Moving your home gym is often one of the most difficult challenges you can face when moving. Obviously, you must transport your gym equipment safely to your new home, and it is best to use professional gym equipment movers such as Prestige Moving, whose staff is highly experienced in moving gym equipment. If you're up for a serious workout, you can start moving your home gym equipment yourself!
Here are the main techniques you should employ to safely transport your gym equipment into our moving truck or container.
Use furniture sliders: One of the simplest and most effective ways to move heavy gym equipment is to use furniture sliders. All you need are a few furniture sliders and a way to slide them under the equipment. The equipment can then be pushed or pulled across the floor.
Use a dolly: If you have a large amount of equipment to move or if the equipment is particularly heavy, you should consider purchasing a dolly. This will make moving the equipment much easier and will help to prevent damage.
Get some assistance: Moving gym equipment on your own is a recipe for disaster. If at all possible, enlist the assistance of a friend or family member. This will make things a lot easier.
Use Cushions When Moving Gym Equipment: When moving gym equipment, it's a good idea to use cushions or towels whenever possible. This will help to protect the equipment and keep scratches and dents at bay.
Take Your Time: When moving gym equipment, one of the most important things to remember is to take your time. There's no reason to rush and endanger your equipment.
With these tips in mind, you should have no trouble moving your gym equipment. Just keep in mind to take your time and be cautious at all times.
Bike for exercise
Exercise bikes are one of the most popular home gym machines, and they're also one of the simplest to transport.
If your bike is electric, unplug it and use packing tape to secure the power cord to the bike. Then, to protect your floors, slide furniture gliders underneath the bike. If you don't have gliders, you can use towels or cardboard instead; however, don't drag the bike directly across the floor as this will cause damage.
If you have to lift the bike downstairs, two people should do it. Exercise bikes aren't particularly heavy, but they're very awkward, and it's critical to avoid injury.
2. Elliptical machine
Because of its shape and numerous moving parts, the elliptical is one of the most difficult pieces to move. The most straightforward option is to disassemble it.
Unscrew the nuts and bolts to remove the handlebars and pedals from the main body of the machine. After that, wrap each item in moving blankets and secure with packing tape. Put the nuts and bolts in a sealed bag and label it to ensure nothing goes missing. It's a good idea to tape this labeled bag to the trainer to keep everything together.
3. The treadmill
Although the treadmill is excellent for cardio, it is extremely heavy and difficult to move. It is critical not to undervalue this task.
To begin, ensure that your treadmill is unplugged. Then, if it folds, which most do, fold it and lock it in the upright position. If your treadmill does not fold, you will need to consult the instruction manual to learn how to disassemble it.
Wrap your treadmill in moving blankets and secure it with packing tape after it has been folded or disassembled. Then make sure you have two people to help you lift it onto a trolley. You can then wheel it out to the moving truck, where at least two people will be required to lift it in.
Please contact us if you need more information about moving your home gym to your new home or if you need the assistance of our experienced gym equipment movers. Prestige Moving's team will be delighted to assist you.