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The 7 best fitness deals available right now: Work out on a budget

Save big with up to $962 off of treadmills and exercise bikes, or pick up a new Apple Watch for as little as $249.
Reviewed by Elyse Betters Picaro

With the summer heat starting to break record temperatures, it's time to turn your workout routine indoors to keep you cooler and toned. From cardio to fat-burning exercises, there's an abundance of workout gear available to help you achieve your fitness goals.

Fitness equipment can get pricey. If you know where to look, you can find great deals that can save you hundreds on heavy performance pieces like exercise bikes and portable devices like smartwatches. To save you time and energy, we rounded up the best deals below, so you can save big on bestselling fitness equipment, smart trackers, scales, and more.

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Peloton Bike Basics for $1,195 (save $300)
  • Current Price: $1,195
  • Original Price: $1,495

A tried-and-true workout machine, the Peloton Bike sits at the top of our best home gym equipment for good reason. Besides building a cult following through virtual, online spin cycle classes, the Peloton Bike has the advantage of catering to all fitness levels. You don't have to be a marathon cyclist to get an effective, full-body workout. Note that a $39 per month subscription is required to get on-demand access to Peloton's catalog of trainers and class types, ranging from beginner to advanced. The great news is that you also can get free home setup, which is valued at an extra $250 in savings, so you're saving up to $550 on this package.

Bowflex PR1000 Home Gym (save $114)
  • Current Price: $685
  • Original Price: $799

If you miss curling dumbbells and using the pull-down bar at your local gym, the Bowflex PR1000 is for you. You bring the gym to you, since the PR1000 is a 25-in-1 strength workout machine. It features a 200-pound power rod for heavy-duty resistance and an array of pulleys to get arm, shoulder, chest, or back exercise in.

The lowest price we've seen is $599.

Apple Watch (save up to $70)

The unsung hero of workouts: smartwatches. The original Apple Watch launched back in 2015 and has remained a Goliath in the smartwatch space, thanks to its reliability and abundance of fitness-tailored features. Right now, you can save on a bounty of Apple Watch models, including the latest Apple Watch 7 and the Apple Watch SE.

Fitbit Sense Smartwatch (save $100)
  • Current Price: $199
  • Original Price: $299

Another killer deal on a fitness smartwatch, Amazon is currently discounting the Fitbit Sense by $100, putting the previously $300 wearable in a more affordable price range. Our resident smartwatch reviewer, Matthew Miller, tested the Fitbit when first released and found its scope of health and wellness tracking to be accurate and dependable. It carries a bright AMOLED watch face, is sweat- and water-resistant (up to 50 meters), and can last up to six days on a charge.

More: Check out ZDNet's full review of the Fitbit Sense here

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