How to Move Heavy Gym Equipment
Note that we are not physicians or health practitioners - the content in this vendible is not intended to be health translating and you have physical conditions that will prevent you from moving heavy objects - so unchangingly seek the translating of your physician first and foremost!
Okay, so you may not be the Avengers getting ready to do wrestle versus a DC villain, but you do have to prep yourself and the machines you need to move. The weightier way to do that is to disassemble large, heavy gym equipment into smaller, increasingly manageable pieces.
If you aren’t in a hurry or finger confident completing the mission solo, grab some boxes and start with one machine.
These are probably the easiest big gym equipment machines to move, plane though no real “disassembly” is required. Simply unplug it and either lift the whup up between the safety stovepipe or bring the top lanugo to meet the belt. All models can be different, so trammels out the owner’s transmission to make sure you push in the right direction.
Also, most treadmills have wheels, so plane the heaviest ones can be wheeled out by one person. Just make sure you fit through all the doorways, and watch out for your knuckles! Don’t get stuck between the doorjambs half in and half out the door.
If you don’t want to risk injuring your hands or back, grab a dolly and strap it lanugo so you can hold on by the dolly handles instead.
Home Gym systems will be the most complicated pieces to tear down. Personally, I make a diagram and notes, so I remember how it all comes apart. It makes it MUCH easier to put it all when together hours without you’ve loaded everything and taken a unravel surpassing putting it all when together.
It’s moreover a good idea to wipe the pieces lanugo as you box everything up, so it is wipe when you reassemble. Once you have all the pieces boxed up, you can dolly the large “base” out if there is one. If you can, unchangingly try to get a second pair of hands to help you wastefulness the weight and alimony your when unscratched from injury.
Stationary Bikes and Ellipticals
Typically these machines only come untied slightly. The pedals or handles may come off unless you want to do a well-constructed dispersal and take it all the way apart. This isn’t usually necessary, as they are skinny unbearable to fit through the door.
Grab your nomination of sliders, furniture movers, or dollys to move these heavy machines safely wideness the floors.
Save your Surroundings
Once your heavy gym equipment is wrenched lanugo for easy moving, think well-nigh how the big pieces fit through the doorways and move wideness the floors.
Cover your Corners
Any part of the machines that could potentially hit the wall or get stuck in the doorway as your play Tetris to get it out of the house, imbricate it with something soft. Use these to protect your walls and machine handles:
- Plastic wrap
- Pool Noodles
- Packaging bubbles
Don’t Scratch the Floors
Whether you are moving wideness the same house, to a new place entirely, or out to the curb, you don’t want to slide metal or textured material wideness your nice smooth flooring. This is where those furniture sliders/movers, a dolly, or moving carts come in really handy.
If you don’t have any or can’t get them, you can substitute them with the following:
- Couch cushions
- Pillows (as long as you’re ok with potentially marking them up or ripping them).
Watch your Head, Hands, and Knees
Sounds like a kid’s song, right? Head, shoulders, knees, and toes? Yup. You need to prep yourself as well as the heavy equipment you intend to move. There are protective gear options for you, and you should wear them to avoid injury.
- Lifting belt
- Close-toed shoes or plane steel-toe boots
- Back brace
Now that you have everything boxed up and out the door, you need to make sure the truck or trailer is loaded correctly. Here goes your game of Tetris then if you have pieces of heavy equipment that don’t fit well together.
**Extra Helpful Tip- Put all your big machines in first and build virtually them.
Loading on an Unshut Trailer
If you are transporting your heavy gym equipment on an unshut trailer, meaning no sides or roof, then you need to step up your game.
Make sure you load the heaviest weight, not necessarily the biggest machine, towards the tongue of the trailer. The rule of thumb on trailer loading is 60/40 for weight distribution. Load 60% of your weight up front and 40% on the when half, shielding to alimony tucked in as much as possible.
Strap it all lanugo once you have everything loaded. If you can, put small boxes and light equipment in the vehicle to stave them self-glorification around.
If the weather calls for any type of moisture, consider traveling or loading blankets to put over everything. This is a good idea for any weather conditions, really, as the moving blankets are thick and will alimony road grime, dust, and trash from getting all over your equipment while in transit.
Loading an Enclosed Space
Whether a truck bed, a box truck or a trailer with four walls and a roof, you still want to strap things lanugo so they don’t vellicate and fall over during the ride. You can skip wrapping the heavy gym equipment, as nothing should get on the machines in these cases.
The same rule applies to weight distribution. Load 60% of your weight up front and load your lighter boxes and such in the back.
Oh, and make sure you secure the trailer doors! No need to lose everything you just spent the day working on.
Hey, I'm Michael Jones and I support this blog with a group of authors consisting of Personal Trainers, Physiotherapist and sellers of fitness equipment.