When it comes to gym equipment the old saying "You get what you pay for" definitely applies to Fitness equipment. I recommend these top name brands like Life Fitness,Cybex and Precor . They have lasted in this industry because of the quality and durability with there products , and you can easily get your parts when maintenance is needed. They come with great warranty plans to ensure you get most out of your equipment . Most Precor owners buy a new treadmill only because they want a newer model not because it is broken . Top manufacturers have conferences to teach technicians to service your fitness equipment and become a certified technician . So a certified technician has full understanding of your product when maintenance is needed. When you buy cheaper products , some issues you can have is sourcing parts for a broken piece of fitness equipment . Cheaper equipment will more then likely wear out faster and will require maintenance. Also the weight capacity on these pieces is alot less and it will cause more stress on the frame , that's when you will hear the creaking and rubbing noises that will only get worst in time . Any equipment that will be used alot I recommend buying commercial and buying from a top name br
and. Be sure to compare warranty info , read reviews , and see how popular that product is . For the most part Franchise gyms only carry quality products , so you can check to see what they have . Do your homework and make sure you buy whats best you.