How to Move a Home Gym? Step-By-Step Guide

The home gym is a wonderful feature of any home, but it can be a hassle when Moving Day comes. Moving a home gym means wrestling with heavy equipment, finding capable transportation, and handling every item with care. We understand that it may feel like a daunting task. That’s why we’re here to give you the roadmap you need for a stress-free, easy move. If moving heavy gym equipment is on your to-do list, you’re in the perfect place to prepare.

The Easiest Path: Hire Experienced Gym Movers


The equipment in your home gym isn’t just valuable. It’s also bulky, oddly shaped, and heavy. That’s why attempting to move gym locations from one home to the next can be a long, difficult task if you do it all yourself. From disassembling equipment to packing weights to planning out how to fit everything onto a vehicle, there’s plenty to consider. But there’s a much simpler path…

When you hire the best gym equipment movers, everything is done for you. You won’t have to worry about breaking any machines while you’re taking them apart because a well-trained expert will be the one doing so. And rather than wasting hours putting everything back together in your new home, our experienced exercise equipment movers will have everything set up as soon as possible.

Perhaps best of all, transportation is easy when you hire professionals. Don’t pay through the nose to rent a big truck, then struggle with the process of loading everything yourself. Instead, moving home gym equipment becomes a simple process when a qualified moving team takes care of it all. While some choose to move their gym themselves to save a few bucks, that route can easily be the more expensive one if any equipment is damaged in the process.

A Step-by-Step Guide: How to Move a Home Gym


If you’ll be moving your home gym yourself, follow the following guide to make the process as efficient and safe as possible. From planning to preparing and beyond, each step is vital to protecting your equipment while getting the job done right.

Step 1: Planning


Start with a general outline, then close in on the specifics once you have a great idea about the scope and schedule of the moving process. First, consider when you’ll move, if you’ll need to rent a vehicle, and if you’ll need any help with particular items.

Second, group the items in your home gym together. There should be three distinct groups:

  1. Heavy equipment (this group includes workout machines, benches, treadmills, and similar items)
  2. Weights (this group includes kettlebells, dumbbells, free weights, barbells, and similar items)
  3. Supplementary items (the group includes jump ropes, mats, boxes, medicine balls, and similar items)

Grouping items together will make the rest of the process easier when it comes to cleaning, packing, transporting, and more.

Step 2: Prepare Items for Transport


Begin this step by cleaning each item. Moving is the perfect opportunity to tidy up, and this allows you to start off with a clean, healthy home gym in your new home. This also gives you a chance to inspect your equipment. If anything is broken or loose, you can either fix it up or throw it out before wasting time and effort to move it.

Now it’s time to package everything up. Start by placing all supplementary items into boxes. Use bubble wrap or a similar packing material to keep everything protected. Make sure you separate items so the boxes don’t become too heavy.

For weights, use sturdy containers and be very mindful of the weight of the container since you’ll be moving it around. Use filler in these containers so the weights don’t shift.

For heavy equipment, disassemble everything as much as possible to make the moving process manageable. Use blankets or towels as protective wrapping as you move and transport each item.

Step 3: Transportation


Load everything into an appropriate moving vehicle. Pack everything in tight to avoid items or boxes shifting during the drive. Check items upon arrival in case anything did shift.

You can now bring everything into the new home gym space, reassemble your items, and set up your home gym!

Moving Treadmills


When it comes to moving a treadmill, always start by unplugging the machine. Your treadmill likely comes with a manual, so dive in and follow their instructions for disassembly. Don’t forget to clean the machine as you go, which will make your new gym space clean and healthy. As you fold the treadmill up, be sure to lock everything into place. No matter how much the machine breaks down, it will still be heavy, so use a dolly to move it from your home to the truck. If your treadmill doesn’t have a box, use blankets or towels as protective padding when moving it onto the vehicle. Upon arrival, use the dolly once more and reassemble.

Moving Weights & Weight Machines


If you have a machine that uses weights, consult the machine’s manual for disassembly instructions. You may also find resources on YouTube for taking apart your particular machine. If this involves removing things like screws, keep all smaller parts and accessories in marked bags or boxes. Use padding, like blankets or towels, when it comes to loading and transporting the bulky parts of the machine. And place weights in containers, using fillers to keep the weights from moving around. Once again, a dolly is imperative to moving the weights and machine. Be careful to use proper lifting technique when moving an item from the dolly to the vehicle.

Moving Elliptical Machines


Start by turning off and unplugging the machine. Consult the machine’s manual while you clean it up and inspect for damage. Generally speaking, the easiest way to move an elliptical is by laying it down on its side and using fasteners of some kind to secure the machine. Maneuver the elliptical machine onto the dolly and cover with blankets or towels to protect the machine and the home. For an oddly shaped item like this, be sure to take your time and adjust according to different hallways and door frames. Let the dolly do the hard work, and work slowly when going from dolly to truck.

When it comes to the nuances of moving a home gym, like how to pack weights for moving, professionals have the experience and know-how to get the job done right. Plus, with world-class equipment and moving vehicles at the ready, the home gym movers here at Esquire Moving will be able to handle every item with care while properly disassembling and reassembling each piece of equipment. For a stress-free experience and an efficient home moving process, hire Esquire. Give us a call at your earliest convenience. We’ll be happy to give you a quote and plan the move of your home gym.

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