Sales of Secondhand Home Fitness Equipment Booming
With people now forced to choose working out at home over the gym, Ronn Hubbard from Push Pedal Pull in Brooklyn Park says business is booming. Benches and treadmills are popular requests.
The COVID-19 pandemic has temporarily closed gyms and fitness clubs in the northwest suburbs.
Because of this, business is booming at places like Push Pedal Pull in Brooklyn Park. His store is actually closed, but staff members are taking orders over the phone and then delivering the equipment.
“We are so busy,” said Ronn Hubbard, who runs Push Pedal Pull. “We’re not even open right now and I can’t keep up with helping people out and getting them exercise gear and getting it delivered it to their home.”
In a typical Twin Cities spring, some people like to exercise outside more than inside. But this hardly is a typical spring. The combination of cabin fever and being stuck at home because of COVID-19, means people are getting creative when it comes to work outs.
“Any time it’s cold outside we’re busy,” Hubbard said. “Anytime it’s real hot, muggy and miserable, we’re busy. This is typically a slow time for us. This year’s different with this going on.”
Hubbard first noticed a change in business about three weeks ago, as people started staying at home because of the novel coronavirus.
“We’ve done about four months of business in just three weeks,” said Hubbard.
Hubbard says people are asking for benches, free weights, rowers, and indoor cycling bikes.