So you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. You’re not alone; Nearly 80 percent of Americans (76 percent of men and 87 percent of women) pledge to drop the pounds on Jan. 1 every year, according to a study by USamp.

However, nearly 69 percent of those said they have failed with their goals or abandoned their resolutions by March.

"New Year dieters often aim too high and don't see results fast enough, or they feel hungry and tired and don't exercise,” an international nutrition adviser and author, Jacqueline B. Marcus, said in a statement.

One way to promote exercise in your daily life is to invest in new workout gear or fitness equipment. After all, money could be motivational.

In fact, New Year’s is the best time to purchase workout machines. Gottadeal reported that fitness equipment is cheapest in January, when gyms are promoting membership deals and discounts. Experts say that there are “much better deals” in January than going to the gym.

No matter what your budget, the nation’s top retailers will be offering deals and discounts on treadmills, bicycles, ellipticals, exercise apparel, sneakers, fitness bands and more during their New Year’s Day sales.

Below, we’ve rounded up the best sales from department stores and sporting goods stores with deals to suit all of your weight loss goal needs.

Dick’s Sporting Goods:

Treadmills beginning at $149.99 with free shipping; Exercise bikes beginning at $167.99 with free shipping; Ellipitcals beginning at $119.99 with free shipping; $399.98 Fitness Gear Pro Full Rack; $10 Off Heavy Bags using promo code FC6B7KR6; BOGO 50% Select Fitness Gear Weights & Accessories; $199.98 300lb Olympic Weight Set; Buy the Training Mask, Take $5 Off the Sleeve; $199.98 Everlast Powercore Station; $199.98 Fitness Gear Inversion Table; STOTT 10% Off Equipment; Plus, free shipping on orders of $99 or more.


25 to 40% off active apparel for the family; Sales on yoga and Pilates gear; Deals on steppers, ellipticals, rowers, bikes, treadmills and more. Plus, 25% off $200 or more, 20% off $100 or more or 15% off all purchases with coupon code “LASTDASH” or this coupon until Jan. 1.


Treadmills, bikes and air walk trainers beginning at $85.49; 30% off fitness equipment plus an extra 5% off when purchased online.


Up to 50% off holiday clearance, footwear, clothing; Up to 40% off ski gear, snowboard gear; Up to 30% off cycling jerseys, REI brand socks, CamelBak hydration packs; Free shipping with no minimum purchase.


Upright bikes beginning at $116.49; Recumbent bikes beginning at $89.89; Treadmills beginning at $109.99; Up to 40% off plus an extra 10% off (if purchased online) and free delivery on fitness and sporting goods.

Sports Authority:

Indoor bikes beginning at $224.99; Ellipticals beginning at $119.99; Steppers beginning at $89.99; Treadmills beginning $129.99; Plus, 40 to 50% off select fitness equipment; 40 to 70% off clearance items; Free shipping on shoes and clothes; Free shipping on orders of $49 or more.


Bikes, ellipticals and treadmills beginning at $99.99; Neoprene dumbbells beginning at $7; Kettle bells beginning at $22.97; Kickboxing gloves beginning at $21.