Skip the Gym and Save: 5 Slam-Dunk, At-Home Sports and Fitness Deals


If you're anything like us, we know how you feel about working out: either you don't want to feel like you're full-on exercising, or if necessary, you want to break a sweat in the comfort of your own home. Good thing we've got a winning array of sports and fitness deals to keep you moving. We found a basketball backboard and rim for $40, $50 off a $350 elliptical, and a $52 Everlast boxing bag perfect for practicing that one-two punch.

  1. Spalding Backboard / Rim Spalding 44" Eco-Composite Backboard and Rim
    Store: Sport Woot
    Price: $39.99 with $5 s&h EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $60
    Expires: October 4

    Is It Worth It?: Tired of shootin' bball outside of school? Take the game to your driveway with this basketball backboard. Featuring a steel rim, all-weather net, and compatibility with either pole or wall mounting, you'll be blowing through games of one-on-one and Around the World in no time.

    You'll shoot and score other basketballs and baskets deals priced up to 80% off at Sport Woot. This is the first discount we've seen on such a large selection of basketball items at Sport Woot, with prices starting at $2.99.

  2. Callaway Golf ClubsCallaway Strata Plus 18-Piece Golf Club Set
    Store: BudgetGolfer via eBay
    Price: $249.95 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: As any experienced duffer will tell you, a new set of golf clubs has many wonderful uses, including taking out your frustration over that quadruple bogey on yonder tree. This set includes a driver, 3 wood, 5 wood, 4 hybrid, and 5 hybrid (all with headcovers), 6 iron, 7 iron, 8 iron, 9 iron, pitching wedge, sand wedge, putter, and standing bag. It does not come with a handy book of golfing expletives, but chances are you've invented a few of your own digging out of bottomless sand traps.

  3. Everlast Punching BagEverlast 100-Pound Nevatear Heavy Punching Bag
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $51.99 with free shipping EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: If there's one sporting arena more intense than the golf course, it's the boxing ring. And this 100-lb. bag will get you in fighting trim. It features a double end attachment and adjustable chain so you can hang it where you see fit.

  4. Weslo Exercise BikeWeslo Pursuit E 26 Exercise Bike
    Store: Kmart
    Price: $89.99 via coupon code "KMART10PSAVINGS" with free shipping via Shop Your Way Max EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $40

    Is It Worth It?: For those of you who don't mind going nowhere fast, this stationary bike is for you! Put it in front of the TV to pedal while you watch your favorite fall shows, or move it out into the garage and take advantage of street view you'll have with the door open. Features include an adjustable seat, LCD display, and bottle/cup holder with a 250-lb. weight capacity.

  5. ProForm EllipticalProForm 400 LE Elliptical
    Store: Groupon
    Price: $379.99 with free shipping EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $50
    Expires: October 5

    Is It Worth It?: Here's a deal worth running to get, all so you can spend more time low-impact running in place. This elliptical features 10 digital resistance levels, 10 personal-trainer workouts, slip-resistant pedals, an 18" stride, a heart-rate monitor, LCD display, iPod-compatible music port, and a workout fan. (Unfortunately the "workout fan" is not your sweetie cheering you on as you complete your grueling 5-minute workout.)

DealNews Contributing Writer

Lou Carlozo is a DealNews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the Managing Editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.
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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Emily Dovi (DealNews)
Thanks, @01100001
The elliptical can be found at this price nearly everyday, and it's not a bargain. It's not as stable as pricier models, and is very cheaply made. On mine, it started being noisy after just a couple months. Rattles, clicks and squeaks made it annoying to use without headphones or earbuds. Then, shortly after a year of ownership, two of the welds cracked, one on the frame and one in the flywheel assembly.
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