Treadmills - The Perks of Hiring vs Buying | Macrae Rentals Brisbane

Why Hire a Treadmill Instead of Buying One?

Why Hire a Treadmill Instead of Buying One?

Treadmills - The Perks of Hiring vs Buying | Macrae Rentals Brisbane

Home fitness is more popular than ever, and the humble electric treadmill is becoming a necessary piece of equipment to help people on their fitness journey.


If you have a treadmill set up in the lounge, spare room or the garage it means:

  1. you never have to set foot in a gym
  2. you don’t have to exercise outside
  3. the kids aren’t left unattended.

But are there any benefits to hiring a treadmill over buying one? We think so.

Always have the latest equipment

Like a car, fitness equipment dates as soon as it leaves the shop floor. In a year or two, when more advanced options appear on the market, you’ll be stuck with an older model. If you do decide to upgrade, you’ll have to pay a lot of money upfront for a newer version. The old one will be harder to sell because of the wear and tear, and you won’t get as much money as you paid for it.

Hiring a treadmill with Macrae saves you the hassle of buying and selling. You can simply swap out your old treadmill for the latest model at a time that is convenient for you.

Swap it for different fitness equipment

When you buy a treadmill, it doesn’t give you the flexibility of swapping to another form of exercise equipment easily. If you decide you want an exercise bike, you have to go to the trouble of selling the treadmill to make room for it, and you could end up spending more money than you needed to. Plus it’s wasted time and effort that could have been put into actually exercising.

When you hire a treadmill through MacRae, you don’t have that worry. It’s easy to simply swap it out for an exercise bike, a rowing machine, or a cross trainer, whatever takes your fancy. You can even decide to try each for a month and see how you like it.

Treadmills - The Perks of Hiring vs Buying | Macrae Rentals Brisbane

Easier for specialised training

If you’re training for a special event, then hiring a treadmill from MacRae is the best way to get to the level of fitness you need without the expense of taking out a gym membership. You can hire the treadmill for a few months and then send it back, or choose to rent indefinitely to secure the lowest rates without worrying about being locked into a contract.

Flexible payment terms

Buying a treadmill outright is expensive, and if you put it on your credit card or take out a cash loan, you’ll get charged interest. Anyone can hire a treadmill at MacRae’s, even if you’re on a benefit, and renting gives you more flexible payment terms. All you need to do is pass a basic identity check.

Enquire about our range of treadmills today and get started on your journey to fitness.