This winter, freezing cold temperatures and record snowfall have made exercising outside challenging for people living in many parts of the country. Luckily, investing in a few inexpensive fitness products can ensure that working out at home is just as effective as going for a run outside or taking a class at the gym.

Plus, the benefits of exercising at home extend far beyond avoiding the winter wind, snow, sleet and ice. To accommodate our busy schedules, the convenience of having a go-to workout that you can do in the comfort of your own home can save you time and money. Having the freedom to squeeze in a quick sweat session in between picking up the kids, hopping on a conference call and making dinner allows you to stay fit, happy and sane.

Here are several must-have pieces of workout equipment, all constructed using materials like plastic and neoprene, which are made from derivatives of oil and natural gas. The inclusion of these synthetic fibers creates the slightly textured, no-slip surfaces that let you grip your workout gear comfortably while helping to prevent injury. Best of all, these products are all low-priced (Under $20) without sacrificing quality.

Stability Ball

Jump Rope

Resistance Bands

Yoga Mat

Dumbbells

To jumpstart your at-home routine, let the team over at Fitness Blender help whip you into shape.