I was enraged recently when I went to one of the big name sports stores and saw how much they were charging for a treadmill.
The price was the equivalent to buying new small car, jeez.
Plus this was home gym equipment which isn’t built the same as commercial grade equipment.
The real secret is to buy used exercise equipment and not new home gym equipment.
Many people don’t realize that you can buy commercial grade exercise equipment and you do not have to spend a fortune.
Here are some tips to help make sure you get quality gym equipment without breaking the bank.
For instance if you are really going to work out and exercise then you need to consider commercial gym equipment over a piece of home gym equipment because the quality is night and day.
Home fitness equipment is made to last for only two or three times a week at maximum and for roughly twenty to thirty minutes.
More than this and you’re going to have your fitness equipment wear down.
Commercial exercise equipment on the other hand is designed to be used every hour of every day because many professional gym are open twenty-four hours a day every day of the year.
So the gym equipment needs to be able to withstand the constant demands that the patrons have for these machines.
The price may be a little more but in the end you’re getting a higher quality of fitness equipment that will last.
Not to mention when you buy used exercise equipment you are going to save even more.
Just make sure that you buy from a reputable reseller of fitness equipment.
Look for a company that has been in business for at least three years, preferably five or more years.
Check to see if they have a customer service department because if they don’t move on to the next company if they do, call them and ask some questions about the machines that you may have an interest in and see how helpful they can be.
Also make sure the company has their own exercise equipment repair service because this ensures that the equipment will be serviced to the original manufacturers specifications plus you know that they will have parts in stock if you ever need them.
Last, check up on referrals, ask if you might be able to talk to a few people who have done business with them.
Following these tips on buying used exercise equipment will not only save you time and money but will also give you peace of mind that you are getting in shape with quality equipment.