During the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent stay at home policies, many people understandably purchased items that they thought might make their time at home more enjoyable and manageable. The purchase of home entertainment systems, for example, skyrocketed during the first months of the pandemic. Similarly, with most gyms and exercise centers closing their doors for much of 2020, millions of households across the country purchased exercise equipment for their homes in an effort to stay in shape.
Two years later, many people probably find that those weight benches, Cross Fit machines, treadmills, and other pieces of exercise equipment have fallen into disuse and are taking up valuable space in their homes. So how exactly do you get rid of those heavy and bulky pieces of exercise equipment that you no longer use? In this short article, we take a look at why so many people have unused exercise equipment in their homes, and why Junk King of Tarrant County offers the most practical, efficient, and environmentally friendly way to get rid of those pieces of exercise equipment that you no longer want in your home.
The Growth of the Exercise Equipment Industry around the United States
After over two years of spending an enormous amount of time at home due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that many people around the country are actively searching for ways to quickly lose weight. In fact, one recent survey found that in 2021, 60 percent of Americans wanted to feel healthier and 51 percent want to lose weight. Trying out new diets might be one solutions for weight loss, but many people obviously feel the need to get more exercise.
Though almost all gyms, fitness centers, and aerobics studios have now reopened, many people purchased exercise equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to stay in shape during those long days stuck at home. According to research on the size of the exercise equipment industry, “sales of consumer fitness equipment increased by 68.3 percent from 2010 to 2020 ($3.32 billion to $5.59 billion). Over the past year, 42.72 percent of female consumers and 37.7 percent of US consumers overall bought workout equipment in the past year.” Furthermore, in 2021, the entire sports equipment market was valued at an estimated 15 billion U.S. dollars in 2021, and by the year 2025, the U.S. sports equipment market revenue is set to reach close to 16.8 billion U.S. dollars.
Despite these impressive figures, most people know that sticking to your exercise goals and weight loss ambitions is certainly not easy. Across the United States, Americans spend $397 million on unused gym memberships, with an estimated 6.1 million of American adults having a gym membership they don’t use. The same holds true for many people who purchase exercise equipment that ends up gathering dust in a corner of your garage or in an unused spare bedroom. One survey found that at least 40 percent of people said they used their home exercise machines far less than they had planned.
If you have invested money in a training bench, a basic dumbbell set, a treadmill, or some other types of exercise equipment but are finding that these items hardly ever get used, what might be the best way to get rid of these items? For people living in Tarrant County, Junk King can help you with the most efficient and practical exercise equipment removal
Why Hire Junk King of Tarrant County for your Exercise Equipment Removal Needs?
If you have purchased exercise equipment in the past, you probably know that most of these items are large, heavy, and bulky items. If you try to simply throw away those 40-pound barbells with the normal trash, you might find that your plastic garbage bags break or that your local garbage truck refuses to pick up those heavy items with the regular trash service.
Furthermore, many pieces of exercise equipment contain electronic components that essentially designate these items as electronic waste. In Tarrant County, e-waste items cannot be tossed out with the regular trash as the electronics may contain several toxic chemicals and heavy metals that are classified as toxic waste. If improperly sent to the landfill, these electronic components could leach those chemicals and heavy metals into our local watershed or soil, thus posing a serious health and environmental risk.
If you can’t throw away those heavy barbells and weight benches with the regular trash, and if your treadmill or stationary bicycle has electronic components that classify it as e-waste, how exactly are you supposed to get rid of those items? Instead of simply storing them in the attic or garage, Junk King of Tarrant County is here to help you efficiently get rid of those items so that you can free up space in your home or business.
We can help you get rid of any and every type of exercise equipment you may have purchased and no longer used, including:
- Weight benches
- Stationary bicycles
- Rowing machines.
- Low-impact treadmills
- Cross-Fit machines
- Balance trainers
- Bow Flex Machines
- Kettle bells
- And more!
Furthermore, when you hire us for your junk removal needs, our professionally trained junk removal teams will do all of the heavy lifting and hauling for you. There is no need to try to take those heavy pieces of exercise equipment out to your garage or driveway. Simply let us know where the items are located in your home and we will do the rest. We take extra precaution to not damage your home while removing those junk items. If an accident were to occur however, our company is also fully licensed, insured, and bonded, and will respond for any damage.
How to Hire Junk King of Tarrant County for your Exercise Equipment Removal Needs
If you need to get rid of used exercise equipment in the quickest possible way, Junk King of Tarrant County is here to help you! We are proud to be the #1 rated junk removal company in the Tarrant County area, and we provide our services to the entire County including Aledo, Azle, Burleson, Crowley, Fort Worth, Haslet, and the Naval Air Station/ Jrb area.
Providing our customers with “fair and transparent” pricing is one of the hallmarks of our company and we even offer your four different ways to get a free estimate for any junk removal service you may need:
- On-Site Pricing Estimate: On-site pricing is the best and most accurate way for us to assess the job and offer you the lowest price. Unlike other companies, our on-site pricing estimates are completely free, and come with no-obligation on your part. Our junk removal professionals will inspect the junk you need hauled away and offer you an upfront price. If a price agreed upon, we will often be able to get rid of the used exercise equipment on the same day.
- Call to Talk with a Trained Customer Service Representative: If you´d prefer to talk with someone before making a decision, you can call us toll-free at 1 888-888-JUNK. Our customer service representatives can offer you a pricing estimate and help you plan the logistics of getting rid of your used exercise equipment.
- Text us a Photo: Also, you can simply take a photo of the items you want removed and text us those photos at 737-888-5865. We will promptly text you back a transparent price estimate. Once you accept the estimate, all you have to do is wait for the Junk King truck to arrive.
- Online pricing estimator: Lastly, Junk King also offers an easy-to-use online pricing estimator. Simply enter your zip code to ensure that you are in right service area and provide a few more pieces of information regarding the type and size of the junk items that you need removed. Our pricing estimator allows you to receive a transparent cost estimate based on either the actual items you need hauled away, or the anticipated volume in the Junk King truck you plan on taking up. The online pricing estimator is convenient, reliable, and time saving for those on a tight schedule.
No matter what option you choose, as soon as a price is agreed upon, you choose a date and two-hour service window that works for your schedule. Our junk removal professionals will call you 15-30 minutes before we show up to promptly take your junk away! Our company is also fully insured, bonded, and licensed so that you can rest assured that you will never have to deal with unforeseen liabilities.
No matter what type of junk items you need hauled away in Tarrant County, we are here to help you efficiently get rid of your junk. Give us a call at 1-888-888-JUNK, text a photo to 1-737-888-5865, or book an appointment online to save $20 on orders totaling more than $99. Junk King continues to offer free, on-site written estimates, which is still the best way for us to give you our lowest pricing possible.