The Definition of “Refurbished Fitness Equipment”.

What is Refurbished Fitness Equipment?

Depending on the company that you are dealing with, the definition of refurbished fitness equipment can be drastically different.  Refurbished fitness equipment is part of the used fitness equipment family.  It is the third tier in the quality scale of the used fitness equipment family.  It is better than “As Is” Used Fitness Equipment and  Serviced Fitness Equipment, but it is not as good as Remanufactured Fitness Equipment.  Many times everything that is done to refurbished fitness equipment is the same that is done to remanufactured fitness equipmentwith the exception of sand blasting and re-powder coat painting of the frame.  The frames on the unit to be refurbished should be in such good shape that all that really needs to be done is some cleaning and minor touch ups to make the unit look very close to new.  There can be minor scratches and blemishes due to the nature of handling on the unit, but it is not anything substantial enough to breech the powder coat and cause corrosion.  This is an excellent way to obtain health club gym equipment that will look and function similar to new equipment at a fraction of the price.  Many times a third to half the cost of new depending on the demand on the unit.  Also, most refurbished units that look like new end up being 3 years old or less, or were sometimes older units that were very well taken care of.  The goal of this article is to give you a clear cut example of what at a minimum should be done to a piece of refurbished fitness equipment, weather it is a piece of cardio equipment or a piece of weight training equipment.

What to Look For on Refurbished Fitness Equipment

  1. The piece of exercise equipment should have at least a 6 month parts and 6 month labor warranty.  That goes for both cardio equipment and strength equipment.
  2. The unit should be completely disassembled, thoroughly cleaned, touched up, and lubricated as needed.
  3. The unit should have all major wear and tear parts replaced with new parts.  The parts can either be factory parts or third party parts that conform to the manufacturer’s original specifications.
  4. The testing and calibration of the unit should be completed by a trained service technician.
  5. The unit should be reassembled and tested through all of it’s programs (if equipped), resistance settings (if equipped), and incline levels (if equipped).

Some Other Things to Look for on Refurbished Fitness Equipment

  1. Try and get “before” and “after” pictures of the unit before it ships.
  2. Get in writing what has been done to the unit.
  3. If possible, get references of other people or health clubs that have purchased refurbished fitness equipment from the company that you are dealing with.

To summarize, refurbished fitness equipment can be very confusing to buy.  Find out what has been done to the unit, how old it is, and what the warranty is from the company that you are dealing with.  Once you have obtained your information and picture, refurbished fitness equipment can be an excellent way to purchase current production full commercial fitness equipment for a fraction of the price of a new unit.

For more information on the Definition of Used Fitness Equipment click here

For information on what Serviced Fitness Equipment is click here

For information on Remanufactured Fitness Equipment click here

For more information on What a piece of Demo Fitness Equipment is click here

For information on Certified Pre Owned Exercise Equipment click here

-The Staff at EverythingFitnessEquipment.com

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