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These Strategist-Favorite Bala Bangles Are Currently Half Off

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Editor’s note: These half-price Bala Bangles have sold out at Shopbop, but if you’re still searching for a set, you’re in luck: We found them for 40 percent off at Dick’s, bringing their price down to just $30. Given how fast they went at Shopbop, you’ll want to act fast before this deal runs out too.

Early in the pandemic, it was hard to find Bala bangles in stock. The stylish Velcro body weights became the “breakout stars of quarantine workouts,” as former Strategist staff writer Karen Iorio Adelson put it. Their surge in popularity took off thanks to a Shark Tank appearance and a subsequent series of influencer and celebrity endorsements. They’re easier to get your hands on these days — but not usually discounted by 50 percent, as they are right now.

Bala’s retro-inspired minimalist weights not only look great, they can make for a killer workout if used correctly. (Make sure to use them for strength-training exercises, such as biceps curls and leg lifts, according to Carena Winters, a doctor of exercise physiology and associate professor of kinesiology at Jacksonville University.)

We’ve written about them many times before, including in a roundup of the best things cool people bought themselves in 2020, in a gift guide for people you’re seeing for the first time in a long while, and when they were on sale last year for 25 percent off.

Now you can grab a pair for even less — they’re half off at just $25. Get them for yourself or as a gift for a loved one for the upcoming holidays, and don’t delay: They’re sure to go fast.

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The Strategist-Favorite Bala Bangles Are Currently Half Off