Treadmills: Avoiding the Trap of Style Over Substance
No one wants to purchase a treadmill that’s all style and no substance. So, when a client walks into Gym Source with a request for high-performance cardio machine with “no bells and whistles,” here’s what we say.
For starters, many clients equate “bells and whistles” with the electronic components of a treadmill—namely the console, programming and entertainment options available on the machine. What many clients don’t realize, however, is that a treadmill’s electronics are typically the least-expensive part of its development and manufacturing.
On any Gym Source showroom floor, for example, you’ll find treadmills that sell for upwards of $6,000 with stripped-down consoles and bare-bones programming options. Conversely, we sell treadmills for $2,500 that come with their own 7” tablet and hundreds of pre-set programs. The point is this: What determines the final cost of your treadmill has little to do with its electronics—it comes down to treadmill’s very foundation: the quality of its steel, the welding of its frame, the R&D of its superior biomechanics.
It also comes down to parts support. As a brick-and-mortar retailer and service provider with an absolute commitment to your satisfaction, we place tremendous importance on a manufacturer’s ability to support the products it makes. We sell machines designed for intense use—machines that over time wear down and break. That’s why we only sell machines made by manufacturers (like TRUE, Cybex, FreeMotion and others) who can guarantee easy access to the parts we need to fix your machine when it breaks.
Far from a “bell and whistle,” reliable parts support ensures that your treadmill investment can be enjoyed for years to come by every user in your home. We get dozens of calls daily from people who have purchased a treadmill from an online retailer, who now can’t find anyone to fix their machine or replace the parts that wear out. Our promise to you: That won’t ever happen with a treadmill purchased at Gym Source.
Put simply: “No bells and whistles” means trusted durability. It means providing our clients with top-quality, high-performance machines that are easy to enjoy, easy to maintain and unbeatable when it comes to results. For the ultimate in trusted durability when it comes to fitness equipment—along with unparalleled service and support—get to Gym Source today.
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