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Get in shape and stay in shape with the best home gym deals for July 2020

It may be hot outside and many gyms are closed, but you can’t let yourself get out of shape. Even if gyms are open in your area, why take a chance when you can work out safely at home? Commercial gyms and health clubs are breeding grounds for germs. Now’s a good time to build that home gym you’ve been thinking of. We scoured the web looking for high-quality cheap home gym equipment and found an excellent selection including hot and cold wraps to speed post-workout recovery. This product category is extremely active, so check back regularly if you don’t see something you want this week.

Today’s best home gym deals

  • HurtSkurt 2-in-1 Hot and Cold Therapy Compression Gel Sleeve & Ice Pack$24 with code PARAGON20, was $30
  • Incrediwear Ankle Brace$22, was $28
  • Incrediwear Knee Sleeve, Black$32, was $37
  • Fusion Motion Portable Gym with 8 Accessories$140 when you check the coupon box on the product page, was $200
  • Nautilus – U616 Upright Exercise Bike – Black$449, was $900
  • Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym$549, was $799
  • Bowflex Blaze Home Gym$799 ($300 off)
  • ProForm SMART HIIT Elliptical Trainer$1,053, was $2,000
  • Nautilus T616 Treadmill – Black$1,099, was $1,800
  • NordicTrack RW900 Rower with 1-Year iFit Membership$1,599,was $1,800
  • NordicTrack Commercial Treadmill 2950 w/1 year iFit Subscription$2,999 ($1,000 off)

Weslo Cadence G 5.9 Treadmill

$474
Expires soon
Featuring 6 personal trainer workouts, 2 incline positions, comfort cell cushioning, LCD display that tracks speed, time, distance and calories burned, and a pulse rate monitor.

Fitbit - Inspire HR Activity Tracker + Heart Rate - Black

$79 $100
Expires soon
Fitness bands are perfect if you want a more subtle way to track your health. The Fitbit Inspire HR tracks your steps, heart rate, calories burned, and it's all you need for a range of activities.

Icewater 3-in-1 Smart Water Bottle

$26 $60
Expires soon
This water bottle glows to remind you stay hydrated and also doubles as a bluetooth speaker. The bottle is BPA free and features a one-handed click to open top.

Garmin Vivosmart HR+ - Purple

$75 $180
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If you want a fitness tracker that's rich in fitness functionalities but also friendly on the pocket, the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ might just be what you’re looking for: even friendlier while now on sale!

Garmin Forerunner 935 Running GPS Unit (Black)

$366 $500
Expires soon
The Garmin Forerunner 935 is a great GPS multisport smartwatch with a perfect 5-star rating in our review. It provides advanced dynamics for running, cycling and swimming, and more.

NordicTrack Commercial Treadmill 2950 w/ 1 year iFit Subscription

$3,000 $3,999
Expires soon
Interactive Personal Training at Home powered by iFit with a 22-inch display.

ProForm Carbon HIIT Elliptical Trainer

$1,199 $1,999
Expires soon
This iFit-compatible ProForm HIIT trainer has an onboard EKG monitor, a 7-inch LED display, 32 onboard workouts, and commercial-grade construction.

UMAY Under-Desk Treadmill

$400 $410
Expires soon
Don't have time to go to a gym? Not enough space in the garage? The UMAY treadmill is an excellent option to place at your work desk to stay fit while you get down to business.

Bowflex BodyTower

$279

Expires soon
With 7-level E-Z adjust horizontal bars, you can do over 20 exercises and increase the intensity of your workouts, all while improving the results of your fitness program.

ProForm - 750R Rower - Gray/Black/Red

$600 $1,099
Expires soon
Give your upper and lower body plus your core a solid workout with the ProForm 750R Rower. A 5-inch high-contrast display shows your progress and after you workout you can fold it to save space.

NordicTrack RW200 Rower

$800 $1,299
Expires soon
The NordicTrack RW200 rower uses magnetic resistance. There are 24-resistance levels and workout stats display on an LED screen. Folds up to save space when not in use.

Incrediwear Ankle Brace

$22 $28
Expires soon
Anti-inflammatory ankle brace with fabric embedded with Germanium semiconductor elements to increase blood flow.

Fitbit - Ace 2 Activity Tracker - Night Sky

$70

Expires soon
With the Ace 2, kids can focus on living a healthy life. Best of all, this fitness tracker is perfect at delivering messages of encouragement when they hit their goals.

Fitbit Alta HR - Black, Large

$97 $130
Expires soon
Despite lacking the bells and whistles of premium Fitbits, the Alta HR makes a great pick not only because of its price tag but also due to its impressive functions like heart rate and sleep-tracking.

Trideer Ventilated Workout Gloves for Men & Women

$12 $18
Expires soon
All-purpose workout and exercise gloves with full palm protection, breathable back, and wrist strap. 30% Discount Code 3017C1YT

Gymax Folding Treadmill

$500 $590
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When looking for a good modern treadmill that combines both style and substance, look no further than the Gymax folding treadmill. It has an LED touch display, rotating armrests, and a tablet holder.

Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3100 True Wireless Earbuds, Sweatproof and Waterproof

$77 $150
Expires soon
Need AirPods alternatives? Check out the Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 true wireless earbuds. This pair is sweatproof, waterproof, and great for workouts.

Body Rider Elliptical Trainer 3-in-1 Workout Machine

$399 $439
Expires soon
This 3-in-1 workout machine is a fully programmable elliptical, stationary bike, and recumbent cycle. Features an LCD screen, heart rate monitor, and preset training programs.
$30 Off with Coupon

MaxKare Elliptical Machine

$263 $293
Expires soon
MaxKare folding home elliptical machine. 5IKG flywheel with magnetic resistance. Extra large pedals, LCD monitor, and quiet operation. $30 off with coupon.

InMotion T900 Manual Treadmill

$150 $200
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If you don't need all the added pizzazz of electric treadmills, the folding InMotion T900 manual treadmill is a great option that puts your workouts back into your hands with no maintenance needed.

NordicTrack Commercial Treadmill 1750 with 1-Year iFit Subscription

$1,799
Expires soon
Interactive Personal Training at Home with a 1-year iFit membership. The treadmill has a 10-inch display. Gain access to on-demand, interactive, trainer-led global and studio workout programs.

Garmin fēnix 5, Premium and Rugged Multisport GPS Smartwatch, Slate Gray

$465 $600
Expires soon
The Garmin Fenix 5 is an older model that is still a great fitness partner for athletes with built-in activity profiles, performance metrics, and smart notifications.

Echanfit Folding Treadmill

$320 $370
Expires soon
The Echanfit folding treadmill comes with 15 pre-installed workout programs for you to get the most out of your cardio runs; and the best part? It has two cup holders.

MaxKare 2.5HP Folding Treadmill

$320 $336
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When your home gym needs that extra stylistic push, this MaxKare electric treadmill offers a sleek facade that looks good in just about any setting, with 15 ready programs and an 8.5MPH max speed.

NordicTrack Fusion CST Includes 1-Year iFit Membership

$1,999 $2,299
Expires soon
Ineractive strength training at home with a full body workout. Inlcudes cardio exercises and resistance workouts.

Jaybird RUN True Wireless Headphones for Running

$100 $110
Expires soon
Jaybird’s Run true wireless earbuds are nicely streamlined without sacrificing sound quality and are sweat and water-resistant. With 12-hour battery life, you'll run out of steam long before they do

ProForm Performance 800i Treadmill

$1,599 $1,699
Expires soon
The ProForm Performance 800i is built for maximum workout efficiency, with 50 pre-installed exercise programs, a heart rate sensor, and cushioned padding for long-lasting and pain-free runs.

Incrediwear Knee Sleeve, Black

$32 $37
Expires soon
Anti-inflammatory knee sleeve with fabric embedded with Germanium semiconductor elements to increase blood flow.

Garmin Forerunner 645, GPS Running Watch

$221 $400
Expires soon
The Garmin Forerunner 645 is designed primarily for runners, although it is capable of doing so much more. Easily download up to 500 songs right to your watch for enjoyment with wireless headphones.

Garmin Vivosmart 4 Activity Tracker + Heart Rate - Black

$100 $130
Expires soon
Following Fitbit’s footsteps in stylish bands, Garmin released its most fashionable fitness tracker to date – the Vivosmart 4.

NordicTrack Interactive Total-Body Training RW900 Rower

$1,599 $1,800
Expires soon
NordicTrack rower with a 22-inch interactive HD touchscreen, 26 resistance levels, and a one-year iFit membership ($396 value) for interactive workouts and coaching.

Garmin vívosmart HR Activity Tracker Regular Fit - Midnight Blue

$80 $100
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Looking for a lightweight yet feature-rich tracker to accompany you in your workouts and outdoor activities Garmin Visosmart HR is one of the best multisport smartwatches in the market.

Garmin Forerunner 35 GPS Running Watch

$99 $170
Expires soon
Easy-to-use GPS running watch with wrist-based heart rate monitor, smart notifications, live tracking, music controls, step counter, calorie counter, and more.

ProForm Trainer 430i Treadmill

$458 $499
Expires soon
iFit enabled workouts allow you to work out with personal trainers in virtual studio classes and with personalized workouts based on your fitness level.

Nautilus E618 Elliptical - Black

$1,299 $2,000
Expires soon
With adjustable angles and an illuminated screen, the Nautilus E618 has a 22-inch stride with dual stride rails for stability. Comes with 20 pre-programmed workouts. 350-pound capacity.

Jaybird Tarah Bluetooth Wireless Sport Headphones

$60 $100
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The Jaybird Tarah are entry-level wireless sports headphones that ensure a comfortable secure fit and are fully waterproof.

Schwinn Compact Elliptical Machine

$499 $1,299
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Schwinn elliptical machine with 25 levels of resistance, 29 workout programs, and Bluetooth connections to work out with the Schwinn Trainer app.

Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch

$205 $250
Expires soon
The Fitbit Ionic may be an older model, but the smartwatch still carries an impressive activity tracking ecosystem coupled with a host of modern smartwatch functionalities.

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch

$400
Expires soon
The Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch lets you text, call, and get notifications directly from your smartphone to your wrist. It comes with built-in GPS for improved fitness tracking and location sharing.

MAXFREE Folding Treadmill

$400 $440
Expires soon
The MAXFREE folding treadmill is free of any unnecessary frills and an oversized build. It's incredibly simple and always ready to use, making it a great option you can bring around anywhere.

Fusion Motion Portable Gym with 8 Accessories

$140 $200
Expires soon
The Fusion Motion portable gym comes with heavy resistance bands, a triceps bar, ab roller wheel, pulleys and more accessories for building muscle and burning fat.

Garmin Vívofit Jr. 2 Kids Fitness Tracker, Adjustable Band - Disney Princess

$50 $80
Expires soon
Get your little one moving and away from the TV, computer, or mobile by gifting her this Disney-themed fitness tracker. She'll also have fun exploring Disney kingdoms through mini-games and stories.

Goplus 1100W Folding Treadmill

$380 $500
Expires soon
Features heavy-duty construction, LED display, function buttons and heart rate functions built into the handrails, a device holder, and a low-noise motor.

A beginner’s guide to home gyms

A total home gym is a great core piece of equipment for your home gym, but there is much more to consider. It’s fine to start with a single piece of equipment and add gradually. Don’t let initial expense or other obstacles convince you to join a commercial gym anyway, not while coronavirus is a threat. Consider all the reasons why people prefer home gyms.

Benefits of home gyms

Just as with people who pay for gym memberships but never go, building the perfect home gym won’t improve your fitness or your health if you don’t use it. Given that caveat that applies to any fitness equipment, here are some major benefits of home gyms.

  • Short commute — There’s no need to drive or take public transport to get to your home gym. Traffic won’t be an issue, and you won’t need to fit your schedule around a gym’s calendar and daily hours.
  • Wear what you want — The hassle of wearing one outfit to the gym, switching into exercise gear, and then changing again, maybe to a third outfit to go to the office? That bother is gone with a home gym. As long as you’re comfortable and safe, you can wear or not wear what you choose.
  • No waiting — The No. 1 aggravation in many gyms and clubs is waiting for other people to finish with equipment so you can have a turn. And then if you feel pressured by the next people waiting to use the same machine or weights, it can mess up your concentration and your workout.
  • No signups or time limits — Unless you need to negotiate with family members, you should be free and clear to hop on your home gym treadmill or bike whenever and for as long as you want. If you have ever had the frustrating experience of signing up to use a machine following someone who doesn’t show up in time, or at all, for their time slot, unlimited access to your home gym equipment is reason enough to dump the gym.
  • You choose the music — Working out to a playlist has many benefits, but that only works if you like the music. If you hate the music that blares through the gym, it’s hard to ignore.
  • No one hits on you — Many people go to the gym for social purposes, which is fine when others share the same agenda. Unwanted attention is all too common, however, for those who just want to stick to the business of exercise.
  • Avoid bacteria — You can keep your home gym equipment and area clean without concern for what germs may be lurking from loads of people you don’t know.

What you need

A total home gym is a great core piece of equipment for your home gym, but there’s much more to consider. You don’t have to buy everything at once, but over time it helps to build a set of complementary equipment. You can even break up your equipment wish list and plan to the stages of a good workout.

  • Warm-up — You might want to jump rope or march in place to start your workout, but you can also use any cardio equipment on low resistance settings. Five to 10 minutes on a bike or treadmill is all you need, just to get your heart pumping faster and to barely begin to sweat.
  • Stretch — The second most valuable time to stretch is when you’re warmed up and before you begin your hard workout. Stretching cold muscles hurts and can also lead to injury. Bands, yoga mats, and exercise balls of various types and sizes can all help with your stretch routine. This stretch is the second prep step before you begin to work out, so don’t go at it too hard or too long.
  • Strength training — Some days, you’ll work on strength, so free weights and total body gyms are what you’ll look for. Free weights vary from light to heavy dumbbells to full arrays of Olympic barbells and Smith machines or cages. If you’re using free weights, adjustable dumbbell sets may seem expensive, but they’re a bargain compared to a full set of 5- to 50-pound dumbbells. Adjustable dumbbells are also less likely to clutter up your workout area than individual weights. Some total gyms use your body weight for resistance, and other use iron (or sand or water-filled vinyl weights. Bowflex uses flexible resistance rods (hence the company name). A total gym can be your highest expense, so it’s a good idea to try before you buy to see if you like working with a specific style machine.
  • Cardiovascular workouts — Cardio is a crucial element to fitness. You can get your cardio on with regular bicycles, indoor bikes, recumbent bikes, spinning cycles, treadmills, elliptical machines, steppers, and rowing machines. It’s great if you can mix up your cardio, but most people start with one cardio machine, so pick the one you know you’ll use consistently.
  • Cooldown — The most common way to cool down after a hard workout is to continue with doing what you were just doing, but slower and with less force. If you can’t bear to lift another weight, 5 or 10 minutes on a bike riding slow with little resistance can work.
  • The final stretch — No only will a final stretch help with relaxing your muscles and maybe working out some kinks or tightness, the final stretch is when you can make your best gains in flexibility. Don’t be afraid to stretch a little further, a little harder, and for a little longer than during the initial warm-up stretch.
  • Environment factors — The setting and environment can mean the difference between you using a home gym just a few times or consistently. If you need temperature control, consider small fans, area heaters, or portable AC units. Music helps, so either an external sound system or portable player can be part of your gym equipment. Access to drinking water is essential, and you may want to invest in a juicer or blender for health shakes or smoothies.

You don’t have to spend a fortune

You can build a home gym around any budget, even starting first with found or used equipment. There are various price and quality levels in every category of home gym equipment. If you’re just beginning, there is no need to invest in professional or commercial-level equipment and machines. If you’re buying free weights, start with a few and add more later. Sometimes you can find good deals on used fitness equipment, but looking for manufacturer’s deals or refurbished equipment can also help you save a lot of money in your cheap home gym project.

Now you’ve got a gym sorted, why not check out our home office deals? There, you’ll find everything from discounted coffee mug warmers to cheap monitors.

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