By Corey Lewis, CPT, CSCS
Black Friday: it’s as much of a post-Thanksgiving dinner tradition as watching football and falling asleep on the couch. And in 2019, you can start shopping (and saving!) as soon as you’ve pushed back from the table. Even better: you can avoid the crazy crowds. Here are some of this year’s best Black Friday fitness equipment, and Cyber Monday wellness deals, all available online. Get a jump-start on some of the hottest new wellness trends with these great purchases.
It used to be that Black Friday, the day immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., was the one day to save big before the December holidays. Nowadays, many retailers extend their amazing sales throughout the weekend and Cyber Monday—or even an entire Cyber Week. It’s a great time to purchase big-ticket items to give as holiday gifts in the coming month. And while you’re shopping (and saving big!), you might pick up a few new things for yourself.
I’ve highlighted some of the smartest fitness and wellness purchases you can make this Black Friday and Cyber Week. Actually, shopping smart itself can be an important part of living your best life! After all, financial wellness is a key facet of a healthy and happy lifestyle. Take a look at this wellness wheel to learn a little more about how developing good money management skills can have far-reaching benefits for you.
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Now, let’s check out some of the other top Black Friday wellness deals I’ve found.
I can’t think of a better season to indulge in a little extra “you”-time than the holidays. Between all the shopping trips, gift-wrapping sessions, and parties and get-togethers, it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little frazzled.
Sometimes, when life gets hectic, all you have time for at the end of a busy day is a hot shower. You can make yours even more relaxing with this sweetly-scented, plant-based RAW Sugar Raw Coconut + Mango Body Wash. With no sulfates, parabens, or silicones, it’s suitable for both men and women and won’t dry out your skin in the colder months. Follow up with Bliss Lemon & Sage Body Butter. It features a clean, fresh citrus scent and packs serious moisturizing power. You’ll be feeling more relaxed and ready for a good night’s sleep in no time.
The hottest electronic devices are in demand every Black Friday, and this year is no exception. If you’ve been wanting to score a well-reviewed smartwatch for yourself or a loved one, the Garmin Vívoactive 3 is an excellent choice. It’s loaded with awesome AI fitness technology, as well as a contactless payment feature and GPS, making it a great asset for long-distance runners.
Love to listen to music while you’re working out or riding the bus to work? Pair your new watch with these sleek and lightweight JayBird Tarah Bluetooth Wireless Sport Headphones. They’re sweatproof and waterproof, hold a charge for 6 hours, and allow you to take (or mute) calls to your smartphone. Users praise the high-quality sound, as well as the comfortable and secure fit.
The holidays are supposed to be all about family, food, and fun. But let’s face it: they can add to our stress level. Do you need a brief respite from your everyday life (or that belligerent great-uncle)? If so, then check out this rejuvenating 7-Day Wellness, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in the Maya Valley of beautiful Belize. Classes are available for yoga beginners and advanced practitioners, and all meals are included (and can accommodate your dietary needs). If you’ve been feeling anxious, irritable, and exhausted, there’s no time like the present for a mindfulness retreat. It will help you to decompress, recenter yourself, and approach the hectic holiday season feeling more relaxed and balanced.
Maybe you make resolutions every New Year’s, or maybe you think they’re silly. Either way, you might experience some holiday weight-gain. Consequently, it feels good to return to healthy eating and regular exercise as part of an overall commitment to wellness. We’re always on the lookout for some of the best fitness journals. Try this handy NewMe Fitness Log to help you keep track of your workouts and measure your progress. You can do this, whether you’re training for a race or just looking to ditch extra inches.
Sometimes, bodyweight exercises are not enough of a home workout experience. If you’ve been looking to invest in at-home exercise equipment, you currently can save $400 on this Bowflex Revolution Home Gym as part of the site’s Black Friday sale. Users rave about its versatility, saying it can save you a trip to the gym (or make a gym workout possible if you aren’t a member). As part of your purchase, a qualified technician will assemble it in your home for maximum performance and safety.
Are you looking for something a little smaller and more portable for home use? Maybe you don’t have time to hit the gym for that fat-burning kettlebell workout you’ve been putting off. These Yes4All Adjustable Dumbbells couldn’t be more user-friendly. They’re easy to assemble, adjust, and store, whether you’re adding them to your dedicated weight room or stashing them in your closet when you’re done.
Need something new to wear when you’re hitting the gym … or the road, or the trail? At our store at 1AND1LIFE, take 40% off everything as part of our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. Be comfortable and look awesome in our TDC Unisex Hoodie, which features moisture-wicking French Terry cotton to minimize sweat. And if you are planning to sweat up a storm, don’t forget to pack water or an electrolyte-rich sports drink in our super-durable Stainless Steel Water Bottle. Use Code “BLACK40” at checkout for your 40% off discounts! Sale begins on 11/27 at midnight and ends on 12/3, also at midnight.
Happy Thanksgiving … and happy shopping! Be well during this busy and exciting season.