Fitness

March 22

Groupon Canada Promo Code: 20% Off A Local Health & Fitness Deal

Posted by on March 22, 2014 at 4:30 PM

Groupon Canada Promo Code: 20% Off A Local Health & Fitness Deal

I love when Groupon has coupons because that means you are getting a deal on top of a deal! Right now with promo code, you can get 20% off one local health and fitness deal.

Click here to shop @ Groupon.com now

  • Coupon Code: ACTIVE20
  • Discount: 20% off
  • Expiry: 23rd March 2014

This really is a coupon code I can get behind. I bought a Groupon once for a local boot camp for only $30 for three weeks of boot camp. The Groupon was well worth it as the instructor normally charged $16 a class (less if you signed up longer), and I got my butt kicked. It was the hardest workout I had ever done and within three weeks, I was already noticed a big difference. The instructor was amazing and I loved being there, even though it hurt so badly. When the three weeks was up, I ended up signing up for another few sessions, until he actually had to move his location and it was too far for me to go. In the end, the Groupon worked out for me and him because I would never had tried it at full price, but I did and loved it, which was great for him as he got a new client.

In an alternative situation, I bought a Groupon for a local MMA place and tried it a few times and did not like it at all. I didn’t go back, but it only cost me $20 and I wasn’t locked in. I think buying Groupons for local fitness facilities is truly a win-win.

In looking at what is available in my city, it isn’t really just traditional fitness deals. They have karate, acupuncture, allergy testing, supplements and so much more.

Remember, you only have until tomorrow to use this Groupon coupon code.

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March 4

Amazon Canada: J Fit Fitness Gear 20% Off

Posted by on March 4, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: J Fit Fitness Gear 20% Off

If you are getting fit and realize you might need more equipment than you actually have, you should look at the variety that is on sale at Amazon. Get J Fit fitness gear for 20% off.

Whether you are into pilates, yoga or the harder stuff, J Fit has a wide selection of gear.

Kettlebells are wildly popular right now and I absolutely love them! You can get a full-body workout using kettlebells, just be sure not to do them in front of anything important as I’ve seen a number of people lose control of them and watched them go flying. Let’s just say your husband won’t be too pleased with a kettlebell through the front of his big screen. This 30-pound cast iron kettlebell is over $20 off, now $56.16, was $79.99. Thirty pounds is quite heavy when it comes to kettlebell exercises, so you won’t be able to do everything with this size, so check out this 8-15lb set, which has four kettlebells included for working both sides of your body at the same time. With the smaller ones, sometimes you can double up in one hand to get a heavier weight, which saves you from buying the larger one as well.

Did you know traditional cardio is out and interval training is in? Interval training is short bursts of intense exercise and short breaks. There are many ways to do it, but I like to do my strength training with the short bursts of jump rope, jumping jacks, burpees, etc., in between to keep my heart racing. J Fit sells a speed rope and it is only $13.75, was $17.19.

My biggest fitness issue is my core and J Fit has a huge selection of items that work your core, like this 13-inch balance pod, which frightens me, but I know I need. It was $39.95, now $25.56.

I’ve also heard quite a bit about the benefits of foam rollers and there are quite a few on sale here too.

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

(Expiry: 9th March 2014)

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March 3

Amazon Canada: Zumba & Workout Gear Up To 40% Off

Posted by on March 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Amazon Canada: Zumba & Workout Gear Up To 40% Off

Amazon has Zumba sets and individual items, plus other fitness gear on for up to 40% off.

I tried Zumba a few times and while my friends told me how much they loved it and were certified Zumba queens, I just couldn’t get into it. I am not a terribly co-ordinated dancer, so I just felt like I wasn’t doing the steps right. Saying that, I was still hot, sweaty and had a racing heart at the end of each set, so it was still a great workout and kind of fun. The perfectionist in me just couldn’t let myself be so free as to think of this as my type of workout.

The best deal is on the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate: The Ultimate Experience DVD set. It comes with seven DVDs with music from the hottest and most beat-busting genres, and two toning sticks. It was $129.95, now $79.95.

If you want something less comprehensive, the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate Body Shaping System has four DVDs plus a bonus DVD and the toning sticks. Was $59.95, now $49.95.

If you are a baby boomer, you’ll love the Zumba Fitness Gold Live It Up DVD set. Zumba is really a great workout for older people, because you know your limits and you can go at your own pace. Was $49.95, now $39.95.

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

Photo credit: Schoeters

(Expiry: 9th March 2014)

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February 7

Groupon Canada: Curves Workouts As Low As $19

Posted by on February 7, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Groupon Canada: Curves Workouts As Low As $19

Once you’ve eaten all that healthy frozen yogurt, you might be thinking about your workout and your lack of one. Curves is a great place for women to get started working out and right now Groupon has a fantastic deal on that will save you money on visits to Curves.

I have known a number of people who have done Curves for a workout and have loved it. I find that it is especially good for beginners who aren’t quite sure what to do to workout. Curves employs circuit training where you do cardio and weights for 30 total minutes, switching from station to station as you go. Thirty minutes should really not be that hard to do each day, and it is what is recommended just for heart health, never mind that you’ll feel better and look better too.

There are three options for this Groupon:

  • C$19 for 5 fitness workouts (up to a $73.50 value)
  • C$29 for 10 fitness workouts (up to a $98 value)
  • C$39 for 20 fitness workouts (up to a $147 value)

You have to be a new member or a member who hasn’t gone in six months to take part in this deal. I did notice on the Curves website that you can get your first week free, but if you do that first, you won’t be able to use this Groupon. If you end up loving Curves and want to join as a member after using your Groupon, your initiation fee will be waived.

Do it! Jillian Michaels says so!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 27

Gaiam Canada Promo Code: 15% Off All Orders

Posted by on January 27, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Gaiam Canada Promo Code: 15% Off All Orders

Get 15% off your entire order at Gaiam Canada and keep that resolution to get fit!

Click here to shop @ Gaiam.ca now

  • Coupon Code: Jan15GETFIT
  • Discount: 15% off
  • Expiry: 28th January 2014

This coupon expires tomorrow night so you have today and tomorrow to get shopping. Gaiam hails themselves as where fitness meets fashion, so if you want to look as good as you can sweating your butt off, check out Gaiam. This coupon works on both regular priced items and sale items, so you can really snag a good deal.

One item that really interested me is this balance ball chair, as I have chronic back pain, which probably stems from improper posture while sitting and working and weak core muscles. This chair can help that with its unique design. It comes in a few different colours as well, in case you worry about it going with the decor in your office. Originally $139.99, on sale for $99.99, you’ll add the coupon and get it for $84.99. This chair is available only online.

Looking at the top sellers, this cloud grey yoga mat bag is very pretty and fits your mat so it stays in great shape. Was $29.99, then $21.99, with coupon it comes to $18.69.

Get free shipping when you spend over $75.

For more Gaiam coupon codes, check out the Bargainmoose forum.

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January 19

Costco Canada: 26% Off iComfort Fitness Vibration Plate – Now $399.99

Posted by on January 19, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Costco Canada: 26% Off iComfort Fitness Vibration Plate   Now $399.99

Looking to get fit? Then take advantage of Costco’s deal on an iComfort Fitness Vibration Plate now on sale for $399.99 instead of $539.99 (26% off).

I have to admit that the first thought that popped into my head upon seeing iComfort’s fitness vibration plate is: “oh no, not another get fit quickly and easily scheme” but as it turns out, this provides a real workout and you still need to eat right and actually put some effort into the work-out because, as mentioned in this YouTube video about it: “if it’s too easy, then you’re probably not doing it right.”

iComfort’s vibration plate does exactly that: it vibrates, which then causes your muscles to contract anywhere from 25 to 50 times per second, allowing for faster and better overall body toning (particularly the arms, legs, back, hips and even abs).

While I didn’t find any reviews on this particular vibration plate, I did however find a couple of Amazon for the LifeSpan one, with one reviewer most notably pointing the advantages of this machine:

What this machine is good for is the person who is very very out of shape (I’m not) or who has mobility problems. It can do many good things and that is covered in the book too. For example, it can really help a person with balance/walking problems.

Another major plus is that shipping and handling are included in the price, meaning that you can order it online and have it delivered straight to your door with absolutely zero hassle and for free!

Have you ever tried a vibration plate? Share with us your thoughts on this interesting machine in the comments section.

(Expiry: 2nd February 2014)

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January 16

Walmart Canada: Up To 30% Off Exercise & Fitness Equipment

Posted by on January 16, 2014 at 11:00 PM

Walmart Canada: Up To 30% Off Exercise & Fitness Equipment

Quit procrastinating and actually fulfill that new year’s resolution to get fit with Walmart’s rollback on exercise and fitness products with reductions of up to 30% off.

Quit focusing so much on the current you and instead, divert your attention to the you that you would like to become: whether a toner, leaner, healthier, or a combination all of these. No gym membership is needed to achieve this new you but you can, however, take advantage of Walmart’s sale to secure some of the following discounts:

Gym memberships have never worked for me. Well that’s a lie, they would get me off the comfy couch for maybe two weeks, then I would find myself coming up with excuses and next thing I knew, I had basically lost all of my invested money. A great business model for gyms but certainly not for those with a busy or perhaps even television-filled lifestyle, which is exactly where the power of free can have a strong motivating factor.

From Eva’s “7 Workout You Can Do For Free“, to investing in some of the products from Walmart’s sale (because essentially, they are yours to keep forever and not give up within a month of splurging), make it your goal to focus on the new you this year and don’t forget to keep us posted on your achievements!

Need more motivation to get fit? Walmart offers absolutely free shipping on their products, with no required minimum! So, get to shopping now before it’s too late.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 12

Costco Canada: Stability Barre Complete Workout Program Only $499

Posted by on January 12, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Costco Canada: Stability Barre Complete Workout Program Only $499

At my gym, they have a class called Physique. It uses these barres and is touted as the “Kelly Ripa workout”. If you’ve ever seen Kelly Ripa, she has a pretty great body – toned and strong. Get the Stability Barre Complete Workout Program and the props for only $499, was $599.

The class I’m talking about was fantastic and I didn’t feel like I was truly working out, although I really felt it afterwards! This workout helps to lengthen and strengthen, which is the type of body type I am personally striving for. Using ballet-type exercises, you can work your entire body, especially the lower half.

The professional grade, sturdy and adjustable stability barre also has a weighted circular base with a no-skid grip that works on any flooring surface. You don’t have to mount it and can easily remove it from the supports to put away for storage. Invite all of your friends over too, because there is lots of room on both sides of the bar.

Your package also includes:

  • Black Foam Roller deluxe
  • Regular strength ankle strap
  • Mini Stability Ball
  • 2 lb. Toning Ball
  • Core Stability Barre training, level one DVD (English only)
  • Stability Barre training, level two DVD (English only)
  • Warranty and safety manual

Costco always offers free shipping, like these stores we’ve highlighted on our free shipping page.

(Expiry: 19th January 2014)

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January 10

Best Buy & Future Shop Canada: LifeCore Fitness Rowing Machine Only $650

Posted by on January 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Best Buy & Future Shop Canada: LifeCore Fitness Rowing Machine Only $650

Best Buy and Future Shop have a great deal on a LifeCore Fitness rowing machine, now only $649.99, was $749.99.

Best Buy and Future Shop usually have the same deals because they are basically the same store, and this deal is no different. If it sells out at one, then you can get it at the other, or choose your favourite store. Either way, you’ll save $100 on this piece of fitness equipment.

We’ve blogged elliptical trainers, bikes, treadmills, the treadclimber, weight sets and more so far this January, so you know the focus right now is on health and well being where sales are concerned. What’s great about the rowing machine is that it is a whole body workout, which targets many of your muscle groups, including your core.

With air and magnetic resistance, you can up the challenge by six levels, and the harder you go, the more the machine cools you down with an air-vented breeze. There are automated race programs, so you can feel like you really are rowing a boat and beating the green team. A large LCD screen displays all the pertinent info you need, like how much longer until I can get off this thing? The machine is durable and supportive with a solid steel frame, but folds up easily so you can pull it on its transport wheels into storage when you need the extra space. Think of it as an added workout.

Walmart sells this baby for $798, and besides that, I could only find it at Amazon.com for $799, so this is a definite deal.

Shipping is free at both stores.

(Expiry: 16th January 2014)

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January 9

Well.ca: 15% off Gaiam

Posted by on January 9, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Well.ca: 15% off Gaiam

Like everyone else, I’m resolving to be healthier this year. I think I’m already on the right track, but what I’d love to do is more yoga. Well.ca has a great sale on right now with 15% off Gaiam health and wellness products.

Gaiam is a well-known name in yoga products, with high-quality items that look good and do what they are supposed to do. When you think of yoga, you probably think of yoga mats, which Gaiam does have, but there are a number of other products you might need too. If you do need a mat, Gaiam has some gorgeous ones like this vintage yoga mat. Since a majority of the time you’ll be doing yoga you might be looking at your mat, why not make it pretty? This one was $29.99, now $25.49.

All of their water bottles are on sale too and they are also very pretty. I love this Tree of Life aluminum water bottle, which was $12.99, now $11.04.

If you do hot yoga, you know that sweating = slippery. Not anymore with this grippy yoga towel. Was $39.99, now $33.99.

As always, you’ll get free shipping on orders over $25 and if you are a new customer, I’ll remind you about exclusive $10 off $40 coupon located in the coupon forum.

Photo Credit: AmandaD_TX

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 8

Costco Canda: $100 off Mileage Fitness Turn-N-Lock 11.3-27.2 kg Adjustable Dumbbells and Stand (Now $300) – EXPIRED

Posted by on January 8, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Costco Canda: $100 off Mileage Fitness Turn N Lock 11.3 27.2 kg Adjustable Dumbbells and Stand (Now $300)   EXPIRED

Get buffed for less with Mileage Fitness and Costco Canada.

I used to be into fitness at one point. I was doing P90X and was dropping pounds all over the place. People were just tripping over my pounds I had dropped so many. Part of the whole P90X thing and a lot of other exercise routines requires weight training. Now, I was doing this when I was a bachelor and, at that point, I could have gotten all the fitness equipment I wanted. I had money and nothing (or no one) to spend it on. Of course I was just out of college which means I was young and dumb. So instead of picking up a great set of adjustable dumbbells, I wasted my money.

Of course there were other pieces of equipment I should have been getting but I’m writing about adjustable dumbbells so that’s the example I’m using. These would have been a huge help to my routine. I had been using a set of cement dumbbells that my mom got on clearance at Sears 15 years ago. They are fine but you have 2.5 pound, 10 pounds and 25 pounds and sometimes the 10 pound aren’t enough but using the 25 pound ones are just too much. You can go out and buy more but suddenly you have dumbbells all over the place. Maybe you need a stand. That’s more money and it takes up tons of space. That’s where these adjustable ones are the best option. They only take up as much room as a traditional set of dumbbells, but you can adjust them to go from 11.3KG to 27.2KG. That’s 25 lbs to 60 lbs. So it wouldn’t work for my girly noodle arms but if you’re really in to this stuff or are planning on being really into it soon, well, this is a great choice. Basically how they work is you have a handle. You put that handle in a stack of weights and turn little dial to choose which weight you want. The dial moves some mechanism that locks weights to the handle. When you pick them up you only get the weights that the dial is set to grab. The others stay on the stand.

These are normally $399.99 but you save $100 so you’re gonna get them for $299.99! That’s a great price all around. I did look for this same set elsewhere but not a lot of people are selling it. The ones I did find were universally more expensive. You also get free shipping on these which is a bonus when your package is over 120 pounds.

(Expires: 19th January 2014)

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January 8

Sears Canada: Find Your Fitness Event up to 60% off

Posted by on January 8, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Sears Canada: Find Your Fitness Event up to 60% off

If you are like the millions of people who made one of their new year’s resolutions to be getting healthy in 2014, you may want some items to help you reach your goals.  Sears Canada has a great fitness sale happening with big and small home fitness items on sale up to 60% off.

There are some spectacular deals happening with this event but they will all be over as of midnight tomorrow night.  You will find deals on treadmills, home gyms, exercise bikes, elliptical trainers, boxing items and much more.

Here are a few of the great deals I found so far:

As you can see that even though Sears advertises up to 50% off, they have many items up to 60% off the regular prices.

I personally have an elliptical and I used to have a treadmill at home.  I find when I have the equipment ready to use, I exercise more often than heading into a gym. Also, one piece of equipment is less than some gym memberships and it won’t expire in a year.

As for the cost of shipping it will depend on what you buy, some items will get free shipping and some you will be charged for.

(Expiry: 9th January 2014)

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January 7

Book Outlet Canada: 50% Off 50 Health & Fitness Titles

Posted by on January 7, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Book Outlet Canada: 50% Off 50 Health & Fitness Titles

Get 50% off 50 health and fitness titles at Book Outlet this week.

Let’s face it, many, many people are on the diet track right now. If your new year’s resolution is to get well, get fit, or stop eating crap, you might need some help from the experts. I often read fitness books and magazines so I can keep up on the latest research and learn things about my eating and exercise habits I didn’t know. Book Outlet already has their books heavily discounted, but with an additional 50% off, you can get books for even less than $2. I love this because if you don’t really like the book, you don’t have to feel like you need to read it because you spend $20+ on it.

Here are some of the books I’d love to take a look at:

Normally I find that Book Outlet has bargain books on sale, but for this sale, I see a lot of very popular books and ones that I’d really love to read. I could get a good collection going for less than $20.

Pay $3.99 shipping for your first two books and $0.50 for each extra book.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 4

Walmart Canada: Marcy Strength & Weight Set Only $98

Posted by on January 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Walmart Canada: Marcy Strength & Weight Set Only $98

If you want to get stronger and healthier in the new year and you want to do it inexpensively at home, consider this Marcy strength and weight set. It is an all-in-one set that can work your entire body easily. Was $128, now $98. I couldn’t find this online at any other Canadian stores, but it does sell at the American Target stores for $117.99, so you know this is a good deal for us Canadians!

Totally cost effective, what you’ll pay for this machine is what you’d spend on only two months of a gym membership. Add some cardio by running outside, jumping rope or whatever else floats your boat. It includes a three-position bench press, plus leg developer, preacher curl pad, and pec fly chest developer.

The set includes:

  • adjustable bench
  • two 25lb weight plates
  • two 15lb weight plates
  • one barbell
  • five weight plate spring clips

If you needed more weight, you can always buy the extra weight plates inexpensively at Walmart as well. This machine is great for keeping your form, which you might not be able to do when doing free weights.

Because this is Walmart, this item will ship for free too, which is a great bonus for an item that is probably very cumbersome to get into a vehicle. Check out some more companies that offer free shipping with no minimums!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 4

Amazon Canada: 25% Off Horizon Fitness Treadmills, Ellipticals & Bikes

Posted by on January 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Amazon Canada: 25% Off Horizon Fitness Treadmills, Ellipticals & Bikes

With yet another post on fitness equipment, I know many people who are looking to build a home gym, and this deal is great. Amazon has 25% off Horizon Fitness equipment, which includes treadmills, ellipticals and stationary bikes. They are also offering free shipping on these items, which is probably pretty rare for something this large and heavy.

I priced compared these items with the Horizon Fitness website, and while some prices are the same as Amazon’s (some are better at Amazon), they don’t offer free shipping and the cost is about $120, so it is beneficial to shop at Amazon for this sale.

I recently saw a joke Ellen did about how the gym was so busy that she would have had to walk three blocks to get to the gym, and she wasn’t walking that far to get on the treadmill. I thought that was hilarious and oh so true. I personally am not a huge fan of the treadmill any time outside of the coldest days of winter, but I do love the elliptical trainer because you really can’t get that type of exercise outside the gym (except for cross-country skiing).

There are quite a few choices here for exercise equipment, including different models of the same bike or treadmill.

(Photo Credit: Miami Fitness TV)

(Expiry: Unknown)

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