Moving Gym and Fitness Equipment
According to GlobalData, half of UK consumers have purchased home workout products within the last two years. Between March and July 2020, sales of exercise bikes in the UK grew by over 2,000% and it hasn’t stopped there. The continued purchasing of home exercise products prompted the Office of National Statistics to add home exercise equipment to the basket of goods and services they use to calculate the UK cost of living!
So how do you move heavy and oversized exercise equipment when you are moving home?
Treadmills are usually bulky, extremely heavy and expensive. For this reason we would always recommend using a remover with expertise in moving exercise equipment. The team will firstly remove the treadmill monitor which will then be carefully wrapped and packed in bubble wrap. On the Peloton Tread the arms are then removed and wrapped. Finally the base, which is the very heavy part, needs to be wrapped and moved upright on a dolly just like we would move a piano.
When moving a stationary bike our teams first disconnect the front monitor and export wrap it in high quality bubble wrap for optimum protection. Both the pedals are then removed with extra protection added around the thread to avoid any damage. The bike can then be wrapped up and moved to it’s new home or gymnasium.
Smaller items such as dumbbells, kettle bells and medicine balls can be moved easily in small, evenly packed boxes. These items should be well wrapped and padded for protection and boxes should always be marked as heavy.
If you are moving home with gym and fitness equipment or are a commercial gym requiring relocation assistance please get in touch with the Edwards team today.