Thursday, 12 February 2015

How to reinforce a treadmill running deck to avoid brokeage | How to repair treadmill running deck

Treadmill decks wider than 58/59 get broken quite easily.
The reason is the mixture of woods used for the deck manufacturing is quite flexible.
Although this is a good choice to reduce impact on knees and elbows, this also makes the deck bends itself much during running.
This leads to typical brakeage as above scheme.

A good choice is to buy a flex deck as the ones provided by Parts For Treadmill. Those double side laminated treadmill decks are cutted tailor made from European made wood.

In order to reinforce the deck without modifyng its properties, the best choice is to add a metal bar (max 3 mm thickness) at approx 2/3 of the deck. Please don't forget to add gummy spaciers to avoid clacking noise when running.

The best option is to screw the bar to the tradmill frame. If it's not possible, please always refrain to screw the middle of the deck. Fix it on the sides.

Buy treadmill decks here Treadmill running decks (standard, extra-strong and super-extra strong 35 mm)

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Wear and Tear - Replacing Treadmill Belts

If your treadmill belt is wearing, tearing or curling up around its edges it may be time to replace it!
But first check the state of the treadmill deck, if in good condition it may only need to be lubricated. If worn then, then you may need to replace the belt and the deck.
If the deck looks good, and the walking belt is worn it is time to replace the belt. Most treadmills are basically the same so this is a generic set of instructions. If you have an owner’s manual please follow the manufacturer’s instructions. 
Alternatively we can do it for you. Or contact us for any advice.

How to look after your Fitness Equipment | Cardio equipment maintenance

It is important to remember that the better care you take of your equipment the longer it is likely to last as well as maintaining your own safety. Regular maintenance in small doses can achieve this.
Your first reference for maintenance should always be the manufacturer’s guide. If this is missing or have been misplaced check our blog for useful tips.
Cardio equipment is the most popular machinery at gyms and their maintenance and cleaning are often overlooked. The electronic nature of the components means they need to be kept free from dust to function correctly. Therefore dusting as important and should be done regularly.

With treadmills, make sure the console, handrails and other parts that come into contact with the user are kept clean, this includes the deck. The buttons also can malfunction if not kept clean. Wipe down and vacuum regularly.

Treadmill Safety Key Info

Modern treadmills tend to have a safety key to prevent accidents. These safety keys are sometimes magnetic. Magnetic safety keys for treadmills are used more widely. Proform and York treadmill models use treadmill keys. Sometimes if you can lose a treadmill safety key and will need to replace it. These can be purchased online from:

To find out more on how to repair your treadmill safety key see this link: