What to consider before buying used gym equipment

in Exercise News & Trends

Buying used gym equipment is a cost-effective way to build a home gym without spending a fortune. You can find quality, used equipment for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of dollars less than new gym equipment. But don’t just buy the first used treadmill you see. Here are some things to consider when you’re buying used gym equipment.

How trustworthy is the seller?

Don’t buy used gym equipment from just anyone. Shop with a dealer who knows what they’re doing. A trustworthy dealer will only sell used gym equipment that’s in good shape and is safe to use. Your dealer will be able to explain the differences between “refurbished,” “re-manufactured,” and “pre-owned” to make sure you buy the right piece of equipment for your needs. A trustworthy dealer will back their products, which means they’ll provide a warranty for your equipment, giving you peace of mind that you’re covered if your used gym equipment breaks or needs to be repaired.

Do you recognize the brand?

Gym equipment from quality brands such as Precor, LifeFitness, Freemotion, Hoist, NordicTrack, Golds Gym, Pro-Form, Sole Fitness,  and Cybex will be more durable and long-lasting than gym equipment from less reputable companies. If you plan on using your gym equipment for several years, you’ll want to only consider buying from quality brands you recognize and trust. Spend some time researching brands, and read consumer reviews to get a feel for how well the brand’s equipment holds up.

How much does the equipment cost?

Cost is a major factor in deciding what gym equipment to buy, which is why you’re smart for looking into used gym equipment! You can buy used gym equipment for a fraction of what you would pay for new equipment. Shop at New Life Cardio Equipment for the guaranteed lowest prices on quality used gym equipment such as treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, benches and racks and free weights.

Buying used gym equipment is an investment in your health and happiness. Spend some time deciding what you want out of your home gym, then come to see us so you can get the best price on your used gym equipment with our price match guarantee!