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Why Does Fitness Equipment Needs to Be Maintained on Regular Intervals?
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Friday, September 14, 2018

First off, a regular maintenance of fitness equipment of various kinds is necessary in all the gyms.

Gym owners need to keep their gym equipment maintained at regular intervals so that the equipment is safe to be used and will operate without any problem.

Just like regular servicing of your car adds a couple of years to its life, a regular maintenance of fitness equipment influences its longevity. Here we discuss some of the most important fitness equipment in the gym that needs to be scheduled for maintenance without a delay.


Treadmills require timely maintenance, especially in the area where the belt meets the running deck under the motor cavity of the mill. It needs to be vacuumed to clear the dust completely. This maintenance is required after every two to three months in order to prevent the dust from building up on the treadmill’s motor and control board.

The treadmill belt also requires periodic alignment in order to ensure that no one gets injured while jogging on the mill. It’s better if you call a professional service that’s familiar with handling such maintenance work.

Exercise Bike

These are generally assumed to be low maintenance fitness equipment, but the crank and the pedal attachments need to be tightened occasionally. The adjustment bolts like handle bar stem, handle bars and the seat also become loose over time. This needs to be taken care of before the bike malfunctions and someone gets injured. Spin bikes also require similar maintenance along with a careful inspection of its braking mechanism. Also, the machine’s gussets and welds need to be cleaned in order prevent them from rust.

Elliptical Cross Trainer

This is tricky equipment as it has several moving parts and pivot points which need attention more often than the exercise bikes. The most important area which requires periodic maintenance is where the machine’s pedals and arms get attached to each other. Also, the machine’s frame and the track where its roller mechanism operates need to be properly maintained as they’re prone to dust build up.

Strength Equipment

Strength equipment including the weight benches also requires a physical inspection of all its moving parts. These parts include cabling, pulleys, and every other component that has a chance of becoming loose over time. Strength equipment is the gym equipment that you need to be most careful about. A loose pulley or cable can cause the weight a person is lifting to fall on the body with full force.

Other areas of strength equipment which need to be checked at least every week include lock nut and bolt joints on the benches, and the crimping and sheathing of cables that attaches to dumbbells with allen bolts.

Seeing the importance of maintaining the fitness equipment, it seems like investing in a service that can regularly check the gym fitness equipment is money well spent. If you’re a gym owner who is considering the maintenance of all your fitness equipment then contact Borgman Athletics today and schedule the time. This way you’ll be able to provide smooth running fitness equipment to your gym members with reduced chances of anyone getting injured due to equipment failure.


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