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Welcome to Workout Wednesday: every hump-day, we'll be rounding up some of the city's hottest fitness trends and studios.

Winter is coming. No, that's not a Game of Thrones reference—that's just the cold, harsh truth. And if this winter is anywhere near as cold and harsh as the last one, it'll be ridiculously hard to leave your house for anything, and certainly not for the gym (Going into subzero temps while sweaty? No thanks). But you don't need to cease fitness because of the weather—just bring the gym home.

We've picked out some good home fitness equipment to keep your gym routine going from the comfort of your home, all of which will fit within a studio apartment. From the basic yoga mat to the maybe-slightly-impractical portable ballet barre, check out our selections, ranked in order of necessity, after the jump.

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Research assistance by Hannah Eshaghian

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