Deals You Can Only Find at a Used Fitness Equipment Store

 |  Brett Labistour

We know who you are. You've got a passion for fitness and you're ready to take that passion to the next level. 

Maybe you're ready to open your own gym and spread your knowledge and passion to the masses. Or maybe your physical therapy office needs new tools to help your patients. Either way, you need equipment.

But you've seen the prices on brand new equipment and you're second-guessing yourself. What do you do?

The answer is simple: look for deals at a used fitness equipment store.

For the financially conscious gym owner or physical therapist, there are some unbelievable deals on refurbished gym equipment out there. Deals that you can't find on brand new equipment.

You just have to know where to look. And luckily, you've come to the right place. We're going to give you the lowdown on the best deals you can only find at a used fitness equipment store.

Why Used?

Experts agree: buying used gym equipment is a smart decision for any gym owner, whether they own a commercial or home gym. The main reason for this is cost. As you already know, brand new gym equipment is expensive, with new cardio and strength training machines going for thousands of dollars apiece.

But there are other reasons to go with used gym equipment besides cost.

For one, the majority of equipment that finds its way to second-hand sellers has only been in use for a few years before it's being thrown out in favor of the newest equipment. While this practice might keep a gym on the cutting edge of fitness trends, it means that there's a lot of equipment out there that still has years of use left in it.

This is especially true since the best gyms are regularly maintaining their equipment to ensure it's working at its highest quality. Even with daily use, well-maintained equipment has years of life left in it.

Another reason to go used is because of equipment refurbishment. When an owner sells their equipment to a used fitness equipment store, that store will then refurbish that equipment before putting it back on the market.

Refurbishment means that parts such as straps, screws, belts, and bolts are being swapped out for new parts. It can also mean new finishes are being added, like brand new powder coating, paint jobs, and decals. This means you can easily customize refurbished gym equipment so that it matches your gym's brand.

Besides these advantages, there are specific deals to be found on used fitness equipment.


Treadmills are one of the most popular and well-used pieces of gym equipment around. This is because they are easy for new gym-goers to use, which makes those clients more likely to sign up for memberships. From an investment standpoint, the more treadmills you have available, the more likely you are to build return clientele.

They're also expensive, with new models going for upwards of $4,000. Contrast this with used models, which tend to be about half that price. That's an incredible deal!

With those factors in play, why wouldn't you go for refurbished treadmills? As long as you're buying from a reputable reseller and doing your research, then you can't go wrong with purchasing refurbished treadmills.

Brand Names

We know, many people are brand obsessed. This is no different in the fitness world. 

And it makes sense. Well-known brands have built public trust by being high-quality industry leaders. When consumers see certain brand names like NordicTrack or Precor, they know that means quality.

They also know that quality comes at a high cost. And while some people might be able to pay for new name brand equipment, that's not a luxury everyone can afford. It's also not cost-effective for new commercial gym owners trying to get a business off the ground.

This is where used fitness equipment stores can really come in handy. Since reputable resellers are getting their equipment from commercial gyms, they're getting the best name brand equipment the market has to offer. 

Brand name equipment can be refurbished into like-new conditions because parts will be more readily available. This is due to those brands being stable and lasting businesses. Those parts will also be of high quality so they are likely to last longer.

And because this equipment is second hand and not coming directly from the brand name retailer, the cost is much lower. Suddenly, equipment that seemed financially out of reach is now in your budget.

Leasing Equipment

That's right, you can lease used gym equipment. 

This is a huge advantage for commercial gym owners who are trying to get their business off the ground. Not only can you expect high-quality equipment, but you can also depend on that quality being affordable.

You also don't have to worry about being stuck with obsolete gym equipment when the latest and greatest products hit the market. Once your lease is up, you're free to lease new equipment. 

The other advantage to leasing is that the monthly cost of the lease can usually be deducted from your overall business expenses. This means you don't have to add the cost of purchasing equipment outright as a separate expense. You should also be able to lower the net cost of your lease by doing this.

You're Ready to Visit a Used Fitness Equipment Store

Now that you know about the deals you can find on used gym equipment, it's time to start shopping. Here at Global Fitness, we're ready to be your used fitness equipment store of choice. Contact us today to get started!

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