Exercise equipment usually has a short life. Either it’s purchased and sits in a corner or under a bed unused, it gets used a lot when it’s first purchased and then forgotten about or the consumer simply wants to upgrade. What do you do with the old equipment?
Selling old exercise equipment is an option. You can try to sell the equipment on a garage sale or yard sale. Consignment shops also sometimes accept exercise equipment and pawn shops sometimes do as well. It is possible to list the exercise equipment on Ebay or Craig’s List. If you choose that option you may want to insist on local pick up. Exercise equipment is usually very heavy to ship. Freecycle is also an option but you must be willing to give it away to list it on that site.
Another option is donating the old equipment. Check with your local schools and see if they need equipment for their weight room or physical education program. There are many YMCA’s, Boys and Girls Club of America Clubs that could benefit from the donation of equipment.
No matter what option you choose be sure the equipment is clean and in good working condition. Be sure to include all parts that are necessary to make the equipment work. If the equipment has been subject to any type of recall do not donate it. It’s better to just pitch it in this case.