You don't need to be a Double Dutch champion to reap the benefits of jumping rope, which never really gets proper credit for its fitness-boosting abilities.
Nikki Warren, co-founder of Kaia FIT, advocates for the portable and lightweight option because it challenges coordination while increasing your heart rate.
"Between strength-training intervals, jump rope continuously for 30 to 45 seconds for a quick cardio burst and metabolism booster," Warren says.
If you're on a tight budget, Edward Jackowski, fitness expert and CEO of Exude Fitness, recommends making a small investment in dumbbells.
"Light dumbbells are the perfect weight for toning your entire upper body and burning off excess fat," Jackowski says. You can use dumbbells in a variety of ways to give yourself a killer upper-body workout, making them one of the more versatile items on this list.