Fitness

July 3

Under Armour Canada: Free Shipping With No Minimum

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

Under Armour Canada: Free Shipping With No Minimum

Instead of having to spend $75 to get free shipping on your order from Under Armour, you can spend whatever you want and enjoy free shipping. Right now Under Armour is offering free shipping on all orders with no minimum.

These types of deals are always my favourite, saving me fees that I just don’t want to pay. I also don’t like having to be coaxed to spend more than I really would have, just to save some fees. With free shipping deals, I can shop and buy exactly what I want to and not have to worry about what other costs will come up at checkout.

I took a quick spin through the outlet, where they have men’s, women’s and kids attire. I found quite a few items on sale that I can also pair with this free shipping deal.

A fleece hoodie that looks good is a must-have for anyone, especially kids. My kids love wearing hoodies on cool summer evenings and fall mornings on the way to school. I love this Armour fleece storm big logo hoodie, which has the logo in varying colours and the actually hoodie in either black or grey. It was originally $54.99, now $42. It has quite a few reviews, most giving it a 5-star rating.

Like I said, men need hoodies too and this charged cotton storm battle hoodie is a steal. It was originally $64.99, now $49. Quick drying, loose fit and very comfortable, it could be your go-to top for running around.

I am a sucker for a nice pair of capri workout pants. These HeatGear sonic varsity capris are just the ticket. I think capris really flatter the body, and the line down the side also lengthens the look of the leg. Now that you look good, how do they feel? The HeatGear fabric gives you a close to the body feel that is soft and comfortable and it is sweat wicking with four way stretch. These capris look good and perform. On sale for only $38, from $49.99, you are saving almost $12, along with the shipping costs.

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June 17

MPG Sport Canada: Jersey Capri Legging Only $38 (40% Off)

Posted by on June 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM

MPG Sport Canada: Jersey Capri Legging Only $38 (40% Off)

If you are looking for a performance legging that looks good and doesn’t break the bank, check out the Eloquent jersey capri legging with jean details from MPG Sport. It was originally $64, now only $38.40.

These leggings are billed as “5 pocket performance crop jeans”. What I think this means is that these leggings can go from the gym to the dance floor in 1.5 seconds. They are comfortable, with performance jersey and spandex, but also have style details that take them out of the workout circuit and onto the runway.

There are two colours available, Heather Charcoal (in sizes S, M, L) and Black in (XS, S, M, L). I always try to tell you about hot deals that have most sizes available since I really despise seeing a great sale only to find out there is only XS or XL left in stock. As you can see, there is a wide range of sizes in stock for these leggings.

I recently got a few items from MPG and was seriously wowed by the quality. The soft and smooth feel of the fabric was what I loved the most. I got these geometric printed capri tights, which are made with the exact same materials as the above leggings. It gives the tights a really smooth feel that clings tight to your body, but is comfortable. Because I love them so much, I’m going to have to pick up the jersey capri leggings too. What I also loved is that there is a Find My Size feature, where you can enter in a few details about yourself to get your actual size so you aren’t guessing if a small really is a small or meant for 10-year-olds. I used this feature and my tights fit absolutely perfectly.

Because these leggings are over $30, you can also use our exclusive promo code to get yourself another 15% off. This will bring your total down to $32.64, with a total savings of over $31!

You’ll get free shipping when you spend over $100, so you might want to see what else peaks your interest.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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June 9

Joe Fresh Canada Promo Code: $10 Off $30 On Men’s & Women’s Activewear

Posted by on June 9, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Joe Fresh Canada Promo Code: $10 Off $30 On Mens & Womens Activewear

Joe Fresh has a hot coupon code out right now, that will save you $10 off your purchase of $30 or more on adult activewear.

Click here to shop @ Joefresh.com now

  • Coupon Code: BREAKASWEAT
  • Discount: $10 off
  • Expiry: 11th June 2014

I love high value coupon codes such as this one. The minimum spend is low, making your total purchase as low as only $20. I love Joe Fresh, especially their activewear line, for both men and women. My husband and I both have pieces from their activewear lines and I find them fashionable and they last through repeated workouts and washes. Joe Fresh could definitely give Lululemon a run for their money these days.

I love these active stretch yoga shorts in black and yellow. Yellow is such a fresh colour for working out and pairs so nicely with black. These shorts are only $19, which is already an inexpensive price to pay for workout shorts. I think I’d match these shorts with the contrast active tank in yellow, although they have three other colours available. The top is only $12, making my total $32, but then I’ll add the coupon and pay only $22 for both shorts and top. That’s amazing!

The men’s section isn’t quite as populated as the women’s, but they do have some good workout clothes for summer. It shows swim shorts in this section, but these are not applicable with this coupon code and neither are the hoodies. Be aware of this when adding items to your cart. The men’s active stretch tees are perfect for working out or lounging. Tees like this might also make a great Father’s Day gift, as any man can use comfortable and good-looking t-shirts. I like the charcoal the best, but my husband loves wearing yellow. These are $16 and if I pick up two of them, I’d pay only $22 total.

Shipping is free on orders over $50, so you might as well spend another $20 and save yourself $8 in shipping fees. We keep all the Joe Fresh coupon codes in the forum, so check there regularly for new ones.

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June 5

Lolë Canada Promo Code: 15% Off Your Order

Posted by on June 5, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Lolë Canada Promo Code: 15% Off Your Order

I’ve discovered a new-ish company that I really think you will love. Move over Lululemon, Lolë is moving in. Lole is a brand that started in Montreal, with wellness and well-being in mind. Their clothing is inspired by active women, nature and by the cosmopolitan facade of Montreal. Lolë try to use sustainable methods of production, as well as recycled materials and organic materials. We found a coupon code that will get you 15% off your order.

Click here to shop @Lolewomen.com now

  • Coupon code: Friendshop
  • Discount: 15% off
  • Expiry: unknown

You may need to be signed in to use this code, but creating an account is easy and free and makes it easy at checkout too. Unfortunately, the Lolë code does not work on sale or clearance items, so this is only on regular priced items.

I am so in love with this breathing tank top! Made of a blend of organic cotton and other stretchy fabrics, it is the perfect top to wear to yoga, doing errands and home. I like the white, but they also have red and blue. The regular price is $64, but with coupon, you’ll pay only $54.40.

For running, this sprint skort is very cute. The materials make it ultra-light and wrinkle-free. It has a drawcord at the waist, which I love because you get the perfect fit. You’ll look great in this skort and you have your choice of five different colours. I love the storm broken stripe the best. Even better, 86% of the materials in this skirt is made from recycled water bottles. Now you can feel a little better about all the ones you’ve thrown in the recycling bin. Normally, you’d pay $75 for this skort, but with coupon, you’ll pay $63.25.

Lolë always offers free shipping on all orders, and if you like that, be sure to check out our free shipping, no minimum page for more stores who offer this invaluable service. Also, stop by the Lolë coupon page to watch for more great deals and coupons.

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May 27

Costco Canada: JumpSport Fitness Trampoline – $280 (Save $70)

Posted by on May 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Costco Canada: JumpSport Fitness Trampoline   $280 (Save $70)

I love trampolines! When I was a kid, it was like my life goal to have a trampoline in my backyard but renting an apartment has never been conducive to that dream. However, I could always get one for inside. Costco Canada is selling the JumpSport Fitness Trampoline 350i for only $279.99, saving you $70.

I did a little price comparing: little because there are not a lot of places in Canada that offer this adorable little trampoline. A secondary retailer on Amazon.ca is selling the exact model for $540.99 + $12.40 shipping (ouch!). More reasonably priced is the actual manufacturer. JumpSport themselves sells the Fitness Trampoline 350 for $349.99.

The trampoline measures 32.5″ jumping surface and can hold up to 250 lbs. It has a 16 gauge steel frame and comes with a handle bar for a greater variety of exercises. Included in your kit is 4-in-1 workout DVD to help you utilize your new trampoline to its fullest.

I am also sure that when you are not shedding some extra pounds on it, your kids will love to just bounce away to their little heart’s content. So it really is a workout machine and a toy all in one.

Shipping and handling charges are included in the cost.

(Expiry: 8th June 2014)

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May 25

Amazon Canada: Up To 55% Off Fitness DVDs

Posted by on May 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Amazon Canada: Up To 55% Off Fitness DVDs

You don’t need a personal trainer or fancy gym membership to get in shape. Jillian Michaels (and others) can help you do it right in your living room. Shop fitness DVDs at Amazon for up to 55% off.

I first started working out in my living room with Richard Simmons sweatin’ to the oldies. Seriously. Me and my mom used to do it together and I actually got into better shape. From there I moved on to different videos like Abs of Steel, Buns of Steel and kickboxing. I just cancelled my gym membership because I am moving, and I don’t think I’m going to sign up for another one right away. In the meantime, I could get one of these DVDs for such a low price and I could do it at home while the kids are playing (or they could do it with me!).

I see a number of DVDs I’d like to pick up including:

There are also a number of videos for prenatal and postnatal workouts. I loved doing postnatal workouts on video because I wasn’t quite ready to go back to the gym, and I wasn’t always ready to leave my baby with the daycare strangers yet either. I could lay him beside me while I did a workout tailored for my condition.

Shipping is free on an order over $25.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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May 20

Microsoft Store Canada: Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Watch Only $100

Posted by on May 20, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Microsoft Store Canada: Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS Watch Only $100

Get the Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS watch for only $99.99, saving you $50 off the $149.99 regular price tag from Microsoft Store.

If you are a runner or actively getting into the fitness realm, you may want to find a way to track your stats. A GPS watch like the Garmin Forerunner 110 is one of the easiest ways to do it. You may be thinking, “But Eva, I use my smartphone to track my fitness stats”, and sure you may just do that, but you may not want to if you are serious about your statistics. There are quite a few reasons why a GPS watch is a better tool than your smartphone for this type of application and these include size, the watch is waterproof and it is quite a bit more accurate. Check out this article from Athletes GPS on the pros and cons of smartphones vs. GPS watches.

Another question you might want to ask me is why you need to track your data, and the reason is simply this: knowing how fast/hard/good you are will make you want to go faster/harder/better. I can attest to this, as I’ve tracked my data quite a bit over the years and found when I was lacking, I pushed it harder, and when I was getting better, I pushed it harder even more.

You’ll get this item shipped to you for free as well, which is a nice savings.

Photo credit: Warein

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May 17

Sportchek Promo Code: Free Shipping with No Minimum

Posted by on May 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Sportchek Promo Code: Free Shipping with No Minimum

I found an awesome promo code, thanks to PayPal, that will get you free shipping from SportChek, no matter what you buy. I love this kind of free shipping deal since normally you’d have to spend $99 to get free shipping. This means you don’t have to pay shipping charges or spend $100 when you only wanted to spend $10.

Click here to shop @ Sportchek.ca now

  • Coupon Code: PAYPALFS
  • Discount: free shipping
  • Expiry: 25th May 2014

As I always do when there is a free shipping deal or promo code, I checked for existing sales and how I can best use them to my advantage to get the most savings. I liked that there is a 30% off deal on kid’s Columbia and Mckinley spring jackets. I also was interested in 30% off men’s and women’s Vibram shoes. I’ve always wanted to check these shoes out since I love being barefoot, but it isn’t always practical.

The deal that interested me the most was the women’s Under Armour Victory tank (in a wide range of colours), being on sale for only $22.99, regularly $27.99. This looks like a great tank for all sorts of types of exercise and even for the day to day hustle and bustle.

Be sure to check our forum for more Sport Chek coupon codes!

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May 10

Warrior Dash Canada Promo Code: 50% Off The Race For Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 10, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Warrior Dash Canada Promo Code: 50% Off The Race For Mothers Day

If you are looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift for Mom (or your wife or yourself), consider torturing her by signing her up for the Warrior Dash! Right now with promo code, you’ll get 50% off the cost of the race.

Click here to register @ Warriordash.com now

  • Coupon Code: MUDDYMOM
  • Discount: 50% off
  • Expiry: 12th May 2014

I’ve done this race for the last two years and am opting out this year, as I’m not in the shape I was the first year. I do highly recommend it to anyone who wants to challenge themselves and have some fun doing it. The Warrior Dash is a mud race, where you’ll also encounter some obstacles, some hills and of course some mud. You can use this code for any location, but if you are in Ontario, the location is Horseshoe Valley.

Anyone over a certain age can do this race, so it is great for mother/daughter, mother/son, husband/wife or just someone alone. I saw groups sticking together, I saw individuals flying through, and I saw many couples helping each other along. The first year I did it with a group of ladies, but ended up getting to the finish line on my own. The second year I did it with our money-saving blogger Heather, who was in much better shape than me, but we stuck together to support each other. No matter your age or shape, this is a race for you. You can run or walk and you can skip the obstacles if you need to as well. The mud really isn’t that bad, and I actually found the swim through it exhilarating.

The regular cost of the race is $70, but with this coupon code, you’ll only pay $35, which really is a steal!

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May 2

How to Save Money on your next 10km Run & Half Marathon

Posted by on May 2, 2014 at 8:00 PM

How to Save Money on your next 10km Run & Half Marathon

Either I am noticing that people all around me (including myself) are getting involved in running, or people are just getting involved in running, period.  Running races is a great way to feel a sense of accomplishment and to achieve your goals especially if your New Year’s Resolution was to run a half marathon or a 10km run.  However, whoever said running is a relatively frugal fitness activity isn’t entirely accurate.  I think that running can get very expensive especially with gear (such as shoes, rain gear especially if you live on the west coast, running hats, running paraphernalia, running magazines, running clubs, etc., the list can go on).

I have signed up to run my first half marathon and so far my costs have roughly been manageable.

  • Waterproof Running Jacket $160
  • Running Cap $10
  • Long sleeve running shirt $25
  • Running pants $55
  • Running Shoes $130
  • Registration for Race $100

The total cost is just under $500 for about 4 months of training, which is approximately $120 a month.  A bit expensive compared to at home yoga or the gym in your neighbourhood!  However most of these purchases you can use again in the future, should you continue to run (even just for fun!).  However, the average lifespan of running shoes isn’t very long (should be replaced every 500km or so), so that’s another cost to upkeep if you decide to continue running.

Here are some ways in which you can save on your training for your next 10km race and half marathon.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm

For most races, the earlier you register, the more economical your race entry is.  Therefore, the early bird gets the worm.  Many people cannot commit to the idea of running a half marathon (I know I was hesitant at first) but if you put in your training, you will get up to the amount of running you need for the race.  So just take the plunge and register.  Also, make sure you do a quick search for some coupon codes for your race registry too, you never know!

One thing to be cognizant of is to prevent injury, because that will definitely affect your ability to run in the race!

There’s an App for That

There are many free apps that you can download to help you train for your race.  One of my favourites was the Nike Run app.  It tells you how fast you are going, how many kilometres you have run, you can play music while the app is on, and the most helpful (in my opinion) aspect of the Nike Run app is the voice of Sonia Richards Ross who encourages you to keep on going, who compliments you for running more this week than last, and who congratulates you on your a run.

I also found a great half marathon training chart that I took a screenshot of on my iPhone so that I could put it into my day planner the number of kilometres I need to run that day.

Sign up for Free Running Clinics

There are free run clubs or running clinics in major cities- you just have to ask around.  For example, Running Room has a free weekly clinic on Sundays for training for your race.  It’s a nice way to meet new people too.  Another alternative is joining your local running club Meetup.com group.  A lot of like-minded goal-oriented race-oriented people are also training for their races and it is a nice opportunity to meet other people.  A good running buddy can take your mind off of thinking “Oh my goodness, how much longer do I have left for this training run?  I am so tired!” which is often, priceless.

Some of the places that offer free clinics also offered paid Marathon or Half marathon training packages, and this can be upwards of $100, they offer things like meal training, what to eat, how to mentally prepare for your race.  A lot of the information can also be found on the Internet and of course, friends and family who have completed marathons, half marathons, and 10km races already.  Here are more tips on how to save money on running from About.com.

 Don’t Succumb to the Temptation of Fancy Running Snacks

It is very tempting to spend $3 on flavoured electrolyte replacement gels and other fancy running snacks and running gear, but I didn’t start this trend for myself and found that I did fine without these.

Bargainmoosers, how did you save money on your 10km and half marathon race?

Photo credit: Joe

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April 24

BodyBuilding.com Promo Code: Free Shipping With No Minimum

Posted by on April 24, 2014 at 6:00 PM

BodyBuilding.com Promo Code: Free Shipping With No Minimum

Get free shipping with no minimum from Bodybuilding.com, a U.S. store specializing in everything fitness. Normally you’d pay a certain amount for shipping depending on your item and location, with no threshold to get over for free shipping, so this is a sweet deal!

Click here to shop @ Bodybuilding.com (U.S.) now

  • Coupon Code: FREESHIPFB14
  • Discount: Free shipping
  • Expiry: 25th April 2014

Even with no shipping, you may incur duties.

I love the bodybuilding.com website as it is so incredibly informative for anything fitness. They have videos you can watch to learn new exercises, proper form and find out about nutrition. With fitness, sometimes comes supplementation, which is where their e-store comes in. It looks like you’ll also get a free gift with your order over $83. Now might be the time to stock up on what you need while the going is good and the shipping is free. Normally with free shipping offers with no minimum I try to suggest spending very little and getting a sale item as you don’t need to meet a threshold. In this case were there aren’t normally any thresholds to meet and you pay shipping on what you get, you want to spend what you can and save all those charges.

Check out their top 50 best sellers if you are wondering what products you might want or need to get. There are also a number of hot sales going on, which you would be best to pair with this free shipping offer. Don’t forget to check out the coupon page to see what other Bodybuilding.com coupons we might have waiting for your eager hands.

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April 23

Sportchek Canada: Free Shipping On Mother’s Day Gifts

Posted by on April 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Sportchek Canada: Free Shipping On Mothers Day Gifts

Sportchek has a very enticing deal on right now to save you money on your Mother’s Day gift purchase. Technically, the gift doesn’t have to be for Mom, it just has to come from the Mother’s Day gift ideas on the Sportchek website, and you’ll score free shipping. This is a pretty sweet deal as free shipping is normally on a $99 purchase. You just have to add one of the gift ideas to get free shipping on your whole order (even if not all the items are on the list).

Being a mom, I of course looked for some gifts that I would love this Mother’s Day. I am interested in a wide range of fitness activities so something that will promote me working out is always a good gift idea in my books.

I’ve always wondered if I could benefit from a Fitbit Zip wireless activity tracker. I’ve heard so much buzz about this and while I wouldn’t buy it for myself, I think this makes a great splurge as a gift. Not just a pedometer, it tracks your distance and calories burned too. Once you sync your information, you can compare it to other days, motivate yourself and engage in competitions. $59.99

A new tank is always a welcome addition to my wardrobe and I’m loving this Diadora Yoga Virsana two layer tank. My only problem? Purple, green or black? $44.99

With many different categories of gifts including fitness, yoga, golf, tech accessories and lifestyle, I know any mom would love a gift shipped for free from Sportchek.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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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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