Where to Find Discount Fitness Equipment for Your Home Gym

March 31, 2010

Exercise & Fitness

If you want to make your own home gym with as little money as possible then this article is especially for you. The main deterrent in building your home gym is usually the high cost of fitness equipment, butt there are some ways to get the same high-end equipment at low prices. Let’s explore a couple of them:

The first one would be going shopping for discount fitness equipment with your wife/girlfriend. This may not make sense to your at first so let me explain. Women are incredibly good at finding discount sales and at shopping in general . Plus, unlike men, they have enough patience to go and check out more than one store. Since it’s a home gym what you are buying, you’re both going to use it so it’s better if you both have a say in what you put in it. Also you can use this as a sort of couple’s exercise to help you grow closer. Who would have thought that buying home exercise equipment can be a bonding experience.

Secondly, always check out ebay, or other biding sites. Since such sites don’t have fixed prices you are bound to find some high quality exercise equipment at low prices. Just keep in mind that because it’s a biding site you need to come back to it very often to check that no one outbid you.

Check out your local newspaper for gyms that are going out of business. Usually when a gym goes out of business the owner sells most of the exercise equipment at low prices to make some fast money. So if you know a failing gym or you see an ad in the paper regarding discount fitness equipment you should check it out.

Another fun way to get low priced fitness equipment is to check out garage sales. You never know what you might find or how much it may cost.

When all else fails improvise. If you can’t find the type of fitness equipment you’re looking for at a discount price you can always make some of it yourself. For example you can very easily turn a normal bike into a stationary bike. You’d be surprised to know how easy it is to make custom lifting weights out of pieces of junk. Sure it may not look as pretty but it will get the job done. The best part is that you will gain a sense of accomplishment just by creating a simple dumbbell. Don’t worry the internet is filled with content on do it yourself subjects so if you search a little you’re bound to find what you’re looking for.

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