Exercising is great and having your own equipment at home to make it possible for you to exercise is even better. But, what happens when you need to move? Do you know how to properly handle the exercise equipment to make it possible?
Unfortunately, too many people try to move their exercise equipment and they find that it quickly becomes damaged because they did not secure the equipment properly or they tried to move something too heavy and ended up dropping it and thus damaging it.
While moving the exercise equipment is not necessarily difficult, it is important that it is done properly to ensure that there are no issues with it in the long run. Below, we will provide you with some tips on how to safely move your exercise equipment.
Prepare the Equipment
Before you move any piece of exercise equipment, you want to make sure that it is ready to be moved. You should take time to clean off the equipment and remove any dirt and debris from it. You also want to make sure the machine or equipment is working properly before you start to go in for the move, as a malfunctioning machine can be dangerous to move.
Once the equipment is clean, you then need to make sure that you secure any moving parts and remove any parts that can be removed. For example, if you can safely remove weights from a machine, do so before you attempt to move it. You also want to ensure that no area of the machine or equipment moves around, as it may knock you in the head and injure you.
Move the Equipment
Once the equipment is prepared, you want to then work on moving it. You should have the truck ready and have help on hand to move the equipment. It is NEVER recommended that you move the equipment or machine on your own, as this is extremely dangerous and can result in serious injury.
As you do move the equipment, prepare to move it slowly and take your time, do not rush yourself and it is okay to set the equipment down a couple of times to take a break. Load the machine onto the truck and place it in a secure place.
Smaller Equipment is Just as Important
While you may be focused on moving the heavy equipment, it is just as important to focus on the small equipment. For example, you want to take care of your weights, dumbbells, and even the benches that you may have. You should place the weights and dumbbells in a spot that they are not stacked on each other, as this may cause damage to them. You should place them side by side and make sure that they are secure where they are so that they do not roll around. For benches, fold them up or even remove the legs to ensure easy and safe transportation.
Take Precautions First Before You Move Your Exercise Equipment
Moving exercise equipment can be difficult but it is important that you take your time and make sure to have help available as you cannot do it all on your own.