5 Fitness Deals for the New Year: Ab Machine for $49, Treadmill for $399, more

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Finally, 2013 has arrived! And perhaps you've made your New Year's resolutions: Visit dealnews more often? Check. Get in shape? See resolution number one. Today's roundup has everything you need to get your blood pumping, including a clearance sale from Nike, plus bargains on exercise mats, treadmills, heart rate monitors, and more. Looking for more ways to help you sheds pounds? Be sure to check out our daily sports and fitness deals.

  1. AB Circle Pro Exercise Machine
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $49 with $4.97 s&h
    Lowest By: $25

    Is It Worth It?: With this Editors' Choice deal, you're getting the lowest total price we've seen on a machine that targets your entire core for a firmer, flatter stomach. In fact, this machine purports to let you earn the flat washboard abs you've supposedly always wanted. (Of course, laying off the fast food won't hurt, either.) It includes a workout DVD plus a nutritional guide. Do note that the product comes unassembled.

  2. Trademark Home Multicolor EVA Foam Exercise Mat 8-Piece Set
    Store: 5StarDeal via eBay
    Price: $16.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $4

    Is It Worth It?: This mat will not only help you get in shape, but features a rainbow of Red, Yellow, Blue, and Green squares to help keep exercise boredom at bay. This 8-piece waterproof mat is made of anti-fatigue shock absorbing foam. Note that you can get this same deal for $16.44 with free shipping from Amazon if you're a Prime member.

  3. Pro-Form 415 LT Treadmill
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $399 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $101

    Is It Worth It?: You want to make sure your wallet's healthy, too, so be sure to opt for free Site-to-Store pickup to dodge the $69.97 shipping fee on this deal. But talk about a workout: Bring some help with you on pickup, as this machine weighs 152 lbs. Features include a 2.8 HP Mach Z motor, 18" x 50" treadbelt, iFit Workout Card compatibility, dual-grip EKG heart rate monitor, 300-lb. capacity, and more. A 10-year motor warranty applies, along with a 90-day parts and labor warranty.

  4. Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Watch with Heart Rate Monitor
    Store: BuyDig
    Price: $129.99 via coupon code "VMESAVES20" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $45

    Is It Worth It?: This watch comes in Red (pictured) or Pink, and to nab this price you'll have to pay via V.me by Visa and then apply the coupon code. At $9 under our mention from three weeks ago, it features a GPS receiver, heart rate monitor, heart rate-based calorie calculation, USB connectivity, and more. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery lasts three weeks in power save mode and eight hours in training mode.

  5. Nike Clearance Sale
    Discount: Up to 60% off with an extra 25% off via coupon code "COMPETE"
    Shipping: $8 s&h
    Expires: January 2

    Is It Worth It?: From tights and tees to training shoes and sneakers, Nike is dishing out the bargains on select apparel, footwear, and more in its clearance section. Deals start from $7.48 after coupon code "COMPETE". A best bet is the Nike Men's Zoom Vomero+ 7 Running Shoes (pictured) for $58.48 after the coupon. These sneakers feature mesh panels, shock-absorbing cushioning in the midsole, and a waffle outsole. Another solid selection is a pair of the Nike Women's Air Pegasus+ 29 Running Shoes for $59.98, which feature responsive cushioning. Feel free to browse for more clearance shoes and apparel at Nike.

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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