What is commercial fitness equipment?
Commercial fitness equipment is typically used in gyms, fitness centers, physical therapy clinics, hotels, and other non-residential settings. Commercial fitness equipment is built stronger for more frequent and heavy use. The frames are a better gauge and the moving parts are built of a more durable quality. Commercial fitness equipment feels different than residential fitness equipment to use due to stability, ease of use, and effective results.
What is residential fitness equipment?
Residential fitness equipment is very often manufactured by the same companies who design commercial fitness equipment. Typically, residential fitness equipment has a smaller footprint (referring to how much space it takes up in a room) than commercial fitness equipment. There are varying qualities of residential equipment and this is not only determined from lower prices.
Residential fitness equipment companies which have been around for a while and has reliable equipment and service should have recommendations from a reputable third party such as www.treadmilldoctor.com for treadmills, or online sources such as consumer reports.
What is the primary difference between residential and commercial fitness equipment?
The primary difference between residential and commercial fitness equipment is the durability. Commercial equipment is initially built to be used in a high usage area for twelve to eighteen hours daily to meet individual needs ranging from the novice exerciser to one who is sport specific. Residential fitness equipment can meet the needs of a family or individual but is not recommended or warranted in a commercial application.
Does the equipment come with manuals?
Because we offer pre-owned equipment, we do not have manuals for the equipment. Often, the customer is able to go to the original manufacturer and download particular manuals.
Does the age of a piece of fitness equipment really matter?
The age of a piece of fitness equipment matters only if the equipment has not been maintained or refurbished properly. Many of the original strength pieces work as well and sometimes better than new equipment. With new paint of touched up frames, new cables, pulleys, and upholstery, the equipment looks & works as well as new.
Which piece of cardio equipment gives the most effective workout?
While the elliptical has been the "hot" cardio item lately, the cardio equipment that gives the most effective workout is the one you will use and enjoy the most. As Americans age, we are learning the cardio equipment which causes less impact is very user friendly and safer on our joints. These cardio selections are ellipticals, recumbent exercise bikes, upright bikes, steppers, and rowers.