We’re only a few days out from the biggest shopping day of the year. That’s right, Black Friday is just two days away. Have you made your shopping list?
You probably never thought about the calories you burn during your Black Friday extravaganzas, but you should because it can actually be a beneficial workout to help burn off your Thanksgiving indulgences. A 140-pound person can burn up to 226 calories just by standing for three hours, and some of those door-buster lines will no doubt last that long. That same person can burn up to about 982 calories when shopping for five hours (this includes the average estimated standing time as well). Needless to say, going out on Black Friday could be a way to help burn off the estimated 3,000 calories we consume on Thanksgiving Day.
To reduce your chances of holiday weight gain even further, we combed through the Black Friday ads and found impressive deals on fitness gear, kitchen appliances, and more that will help you stay on track with you health and fitness goals.
Aspire Yoga Products: 25% off at Sports Authority. We’re giving away a yoga prize pack valued at $240!
Wieder 3-Piece Kettlebell Kit: Found at Sears for only $29, which saves you $20.
BodyFit Medicine Balls: BodyFit will be 50% off at Sports Authority
Sodastream Geness Soda Maker: With the purchase of this item at Target you will receive a $20 gift card. The flavors, which are sold individually, are also on sale for buy two flavors get one free.
GPS Runner’s Watch: This watch at Olympia Sports is usually $99.99, but will be on sale for $79.99.
Cuisinart ICE Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker: This machine can currently be found on Amazon for only $59.95. That’s more than $50 off! During this week, deals are changing daily on Amazon so get it while you can. You can also win a Zoku Quick Pop Maker in our holiday gift guide!
Mountain Bikes: There will be options for men, women and kids for only $99.99 at Sports Authority (usually $149.99).
Everlast 60-Pound Boxing Training Kit: For $49.99 you can get this all-inclusive training kit at Sports Authority that will leave you saving about $70.
Rubbermaid 28-Piece Food Storage set: Be prepared to stock up for only $6.92 a piece at Wal-Mart. Resealable containers make meal planning a snap!
Magic Bullet: Usually $49, it will be on sale at Wal-Mart for only $29.
Ninja Blender: Save $50 off the Ninja blender at Wal-Mart, pay only $39. We are giving away a Ninja Professional blender!
Pro Form Treadmill: Save $150 dollars on this treadmill at Sports Authority! On sale for $349.99 – usually $499.
Schwinn 125 Upright Bike: Regularly $399.99, by this piece of equipment for $199.99 at Sports Authority.
Schwinn 225 Recumbent Bike: $249.99 (usually $499.99) at Sports Authority.
Pro Form 395E Elliptical: What we found to be the best deal of this year’s Black Friday health and fitness gear was the Pro Form 395E Elliptical for only $299.99 at Sears. That’s a 50% discount!
So when you’re out shopping this holiday season, make the best of it and see what you can do to burn a few extra calories. Parking in the back row may not be as horrible as it sounds! There’s not much that sounds better than enjoying a homemade Thanksgiving dinner, and then ending the holiday with hours of shopping to not only get great deals but burn dinner off as well! Have fun!
November 22nd, 2012