Why you should invest in good quality fitness equipment

Have you decided that 2016 is your year for fitness and to get into shape? Awesome! Become part of the one billion others who have joined the ‘gym-from-home club’ that sees results when dedication is involved. It’s an amazing way to get fit, stay healthy, and tone your body while wearing a luminous body stocking in the comfort of your own home. However, all jokes aside, the importance of purchasing good quality exercise equipment for your home gym cannot be understated because your physical health quite literally depends on it.

There is a wide range of exercise equipment available online, in second-hand stores, and from a garage sale down the road, but there are a few things you need to seriously consider before purchasing equipment from random sellers. Trainers and health professionals will agree, you need to purchase from accredited equipment suppliers for the following important reasons:


If you are currently on the mend due to a cardiac problem or you’ve had surgery on a joint or muscle, the correct cardiovascular and elliptical equipment is absolutely essential. Worn and rusty can cause resistance where it shouldn’t. You could end up extending your recovery time and doing more physical damage.

It really is tempting to jump on any treadmill, rower or stepper and get to it, however if you’re not even remotely educated on the finer points of using the machines, you could end up injuring yourself. When buying exercise equipment from stores, you will be advised on what is best suited to your needs. If you are injured, it is best to get a medical certificate stating which kind of exercise you require, before lifting random weights or using the toughest rower. Without it, you’re looking to cause a physical health problem.


Exercise equipment is an investment, which means you should be able to get the most out of it for a number of years. This is why buying a machine from accredited suppliers is essential because, the reliability includes a warranty that protects the parts and operations, assuring you enjoy long-term machine performance and use.


New equipment is set up with the latest specifications that are included to make your workout more effective and help you stay on top of your growing fitness second-hand equipment is often not equipped with state-of-the-art features. You can get a treadmill from that neighbours garage sale but chances are you’re going to be guessing how fast your heart is racing.


Like all types of machinery, it needs to be maintained regularly to ensure smooth running and operation. Equipment from a licensed supplier is under warranty and you will need to maintain the machine to ensure it remains guaranteed. If you’re uncertain about cleaning and oiling certain parts, pay a visit to the supplier and they will provide you with all the relevant information.

Considering the impact exercise equipment has on your health regime and fitness, you will need to invest in machinery that is going to serve you well. Don’t assume that a garage sale treadmill is going to give you the same performance and long-standing service as a new one, because it won’t. Stick with the new exercise toys and you’ll be less inclined to injure yourself and more inclined to make an effort to use the equipment; it’s not just a body thing, it’s a head thing too.

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