Top 5 budget buys this Amazon Prime Day: Prime day is ending soon - here are the best fitness budget buys you can still get under $50

Amazon Prime Day Budget Buys on Fitness Equipment
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Prime Day is almost over, but if you're quick you can still grab some great deals on budget fitness equipment. The sale ends 12th October at midnight, so make sure you've checked out before then! There’s a whole range of discounts available, but we’re particularly excited by the budget deals on fitness equipment. If you've been thinking about investing in some kit, now is the time to take the plunge, and with Prime's one-day delivery you can start working out as soon as Friday. 

Our team regularly tests out some of the best workout equipment for home (opens in new tab). Each year, we trial the best exercise bikes (opens in new tab), treadmills and rowing machines, to whittle down our top lists and make sure we're only recommending the very best of the market. But you don't necessarily need these big ticket pieces of kit if you want to get fit. Instead, we've rounded up some cheaper items that will get you well on your way if you want to build a home gym for less than $900 (opens in new tab)

With just a few key items, you can start to build out a good set-up that will have you building muscle in no time. And it’s cheaper to do that right now thanks to the Prime Early Access Sale. 

Visit our guide on the best Amazon Prime Day health and fitness deals to find a product that ticks all the boxes, from budget items to bigger ticket kit, all with fabulous discounts.

Best budget buys in the Prime Day sale

UMINEUX Yoga Mat | $45.99 (opens in new tab)

UMINEUX Yoga Mat | $45.99 $28.97 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
A good yoga mat is crucial if you’re going to start working out; it provides the foundation for all kind of activities, including bodyweight HIIT classes and Pilates. With a respectable 4.6 out of five stars from user reviews, this mat is clearly a hit with customers. Its double non-slip design provides plenty of grip for classes and its extra thick layers make it ideal for holding more challenging poses.

Amazon Basics Adjustable Barbell 38 lbs | $44.07 (opens in new tab)

Amazon Basics Adjustable Barbell 38 lbs | $44.07 $30.73 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

We’ve actually tested these basic barbells from Amazon and were impressed with how durable and solid they feel. $30 is a bargain for this much weight (38 pounds) and you’re unlikely to find an adjustable model for much cheaper. The alloy steel material means that they should last you for years and it comes with a hand carry case.

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands | $16.95 (opens in new tab)

Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands | $16.95 $10.36 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Resistance bands are a great choice if you have limited space, and this set of five for just over $10 is a real bargain. They offer 10 different levels of resistance, so you can progress through the bands and grow your muscles. There’s even a carry bag and some instructions on how to use them, if you’re stuck for inspiration. 

Chirp wheel body roller | $60.75 (opens in new tab)

Chirp wheel body roller | $60.75 $35.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is one of our favorite bits of kit, making it onto our list of the best foam rollers (opens in new tab) in 2022. It’s particularly good for stretching backs out after a tough workout but the three-pack design means that there are different wheels to suit different body parts. We think it’s the ideal recovery tool for those new to exercise. 

Amazon Halo View fitness tracker | $79.99 (opens in new tab)

Amazon Halo View fitness tracker | $79.99 $49.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab)
Once you’ve got the ball rolling, you’ll want to keep an eye on your progress, and this budget tracker from Amazon will allow you to do just that. With heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking, it shows you how your new healthy habits impact your life quality. Get it now and you’ll also get access to the Halo app for 12 months, allowing you to follow special workouts and programs.

Looking for more deals? Have a scroll through our round-up of the best Prime Early Access Sale Health and Fitness deals (opens in new tab), or check out our guide to the best Prime Day fitness tracker deals (opens in new tab)

Ruth Gaukrodger is the fitness editor at Future Plc. She covers everything from fitness trackers to dumbbells for sites like Live Science, Fit&Well and Tom's Guide. When she's not reviewing equipment in our dedicated testing centre, you'll find her racing round the streets of London in her favorite running shoes or working on her yoga skills from the comfort of her living room.


Originally a print journalist, Ruth worked across national newspapers and popular tech sites before coming to Future. She has worked as a commissioning editor across other Future titles too, including Space.com and Top Ten Reviews. Now focused solely on fitness topics, she hopes to demystify the world of exercise with honest, straightforward content.