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Linear bearings and guides used in sports and fitness equipment

Change bearing now and reduce costs by up to 40%

McFit, Fitness First or Kieser Training – currently, far more than ten million members are working out in German gyms, and the trend is rising. Statistics show that the services used most in gyms are fitness devices for weight training and cardio machines. Always in the focus: ergonomic and smooth movements. To adjust sitting position, weights and inclination of the devices, we recommend bearings and linear systems by igus®. They are comfortable to handle and work almost silently as they operate without balls. Especially at large sports facilities with several hundred exercise machines, it is important that noise generation is minimal. No less important: igus® products are lubrication-free. After all, no gym member wants to get dirty hands or oil marks on their stylish gym outfit. In any case, for professional use exercise machines have to withstand continuous operation on a daily basis, whether they are adjusted manually or electronically at the push of a button. Light, quiet and soft movements ... over and over again and with running performances of several hours a day.

drylin® linear technology

drylin W


Extremely quiet-running

Configurable with the drylin® linear guides expert

Visit the drylin® linear guides shop

iglide® bearings


Maintenance-free and dry-running

Low coefficients of friction


Visit the iglide plain bearings shop

igubal® spherical bearings


Compensation of misalignment errors

Corrosion-free, hygienic

High load capacity

Visit the igubal® spherical bearings shop

drylin® and iglide® application examples

Some of the most popular exercise technologies for weight training include leg curl and extension devices, butterfly and latissimus traction machines. drylin® W linear guides and iglide® bearings are reliable solutions for these devices. The linear guides are ideal for simple and quiet height adjustments of the pad for leg training. Double profiles and carriages are also useful, as they are easy to mount, self-lubricating and maintenance-free. For the joints of the butterfly and latissimus machines, iglide® G300 and M250 bearings are recommended. No matter where in the machine they are used, they remain corrosion-resistant, quiet-running and long-lasting.

Fitness equipment
Fitness equipment
Fitness equipment

Rowing machines are great for exercising the cardiovascular system. Both rotating and pivoting joints in the machines can move easily with igus® bearings. drylin® linear guides installed in the machines are completely self-lubricating, and their double-shaft aluminum profile is lightweight with high torsion resistance. Linear systems also ensure that the seat slides quietly without causing friction.

Fitness equipment
Fitness equipment
Fitness equipment

Finding the right seating position in cardio machines such as home trainers or ergometers is important to avoid straining knee joints. With igus® products, seat distances and height adjustments can be done in seconds. Linear profiles, complete carriages or single bearings from the drylin® W toolkit offer an ideal solution for every machine model. For automatic adjustments, igus® energy chains and cables ensure failsafe operation in every installation space, even with the tightest bending radii.

drylin® linear technology in cardio machines - adjust seats, screens and grips

Fitness equipment
Fitness equipment
Fitness equipment

iglide® bearings in cardio machines - pedals and seat adjustments

Fitness equipment
Fitness equipment

Fitness machines with bearings and linear systems from igus® meet the requirements to endure high loads for long periods of time. The durable igus® products provide reliability for many years without failure. All components of the traditional drive technology from igus® are self-lubricating. The sliding motion also minimizes operating noises and weight. Compared to metal counterparts, drylin® reduces costs by up to 40 percent.

igus® products are successfully used in the sports, fitness & rehab industries

Here, you can see some examples of our customers' applications.

Fitness equipment

Long-lasting and high load capacity

This application is used during rehabilitation for those with walking disabilities. The iglide® bearings in the machine ensure a long service life and high load capacity.

Fitness equipment

Space-saving and maintenance-free

18 people can use this fitness machine at the same time. In the Body-Spider®, approx. 100 igus® bearings ensure compactness and maintenance-free operation.

Fitness equipment

Smooth movement without external lubrication

The drylin® linear technology used in this leg press allow for a smooth movement. The corrosion-resistant and self-lubricating components also allow for outdoor use.

Fitness equipment

Cost-effective, quiet-running and self-lubricating

With the drylin® W modular kit, A&D Sports found a solution for equipping their fitness machines with cost-effective and self-lubricating components.

Fitness equipment

Extremely durable, even under long-lasting strain

Users relieve body tension and exercise back muscles with this application. igubal® spherical bearings create a comfortable seat that withstands long-lasting strain.

Fitness equipment

Long service life, quiet and cost-effective

This application highlights the advantages of switching from metal bearings to plastic solutions. In this cross trainer, igubal® spherical bearings ensure quiet operation and minimal maintenance.