Cheap gym equipment deals 2022: cardio equipment on sale

Introducing the best cheap gym equipment deals to add to your at-home gym, for less

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Nab a bargain with the best cheap gym equipment deals on sale right now. Whether you’re building your at-home gym from scratch, or you’re looking for the final addition to your exercise space – we’ve compiled a list of the cheap gym equipment deals that are worth investing in right now. 

After a cardio machine? There are some brilliant deals on the best treadmills, rowing machines, and exercise bikes from tried and trusted brands like ProForm and Echelon. Plus, if you are short on space, many of these machines will fold up for easy storage. If you’re looking for cost-effective ways to work out while at home, look no further than the best pull-up bar deals which help you strengthen your arms, back, and core with just your body weight.

In our guide to the top cheap gym equipment deals, we’ve also listed some of the best elliptical machines, a range of the best kettlebells, barbells, and weights benches below. Along with the best dumbbells on sale too. And, to help you track down what gym equipment is right for you and your fitness goals, we’ve detailed some top tips from experts on what to look out for.

Cheap gym equipment deals: quick links

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Cheap gym equipment deals happening right now

Treadmill deals

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SuperFit 2.25HP Folding Electric Motorized Treadmill With Speaker | was $1,269.99 | now $399.99 at Target (opens in new tab)
Save over $800 on this incredible storage-friendly folding treadmill with a 2.25HP motor, shock-absorbing running belt, and an extra-large display. With an in-built Bluetooth speaker and no assembly required, it’s a smart choice for any space.  

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Bowflex BXT6 Treadmill Black | was $1,799 | now $999.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Premium brand Bowflex is offering this BXT6 treadmill, complete with one year’s free JRNY app membership, for under $1,000. The 2HP motor and ‘Tech Deck’ cushioning make it suitable for any ability level, while the Burn meter lets you gauge/adjust workouts to your personal comfort level.

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RUNOW Folding Treadmill with LCD monitor | was $699.99 | now $549.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save $150 on this slightly cheaper Amazon variation, which still retains a powerful 2.5HP motor and a massive 18” LCD display screen. Get your vital stats on it and easily access 40 running programs.  

Rowing machine deals

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Echelon Smart Rower | was $999.99 | now $694.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Save over $300 on one of the best name-brand rowing machines out there. With a folding function for easy storage, 32 silent magnetic resistance levels, and an in-built swiveling device holder for off-row workouts, it’s a great buy at this discounted rate.  

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 ProForm 440R rowing machine | was $599.99 | now $399.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods (opens in new tab)
One of the best rowing machine brands out there, now for under $400. Even this cheaper option has eight resistance levels, a space-saving folding design, and an “inertia-enhanced flywheel” to feel as if you’re really on the water.  

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Domyos RM100 rowing machine | was $209.00 | now $149.99 at Decathlon (opens in new tab)
Save $60 on this cheap-and-cheerful fold-up rowing machine. Light and portable, it assembles in seconds and takes up the space of your average vacuum cleaner. It works on resistance bands rather than a flywheel, so experienced exercisers will need heavier-duty elastic.  

Exercise bike deals

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Nautilus UG16 Upright Exercise Bike | was $499.99 | now $349 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save more than $100 on this mid-range stationary bike, with Bluetooth connectivity, 25 resistance levels, and in-built heart rate monitoring. The Explore the World app allows you to simulate ride over 50 famous courses all in your front room.  

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Echelon Connect Exercise Bike | was $599.00 | now $397.00 at Walmart with free 90-day premier app membership (opens in new tab)
Save over one-third on Echelon’s great exercise bike, with 32 resistance levels, ergonomic design, sturdy construction, and gym-quality performance. What’s more, the app provides access to thousands of on-demand cycling classes free for 90 days. 

Pull-up bar deals

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Ally Peaks DoorWay pull-up bar | was $42.99 | now $32.89 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
One of the most efficient ways to get a gym-quality strength workout at home, you can do pull-ups, neutral grip pull-ups, chin-ups, and even a multitude of cable exercises with the included resistance bands and handles. No installation, no screws, a complete home gym for under $40. Bargain! 

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Sportsroyals Power Tower Dip Station Pull Up Bar for Home Gym | was $279.99 | now $199.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
The bigger, more comprehensive choice for a full home gym. With a dip station, padded backrest to support core exercises such as hanging leg raises and assisted pull-ups, this free-standing kit can tone and target your arms, core, shoulders, chest, and back for a stronger upper body. 

Weight training deals

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110lb Adjustable Weight Training Cast Iron Dumbbell and Barbell Set | was $249 | now $169 at Decathlon (opens in new tab)
If you’ve got the space, you could replace the gym almost entirely with home weights, allowing you to barbell curl, military press, deadlift, squat, bench press, and more. This modular dumbbell and barbell set is perfect for everyone looking to mix up their home workouts with strength training. Save $80.

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ProForm Sport XT Multi-Position Bench | was $129.99 | now $79.99 at Dick’s Sporting Goods (opens in new tab)
Save $50 on this adjustable bench, ideal for everything from HIIT to core work to strength training. The adjustable deck offers eight different angles, while the high-density foam backrest and vinyl seats are comfortable, durable, and hygienic.  

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 VEICK 5-Tube Resistance Bands Set with Door Anchor | was $29.99 | now $25.97 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Five adjustable resistance bands of varying tensions, from light to extra-heavy, plus clip-on handles, an ankle strap, and a door hook. You can always double-up the bands for additional tension too. Miss the cable machines at the gym? Elastic is a fantastic replacement, and this versatile kit has everything you need for just over $20. Bargain.  

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TRX FIT suspension trainer system | was $99.99 | now $74.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The popular suspension trainer can almost take the place of a home gym all by itself with the attached hooks and door rig to work your arms, legs, back, chest, shoulders and core. The straps are made from durable canvas webbing and the handles and foot cradles are padded for comfort. 

Which gym equipment is right for you?

With so much choice, it can feel baffling trying to prepare your workout space for exercise. However, there are a few factors to bear in mind that may influence your purchasing decisions:

Space

Some people are lucky enough to have a full garage or spare room to dedicate to their home gym. In that case, they’ll want to look for equipment that can stand on its own, ready to be used at any time. Many exercise bikes, elliptical machines, or treadmills are great for this: simply hop on, and away you go. Likewise, complex multi-gyms and heavy barbells can be pushed or stood against the wall, ready to use at any time. There’s no worrying about your workout equipment being an eyesore. 

However, whether you live in a smaller apartment, you share your place with family or you have roommates, you may not have much space to work out in. In this instance, a free-standing machine like an exercise bike might be unsuitable for your needs. 

Need a space-saving workout solution? Many of the best rowing machines and top treadmills fold up neatly and can be put away when not in use, while resistance bands, dumbbells, or even doorframe pull-up bars can be dismantled and stowed in a cupboard or under a bed when not needed. When it comes to browsing the best cheap gym equipment deals, being smart with your space is essential. 

Budget

Got cash to splash on fitness gear? Great! You can outfit your home gym with equipment outstripping any local gym chain branch, with the best cardio machines and resistance training equipment you can find. There are still ample opportunities to save on cheap gym equipment deals, as the more expensive gym equipment tends to see the biggest discounts. You could wind up saving $1,000 or even more on a single piece of gym-quality equipment. 

But if you’re looking to get fit on a tighter budget, you may need to make smart choices. If you can only buy one or two pieces of fitness kit, make sure you’re buying equipment you enjoy using. Research from the Association for Applied Sports Psychology (opens in new tab) finds as many as 80% of people who begin an exercise program don’t stick to it, so if you hate running, don’t buy a treadmill. Instead, look for exercises you like to do. Enjoy calisthenics? Get a pull-up bar for under $50. Like rowing? Grab a cheap rowing machine. 

Finally, if you’re on a budget, check this page on a regular basis, as we’ll be updating it with the hottest deals we can find as they land.  
 

Workout goals

If you’re looking for a machine to help you lose weight in a smart, sustainable way, you’re unlikely to be buying a weights bench. Instead, you’ll probably look for something like a treadmill you can walk on rather than lounge on the couch, while still enjoying some TV in the evenings. If you’re looking for an at-home, post-COVID alternative to spin classes, our best exercise bikes are worth a look. 

Likewise, if you’re looking to build muscle, you’ll likely be filling your online cart with heavy barbells, dumbbells, and resistance bands. However, don’t forget calisthenics – pull-up bars are smart, effective ways to build muscle, using just your body weight, and are often among the best value for money when it comes to cost versus the potential muscle gains it can offer. Pull-ups, especially strict form overhand pull-ups, can activate your forearms, biceps, back muscles, and core, according to research. Our how to do pull-ups guide can tell you more.  

Matt Evans
Matt Evans

Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and News Editor at Fit&Well, covering all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.

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