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Posted by Judie Langford on May 21, 2014 in Business Services

Keep Your Gym Clean With Fitness Equipment Wipes

Most gyms and fitness centers have a clear set of policies about the use of equipment. This includes returning all weights to their stands, placing all equipment to the neutral position, and wiping up any perspiration that may be left on the bench, seat or stand. However, using an old towel does little more than spread around moisture and germs. The only way to really keep equipment clean is with fitness equipment wipes.

The Germ Factor

Human sweat can contain non-trivial bacteria, viruses and germs. Moist surfaces create the perfect environment for air borne bacteria, mold spores and viruses to collect and thrive. Serious issues such as staph infections and the much more serious MSRA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) can quickly spread through a gym, locker room or fitness center, fostering an environment that breeds costly lawsuits.

Controlling germs with fitness equipment wipes is easy if you put wiping policies in place and enforce them. Each time the equipment is used, handy fitness equipment wipes are right there. Of course, the next user can also use his or her own wipe, ensuring that any possible contaminants are completely eliminated from the surface.

The Devices

Free standing devices that dispense fitness equipment wipes can either be placed by each piece of equipment or intermittently throughout the fitness center. This allows the users to simply grab fitness equipment wipes from the pop-up bucket or dispenser and wipe down the equipment. Afterwards, the used wipes can be deposited in an attached or nearby trash bin.

With different models and designs of stands for fitness equipment cleaning wipes you can choose different options for different locations. For example, there are wall mounted units that are ideal for the free weight area as well as in the locker rooms.

Having fitness equipment wipes available and requiring all gym users to wipe down the equipment before and after use is a real selling feature for the gym. Not only does it help with cleaning but it also helps reduce the risk of the spread of disease and the development of mold on the equipment.