Fitness

January 8

7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

Posted by on January 8, 2015 at 8:00 PM

7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

If like many, one of your new year resolution was to get in shape and hit the gym, then it’s possible that you may have already gotten discouraged but it’s important to keep at it! Gyms are packed at this time of year and if those make you nervous anyways, then make your own fitness equipment for a fraction of the cost to help you achieve your weight loss goals.

1. Milk Dumbbottles

7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

Ever heard of using common household items to work out? The milk dumb bottle DIY by Fitness Training At Home builds on that idea, making it even better. Instead of having milk or whatever other contents potentially go bad, fill the jugs instead with sand, concrete and rocks and voila — your very own “dumbbells”!

2. Basketball Kettleball

7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

Kettle balls have an average cost of $40, although some are as cheap as $20 and others much pricier than both these price points. If you have an old basketball or any rubber ball lying around, then make your own kettle ball as per these Instructables. The best part about making your own is that you can control how much you want them to weight and perhaps even make several ones at different weights — all for way cheaper than store-bought ones!

3. Bulgarian Bag

7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

For a total body work out, then a Bulgarian bag is sure to provide the challenge you need. Follow the instructions on 15 Minutes Workout‘s site to make your very own from a car inner tube, sand or any other filler, zip ties and duct tape. Then hit YouTube for Bulgarian bag exercises that you can do from the comfort of your own home.

4. Sand Bag

7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

Do you have an old gym bag lying around? Put it to good use by turning it into a sandbag. Interestingly, this DIY from Running To The Kitchen actually utilizes rice instead of sand but make sure to follow their advice to get the cheapest rice you can from an Asian supermarket — after all, you will be lifting and not eating it!

5. Punching Bag

7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

Here’s a DIY fitness idea that I would have never thought possible: make your own homemade punching bag for under $20 — it could even be as cheap as $5! According to Living Apex, all you need is a shell, sewing capabilities, filler (dirt will suffice) and a hook to hang it. The cost of your bag will depend on the materials you get but overall, this is a very cheap alternative to getting one in-stores!

6. Balance Bars

7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

This one requires some brain power to assemble but luckily, Tom Harvey Training already figured out all of the required PVC pipe lengths and even put together a handy diagram on how to assemble the pieces. Once complete, you will have your very own dip station.

7. Plyo Boxes

7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

Workout DVDs and even cardio videos on YouTube often call for stepping stools but instead of buying one, you can just as easily make one and save money all at the same time. Check out Build Your Dream Body for instructions on how to make his and her plyo boxes for working out at home. I wouldn’t necessarily advice bringing this plyo box to your next fitness class though. 7 DIY Fitness Equipment Ideas

Image Credit: Anita Robicheau

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January 7

ItFit Canada Promo Code: 25% Off Entire Store

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 10:27 AM

ItFit Canada Promo Code: 25% Off Entire Store

For all of us out there who have fitness as one of our new year’s resolutions, I found a very cute Canadian store called itFit and they’ve got a coupon code for 25% off.

Click here to shop @ Itfit.ca now

  • Coupon Code: FBOOK
  • Discount: 25% off
  • Expiry: Unknown

Itfit bands are headbands made of spandex/lycra that stay elastic and stay on your head while you exercise. They are made right in Toronto, so if shopping local is also a New Year’s resolution, you’ve got two down right there. Itfit also sells touch gloves, which are great for cold days running or walking when you absolutely need to text or change the song and you don’t want to take off your gloves.

What’s also cool about them is that they have a custom fit based on your head measurements. This makes total sense as some of us have fairly small heads and some of us have extra large heads. Even better, they guarantee that these headbands will not slip or pop off or you get your money back. This makes me super happy! If anyone knew how much money I’ve spent on headbands that won’t stay on, even the illustrious Lululemon ones, they’d have a stroke.

I don’t know what it is about my head or maybe it is that I have very fine hair, but I can not get a headband to stay on my head. Since I now have bangs, this drives me crazy as my forehead gets very sweaty and breaks out when I keep my bangs down during a workout.

There are lots of different styles and colours available. My favourite is the groovy, but I also like the orange blossoms. Regularly $15 for the pattern styles and $14 for the solid, ItFit also has a deal on right now where if you buy two, you get one free. On top of this, you can enter the promo code to get 25% off. This means if you got three of the patterned styles, you’d pay only $22.50, instead of $45. You’ll also get free shipping as you get that perk on orders over $20.

Check for all the latest itFit coupon codes in our forum.

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January 7

BodyBuilding.com: 5LB Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Was $55 | Now $23 *Very Hot*

Posted by on January 7, 2015 at 10:09 AM

BodyBuilding.com: 5LB Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Was $55 | Now $23 *Very Hot*

Feeling like you need a little more protein in your diet? Adding protein powder to smoothies is one of the easiest ways to add this essential nutrient to your diet. Right now, Bodybuilding.com has a phenomenal deal on the 5lb bottle of Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard 100% whey powder in the natural vanilla. Regularly $54.96, it is on sale for $32.01. Once you add it to your cart, it will discount by another 20% for all gold standard 100% whey, down to $25.61. Then, add the coupon code Rmnbbcm10 (now expired but there are other potential coupon codes here) to get an even further discount and bring your total down to $23.05.

Just to let you know how great of a deal this is, I shopped around to see what other stores sold this exact brand of whey powder for. Here it is on sale at Amazon for $80.97! And here it is at SVN Canada also on sale for $79.95. Finally, here it is on sale at Supplements Canada for $79.99.

Now, you may know that Bodybuilding.com is a U.S. site, but all prices are in Canadian dollars. Also, the shipping is not light, but it includes all duties and this deal is still far better than buying it on any of those Canadian sites I mentioned. For one bottle of protein powder, you’ll pay $9.37 in shipping and duties, which I think is very reasonable.

If you use protein powder on a regular basis, you might be smart to stock up, although I’d think about how much you actually need as this stuff does expire. Don’t buy 20 bottles for the heck of it and hope to use then within the year, unless you actually will.

While the 5lb gold standard bottle was the best deal I found in terms of prices elsewhere, all of the gold standard 100% whey bottles in both 5 and 2lbs sizes are an extra 20% off and you can use that coupon to even further your discount. You might want to play around with the ones you like and see what sort of discount you get. Let me know in the comments below what you ordered!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 6

Costco: Omron Fat Loss Monitor Was $30 | Now $23 & Free Shipping

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Costco: Omron Fat Loss Monitor Was $30 | Now $23 & Free Shipping

 

The top resolution of every New Year is to get in shape and lose weight. Well, my New Year’s resolution is a bit different: it is to not have weight loss as a resolution next year. That means I have some work to do! This Omrom Fat loss Monitor is a great little device to help me keep on track. Originally $29.99, the Omrom monitor is on sale for $22.99 with free shipping.

When I price compared this unit with other stores, my research revealed that many companies had this monitor on sale. London Drugs lists the Omron for $39.99 retail, and they have it on sale for $24.99 in store only. Well.ca has the same Omron Fat Loss Monitor, which they call a Body Fat Analyzer, priced at $34.99. Only Amazon.ca matches Costco’s price at $22.99 (was $36.40) but you are below Amazon’s free shipping minimum. The best deal is still through Costco.

This device measures your body fat percentage and body mass. You may wonder why you would want this device rather than a scale. Well, a scale can only measure weight. Muscle, fat, bone, vitals, etc. are all weight. When you lose weight, you want to lose fat – not muscle. Body fat is a better indicator of overall health than your weight. Drop your fixation with the scale and embrace a healthier you.

The machine accommodates up to nine personal profiles for your entire family (and a few friends) to use the device. In addition, an athletic mode will provide results that are more accurate for athletes. The reviews I have read on this device are overwhelmingly positive:

Does what it says. I’m finding it’s on par with callipers as far as accuracy goes. Follow the instructions and be mindful of your daily fluctuations in hydration. This tool will give you a good idea whether or not you’re on the right path.

and…

I have used this product in the past prior to making the purchase. It provides me with reliable data when accessing my clients. I must say that the data is not as accurate as the floor models that requires a bare feet reading with an electronic read-out. Nevertheless, I am pleased with my purchase.

This is the perfect little device if you are working on a healthier you this coming year.

(Expiry: unknown)

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January 6

Swim-Shop: Hydro-Fit Buoyancy & Resistance Cuffs Were $80 | Now $32

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Swim Shop: Hydro Fit Buoyancy & Resistance Cuffs Were $80 | Now $32

Hello swimmers and aquasize lovers! These Hydro-Fit Buoyancy and Resistance Cuffs were originally $80, and are now on sale for $32 at Swim-Shop Canada.

When it comes to swim gear, price comparisons are a bit difficult as there are few online Canadian shops that sell true athletic swim gear. I had to price compare this set in the USA instead. Keep in mind that this is the price at USA swim retailers, is in US currency, and would not include shipping or duty:

  • $50.55 US @ Aquagear.com
  • $54.95 US @ Hydrofit.com

I could only find them at a few online retailers, but Swim Shop’s price was the best compared to anywhere else. These Hydro cuffs are a multi-use tool for swimming and aquasize. You can use them on your ankles, on your arms, or join them together to put around your torso. They both help keep you afloat in the water and offer added resistance (through drag and weight) so your body is forced to harder during your swimming or workout. Both on amazon.com and through some of the US websites I found very good reviews:

These are a GREAT way to get a good workout in the pool. You can jog, dance, or even do arobics with these “water booties”. They are well built. I am in my second season swimming 3/4 days a week with them. They offer variety from lap swimming and you don’t even have to get your hair wet!

and…

Honestly I think these cuffs are the most clever tool ever created for any aqua fitness work out. Not only do the cuffs give your variety on how you can use them, they are user-friendly and easy to change out to use one of 4 ways, and because they’re so versatile, it cuts down on having to carry bulky equipment to the pool. Brilliant!

You will, of course, need to pay for shipping on these and they are bulky so that will not be cheap (my estimate to Vancouver Island was $18). Shipping costs depend upon where you live. You can add on other stuff from the sale (granted it is not too big or heavy) to spread the shipping charge out over multiple items. I suggest the Cressi Light – Swim Fins that were $38 and are now $15.20, the TYR Mentor Hand Paddles that were $34 and are now $13.60, and TYR Technoflex Vision goggles that were $17 and are now $6.80. There are so many great sale items at Swim-Shop that I could get lost on their website for hours.

(Expiry: unknown)

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January 6

Gaiam Canada: Aluminum Water Bottles Were $13 | Now $5

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 1:48 PM

Gaiam Canada: Aluminum Water Bottles Were $13 | Now $5

While I don’t have any traditional New Year’s resolutions, I have promised myself that I would do more yoga on a regular basis. I have a back that is pain when I don’t stretch it out and yoga helps immensely. Gaiam is a great place to buy yoga accessories, but while perusing their site, I found that they have water aluminum water bottles on sale for $6.49, regularly $12.99. Add the coupon code SeasonOfGiving and you’ll get another 20% off, bringing all of the on sale 750ML aluminum water bottles down to $5.19.

I’m definitely stocking up on these water bottles while I have the chance, both for myself and for the rest of my family. Over the break, I cleaned out my cupboards and found a total of 15 aluminum water bottles and 10 lids. Problem was that 8 of the lids didn’t even match the 15 water bottles I have. How does this happen? It truly boggles my mind. It upsets me because aluminum water bottles are not cheap, so I’m happy that I have a chance to once again stock up and not spend a fortune.

My favourites for me:

For my husband:

For my boys:

While I actually didn’t realize that aluminum and stainless steel were that different, I decided to research it since stainless steel is more expensive, and Gaiam also has these bottles on sale. This article from Bulletin Bottle gives you more information so you can make the choice for your family. While I like the durability of stainless steel, with Christmas credit card bills due, the budget is also on my mind. Both options are much better than plastic, I believe, so I’m good to get the ones that are only $5!

But, if you are interested in stainless steel, like this spirals bottle, instead of paying the regular price of $21.99, it is on sale for $14.99 and you’ll pay $11.99 after coupon.

The coupon I mentioned above is good for any product on site, not just the water bottles, so feel free to use in on some of the bestsellers and other cool products they’ve got to help you meet your fitness goals.

Shipping is free on an order of $75 or more, so you might want to fill up your cart and save yourself those fees. If you can’t, shipping for each bottle is around $3 for me, which still makes the deal hot considering the regular price is $13 and you’ll get the bottle for $8.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 6

Lole Canada: Authentic Dress Was $90 | Now $54

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 9:39 AM

Lole Canada: Authentic Dress Was $90 | Now $54

With fitness on the brain, you may want some new duds to wear to the gym. While so many women (and men) covet Lululemon, Lole is a less expensive alternative with some very fashionable looks. The Authentic dress is a sporty dress with four-way stretch, moisture-wicking materials and reflective details that was meant to be seen on the trails. Regularly $90, it is now only $54.

This looks like a classic tennis dress, but I think it would also be great for running. It is super cute with a racer back with a braid detailing. The integrated bra is good for medium impact, so if you wanted to use it for running, you might need another bra underneath for the most protection.

It comes in five colour choices and it looks like most sizes are available for each colour: blue, grey, black, red and white.

This dress is also classy enough that you won’t just use it for working out. Imagine wearing it for a walk in the park, to a BBQ this summer or just doing errands. It has UPF 50+ for those long days in the sun we are already dreaming of this cold day in January.

If that dress doesn’t do it for you, Lole has a wide selection available in their clearance department.

These “sleek and supportive” balance shorts were $50 and now $30. Great for cold winters in the gym and hot summers outside of it.

I’m loving this twist tank top as the ruching at the waist gives the impression of a flatter stomach – something I’d love to have! I like the high neck in the front as I have an ample chest and low cuts just look wrong on me at the gym. But, it does have a lower back, which means it can still be sexy. The iPod pocket at the back is exactly what I need as well! This top was $48, now $28.80.

Adding to all these deals, Lole offers free shipping on all orders!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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January 6

Costco Canada: JumpSport Fitness Trampoline – $275 (Save $75)

Posted by on January 6, 2015 at 8:45 AM

Costco Canada: JumpSport Fitness Trampoline   $275 (Save $75)

*BUMP! This trampoline is again on sale, this time $5 cheaper, so take advantage while you can!* 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 $274.99, saving you $75.

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: 18th January 2015)

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December 8

Sportchek Canada: Nike Legend 2.0 Capri Tights Were $80 | Now Only $48 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

Posted by on December 8, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Sportchek Canada: Nike Legend 2.0 Capri Tights Were $80 | Now Only $48 & Free Shipping (EXPIRED)

If you are looking for a gift idea for your wife or friend who is a fitness buff (or just likes performance clothing), Sportchek has the Nike Legend 2.0 capri tights on sale for only $47.99, with a regular price of $79.99. Because today is also No Minimum Monday, these tights will also ship for free with coupon code MOOSESC.

I really love a good capri tight for working our or running. They usually also look great enough to wear to do errands as well. Nike is a well-known brand, so you know you are getting quality tights. The 2.0 is an improvement from their original version. They reduced the waistband and increased the rise so you stay covered when bending and stretching. I have to say, that is super important, as my pet peeve is having to adjust my clothing while working out! When the waistband rolls down when I’m in front forward bend, it takes away that zen yoga feeling.

You also want to look good while exercising, so the v-shaped seam at the waist enhances all your curves, while distracting from the curves you want to hide. It has spandex in the fabric to give you a bit of a stretch on the days you need it.

It has a little back pocket to carry what you need while out for a run as well. You’ll also stay dry with sweat-wicking material actually made from recycled plastic bottles.

There are a few colours available including teal, pink and black.

I shopped around for price comparisons on these tights, and while they weren’t readily available in Canada, the few places I found them in both Canada and the U.S. sold them for around $80 (plus whatever shipping that store charged).

You can shop around for whatever else you might like at Sportchek, since this is No Minimum Monday, everything ships for free.

(Expiry: 8th December 2014)

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November 30

Amazon Canada: TrailRunner 2.0 Hydration Backpack Was $45 | Now $25 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 30, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Amazon Canada: TrailRunner 2.0 Hydration Backpack Was $45 | Now $25 (EXPIRED)

This deal from Amazon for Cyber Monday is going fast. Get the Teton Sports TrailRunner 2.0 hydration backpack with bladder for only $25.33, with a regular price of $44.79. Since you’ve just made it over the minimum for free shipping, you’ll get that too.

The first time I saw one of these was a friend who rides his bike a lot. He biked over to a party we were having wearing it and I was so intrigued. While I am by far not an athlete, I could definitely see the function for those who do not want to carry water in their arms or on their waist while going on long runs or rides.

The one for sale here during this Lightning deal is the black. The blue and yellow are sold out and the red is $30.

Not just your water, this hydration backpack can carry your phone, wallet, snacks and more. The back panel is also very breathable, as you don’t want something heavy and tight on your back on a hot day that is going to cause you to sweat even more.

The loops and shoulder straps adjust so that you don’t have to readjust during your hikes. The main pocket is also very easy to access, but positioned so it keeps out the dirt.

I shopped around and found that there weren’t any hydration packs for less than $40 and just the bladders alone were $25-$25. This is a straight-up deal.

Here is what one reviewer, out of the many who rated it highly, had to say:

The bags are compact and the material feels of good quality. Perfect for day hikes. Doesn’t hold much in terms of cargo but if you need a water pack and enough space to hold snacks and a map and compass, this pack is perfect. Built in whistle on one of the straps was a nice touch too! Would recommend to the day hiker!

This deal ends today, but it is already 30% sold and going up as I type, so don’t wait and research elsewhere or it will sell out.

(Expiry: 30th November 2014)

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November 28

Best Buy Canada Black Friday Deal: Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband | Was $100 Now $80 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 28, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Best Buy Canada Black Friday Deal: Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband | Was $100 Now $80 (EXPIRED)

Good morning, my fellow Bargainmoosers! Are you enjoying Black Friday yet? Well, Best Buy is currently having a sale on their Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband, and it’s one that should pique your interest – especially if you’re looking for a device that can help you keep track of your fitness goals during this holiday season. This Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband normally sells for $99.99, but you can now purchase this handy device for only $79.99! You’ll also qualify for free shipping – whooo!

The Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband is a very convenient gadget that has a myriad of great features. Some of the great things that this device can do includes the following: You can track your steps, distance, calories burned, and active minutes. You can monitor how long you sleep at night, and how many times you wake up. It can even wake you up with a silent alarm that gently vibrates! LED lights on this device will show you how you’re doing based on your goals. It also wirelessly syncs your stats to your computer, tablet, or smartphone. You can learn more about this Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband by clicking on the link above.

This Fitbit is a slim, water-resistant wristband that can be worn all day and night. It can even be worn in the shower! Best of all, it’s comfortable to wear. If you know someone that loves to keep fit, or would just like to try out a cool device that can track your sleep patterns, then you need to take advantage of this deal.

This Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband is also on sale today at Amazon ($79.95) and Future Shop ($79.99) today, but it’s a great deal that you should all know about. I’ve included a snippet of a review of this device from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

The Fitbit device works great. Nice visual App on I-Phone. Motivates me to hit my goal every day. Easy-to-manage daily alarms.

You can see some of the other Black Friday deals available today on our dashboard by clicking here. You can also find some other Best Buy Black Friday deals by clicking here.

(Expiry: 4th December 2014)

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November 25

Costco Canada: Black Friday Event Now Live – Check It Out Now!

Posted by on November 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Costco Canada: Black Friday Event Now Live   Check It Out Now!

Good morning, my fellow Bargainmoosers! Costco is currently promoting the Black Friday Event on their website, and they currently have some interesting deals posted! Unlike most other Black Friday sales that we’re learning about now, you can take advantage of these deals right now! Of course, you’ll need a Costco membership to purchase items, but I think it’s a worthwhile purchase. I just recently got a Costco card, and I love it! After all, I get to shop for groceries, electronics, furniture, and much more at Costco. I don’t buy all my essentials there (just because they have many great deals doesn’t mean that everything is cheaper at Costco), but it’s certainly one of my favourite retail locations at this time. Without any further ado, you can check out all of the items that are on sale during this Black Friday Event by clicking on the link below!

There are several great deals that you can take advantage of during this Black Friday Event at Costco. Some of the products that you should check out during this event are listed below:

Knowledge is power, so use that knowledge to find the best deals that you can for Black Friday!

Wanna see more Black Friday deals? Just check out our Black Friday Dashboard to see some of the latest deals that will be appearing on Friday, November 28th! You can also keep track of the Costco Black Friday sales by clicking here. I hope you all have a great day today, my fellow Bargainmoosers!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 24

The Source Canada: Garmin Forerunner 110 Unisex Watch | $179 Value Now $100 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 24, 2014 at 12:06 PM

The Source Canada: Garmin Forerunner 110 Unisex Watch | $179 Value Now $100 (EXPIRED)

Good afternoon, my fellow deal hunters! The Source is currently having an awesome deal on their Garmin Forerunner 110 Unisex Watch, which you can now pick up for only $99.99! This special watch normally sells for $179.99 (it currently sells for $179 on Amazon), so this is one sweet deal that you shouldn’t pass up on! You’ll also qualify for free shipping when you purchase this Garmin Forerunner 110 Unisex Watch from The Source today!

This Garmin Forerunner 110 Unisex Watch is one unique item that would please many fitness fans. With this special watch, you can keep track of the amount of steps that you take, track your distance, and so much more! Devices like this can actually help encourage you to get fit, since it’s cool to see how you’re increasing the amount of exercise that you’re doing each day.

I have a Wii Fit Meter, which is much more basic than this Garmin Forerunner 110 Unisex Watch, and I love it! It was fun to see how many steps my significant other and I took when we ventured over to Florida early this year (we decided to venture from our hotel and locate some outlet malls. After approximately 22,000 steps, we finally found one that we wanted to check out. Good times). With this Garmin Forerunner 110 Unisex Watch, you’ll have plenty of customizable options that you can check out. Just click here to learn more about the features of this watch.

I’ve included a brief review of this Garmin Forerunner 110 Unisex Watch from a satisfied Amazon customer below:

Works perfect for me. I’ve used it for 3 weeks for the training toward an upcoming half-marathon and it just works very well.

Happy hunting, my fellow deal hunters! I hope you all have a great Monday!

(Expiry: 26th November 2014)

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November 21

Mio Alpha Only $149 & Free Shipping (Was $199) @ Mio Global

Posted by on November 21, 2014 at 1:00 PM

Mio Alpha Only $149 & Free Shipping (Was $199) @ Mio Global

If you are looking for a heart rate watch and have your heart set on the Mio, Mio Global has a great deal on open-box Mio watches right now. Get the Mio Alpha heart rate watch for only $149, regularly $199 and the Mio Link for $79, with a regular price of $99. Both products will also ship for free.

Both items are open box items, which are still brand new, but aren’t sealed up in the original box. Open box items have a 30-day money back guarantee and a one-year warranty, so you are covered just as you would be with a closed box, but you are paying $50 less. They are also inspected and repackaged by a Mio technician and then repackaged. If you are giving it as a gift, your recipient won’t know you bought it “open-box”.

Both items are only available in the white.

The Alpha heart rate watch gives you continuous heart rate monitoring without a chest strap so you can monitor your performance accurately and in real time. You can also customize your workout with three different hear rate zones.

The Link is actually a wristband and has the same features as the watch (without the watch part), and is also water resistant.

Price comparing around the Canadian online stores, I didn’t find one store with this item less than the regular price, so if you are all good with open box, this is a great deal. If you or a loved one’s 2015 goal is to get in shape, increase athletic performance or track how they’re doing, these devices are the perfect gift.

I found a few reviews on Amazon (where the watch sells for $199.99) and this one sums it up:

MIO Alpha works really well! I get the same measurement I used to with my polar watch but without the annoying strap. I can even wear it all day at work and check my heart rate throughout the day. Would have no problem recommending this product to anyone Mio Alpha Only $149 & Free Shipping (Was $199) @ Mio Global

The negative review I read talks about the charger, so you might want to research a little bit before you buy, but I think overall this is a great device at a good price.

(expiry: unknown)

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November 10

Old Navy Canada: Men’s Active Compressions Shorts Only $4 (EXPIRED)

Posted by on November 10, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Old Navy Canada: Mens Active Compressions Shorts Only $4 (EXPIRED)

Old Navy has a fantastic deal on men’s active compression shorts. Regularly $16.94, you can get them for only $4.24 right now.

Being that I’m a lady, I had no idea what active compression shorts were good for. I have been schooled. I won’t get into it with you, but basically, I believe it helps to keep “things” in place, and keep that area dry and happy. I’m sure it would be most uncomfortable to work out and get sweaty or chafed in that area, so why not spend $4 to stop this from happening?

When you click the link above, you’ll see the shorts are $4.99, but add the coupon ONSHOP to get another 15% off, bringing your total down to $4.24. This coupon expires today, so don’t wait to use it.

It looks like the size small is already sold out, but if you are medium, large or extra large – good for you – you are in luck!

You might be thinking that anything that only costs $4 could not be worth it to buy, but these shorts have amazing reviews and a rating of 4.9 stars out of 5, which is pretty spectacular.

Some of the reviewers don’t just use these for working out, but also for everyday. The reviewers also note that these fit great on larger or taller men, who may have trouble finding shorts like these. But, the smaller guys love them too:

I’m really pleased with the compression shorts. Fit is perfect and the look is flattering. As a 155 lbs guy the size small is just as I expected. Wore them tonite to a spinning class at the gym and got several positive comments. Home delivery was smooth and fast. I am a very happy camper!

While Old Navy has free shipping on orders over $50, you won’t want to just buy these shorts, as the shipping fee is $7.50. Your options are to stock up and get more than 10 pairs, which, if you love them, could be well worth it. Or, you could see what else Old Navy has to offer to get you up to $50, including taking a look at their current 50% off sale. You could also check out what The Gap has to offer, as they combine their carts and you can use your purchases there to get you to $50 total.

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