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Get Skinny and Keep Your Wallet Fat: 5 Deals on Fun Sports Equipment

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Perhaps you're doing great with your New Year's Resolution to stay fit. Or perhaps you blew it. Completely. But hey, it's not too late! Spring is on its way and so now's the time to get moving! No matter where you are on that continuum of commitment, we've got fitness and sports equipment deals that'll get you pedaling into a new season of fitness.

  1. Takara Kabuto Men's Single Speed Road Bike
    Vendor: Amazon
    Price: $189.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $40

    Is It Worth It: For the guys, this single-speed road bike comes in 54cm and 57cm sizes and features alloy rims and hubs, plus rear flip flop hub alloy side pull brakes. The bike is outfitted with yellow tires sure to turn heads (and make you more visible during twilight riding hours). What's more, the hand crafted, tig-welded steel frame and fork are built to handle the abuse of the big city.

  2. Next Women's 26" Power Climber Mountain Bike
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $88 with 97-cent s&h
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: For the ladies, Walmart offers this mountain bike at a price that's smaller than a molehill. The bike features dual suspension, lightweight alloy rims, grip-shifter, cantilever brakes, and more. We like that it has 18 speeds, meaning you can nuance your pedaling tension with ease as the landscape changes.

  3. Ironman Gravity 1000 Inversion Table
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $114 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $24

    Is It Worth It?: While Amazon offered this same table for a comparable figure just days ago, that price has since gone up, making Walmart the price leader. If you opt to have it shipped, prepare to pay an extra $12.97 on this 49" x 25" x 62" foldable inversion table. With a 300-lb. capacity, this fitness bench features three adjustable angles, steel frame, nylon backrest, molded ankle cushions, and more. To operate, rest your body against the nylon backrest and reach your arms over your head. As your arms go up, your body gradually inverts up to 90 degrees; the only inputs are your energy and gravity itself.

  4. Garmin Forerunner 405 GPS Watch
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $139 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $13

    Is It Worth It?: Sure, this Editors' Choice deal watch is smart-looking and the kind you can wear to your next business meeting. But it's also an ideal sports watch for training. By using GPS coordination, this gadget can locate you in case you get a little lost blazing new trails on your next jog. What's more, it also tracks distance, speed, time, and heart rate.

  5. Everlast 100-lb. Heavy Bag Kit
    Vendor: Walmart
    Price: $59 with 97-cent s&h
    Lowest By: $15

    Is It Worth It?: You can't (and shouldn't) try to pummel uncooperative coworkers or colleagues, but this punching bag is perfect for unloading all of your frustrations and aggression. The kit includes the 100-lb. bag, plus hand wraps and boxing gloves. We also recommend that you supplement your training with an inspirational boxing DVD along the lines of Rocky.

Front page photo credit: Quality Exercise Equipment


Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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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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