This story is partCNET’s guide to everything you need to know and how to find the best deals.
If you’ve been looking to build your home gym, now’s the perfect time of year to shop. With the holidays approaching andjust around the corner makes it easier to find solid fitness gear and equipment.
There are many options to choose from, whether you were looking to, a rowing machine or a new pair of running shoes. Having the right training tools at home improves the chances of being more consistent with a training program.
There are also deals on strength training equipment and fitness trackers, which can help you track your progress and stay on track to reach your fitness goals.
Fitness Tracking Deals
Apple’s new Watch Series 8 got a $50 price cut for Amazon’s Prime Early Access sale and the price is here to stay. This premium smartwatch features everything we love about the Series 7, with a new temperature sensor and collision detection to alert emergency services if it thinks you’ve been involved in a car crash.
Just note that only Product Red and Midnight colors are for sale on Amazon. Walmart also has the Red, Midnight, and Silver colors on sale for $349.
Although it’s no longer the latest model in Apple’s smartwatch lineup, the Series 7 offers a bunch of fitness-related tracking features on top of standard smartwatches. It has an always-on Retina display, can read your blood oxygen levels and do an electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) and much more. There are several apps, such as Nike Run Club and Strava, and they’re compatible with Apple’s Fitness Plus to help you reach your goals. Note that this discount only applies to the green model.
You get price alerts for Apple Watch Series 7: $329
The Sense is the most advanced fitness tracker in the Fitbit lineup and is packed with useful features. It monitors tons of health metrics, including your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, and sleep patterns, and it even has an ECG feature. It can also store and play music so you have your workout playlist with you everywhere, has contactless payment capability, and comes with built-in Alexa and Google Assistant. It has a battery life of up to six days, and it’s waterproof up to 50 meters.
With accurate GPS and days of battery life, the Forerunner 255 is one of Garmin’s best smartwatches. It can track a wide variety of workout types, as well as workout recovery, as well as support blood oxygen saturation, sleep, stress, and menstrual cycle tracking.
You receive price alerts for Garmin Forerunner 255S: $326
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Fitness Equipment Deals
The Theragun Mini is the perfect gift to pick up for the family member looking for a massage on the go. Right now, it’s $20 and goes $179 heading into the holiday season in four colors. The Theragun Mini may be small, but it packs a mighty punch just like its larger siblings, so it’s no surprise that it’s one of CNET’s favorite massage guns.
Hyperice is having a sale on its popular massage guns, the Hypervolt 2, Hypervolt 2 Pro, Hypervolt Go, and Hypervolt Go 2. You can get the Hypervolt 2 for $249 ($50 off), the Hypervolt 2 Pro for $349 ($50 off), the Hypervolt Go for $129 ($50 off), and the Hypervolt Go 2 for $149 ($50 off).
The Hypervolt is a favorite for post-workout recovery among athletes and the average person looking to relieve muscle soreness. Hyperice is a good Theragun alternative and there are plenty of options to choose from, whether you’re looking for a massage gun that works well on the go and is quiet or you’re looking for one with a bit more power.
To get a more personalized experience, you can download the Hyperice app where you can connect any of the massage guns via Bluetooth and receive guided treatments. This option is useful if you are new to massage guns and could use a quick tutorial.
Therabody is known for its line of recovery products. You can look for the brand’s popular massage guns like the Theragun mini Pride Set which is now $20 and the Theragun Mini but Mighty Recovery Set with $20 off.
Right now you can save up to $150 on sets when you use the coupon BUNDLE AND SAVE at the register. The Power and Portability Bundle, originally $798 for the Theragun PRO and Theragun mini, ends up being just $528 with the coupon.
Be sure to check out Therabody’s site for more discounts.
If you’re a runner looking to stock up on affordable Under Armor shorts for next summer, now’s the time to buy. Select colors of UA Fly-By 2.0 shorts are $21 off their usual retail price of $25. They were also CNET’s favorite affordable sweat shorts for women and now they’re priced even cheaper.
Select styles of Brooks Ghost 14, one of our favorite running shoes, are marked down at Dick’s Sporting Goods. Women’s ranges from $99-$110 and men’s ranges from $105-$110, depending on color.
The Brooks Ghost has stable neutral support with a 12mm heel-to-toe drop. The midsole is made with DNA Loft cushioning, giving the shoe a soft yet supportive feel when running.
Jumping rope is an amazing cardio exercise, and using a weighted jump rope can make it even harder. This rope weighs 3 pounds, which might not seem like a lot at first, but after you jump and swing it around a bit, you’ll feel the burn. And you can save another 30% when you activate the instant coupon on the product page.
What is suitable
Whether space is an issue or you’ve never used big fitness equipment, resistance bands are a perfect option to consider and can be used for a wide variety of exercises. This set comes with accessories for using them on your home’s doorways, plus a handy carrying case for exercising on the go. You can get an additional 10% off this product with a coupon applied instantly at checkout.
Adjustable weights take up much less space and are much more versatile than having specific kettlebells for each exercise. This Tru Grit option can be adjusted from 7.7 pounds to 40 pounds, making it ideal for a variety of exercises such as curls, snatches, swings, and rows. It takes up very little space in your home and changing the weight is as easy as turning a dial.
Home Gym Equipment Deals
Bowflex’s exercise bike can do more than just get you through a spin class. It actually mimics the experience of riding down the road leaning from side to side, working your core as much as your legs. It’s one of our favorite Peloton alternatives, and you can get it now for $300 off.
If you’re looking for an affordable rower, you can save $200 with the Echelon Smart Rower. Originally $1,000, you can get it for $800. Although this rowing machine does not have an adjustable HD touchscreen like its successor, the Echelon Row-S, it still consists of 32 resistance levels, is foldable and has an integrated device holder so that you can secure your phone or tablet.
If you buy this rower, you’ll also need to purchase an Echelon membership, which gives you access to various live and on-demand classes for $35 per month.
Hydrow makes the best home rowing machine and right now you can get a great deal on the Works package which includes just about everything you need for a full body workout at home. It includes the rowing machine, a foam roller, foam blocks, resistance bands, Bluetooth headphones and a heart rate monitor. Plus, you get free standard shipping with purchase, bringing the total savings to $300. You’ll need to subscribe to Hydrow’s All-Access subscription, which costs $38 per month.