To find the right fit, you’ll want to try before you buy
While January is the busiest time of year for exercise equipment sales as consumers look to make good on their health-based New Year’s resolutions.
But if you’re considering a treadmill or elliptical in Pensacola, it might make sense to pull the trigger sooner rather than later.
“January is usually a good time to buy treadmills and ellipticals, when prices are reduced to attract resolution-conscious consumers,” says Courtney Pennicooke, a CR market analyst.
“But consumers can also find huge discounts at fitness dealers now.”
Although you can purchase exercise equipment online, we don’t recommend it.
The fit and feel of the machines are very important to your workout experience, especially with ellipticals, where the wrong ergonomics can wreak havoc on your pedaling stride.
Pennicooke points to three walk-in options: big-box stores like Sears and Walmart, sporting goods stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods, and specialty fitness dealers.
If saving money is your top concern and you don’t mind lugging a box weighing a few hundred pounds into your home and handling the assembly then you may want to take your chances with Big box stores or online retailers.
Keep in mind that assembly of exercise equipment is usually a two-person job, especially when it comes to connecting the console to the machine. As with any installation, make sure to read the instructions all the way through before getting started.
On the other hand, if you’re looking for service and convenience, the best place in Pensacola to buy exercise equipment is Fitness Master.
They have a white glove service which includes delivery, installation, clean up and testing so all you get to do is get on your treadmill or elliptical and nothing else.
The service might set you back another $150 or so, but given the weight of these machines and their often complex assembly, it might be money well-spent.
If you’re recovering from an injury, don’t have the help or time to lug and install yourself, reach out to Fitness Master of Pensacola.