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How Clean is Your Gym?

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Gyms are places were people sweat it out, push themselves to the limits and keep on top of their health.

However, gyms can gather an alarming amount of bacteria and germs which, ironically, effect people’s health with unpleasant illnesses.

Read on to find out how to keep on top of cleanliness your gym and/or leisure centre for a healthy experience for visitors and members alike.

Clean Treadmills with one man running

Keeping Equipment Clean

On average a treadmill has 74x more bacteria than a public bathroom tap and the free weight section could have up 362x more bacteria than a toilet seat.

If your gym goers have the option to wipe the equipment before and after their workout with sanitised wet wipes, it means your customers can take control of their own sanitation.

Having these wet wipes placed in obvious, numerous locations around the gyms also means your gym staff have quick and easy access to sanitation supplies.

Gym Equipment in a Clean Gym
How clean is your gym?

Antibacterial Hand Gel

Similarly to the sanitised wet wipes, if your customers have antibacterial hand gel available close by, on the walls of the gym etc, then this could further reduce the risk of germs spreading within your gym.

It further shows that you are showing your customers that you care about their health and the cleanliness of your gym/leisure centre.

Hand and Body Wash

Topping the showers up with antibacterial hand wash (soap) and keeping a decent stock of body wash in the showers means your facilities are taking care of both your gym guests and your gym’s cleanliness.

Eliminating Odours

Gyms and leisure centres are full of people sweating and it’s no secret that body odor isn’t the nicest of smells.

A common mistake with this inevitability is the habit of covering up the sell with scents rather than eliminating the source of the smell.

Tackling this problem with a thorough clean of your gym equipment, big and small, will rid that underlying smell of sweat. Using a steam cleaner is an effective way to approach this issue. Hiring a professional once a month to steam exercise balls, machine handles, benched and even dumbbells will make a difference.

Keeping Changing/Locker Rooms Clean and Tidy

An obvious one. However, it’s a good reminder that a cleaning routine should be at least once a day, even twice at particularly busy gyms and leisure centres. Also, with routine checks throughout the day for health and safety and tidiness purposes, your customers will appreciate a fresh, well kept locker/changing rooms.

General Cleanliness

Have you got a cleaning routine for your gym staff? Do they keep on top of the cleaning of

  • Dirty Floors
  • Dusty Surfaces
  • Spills and Stains
  • Gym Equipment
  • Changing Rooms
  • Showers
  • Toilets

…and restocking the sanitary appliances? On top of teaching grueling workouts all day, having gym staff on the cleaning rota can be tough. For a hygienic, healthy gym that makes yours gym goers feel confident and clean see Total Clean’s Retail, Gyms & Leisure Sector Cleaning services to see what we can do for you.

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