Fitness Treadmills and Static Shocks

Getting Shocked by Using a Fitness Treadmill? Static related issues are reported more in the winter months than at any other time.  This is due to more people being driven in doors to work out due to cooler weather and the presence of a lower relative humidity.  It's not a question on "if" a static shock will occur on a treadmill, but is more a question of "when".  A humidity level lower than 45% coupled with the nature of the moving belt on the treadmill … [Read more...]

How To: Maintain Exercise Bikes

Steps in Prolonging the Life of Your Fitness Exercise Bike Weather your exercise bike is in a home setting or a health club there are a few simple procedures that can save you money over the life of your piece of fitness equipment.  Exercise bikes are a little different than other fitness products, such as fitness treadmills, spin bikes, gym machines and so on.  Exercise bikes do not require as much attention to keep them looking good and performing at optimal … [Read more...]

How to: Maintain a Group Exercise Bike

Basic Steps for Increasing the Longevity of your Group Exercise Bike Weather you have a group exercise bike studio or one just for use in your home you can reduce costly repairs and keep your exercise bike looking great for many years.  Most of these steps are very basic and in the case of a group exercise room, the instructor can have the participants do most of these steps at the completion of their workout. Procedures to do After Each Use Dry the bike … [Read more...]

How To: Maintain Weight Training Equipment

How do I maintain my weight lifting equipment? If you own a health club or a home multigym, regular maintenance will preserve the appearance of the equipment, thus increasing re-sale value if you ever plan on replacing the unit.  It will also keep the equipment safe, because you will be able to identify problems before they end up damaging the equipment or a user.  Most of these procedures can be completed by an individual person, but there are companies … [Read more...]

How To: Maintain a Fitness Treadmill

How do I keep my Fitness Treadmill working in tip-top shape?    A home fitness treadmill or a commercial treadmill in a health club is not only an investment of your hard-earned money, but it is also an investment into your health.  You want your fitness equipment performing at it's best not only to prolong the life of your unit, but also to prolong your good health.  Weather you have a treadmill in your home, business, or health club most basic … [Read more...]

What Are the Wear and Tear Parts of a Fitness Treadmill?

What Wear and Tear Parts are on a Fitness Treadmill? The wear and tear parts on fitness equipment is similar to the tires and brakes on a car.  These are items that wear out after using the piece of cardiovascular equipment in question.  This article deals with the wear and tear parts on a piece of cardiovascular equipment called a treadmill.  There are many moving parts on a treadmill that can wear out over time that will need to be replaced to ensure … [Read more...]

Preventive Maintenance is a Way to Keep Your Fitness Equipment Healthy!

Preventive Maintenance is a Way to Keep Your Fitness Equipment Healthy! Just as a good nutrition and exercise regiment keeps your body healthy, a proper maintenance plan will keep your fitness equipment performing for many years to come if done correctly. The fitness equipment you buy for your home or health club can be one of the most important investments you make for your health and business.  Keeping it maintained correctly will prolong the life as well … [Read more...]