The beauty of cheap exercise equipment is that it’s very portable and can be used anywhere.

But there are still some important rules. 

Here’s what you need to know before buying cheap exercise gear. 

1. 

You need to get it from a reputable retailer. 

In a time when so many retailers are being investigated for fraudulent activity, this is a crucial step. 

Most people won’t even be able to tell the difference between a cheap gym or an exercise equipment store. 

There are some exceptions, of course, but a lot of the items on this list are sold by a third party. 

2. 

Make sure you get a certified trainer. 

A certified trainer is someone who has successfully completed a rigorous fitness program in order to be certified by the US Department of Labor to train people to do physical activity. 

The trainer’s job is to help you with the exercises, so you’re not wasting your time doing them. 

They can teach you the proper way to sit, stand, and move around, but it’s not the same as training. 

3. 

If you’re buying a lot, be sure to get a good quality product. 

This means that you should avoid items that are too cheap, like cheap gym equipment or cheap exercise machines. 

However, you should also avoid items you can’t afford, like gym shoes or expensive fitness equipment. 

4. 

Don’t buy a bunch of cheap equipment.

If you can afford to buy the equipment, then go for it. 

But if you can only afford to use a certain amount of the equipment at a time, don’t buy more than you need. 

5. 

Get the cheapest equipment possible. 

I’m not going to tell you how to choose the cheapest exercise equipment because that’s up to you. 

Whatever you decide to do, make sure that it makes sense. 

6. 

Buy only what you really need.

You should never buy cheap equipment that you don’t really need or need less than you think you need because you just want to feel like you’re getting more exercise. 

7. 

Take care of yourself first.

A good rule of thumb is to always take a shower every day.

And if you do shower, make it a long, hot one.

8. 

Avoid over-the-counter products. 

Some cheap exercise kits are just too expensive and the manufacturer can’t guarantee the quality. 

For example, I bought a cheap workout kit with a pump that I couldn’t even get it to work. 

So I ended up spending about $500 on the pump alone. 

Another example is the cheap equipment in the gym or at a cheap exercise shop. 

It doesn’t have to be that expensive to buy expensive equipment, but make sure you choose a reputable seller. 

9. 

Check the label. 

Look for the manufacturer’s name and what brand it’s for. 

Sometimes they’ll say, “This product comes with a 12-week training program.” 

It’s usually worth asking if they’re referring to a full 12-month program or a six-month plan. 

10. 

Be sure to look up the manufacturer. 

Many of the cheap gym and exercise equipment you see on this site are sold in stores.

You can also check online or check out the websites of the gym and gym equipment companies you’re considering. 

11. 

Know what you’re paying for.

There are lots of reasons to go cheap. 

Buying a lot can be a waste of money, and you may find yourself making the wrong decision at the end of the day. 

Plus, a lot is actually good. 

12. 

Keep a budget. 

Keeping a budget is important if you’re looking for a cheap way to get your workout done. 

Even though the majority of the products on this website are designed to be used by people who don’t have much money, you need some money to make the best choices for yourself. 

13. 

Always take your money with a grain of salt. 

As a rule of practice, it’s a good idea to always make sure the product you buy is the most affordable and it’s one that will make sense for you.

14. 

Stay active! 

A good exercise can be really easy to lose your focus on.

If you don and your focus is on the treadmill or a treadmill, then you’re going to feel drained, frustrated, and out of breath. 

15. 

Remember that there are always more expensive alternatives to exercise.

It’s not just the money that’s important.

You should always be looking at what’s out there and how much better it can be. 16. 

Use a treadmill instead of a gym. 

Whether you buy an exercise machine or a gym membership, make your own treadmill to work out with. 

17. 

Consider a gym pass. Not