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Without a doubt, the best time to buy fitness equipment for your home gym or even commerical gym is Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Whether it's free shipping or deep discounts on individual barbells, racks, air bikes, and anything else you can think of, this is the time of year to buy. We've been running a sales page compiling all of the deals worth looking at since 2014 and this allows us to guess what will come for this year, 2020.
See below for all of the previous years sales and updates on 2020 sales. They come fast, so stay tuned.
However, I do want to make a side-note. This year, as we are all well aware, is different than any other year. Demand for gym equipment is at an all-time high despite supply being at an all-time high. This has caused many companies to forgo typical black Friday home gym deals. Regardless, we will operate as normal in giving you the best deals that are available.
For 2020, we don't expect as big of deals as in years past.
Last year was the biggest sale we've seen across the board; Rogue Fitness released their sale earlier than ever before. This caused a rush of other companies to release their sales early, however, this year is a bit different.
Rogue Fitness has one sale a year. That's it. ONE.
And that sale typically happens during Black Friday in a sale dubbed 'Matte Black Friday.' Thankfully, it's a pretty glorious sale.
If you're looking to buy some equipment from Rogue Fitness this is literally the best time of the year to buy it. And as typically happens, the more you buy, the more you save.
Unfortunately, for 2020 Rogue has announced they are not doing a typical Black Matte Friday Sale.
Here is their official statement:
"Straight out of the gate, we are not going to have a full-on Matte Black Friday event this year. The stock on the items we normally run our deals on just isn’t there. Since March we have been working very hard to create a safe working environment during a pandemic while increasing our operations capacity."
However, this doesn't mean they won't have equipment in stock. In fact, due to Rogue's production capacity and due to the fact that they make most of their equipment in house, they're able to scale very quickly.
So, even if others offer sales, Rogue may be one of the only companies with actual stock available.
In years past, there were three categories of sales at Rogue Fitness:
Matte Black Friday at Rogue always features hot deals that are available until sold out and MBF Exclusives.
MBF Exclusives are one-off runs of sweet pieces of equipment that will likely never be produced again.
If you're looking to buy plates, dumbbells, or kettlebells, there's no better time than Black Friday. The main reason is of the shipping discount.
The more weight you buy, the more money you save. It's that simple.
Want to save even more money. Buy 5 items and no matter the weight, they all ship for $5. That's a big savings considering the weight of some items.
Rep Fitness has some of the best value equipment available. They continue to increase their catalog and produce not only well-priced equipment, but even more than that, they're making well-built and designed equipment. Their benches are some of the best value available, and their barbells aren't too shabby either. We particularly like their squat racks, however.
For 2020, Rep Fitness is doing something a bit different.
Instead of offering up to 15% off items on their site like they did last year, they're instead going to give the chance at winning some prizes.
We definitely would have preferred to see discounts, however, it's hard to discount products if they don't exist. So, their cyber Monday/Black Friday offering is actually really smart, all things considered.
The sale is now live.
Here are some notable deals from last year:
Titan Fitness is making some of the lowest-priced training equipment currently available. Sure, some of their equipment isn't something we'd recommend, for many, their budget-priced options are great.
Although good deals can be had for Black Friday at Titan, in years past, due to them running such low margins and offering sales throughout the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday haven't been all that impressive.
For 2020 Titan Fitness is offering some of their best equipment during one day sales, so, we'd suggest checking each day.
Titan, following the lead of everyone else has announced their Black Friday sale early, along with many flash sales that only last for a few hours.
Here's some extra info on the Pre-Black Friday sale that happened last year:
"The Pre-Black Friday Sale is an opportunity for you to save BIG - even Better Than Black Friday. Doorbusters are INSANE deals. These products have an irresistible price-cut. We will add to the doorbuster list every Friday at midnight.
New deals are released on the following Fridays: Friday, November 8th, Friday, November 15th, and Friday, November 22th.
Deals are live!
Bells of Steel has traditionally only sold in Canada. However, they have a new US site and distribution channel with good products at great prices.
For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Bells of Steel is offering discounts on all of their most popular equipment including their new Reverse Hyper/GHD Combo, Belt Squat, Utility Bench and our favorite budget-friendly powerlifting barbell, the Bare Steel Powerlifting Bar:
FringeSport almost always has the best deals on Black Friday. Even though they run weekly deals, during Black Friday just about everything will be on sale.
In 2019, while everyone else started their Black Friday Deals a week earlier than usual, FringeSport waited, so possibly expect the same for 2020
Last year, FringeSport offered up to 50% off on much of their equipment including their bumper plates, which are our Top Pick for the Best Bumper Plates for 2020.
FringeSport already has some of the lowest prices overall for gym equipment, but they absolutely slash them during Black Friday. If you need equipment and aren't wanting to break the bank, I'd most likely suggest FringeSport. Their customer service is great, and their equipment is pretty good as well.
So whether you CrossFit or do any other sort of training you'll be sure to find a great deal from FringeSport this year.
For last years sale, FringeSport offered up to 50% OFF STOREWIDE:
Onnit is known for their supplements, but they also make some of the coolest kettlebells on the market. Thanks to their unique partnerships with companies like Marvel and Star Wars, they are able to make equipment that is unlike anyone else's that's currently available.
Their Alpha Brain supplement is very popular as are their various maces and other items. If you're wanting to purchase from Onnit, this is the best time of the year to do so. Joe Rogan is also, obviously a fan, we've detailed his studio gym here.
Last year they offered up to 60% off and that includes fitness equipment like kettlebells and clubs. For 2020, we'll have to wait and see.
Run dates: 11/26/2020 - 12/6/2020
10% OFF ALL FITNESS EQUIPMENT
50% OFF ONNIT 6 PROGRAMS
25% OFF SUPPLEMENTS
Vulcan Strength is a company that doesn't get enough attention. Their barbells are high quality despite being imported, as are their kettlebells, but they still get overshadowed.
Vulcan has some very impressive designs in their racks and benches and are constantly coming out with great, new ideas.
If you're looking to get something from Vulcan, Black Friday is the time to do it.
For 2020, Vulcan is actually offering something close to they're typical sale that is based mainly on the volume of your order. This means, the more you buy, the greater the discount you will receive, although it isn't quite as good as years past when you could get up to 15% and free shipping.
Here are the discounts.
Last year, they offered all of their previous years sales, including FREE SHIPPING, which was a pretty good discount considering how much it costs to ship some of their bars.
For 2020, we have an exclusive code: 'GGR5' that gives you an additional 5% off.
Here's specifically what they offered last year.
20% off if you spend $600 plus a free gift that was one of the following: Shoulderok, Baby Boomer, and Boomstick. Spend $1,100 and get 2 free, spend $1,600 get all 3 free.
For 2020, I know they're having trouble with stock, as are all companies, but I wouldn't be surprised to see some surprise sales for pre-orders.
PRx Performance has (in our opinion) the best space-saving rack solution on the market. Not only are they incredibly high quality, but they're super practical (You can see our in-depth review here.)
PRx Performance has had other sales in the past, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are when they have their biggest sales, so if you're going to buy, this is the time.
2019 deals are set to launch on November 1st.
Here are the details:
6% off SITEWIDE
FREE Junk Headband for any order over $99
Buy Profile Rack: Mobility Band Package
Buy PRO Rack: Pulley Attachment AND Mobility Band Bundle / Storage
Buy Hyper HD: get 25LB plates, 45LB plates, and Talon Barbell Collars FREE
American Barbell is making some of our favorite bars, see our review of their Mammoth Power Bar here. Although their bars are great, they only offer about one sale every quarter, yet their Black Friday Sale is the biggest.
The Black Friday Sale is without a doubt the best one they have, and expect to see some new items come out this year as usual. I've reviewed some of American Barbell's equipment in the past (check out the Training Barbell) and they are without a doubt producing some of the best barbells available today.
The deals for American Barbell's Black Friday are always many, and there's always been a lot of BIG discounts.
The sale for 2018 was impressive, I'm excited to see what they offer for 2019.
Currently, American Barbell has a Blemished Bar Blowout Sale with some great prices. There's some Elite Power Bars on there.
Force USA is making some excellent squat racks and other pieces of equipment for the home gym owner when the price is considered. Their space saving equipment like the MyRack, see our review here, as well as the Monster G12 offer a lot of variety in a small footprint.
In 2018, Force USA offered 5% off sitewide. For 2019, we've heard rumblings that their sale will be quite a bit bigger. Stay tuned.
Get RXd is very close to FringeSport in pricing, with a HUGE selection of equipment.
The items I'd pay most attention to are the Xebex Rower and the Xebex Air Bike. I've reviewed both (click the links to see) and they are GREAT pieces of cardio equipment. For the price, they're pretty hard to beat.
Get RXd had an outstanding Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale for 2018, but 2019 is actually bigger and better than previous years.
Notable Deals for 2019 are:
For 2019, Get RXd has confirmed that the summarized sale will look like this:
We will have about 100+ items discounted heavily (15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50%)
Xebex Cardio line, HIIIT Crate, Colossus Sandbags, Slam Balls, Benches, Racks, Wall Balls, barbells, dumbbells, etc.
And the rest of the website will be discounted 12% as well.
Amazon has a deals week during the week prior to Black Friday and it can be pretty epic. There will often be quite a few pieces of gym equipment, so be on the lookout as we will post them as we see them.
2018 was impressive, actually better than Amazon Prime Day for equipment, so we expect 2019 to be more of the same.
Also, Amazon isn't just limited to gym equipment. We'll also see a lot of shoes and apparel go on sale as well.
Amazon has released a list of what to expect for fitness in 2019 for Black Friday and Cyber Monday:
EliteFTS typically has a big Black Friday sale, but their biggest sale is called the "Bigger-than-Black-Friday Sale" and it often comes a couple weeks before Thanksgiving.
Although they discount items throughout the year, Black Friday is their biggest sale and it goes on all month long. The best item we see that they discount heavily is the EliteFTS SS Yoke which is one of our Top Picks for Safety Squat Bars.
Dave Tate has announced that their Better than Black Friday Sale begins November 1st, 2019.
Here's what he had to say:
Better Than Black Friday Offers Begin Tomorrow (November 1st)
Tomorrow we will begin our "Better Than Black Friday" offers. We started this a couple of years ago with a simple concept: to provide the very best pricing for the year to those who support us most. It works like this. Once or twice a week, we will put a couple of product categories on sale at a price that is great for you but makes our stomach turn a bit. These offers will be noted as "Better Than Black Friday," and the pricing will be the lowest we will go on these items and categories all year. These offers WILL BE better than what you see on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Green Monday, Yellow Thursday, Orange Tuesday, or whatever else that hits the market this season. This is because we work very hard with our suppliers and manufacturers to get these price points for you.
Some Items To Be On The Lookout For...
Texas Power and Deadlift Bars
SS Yoke Bar
Elitefts Power Bars
Elitefts Bumpers and Bars
Random Giveaways through all of November with orders
We will have most items on sale for Black Friday, but not at the same discounted pricing as you will see with these offers, and assuming we are not stocked out by then. Last year almost 50% of our most popular items were stocked out before Black Friday.
The Annual Equipment Sale
Once a year, we get with our production team and suppliers to offer our annual strength equipment sales. We are still working on the details for this, but I can tell you the launch date will be November 21st. Again, these will be the best prices we offer all year! I know many of you wait all year for this one, so this is your heads up.
The sales change weekly and sometimes even daily. Check it out below!
Xendurance is known for its Extreme Endurance Supplement, but we've been testing its full line for an upcoming review over the past couple of months and these, although pricey, are some of the best supplements we've used. The ingredients are all listed in full amounts and they utilize high-quality bases like isolates instead of concentrates for proteins.
The flavors of their products are much more muted than many we've tested, but that's because they're using natural flavorings like cocoa powder instead of artificial additives.
For Black Friday, Xendurance is offering 50% off their Team XND and Team XND Lite Memberships that give you 25% off all year as well as various shipping discounts. The sale starts on November 29th and goes through December 2nd.
Brute Force is making, in our opinion (see our review here,) the best sandbags currently available on the market. The use heavy-duty materials like Cordura, are made in the USA, and hold sand better than the competitors.
In addition to their standard sandbags with handles, they have various atlas stone type bags similar to Rogue's Strongman Sandbags.
For Black Friday, they typically run some pretty steep discounts, so for 2019, if you're in the market for a sandbag, this is who I would be looking at. Expect their sale to be released in late November.
Powerblock makes our favorite adjustable dumbbells. They're extremely compact and can go up to 175 LB, which is perfect for a home gym or anyone that has limited space. We also like IronMasters, but after using a set of Powerblocks for nearly a decade and seeing all of the abuse it's taken and still looking like new, we've pretty much been sold.
In the past, Powerblocks has done most of their Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals via other sites like Amazon, however, we foresee a sale on their own sale this year. Currently, it's free shipping, but we're hoping for some steeper discounts.
Hylete makes some of my favorite training shorts. When first introduced, they targeted the CrossFit community and did so pretty much exclusively with their shorts. Since then, they've come out with an entire range of apparel from jackets to even shoes. Although their shorts are still our favorites, their other apparel is just as well thought out with sweat-wicking fabrics, trim fits, and much more.
We've reviewed their apparel in-depth and still stand behind our original recommendations.
Hylete typically has a pre-black friday sale as well as a cyber monday sale.
Hylete has announced both their black friday and cyber monday sales and they have, as expected, the best pricing of the year:
Black Friday Sale for 30% Off + Free shipping with code BLK30.
This offer will be valid from November 22 - December 1st
Cyber Monday Sale for 30% Off + Free Shipping with code CM30.
This offer will be valid December 2 - December 10th
Reebok had a decent sale in 2018 with 50% off some of their more popular items including some Nano's and weightlifting shoes. We expect them to do a similar sale with 50% off their Black Friday Collection for 2019 as well as a sale on other items.
We're big fans of Nano's, however, Reebok hasn't impressed us too much with their sales in the past. Hopefully that changes this year.
Bowflex is known for producing all sorts of home gym machines that have lots of versatility and take up as small amount of space as possible.
Although they started with resistance rods, they've since begun selling various conditioning machines like the Bowflex HVT (reviewed here) as well as their ever popular adjustable dumbbells (which are an awesome adjustable option.)
For 2019 Bowflex is offering up to $450 off certain machines. Their popular 552 SelectTech Dumbbells are listed at $329 with free shipping which is a good deal
The promo code for 2019 is: 'BF19'
Huckberry is known largely for its various outdoor-inspired clothing items, however, they have some of the best fitness clothing available including our personal favorite shorts by Myles Apparel.
Whether you're looking for shoes, TRX Systems, gym bags (check out the AER Duffel,) outerwear, or anything else relating to fitness clothing, Huckberry will have man of the best styles at great prices.
For 2018, they discounted a ton of shorts and shirts as well as TRX. For 2019, they've already started by offering early access with the TRX original priced at $150 with Free Shipping and Returns.
Need gym exercise mats? Then you're best bet is probably 3/4" 4'x6' Rubber Stall Mats from Tractor Supply.
Tractor Supply sells some of the best value mats available. They're thick, durable, and better priced than just about anything else out there. AND, it just so happens that on Black Friday, Tractor Supply offers their mats for less than any other time of the year.
TrueForm is making, in our opinion, the best motorless treadmills on the market. We've reviewed and compared them to Assault and Woodway in the past and are big fans of the tank like durability and aid in proper running form of the treadmills.
They rarely have sales on their runners, but for Black Friday and Cyber Monday they are running over $1,000 off on all of their runners including 0% financing, with their new TrueForm Trainer priced under $4.000.
Fitbit makes the most popular fitness trackers in the world, but they've started to branch off into smartwatches as well as headphones. Fitbit fitness trackers make some of the best holiday gifts and they work pretty well for yourself as well.
If you're looking for a sale on Fitbit gear, this is the time to buy, although expect mostly sales on last years models.
Christian's Fitness Factory currently has their annual Black November sale in which they have big markdowns on just about everything. In years past, they've had some big sales that take place the entire month of November and 2019 will likely be no different.
Last year they did something a bit different by offering cash back as well as 15% off, but the cash must be redeemed in the month of December.
Nearly all of their equipment is imported, but for the price, there are some great deals to be had.
We reviewed the Iron Neck and gave it high praise for it's ability to strengthen and mobilize the neck in a very compact form factor.
For Black Friday in 2018, The Iron Neck was an additional $50 off their already reduced price. This is the best time of the year to buy The Iron Neck.
For 2019, we'd expect something similar, but even more on some of their newer models.
Black Widow Training Gear is a one-man shop producing some of the best gear around. If you're looking for a specialty bar at an unbeatable price, this is your place.
Typically for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, BWTG will offer some decent discounts, but free shipping will be the best deal if offered for 2019.
X Training Equipment is a one-stop shop for just about any piece of training equipment that you can think of.
They're very much a company where you can get lots of equipment at low prices, and Black Friday is no exception.
Check out the sale here:
Again Faster has gone through a lot of changes. Although, I think they produced some great equipment in the past, I"m not so sure how they're doing now.
That said, their prices are hard to beat and they have some great items, such as their crumb bumper places (I use mine for every outdoor workout.)
This year, Again Faster has an ongoing sale that has items changing every so often.
Eleiko undoubtedly produces some of the best bars and plates in the WORLD! When it comes to Olympic Weightlifting, it's the bar I use and have reviewed here.
Eleiko is also expensive and they rarely have sales.
Although they've done some minor sales in years past, we expect 2019 to be a bit bigger. We'd love to see a deal made on the Eleiko Oppen Deadlift Bar as it's one of our favorite trap bars.
For 2019, Eleiko is offering 20% off bars and certain bumper plates as well as some apparel.
Kettlebell Kings is making some of the best kettlebells on the market. They feature a machined bottom, extremely accurate weight, smooth powdercoat, and are generally considered some of the best overall bells on the market.
If you want the best Kettlebells, then these are them, although they are often a bit pricier than competitors options.
However, Black Friday is when Kettlebell Kings has the best prices and 2018 was no different.
We've also negotiated an extra 10% off if you use our code: GGR-BLACK We're hoping they offer a similar sale for 2019.
Sorinex for the past few years hasn't offered a Black Friday or Cyber Monday Sale outside of some small discounts on t-shirts. Will that change in 2019? As of now, we don't know, but will update if that changes.
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