With the second lockdown being just around the corner, interest in home workouts and where to buy weights online is already surging. Normally, we would advise to wait for the best Black friday deals to arrive but given the circumstances, the sooner you buy home weights the better. As the saying goes, 'it's better to have one 20-kilo kettlebell today than having five 4-kilo kettlebells tomorrow.'
As we settle into the new normal (the second time around) and manufacturers restock, it is becoming somewhat easier to buy weights online and to have the best home gym setup for your budget. This might change soon, though, as stocks tend to disappear soon after it appears.
You might still have to look a bit harder to find the best Bowflex deals, but as opposed to how things were in April, the availability of the best dumbbells and best kettlebells look a tad bit better today.
Many sought-after models, including the Bowflex Selecttech 1090i dumbbells and the equally versatile Bowflex SelectTech 840 kettlebell, are still on short supply, but if you're vigilant – and quick – enough, you can still find excellent home weight deals at selected retailers, with Argos and JTX Fitness leading the charge. Even Amazon has some great home weight deals on sometimes!
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We already knew JTX Fitness had a range of cardio machines but as it turned out, they stock resistance training equipment, such as suspension trainers and dumbbells too! They have just recently restocked so you'd better head over and buy some dumbbells and kettlebells while you can.
FitKit has a range of free weight and home gym accessories in stock, including the best barbells from Jordan Fitness and Ziva completion dumbbells.
Mirafit is one of the best home gym equipment providers in UK and most usually has plenty of stock too, but due to the sky-high demand for such stuff nowadays, they are just as out of stock of home weights and best weight benches as everyone else. Nevertheless, the Mirafit website gets updated frequently so it is worth having a look every now and then.
Having a look around for anything at Amazon is always a good idea. Granted, the online retail giant is not too famous for stocking quality gym equipment, but you can still find good deals on the best pull up bars or best ab rollers if you look hard enough.
Argos' website is particularly painful to browse, items will appear as 'in stock' when in fact most usually there is only one left in a remote store in Northern Scotland. Nevertheless, Argos sells decent quality cheap multi gyms and who knows, you might get lucky.
Now, it is not often we say this, but have you considered shopping at Sports Direct? They don't just sell Lonsdale tracksuits, contrary to popular belief, and have a surprising amount of home gym equipment, such as the best resistance bands, left to buy, with free delivery on orders over £50.
We recommend always checking delivery times and T&Cs before you make a purchase at any of the above shops. Avoid disappointment and read the small print before you hit the "Buy now" button.
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Best cheap kettlebell deals
Build functional muscles using kettlebells. Should you need some inspiration where to start you can try the best kettlebell workout for beginners or this six-step kettlebell arm workout, maybe even this full-body kettlebell workout from a Master Trainer or best kettlebell workout from senior kettlebell specialist Eric Leija.
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AmazonBasics Cast-Iron Kettlebell | Prices from £16.81 at Amazon
It doesn't get more basic than AmazonBasics but since kettlebells are basically just a lump of iron with a handle, you can't really go wrong with getting AmazonBasics cast-iron kettlebell. The most popular 16-kilo variety is only £30 which is dirty cheap, but even the heaviest 20kg version is only £45. That's a bargain if I ever saw one in my life.View Deal
JTX Neoprene Covered Kettlebell | Prices from £29 at JTX Fitness
16-kilo kettlebells disappeared from the face of the earth in April. Seeing them in stock again is like Christmas came early for anyone interested in home resistance training. Using just one kettlebell, you can get fit and lose weight at the same time with this 4-week kettlebell workout. Get fit now!View Deal
ONNIT Primal Kettlebells | Prices from $42.95 at Onnit
Get primal with the ONNIT Primal Kettlebells. You won't have time for monkeying around too much as these capable kettlebells not only look good but are also highly-functional: made of chip-resistant iron, ONNIT Primal Kettlebells will stand the test of time. Nad, I mean, they just look awesome too.View Deal
Mirafit Cast Iron Kettlebell | Prices from £29.95 at Mirafit
What not to like in these cast iron kettlebells from Mirafit? It has a powder coated finish and a nice fat grip so you can strengthen your grip as well as all the muscles in your body. Flat non-wobble base ensures this 'bell won't roll away when placed down. Available in a range of weights from 4kg to 32kg.View Deal
Jordan Fitness Chrome/Rubber Kettlebell | Price from £17.99 at FitKit
Want to go heavy? This 20-kilo Jordan kettlebell will provide enough resistance for your functional training sessions. This kettlebell has a smooth chrome handle which is great to grip (might be slippery when wet/sweaty though), a gravity cast iron core and balanced bottom so it can be set down easily. The rubber outer shell is hard floor- and neighbour-friendly.View Deal
Mirafit 3pc Kettlebell Weight Set with Stand (2.2kg, 4.5kg & 6.8 kg) | Buy it for £44.99 at Amazon
Can't go wrong with Mirafit! This kettlebell set is on the light side so ideal for beginners, muscle toning and one-handed exercises. Included in the price is the storage stand so you can put your kettlebells on display in the living room for when your friends can finally visit you again, subtly hinting that you have been working out hard in the last three months.View Deal
Eleiko Training Kettlebell | Prices from £24 at Eleiko
If it's good enough for Olympic competitions, it's good enough for us. The Eleiko brand has been trusted by official weightlifting associations all over the world for a number of years by now for its quality and reliability. This cast-iron training kettlebell does what it says on the box: use it for any manners of functional training and rest assured that the double moulded will provide a consistent texture across the entire surface that holds chalk well and ensures a good grip. More sizes available at Eleiko (not all, though).View Deal
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Best cheap dumbbell deals
Dumbbells are super versatile home gym equipment and with just a pair, you can essentially train your whole body. How about trying the best home dumbbell exercises for beginners or this dumbbell workout for fat loss and muscle building, maybe the best biceps and triceps workout for home gyms?
Powerblock Pro 32 Adjustable Dumbbells | On sale for £379.99 | Was £399.99 | You save £20 at Sweatband
Can't get a bowflex? Get the Powerblock Pro 32 set instead. To clarify, you'll get two dumbbells for this price and each of these dumbbells replace eight home weights, making it one of the most space-saving home gym equipment ever. Get these while you can.View Deal
JTX 16 kg Dumbbells (Pair) | Buy it for £102 at JTX Fitness
At the same time kettlebells were removed from existence, they took all the decent sized dumbbells with them too. Even now, 10-kilo dumbbells are pretty rare, but you can get a pair 16 kg dumbbells at JTX Fitness for a reasonable price. Probably not for long, though.View Deal
METIS Hex Dumbbells | Prices from £19.99 at Amazon
What a find at Amazon! The METIS hex dumbbells are available to buy or pre-order in a range of actually useful sizes. the 10-kilo variety is £99.95 and can be delivered by Saturday 13 June. Not sure if these are pairs or individual dumbbells, you'd better double check this with the seller first.View Deal
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Best multi gym and suspension trainer deals
TRX PRO 4 Suspension Training Set | Buy it for £199.95 at TRX
A step up from the excellent TRX HOME2 set, the TRX PRO 4 has it all TRX has to offer for home gyms: adjustable foot cradles, rubbed-rubber handles, theft-resistant carabiner, industrial-grade reinforced stitching and comes complete with a suspension- and door-anchor attachment.View Deal
Rhinosport Sling Trainer Set | Buy it for £48.23 at Amazon UK
Here is suspension trainer set from Rhinosport for a mere £48; although we haven't tried it yet, it is reviewed well at Amazon so there is hope it won't snap after one use. Suspension trainers are the cheapest way to introduce some variety to your indoor bodyweight training and they are especially good for a core workout blast.View Deal
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Other notable resistance training and fitness equipment deals
Harbinger Ab Carver Pro | On sale for £36.99 | Was £44.99 | You save £8 at Sports Direct
With delivery, it is cheaper to get the excellent Ab Carver Pro from Sports Direct than it is from Amazon! The Ab Carver Pro uses a special coil system that provides extra resistance as you roll out and assistance as you roll back in. perfect for sculpting those six pack abs.View Deal