If you cannot afford to buy fitness equipment – which let’s face it can be rather expensive – there are ways to find free or cheap used exercise equipment.
Sometimes when a private individual or a gym have no need for sporting equipment rather then go to be bother of disposing this bulky equipment they’ll give it away for next to nothing.
I recommend you check out the following places to find free or cheap exercise equipment:
A great place to start is FreeCycle Network. It’s made up of thousands of groups and millions of members Worldwide who are into recycling old stuff for free to keep them out of landfills. Check in your local town and neighbourhood for anyone giving away sporting equipment. Membership is Free!
Play it Again Sports
Some retail stores will sell used equipment for a significantly discounted rate. One such retail store is Play It Again Sports. They sell used equipment at somewhat discounted prices, but you still pay sales tax.
Newspaper ads & Garage Sales
You can find some great deals in garage sales and also from local classified ads. sometimes people who just want to get rid of old exercise equipment and will sell it for next to nothing. I recommend you call the seller first and ask questions first before you drive over and waste your time.
Amazon Used Equipment
Check this Amazon link for used exercise equipment. Just type in the product you’re looking for and you should be given an option in the left sidebar to selection more options. For example the Brand, or the Price range or the condition.
Local Bulletin boards
Local bulletin boards in supermarkets and at laundromats often advertise equipment for sale.
You can find some great deals on Craigslist and sometimes really cheap exercise equipment that gyms or individuals are getting rid of in your area. However you have to act fast as the site gets a lot of traffic and good deals go quick. I recommend bookmarking the relevant page on Craigslist and keep coming back, refreshing the page every now and again. See if any great deals show up. Also check out the Free section of Craigslist.
Search flea markets, and classified ads, and check with friends or family. Post-holiday sales can be a boon as well. After-Christmas sales often feature heavily discounted barbell sets.
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