Tips for Gym Equipment Maintenance

Tips_For_MaintenancePreventive Maintenance will keep down time to a minimum!

Think of your fitness equipment as your vehicle. The more you perform regular preventative maintenance, the longer your car will last. The same goes for your gym equipment. Not only do you increase the longevity of exercise equipment, you also save money on future repairs and ensures your safety while operating your machines.

The time that most people will call a fitness equipment repair company is when their machine breaks down. All too often, the repair costs will be high. By performing preventative maintenance on your exercise equipment, you can keep these break down’s and repairs to a minimum. Gym Tech offers an unparalleled gym equipment maintenance program in the Tri-State area. Contact us today for more information.

Be sure to purchase top-quality exercise equipment.

When you purchase machines that are top-quality, you ensured that it will be reliable and durable. If you own a fitness center, break downs ultimately cost you money, and the longer the machine is out of order, the bigger the impact on your member retention. Preventative equipment maintenance is good for business! If you own a home gym, this can create a road block for your fitness goals. Top-quality gym equipment can be more expensive, but in the end, saves you money by limiting down time due to warranties and coverage that keep repairs costs low. If your equipment is past it’s warranty, Gym Tech offers fitness equipment repair and exercise equipment repair services. We offer a guaranteed 24 hours response time! We can also help you purchase any new gym equipment you may need.

Your safety is the most important factor.
Equipment that is improperly maintained or repaired can be very dangerous to use. If you would prefer to perform preventative maintenance on your own, Gym Tech offers superb gym equipment maintenance kits. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR ANY EQUIPMENT ON YOUR OWN.
Here are some basic tips for preventative maintenance:

Be sure to read your owner’s manual completely. This manual will include procedures and recommendations on maintenance to be preventative-maintenance-scheduleperformed.
Keep your equipment clean. Dirt, dust and sweat can damage your machines and interfere with the performance. Make sure to use a cloth with a non-abrasive cleaner to wipe down your equipment.
The area around your machines should also be kept clean. Be sure to clean and vacuum the floor around your equipment and for some equipment, such as treadmills, be sure to vacuum under the motor cover.
When replacing parts, ensure that they are from the same manufacturer the machine you are requesting parts for. Gym Tech also offers equipment parts.
By regularly lubricating certain parts of your machine, you decrease friction. Friction can cause a moving part to overheat and cause significant damage.
Clean the frames of all strength equipment. Ensure that all screws and bolts are tight. Inspect all cables.
Be sure to check all belts and cables regularly. If you notice and tears or frays, contact a fitness equipment repair company immediately. Find out when to replace your exercise equipment.
Create a preventative maintenance schedule for your staff, to be performed at various times of the day. Find out how to create a maintenance schedule here.

Learn more about preventative maintenance by reading some of our other gym equipment maintenance articles.

Gym Tech™ Specializes in fitness equipment repair, exercise equipment repair, gym equipment maintenance and more!. If you have any problems or would like to use us for your maintenance needs, schedule an appointment or you can always reach us at 866-496-8324.