How to Move a Treadmill

That treadmill of yours looks like an awkward item to move out of the house doesn’t it? You wouldn’t dream of leaving your favorite exercise machine behind but you’re not sure how you’re going to safely move it without damaging it or yourself.  That is why your professional movers will make it a cinch by handling it from start to finish.

While you may have thought you could handle the move yourself with help from some friends, it’s really best to allow a moving crew to handle it and ensure those heavy furniture pieces, awkward exercise machines, and complicated lawn equipment gets moved safely. Take a look at how they will move the treadmill on your upcoming move.

Your wheeled treadmill

For families with wheeled treadmills, it’s easy to get the machine rolling from one room to another. This can be done by two movers that can handle 45lbs of weight. One will stand in front of the machine while grabbing the uprights and the other person will grab the opposite end as it’s tipping upward. One mover will walk it backward while the other one is pushing. This is the easiest ways to move it out of the house.


What to do about stairs

When you are moving your machine upstairs from the basement or downstairs from your workout room, your movers will have to perform extra precautions. The person that carries the lower end is at risk for injury if the top person were to lose their grip.

After ensuring the floors are stable for moving the heavy treadmill to the ground floor, the move will take place carefully. They may take extra precautions to avoid damaging your drywall or floors.

Non-folding and non-wheeled

If you happen to have a folding treadmill, it will be a breeze to move as the movers just fold it and wheel it to the next location. If you have a non-folding treadmill that also has no wheels, it will be best to be moved using a dolly. Your movers will have at least two people and up to four people to load it onto the flat dolly and pushing the heavy machine to the truck.

Place onto the truck and into the new home

When it comes to moving to your new house, your movers will first follow the plan above before attempting to load it onto the truck. They will need to take some precautions like padding the machine to avoid damage during the trip, taping the power cord or loose wires to the machine, and wrapping the whole thing with moving blankets. Even with the safest move onto and off of the truck, it’s important to hire professional movers that will know how to keep it safe during transit.

Don’t forget to unplug the treadmill before the movers arrive and to have it positioned in the new home with plenty of room away from the wall. Make your movers are aware of the machine ahead of time so that they can plan ahead, especially if your machine doesn’t fold or have wheels.

When it comes to your upcoming move, this is what it will look like to have your favorite workout machine moved to your brand new home. Make sure the moving crew can keep it safe by allowing them to do it for you. has a Shopper Approved rating of 4.8/5 based on 2433 ratings and reviews