5 Ways to Trim Your Waistline on a Budget: Fitness Trackers, Weights, more!


According to The Mirror UK, 26% of men give up on their new year diets after one day, and 31% of ladies cave in after a week. To keep you on track, we've rounded up the week's best fitness deals. Track your progress with a $30 price low on the Jawbone UP wristband, save $20 on a pair of Gold's Gym dumbbells, and score $60 worth of Gaiam gear for $30.

  1. Jawbone UP WristbandJawbone UP Wristband
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $99.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $30

    Is It Worth It?: Fitness bands are all the rage these days, and Jawbone's UP is a good choice if you're looking for smartphone-oriented fitness tracking. PCMag's review found the device's lack of wireless syncing annoying, but was pleased with the UP app experience and alarms: "From the app, you can set a silent alarm that vibrates up to 30 minutes ahead of your designated wake up time if it spots an ideal moment for you to get up based on your REM cycles. Pretty neat, eh?" A $30 price low, this Editors' Choice wristband has fallen to $100. You can nab the UP in Blue or Onyx, in sizes S to L.

  2. Everlast Wii dumbbellsEverlast 2-lb. Dumbbells for Nintendo Wii
    Store: Pricebully via Amazon
    Price: $5.99 with free shipping via Prime
    Lowest By: $7

    Is It Worth It?: If you're having trouble getting to the gym, you can workout with your Nintendo Wii with these Everlast dumbbells. These 2-lb. weights attach to your controllers, making any Wii workout more challenging. At just $6, you'll save $7 on these dumbbells.

    Whatever your fitness goals, Amazon's got you covered with up to 60% off a selection of exercise equipment. Prime members bag free shipping, and you'll save at least $3 on each item.

  3. Gold's Gym weightsGold's Gym 40-lb. Cement Weight Set
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $14.97 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: You don't need fancy gadgets to get buff; this Editors' Choice Gold's Gym weight set will work just fine. At $15, these dumbbells have dropped $2 since our previous mention and are now a $20 price low. This set includes 40 lbs. of cement-filled plates, two 14" dumbbell handles, and collars.

  4. Takara Kabuto bikeTakara Men's 21" Kabuto Single Speed Road Bike
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $137.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $31

    Is It Worth It?: Should the repetition of your usual workout bore you into skipping exercising, hop on this Takara 21" Kabuto single speed bicycle in Yellow/Black and take your workout on the road. You'll save $31 on this steel-frame bike, which is ideally suited to work commutes and workouts alike. It's available in 54cm and 57cm frame sizes.

    No worries if single speed isn't your style; Amazon has taken up to 40% off a wide selection of men's and women's bikes. With free shipping on all orders, it's the best sale we've seen on adult bikes from Amazon. The sale includes best-selling brands like Schwinn, GMC, Diamondback, and more.

  5. Gaiam credit$60 Gaiam Credit
    Store: Living Social
    Price: $30
    Lowest By: $30
    Expires: January 12

    Is It Worth It?: After a week of high-impact workouts, you might want to integrate some calmer, gentler exercise into your routine. Spend this Editors' Choice $60 Gaiam credit on a few yoga essentials and you'll be ready get limber. It's the first credit we've ever seen for Gaiam, so take advantage of this rare offer before it expires on January 12.

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The best way to trim your waistline..Don't eat too much. Avoid too much carbohydrates and starchy. Even a little to some excercise (lets be honest, now) you will be amazed how quick you lose weight.