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Buying the right home fitness equipment why quality matters

Buying the Right Home Fitness Equipment: Why Quality Matters

If you shop online, it’ll only take a few clicks to see that the cost of a new home gym, treadmill, elliptical or strength equipment can vary a lot depending on what you buy. You always want to know that you’re getting a good deal and not spending more than you have to. If you’re going to make the investment in buying home gym equipment, you want to know it’s going to last. You can begin your research by going online and comparing product descriptions. And we all know that reading customer reviews can help steer you in the right direction and assure that you’re buying something that other folks say they like, but there’s more to it than that. There are some important things to know when buying a home gym that they don’t tell you online. Is it a quality product? Is it reliable? Does it have a warranty? And how good is the warranty? These are all important things you want to know when you are looking to buy the best home gym equipment for you or your family. Read this article to learn everything you need to know about buying a home gym (or any home gym equipment), what to look for, and how to know you’re buying the best exercise equipment for your needs.


Getting the Best Fitness Equipment for Your Home

Whether you’re looking for a treadmill, elliptical, bike, or home gym, the most important thing to look for is quality. Keep in mind, when we talk about quality  we aren’t just referring to the product. We’re also referring to the brand. You’ll want to know you’re buying a quality brand, too.  You want to buy from a brand that sells quality fitness equipment that is built to last.



How to Know You’re Buying Quality Gym Equipment

There are a lot of brands out there to choose from, and there are a lot of fitness equipment brands to avoid. A machine that’s not quality isn’t going to last and it won’t hold up to repeated use. Here are a couple guidelines to go by when you’re looking for cardio and strength equipment for your home.



1. You Get What You Pay For

The general rule of thumb is simple; you get what you pay for. For example, at first glance, the less expensive treadmills you see at Costco might seem like a great buy, but know what you’re buying beforehand. While it might look the same as the high end treadmills you’ve seen online or in speciality stores, know that you get what you pay for when it comes to fitness equipment. That inexpensive treadmill you’re considering might say it’s durable and built to last, but is it? It looks nice, and the product description you found online says it’s durable and built to last, but is it? If you do a little more research you might even find it gets decent customer reviews. Does that mean it’s good?

Like we said before, quality is about not just the product, but also the brand. Big discount stores like Costco are after selling volume. Goods manufactured in volume aren’t often made to be high quality. Furthermore, a lot of low cost fitness equipment will have warranties that don’t last and don’t cover much. And even if your service issue is covered by warranty, it’s going to be time consuming and a headache to get it serviced: taking it in, waiting for it to get fixed, picking it up, and getting it moved back into your house. And during that time, you’re getting out of your home workout routine and unable to exercise from home! The bottom line is, consider the warranty, service, durability and lifespan of that bike or elliptical or home gym you’re looking at before you click to buy the cheaper one. 


2. Try Before You Buy

Always try the product before you buy it. This will allow you to get a good feel for what you like and what you don’t like. You’ll notice how it feels, how it fits, and its functions. (You can’t always tell if the components are durable just by looking at them, but you’ll know the difference once you test it out). The only way to know what’s going to be the best treadmill for your home or the best trainer for at home workouts is by using it. Based on this you can make an educated decision as to what you like and what you want.

If you live near Denver, Colorado, you can visit one of Fitness Gallery’s five locations to try out the best cardio and strength training fitness equipment and find the model(s) that are best for you. Plus, at each of their Denver fitness stores they have expert staff that can answer all of your questions and guide you to find the best gym equipment for your specific needs.

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Finding the Best Home Fitness Equipment

buying the best home fitness equipment

Fitness Gallery is the best Colorado fitness store to find the exercise equipment you’re looking for. They sell the world’s finest fitness equipment online and from five store locations in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. Their mission is to sell only the finest fitness equipment because if it’s not quality it’s not worth paying for. They believe in quality and will only sell quality. In some cases this may mean your perfect home gym might cost a little more up front, but they guarantee that you’ll be happier once you get home. When you buy junk, you’ll be disappointed. 


Most Recommended Brands for Cardio and Strength Machines

The most recommended brands for strength or cardio equipment are TuffStuff and TRUE Fitness. Buying a TuffStuff strength machine or a TRUE Fitness cardio machine means buying quality. Fitness Gallery has been selling fitness equipment since 1997 and they sell primarily these two brands of cardio and strength equipment for a very good reason: they’re the best fitness equipment brands on the market. If Fitness Gallery thought there was a better product for the price they’d carry it, but there’s not. Furthermore, Fitness Gallery services everything they sell and they know that TuffStuff and TRUE have the least amount of issues. Because they stand behind everything they sell, they want to sell the products that have the least number of issues or headaches. Makes sense, right?

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What Makes TuffStuff Home Gyms and TRUE Cardio Equipment Higher Quality?

Quality is in the product, the components, and the brand. TuffStuff and TRUE Fitness offer the best quality exercise equipment for the price. They’re a top quality brand with the highest quality equipment. TuffStuff products are all made in the United States at a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chino, California. TRUE also manufactures all of their equipment in the United States and completely stands behind their products as well. And here’s a little secret: all their home gym equipment is made at commercial grade, so you’re getting commercial quality components for a fraction of a price. Not only that, but they offer the best warranties and service in the industry.



Leveraging Quality and Price

Just because you want to buy quality home gym equipment doesn’t mean you have to buy the most expensive equipment. You can still find a great elliptical bike, treadmill or home gym without having to get the most expensive model. Some important things to consider when finding the best equipment include: how many people are going to be using the machine, how frequently they will be using it, and at what intensity will they be using it. If you want a quality elliptical bike and you’re the only one who will be using it and you only want it to train when it’s too cold to train outside, you can buy an M series elliptical, which comes at a lower price. If you’re tech minded and you want lots of technology (touchscreen consoles, built in workouts, heart rate monitors, etc.) you’ll want to go with a higher end product that has more bells and whistles. Based on your needs, the staff at Fitness Gallery can direct you to the series that’s best for you within each brand. Fitness Gallery has not just the widest selection of fitness equipment in the country, and also the friendliest, most knowledgeable staff to help you choose the home gym equipment that’s best for you and your family.


Can You Afford to Buy Quality?

If you are looking to buy fitness equipment that you are going to use (and not just have it sit in your house), you can’t afford not to buy quality. For those who want it, Fitness Gallery offers financing to make it affordable for you to buy the best home gym equipment for your needs. Remember, you’ll regret buying gym equipment that breaks but you’ll never regret buying quality.

Quality treadmills, bikes, ellipticals and trainers may cost a little more up front but they will last a lot longer, which keeps you from having to buy a replacement machine months or years down the line, saving you lots of money over time. Keep this in mind and remember that you will never regret buying quality. And if you buy quality, you get results.

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If you’re looking to find the best home exercise equipment, know the importance of buying quality and what to look for in a product. Using this guide will help you choose the product that’s best for you so you get home satisfied with your purchase and one step closer to meeting your fitness goals.

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