The Ultimate Guide to Safely Transporting Your Gym Equipment

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If you're a business owner or manager looking to move your gym equipment to a new location, or a home gym owner relocating, you know that transporting heavy and bulky equipment can be daunting. Hiring commercial services to move your gym equipment may seem like the easiest solution, but the cost of professional services can quickly increase. 

That's why learning how to safely and efficiently transport your gym equipment can save you money while ensuring your equipment stays in excellent condition. With this ultimate guide, we'll share practical tips and techniques to help you move your gym equipment without damaging it, whether you're moving across town or the country. So, let's get started and make your gym equipment relocation an easy and stress-free experience!

What to Know Before You Pack Up and Move Your Home Gym Equipment

Take your time when moving gym equipment, and be cautious. This is expensive gym equipment you don't wish to replace any time soon.

Here are some tips for transporting gym equipment.

Use furniture sliders: Furniture sliders are one of the easiest and most efficient ways to move heavy equipment. You only need a few furniture slides and something to slide the sliders under the gym equipment. The equipment can be pushed or pulled across the floor.

Use a dolly: Invest in a dolly if you need to move heavy equipment. It will be much easier to move your equipment, and it will also help prevent damage.

Get some help: You're asking for trouble if you try to move the gym equipment yourself. Get some help if you can from a family member or friend. Moving your equipment will be much easier, and you will reduce the chance of damage or injury.

Use Cushions Whenever Possible: When moving gym equipment, using towels or cushions is a good idea. This will protect the equipment from scratches and dents.

Take Your Time: When moving gym equipment, it is important to move slowly—no need to rush or risk damaging your gym equipment.

These tips will help you move your gym equipment with no problems. Take your time, and always be cautious.

How to Disassemble Home Gym Equipment

You may have to disassemble your equipment to move it. This is especially true for large equipment such as treadmills or ellipticals.

Here are some tips for disassembling gym equipment.


  • Remove the safety key and unplug the treadmill.
  • Fold the walking deck.
  • Remove the front roller.
  • Remove any other removable components.


  • Remove the safety key and unplug the elliptical.
  • Remove the pedals.
  • Remove all other removable components.

Stationary Bikes:

  • Remove the safety key and unplug the bike.
  • Remove the pedals.
  • Remove the seat.
  • Remove all other removable components.

Weight Machines:

  • Remove the safety key and unplug the machine.
  • Remove all weight plates.
  • Adjust the seat to its lowest position.
  • Remove all other removable components.

These tips should help you disassemble your gym gear without any issues.

How To Move Exercise Equipment Upstairs Or Downstairs

There are some things to consider when moving your equipment up or down. You must first ensure that all equipment is properly secured. It will not move during the process and could damage itself or your staircase.

Be careful as well when lifting equipment. Use the correct lifting technique and ask someone to assist you. Take your time, and be cautious.

It's dangerous and difficult to move equipment upstairs or downstairs. Take your time, and be careful not to damage anything.

How to Relocate Specific Pieces of Heavy Exercise Equipment

Here are some of the most common pieces of home gym gear and how to move them.

How to Move a Heavy Elliptical Trainer

The pedals can be removed by removing the moving arms. You want to have at least two people. You want one person on each side. Then you'll tilt the table up, then walk out.

“Put something underneath the front or rear end to prevent it from dragging on the ground.”

Move a Treadmill

Be sure to screw the cover back on tightly and correctly if you must remove it. Often, people forget that four screws hold down the motor cover. The motor cover could fly off if those screws come loose.

Turn the treadmill on its side to access the underneath. At least two people are required—two people on each side. Next, tilt the table and walk out.

Try to place something underneath the front or back of the treadmill, as you would with an elliptical machine. This will prevent it from dragging on the ground.

Move Dumbbells, Kettlebells, and Other Weights

You can easily move dumbbells and kettlebells. They are easy to carry. A weight-lifting belt may be the best option if you carry a lot.

The belt should be placed around your waist. Thread the weights into the loops of the belt. You can also use weight-lifting gloves with an integrated palm grip. You can pick up several weights without letting them fall.

Move an Exercise Bike

You'll need to remove the pedals first. You can often unscrew the pedals by hand. Then, lift the bike and hold it by its frame. Put something under the front and back ends of the bike to prevent it from dragging on the ground.

Here are a few tips on how to move gym equipment safely. Take your time, ask for assistance if needed, and be cautious.

Move a Universal Home Gym

The best way to move a Universal Home Gym is to disassemble it and then take the pieces outside. The majority of Universal Home Gyms are relatively easy to disassemble.

First, you'll want to remove any weight stacks. Bolts are often used to hold them in place. These can be removed by hand. Then, remove the cables and pulleys. Quick-release pins typically attach them. You can remove the frame once you have removed the major components.

Take your time, and be cautious when moving gym equipment. These tips will help you move gym equipment safely.

These tips are useful if you're looking for a new gym or want to move your existing equipment. Equipment damage can be frustrating and costly but can also cause injuries.

We at Big Mike's Moving Companies Queens understand how important it is to keep your gym equipment safe. We provide comprehensive services for moving residential and commercial gym equipment.


How soon can I receive the equipment?

We understand that you want to keep working out. Your home gym will be ready within two weeks of placing your order. Special orders can vary.

Can I purchase the equipment?

Our infrastructure allows you to maintain and change equipment. Multi-purpose equipment is available to you!

How much space do I need?

Depending on your fitness goals, you can begin with a room as small as 50 square feet. We can convert any room, including your garage, spare bedroom, basement, or den.

Installing my equipment is it mandatory?

No! No! If you prefer to drop off your equipment at the curb, the installation will be your responsibility.

Can I pick up my equipment?

Yes! Fitness packages are tailored to the needs of each customer. Upgrade certain pieces of equipment to suit your needs. You can order unique equipment and special orders.

Got something you want to ask?

There are no stupid questions when it comes to moving! We’re here to help you throughout the moving experience, so feel free to chat to us if you’d like to know more about your move.