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Fitness equipment leasing and financing

There are few other industries that are so tied to their equipment as the fitness and exercise sectors. The reason why so many people choose to enroll in gyms or fitness clubs is to gain access to the equipment available at the facilities. While equipment is certainly not the only resource that a gym relies on to help people get fit and healthy, it is one of the most expensive.

Financing for your small business needs

Fitness equipment leasing and financing are an excellent way for any size gym or club to get more out of your company’s burn rate. At CIT, our resources provide financing to meet the needs of your fitness center.

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Sell your customers the fitness equipment they need to keep their business updated with financing. When you offer financing through CIT, you give those customers purchasing power and empower them to succeed while enabling your own success.

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Benefits of fitness equipment leasing

Small, intimate fitness centers often have a rapport with their clientele. The personalities of the trainers and staff may be why the clients come back, but exercise machinery is often how such places can produce results. Small businesses in particular might not have the money or credit necessary to purchase expensive training equipment. In such cases, gym equipment leasing and financing is ideal. Here are a few of the most important reasons to lease.

Easy upgrading

Fitness is one of the largest growing areas of business in part because there is a constant flow of new fitness techniques being studied and developed. For example, an exercise center may hire a Pilates specialist and is in need of some specialized Pilates Reformers. By leasing sports equipment, a fitness club can offer new and exciting classes without waiting to sell older machinery.

Tax deductible

One of the most readily apparent benefits is the tax deduction options of leasing. Since leased equipment for weightlifting, cycling, or running is considered an overhead expense rather than an asset, it is tax deductible. You should speak with your accountant about your specific tax situation.


Leasing fitness machinery costs significantly less money than purchasing it. Not only is the initial expense reduced, but fitness businesses do not have to worry about replacing it when it is damaged, nor do they need to worry about selling devices that are outdated. Depending on the lease agreement, the supplier will provide replacements, even after malfunctions caused by wear and tear.  

Staying competitive

Maintaining a hold in the business world often means needing to take risks with available capital or by liquidating assets. One of the least risky moves that a small fitness business can undertake is to sell equipment that it already owns and transform it into usable funds, then leasing newer and better machinery. This solution provides extra capital for the business to use to expand and also provides the latest and greatest tools of the trade.

We at CIT are experienced at procuring excellent leasing and financing options for our customers. Whether you would like to lease exercise equipment as part of an expansion project or would simply prefer to have more money to spend, ours is the clear choice for small and medium sized gyms.

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To discover additional information concerning the benefits of fitness equipment leasing and financing, call us at 866-777-0117. CIT is here to provide exceptional service and to facilitate your growing company’s equipment leasing needs.