One of the best investments in yourself you can make this year is to create a home gym. When you have equipment that you’ll regularly use to keep yourself healthy, this resource can improve your quality of life.
A popular option in NYC is to have a Peloton Bike at home.
Before you start the packing process for your home gym equipment, you’ll want to think about using a company like Expo Movers for the moving and shipping method. Without insurance, you could be stuck with the costs to the equipment if accidental damage occurs during transport. Our team can talk more about what options you have for your situation.
Tips for Moving a Peloton Bike or Bike Plus
If you own Peloton equipment, the first step of the moving process is to prevent damage points to the bike proactively. That means you should remove the weight holders, water bottle holder, sweat guard, pedals, and touchscreen from your installation.
It also helps to bring the seat post and handlebars to the lowest position possible when preparing the bike for moving. Ensuring all the adjustment levers are tight can help to prevent the common damage issues that owners face with their home gym.
Here are the steps to follow to ensure that you remove the touchscreen correctly from your Peloton Bike or Bike Plus.
- Press and hold the power button until you see the prompt on the screen display. Follow the instructions to turn it off before unplugging the power cable.
- Open the clip on the touchscreen’s back to disconnect the monitor cable.
- Remove the back panel at the touchscreen’s rear. You can access the four mounting screws there, which you must remove with a Philips-head screwdriver.
- Take the touchscreen off the mount and set it aside.
- You’ll need to pack the touchscreen appropriately so that it doesn’t experience damage during the move. It might be a good idea to include it in an essentials box with enough padding and packing paper to prevent damage. Don’t forget to mark the package as being fragile!
Once you’ve arrived at your new home, you can reconnect the mounting screws and cables to have the monitor working as intended once again. This process takes about 15 minutes to complete.
How to Remove the Pedals on a Peloton Bike
You can use the cages or cleats on a Peloton Bike, but you don’t want to leave either one attached when you’re moving.
If you haven’t replaced them in a while, now might be a good time to order new ones, take the old pedals off, and do the work at home with the replacements.
You’ll need a 15mm wrench to remove the pedals from the bike.
Once you have the tool available, you’ll want to turn the resistance knob all the way to the right. After taking that step, you’ll use the wrench to remove the pedals.
For the right pedal, you’ll need to turn the wrench counterclockwise to complete the job. When you’re on the left side of the bike, you’ll need to turn it clockwise instead.
Pack the items away in a secure container. For your Peloton Bike, it might be better to have a custom crate built for it to reduce the risks of movement and accidental damage. You can pack the pedals in a secure box with appropriate padding in the same way you did with the touchscreen.
How to Move Home Gym Equipment
The weights and equipment for your home gym aren’t as easy to move as your other belongings. These items typically weigh more, have unusual shapes, and require special handling.
Before moving your home gym equipment, you’ll want to sanitize everything. If your gear is cleaned properly, there won’t be a risk of germ transfer.
It’s better to use lots of small cardboard boxes for your barbells, dumbbells, and hand weights. When you put everything together into a single container, the materials can fail – or the item might be too difficult to carry.
Since cardboard boxes aren’t always strong enough to carry heavyweights, you’ll want to think about investing in some plastic bins for your gear. Wrap the weights in blank newsprint or bubble wrap to protect them during the moving process.
If your equipment folds or requires disassembly, you’ll want to take the appropriate steps to keep the components safe. As a final step, move the heaviest items with a furniture dolly to prevent injuries.