Important Warnings For Those Buying Fitness Equipment
Posted on: 16 July 2015 by Tom Johnson
Whether you want to keep fit, building muscle or losing weight, fitness equipment is a popular purchase. As there are so many different products available, however, it is important that you carefully evaluate each one to determine what is best for your needs.
Whether you want to keep fit, building muscle or losing weight, fitness equipment is a popular purchase. As there are so many different products available, however, it is important that you carefully evaluate each one to determine what is best for your needs. Manufacturers will often make claims about how great their equipment is, and this is often where everyday men and women (with no experience) fall into the trap of purchasing a dud.
In this article, we have outlined some important warnings for anyone who is looking to purchase fitness equipment to ensure that you’re making the right choices for your needs and goals:
Ignore any claims about equipment providing long-lasting, easy, “no-sweat” results – These sorts of claims are completely false, as there is no way to reap the benefits of exercise without actually exercising. In most cases, simply using common sense will see you through.
Always read the advertisement’s fine print – This is because the advertised results are always obtained by more than just using the piece of equipment; restricting calories is also a common feature. It may also be used as a part of a complete fitness routine.
Question any claims that equipment can burn fat from a particular part of the body – Some of the body parts often discussed include the buttocks, hips or stomach. Achieving a major change in your appearance requires sensible eating and regular exercise that targets the whole body.
Get all the details on warranties, guarantees and return policies – A “30 day money back guarantee” won’t look as attractive when you realise that you have to pay to ship the fitness equipment back. You might also find that you cannot return the product if you are unhappy with it.
Always be skeptical of the testimonials and “before-and-after” pictures – It is important to remember that their experiences may not be typical. Just because one person had success doesn’t mean that you will, too. There have also been claims of fake testimonials.
Check out the manufacturer’s customer and support services – Call the advertised toll-free numbers to get an idea of how easy it is to reach the manufacturer or how helpful the representative is. This will show you what to expect should you experience an issue.
- Do the calculations when the advertisement makes claims like “three easy payments…” – This is because the advertised cost may not include shipping and handling fees, sales tax, or delivery fees. You could actually find that you are out of pocket quite a bit.
We understand that it can be easy to be sucked into the claims made about particular items of fitness equipment, especially when they promise quick results and easy workouts. At the end of the day, however, it is important that you are skeptical of all these sorts of claims and that you question those that sound too good to be true. If you are still worried about being sucked in, maybe you could invest in a gym membership instead.
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