Refurbished Fitness Equipment

One of the best ways to save money when buying fitness machines, is purchasing refurbished fitness equipment. Refurbished units provide the same workout benefits as brand new machines at only a fraction of the cost. These machines may be pre-owned, but they are refurbished back to their original, perfect condition.  Plus, most are covered with warranties and product support, which make them a more practical purchase than pre-owned, non-refurbished machines.

Certain things should be observed, though, before buying refurbished fitness equipment. As these machines have already been used, you should always test the machines before making any purchases. With treadmills and elliptical machines, for example, try taking them for a test run. Its body should be sturdy and stable enough to accommodate your weight and the nature of your workout program, and it should not wobble when it is being used.

On treadmills, motors are a vital component and normally dictate their prices. The best treadmills use the best motors in the industry, so, choose a machine that is equipped with a motor that delivers consistent, quiet, and smooth operation. Another treadmill component that you should check thoroughly is the treadmill belt. Check the quality of the belt as it should be in good condition and durable enough to perform quietly and smoothly.

A working console is next on the list. Its electronic features should be working properly, especially the most important functions, such as the heart rate monitoring device. You should also make sure that all of the buttons are working and the digital controls and settings are functioning flawlessly.

Safety is yet another thing to consider when buying a pre-owned machine, especially when there are children around the house or any individuals who are not fit to use the machine. Some safety features for treadmills may include hand rails, emergency shut-off systems, and safety locks.