Thanksgiving is more than a week away, but Amazon already has a head start on the holiday shopping season. The online retail giant recently released a slew of early Black Friday deals in advance of November 23. From home goods to electronics to clothing, the sale covers practically every category on your wish list—including fitness. With promos on running shoes, workout clothes, exercise equipment, and gym accessories, there’s a chance you’ll find a great deal (or two) that will enhance your next workout, or make a great gift for your fitness-loving friend.
Here, what you need to know to score said deals, plus a roundup of the best fitness bargains on Amazon right now.
How to Score the Best Holiday Deals on Amazon
A substantial portion of the deals are available exclusively to Amazon Prime members, so it pays to be a member. Register for a free 30-day trial here. If you don’t cancel after that point, you’ll be charged $13 a month. In addition to amazing Black Friday deals, your membership will provide free two-day shipping on more than 100 million items and grocery delivery from Whole Foods, plus access to Amazon Music (where you can listen to millions of songs) and Amazon Video (where you can stream popular movies and TV shows).
Now, keep an eye on the “lightning deals” via Amazon’s Early Black Friday Deals page. These short-term bargains are posted on the reg and expire hours after they are released, or when the limited supply runs out. Recent lightning deals in the fitness category included ankle weights, ankle bands, compression socks, yoga mats, boxing gloves, wireless earbuds, and more. Scope these fast-moving sales by browsing the following categories on the early Black Friday webpage: “Health and Personal Care,” “Sports and Outdoors,” “Women’s or Men's Fashion,” "Women’s or Men's Shoes,” and "Women’s or Men's Watches.”
Also, if you scroll to the bottom of the early deals page, you can check out upcoming lightning deals. Click "Watch this deal" and download the Amazon app to receive notifications when the sale is about to go live.
On top of the fleeting lightning deals, there are other longer-lasting discounts on fitness items. Here are a handful you can nab right now.
Amazon Deals on Workout Gear and Gym Accessories
- Amitron Sport Watches, $15 - $17 (51 percent off)
- Asics Running Shoes, $45 - $60 (20 percent off)
- Contigo Autoseal Chill Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $19 (18 percent off)
- Fitbit Alta HR, $127 (14 percent off)
- Contigo Couture Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, $18 (12 percent off)
Amazon Deals on Exercise Equipment
- Bowflex Weight Benches, $129.00 (35 percent off)
- Nautilus E614 Elliptical Trainer, $699 (30 percent off)
- Levoit Yoga Mat, $14.59 (27 percent off)
- AmazonBasics Flat Weight Bench, $40.60 (19 percent off)
- Gaiam Yoga Mat, $29.73 (15 percent off)
- Gaiam Restore Pressure Point Massage Stick, $14.10 (6 percent off)