Maintenance Tips for Your Marcy Pro Home Gym Equipment

Keep your Marcy Pro exercise machines as good as new for longer.

 

There is nothing better than exercise using your own home gym. You don’t have to wait in line for the next workout machine or share a bunch of public locker rooms and showers. Thanks to Marcy Pro, fitness enthusiasts can train in the comfort of their own homes with gym-quality equipment.

If you are one of the lucky owners of any of our home gym equipment, you should know that proper maintenance of Marcy Pro Home Gym Equipment is a must to ensure the longevity and the proper working order of all of your machines and weights.

Marcy Pro exercise machines are built to last a long time, but even so, regular maintenance will allow them to function at their highest capacity even longer. Regularly scheduled maintenance will greatly alleviate the need to spend a single cent on repairs. Here are some essential tips for maintaining your Marcy Pro machines for years and years to come.

 

Cleaning

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Make sure to thoroughly clean your equipment after each and every use. Use cleaning rags to wipe off any secretions or sweat that may have landed on the machine during usage. Allowing moisture and bodily oils to remain on your machines may not only leave unsightly stains, but may also corrode their gears and metal parts over time. So always have some cleaning rags or dry towels handily available in order to perform some quick spot-wipes after using each piece of Marcy Pro equipment.

For your Smith Cage Machine, and other similar strength training equipment, using a high quality metal cleaning solution for your wipe-downs can help to prevent rust. You’ll also want to use clean towels to thoroughly wipe all of your free weights, barbells, weight plates, and weight discs.

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Use a water-based disinfectant if you need to disinfect certain areas. Do not spray directly onto the equipment—spray onto the rag before wiping. This can greatly help to prevent bacteria from building up.

 

Lubricating

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Lubricate all of your Marcy Pro resistance machines on a monthly basis, if not weekly. Spray silicone onto a clean towel and use it to thoroughly wipe your equipment’s weight tracks. Do the same for all of the bearings in order to allow for a smoother range of motion during each repetition. The weighted pedals of cardio exercise bikes should also be fully lubricated using this same method.

Weekly Overall Inspection & Spot Fixes

Not only are cleaning and lubricating your Marcy Pro fitness equipment and machines important in order to keep them in tip-top shape, but once a week, you’ll want to perform a regular inspection on them too.

For equipment such as Smith machines and workout benches, you’ll want to inspect every part that contains screws. For benches in particular, these can sometimes be harder to spot, so make sure that you look on their sides as well as underneath them. Since more rigorous workouts and weight bearing exercises can sometimes put a strain on these pieces of equipment, their screws can begin to loosen. If this happens, tighten them firmly with a screwdriver, or power tool, but not so tight that it’s too difficult to untighten them.

Unlike rubber or urethane weights, iron dumbbells and barbells can eventually begin to rust. If this happens, you can use any household cleaning solution to carefully wipe rust patches away. Be careful, however, that afterwards you wipe them dry with a cleaning towel since iron weights are covered by a thin layer of enamel which can quickly re-rust if not dried.

Also, be sure to check all of your equipment for cracks or extensive wear and tear on their padded areas, such as the seats of benches or cardio equipment. Also, take note of any worn out or frayed grips. These issues can be taken care of by replacing the parts, and thereby making them as good as new again! You’ll want to contact your equipment manufacturer for warranty and part replacement information. For all Marcy Pro equipment, click on this link (scroll to bottom of main webpage).

Storage

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Another valuable tip for maintaining your home gym equipment is to always store unused equipment in a safe area. This allows for more problem-free operation and also helps to prevent accidental injuries. Most pieces of Marcy Home Gym Equipment feature convenient transport wheels as well as a sleek, compact design, for easy storage considerations.

The Marcy Power Cage System comes complete with its own storage shelves for both dumbbell and kettlebell weights, which can greatly lessen the chance of tripping over them. Keeping your equipment and accessories organized and properly stored can help to prevent injury to not only yourself, but also your family and friends.

Put These Tips Into Action!

So there you have it—some easy and simple ways to keep your Marcy Home Gym Equipment in amazing condition. These tips can help you to avoid any sudden breakdowns and the need for repairs. With proper preventative maintenance, you can focus on training hard for that perfect body you’ve always wanted.

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