Whether you have at-home gym equipment or you own a fleet of treadmills, the thought of moving them can be a daunting task. They are usually bulky and cumbersome, but fragile enough that they should be handled with utmost care. If you’re thinking about moving gym equipment, please read the following tips from the professionals here at Fitness Equipment Northeast.
Before the Move
Before you disassemble and move any pieces, it’s important to make sure they work correctly. This is essential for a variety of reasons. For one, you don’t want to move a big, bulky piece of machinery if it doesn’t work! You can save yourself the time and dispose of it, or have it repaired. If you choose to have it fixed, discovering that it’s broken before you move will save you time compared to if you moved it, and then had to move it again for repairs. Additionally, being sure it’s in proper working order before moving it can prevent you from being blamed if a moving team damages it.
Once you can verify that it’s in good working order, take pictures of how it looks when it’s assembled. This will make it easier to reassemble it in its new destination. Make sure you carefully label a bag with the small parts of your equipment. We recommend taping this bag to the bigger pieces of the machine, so it doesn’t get lost.
Lastly, make sure you measure the door and hallways you’ll have to travel through. It’s possible you won’t have to disassemble your equipment.
After the Move
Once you’re settled in your new home or office, it’s time to reassemble your gym equipment. Before you bust out your screwdriver, make sure the machine is precisely where you want it to go. It’ll be a lot easier to move it across the room in pieces rather than once it’s put back together. As you did before you packed, make sure each piece is in proper working order. Moving companies have insurance for a reason, but it’ll be harder to claim a mover is at fault if you wait until months after they finished moving your gym equipment.
Here at Fitness Equipment Northeast, we understand the financial investment that comes with purchasing gym equipment. We want it to last and be taken care of, so please call us at 978-854-5393 if you have any questions about moving gym equipment!