Are There Treadmills For Rent?
By Simon Gould
You can rent nearly anything expensive these days, a house, a car, a yacht. It only makes sense that you could rent a treadmill. A good treadmill costs a lot of money, so what better, than to rent one. There are rentals popping up everywhere for all kinds of fitness equipment. There is clearly a demand for it and you just need to see if there is one in your area.
The advantages of renting
Apart from the cost, you also don't have to worry about maintenance or if the treadmill develops or fault, you can just call the rental company and they will come and repair it for you. It's in their interest to look after their equipment and they expect you to do the same. There will be a contract for you to sign.
If you're undecided about whether you want a treadmill in the home, you can test it by renting one. It will be delivered to you requiring minimal assembly. You have it in the room of your choice and you rent it for a period of months. There is usually a minimum number of months you have it for. Then you can see if the noise is too much or you don't use it.
Things to look out for
As said before, there is usually a minimum commitment of months. So factor this and add up the monthly cost. They usually just say a certain cost per month. But think about how many months you have to have it for. The longer you have it for, normally the price per month is slightly lower.
There is usually a delivery and collection cost. Find out if it's delivered to the room of your choice or if you have to take it there yourself. Treadmills can be very heavy and 2 people may be required to move it. Find out how much assembly may or may not be needed and if you'll be able to do it yourself.
If you have a choice of treadmills think about the user capacity and who'll be using it. You also need to know the maximum speed and incline. Basically, it's like you're buying the treadmill, which you are for a short period, you want one that fits your needs.
Read the terms and conditions carefully so you know exactly what's expected of you and what you can expect of the company and it's treadmill. I'm not going to list any websites that offer this service as I've never used them. As always, with online purchases, a little bit of research yourself goes a long way.
From what I have seen, don't expect the latest treadmill with all the latest technologies. The standard can be quite poor. But as long as it does what you need this shouldn't be too much of a concern. After all, if it goes wrong the company will have to repair it. See if they provide any guarantees in this respect. Otherwise renting is definitely something to consider.
Meet The Author
I'm Simon Gould. I've been around treadmills my whole life. From running on them at an early age to working in treadmill dept's of national stores. I've run outside and I've run on treadmills and I prefer running on treadmills. I still run on one nearly every day and love it.
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