Just for the health of it – inexpensive used exercise equipment

Just for the health of it – inexpensive used exercise equipment – Brief Article

Leslie E. Royal

Sports stores offer exercise equipment for cheap

If you’re in the market for discount exercise equipment, there is a special place just for you. Play It Again Sports fitness store, with 550 stores in North America, sells quality used fitness gear and sports equipment for 50% to 70% off the new price. It’s the perfect solution for consumers who want to purchase equipment for their home gym but don’t want to pay full price.

We allow people to buy good quality equipment at a reasonable price,” says Pete Palmisano, senior concept operations manager for Play It Again Sports. “Exercise has been a huge category for us. It has become a year-round business.”

Many people, however, do not exercise year-round so their equipment simply gathers dust. For these customers, Play It Again Sports allows trade-ins of older equipment for its other products, which include used as well as new name-brand fitness equipment, weights, treadmills, stationary bikes, and home gyms. It will also buy your used equipment for cash on the spot or will enter into a consignment agreement with you to sell it for what you think it’s worth.

For more deals, Carla Fields, a personal trainer and aerobics instructor for Spa Daweeds in Lithonia, Georgia, says, “Go through newspapers, sports stores clearance centers, and call gyms in your area to see if they have equipment to sell at discount prices.”

Used fitness equipment Websites:

* Play It Again Sports www.playitagainsports.com

* Action Fitness www.lixpress.com/actionfi.htm

* Nautilus Fitness www.nautilus.com

* Pass It On Sports Fitness Consignment www.passitonsports.com

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