There is no better time to find bargain gym equipment than the Black Friday to Cyber Monday weekend.
At Strong Home Gym, we have a team of fitness enthusiasts including decades of certified personal trainer’s experience and gym owners (some with a small home gym and others with 6,000 sq ft gyms!) We use this experience to test, research, and recommend fitness equipment that can help you save money and time.
I’d recommend using our guide on how to build a home gym with this article to get the best bang for your buck and make a home gym you’ll love.
But in this guide, I’ll show you the best Black Friday deals for this year.
- Best Cyber Monday & Black Friday Gym Equipment Deals
- Squat racks, barbells, weight benches, weight plates & dumbbells on Black Friday
- Black Friday Home Gym Machines
- Other Black Friday workout equipment
- Tips for Black Friday Fitness Equipment shopping
- The bottom line: Black Friday gym equipment
Best Cyber Monday & Black Friday Gym Equipment Deals
Here are some of the best places to look for Black Friday fitness equipment deals…
- Rogue Fitness: Matte Black Friday has items on sale (barbells, racks, benches, plates, dumbbells etc.)
- Titan Fitness: Early Access and “doorbuster” leading up to Black Friday- Cyber Monday weekend (barbells, racks, benches, plates, dumbbells etc.)
- REP Fitness: Up to 60% off (barbells, racks, benches, plates, dumbbells etc.)
- PRx Performance: Up to 20% off (barbells, folding racks, benches, rowers)
- Fringe Sport (barbells, racks, benches, plates, dumbbells etc.)
- Bells of Steel: Free gifts with purchases over $200 or more
- American Barbell: Up to 50% discounts (barbells, plates etc.)
- TRX (suspension trainers, kettlebells, weight vest, dumbbells etc.)
- Amazon (all fitness equipment)
- Total Gym (home gym machines on rolling gliders)
Squat racks, barbells, weight benches, weight plates & dumbbells on Black Friday
At Strong Home Gym, we believe in using the 80:20 principle. In this case, you can buy a few items of equipment to cover the vast majority of exercises you’ll do at the gym (click on any link to see our thorough buying guide and recommendations):
These are the 20% pieces of equipment we share in our guide to building a home gym that will be used for 80% of exercises.
And here are some great places you can find a deal during Black Friday…
It’s pretty hard to find a good deal with Rogue. In fact, they only have one sale a year…
And that is “Matte Black Friday”!
However, this year there is still “supply chain congestion” (I guess thanks to the virus that shall not be named). This means they have “Matte Black November”. So it allows you to get your orders in early to avoid the disappointment of missing out.
Here’s what Rogue has going on:
- Hot Deals
- Hundo Pricing
You can see what they mean in the image above.
But some of the best deals to be aware of is that Monster racks have no more than $75 shipping cost. And non-branded dumbbells will sell for $1/pound! Keep an eye on their awesome multi-purpose barbells too 😉
Rogue, REP and Titan all offer some amazing quality gym equipment for a very reasonable price.
But REP is what I consider a middle ground between Rogue and Titan.
Typically you will find pricing of similar items in order of price like this:
REP’s quality has improved A LOT in recent years and especially since the shortage of equipment in 2020. The price has stayed very competitive making it…
A sweet sweet combo of…
Quality and affordability.
If you are considering buying an affordable power rack in this sale the PR-4000 is our top pick. This will give you a 10% discount on the rest of your order so it may be a great time to stock up on bumper plates, or upgrade your weight bench.
Titan is well known for its affordable gym equipment.
But what is becoming more and more transparent is they are really starting to compete with the quality of other companies like Rogue. This makes some of their products the “best for most people”. An item like their safety squat bar genuinely is our top recommendation.
Watch their Black Friday deals, such as $100 off power racks, like a hawk this year…
If you are short on space then we highly recommend the PRx folding racks. There is no denying that their patented technology makes them unique in a crowded market.
And there’s nothing anyone else can do about it!
But the main concern for people about these racks is their price.
During this Black Friday, you’ll be able to bag a bargain such as:
- 10% off all Profile ONE and PRO racks
- 15-20% off barbells
- 10% off in stock benches (folding flat, stand-alone incline, VTX)
- 5-20% off all storage equipment
This is one of the sales I’m personally most excited about so be sure to check it out…
Their Black Friday is nearly always one of the best ones around.
They often cut prices by 50% for the weekend so keep an eye on what happens here…
Well known for their attention to detail on Olympic barbells.
One of the best places to look for some bargains during Black Friday. Again they have made some pretty big claims about what will be on offer this year…
Bells of Steel is making more and more quality equipment that is making it’s way onto our top picks after extensive research and testing.
For example, their trap bar is our top pick overall due to the quality and pricing.
This year they are offering some free gifts when you make purchases during Black Friday weekend:
- Spend $200 for choice of one Tier 1 gift: White Mini Band, Mighty Grip Workout Chalk or Arm Blaster
- Spend $400 for Tier 2: Glute Ham Slider, Loadable Dumbbell or pulley attachments
- Spend $1,000 for Tier 3: 3-in-1 Plyo Box, Deadlift Pads or two Loadable Dumbbells
- Spend $4,000: A chance to get every single one of these items
If you like the sound of a lucky dip then you won’t want to miss this one…
Black Friday Home Gym Machines
Machines aren’t highly recommended in our guide on how to build a home gym.
However, there’s no denying they are useful for certain people or situations:
- People new to working out
- Anyone worried about injuring themselves with a barbell
- People recovering from injuries
They are typically easier to use and there is a lot of research that suggests they are still effective for building strength or muscle…
The Total Gym became popular after the endorsement from the likes of Chuck Norris in those old-school TV commercials.
But they are still popular today and can be a great way to workout in a small space or if you travel a lot without access to a gym.
Be sure to check out our best Total Gym model recommendations.
And if you’ve been considering one then don’t miss the Black Friday weekend…
Other Black Friday workout equipment
Maybe you are after some other gym accessories or equipment such as a suspension trainer, bands, flooring etc.
These items are not to be overlooked to set up a complete home gym.
However, they can increase your spending significantly and finding discounts can help to save a ton of money.
TRX features heavily in our best suspension trainer guide.
Suspension trainers are a great way to improve core strength and target pesky muscle groups like the upper back muscles with your bodyweight.
Another great addition to any gym, but also if you travel a lot and want to keep up with your training.
Amazon has just about everything you can think of. If you’re buying a power rack, barbell or plates I would usually advise one of the main brands to ensure you get the warranty, quality and customer service etc.
But it can be ideal if you’re on a tight budget or need any other accessories.
Don’t miss Amazon’s Black Friday sales…
If you want to know some other places to look for deals then check out some of the following companies…
- MYX Fitness
- Rx Smart Gear
- Assault Fitness
- Ice Shaker
- Vulcan Strength
- Kabuki Strength
- Force USA
- Torque Fitness
- Horizon Fitness
- Zeno Gym
- Iron Neck
- Get Rx’d
- Brute Force
- Kettlebell Kings
- Giant Lifting
- Iron Bull Strength
- Rubber Flooring Inc
- Again Faster
- Fitness Factory
- Life Fitness
- CFF Fit
- Fray Fitness
- Griffin Fitness
Tips for Black Friday Fitness Equipment shopping
It’s easy to miss this weekend or end up buying a load of stuff that you never use. So here are some tips to make sure you make the most of it…
1. Have a plan… and stick to it
Before you pull out your credit card you should make a list of what you actually need.
There are some equipment which you will use all the time and other items that may look cool but don’t bring any results.
Making a good plan is as easy as 1,2,3 once you know these simple steps…
- Work out your own fitness goals
- Plan a workout to achieve these goals (check out our beginner weight lifting routine if you want to build muscle &/or strength)
- Buy the equipment you need to do these workouts
If you’re not sure where to start check out our guide on how to build a home gym. It includes the main items most people need and has a ton of tips to save money whilst building it!
2. Reseach before Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Once you have a plan it’s really important that you figure out the specific equipment you want.
And this part is NOT easy!
For example, if you want a barbell do you want a:
- Standard barbell
- Powerlifting bar
- Olympic weightlifting barbell
- Trap bar
- Swiss bar
- Crossfit barbell
- Deadlift barbell
If you don’t know what some of those are, don’t let all of that overwhelm you! Simply check out our best Olympic barbell guide as we’ve done all the research for you!
Our team has spent hundreds of hours researching, comparing and testing thousands of products. Here are some of the big guides that should help:
Spending an hour or so researching can save literally thousands of dollars from buying the wrong kit for you.
3. Take tiered discounts or free shipping into account
Sometimes companies pay discounts if you spend more money with them. For example, Bells of Steel gives you a chance to win some crazy good items if you spend over $4,000 with them.
Other companies provide free shipping if you spend over a certain amount.
So sometimes it’s better to buy a bundle from one store than a few things from each one.
If you’ve done your research and know exactly which piece of kit you want you may need to buy from a few different stores. But sometimes that extra consideration into their deals for Black Friday gym equipment can make all the difference to the bottom line.
4. Act fast on Black Friday
Don’t wait until the last day to make your order.
It’s crazy how busy this weekend is! If you wait too long your favorite kit may go out of stock.
So have your plan and set a reminder in your calendar for early doors on the Friday (check out each website though as some start on the Thursday and others, like Rogue, have deals all month!)
5. Check the fine print
When you assume you make an “ass” out of “u” and “me”.
Always check the website’s fine print before expecting to receive a free power rack with your 10 resistance bands. It can be easy to misunderstand a deal or believe you’re in for a discount when you’re not.
6. Bookmark this resource
Keep this page handy.
It gets updated regularly over the month of November every year and things do change!
The bottom line: Black Friday gym equipment
Make sure you are crystal clear on the equipment you want.
Use the thousands of hours of research at Strong Home Gym to make sure you know what items of gym equipment suit you.
These deals only come once a year and there’s no guarantee they’ll be back next year.
Wanna save more money and time?…
Check out our ultimate guide to building your home gym to help figure out what equipment will help you see those results.