Wrist and ankle weights are nothing new or novel per se—in
fact, they’ve been around since the ’80s, as evidenced by the
canon of the decade’s workout videos—but Bala Bangle’s super
chic
wearable weights
have truly changed the game, giving the
enduring style-forward
athleisure movement
yet another accessory to sport. The
lightweight wearable workout sidekicks are obviously intended to
add a little bit of extra resistance to your lunges, squats,
pushup, power walks, and virtually any type of exercise you want to
make a bit more challenging.

While ankle and wrist weights may have been around forever,
they’ve definitely never looked this chic. Thanks to the advent
of
stylish Bala Bangles
(which, aside from their fitness-focused
purpose, I would wear as a normal accessory whether I was working
out or just trying to jazz up a daytime look) they no longer have
to be bulky, or well, downright ugly to reap the benefits.

bala bangles amazon

Courtesy of Bala Bangles.

Buy:
Bala Bangles Weights $89+

If you’re on Instagram, you’ve probably seen one of your
favorite influencers or fitness gurus sporting one of these in one
these in a feed post or two—and of course, probably paired with
an equally-as-cute activewear
get-up to match
, but since they went legit viral this year,
they’ve been kind of hard to get your hands one of your own.
Whether you’ve been stuck on a waitlist for what feels like an
eternity or are simply looking for a cheaper alternative, we’ve
rounded up five style-friendly dupes that you can actually buy
now.

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Tosamc wearable weight bracelets amazon

Courtesy of Tosamc.

Buy:
Tosamc Wearable Bracelet Weights $39.97+

Just like the original Bala Bangle design, these weighted
“bracelet” weights are designed with light resistance and an
aesthetically-pleasing look. They’re also available in eight
different colorways and one, two, and three-pound sizes.

PDX ankle weights Urban Outfitters

Courtesy of EDX.

These wrist and ankle weights may only be offered in two
different hues, but the design is pretty much spot on with Bala
Bands’ look.

Tone-y bands amazon

Courtesy of Tone-y Bands.

Buy:
Tone-y Bands Adjustable Wearable Wrist Weights $35

These full adjustable weighted bracelets fasten with a belt-like
culture allowing you to customize the fit. They weigh just one
pound for light resistance and minimal bulk and come in small,
medium, and large sizes.

Toplnr wearable weights amazon

Courtesy of Toplnr.

Buy:
Toplnr Wearable Weight Bracelets $42.99

These chic bubblegum pink wrist and ankle weights feature a
strikingly similar look to the original Bala style. They designed
with a stainless steel interior for extra durability and
soft-to-the-touch silicone outer for added comfort.

Skykira wearable weight bands

Courtesy of Sykira.

Buy:
Sykira Wearable Weight Bands $29.99

Okay, so these may not be an exact dupe for Bala Bands, but
they’re equally as cute and even more jewelry-like, which totally
makes them a worthy alternative in my opinion.