Black Friday 2016: Five fitness and activewear-tastic bargains to snap-up, stay fit and stay warm

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These City workers couldn't wait to snap up some Black Friday athleisure bargains (Source: Getty)

Usually the time to think about getting fit is after you have plumped yourself up full of turkey and Christmas pud... not before.

But there are a bundle of Black Friday activewear deals out there so you can get a headstart on a healthy 2017. Or at least, grab a bargain that will stay in its box until your return to work in January.

Here's five deals that caught our eye:

1 – Run Forrest

​Why run outside, when you can... er, run inside. This Reebok ZR8 treadmill has a whopping 61 per cent off and is on sale for just £349.99. This could mean it isn't very good or that it hasn't been very popular and Reebok have a bundle clogging up its warehouses. But it could be just a flippin' good deal.

2 - Small men wrap up warm

It's fair to say we are yet to have had a proper cold snap. But you can bet your bottom dollar (or in this case, your bottom pound) there'll be one. Only available in a small, Sports Direct has this Helly Hansen Ocean jacket for sale – down from £749.99 to just £281.00. Cheap, even for Lord Ashley of Shirebrook...

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3 – One for the ladies

To be clear, the "Shock Absorber Active Zipped Plunge Bra" - on at £12.99 from £26 - is for running and other exercise. But at City A.M. there is speculation that the underwear can be used for other activities where shock absorption is paramount. Such as... driving tractors, which – as everyone knows – do not generally have suspension.

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4 - Opportunism... let your feet take advantage

You can't beat a nice pair of warm socks. And as Celtic were knocked out of the Champions League last night (and won't even have a berth in the Europa League), JD Sports have slashed the price of these.

Not a Celtic fan? You can either roll them down or where them under your trousers... which sort of defeats the point of having luminous socks. Still at £3 they're less than a cup of coffee in some parts of London.

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5 – Something to cover your noggin with

Why did the parrot wear a raincoat? Because she wanted to be a Polly-unsaturated.

OK, not a coat but a hat. And when we say wearing, we mean, on. Not something you see very often, but it looks quite nice nonetheless. If you've got the socks and the coat, then the Kask Mr Parrot Beanie – a snip at £14, down from £34.99 at Snow & Rock – will complete the set nicely.

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