Memorial Day Fitness Sales
Ready to upgrade your home exercise options? With summer officially just weeks away, you might be especially motivated to sculpt a beach body. Memorial Day Weekend is a customer-friendly time to buy fitness equipment; the last major sales holiday was way back in January, so dealers are especially eager for business. Shoppers can save hundreds or more on cardio trainers and home gym equipment from virtually every brand. Read on for tips about Memorial Day fitness sales for treadmills, exercise bikes, ellipticals and other top-choice gym equipment.
Memorial Day Treadmill Sales
Which fitness machine is most popular? The treadmill. It was patented in 1913, proven heart-healthy in the 1950s, and developed for home use in the 1960s. Now more than 80 million treadmills are sold worldwide every year. Sales on Memorial Day and other major holidays are behind a good percentage of the US figures, with prices being slashed up to 40% during online and offline promotions on these special days.
How much does a treadmill cost? Reliable home treadmills for walkers cost less than $1,000 during Memorial Day fitness sales. Good treadmills for runners can be had for under $1,500. Bigger budgets can bring home treadmills with even better features; as prices go up, so too do horsepower, screen size and the quality of cushioning and electronics. When considering options in the Memorial Day treadmill ads, look for treadmills with at least 2.5 CHP for walking and 3.0 CHP for running.
Memorial Day Exercise Bike Sales
Exercise bike sales are up along with America’s enthusiasm for outdoor riding. Three main types of exercise bike are available to cover everything from gentle, knee-friendly rehabilitative riding to intense calorie-torching spin sessions. In our bike reviews and on exercise bike sales sites the main categories are:
- stationary bikes, which are traditional exercise bikes for cardio training;
- indoor cycle trainers, also known as indoor bikes or spin bikes, which operate the most like road bikes; and
- recumbent bikes, which provide lumbar support and are the lowest impact of all exercise bikes.
Memorial Day Elliptical Sales
Elliptical machines combine cardio exercise with weight-bearing exercise. They’re named after their footpaths, which are shaped like ellipses. They’re also called cross trainers. Most of the units advertised in Memorial Day elliptical sales can support total body training; these machines have moving arm bars as well as elliptical pedal motion. A minority of elliptical machines are meant only for lower body training.
When choosing an elliptical trainer it’s most important to choose a stride length that fits your body comfortably. Also of great importance is the flywheel weight. The heavier the flywheel, the smoother the ride and the more potential challenge is available. Some other criteria to keep in mind are incline (available only on some ellipticals) and whether the machine can be folded to free up floor space after workouts.
FitRated’s elliptical reviews and comparison charts can help you identify some favorites to check out for Memorial Day discounts. Our reviews lead to the manufacturers’ websites for factory-direct savings.
Treadmill Alternatives in Memorial Day Sales
Two treadmill alternatives — TreadClimbers and Max Trainers — are favorites at Memorial Day fitness sales every year. Both can support especially efficient exercise while being gentler to the body compared with traditional treadmills.
TreadClimbers are treadmill alternatives for walkers. They have very steep maximum inclines; the top setting is 40%. (For comparison the best treadmills have 20% maximums.) The slope makes it possible for walkers to drop calories just as quickly as runners do. The steeper the slope, the faster the burn.
Max Trainers are treadmill alternatives for runners. These innovative fitness machines make it possible to run with virtually zero impact on your spine, knees, ankles and other sensitive joints. Max Trainers work the whole body so efficiently that trainees can get impressive results with just 14-minute training sessions a few times per week.
Early Bird Memorial Day Discounts
Memorial Day fitness sales sometimes start online before Saturday. If you’re ready to buy, check the manufacturers’ sites as early as mid-May for holiday discounts.