Most individuals that start out shopping for exercise equipment make the wrong choice, because marketing hype and digitally altered before and after pictures make it hard to resist exercise gadgets that may not be worth the hype.
It’s easy to waste hundreds or thousands of dollars on the wrong exercise equipment, and you can be a smart consumer with a few simple measures.
If you have been searching for exercise equipment online and you’re more confused about it now, than when you started your search days or weeks ago, then you are not alone. Millions of individuals have been taken in by late night informercials that promise ‘overnight results’ or ‘dramatic changes with 6 minutes a day”.
Here’s a newsflash – if it’s too good to be true, it probably is! Several clients I have talked with while working on this article have been bitterly disappointed with lack of results and resentful of the fact they wasted hundreds or thousands of dollars on junk. You’re not alone, in fact you’re in the majority of exercise equipment shoppers online!
You are about to learn the secrets on how to avoid wasting money on exercise equipment, and make the right choices. You will no longer get sucked in by the bogus claims and over-hyped lies you see on TV, that promise the moon and stars, and never deliver…
The best thing you can do is talk to an expert and discuss your goals. What are you hoping to achieve – weight loss, muscle building or flexibility?
You should get a personal recommendation that takes into account – your budget, goals, space requirements, and physical limitations, and be done with the entire process in a matter of hours, instead of weeks or months, of agonizing and second guessing.
The most common mistake by potential buyers is to conduct their own research on the web without talking with a fitness professional. It’s a basic, but overlooked principle – get expert advice to solve your problem!
If an advertiser makes claims that promise more than 2 lbs of fat loss a week, it’s time to be skeptical. From a human physiology point of view, it is not possible to lose more than 2 lbs of body fat a week. Any excess weight loss is water / muscle loss, which is inadvisable. Always read the fine print, especially when it comes to money back guarantees. Most programs require that you adhere to a low-fat diet and a more vigorous exercise program.
Do not be swayed by salesman who insist that the offer is only ‘valid for 1 day’. If you are interested, and come back after a few days, it will still be waiting for you. Don’t forget – the customer is king.
Always use the machine and ask yourself – Am I comfortable, can I see myself doing this 3-4 times a week? Do I have enough room in my home for this piece of equipment? The best exercise equipment is one that does not take up too much space, is fun to use and affordable.