Many fitness equipment manufacturers and used exercise equipment companies know that exercise equipment repair service can be a profitable business. Fortunately commercial fitness equipment machines break down very rarely because of the quality of parts that used in their construction. Unfortunately when they do break down there usually isn’t a nearby exercise equipment repair shop. Even if there was a repair shop nearby we more often than not would just hire them to fix our gym equipment rather than try to fix these machines on our own.
So what can we do to prevent our fitness equipment from needing repair or parts? First would be to make sure that you are buying from a reputable company, which if you are buying brand new then companies such as Lifefitness and Precor are well known and respected companies. The downside however to buying new is the equipment is very expensive. So another option is to buy used exercise equipment, this option gives you commercial quality gym equipment but you may be buying someone else’s headaches.
To be sure the equipment is good buy from a respected fitness equipment remanufacturer. How do you know the company is respected? Ask for references or call customer service and see how helpful or knowledgeable they are answering your questions. Another suggestion is to do some monthly maintenance, for instance if you own a treadmill you can wax the belt. Waxing the treadmill belt is very easy you just need a few squirts of powder wax under the belts and your good for another month. So understanding some basics about exercise equipment repair will give you a big boost of confidence and save your wallet at the same time.