A bargain on gym equipment might look good at the time, but it could end up costing you more in the long run. Cheaply manufactured machines are often less durable and more difficult to use properly. This can lead to frustration and even injuries. Also, they may not provide the features or functions that you or your clients need. It is important to consider quality when making your purchase to avoid wasting money on a sub-par product. Ensure that your gym equipment is internationally branded (sold globally) and not an “in-house” or “no-name” brand. Do your homework! It will save you money!
The Hidden Costs of Cheap Gym Equipment
Certain manufacturers have made an art of manufacturing cheap gym equipment with inferior materials as part of their “planned obsolescence” (Definition: a policy of producing consumer goods that rapidly become obsolete and so require replacing, achieved by frequent changes in design, termination of the supply of spare parts, and the use of non-durable materials.) Our Fitness Breakthru consultants will help you source good quality gym equipment to match your needs.
The Risk of Injury
When you compromise on the quality of your product, you also compromise on your safety. Purchasing cheaply made gym equipment puts you at a much higher risk for injury. Do you truly wish to be accountable for injuries caused to other people just so you can save a little money? Or perhaps risk harming yourself and becoming liable for huge medical bills?
Clients and gym members will not feel completely safe while exercising in your gym if the gym equipment is putting their health and safety at risk.
There’s no question about it; achieving results using gym equipment takes commitment and a lot of consistency.
- Buying low-cost fitness equipment that is going to be falling apart after a couple of uses isn’t going to help with your fitness goals.
- Cheap, poor-quality gym equipment is also, more often than not, biomechanically unsound. In other words, even if you use the machine consistently, you will still not get the results you deserve as the range of motion offered to buy the machine is incorrect. Not to mention the setbacks you’ll experience if you were to suffer an injury as the result of using poor-quality gym equipment.
- For a fitness facility owner, your members will not be happy if the equipment is frequently out of order.
Start Investing in Quality Equipment
Buying products that have been manufactured using top-quality parts will make a big difference in your peace of mind. You can rest assured that your equipment will continue functioning smoothly for many years to come. In this way, your operating costs will be lower. Your gym members will also be satisfied with the fact that you always place their safety and security at the forefront of your priorities.
Take a look at our blog on the ABC’s of purchasing quality gym equipment before you make your next purchase.
In conclusion, while it may be tempting to save money by purchasing cheap gym equipment, cheaper equipment is made from cheaper materials. This can very often lead to broken or unsafe equipment. In addition, cheap gym equipment is often not covered by an extensive warranty. If something breaks, you will likely have to pay for the repairs or replacement out of pocket. These additional costs are certain to be tolled much in excess of their initial sum if you had opted to invest in top-quality gear from the beginning.
As the German saying goes, “what is cheap is always the most costly.” Whether you are setting up a home, corporate or commercial gym our Fitness Breakthru consultants will set you up with gym equipment that will be remembered long after the price is forgotten.