Used commercial gym equipment is often the last thing on the mind of someone who wants to get fit. Many folks will often go out to a big box store and buy a new treadmill or elliptical thinking they are going to now get fit. What they don’t realize is they are buying a ticking bomb that is ready to go off in 6 months because if you really intend on using your new piece of gym equipment then you will find out very quickly that the mass produced home gym market has a hidden secret they have been keeping from the masses.
They don’t really want you to work out because if you do the equipment won’t last. You see the home gym equipment manufacturers know that every year especially around New Year’s we feel the need to get in shape so we see the newest infomercial on this treadmill or that elliptical. We take our credit cards out and make the purchase the in a few weeks to a month our new shiney toy shows up and we may use the treadmill or elliptical for a few weeks or even a month but the novelty wears off very quickly and soon you have a pretty expensive paperweight or clothes line.
That’s why when in this used commercial gym equipment review I am letting you know that the commercial manufacturers market is a better value for your money if you really plan on using the equipment. The commercial gym market needs to manufacture a product that is designed to be used 24 hours a day 7 days a week because many professional health clubs are open all the time. The home gym manufacturers need to cut costs and since they realize that the average joe will only workout maybe 2-3 times a week for a month or two they cut corners to produce a product under a $1,000 but you’ll quickly realize the repair costs start eating away at your savings which is why health clubs use either brand new or used commercial gym equipment. The general public may not realize there is a difference in quality but professional gyms and health clubs do which is why there is a broadening gap between the manufacturers since the cost to produce a piece of exercise equipment that is designed to last for years of heavy use can be pretty expensive.
So it’s the old saying pay me now or pay me later but you’re going to pay me which is why the used commercial gym equipment market is booming because you get the best of both worlds. You get a professional health club machine at often discount prices that rival or even beat the prices for a new home gym. Just be careful that you do your homework and make sure the company is reputable, they have there own full time repair team and that they hand inspect every piece of commercial fitness equipment that leaves their warehouse.