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How to Safely Move Heavy Exercise Equipment

It’s one thing to box up your hand weights and exercise bands, but thinking about moving your ellipticals, stationary bikes and treadmills is enough to make anyone break out in a sweat. Frontrunner Moving Company specializes in moving heavy exercise equipment, and offers these expert tips for anyone planning a move with fitness equipment.

Fold Down & Dissemble

disassemble fitness equipmentWhether moving a treadmill, stationary bike, or an elliptical machine, you’ll want to make these large items as compact as possible. This might mean simply folding up your treadmill, or it could require removing pedals and handlebars with a wrench and screwdriver. If you still have the original manual for your exercise equipment, check to see if there are any specific moving instructions, and make sure it’s powered off and unplugged before you get started.

Secure Moving Parts

Once the gym equipment is as compact as possible, pack small pieces in boxes and wrap the rest in moving blankets or shrink wrap to prevent damage and avoid losing parts in the moving truck. Place nuts, bolts, and screws in plastic bags and tape them to their corresponding pieces to make reassembly easier, and store cords in a secure place. Finally, tie down any moving parts that you were unable to remove with bungee cords, rope, or zip ties.

Use Moving Equipment

To protect your floors, walls and, most importantly, your back, always use specialized moving equipment to transport heavy items. Furniture sliders, dollies and hand trucks will help you safely maneuver your gym equipment through hallways, stairways and doorways, and into and out of the moving truck, while moving blankets and shrink wrap will help prevent damage to your home and protect your exercise equipment during transport.

Team Lift

Because fitness equipment is bulky, awkwardly shaped and often weighs more than 100 pounds, these items typically require two to three experienced fitness equipment movers. Under no circumstances should you attempt to lift or move these items without a partner, even if using furniture moving equipment. Always lift with your legs, and when moving exercise equipment into or out of the truck, or up and down stairs, have a third person there to spot you.

Hire a Moving Company for Moving Exercise Equipment

Moving your gym equipment shouldn’t be an exercise in frustration. The last thing you want is to damage an expensive piece of equipment, or land yourself on the injured list. Frontrunner’s experienced fitness equipment movers can break down your home gym and make sure it’s moved and set up safely in the new location. We use specialized techniques and have all the necessary equipment to safely move heavy, oversized and awkward items.

We can move your whole house, or just your home gym, and we’re even available to move your exercise equipment from one floor or room to another. Request a quote for our fitness equipment moving services in Queensbury, Glens Falls, Saratoga and beyond, or give us a call at (518) 832-0310.