Maintaining awareness of the sources of bacteria that affect your daily life is something we prioritize. You go to the gym to get healthy – but if you’re not careful and if your gym doesn’t employ a good janitorial service you may go home with something you don’t want. Bacteria is everywhere but it likes to gather in the places where we touch a lot. Every weight you lift or treadmill you touch, you could be putting yourself at risk of illness.
Fit Rated (a website that rates gym equipment) has gone out of the way to sample 27 different pieces of gym equipment at 3 different gyms so you can get a good idea of the gyms that live where you work out. Keeping a clean gym takes time, money, and experience. Our 3R Guarantee of Relationships, Reliability, and Results drives us to make sure that we keep your community gym in tip-top condition so you can get healthy, safely.
Colony-forming units (CFU) is the measurement of the number of viable bacteria cells. On average between a treadmill, exercise bike, and free weight are overrun with germs – more than 1 million per square inch apiece.
“All three types of equipment yielded gram-positive cocci (a common cause of skin infections and other illnesses); gram-negative rods (which can prompt many types of infections and sometimes resist antibiotics), and gram-positive rods (which can – but don’t often – cause various types of infections). The exercise bikes and free weight samples also turned up Bacillus – a potential cause of various conditions, including ear, eye, and respiratory infections.”
It can be difficult to grasp what all this information means. To put it in perspective Fit Rated reports the average exercise bike harbors 39 times more bacteria than a cafeteria tray. Free weights have 362 times more germs than a toilet seat. And a treadmill has an average of 74 times more bacteria than a public bathroom faucet.
Bacteria gathers more in a gym than many other spaces due to excessive use. Disinfecting machines after a single use is very important. When searching for a gym be sure they are employing expert commercial cleaners like Mega to make sure that all those hard to reach areas are cleaned. Other tips for gym cleanliness include do not walk around barefoot, don’t touch your face, wash your hands, and change out of your gym clothes immediately after a workout.
We care about your health and your client’s health, we want to make sure you and your gym are doing everything you can to make sure your environment is a clean one. Not only will your gym feel healthy but it will look healthy too. We guarantee it.