Pump Up the Savings with 5 Sports and Fitness Deals

By , dealnews contributor

Hard as it is to believe, we're about to enter the last quarter of 2012. That means in three months or so, there will be long lines at the gym as people try to put fitness into their New Year's resolutions. To which we say: Why wait? Bulk up on these bargain sports and fitness deals now!

  1. Fitdesk X Pedal Desk
    Vendor: Groupon
    Price: $199 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $51
    Expires: August 25

    Is It Worth It?: With this Editors' Choice deal, you get a folding bike that's just right for helping you recover your fitness edge while you get stuff done on your laptop. This stationary bike features arm rests and computer straps, and supports up to 250 pounds.

  2. 24 Hour Fitness 7-Day Trial Membership
    Price: Free via printable coupon

    Is It Worth It?: Sometimes, all it takes is a week to get back on track. This printable coupon from 24 Hour Fitness entitles you to a 7-day trial membership for free. Note that the trial starts on the first day of gym usage, and previous members or guests in the last six months are excluded.

  3. RAD Cycle Products Ceiling Mount Bike Hoist 2-Pack
    Vendor: Factory Direct Prices via Buy.com
    Price: $17.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $7

    Is It Worth It?: Are you a fair-weather cyclist who doesn't have room for bike storage? At $9 per hoist, it's hard to go wrong with this bike storage deal. Each one of these two ceiling mount bicycle hoists includes two brackets with integral pulley system, two rubber-coated hoist hooks with pulley, one wall-mounting cleat, one nylon rope, and more. For ceilings up to 12 feet high, this hoist has a 100-lb. load limit. But never fear, a safe locking mechanism prevents accidental release.

  4. Water Rower Rowing Machines Sale
    Vendor: Abe's of Maine
    Price: From $814 via coupon code "DEALNEWS15"
    Shipping: Free shipping
    Lowest By: At least $31

    Is It Worth It?: Want a chiseled back and arms? Go rowing! Abe's of Maine offers three rowing machines, starting at $814, after the $15 off coupon. The Water Rower A1 Home Classic Rowing Machine (pictured) includes a single aluminum monorail design, medium duty seat, solid ash and stained honey oak construction, and more. Looking for more rowing machines?

  5. Nike+ Fuel Band
    Price: $149 with free shipping

    Is It Worth It?: Although $149 is its list price, this fitness monitoring band is tied with our mention from last week as the lowest total in-stock price we could find. This hard-to-find device measures everyday activity by tracking calories burned, steps taken, and more. It also functions as a watch and features Bluetooth pairing to your phone, USB connectivity, and more. Remember to sign up to be a Nike Member (it's free) to bag free shipping. It's available in sizes S to L.

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

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DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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