Tips for moving exercise equipment

Remember the dumbbells and treadmill you decided to buy as part of your New Year’s resolution to get healthy? Well, they’re collecting dust in your garage, along with many other pieces of exercise equipment in your home gym.

Thankfully, you’re in the process of moving, so you’re sure to get plenty of exercise packing your belongings and transporting them to your new address, but there could be issues moving heavy exercise machines. This equipment will fit in your new home – you just need to find a way to get it all there safely.

The following tips can help you take exercise equipment to your new residence.

1. Evaluate your gym equipment
Take inventory of the items you own and decide whether you will need them in your new home. Keep in mind that gyms are usually located in or near various cities and towns, and there are still opportunities to use the same types of machines if you enroll at these fitness centers.

Items such as weight benches can usually be taken apart, so determine which pieces of equipment can be disassembled. If you decide to disassemble certain items, be sure to save all of the bolts and screws so you can put them back together.

Any non-essential equipment can be donated to charities like the Salvation Army or can be sold before you move. Websites like Craigslist and yard sales are helpful for people who want to avoid moving the equipment to a new house.

2. Secure the equipment
Heavy weights can be dangerous, especially if you’re moving these items along with the rest of your belongings. Properly secure weights when placing them in a moving vehicle to reduce the risk that they could move and cause damage. Separate pieces of exercise equipment and place heavy machines into a moving vehicle first – you can even place lighter items on top of them if there’s room left over.

A moving company like Stevens Worldwide Van Lines can be tremendously helpful when it comes to transporting gym equipment. The last thing you’ll want to do is risk injury when moving, and when the big day arrives, the staff members at Stevens will provide the necessary equipment and tools to move treadmills, weights and more.

With support from professional relocation movers at Stevens, you can take your exercise equipment and other heavy belongings to a new address – regardless of its location.