Relocating Fitness Paraphernalia

  • 02.07.2018
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Relocating gym gear is as hectic as relocating a home. Particularly due to the heavy yet delicate parts that if handled carelessly might cause injury. With proper planning, hire a company that will take care of this cumbersome task and ensures the home gym is transferred and accessible in no time. However, it is important to be aware of some of the necessary tips to use whenever you are transferring the gym to a different location:

Organize, check and sanitize

It’s essential to organize your gym as well as sanitize work out tools to avoid contaminating the new home with bacteria. Ensure Yoga mats are cleaned and dried not forgetting to wipe and dust treadmill surfaces and handrails with a towel. Once all the fitness equipment is spotless then the moving can begin.
Transporting your Equipment
Move gym apparels starting with the smallest, such as Yoga Mats, blocks, towels and blankets. When you are packing up your home gym, it’s a good idea to start with the smaller items. Larger items can be put in last.

Moving Dumbbells, Hand Weights, etc.

Make sure your cartons can support the weight of dumbbells as well as weights, smaller boxes are ideal for this compared to large boxes because they help prevent them from falling through in addition to making carrying easy. Plastic bins can also come in handy for this purpose as they provide extra support and are stronger than cardboard boxes. Some useful tips for handling weights are:

• Wrap the weights in old newspaper, towels or bubble wrap or newspaper for protection when transporting.
• Fill the box with stuffing peanuts, blankets or towels so that the weights don’t move or band against each other.
• Do not load one box with more than four small weights as they become too heavy and would hence burst through.

Transferring a Treadmill, Elliptical, or Stationary Bike

Treadmills plus stationary bikes are quite bulky hence the reason why most people prefer hiring specialists to assist with relocating them. They require skill and know-how on how to disassemble and reassemble upon arrival. Since treadmills, elliptical, stationary bikes are very technical heavy check the owner’s manual for further clarification. Here are some basic instructions to aid in transporting larger work out stuff.

1. Treadmill:
 Put the incline to zero then remove the safety key.
 Shut down the machine not forgetting to unplug it.
 Elevate the walking deck to make it fold against the console and click into place.
 Secure the walking deck by inserting a locking pin or tightening the knob.
 Cover the entire equipment with a blanket to safeguard it.

2. Elliptical:
 Unplug the workout equipment then unscrew parts such as (handlebars, pedals, base, and console).
 Use large cartons to pack them or label the parts separately, ensure they are wrapped in a blanket.

3. Stationary Bike:
 If your bike is electric, ensure you unplug it then wrap it with a blanket for protection. Make sure all cords are well stored.
 Protect your floors from scratches by covering it during the relocation process.

Hire skilled Home Gym Movers

Gym tools are technical, heavy and complex to transfer on your own. It is always advisable to hire a team of skilled experts to do everything and avoid damaging very costly gym apparatus. Midland Long Distance Moving Company is a Canadian Based company with a wealth of experience in all aspects of relocation including gym relocation. We work to ensure our clients’ needs are met first. Contact us today for an estimation and for further inquiry. We’re looking forward to exceeding your expectations.

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