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Summer is nearly here… we hope. For some of us, this means one thing: shedding those 'winter pounds' to perfect our 'beach bodies'. For others, it's just an opportunity to get out a bit more and get healthier while we're at it.

Whether you're planning on going to the gym, playing sports, jogging or exercising at home, we've found some deals on exercise equipment and sporting accessories that could help you do it for a bit less.

All deals and prices were accurate on 17.04.13, but may have been changed or removed by the retailer since then. Prices may or may not include VAT and postage/packaging.

Exercise equipment offers

Thinking of building up or adding to a home gym? Here are some deals on exercise equipment to help you.

Remember to seek expert guidance on how to set up and use all this equipment safely.

There's up to half price off on selected sports and fitness items at Argos until 23.04.13. On the site we found this 15kg vinyl dumbbell weights set for £19.99 instead of £24.99. While you're there, you could also pick up this Value Range 55cm gym ball to help tone and strengthen core muscles for £4.98.

This Bodymax 40 inch mini trampoline is £27.99 (down from £39.99) at Powerhouse Fitness - ideal for a bit of aerobic exercise.

Also in the sale at Powerhouse Fitness, this Bodymax yoga set is £11.24 instead of £29.99. Great for beginners.

Ladies can tone their upper body muscles with this Shake Weight Pro Female for £30 at Tesco.

Using a cross trainer is a fairly low-impact way of toning and burning calories. This one from Sports Direct has a digital console and 8 levels of tension control - and it's down to £94.99 from £159.99.

Save 27% on this Body Sculpture smart bike exercise cycle from Millet Sports. It's now £94.99 (RRP £129.99). It comes with a computer that monitors your pulse and tracks your speed, distance and the calories you've burned.

To finish off your collection of home gym equipment, this V-fit HTR2 Dual Hydraulic Sculling Rowing Machine is just £59.99 from

Deals on sports gadgets and accessories

Here are some gadgets and accessories that could help you track and improve your workout - whether you're in the gym, pounding the pavement or anywhere else.

Keep hydrated with this 500ml Karrimor Run Bottle with a non-slip grip - £2.49 down from £3.99 at Sports Direct.

Hold your belongings on the go in this Asics lightweight running backpack. It even has dedicated MP3 storage. It's £25.50 instead of £30 at Barrington Sports, saving you 15%.

Keep track of your heart rate, speed, distance travelled and calories burned wherever you are with this Garmin Forerunner 110 GPS men's watch with heart rate monitor. It's £128 from Tesco.

At Aldi, these Neoprene joint supports are just £2.99 each. You can get support for your knees, elbows, thighs and ankles.

If you fancy toning up anywhere, anytime, this Boditek Ab-tek belt is £23.99 - down from £29.99 at Argos. It has an LCD screen that can help you keep track of your progress.

If you want to keep up with your exercise routine on the go, this Reebok travel gym pack is £19.99 down from £24.46 at Fitness Superstore. It includes a pair of gripmasters, a water bottle, a towel, headphones, a carry bag and a speed rope.

Have we got you running for a deal?

How are you planning to get fit this year? Have you seen any deals here that could help you achieve your exercise goals?

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