Fitness Equipment Moving O'Fallon MO
Moving Fitness Equipment Safely
Whether you're moving across town or across the country, you need to move your fitness equipment safely. It represents an investment in time and money and you don't want to damage it. In addition, moving it improperly can be dangerous and cause injury to the movers.
It's a great idea to trust your equipment to Show Me Weights. We offer professional fitness equipment moving O'Fallon MO and surrounding areas. It doesn't matter if it's hand weights, stationary bikes, or a treadmill elliptical, we can handle your move.
Who Ya Gonna Call?
No doubt you have many friends who are more than willing to help with your move. That's great. Let them carry the boxes of books and dishes. There are just too many good reasons to hire experts to move your fitness equipment.
- Fitness equipment is big. Really big. It is also oddly shaped, with bits and pieces sticking out here and there. Most of it won't fit in a packing box. You need more than one person to move it safely.
- Fitness equipment is heavy. One of its main jobs is to add weight and resistance, after all. The pros have the hand trucks, ramps, and dollies you want to get the job done.
- Fitness equipment may have sensitive electronics. As equipment gets more sophisticated, so does the computer inside. Some pieces should have their electronics taken out before they are moved. Only professionals should do that. You risk damaging your equipment beyond repair.
- Fitness equipment is complex. There are countless moving parts that may be detachable or may move around during a move. Let the pros decide what should be taken off for the move and what should be secured.
The bottom line is that exercise equipment in the hands of untrained movers is downright dangerous. All the parts and pieces are so awkward and cumbersome, it's too easy to lose balance while moving. Don't risk hurting or damaging your equipment or even worse, injuring yourself or your moving buddies. Call the pros and let them handle it.
You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat
Here's another good reason to hire pros to move your gym. A self-move typically means tossing things in the back of a pickup truck. If you're really lucky, maybe you snagged a small moving van. Either way, your equipment may not fit and it certainly won't be secured.
You really need a proper moving truck to haul exercise and fitness equipment safely. There need to be tie-downs, too. These are ropes or straps that secure your equipment to the inside wall of the truck. Without these things, there's no guarantee your gear will arrive safely to its new home.
Professional movers already have all these tools. So instead of canvassing your friends to find out who has a big enough truck, or calling all the moving truck rentals to find a place that can rent you the van, make one call. Put Show Me Weights on your speed dial. They've got all the gear to make the move successful.
Here's Lookin' At You, Kid
Before Show Me Weights comes to your door, you have a part to play, too. You need to prep your fitness gear for the moving day. This should begin with a thorough cleaning. Use disinfectant wipes or a water and bleach mixture to wipe everything down. Pay special attention to any touch screens and rubber grips.
Next, you should take pictures of your equipment. This is just a precaution, as professional movers are trained in handling your equipment, but it is always a good idea to be prepared with photographic documentation.
Then it's time to take off any frills you may have attached to your fitness equipment. For example, water bottles and heart rate monitors that are after-market additions should be removed and packed separately with other small fitness items. There's no need for you to dismantle any of the equipment itself. Your movers will take care of that.
Just Keep Swimming
Moving day can be chaotic and stressful. There are many details to organize and keep track of. To help you stay afloat on your big day, here's what you can expect from the moving services at Show Me Weights.
- First, we disassemble any parts, such as removing clamps and plates, and wrap the weights to protect them during the move. We'll wrap hand weights and kettlebells, too.
- Benches, steps, and boxes get wrapped in padding or moving blankets and will be secured inside the moving van.
- For the big gear, your treadmills, ellipticals, or other heavy workout machines, we stabilize any moving parts. Then we wrap the entire machine with protective padding. We'll use a dolly to transport it to the moving van and then secure it with moving straps.
- We ensure that all small parts, like nuts, bolts, and locking pins, are bagged and labeled for each piece of equipment.
We understand that your workout equipment is precious to you. We take every precaution. From the takedown, through the move, and to the final setup, we make sure your gear is protected.
There's No Place Like Home
The key to a successful move is knowing where you want the equipment to go in your new space. Are you setting up a new home gym in a dedicated room? Are you tucking it all into a corner of the bedroom or family room? Plan it out in advance so you can tell the movers precisely where to put each piece.
For your workout area to be really useful, it should be about six feet by six feet. If it's much smaller than that you may feel cramped and unable to perform the exercises correctly. You'll need access to outlets and good lighting. If you can place a mirror on a nearby wall, that's a bonus.
Of course, you should work with what you have. If that means moving the coffee table out of the way or pushing the sofa to the wall each time you want to do some leg extensions, it's OK. As long as any equipment you have has enough floor space, you will be fine.
To Infinity and Beyond!
Show Me Weights can do more than just move your stuff. We are experts in gym equipment and can help you set up your personal workout space for maximum impact. Let us know if you need any of the following:
- Lat bars, curl bars, dumbells, kettlebells
- Step climbers, rowing machines, exercise bikes, ellipticals
- Power racks, squat stands
- Resistance bands, steps, ropes
In addition to just about any piece of fitness equipment you could desire, we have the storage for it, too. So if in the middle of your move you realize you need better storage for some of your gear, we can handle that. We'll deliver it to your new address and set it up for you.
There is one more important thing to think about when relocating your home gym and that is flooring. Does your new workout space have the flooring you need to be safe during your workout sessions? Does your flooring protect whatever is underneath, whether it's tile, hardwood, or subfloor?
If you're at all concerned about what's underfoot, we can help you with that. Show Me Weights has flooring options to meet a variety of needs. We can assist you in selecting the type that is best for your situation.
We've got small recycled rubber mats that fit in any space. They offer plenty of impact protection despite their size. They are a good choice for portability and for times when your exercise equipment has to share square footage with a living room or bedroom.
If you need PVC mats to go under your treadmill, elliptical, or other equipment, we have that, too. Protect your original floor with these mats without having to lay a covering over the entire floor. A PVC mat also reduces noise levels for a quieter workout area.
You Talking to Me?
Do you have any questions? If so, it's time to talk to the pros at Show Me Weights. You can ask for a free estimate on the cost of moving your workout gear. We can also chat about your equipment. Tell us if you need any new pieces or repairs. Would you like to upgrade to something newer? We can assist you with all of these things.
With our delivery service we can bring any new gear straight to your new home. So we'll move your old stuff and deliver the new. Talk about a win-win. Your new home could have the gym of your dreams.
Get ready for your move today by taking an inventory of all your exercise equipment. Decide what needs to go with you and what you should put into a yard sale. If it's broken, damaged, or you haven't used it in over two years, leave it behind. After you've made a list, get in touch with Show Me Weights. Our pros will discuss your move with you and help you prepare for the big day.