Office-Approved Workout Gear for the Cubicle

Working so hard you never have time to hit the gym? We found some workout gear that can take your exercise routine to work.

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ABSolutely Convenient

They may look a little funny, but ab rollers are a great way to burn some calories during the work day. Waking up early to work out can be hard, especially if mornings are not your favorite. After a long day of work, it's also difficult to find enough energy to hit the gym. Stay toned with this yoga abdominal wheel. Targeting your abs, back, arms, and shoulders, you can easily implement this multifunctional upper body exercise into your work day by pulling it out over your lunch break. ($12; jet.com)

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Heal the Headache

Why you need a thick yoga mat at the office: You're in the middle of a project when that dull tension headache starts getting harder and harder to ignore. Headaches can really put a damper on your day, making it hard to focus on work. Pull this yoga mat out and meditate. Taking 10 minutes to relax, stretch, or do some yoga before you take on your next big task can not only clear your mind, but it can also help alleviate tension built up in your muscles. The half-inch thick mat provides cushion and help relieves stress on your joints. ($19; prosourcefit.com)

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Type & Cycle

Maybe you just don't have time to go to a SoulCycle class like you see some of your favorite celebrities doing on Insta. Well, now you can have your own personal class at work to squeeze in some cardio. This mini cycle fits right under your desk, so you can accomplish your to-do list while also working out your legs. The compact design includes a computer that displays a timer, reps, total reps, and calories so you can easily keep track of your progress. ($57; overstock.com) (While you're getting your fitness on at the office, find activewear you can actually wear to work.)

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Roll Out

Keeping up with your daily exercise routine? Great work! But many of us forget that our aching muscles need a little TLC in between workouts. A foam roller will help massage your sore muscles with moderate pressure and prepare you for your next workout session. Compact and discreet, the Nike Recovery Roller Bar is ideal for the cubicle and features a textured pattern that targets smaller muscle groups. Your body will thank you. ($35; nike.com)

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Work-Life Balance

This easy-to-store balance disc is a great way to work on balance training to strengthen your core. Check your balancing skills when you've been sitting in your office chair too long or if you need a few minutes to refocus. The PurAir Balance Disc also includes a pump to keep your disc aired up as well as an exercise chart to vary your routine. Test this disc out on your next coffee break, but maybe try it without the coffee -- unless you love a good challenge! ($22; target.com) (If you're all about quick fitness, here are five easy ways to sneak in exercise.)

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Get It. Push It. Crush It.

In between each task throughout your day, take two to three minutes to do some push-ups. Push-up bars are convenient to pull out from your desk drawer, especially with these bars that have a fold-down design. What makes push-bars different from doing push-ups on the floor or a mat? The comfort-grip handles reduce stress on your hands and wrists and allow you to work your upper body from different angles to strengthen multiple muscle groups. You'll be a push-up professional in no time. ($16; samsclub.com)

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Arm Day

Dumbbells are easy to store at your desk for a quick arm routine. Start with a lighter weight, between five and eight pounds, if you're just beginning arm strength and toning exercises, and then work your way up. The neoprene-coated weight makes for a secure grip as you practice your bicep curls and tricep extensions. So the next time you're reading over a performance report, you can improve your own performance by incorporating a mini arm workout into your busy day. ($13; walmart.com) (See if some of your fellow SHAPE readers share your favorite bicep exercises.)

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Don't Let Troubles Weigh You Down

Let's talk lower body. You can improve your, strength, stamina, and shape simply by walking throughout your office building. Pull these ankle weights out at the beginning of the day and strap them on. The ultra-soft material feels comfortable against the skin and the adjustable closure makes for a secure fit. Ankle weights can be paired with specific leg exercises, but you will still reap the benefits of the right amount of resistance to burn more calories and tone muscles by carrying out your normal daily activities. ($20; beachbody.com)

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Irresistibly Toned

A good resistance band is a staple item in your workout gear collection, particularly if most of your exercise occurs at the office. You get three levels of resistance and an exercise guide in this package to complete a variety of workouts to target different areas of the body such as arms, shoulders, chest, abs, and back. The flat bands are easy to slip in your desk drawer and offer durability and professional strength for a quality toning session while you're on break. ($11; target.com)

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Step Up

Take a step in the right direction to a healthier lifestyle. This easy-to-use step machine has some cool features that will make you excited to get stepping. A built-in LCD display tracks time, calories, and steps while the non-slip grip foot pedals keep you stable. This low-impact stepper's swivel action targets the lower back, hips, glutes, and abs. Say goodbye to the annoying notifications from your fitness tracker because this compact stepper will definitely help you reach your daily step goal during the workweek. ($80; walmart.com)

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