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In this article I am going to reveal how to buy use fitness equipment.
Have you noticed that more and more commercials on TV promote these home gyms?
Nothing gets me more upset than knowing people who really want to get a good quality workout spend more money than they need to because of slick commercial ads.
The fact is home gyms are no where near as effective as commercial fitness equipment.
The reason is simple commercial fitness equipment needs to produce results every hour of every day.
Home gyms do not, since home gym manufacturers know that most people who buy home gyms will not actually use the machines.
In fact most of the people who order those late night fitness machines never even take the fitness gear out of the boxes.
If they do take the machines out of the boxes, they may use the fitness gear for a few weeks and then they become expensive clothes hangers. Commercial fitness equipment on the other hand needs to run every day with a constant stream of users day in and day out.
So if you plan on using the exercise equipment I suggest getting commercial fitness equipment from used fitness equipment remanufacturers. Doing this rather than buying the gym equipment new will save you significantly, by as much as 50-70% or more.
These companies buy up health club equipment from companies who go out of business, then service the equipment to the original manufacturers specifications.
Once the gym equipment is serviced and inspected, they then relist the gym equipment for resale.
Just make sure you buy from a company that has been in the industry for over five years and has a good reputation and references.
Call their customer service department to ensure that a real person answers the phone and that they are able to answer your questions, provide insight into the fitness equipment you are looking to purchase and offer other suggestions.
Also ensure that the company does in fact have their own full-time exercise equipment service team and parts. This way you know the equipment is serviced and parts are available in the future, should you ever need anything.
Another tip, would be to find out how large their warehouse facility is because you want a company that can store the gym equipment. This way they can buy the exercise equipment in bulk, saving even more money. Ideally, look for a company that has over 15,000 square feet.
Having less than that and they do not have the storage facility to buy in bulk which is ok, you just will not save as much since the company will not get as good a price for the gym equipment.
Following these tips, you will save yourself thousands of dollars and get a better workout.
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Whether you already belong to a gym or are looking to join, there are some tricks to getting the most out of your money.
The first thing to do is to find out about any discounts that your local gyms offer. Some gyms give student discounts with an ID and some partner with companies and give employee discounts.
Also, call your insurance provider because some insurance companies will cover the cost of gym memberships. They hope that a gym membership will keep you healthy and therefore they will spend less on you in the long run.
If you do not have a gym membership, but want one without spending a lot of money look into alternatives. You may be able to find a community center, college, or high school that offer cheap memberships or even free use of their facilities.
To get the best deal on a gym membership you will have to negotiate.
The best time to try this is during the fall or winter months when gyms can use the extra business. Go to a gym and tell them you are interested in joining. When you are told how much it will cost, ask surprised and like it is too much. Then, tell them that competition you have a better price. If they are willing to give you a lower price, take it. If they are willing to give any discounts then just leave and try the same tactic at another gym.
If you are a gym member, make the most of it and actually save yourself money. Take advantage of your membership. After exercising, shower at the gym, use their soap and towels. Women can even dry their hair at the gym. Doing these few simple things every time you are at the gym can save you money on your home water, electric, and gas bills. … Read More
Finally the day is here and you are ready to start a health and fitness program. Now you need to figure out what forms of exercise you will enjoy doing and ones that you will be consistent at doing. There are so many choices out there theses days that it can be kind of overwhelming.
Every day you see a new piece of equipment on TV or in catalogs and new gadgets are popping up all the time. So how do we weed through all of the choices. The first thing that I would recommend is to save your money. Do not spend anything yet until you have tested some of the free methods first.
Walking is one of the most obvious forms, as well as running or jogging, although I personally do not care for running or jogging because they create too much impact on my joints. You have to decide for yourself. Another way to find out what you like is to borrow equipment from a friend. Most people have fitness equipment just lying around not being used at all and would be glad to get it out of their homes.
Now the next step would be to start spending little amounts of money on equipment. If you borrowed something that a friend does not want maybe you can get a good deal on it. Go to yard sales, flea markets and pawnshops. You can just about build a complete fitness complex from these types of places.
Anyway the point is to test many different things until you find some you like. Most pieces of equipment or gadgets can be fun for a while, but may get boring so having many different types can be a great benefit (If you have the room!)
I almost always have to be outside to exercise other that when I'm weight training. All aerobic types of exercise are done outdoors. I do walking and one of my favorites in winter is hiking through the bush. Recently I bought a $ 20 dollar bike just to find out that I love bicycling. So I went and bought a new bike and now do 14 miles 3-5 times a week.
Once you find a form of exercise you love and that you can do consistently, you may want to put more money into it. For example I bought lights for my bike so I can ride at night as well as replaced some of the other parts to make riding more enjoyable. Finally I would like to say just do whatever it takes to keep up your motivation and the rest should fall into place. Remember the most important thing is to just do it! … Read More