Buying a commercial grade gym machine is not your everyday run of the mill purchase. When you’re spending hundreds of dollars, we know that you want to be sure that you’re getting the right machine and know everything that you need to know about it. There is also the matter of shipping your fitness machine. These machines weigh hundreds of pounds and require us to ship through freight, or if you’re only ordering a single unit, a truck. This also means that we’re not going to drop the machine off at your mailbox. Buying a used fitness machine can be complicated, so here are the steps you must absolutely take when looking to buy one.
1. Figure out what type of machine you want
You know you want to get in shape, but what if you’re not sure which machine you want? The easiest way to narrow it down is to figure out whether you want a strength machine or a cardio machine. Cardio machines are for fat and calorie burning, they’re the machines that work up a sweat. The most common cardio machines are treadmills, elliptcals, exercise bikes and steppers. On the other side, strength machines are generally used to tone and build muscles. Using them won’t burn as many calories, but in the long run they’ll allow you do strengthen your muscles, do more cardio and melt away the fat. Commons strength machines are power racks, selectorized weight machines, leg presses and more.
2. Figure out your budget
Exercise machines range from hundreds of dollars to thousands of dollars depending on the type of machine, the brand and features. Before browsing for the perfect machine, you should figure out, in general, what your budget is. To figure out your budget, figure out what is most important to you. Write down a list of features that are essential to have in the machine you want. Once you figures out what you need in a machine, you can figure out your budget much more easily.
3. Find a location that sells used fitness equipment
There are many factors to consider when buying used fitness equipment. First is pricing. You want the lowest price, but remember to make sure that your machine is in good working condition and that it is a commercial grade machine that is far less likely to break down. You also want a company that has experienced sales representatives that will give you straight answers. If you don’t have any local used fitness equipment dealers, you should also check if they provide shipping.
These are the simple steps you should take when buying used fitness equipment. If you need any more guidance or information, feel free to contact us. Our staff has over 40 of combined experience and can help you find what you need.