General Maintenance of Home Gyms

Author: Aussie Fitness  

Cleaning Your Home Gym

Your home gym requires minimal but essential maintenance.
  • Use a damp cloth to wipe the machine free of sweat after each use.
  • Clean the upholstery with a non abrasive cleaner after use.
  • It is beneficial to always place down a towel when working out, to protect upholstery.
  • Periodicall, wipe the unit down with a mild detergent solution or spray cleaner.
  • Rinse with clean, damp cloth and wipe dry.
Lubricating your home gym

Always check the routing of the weight stack system's cables to make sure their paths are clear. Check all pulleys for accumulation of dust, dirt and general grime. Remove all dirt with a dry cloth. On a monthly basis, lubricate the weight stack guide rods with silicone spray. 
DO NOT use an oil-based lubricant.
It is advisable that every couple of months, pulleys be removed one at a time and relubricated with general automotive grease. Both the pulley and the pulley bolt should be well lubricated.
Aussie Fitness also recommends that the bush points be well lubricated with grease to prevent unnnecessary abrasion on these areas.

General Tips

It is recommended that all users check their gym regularly.
Ensure that bolts are tightened and remain tight at all times especially on pec deck arms, leg extension/press and chest press. Failure to check bolts may result in serious injury.
It is essential that your home gym remains in an enclosed environment, free from exposure to the elements. Failure to do so may result in unnecessary injury or injury. Your warranty may also not apply if kept outside.