Buying discount exercise equipment requires a little imagination. If you’re in the market for used or cheap exercise equipment, or looking for bargains, the web provides a wealth of information on cardio and weight machines. You’ll also need other equipment like hand held weights, benches, barbell racks, yoga mats, Swedish balls, yoga mats, and more.

Last year’s model of machines such as treadmills, exercise bikes, rowers, and stair climbers can be found at a discount when stores make room for new models. You can find good value in refurbished and used equipment. Don’t be afraid to take a look at remanufactured machines; they can be just as dependable as brand new equipment.

Things to check when buying a used or refurbished exercise machine:

    • Powder-coating process: Make sure it’s not spray painted, which will lead to deterioration of the equipment over time)
    • Rebuild and/or replace of all motors, rollers, hydraulics or elevation systems
    • Re-engineer frames and handrails
    • Replace electronics, mechanical and moving parts/components
    • Testing and diagnostics

If you can’t afford exercise machines even at discount prices, you can still build a great gym using equipment such as mats, rubber tubing, jump ropes, weights and more. You can even find this type of cheap equipment at great discounts