With new commercial grade models ranging between £8,000 and more than £12,000, purchasing a treadmill represents a relatively substantial financial investment for many people. Fortunately, used treadmills provide an excellent alternative to brand new models for people whose wallets don’t need as much exercise as their waistline. When buying used commercial treadmill equipment, the old age, “you get what you pay for” doesn’t always hold true. There are plenty of gently used in-home and used commercial treadmills available to get the job done. Still, as with anything in life, there are both advantages and disadvantages to buying used treadmills. Performing some research before making a used treadmill purchase will help ensure that people end up with a well-working machine that meets their specific fitness needs.

Life Fitness 95 Ti Integrity series £1,700 refurbished to “as new” condition

The Advantages of Used Commercial Treadmills

The most obvious advantage to buying used treadmills are the used treadmill prices, which offer substantial discounts when compared to the cost of brand new treadmill models. The average price for a well-made, well-equipped new commercial treadmill model designed for serious runners is in the £8,000 range. Although used treadmill prices vary, light-use, high-quality used treadmills are often available for less than £1,600 – a saving of over 80%. People can use some of their substantial savings from buying used treadmill equipment to purchase new fitness clothing and accessories, or other items of exercise equipment such as rowing machines or bikes. Buying used treadmill equipment also puts name-brand treadmill models within reach of people who couldn’t otherwise afford them. Brands that are common place in commercial gyms such as Life Fitness, Technogym and Precor for example can become affordable.

Another advantage with buying a gym quality machine is that they are intended for multiple users so they are subsequently built to withstand rigorous use. This means that in the light-use home environment they will barely be tested at all and as long as you obtain a machine which has been refurbished to a high enough standard it should give you reliable, trouble-free service for a good many years.

Commercial treadmills in the process of being refurbished at Cardiokit Limited

The Disadvantages of Used Commercial Treadmills

Although there are numerous advantages to buying used treadmills, there can also be a few, usually avoidable, disadvantages. Used treadmills may have multiple previous owners and users, some – or all – of which many not have given the machine the tender loving care it deserved. Examining used machines thoroughly before purchase – particularly the running belt, drive belt, motor and front and rear rollers – will help people ensure they’re receiving the best used treadmills in the best possible condition. Buying your machine from a reputable supplier who offer their machines with a warranty is definitely advisable.

Commercial treadmills,  are considerably heavier than a home machine and obviously do not have the option to “fold-up”. The average commercial treadmill will weigh in excess of 200Kg; this can make the idea of installing one in your home quite a daunting process. Because of this, many people decide to install them in a purpose built outbuilding or in a garage where access is relatively easy. It is important that whichever supplier you choose offer a delivery and installation service. Professional installers will be prepared to partly dismantle machines to get them through standard house doorways and will be well equipped to move these heavy pieces of equipment to their new location. Its worth bearing in mind however, that most will insist on ground floor installation only.

Visit: https://www.cardiokitleisure.co.uk/  to find a superb range of professionally refurbished gym equipment and to find out more about the refurbishment process.