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Shipping Exercise Machines

Shipping Exercise Machines

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Need to Ship Exercise Machines?

Gym equipment can be a costly investment, but it doesn’t have to be. Most pieces of gym equipment exceed the weight limits for parcel shipping, registering them as freight. Whether you’re buying, selling, or relocating your gym equipment, FreightCenter can help you with shipping exercise machines safely and affordably.

When shipping exercise machines and other large or heavy objects, LTL freight shipping is likely to be the most cost-effective option.


Some of the Common Types of Exercise Machines We Ship

  • Bike Trainers
  • Elliptical trainers
  • Exercise Bikes
  • Rowers
  • Step Machines
  • Treadmills
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Shipping Exercise Machines

Why Choose FreightCenter For Shipping Exercise Machines?

We are an award-winning logistics company and an American veteran-owned business. We bring a lot to the table when it comes to freight shipping services. Our history, competitive pricing, and level of service are unmatched in the industry. Over the years and many miles, we have formed a dedicated and respected network of partners in the industry to help customers meet deadlines.

Our mission is to meet and exceed customer expectations in all that we do. We take care of freight shipping from pickup to delivery. Excellent customer service is our hallmark, and it goes a long way in building a relationship of trust. When customers select FreightCenter to handle their freight shipment, they trust us to do the job.

How to Prepare Exercise Machines for LTL Shipping

LTL freight shipments are loaded and unloaded several times before reaching their destination. They travel with dozens of other shipments that may shift around during transit. It’s important to properly package and secure your equipment before shipping.


Refer to the owner’s manual first. It should specify whether any special handling is necessary.

Break down your equipment into smaller pieces. Wrap individual pieces as much as possible to prevent rubbing or friction during transit.

Fold down arms or extensions. Remove accessories like cup holders and trays. Remove items such as cords, loose weights, or pulleys.


Securing loose items and boxing small pieces is a must. Remove casters and check if your equipment has any lock settings to prevent moving parts from moving during transit. Palletize or crate the exercise equipment and any individually-packed pieces.

Use large moving blankets, padding, or cardboard to protect the surface areas of your equipment from scratches.


Measure the dimensions of the entire shipment (including packaging) and get the total weight.

Shipping Exercise Machines FAQ

Q. Are there any restrictions on shipping exercise machines via freight?


There are no specific restrictions on shipping exercise machines via freight, but freight carriers have their own guidelines for handling various types of cargo. It’s essential to comply with the carrier’s regulations to ensure safe and secure shipping.

Q. Can you ship a treadmill?


Yes, you can ship a treadmill safely and affordably with FreightCenter. LTL freight shipping is the most cost-effective option when shipping large exercise machines like treadmills. Trust FreightCenter for all your gym equipment shipping needs.

Q. How do you ship an elliptical?


To ship an elliptical, locate the user manual for disassembly instructions. Remove the control panel if possible, wrap it in bubble packaging or foam, and place it in a sturdy shipping box labeled accordingly. Keep the manual for reference during reassembly.

Q. What is freight shipping for exercise machines?


Freight shipping for exercise machines involves transporting fitness equipment, such as treadmills, ellipticals, or weight machines, using trucks, trains, ships, or airplanes. It is the preferred method for shipping heavy and bulky exercise machines that cannot be easily transported through standard courier services.

Q. Are there any specific packaging requirements for shipping exercise machines via freight?


While there are no universal packaging requirements, it’s crucial to use high-quality, durable packaging materials to protect exercise machines during transit. Customized crates or packaging designed for each machine’s size and shape may be necessary for added protection.