The used commercial exercise equipment is quietly taking the fitness equipment industry by storm. Our economic situation is presenting a golden opportunity for this market to boom because buying brand new gym equipment such as stairmaster, life fitness and precor can quickly drain a rehabilitation centers or fitness clubs wallet.
Not to mention the private individual purchase was out of the question unless you were a celebrity or wall street superstar. Now the game has tilted in your favor because many of today’s gym have been closing their doors for various reasons so that expensive equipment needs to go somewhere and that is where this used commercial exercise equipment market has opened up.
These companies help liquidate these health clubs gym equipment inventory often performing what they call in the industry an “extraction”. That is where these used fitness companies bring in a team of movers to get these commercial gym machines out the door often in a day or less.
By often buying the former health clubs entire inventory the former owners get rid of the headache of having to liquidate piece by piece and not have to pay another months rent. These companies then, if they are reputable, inspect all the pieces of fitness equipment to ensure they are in like new condition.
If they aren’t they either repair the equipment themselves by replacing parts or restoring parts or getting rid of the particular piece altogether.
Since they are buying in bulk you need to make sure that you are picking up some lemon so do your homework first and investigate these companies. Make sure they have references and a good name in the industry. Find out if they have their own full time exercise equipment repair service so that you can be sure they fix any issues or at least have the parts in stock.
Also find out if they are a one man band or have been around a few years and will continue to be around for many years to come because if something goes wrong you want to be able to pick up the phone and talk to someone.
These are just a few tips for saving significant sums of money often times saving as much as 50% or more. You may find that you save so much by buying used commercial exercise equipment that you can get some fitness equipment for your own personal home gym.