Trying to get in shape? Good for you! There are hundreds of reasons why reducing weight and increasing activity levels is the right choice. But what if you can't afford to go get brand new home gym equipment? It's a big investment to go brand new. Some people shy away from the idea of buying used gym equipment, just because they associate exercise with sweat and dirt. But these machines don't hold the bulk of the sweat - people's clothes do. It's just like buying anything else used. As long as it's quality and the previous owner cleaned it, then you have nothing to fear. Want to know what to look for so you don't get a lemon of a unit? Read below.