Spring training: Great deals to keep you in shape
Spring is here, and with warmer temperatures comes the urge to get out of the house and get active. Whether your focus is spending time enjoying outdoor activities or ramping up your fitness routine, products in a wide range of categories for the entire family are on sale at bargain prices. Take a look at our favorite deals available this weekend, and prepare to get out and make the most of the season.
Now that winter is over, it's a great time to get out and explore nature on a rugged bike like Schwinn's High Timber Mountain Bike for women. Manufactured by a top name in bicycles, this model features 21 speeds and a tough mountain bike frame so you can take it on a leisure ride or hit some rocky trails. It was already one of our favorite picks by the brand for all the features it offers, but the $59.63 savings that brings the price down to $175.99 makes it even more appealing.
Schwinn also makes quality bikes for men, and the Protocol Dual-Suspension model made our list as the best the brand has to offer. The dual suspension, 24 speeds, and large, knobby tires deliver a smooth ride, yet make it capable of handling light trails. The combination of front disc and rear V brakes puts you in control when it's time to slow down or stop. So whether you plan to use it for commuting or exploring, the Protocol won't disappoint. We think you'll also be happy with the $353.23 price tag - that's $46.76 off the list price.
Youngsters love to go on rides in the warm weather too, and the Allen Sports Deluxe Steel Child Trailer offers a comfortable, versatile ride. This little buggy can be hitched to most bicycles, but can also be converted to a jogger. It has a shield that can be closed to protect occupants from insects and inclement weather, and can accommodate up to 50 pounds. The lifetime warranty adds to its value, as does the sale price of just $149.
Trekking poles are great for winter explorations, but they also come in handy when hiking on rough trails and rugged terrain. If you want a pair that is up to the challenges of all your adventures, no others can compare to the Black Diamond Trail Pro Shock Trekking Poles. Shock absorption is a must for this type of equipment and these poles have a patent on their anti-shock components. In addition, you can feel confident about their strong construction - we've tested them in the field. Get a pair now and save 40% off retail, because they are available for just $83.97.
Spring marks the beginning of baseball and tee ball season, and kids everywhere are gearing up to play. The Wilson A200 Series 10-inch Tee Ball Glove is perfect for the young beginner, as it's easy to put on, comfortable during play, and built to last. If you are coaching a child who is just learning to catch, it's a practical and affordable accessory for teaching the fundamentals of the game. Catch one while they are on sale for only $14.98.
Camping enthusiasts can't wait to get back to nature after a long winter, and the CORE 9-person Extended Dome Tent offers ample space for a group of friends or an entire family. You can buy one now for your group for $149.99, and save $30 for other camping gear. And with plenty of room, lots of pockets, and a loft for storing items, this well-made tent is an unbeatable deal that will serve as your home away from home when set out on camping trips.
7. Fitbit Alta HR
When you stay active, you are likely to improve your overall health. Wearing a fitness tracker like the FitBit Alta HR will keep you informed of your progress and may even inspire you to meet your activity goals. For the marked-down price of $101.38 for the small band and an even lower $87.50 for large, you'll be able to track your heart rate, steps, sleep patterns, calorie burn, and more, all in a slim, attractive design that feels lightweight on the wrist.
Kids like to feel all grown up by owning tech-inspired devices like the Vtech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2. Not only can it take photos and tell time, but it's also a reliable fitness tracker that allows kids to monitor their steps. They'll love the play challenges that will make them want to get up and keep moving. It comes in choice of purple or blue, and is available at 20% off the regular price. Get one for your young fitness enthusiast this weekend for $47.99.
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