Buying Guide for Used Treadmills

Ever wanted to buy a treadmill but can’t because of budget constraints? Well, you now have a choice of doing a great cardio workout in the convenience of your own home – other than doing endless laps around your dining table!

Almost everyone in the world knows what a cardio is; if not all. Everyone’s aware that we must engage ourselves and do it at least thrice a week to get fit. There are a lot of reasons why people can’t get themselves enrolled in a gym or perhaps have the luxury of buying their home gym equipment. Ask them and you will surely hear one common answer – they are broke.

Well, if you will buy a brand new treadmill with all the fancy adjectives and expensive high-tech features, you will surely get broke. But don’t be dismayed. For a frugal fitness enthusiast like you, there is only one solution – buy used treadmills!

This guide will walk you through on how to find those secondhand treadmills that will surely fit your taste. With all frugality please, read on.

Tip #1:

Look for a tried-and-tested brand – tried-and-tested brands are those that are in the business for a long time already. The longer they are in the business, the more reputation they have. Names like Pacemaster and Nautalis should definitely ring your rings! Even if used, treadmills under these names are surely as strong as a cow.

Tip #2:

If possible, ask the owner about the general condition of the treadmill – By asking how much pounding the treadmill already took, you will have an idea of how long can it continue to work for you before it ends up in a junk shop.

Tip #3:

Do not be a fan of vintage treadmills – even if vintage materials sounds good to acquire, don’t when it comes to fitness equipment especially used treadmills. Remember that you will run on it and not put it on display. By choosing a newer model, you will have at least a peace of mind that it won’t break right when you’re using it.

Tip #4:

Test run on it personally – run on it and feel it. When doing so, aside from making sure that it won’t break, listen and feel for anything unusual. Do I have to say more?

Tip #5:

Lay your hands on its service record – service records are basically like a report card that children hate to show to their moms. It will tell you its maintenance status, problems if any and repair frequency. If possible ask for it.

There you go! Five proven steps that you should remember when choosing from those used treadmills in the market. Never associate the word “used” with “damaged.” With adequate know-how, you might even find one that works like a brand new unit. The most important thing that you should follow is your instinct; if it doesn’t feel right then don’t buy it. So are you excited to find one so that you can stop making that cat-chase? Then head on to your secondhand store and check what’s available! Good luck in your search and stay frugal.