It's here: everyone's favorite shopping holiday! Amazon Prime Day offers some of the best across-the-board discounts of the year. Unfortunately, it's limited to Amazon Prime members. If you're not already a prime member, you can start a 30-day free trial and benefit from the deals. Here's the breakdown of our top 10 prime day deals for runners:
1. NordicTrack T Series Treadmill
If you’re looking to keep up your training in the off seasons or after dark, the NordicTrack T Series Treadmill may be the way to go. With 10% incline and 10mph controls, this treadmill will keep you moving in your own home throughout the year at a reasonable price. Both the cheaper model with a 5-inch screen and pricier but still affordable 10-inch model are on sale.
The Series 7 is currently the newest and most advanced Apple Watch. It includes a wide array of health sensing features: an ECG that connects to your mobile phone and can alert you of heart abnormalities, constant blood oxygen monitoring, and some of the most thorough fitness tracking features of any device. Also, compared to the Series 6, the 7 features a much more durable screen and faster charging.
3. Tuft & Needle Mint Mattress with Cooling Gel
We don’t talk enough about how important a component sleep is in a training plan. Beyond improving everyday mood, good quality rest can improve speed, agility, metabolism and more while reducing the chance of injury or illness. That’s why we were so excited to see a big discount on this high-quality mattress on Amazon. It features a comforting cooling gel layer as well as progressive support foam.
4. 23andMe+ Premium Membership Bundle
Have you ever wondered what you could learn from one of the DNA test kits but not wanted to spend the money on one? This may be a great chance for you, as the 23andMe bundle is one of the biggest markdowns we found on Prime Day. And the insights go beyond ancestry and geographic regions. They provide in-depth health reports showing the chances you develop certain health conditions, how your body reacts to medication, and much more.
Do you listen to music when you run? Our readers are pretty split on this. We asked this question in a survey a while back and our readers were split: 39% listen to music and an additional 12% listen to podcasts/audio books while 42% ran with no audio and 6% prefer talking to a friend. Regardless of which of these categories you fall in, owning AirPods can be helpful for making calls on the go or listening to music. This model features active noise canceling and high-quality audio.
6. Instant Pot Vortex 5.7-quart Air Fryer
Keeping up with a healthy meal plan is a challenge in everyday life. Often, quick convenient dinners are not the healthiest. Owning an air fryer changes this equation. This air fryer is great for making crispy and delicious dishes without using tons of oil. Along with the air fryer function, it can broil, roast and reheat. Unlike a standard oven, all of these features come with little or no preheat time. And, 5.7 quart capacity is enough to put together dishes to feed the whole family.
7. Under Armour Apparel, Footwear, and Accessories
Under Armour has always been a big Prime Day player, and this year is no exception. Their deals page features sandals, training shoes, t-shirts, compression gear, shorts, socks, hats, and backpacks. There’s really something for everyone in the family. With impressive discounts, the Under Armour Prime Day event is great to stock up on athletic gear for every season.
Here’s another Prime Day superstar. Amazon is running huge discounts on a variety of the Garmin lines. The Garmin Enduro is the ultimate multisport performance watch, featuring advanced solar charging, VO2 max tracking, and multiple global positioning networks. The Vivoactive is a more affordable line, but still features GPS, advanced fitness tracking, and music storage. The Instinct has similar features with a rugged, durable build. The Venu is stylish and functional at mid-price range. Check them all out here:
Percussive massage has emerged as a trend among competitive runners and everyday athletes alike. It offers the benefits of a sports massage in the comfort of your home, and at an affordable price. These devices have been shown to release muscle tension, and the Theragun Elite is one of the best options. It features an ergonomic design, 120-minute battery life, 5 speed motor, and bluetooth connectivity.
Earlier on the list, we mentioned the AirPods pro. If you haven’t bought in to the Apple ecosystem or you just want wireless bluetooth headphones that are a little bit cheaper, this is a great option. They feature noise canceling, balanced acoustics, and up to 8 hours of listening time on a single charge. They’re also water (and sweat) resistant, making them a great option if you like listening to music on your runs.