How Much Does it Cost to Install or Assemble Fitness Equipment?

By HomeAdvisor

Updated March 24, 2020

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Updated September 2017

Fitness has become an indispensable part in most Americans’ lives. Many people prefer to engage in physical exercise in their own homes. It is important to dedicate a separate space in the home for sports and fitness activities. But it is equally important to understand the cost of installation of the equipment needed to create a home gym.

On This Page

  1. Indoor Fitness
    1. Equipment
    2. Assembly Cost
    3. Installation Process
  2. Outdoor Fitness
    1. Equipment
    2. Assembly Cost
  3. Hiring a Pro

Indoor Fitness

If you are dedicated to fitness, you can save a lot by having your own home gym. If we compare the money you pay for a gym membership every year with the money you have to pay to set up a gym, the savings are evident. Gym goers spend an average of $800 per year on gym membership fees. Setting up a home gym with high end equipment costs an average of $5,000 total, including the price of the equipment.


A standard home gym includes a:

  • Treadmill
  • Exercise Bike
  • Elliptical
  • Rowing Machine
  • Weight Bench

This equipment is enough to give you a total body workout. Weight bench workouts give you muscle strength while a rowing machine helps flexibility and cardio endurance. Furthermore, a treadmill, exercise bike, and elliptical will help you with cardio and fat burning.

Assembly Cost

For the common equipment mentioned above, the assembly cost ranges between $85-$95. The time it requires to install each of these machines averages at about 2 hours each.

Equipment Installation Cost
Treadmill $85
Elliptical $90
Rowing Machine $85
Exercise Bike $85
Weight Bench $85

Installation Process

Most of this equipment doesn’t arrive fully assembled when purchased online or at a store. When the products arrive, you can set up an appointment with an assembling contractor who will come to your house to complete the task. After you have identified your gym room or space, the assemblers will do the following:

  • Mark spaces in the room for the different equipment.
  • Assemble the equipment.
  • Test the equipment before direct use to make sure everything works.

Outdoor Fitness

For those of you who want more variations or don’t want to be restricted to the four walls of a home gym, backyard sports is the answer. Engaging in outdoor sports is the best way to get your kids involved in physical activities. You can also use your outside fitness space to bond with family and friends in team activities.


Setting up a backyard space or court can be an easy way to practice and pursue your favorite sport. The following are the most commonly assembled backyard sports equipment.

  • Basketball hoop
  • Tennis Net
  • Volleyball Net
  • Badminton Net
  • Lacrosse Goal Post
  • Soccer Goal Post

Assembly Cost

Proper installation of the above-mentioned items can be more complicated and time-consuming than installing indoor gym equipment. If you are not an experienced DIYer or experienced in the rules of the sport, it is better to leave the installation to the pros.

Equipment Installation Cost
Basektball Hoop $450
Tennis/Vollyball/Badminton Net $600
Lacrosse/Soccer Goal Posts $700 – $800

Why Hire a Professional?

Fitness equipment is often extremely heavy. The sheer weight of the pieces themselves often require additional hands for installation and setup. Some equipment can have a lot of components and if you do not understand where each one goes, you could damage the expensive gear if you choose to build on your own. When it comes to hoops, nets, and goalposts, installation requires an experienced professional to ensure its structural strength isn’t compromised. For these reasons, it is always better to get a professional to help with installation.


  1. Nakasha Norwood, November 21:

    Hi there,

    I’m looking for someone to install the following gym equipment for my company’s indoor gym:

    1) gymnastic rings
    2.) target boards

    I’m having a hard time finding someone, particularly for the gymnastic bars. Do you have any suggestions? Thanks!


  2. Castaneda, November 28:

    Need treadmill assemble

  3. ankur bhatnagar, January 17:

    Need to assemble preform treadmill 10.0 trainer

  4. Stephen Croker, January 21:

    Looking for a price of an elliptical machine to be built. Live in plum pa. Please email me with a quote. Thank u

  5. Kesh, January 25:

    I have a NordicTrack 12.9 elliptical which is out of box easy assembly. I would like to get a quote on how much it costs to move the equipment to a different room and assemble it.

  6. Michael Hawthorne, January 29:

    I assembly treadmills and elliptical with my full time job. I will assembly all the equipment for the prices listed. I’m located in Minnesota.

  7. Prathiba, February 2:

    Exerpeutic 1000XL Heavy Duty Magnetic Ellipticals – Assembly help. Please give a quote. I live in shrewsbury MA

  8. EMILY C HALL, August 28:

    Do you have someone who can remove and disposed of an old treadmill.

  9. Tony Osei, December 7:

    need an assembler for my Weider Pro 8500 Strength Trainer

  10. Ruben Villescas, January 10:

    Seeking assembly of Sole E25 elliptical machine

  11. Alicia Abrams, February 2:

    Need an assembler for my weider 2980.

  12. Fred shea, February 24:

    Need treadmill disassembled and reassembled outside

  13. Max Logan, March 2:

    I am looking for someone who can put together a Gold Gym elliptical machine. Also I live in the Riverview Fl area of Boyette Road.


  14. Emery Crawford, March 19:

    Looking for someone to put together gymnastics equipment, uneven bars and balance beam in the mount Vernon N.Y. area.

  15. Marla Houseman, March 25:

    Need unpack, assemble, move 1flight of stairs up to room.

  16. Cleondra T Jones, April 25:

    Excerise bike assembly

  17. Michael Mcbride, May 1:

    Need someone to finish assembling weirder basic gym ,and stationery exersice bike

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