Exercising a Bargain

One way to save money on fitness equipment is to buy used. Shopping for second-hand items can save you up to 50 percent off the price of new equipment, according to International Fitness Resources. But be sure to check the condition of parts such as these before making a purchase: chains and cables on stationery bikes and stair climbers; decks and running belts on treadmills; and ramps and wheels on elliptical trainers.