Fitness Center Equipment Buying Guide

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For prospective owners of commercial and home gyms, choosing the right fitness center equipment is very critical to business and personal success, respectively. On one hand, the patrons of the commercial gym must be able to use the fitness equipment in the center, be it for cardio or strength training. On the other hand, the users of the fitness equipment in the home - you and your family and friends, of course - should be able to get similar benefits as working out in the gym.

Understandably, the fitness equipment in commercial gyms are of the commercial grade - durable, bigger and with more features - while the home equipment may be smaller although the durability and quality can rival their commercial-grade counterparts. The smaller dimensions of the home gym equipments are essential to save on space especially as most buyers live in apartments and modest houses.

No matter where the fitness center equipment will end up, however, experts agree that the steps and criteria in choosing them remain essentially the same. After all, humans will be using it and we basically have similar goals when buying exercise equipment - to enjoy the benefits of exercise from possessing a healthy heart and lungs to being able to boast of a ripped body.

And speaking of goals, the first step in choosing the exercise equipment is to determine your primary fitness goals for either your clients or yourself. If you are a commercial gym owner, you have to look into your clientele base. Do you have more bodybuilders than runners? Do you have more middle-aged patrons than young ones? This way, you can look for features that best suit your clientele.

If you are buying the fitness center equipment for the home, then your personal fitness goals take precedence. Do you want to compete for a marathon? Then a treadmill is a good choice. Do you want the benefits of a treadmill but with less impact? Then an elliptical trainer is the best. Do you want to build up muscles on your lean body? Then a home gym is the most logical choice.

The next step is to determine your budget. You will then be able to look at the fitness equipment within the price range set, be it just $25 for a set of dumbbells or $3500 for a sophisticated home gym.

Of course, we must emphasize that with fitness center equipment, you get the kind of machine that you paid for. Generally speaking, if you paid a low price, then you get the basic equipment and if you paid top dollars, then you are a proud owner of the state-of-the-art exercise equipment. You may look into secondhand or remanufactured exercise equipment if you want good quality equipment for a reasonable price although we must warn you to be careful in choosing and to be aware that most of these products don't come with a warranty.

Last but not least, you have to determine the layout of your gym or the available space in your home. It makes no sense to purchase exercise equipment that will not fit into its the space allotted for.

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This article was published on 2010/09/10