Fitness Equipment testing

QIMA performs testing of a wide range of fitness equipment in accredited laboratories to help manufacturers ensure quality and regulatory compliance.

QC Tailored for the Fitness Equipment Industry

With global experience in quality testing, we keep up with the current state of regulations for markets around the world, so you don’t have to. Our laboratory tests will ensure your fitness equipment meets international safety standards and the specific requirements of your destination market.

Fitness Equipment Testing Requirements

Fitness equipment must comply with relevant laws and directives that include requirements relating to product safety, electrical components and environmental issues. Our accredited laboratories offer the following tests for your fitness products, ensuring that they meet the quality and safety standards of your destination market:

  • Electrical safety (LVD)
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC/EMI)
  • EU Low Voltage Directive compliance
  • EU Machinery Directive compliance
  • EU Product Safety Directive compliance
  • EU Radio Equipment Directive (RED) testing
  • FCC Radio equipment testing for wireless and RF products
  • Standby Mode of all Cardiovascular (CV) equipment
  • Heavy metal analysis (lead, cadmium, mercury, nickel)
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)
  • Product safety testing (UL/IEC)
  • RoHS testing
  • Toxics in packaging
  • US California Proposition 65 for Consumer Products

Some of the internationally developed standards considered during the evaluation of fitness equipment include:

  • EN 957 / ISO 20957 – Stationary Training Equipment Standards
  • ASTM-F2276 – Standard Specification for Fitness Equipment
  • ASTM-F1749 – Standard Specification for Fitness Equipment and Fitness Facility Safety Signage and Labels
  • ASTM-F2571 – Standard Test Methods for Evaluating Design and Performance Characteristics of Fitness Equipment
  • ASTM-F1250 – Standard Specification for Stationary Upright and Recumbent Exercise Bicycles and Upper and Total Body Ergometers
  • ASTM-F2115 – Standard Specification for Motorized Treadmills
  • ASTM-F2810 – Standard Specification for Elliptical Trainers
  • ASTM-F3105 – Standard Specification for Externally Loaded Strength Training Equipment, Strength Training Benches and External Weight Storage Equipment
  • ASTM-F3022 – Standard Test Method for Evaluating the Universal Design of Fitness Equipment for Inclusive Use by Persons with Functional Limitations and Impairments

Fitness Equipment Testing Expertise                              

Our fitness equipment tests cover mechanical, electrical, and chemical concerns to give you confidence in product performance and compliance.

QIMA has global experience testing a wide variety of exercise equipment. Products include:

  • Stair steppers
  • Swing steppers
  • Elliptical machines
  • Cross trainers
  • Stationary bikes
  • Treadmills
  • Home gym systems
  • Combined training equipment
  • Tension and suspension equipment
  • Pilates equipment
  • In-line skates / roller skates
  • Balance balls
  • Fitness bands

Our testing services include physical, mechanical and chemical tests to check the safety, quality and performance of your fitness products. Depending on the product, these may include:


  • Dynamic and static standard tests, tensile force/pressure up to 10 kN
  • Dynamic and static custom tests, tensile force/pressure up to 20 kN
  • Strength tests
  • Durability tests
  • Verification of performance characteristics
  • Internal construction review
  • Motor rotation
  • Noise level measurement
  • Power cord pull test
  • Product function/performance test
  • Stability test


  • Electrical safety (LVD)
  • Battery testing
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC)
  • Eco design
  • Energy labeling testing
  • RED (Radio Equipment Directive)
  • Power consumption and standby mode
  • IoT (e.g., wi-fi, Bluetooth, cybersecurity)


  • Prohibited azo dyes according to REACh Annex XVII
  • Dispersion dyes
  • Plasticizers (phthalates)
  • RoHS conformity

Certifications for the Fitness Equipment Industry

QIMA also offers certification for your fitness products, which allow you to demonstrate superior product quality and safety to your consumers. Below are some of the services you may choose from:

Why QIMA for Product and Supplier Compliance?

The QIMA Benefits

  • A network of global labs providing one-stop service to you and your suppliers
  • Industry leading turnaround time for testing 
  • Testing capabilities covering a wide range of consumer products including electrical & electronics, hardlines, softlines, toys and juvenile products
  • Lab experts trained and certified in regulatory standards and the newest testing methods
  • Global technical support team with rich experience to help you build tailor-made testing programs
  • Easy online and mobile booking and dashboard for managing orders and accessing data anywhere, any time