective Athletic Masks
Protective Athletic Masks
Reebok's Face Mask Concepts Imagine Post-Pandemic Fitness
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