The holiday season is quickly approaching, and before you know it, it will be gift-buying crunch time.
Fitness equipment is a popular gift option, especially when we all have resolutions for the new year on our minds! However, bigger pieces of equipment, like treadmills and ellipticals, are an expensive gift, even if it is for yourself or your family.
How Much is Your Fitness Equipment Going to Cost?
According to Consumer Reports:
- A top-rated treadmill can cost you upwards of $4,000. Some manufacturers do offer more basic models that are under $1,000.
- High-end ellipticals will cost you at least $2,000, but you could find a nice model for half the price.
- An exercise bike can be a little more affordable. You can find a basic model for around $200, but upgraded models will be closer to $2,000.
If you are committed to buying new fitness equipment, be sure to read up on reviews. You’ll want to ensure it has the features you need and will fit properly (and safely) into your home. You also should get the details on warranty information, return policy, and delivery.
We also recommend that you try out the machine before you use it. While ordering online is convenient, it’s better to make sure you love the equipment you are buying before committing to it.
Interested in Saving a Little Money?
If you’re thinking “Wow, $2,000? Really?,” you aren’t alone. That’s a lot of money to spend for one piece of equipment.
If you already have aging and broken equipment, now is the perfect time to consider investing money into fixing it up. For a small fraction of the cost, you could fix up that treadmill you already have. It will also save you the hassle of having to deal with the delivery and placement of another treadmill.
It might also be a good time to keep an eye out for people who are selling their equipment. Just because they don’t want it, doesn’t mean it won’t work. A lot of times people don’t want to think about buying new parts, reading through manuals, and troubleshooting an issue. All of our locations are equipped to get you the fitness equipment repair parts you need. But that’s where Fitness Machine Technicians steps in!
If there’s a problem with your equipment, we’ll diagnose the issue, order any parts that may need to be replaced, and fix it. And you’ll be happy you didn’t invest too much money into that brand new treadmill!
Shop Small This Holiday Season
While Fitness Machine Technicians isn’t a retail shop, we still are a small business that offers services to local customers. Consider us this holiday season if you need any exercise equipment repaired.
Support Small Business Saturday on November 25th by shopping locally. To get some ideas on where to go, check out the Small Business Saturday map.
If you’re interested in learning more about the services Fitness Machine Technicians can offer, contact us today!