Getting the best deal on exercise equipment - AmericaNowNews.com

How to get the best deal on exercise equipment

Working out at home might be the answer to a busy schedule, but before you pay for pricey exercise equipment, weigh these tips carefully - they could help you trim the cost.

The last thing you want to do is spend several hundred dollars - or more - on a whim, so before you buy an expensive machine, make sure you like the exercise. If you haven't tried an elliptical, for example, make sure you do before you buy one. Maybe you could borrow a friends machine or use a guest pass to try one out at a gym.

Also, make sure you have enough room at home. Elliptical's and treadmills take up a lot of space. And if the salesman tells you the machine folds, have them demonstrate it and make sure you can do it easily as well.

You can drop $2,000 on a treadmill, but if all you're going to do is walk on it, will you really need a top-of-the-line models with lots of gadgets on it?

Once you know what you want and what you can afford, make sure you do plenty of comparison shopping. And make sure you check out used sporting goods stores as well.

One more important thing - make sure the store you buy it from has a clear return policy and you know who to call to fix it should it break.

Copyright 2011 America Now. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • News on the Road starts in Tifton

    News on the Road starts in Tifton

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:01:36 GMT
    WALB News 10 is hitting the road for our 60th anniversary. You might remember this photo from 2004. Yolanda, Dawn, and Ben having fun with the Ladies of the Red Hat Society in Tifton for WALB's 50th
    WALB News 10 is on the road for our 60th anniversary. We hope you'll come out to see Yolanda, Ben and Tara Herrschaft and don't forget to take your smart phones.
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
  • Good for you no bake cookies

    Good for you no bake cookies

    Love the taste of cookies but hate the calories wellness expert Peggy Hall has the magic recipe.
    Love the taste of cookies but hate the calories wellness expert Peggy Hall has the magic recipe.
Powered by WorldNow