Buying discount exercise equipment requires a little imagination. If you’re in the market for used or cheap exercise equipment, or just bargains, the web provides a wealth of information on cardio and weight machines, as well as equipment you shouldn’t overlook – such as hand held weights, benches, barbell racks, yoga mats, Swedish balls, yoga mats, and more.
Look for discounts in machines such as treadmills, exercise bikes, rowers, and stair climbers especially in close-out models or prior year equipment. You can also find good value in cheap, discounted, refurbished or just used equipment. And don’t be afraid to take a look at “Remanufactured” machines – these machines actually have the look and dependability of “New”!
If you are shopping for cheaper exercise machines or discounted equipment, such as refurbished, check to see if it has anything of the following done to it: Powder-coating process (not spray painted – which will lead to deterioration of the equipment over time); re-build and/or replace of all motors, rollers, hydraulics or elevation systems; re-engineer frames and handrails; replace electronics, mechanical and moving parts/components; testing and diagnostics.
If you can’t afford electronic exercise machines even at discount prices you can still build a great gym using cheap equipment. Take punching bags for example. Heavy bags are a great way to improve strength and also release aggression. If you can afford a professional one, you can get quite a workout for your investment.
You should also check out cheaper equipment such as mats, rubber tubing, and even jump ropes. Jump ropes aren’t just for children anymore, and most professional boxers routinely use them because they also build speed, agility and coordination. A good quality jump rope designed for exercise is not too expensive, and the benefits are tremendous. And yes, you can even find this type of cheap equipment at tremendous discounts for your exercises!