You don't need Lululemon Black Friday deals when you can get these cheaper alternatives instead

With Alo Yoga's Black Friday 70% discounts and other great deals, you can pick up yoga essentials without breaking the bank

Alternative Black Friday deals
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Black Friday sales can help you save big on essential yoga clothing, mats, and blocks. After all, the cost of yoga can rapidly add up and it isn't just about the price of attending classes since accessories and clothes can easily burn a hole in your wallet too.

I know this from experience. When a local yoga studio offered a five-class newcomers deal, I decided to give it a go and yoga quickly slotted into my routine.

But while I got one of the best yoga mats, I skipped over the more expensive Lululemon mat — even Lululemon Black Friday deals don't bring down the cost enough to justify splashing out!

Fortunately, you don't have to break the bank to get high-quality yoga gear. There are now huge discounts from more affordable brands and they include Alo Yoga's Black Friday deals. 

You can get up to 70% off men's and women's clothes and accessories as we saw when we hunted through the Black Friday sales. Before recommending any deals, we also checked historical prices to ensure discounts are genuinely good value.

Black Friday yoga deals

Alo Yoga Drop Crotch Men's Short | was $108 now $32 at Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga Drop Crotch Men's Short | was $108, now $32 at Alo Yoga

While you could wear any pair of shorts to take a yoga class, these have a lower crotch to give you more flexibility and space to move around. There are two zipped pockets and the shorts are made of stretch fabrics to help you move between poses. Don't miss out on this massive 70% saving right now. 

Sweaty Betty Super Soft 7/8 Yoga Leggings | was $118, now $59 at Sweaty Betty

Sweaty Betty Super Soft 7/8 Yoga Leggings | was $118, now $59 at Sweaty Betty

These classic yoga leggings sit just above your ankle and come in sizes ranging from XXS to XXL. The breathable fabric is designed to wick away sweat and it's up to 90% squat-proof, so the leggings won't become see-through when stretched. There's even a side slip pocket for you to store your phone. It's a rare 50% discount on a Sweaty Betty essential. 

Alo Moves Yoga App Annual Subscription | was $199now $98 at Alo Moves

Alo Moves Yoga App Annual Subscription | was $199, now $98 at Alo Moves

Alo Yoga's virtual workout app, Alo Moves, has more than 3,000 on-demand yoga, fitness, and meditation sessions from more than 70 instructors. All you'll need is the Alo Moves smartphone app to get started, and you can even download classes for offline playback. Use this deal to get 50% off an annual membership, and even lock in the half price discount for life. 

Alo Yoga Uplifting Yoga Block | was $28 now $16 at Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga Uplifting Yoga Block | was $28, now $16 at Alo Yoga

Yoga blocks can help improve your stability in balancing poses and this block is made of a firm rubber-like foam, has rounded edges, and is available in 10 colors. There's 43% off the three vibrantly colored edition blocks: Aqua/Silver, Honeydew/Silver and Highlighter/Silver. For more muted colors, there's 32% off.

Alo Yoga Grounded No-Slip Towel | was $68 now $40 at Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga Grounded No-Slip Towel | was $68, now $40 at Alo Yoga

If you're a fan of hot yoga, you'll know it's a sweaty practice. Getting your mat wet can reduce the grip and damage it in the long run, so it's worth rolling out this towel on top. The front soaks up sweat while the no-slip backing stops it moving around on your mat. There are nine colors to choose from, with an impressive 41% off the Honeydew, Hot Pink and Highlighter colors (31% off the others).

Gaiam Yoga Mat | was $47.95 now $27.98 at Walmart

Gaiam Yoga Mat | was $47.95, now $27.98 at Walmart

This colorful mat is 5mm thick, so it's perfect for adding some cushioning, especially if you suffer sore knees. The textured surface improves grip, so you shouldn't slip when in Warrior pose. Plus, it comes with free access to the Gaiam yoga app. Don't miss out on this 40% saving. 

Headspace Meditation App 12-month Subscription | was $69.99 now $34.99 at Headspace

Headspace Meditation App 12-month Subscription | was $69.99, now $34.99 at Headspace

Yoga won't be right for everyone, but if you're looking for a way to bring some mindfulness into your day and get a bit of gentle movement, this 50% discount on an annual Headspace subscription is ideal. The app has hundreds of guided audio meditations, sleep aids, and short yoga-inspired routines. Don't miss out on this rare half price discount. 

SARORRA Resistance Bands | was $12.99, now $7.28 at Amazon

SARORRA Resistance Bands | was $12.99, now $7.28 at Amazon

There will be times you want to go a bit deeper with a particular position or stretch. This set of resistance bands can help you, offering four bands of varying strengths that you can loop under the sole of your foot or around your legs. They're a great alternative to weights if you want to add some strength training into your routine and you can pick up the set for less than $10 right now. 

I think the reason I got along with yoga is because it's a lot like learning how to meditate, but with a focus on your body. Although I meditate regularly, I found that yoga was a great way bring some mindful movement into my day. 

But yoga helps develop your core, a section of mid-body muscle around your trunk responsible for balance, stability, and posture. If you want to build core strength, it's also worth picking up some dumbbells or a kettlebell

These can be expensive, but with this year's Black Friday weights deals, you can build muscle without breaking the bank. There are fixed-weight options for under $50, or you can save up to $300 on adjustable models. 

James Frew
Fitness Editor

James is a London-based journalist and Fitness Editor at Fit&Well. He has over five years experience in fitness tech, including time spent as the Buyer’s Guide Editor and Staff Writer at technology publication MakeUseOf. In 2014 he was diagnosed with a chronic health condition, which spurred his interest in health, fitness, and lifestyle management.

In the years since, he has become a devoted meditator, experimented with workout styles and exercises, and used various gadgets to monitor his health. In recent times, James has been absorbed by the intersection between mental health, fitness, sustainability, and environmentalism. When not concerning himself with health and technology, James can be found excitedly checking out each week’s New Music Friday releases.