NordicTrack Percussion Massager, $100
Percussion massagers are all the rage for a reason: the deep-tissue massage they provide feels great, and they are easier to use and less painful than foam rolling. This new NordicTrack model brings this experience at a bargain price in a light (1.6 lbs) and quiet package. The three-speed massager tops out at 3900 rpm, faster than many comparative—and more expensive—devices. It isn’t the most powerful, so you can’t push too deep or hard, but we found that the vibrating pulse is effective in heating and releasing knots, and relieving soreness in muscles and connective tissues from the lower back and hips on down the legs. The battery lasts about 90 minutes, but we didn’t need that long to get so relaxed and pain free we fell asleep.