Why it’s Great Economic Sense to Buy Second Hand Gym Equipment
Buying new gym equipment can involve a significant outlay, whether you’re a new business or
needing to replace your existing equipment. The last thing you want is to limit the range of gym
equipment you have available for your customers. But with the cost of new gym equipment, we
think that it makes sense to buy second hand. Here’s why we think you should buy second hand gym
equipment for your business.
The cost of buying brand new gym equipment such as treadmills, stair climbers and spin bikes is
likely to cost you a five figure sum, if not more. While prices vary depending on the equipment you
choose and the brand of course, buying new always comes at a cost. But we think that you should
consider the purchase of new gym equipment like buying a new car. It depreciates as soon as it
leaves the showroom. When you buy second hand gym equipment you could make a saving of
anything up to 80% on the original price.
That’s money that could be spent on additional staff or improved facilities throughout the gym.
Lots more choice of equipment to offer
When you set up your gym you probably had a list of essential equipment. You probably had a few
pieces of kit on the list that would also be good to have if they were within budget such as indoor
rowing machines, exercise bikes and vibration plates. The great thing about buying second hand
gym equipment is that you offer more choice. The ‘nice to haves’ suddenly become much more
There may also be a few pieces of equipment that you’d like to try out. Maybe there’s something
relatively new that you’re interested in, but you don’t know whether they’ll be a good fit for your
customers. If you’re buying new, the odds are that they won’t let you try something out or offer to
buy the equipment back. It could be an expensive experiment, so we offer a hire service. You can try
out new things or even just hire extra equipment for busy times.