How to Keep Fit

Yo! My name is Pam and this is my exercise blog. On this blog, I will be writing about a number of different fitness topics. The majority of serious illnesses and diseases are a result of poor diet and a lack of exercise. Just doing a few minutes of exercise each day can make a real difference to your health and the quality of your life. I learnt this when I was 41, overweight and slightly depressed. My husband made me exercise with him at the gym and I hated it. However, after a week or so, I began to feel much better. I hope this blog helps you to get fit.

Buying Used Gym Equipment: 3 Top Tips


Brand new gym equipment can be very expensive, so if you want to save money, you may wish to consider investing in used gym equipment when setting up your home gym in a basement or garage. Gym equipment can last for many years, so even if you invest in used equipment, you should still get lots of use out of it before it needs to be replaced or repaired. Below is a guide to 3 top tips which will help you to find used gym equipment which matches your needs.

Examine the used equipment before you buy it

You should never buy used gym equipment without first examining it in person. While many sellers who used online auction sites will upload high-definition photos of the equipment, these are no substitute seeing the equipment with your own eyes. You should start by examining the weights for any signs of damage such as cracks or chips. Cracks and chips can occur if weights are dropped from a height onto each other. Next, you should look for any sign of rust or damage on the surface of the metal frames. Finally, you should inspect any wires and pulleys on the gym equipment to ensure they are not worn, damaged or frayed. Damaged gym equipment can pose a serious risk to those who use it.

Measure the used equipment

Gym equipment is manufactured in a number of different sizes. When you are planning to purchase used gym equipment, it is essential that you take along a tape measure to the viewing so you can check the dimensions of each piece. This is important for two reasons. Firstly, you will want to ensure that the equipment will fit into the space you are planning to turn into a home gym. Secondly, you will want to ensure that the equipment is the right size for the people who will be using it. While many sellers list the size of the equipment when selling it, you should always double check the measurements to be on the safe side.

Go for big name brand used equipment 

When it comes to buying quality gym equipment, it pays to invest in big name brands rather than generic types of equipment. Branded gym equipment will typically have a longer lifespan than cheaper unbranded exercise machines and weights. If you need to replace parts of the used gym equipment, you will find it much easier to find parts. Branded equipment may also still be covered by a guarantee or warranty.

If you would like to find out more, contact an exercise company today.


16 January 2018