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Your home gym is essential to maintaining your health and fitness, and your daily routine revolves around it. Now you’re relocating, which means you need to get all your home gym equipment to your new place. The problem is, everything is big, bulky, and awkward to handle. 

Mesa Moving and Storage specializes in moving gym equipment, large and small, for your residential move, so we understand. You’ll need to know how to pack weights for moving. Leave the heavy lifting to us, but to make your move easier and smoother, there are a few things you can do to prepare your gym for the move.

Organize Small Equipment

The best way to prepare to move your home gym is to start by organizing the small stuff. Hand weights, medicine balls, yoga blocks, and other small workout equipment are easier to move in groups. 

Don’t worry too much, though. Our packing and moving experts are here to help. We’ll pack similar equipment in strong, sturdy boxes, carefully labeling them, making sure they aren’t overpacked, and transporting them to your new gym location, so unpacking is a snap.

Prepare Larger Gym Equipment

After the small items are out of the way, it’s time to prepare the larger pieces of gym equipment for their trip. Be careful. Equipment can be heavy, awkward, and even dangerous to move by yourself. Don’t try. You can, however, get your equipment ready to move. Always refer to the manufacturer’s guide for instructions on how to disassemble your home gym equipment or the best way to take care of each piece of equipment. Here’s what you can do with different items:

Stationary Bicycle

To prevent injuries and damage to your stationary bicycle, simply secure any moving parts using a bungee cord. If your bike is electric, unplug it from the wall and carefully coil the cord. Secure the cord using a zip tie and affix the cord to the body of the bicycle with tape and let us take it from there.


Unplug it from the wall and prepare the cord by coiling it and securing it with a zip tie. Tape the cord to the base of the treadmill so it’s out of the way. Fold the treadmill down if you can, and secure it using zip ties and tape. We’ll make sure it gets there safely.

Elliptical Machine

These are some of the most difficult and awkward pieces of home gym equipment. In some cases, it’s best to simply take the machine apart based on manufacturer’s guidelines, pack it up, and reassemble it at the new gym. Sometimes, the machine can be moved intact by a third-party moving service that specializes in such unique equipment.

Weightlifting Machines

Because of their bulk and size, weightlifting machines, bars, and weights are a real challenge to move. The best way to move them is to dismantle them, which takes practice. We’ll take everything apart, save all the fasteners, screws, and parts in a marked “parts box”, and pack it all up. Then, we’ll put it all back together in your new home gym.

How to Pack Weights for Moving

Depending on your type of workout, you may have some weights that need to be packed. But how do you pack weights for moving without hurting yourself or the movers?

Here’s our best tip: Sorting weight sizes is vital so that boxes can be lifted. Another tip is to pack weights in smaller boxes for easier carrying. While it may be tempting to throw everything together in one box, that will get heavy fast.

Also, ask your mover for suggestions, which may include shrink-wrapping the heaviest free-weights directly onto 4-wheelers.

How to Keep Your Equipment Safe During Your Move

There’s nothing worse than thinking you’ve packed your gym equipment securely and finding out it was damaged during the ride to your new home.

Here are few tips to minimize the risk of this happening:

  • Hire professional movers: Give Mesa Moving and Storage a call.
  • Use a dolly: It’ll make the whole move easier and help prevent damage as you move equipment from one place to another.
  • Use furniture sliders: They’ll help you move equipment across the floor.
  • Take off removable parts: Make sure all removable parts are gone so they don’t break off in transit.
  • Use padding: Take any pillows, stuffed animals, blankets, etc. and place them around your equipment to minimize the chance of scratches or dents.

Seamlessly Maintain Your Workouts

Moving can be stressful, physically and emotionally exhausting, and a bit scary. We know that everything seems a little better when you’re surrounded by the things you love and need. That’s where we come in. We’ll do all the hard work so that when you arrive in your new home, ready to begin a new chapter in your life, your home gym will be ready to support your health and fitness needs.

Should I Hire Professionals to Move My Gym Equipment?

Maybe the idea of doing all this sounds tiring and you’re already stressed from other aspects of moving. That’s when you should call the professionals. 

Calling professionals will instantly ease your stress levels as they know what to do, as long as you hire a good moving company.

We Make Moving Your Home Gym Easy

When it comes to moving heavy home gym equipment, Mesa Moving and Storage is the name to remember. We’ll help you every step of the way. Our personalized moving services include expert packing, protecting, handling, and transportation of your gym equipment to your new home. If you’re at a point where you have too much stuff, we can store your belongings for the long or short term. 

Contact us to receive a quote for relocating your furniture, valuables, and home gym equipment.

Susan Richards