In the past, one of the bigger challenges of getting in a quality, all-inclusive workout away from the gym was the inadequate and often inferior equipment. Now, with just a little effort that is no longer a problem. The same commercial gym equipment that is found in fitness centers can just as easily find a home in your own living space. Take a little time to check out all the resources and you can create an incredible home gym.
You don’t necessarily need the latest and greatest in fitness equipment to achieve a quality workout, but it doesn’t hurt either sports products. And getting commercial equipment for the home isn’t nearly the hassle it used to be. So why short change yourself if you don’t have to?
Many people have become accustomed to the precision of commercial gym equipment and want nothing less for their personal use. Ironically, the very existence of all the huge fitness centers has made the best in commercial equipment that much more accessible to the average consumer. The big boys are constantly vying for member market share and as a byproduct are regularly overhauling their equipment inventory to keep their facilities ahead of the competition. The average consumer is the beneficiary of this process in more ways than one.
The large fitness centers need somewhere to unload their “old” equipment so one of the results of the constant gym retooling is the increased availability of used exercise equipment. A whole other industry of used fitness equipment dealers has practically sprung up over night. Now, what used to cost in the $5000 to $6000 range can be picked up for prices closer to $1,000, sometimes less. This is, in many cases, reconditioned and refurbished equipment that was recently an integral part of functioning high-profile fitness centers.
Used exercise equipment doesn’t suggest something that is on its last legs either. Much of what is found in the used fitness equipment market are machines that are of a previous “generation.” In many cases, the equipment is already functioning at a precision level, but may not be as “attractive” as it once was. And since you won’t be parading a host of prospective gym members through your home gym, it makes little difference if your treadmill has a small nick here or there.
For even bigger discounts on used commercial fitness equipment, peruse some of the internet classified and auction sites. If you have a little time on your hands and are willing to lift and haul, you can find all the top commercial gym equipment brands for a fraction of the cost of the new versions. You’d be amazed at what you can piece together if you show a little patience and if you are OK with getting your hands dirty.
Don’t settle for anything inferior. Get the best. Treat yourself to top of the line commercial gym equipment and make your home gym the envy of the neighborhood.