Maintenance of cardio equipment (I)

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Maintenance of cardio equipment (I)

A gym owner may not realize it, but keeping a gym running smoothly is an ongoing process with numerous important procedures. One of the most important responsibilities of a gym owner or manager is maintaining the equipment. A little preventative maintenance can make the gym a safe and productive environment for all members.

Cleaning, lubricating and making adjustments, as well as replacing worn parts, is all that is necessary to ensure the safety and reliability of cardio equipment.

Investing some time and money in the maintenance of the equipment can help to extend the useful life of your treadmill, bicycles, ellipticals…. and make sure you don’t run into surprises in the future.

Today we will start with the recommended maintenance of the treadmill.

The treadmill is not cheap equipment and a malfunction due to poor maintenance will only add to your expenses.

Recommended weekly maintenance:

Clean the surface of the belt.

Make sure the cables are not under the treadmill.

Make sure all control buttons work properly.

Advisable monthly maintenance:

Vacuum under the tread and lubricate it.

Check drive belt for proper alignment and wear.

Check the power cord for flat spots or breaks.

Tighten all the bolts.

Align the belt by checking for proper functions.

Recommended quarterly maintenance:

Lubricate the belt and its platform.

Lubricate lifting system.

Check all screws and bolts and make sure they are tight.

Recommended annual maintenance:

Do all of the above.

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