9 Early Fitness Deals Shape Editors Are Buying Before Prime Day

Barbells, resistance bands, and more home exercise must-haves are all seriously discounted at Amazon right now.

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Early Amazon Fitness Deals
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Upgrading your run-down home gym or refreshing your stale (and sweat-smelling) workout wardrobe is no cheap task. Thankfully for your wallet, though, Amazon Prime Day rolls around each year and offers a brief opportunity to stock up on your favorite fitness products and splurge on some new ones — all for a fraction of the price.

But you don't need to wait until Prime Day, which is taking place on July 12 and July 13 this year, to nab budget-friendly fitness goodies. In fact, plenty of workout must-haves are on sale this week, and Shape editors themselves already have breathable running shorts, high-tech smart watches, dumbbell racks, and more saved to their wish lists.

Ready to finally toss those raggedy athletic bottoms and organize your workout space so it's up to The Home Edit's standards? Get your credit card ready and shop these pre-Prime Day picks straight from the Shape team.

Core 10 Women's Standard-Fit Ruched Waistband Woven Running Short

Core 10 Running Short
Core 10

"I'm in the market for lightweight, breathable shorts to wear on hot outdoor runs this summer. This pair comes in multiple colors and has hundreds of solid reviews. I like that it has an adjustable drawstring waist and a zippered pocket for holding my keys. Plus, the $25 price tag is way less expensive than what other brands offer." – Christie Calucchia, News Editor

GXMMAT Large Exercise Mat

GXMMAT Large Exercise Mat

"I recently moved into a space with vinyl flooring, and I'm stressing about my weights leaving dark scuffs and scratches all over my home workout space. I've been searching for a massive exercise mat to fill the room and protect my floors, and this deal is too good to pass up. This 6-foot by 6-foot square mat is 7 millimeters thick and has a grippy bottom for traction, so I won't need to use a yoga mat to keep my back comfortable when I'm doing core exercises. It even has hundreds of five-star reviews, so I know it's worth the price."– Megan Falk, Assistant Editor

Fitbit Sense Advanced Smartwatch

Fitbit Sense Advanced Smart Watch

"I recently gifted a Fitbit Sense to my boyfriend, who used to be attached to his Garmin, and he already finds this model way easier to use since he can see all of his stats at a glance. This version also shows insights on stress management, which is very nifty these days. The battery life is a huge plus, lasting up to six days on a single charge." – Marietta Alessi, Social Media Director

Renoj Resistance Bands

Renoj Resistance Bands

"I'm a fond believer that everyone can benefit from adding resistance bands to their fitness routine , and I love them because they're versatile and travel-friendly. Whether I'm adding them to my leg day exercises for additional resistance or relying on them for a complete workout when I have zero other equipment, I can always count on resistance bands to help me work up a healthy sweat. I recently purchased this pack of three and am seriously impressed. It's available in a light, medium, and heavy resistance level so you can adjust your workout accordingly." – Genesis Rivas, Staff Writer

Gaiam Yoga Mat

Gaiam Yoga Mat

"Working out at home for more than two years now — I've semi-permanently made the switch from my gym membership and workout class habit — means my exercise mats have taken a serious beating nearly every day. Gaiam mats are my absolute favorite because they have just the right amount of thickness, and they're anti-slip without being sticky. There's a bunch of different colors and patterns on sale right now, so choosing just one will be tough — I might just have to grab two." – Alyssa Sparacino, Editorial Director

Marcy Compact Dumbbell Rack

Marcy Compact Dumbbell Rack Free Weight Stand

"Over the years, I've acquired a few random sets of dumbbells, all of which are different shapes and sizes, and storing them in my closet has become a major pain (literally, I keep stubbing my toes on them). Ahead of Prime Day, I'm eyeing this compact free weight stand, which holds up to 400 pounds and has two ways to stash your weights. Thanks to the upper and lower racks, I'll also be able to store my kettlebells, weight plates, and basket of resistance bands." – Megan Falk, Assistant Editor

Secret Outlast Clear Gel Antiperspirant Deodorant

Secret Outlast Gel Deodorant

"I've dabbled in aluminum-free deodorants and have found that some are better than others. But for certain situations (e.g. a date or a pre-work workout class at a studio where the shower situation is in question), I want the most aggressive antiperspirant I can find. This one is a clear gel that promises the world: 48-hour protection! 7x odor elimination! And I can confirm that it keeps your pits fresh and dry through workouts or whatever else you have planned." – Renee Cherry, Associate Editor

TREBLAB Z2 Over Ear Workout Headphones with Microphone

TREBLAB Z2 Over Ear Workout Headphones

"I can't run without music but am chronically losing ear buds, which is why these cordless headphones have been a game changer. They're totally sound-proof, making them perfect for noisy gyms, and they don't make my ears hot thanks to pressure-free cups. Plus, the excellent sound quality makes my workout all the more enjoyable." – Chloe Irving, E-Commerce Health & Wellness Writer

Amazon Basics Medicine Ball

Amazon Basics Medicine Ball

"I've been slowly stocking my home gym with equipment big and small for the last two-plus years, but a medicine ball is one thing I don't have in my arsenal just yet, but have found myself in need of. This medicine ball is available in five weights — from just 4 pounds up to 12; though it's the heaviest of the bunch that are on sale — and will allow me to switch up my routine when it's feeling dull." – Alyssa Sparacino, Editorial Director

(Need inspo? Just check out this medicine ball push-up that will recruit some serious core strength and shoulder stability.)

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