Tips for Gym Equipment Maintenance

To increase the longevity of your exercise equipment, save money on future repairs, it is recommended that you periodically perform Preventive Maintenance on all of your fitness equipment.

Preventive Maintenance will keep down time to a minimum!

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

Be sure to purchase top-quality exercise equipment.

When you purchase exercise equipment that is top-quality, you secure that it will be reliable and durable. If you own a fitness center, break downs ultimately cost you money, and the longer the machines are out of order, the bigger the impact is on your member retention. Preventive 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, it will save you money by limiting down time due to warranties and coverage that keep repair costs low. If you machines are past it's warranty, The Gym Doctor offers fitness equipment repair, exercise equipment repair, gym equipment maintenance and more... We offer a guaranteed 24-48 response time! Ask us how we can help you.

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, you should first hire us, so we can teach you how to do it correctly. After our first preventive maintenance, you will be well informed on the do's and don'ts. You will also learn how to clean and apply wax to your deck and learn how to effectively calibrate your walking tread. We will go over the entire procedure with you, so that when you do want to perform the equipment maintenance on your own, you won't mess it up when you actually try to do it yourself. Videos give you only so much screen time and videos do not give you first hand professional guidance that will last a lifetime. The Gym Doctor offers superb gym equipment maintenance in home and in commercial facilities. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REPAIR ANY EQUIPMENT ON YOUR OWN.

Here are some basic tips for preventive maintenance:

Be sure to read your owner's manual completely. This manual will include procedures and recommendations on maintenance to be performed.

Gym owners should assess fitness equipment for maintenance on a daily basis. This recommendation is just because there is so much that can go wrong in a fitness facility each given day. A walk-through each day will help identify potential problems and concerns and insurance liability issues before they arise into a more serious matter. To 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 be also 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 insure that they are from the same manufacturer or in other words (OEM) Original Equipment Manufacturer, you are requesting parts for.

By regularly lubricating certain parts of your machines, you decrease friction. Friction can cause a moving part to overheat and cause serious damage.

Clean the frames of all strength equipment. Inspect that all screws and bolts are tight. Inspect all cables for tears, sharp edges, safety concerns and put out of order, if you think that it is a liability safety issue.

Be sure to check all belts and cables regularly. If you notice any tears or frays, contact The Gym Doctor immediately. We will schedule an appointment with you on a date and time convenient for you. We will custom make replacement gym cables. Ask for Michael Mullins.

Find out when to replace your exercise equipment.

We offer a preventive maintenance log that will help you be properly compliant on a daily, monthly, semi-annually, and yearly basis.

If you have any problems or would like to use us for your maintenance needs, you can always reach us at 1 (805) 424 - 9515.

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Published by: Michael Mullins

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