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Yes, we sell used fitness equipment in addition to the brand new fitness equipment that we also carry. Come down to our new larger facility and 10,000 sq. ft. showroom. Call 714-957-2765 for immediate service. We sell all major brands Life Fitness, Precor, Nautilus, Hammer Strength, Muscle D, Cybex, Matrix, Keiser, Technogym and more.

We have assembled a world-class team of gym equipment experts: repair and rebuild technicians, installers, sales people, expert gym planners. Our team is second to none and just one of the great benefits you get by working with us.

Call us for our latest new and used gym equipment acquisitions, our inventory changes regularly. Get the latest prices, a free quote or custom shipping pricing for orders shipped anywhere in the world.

Located in Santa Ana, Orange County, California we serve both local walk-in clients, local gyms and International customers worldwide.

How to buy a used treadmill – Don’t dread the tread(mill)

Don’t dread the tread(mill)

Ask someone to name a piece of gym equipment and they’ll probably name the treadmill. There is no modern image of fitness more tired and true than a person running in the gym on a treadmill. The first consumer treadmill designed for home use was developed in the late 1960s and ever since then, the treadmill has become a staple of American fitness.

Modern gyms are beginning to look like the set of Star Trek, with touchscreens, LCD TVs and alien looking machines abundant; but the treadmill, minus a few bells and whistles added to the consoles, has stayed fundamentally the same. This is because the treadmill simply gets the job done in a variety of ways. The best way to buy an affordable used treadmill, that will last, is to buy one from a used gym equipment supplier, such as Primo Fitness!

Benefits of a treadmill:

1.       Ease of Use

First, the treadmill is extremely simple to use. People instinctively know how to walk and run, so there is no learning curve required to use the machine. Treadmills may differ cosmetically and internally, but once a person has used one, they can use them all. They also do not require adjustments to the machine itself for different people. Once someone hops off, someone else can hop on and immediately begin their workout. The simplicity is what draws many to the treadmill.

2.       Calorie Burning

Statistically, running at top speeds will burn the most calories per hour. Running at an 8.5 minute mile rate can burn 679 calories per hour for a smaller person and 940 calories for a larger person. This is compared to cycling at a moderate 12-14 mph pace, which will burn 472 calories per hour for a smaller person and 654 for a larger person. If weight loss is a person’s fitness goal, running on the treadmill is one of the most efficient ways to melt away the pounds.

3.       Consistency, convenience and safety

Some users may dislike the treadmill and deem it as boring, but this consistency and predictability is highly beneficial for a workout. Running outside can be risky as running over random curbs, cracks, holes or errant banana peels can lead to serious injury. Other hazards such as cars and innocent bystanders are also eliminated by running on a stationary treadmill. Treadmills allow for smooth continuous running in the convenience of your home or gym, so users are free to run regardless of weather. Also, it is quite difficult to run around the block with a TV strapped to your head, so alternatively, many treadmills have the option of attaching a screen so you can enjoy your sitcoms while burning some fat.

4.       Customizing and progress checking

Essentially every maker of treadmills, whether they are Precor, Star Trac or Life Fitness, equips their machines with a console. These consoles can control various aspects of the machine, such as speed and incline. Many newer treadmills also come with pre-programmed workout routines for a variety of different fitness goals. Both beginners and seasoned veterans can reap the full benefits of working out on a treadmill. These consoles generally also come with trackers that can determine exactly how far a person has run, how many calories they have burned and even what their heart rate was. This allows users to easily track their progress and follow a goal-oriented routine.

What to look for when buying a treadmill

There are dozens of treadmills on the market, so choosing one can be overwhelming. Here are a few factors to consider.

1.        Brand

The top brands are generally the top brands for a reason. Life Fitness, Precor and Star Trac are some of the most recognized and best names when it comes to treadmills. Choosing a treadmill from one of these brands will generally ensure that you will receive a top quality and durable machine.

2.       Commercial or Residential?

The decision of buying commercial or residential is highly dependent on your budget. If you’re thinking of purchasing a residential unit, your cost will generally be lower but these units are generally less durable than commercial units. When buying a used treadmill, it is suggested to go for a commercial unit, because they are built to run 24/7, there will be no issues in a one or two runner household. Buying a used treadmill generally saves you half off of MSRP.

3.       Make and Model

There are hundreds of different types of models of treadmills out there so it can be a little overwhelming trying to choose one. An easier method would be to figure out what features are most important, such as a touchscreen, different workout routines, incline or decline options, etc. If you’re not sure what you want, feel free to ask the salesperson for their suggestions.

At the end of the day, the best technique to decide which treadmill you want is by taking it for a test run. There are many different options out there, so if you’re looking to find the right path to fitness, feel free to ask one of our Primo Fitness Equipment Professional for their treadmill suggestions.

Do You Need to Sell Used Gym Equipment?

Do you have used gym equipment that you’re looking to sell or get rid of? We would love to hear from you! is always looking for opportunities to bring in all types of equipment – whether you’re an individual owner or your a health club or gym that’s getting rid of the old equipment to bring in the new.

We offer reasonable, top-notch dollar on all of our used gym equipment buybacks and we can even do the gym equipment extraction from your center as well. All of our service technicians are fully trained and certified and are experts at removing and transferring all types of exercise and fitness equipment.

If you have used gym equipment you’d like to sell, go ahead and fill out the form below and one of our buyback representatives will be in touch with you shortly!

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5 Tips to Buying Used Gym Equipment

If you’re in the market to buy used gym equipment for the very first time, it could be a very daunting task if you don’t quite exactly know where or how to start. But don’t worry, you’re probably not alone and luckily, that’s why Fitness Equipment Professionals is here to help.

If you’re like the millions of working Americans who balance a hectic work life, an even more hectic family – you’re probably finding it harder and harder to find time to balance your health and fitness, we totally understand. With your daily priorities changing constantly, we know finding the time to go to the gym after a long and tiring day becomes pretty difficult. But you’re a fighter, and you wish you had the chance to be able to work out at home and there’s plenty of reasons for that – it’s more convenient and comfortable, you don’t have to physically leave the house, and you get to break away from the daily grind in an environment that’s close to you, literally.

So just what exactly does it take to actually get one of those treadmills or ellipticals that you see in the gyms into your very own home? Where are you supposed to look? How expensive is it going to be? Are used gym equipment worth it? etc. We know you have questions, and we have answers.

Here are the top 5 things you need to know when buying used fitness equipment for the very first time:

  1. Know the difference between the 3 basic conditions of used gym equipment
  2. Familiarize yourself with the different types of machines, features, and brands available
  3. Have a set budget in mind and what needs you require in a machine
  4. Buying gym equipment used will save you lots of time and lots of money.
  5. Ensure that the equipment dealer is highly trustworthy and reputable

1. Know the difference between the 3 basic conditions of used gym equipment

The majority of all used gym equipment that are bought and sold usually fall under 3 basic categories: as-is (working condition), serviced and cleaned, and remanufactured (remanufactured). They are also priced very differently as well. The most affordable and least expensive condition is as-is, which means you buy the machine just as it is right out of the warehouse. If you’re just looking to keep a simple healthy lifestyle without all of the bells and whistles, this condition is definitely a good choice for you. But if you’re looking for something a little more, then you can opt to have a machine serviced and cleaned. Used equipment may tend to have some parts that more worn and used than others, which may cause potential issues if they fail or break down. This option allows you to have all heavily worn and used parts replaced to ensure a longer shelf-life for your machine. But let’s say you want a machine that will operate and run with you for the long term, you can choose to get it remanufactured. A “remanufactured” machine means that its basically re-built to look and feel just like brand new – from the mechanical parts to even the powder coating on the outside. But depending on the type of dealer, the quality of work can vary greatly.

Fitness Equipment Professionals has been buying and selling used gym equipment for over 40 years. All of our as-is models are properly tested by our service technicians for working functionality. We are experts at Remanufacturing equipment and have received rave reviews for our quality of work. We only use OEM replacement parts for all of our remanufactured machines and our technicians are certified and have decades of experience bringing old gym equipment back to life.

2. Familiarize yourself with the different types of machines, features, and brands available

Knowing all of the different types of exercise equipment available out there will definitely help you decide whats best for you. Here’s a list of the main types of machines that you should know: treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes (upright, recumbent), and strength equipment (freeweight, plate-loaded, selectorized).

What about some of the important features on a machine? What are they and why should I know or care about them? Good question. There’s a variety of standard features in cardio machines such as treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes are will help you – such as Heart Rate Monitoring, multiple levels of resistance for more choices in your level of intensity, incline/decline capability, and so forth. This is also important when you just happen to be testing out an as-is machine, check to see if the basic features are working and functional. Find out what some of the most popular fitness brands are so that you can get quality, name-backed equipment.

3. Have a set budget in mind and what needs you require in a machine

If you’re just starting out and looking for some advice and guidance, it definitely helps to have a clear set budget in mind and what you’re looking for in a machine. This helps the selection process greatly by narrowing yourself down to specific machines and models that will not only fit your budget, but also your needs. For instance, here at Fitness Equipment Professionals, we’ll work with you personally and directly to help you get a machine that’s just right for you. When you do business with us, our representatives ensure that you’ll get a fitness machine that meets or is below your budget, and is able to perform all of the things that you need it to do. That’s the FEP promise.

4. Buying used equipment will save you lots of time and money

We know buying anything “used” comes with a bit of skepticism, but we’re here to debunk it, at least for gym equipment anyway. To buy any piece of fitness equipment brand new is very, very, very expensive and can run anywhere into the thousands at the bare minimum. One of the main benefits of buying gym equipment used is the huge financial savings. Even if you did decide to Remanufacture a machine, the end cost on your end would still be far from what you would have paid if you bought it brand new. With money a little tighter than ever before, we want you to be get the most out of every dollar.

5. Ensure that the equipment dealer is highly trustworthy and reputable

With so many different people and companies selling used gym equipment, how do you go about choosing one to partner with? How do you know what you’re being told is what you’re gonna get? How do you prevent yourself from spending a lot of hard earned money for a machine that is “supposed” to last for a pretty long time? Take a few extra steps of precaution to make sure that the organization or individual you’re dealing with is legitimate. At, we personally welcome all of our clients into our warehouse and let you personally browse, select, and test all of the machines for yourself. We’ll even walk you through every single step of the process of servicing and cleaning, or Remanufacturing your machine if you wish to know. We’ve been doing this for over 40 years, we’re pretty confident in our knowledge and expertise, now let us show you.

Now that you’re officially fitness equipment knowledgeable and looking to make the first leap into your first purchase, let us know how we can help! Head on over to our website and browse our wide selection of used treadmills, used ellipticals, used bikes, and much, much more. But just in case we missed something here that you wanted to know more about, why don’t you give us a call? We’re here to help! 1-765-460-6FIT (348)


Life Fitness Equipment

Life Fitness LifeCycleLife Fitness Equipment

In 1968, the Brunswick Corporation purchased a new division called LifeCycle, which was later changed to Life Fitness. Mastermind Keene P. Dimck was the person that created the Life Fitness Company. Now, it the most trusted name in treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes and strength equipment manufacturer in the world. The name Life Fitness stands for strong, heavy duty, durable and low maintenance home and commercial fitness equipment.

Later, Life Fitness was purchased by Bally Manufacturing Corporation. Very soon after that, Life Fitness rose to the top of the fitness equipment industry. Life Fitness has over 1,700 employees with 12 international subsidiaries and manufacturing warehouses worldwide.

They also have over 186 dealers and distributors in over 120 countries. To date, they have more than 300 different cardio and strength fitness products for both the home and commercial line. Life Fitness also holds 50 patents in the United States, making them one of the world leaders in fitness equipment manufacturing.


HammerStrengthHammer Strength

Acquired by Life Fitness in 1990, there are over 80 different commercial exercise machines in the Hammer Strength product line up, designed for the user to load and unload weight plates. This gives the user more control and safety which is lessened with free weights. Proper form is not always correct with free weights limiting results. Hammer Strength equipment insures proper form and makes the exercise more comfortable.

A few years later Life Fitness extended the same motion technology of its revolutionary plate loaded machines to its “Motion Technology Selectorized Equipment Line”, called Hammer Strength MTS.

Hammer Strength MTS incorporates the same biomechanical integrity of the plate loaded products, but with the ease and convenience of selectorized weight stacks.

Top Selling Life Fitness Equipment

Cardio Equipment:
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Life Fitness 95Ti Treadmill – Also known as the Silver Bullet, the Life Fitness 95Ti Treadmill has become one of our best sellers ever. Whether you purchase the Life Fitness 95Ti Treadmill used, serviced or remanufactured, you will not be disappointed with its style, quality, performance or features.



Life Fitness 95X Elliptical Crosstrainer – The Life Fitness 95x Elliptical cross trainer comes in three different models, the Life Fitness Achieve, Inspire, and the Engage. Its natural fluid motion and stability makes the Life Fitness 95X Elliptical deliver excellent comfort for the best exercise experience possible.



Life Fitness 95Ri Recumbent Bike
Life Fitness 95Ri Lifecycle – Loaded with great features like LifePulse Heart Rate Monitoring and 29 workout programs, it has become one of the most popular exercise bikes in gyms today. The Life Fitness 95Ri Recumbent LifeCycle is designed and has the same technology as the Life Fitness 95Ci upright bike.


Strength Equipment:


Life Fitness Pro Series – The Life Fitness strength Pro Series is an advanced, ergonomically superior selectorized strength-training system available today. Unparalleled in its ease of use and total body effectiveness. It accommodates nearly everyone in your facility safely and efficiently.
Life Fitness Pro2
Life Fitness Pro2 Series – To meet the high demand for a full commercial gym, Life Fitness designed the Pro2 Strength Series. Gym members and trainers will value how tough the Life Fitness Pro2 Equipment is and appreciate the smart biomechanics and reliable features of the Pro2 Series.
Life Fitness Signature Series – For the high end gyms, Life Fitness designed the Life Fitness Signature Series equipment.  Users of all fitness levels will benefit from the 20 years of building fitness equipment experience that Life Fitness put into the Signature Series. It will add as much revenue to your business as it will benefit your members.

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