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If you are looking for ways to save money while getting in shape, buying used home fitness equipment is one option to consider. Some types of fitness equipment still have a useful life, long after the original owner is finished using them. The key is to find something you think you will enjoy using that is still in good working order.

The first step is to identify exercise equipment that will keep you motivated to use it. It is not uncommon to know a friend or relative who has purchased the latest fad equipment, used it a few times, and then left it sitting in the corner gathering dust! So, before you buy, do a little research. Do you want to burn calories and work your cardiovascular system, then consider cardio machines. Elliptical trainers, treadmills, and exercise bikes are quite popular, but some people prefer one over the other. The best way to choose is to try them out for yourself. Do you want to build strength? Then consider some type of resistance or weight training equipment. Free weights and resistance bands are good compact forms, while home gyms work multiple parts of the body, but require additional storage space.

Once you have identified the right equipment for your individual preferences and health goals, start shopping! If you want to save money by purchasing used home fitness equipment, pay attention to the condition and age of the equipment. Some things with few moveable parts, like weight sets and weight benches, generally hold up well over time. Things with motors or electronics, such as some cardio equipment, require closer inspections. No one wants a large treadmill in their home that doesn't work! Before buying, check out the condition of the product, as well as the availability of parts and servicing. Check whether the manufacturer is still in business, and what the reviews were of the equipment when it was new. This may give some hint as to the quality and expected life of the product.

If you have trouble finding the perfect used home fitness equipment, it may be possible to purchase new. Many types of equipment are available in a range of prices to fit different budgets. Also, as technology advances, it is sometimes a better value to purchase something with the latest features, as well as a full manufacturer's warranty.

At American Fitness, we strive to help our customers fulfill their health and fitness goals. If you need help choosing the right fitness equipment for you, browse our online store or contact one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to help.