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How to Pack Gym Equipment For Moving

Moving Gym Equipment

Your home gym is essential to maintaining your health and fitness, and your daily routine revolves around it. What should you do now that you’re relocating? This means you need to get all your home gym equipment to your new place. Furthermore, the problem is everything is big, heavy, and awkward to move. 

Lile Relocation Services specializes in moving gym equipment, large and small, for your residential move, so we understand. You’ll need to know how to pack weights for moving. Leave the heavy lifting to us, but to make your move easier and smoother, there are a few things you can do to prepare your gym for the move.

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Organize Small Exercise Equipment

How to pack gym equipment for a move. Dumbbells and other gym equipment.

When preparing to move your home gym is to start by organizing the small stuff. Hand weights, medicine balls, yoga blocks, and other small workout equipment are easier to move in groups. 

You don’t need to worry. Our professional packing and moving experts are here to help. We’ll pack your equipment in strong, sturdy boxes, carefully labeling them, ensuring they aren’t overpacked, and transporting them to your new home gym location.

Preparing to Move Your Larger Exercise Equipment:

After the small items are out of the way, it’s time to prepare the larger gym equipment for their trip. Gym equipment can be heavy, awkward, and even dangerous to move alone. However, you can get your equipment ready to move. Refer to the manufacturer’s guide for instructions on disassembling your equipment. Here are some suggestions on what you can do with different pieces of equipment:

Stationary Bikes

How to pack gym equipment. Two stationary bikes

To prevent injuries and damage to your stationary bicycle, secure any moving parts using a bungee cord. If your bike is electric, unplug it from the wall and carefully coil the cord. Secure the cord using a zip tie and affix the cord to the body of the bicycle with tape and let us take it from there.


How to pack gym equipment. A treadmill in a room

The best way to pack a treadmill for moving is to start by unplugging it and removing any attachments or accessories. Fold the treadmill’s arms and secure them with tape or straps. Use protective padding or bubble wrap to cover the entire treadmill, paying extra attention to the display panel and other vulnerable parts. 

If possible, disassemble the treadmill into smaller pieces to make it easier to handle and pack. Place the disassembled parts and any loose accessories in sturdy boxes, using packing materials to fill gaps and prevent shifting during transit. Make sure to label the boxes clearly. 


How to pack gym equipment. An elliptical in a home gym.

When preparing to move your gym equipment, one of the most challenging and awkward pieces is the elliptical. In some cases, it’s best to take the machine apart based on the manufacturer’s guidelines, pack it up, and reassemble it at the new gym. Sometimes, a third-party moving service specializing in such unique equipment can move the machine intact.

Weightlifting Machines

How to pack gym equipment. home gym equipment

Weightlifting machines can be challenging to move because of their bulk and size. The best way to move them is to dismantle them by removing all removable parts or attachments. Place all the parts, fasteners, and screws in a box or bag, label them “weightlifting machine parts,” and pack them all up. With all the different parts and accessories, you may want to leave this task up to professional movers with experience moving large pieces of exercise equipment. 

How to Pack Weights for Your Move

How to pack gym equipment. A set of weights in a home gym

You may have some weights that need to be packed. But how do you prepare to pack your free-weights for moving without hurting yourself or the movers?

When preparing to move your free-weights our best tip: Sorting weight sizes is vital so that boxes can be lifted. Another tip is to pack weights in smaller boxes for easier carrying. While it may be tempting to throw everything together in one box, that will get heavy fast. Also, ask your mover for suggestions, which may include shrink-wrapping the heaviest free-weights directly onto 4-wheelers.

How to Keep Your Equipment Safe During the Move:

There’s nothing worse than thinking you’ve packed your gym equipment securely and finding out something was damaged when it was moved to your new home.

Here are a few tips to minimize the risk of the equipment being damaged:

  • Hire professional movers: Give Lile Relocation Services a call at 888-507-6304.
  • Use a dolly: It’ll make the whole move more manageable and help prevent damage as you move equipment from one place to another.
  • Use furniture sliders: These will help you move equipment across the floor.
  • Take off removable parts: Make sure they are gone so they don’t break off in transit.
  • Use padding: Pillows, heavy blankets, etc., and place them around your equipment to minimize the chance of scratches or dents.

Should I Hire Professional Movers to Help Move My Gym Equipment?

Using professional movers for your gym equipment relocation ensures a smooth and hassle-free experience. With our expertise, we can safely handle heavy and delicate gym machinery, protecting it from damage. Our professional movers have the necessary equipment, such as dollies and straps, to transport bulky items efficiently. This not only saves you time and effort but also minimizes the risk of injuries or accidents during the move. Trust Lile Relocation Services to safeguard your valuable gym equipment during the transition.

Lile Makes Moving Your Home Gym Easy:

When it comes to moving heavy home gym equipment, Lile Relocation Services is the name to remember. We’ll help you every step of the way. Our personalized moving services include expert packing, protecting, handling, and transporting your home gym equipment to your new home. We can even temporarily store your equipment until you are ready to move it into your new home. 

Are you preparing for a move? Contact us at 888-507-6304 or fill out our online residential services quote form to set up a FREE in-home or virtual moving survey.

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