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1,000 Black Businesses, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday Fitness Sales + Giveaway

by Erika Nicole Kendall

I must say, this week has been brutal. If you’re anything like me, you felt overwhelmed – not only by the news but by the subsequent conversations all over social media.

I only mention this because there have been many conversations about a boycotting of Black Friday. And, while I am always down for a good boycott, I think there’s an even better alternative to that: spending our dollars with small businesses owned by our friends, family and loved ones.

For me, the ideal would be to spend just as many coins inside of our community as we spend outside of our community, because many of these boycotted brands still employ people who are creating small businesses on the side… in the hopes that they can someday step out into their entrepreneurship full time. Many of us – myself included – sell products and services that could use the love and support (and money!), so instead of keeping your pennies in your pocket, let’s see what we can do to spread them to those trying to venture out on their own to become the next Lisa Price, yes?

Many of my favorite blogging folks have put together amazing lists of businesses that you should be checking out today, so I’m going to share those first:

That being said, many of the fitness and activewear-related deals found across the web today will also be available well into early next week, so don’t worry. If you are choosing to boycott, you won’t be missing out on much by saving your coins until tomorrow.

The deals I could find are listed below. And, as always, any purchases made using my links posted here will support A Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss!


Barnes & Noble




Famous Footwear

Finish Line







Old Navy


Reebok Spartan Race

Road Runner Sports



This list will continuously be updated throughout the weekend, so keep checking back for more!

Oh, you want to enter to win a Polar FT4 Heart Rate Monitor, courtesy of Polar Electronics?

LOOK WHO’S GOT YOU COVERED? (Giveaway ends December 3rd!)

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Stephanie November 30, 2014 - 8:16 AM

I am looking forward to this holiday season is losing 5 pounds and not gaining it back. Most importantly the love and time with my family.

Marylyn November 30, 2014 - 4:32 PM

What a joy it would be to win this heart rate monitor. My weight loss journey continues.

Kim November 30, 2014 - 4:47 PM

What I’m looking forward to the most this holiday season is spending time with my family, especially my 2 year old nephew. He’s a blast!

tres_stimulante November 30, 2014 - 8:48 PM

Thank you for this giveaway, Erika! I’m most looking forward to spending time with family for the holidays.

Disco diva November 30, 2014 - 8:58 PM

Spending time with family!

Jamelle November 30, 2014 - 9:07 PM

I am looking forward to spending Christmas with my parents & my 2 year old son!

T.R. November 30, 2014 - 9:51 PM

This is my favorite time of year. I look forward to spending time with my family and friends. And giving my annual holiday party. I know it sounds corny but being with the people you love and who love you has a wonderful way of putting in perspective all the things that didn’t go the way you wanted or hoped for the past year.

Donna Shana December 1, 2014 - 1:11 PM

I’m looking forward to my husband’s speedy recovery,. He is having surgery on Dec. 10th on his back.

Latrise December 1, 2014 - 2:25 PM

I am looking forward to getting to see my nieces and nephew and my goddaughter in FL.

motivatedbri December 1, 2014 - 5:13 PM

You are really inspirational Erika. I am looking forward to reflecting this holiday and gathering the energy in my life to focus on the changes I am seeking. I am looking forward to the New Year and my new commitment to the new me! Thanks for the inspiration.

a. chigozie December 2, 2014 - 2:15 PM

i’m looking forward to the New Year and a fresh start and time off work :-). i’ve had a really stressful personal & professional year and I’m looking forward to 2015.

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