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Save $100 on Bowflex adjustable dumbbells for the New Year

Cheap adjustable dumbell: Bowflex SelectTech 552i Dumbbell
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The New Year is just around the corner, and this dumbbells deal could be the perfect purchase to get your home gym all set for any fitness goals or 2022 resolutions regarding your health. Not only can you save loads of space with this Bowflex adjustable dumbbells set — 30 dumbbells versus two adjustable ones — you can also switch from one weight amount to another without having to pick up new dumbbells.

The Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells, which we rate among the best adjustable dumbbells (opens in new tab) on the market, are on sale right now at Best Buy for $299 (opens in new tab), for a 25% saving, or $100 off. You can use this single set of Bowflex home weights to switch from 5 to 52.5 pounds: The weight goes up in 2.5-pound increments for the first 25 pounds. This New Year's deal also comes with a free one-year JRNY Membership, which is a $149 value. With the membership, you can use the JRNY fitness app to evaluate your fitness level and receive curated daily workouts designed for your fitness goals and abilities. The service learns and adapts as you increase you improve and reach different health milestones. Each day, the app will recommend four workouts, each with movements that are right for your likes and strength/flexibility level. 

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Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbell: $399 $299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) 

This set of dumbbells comes with 15 weight settings, from 5 pounds to 52.5 pounds, with 2.5-pound increments up to 25 pounds. The durable molding means the weights are quiet, while the grip makes them easy to use for any exercise, from high-repetition bicep curls to squats. And right now, you'll save a whopping $100.


The Bowflex adjustable dumbbells are the equivalent of 15 sets of dumbbells with the gym footprint of just two. With 2.5-pound increments up to 25 pounds, followed by 5-pound increments up to 50 pounds, and then another 2.5 pounds for the max of 52.5 pounds, you're sure to get a great full-body workout whatever your strength level. The large selection of weights also means you can do high-repetition with the lower ones and then switch seamlessly to higher weights and lower reps for shoulder shrugs, bicep curls or even squats — all with the turn of a dial. And you don't have to worry about the annoying clanging; these Bowflex dumbbells are coated with a soft molding, that the company says will give you a smooth lift-off, solid grip and all-around comfort. 

The JRNY app — which comes free for a year with the dumbbells purchase — will let you work out with real trainers across a variety of customized classes. To change the weight setting while sweating it out in class, you just turn the dial on the dumbbell and lock in the weight you want.

An Amazon reviewer raved about how the dumbbells are a big space-saver and that the mechanism for adjusting the weights is well-designed; even so, they said that when reinserting the dumbbells into the base, you need to be careful and make sure none of the plates stick together.

Be sure to check out Live Science's adjustable dumbbells deals, and our Best home weights sets deals.

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Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbell: $399 $299 at Best Buy (opens in new tab) 

This set of dumbbells comes with 15 weight settings, from 5 pounds to 52.5 pounds, with 2.5-pound increments up to 25 pounds. The durable molding means the weights are quiet, while the grip makes them easy to use for any exercise, from high-repetition bicep curls to squats. And right now, you'll save a whopping $100.


Jeanna Bryner
Live Science Editor-in-Chief

Jeanna is the editor-in-chief of Live Science. Previously, she was an assistant editor at Scholastic's Science World magazine. Jeanna has an English degree from Salisbury University, a master's degree in biogeochemistry and environmental sciences from the University of Maryland, and a graduate science journalism degree from New York University. She has worked as a biologist in Florida, where she monitored wetlands and did field surveys for endangered species. She also received an ocean sciences journalism fellowship from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.