Why spend more money on gym kit, protein, headphones and tech when you can save serious cash? Below, Men’s Health UK explores some of the very best deals you can cash in on this Black Friday. From muscle-building whey protein from the likes of MyProtein, Optimum Nutrition to sweat-tested kit from Nike, Gym Shark and New Balance, there are some serious bargains out there. Likewise, you can grab an Apple Watch, Garmin or Fitbit on the cheap. What’s not to like?
Handily, we’ve curated a list of the very best Black Friday 2018 deals for you. Peruse at your pleasure:
Popular sports nutrition MyProtein are offering a site-wide 40% discount from 18th-26th November. Stocking everything from whey protein to amino acids, creatine and intra-workout supplements to clothing and healthy treats, it might just be the best deal going from MyProtein this year. With 40 per cent off site-wide, you’ll be able to get a 2.5kg back of Chocolate Brownie Impact Whey Protein for £20, saving around £14 from original retail price of £34.99
Just today, Amazon announced a huge 56% discount on Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein Powder, selling a 2.27kg tub for £36.49, instead of the usual RRP of £82.99.
There are fitness trackers and then there are fitness trackers. This is the latter. Although, technically, it’s not just a fitness tracker, it’s really a smartwatch and the world’s most popular watch, period. It comes with all the features you’d expect, so activity tracking, heart rate monitoring, coaching and workouts – it does the lot. As it’s a smartwatch, you can also take calls, send texts and pay for things using Apple pay. Perfect for when you’re plodding the roads preparing for your next marathon and need to purchase a quick pick-me-up.
Like the Apple watch, Samsung’s offering also monitors your activity, tracks your heart rate and makes sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep. It also records your stress levels and provides what Samsung calls “intuitive guided breathing” for when you need to recapture your zen.
When we reviewed the third iteration of the Fitbit Charge last month, we called it “sturdy, stylish… and certainly smart enough”. While it’s not technically a smartwatch, the Charge 3 does have some features that lean towards that description. For example, the watch uses Fitbit Pay, which allows you to leave your wallet at home. All the fitness features you’d expect from a Fitbit are still there though, so activity and sleep tracking, heart-rate monitoring, workout modes and guided breathing are all nestled within.
Features include a heart rate sensor, GPS tracking and a selection of in-built apps that can monitor any activity from running and yoga to snowboarding. On the smartwatch side, the Vivoactive comes complete with a payment system called Garmin Pay as well as sleep and real-time stress tracking. The watch is also capable of giving you an estimated “fitness age”, which may be the bolt you need to also invest in a gym membership this Black Friday.
From Sunday 18 November, Nike have been offering discounts on clothes, trainers and performance footwear, before things really kick in with code-based deals that will offer 30% off their whole site.
From today (November 20th), New Balance are offering £10 off £80 orders, £15 off £100 orders and £30 off £150 orders, with the promotion applied at basket. From November 21st to 22nd, New Balance will be providing early access to a 40% site-wide discount on t-shirts, trainers, pants, jackets, accessories and so much more. The 40% discount is automatically applied. Continuing to 24th November, New Balance will be offering up to 40% off site-wide, with no code necessary.
Gymshark will tell you they only do two sales a year: one in July to celebrate their birthday and one on Black Friday. Like most people, they like to stretch their birthdays out for at least a week. From now until 27th November, Gymshark are offering up to 70% off across everything site-wide, including their legacy range.
Was: £199, Now: £137.00, You save: £62