If recent events have taught us anything, it’s that you can’t take anything for granted. Many people started looking at other options when boxing gyms were closed but they may have realised that building a boxing gym is a bit costlier than they expected. However, this still doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank to build a decent one. Let’s take a look at how you can save money on boxing equipment. If you want to save, we would suggest that you invest in a multifunction machine if you have the money for starting strength program.
The easiest way to save here is to buy used equipment. We wouldn’t advise that you buy things like gloves and head guards used, but punching bags and general gym equipment can all be bought second-hand with no issues. You can look for punching bags, but also things like weights and mats among others.
There are plenty of places where you can buy stuff used. For things like weights, you’d be better off looking at local options as shipping costs tend to be very high on heavy items. Places like Craigslist are a great place to look, but the true hidden gems are on Facebook Marketplace. You could get a better visual of the product, and it’s not as crowded as Craigslist yet, so you could get much better deals.
If you want to buy anything online, there’s a strong chance you can find a coupon for it. Coupons are a great way to save money on your favorite hobbies and could allow you to save a lot of money on boxing and gym equipment. All you have to do is run a search for the item you’re looking for along with the word “coupons” in brackets and use the ‘tools’ option in Google to show results that have been added last week or month. You should be able to find a few offers from either brands or retail shops selling boxing equipment.
Another thing you could do is download the Honey app. They have a version for both mobile devices and PCs. It will scour the web for deals automatically at checkout. This app does a great job at not only finding deals but making sure they’re valid as well.
Another thing we would advise is that you ask around and see if anyone has some equipment they’re trying to unload. You could check the free stuff section on Craigslist, or you could ask people in your entourage. Another thing you could do is check some of the boxing gyms in your area and see if they have anything they don’t need anymore or want to sell. A lot of them will have equipment that is laying around or not using, either because it’s too old or has some slight damage. That could be a good way to find great deals, or to even get some things for free.
Go for Multi-Function Equipment
Strength training is very important for boxers. If you want to save, we would suggest that you invest in a multifunction machine if you have the money. This will allow you to get a full setup without having to pay for every single piece of equipment.
These are all things that you can do if you want to cut the cost of boxing equipment. Be resourceful and don’t be afraid to do some legwork if you want to find the best deals.