Joining the Mirror Community? Here Are 7 Pieces of Gear You May Want to Buy Next
I've always struggled to work out at home. Between living in a top-floor apartment (sorry, neighbors!) and having limited space for equipment, knocking out a class from my living room just didn't seem practical. I'd always find myself sprawled out on a yoga mat just in front of the TV stand, craning my neck to see the trainer on the screen above me, then inevitably banging my knee or elbow on the furniture.
Then, several months ago, I had an epiphany. There was a gloriously empty wall between my living space and dining area, with just enough room for cardio, strength training, and more. I decided I'd save up to buy Mirror ($1,495), the sleek home gym that allows you to stream thousands of live and on-demand workouts, and even meet one-on-one with a personal trainer. At just $39 per month for up to six members of a household, the membership seemed like a bargain compared to the gym fees my husband and I had been shelling out for years.
It's been a little more than three weeks since our Mirror was delivered, and it has definitely lived up to the hype. While there are a ton of no-equipment workouts available in the Mirror app — seriously, if you don't want to buy anything else, just bring yourself and your mat! — there are some pieces of equipment you might consider having on hand if you've decided to invest in a Mirror of your own. Here are seven finds to help get you started.