Fitness facilities in particular can be hotspots for germs.
Itâ€™s that time of year again, when many of us make New Yearâ€™s resolutions to exercise more. We prepare ourselves to go to the gym to burn calories, increaseour strength, and get fit; but if we donâ€™t take the necessary precautions, we may come home with more than just what we asked for.Dozens of people will be using the treadmills, weights, and equipment daily, this can leave the fitness facility crawling with infection and sickness-causing bacteria.
Gym germs can devastate a business, especially if they infect multiple people â€“ which is then classified as an outbreak. Gym germs donâ€™t magically appear out of nowhere. Equipment and surfaces get contaminated in a number of ways. This includes sneezing, touching and coughing. However, in gyms, bacteria are mostly spread through skin-to-skin contact and bodily fluids such as sweat, blood, and saliva. People with existing infections and open sores or wounds such as cuts transmit germs as well.
WHAT MEASURES SHOULD GYMS TAKE TO CONTROL GERMS?
Regular cleaning isnâ€™t enough to kill illness-causing bacteria and pathogens. To destroy these germs:
- Make sure to get constant professional disinfecting treatmentsÂ to keep air, surfaces and equipment safe
- Get the right products, like EPA registered and FDA approved sanitizers, make killing bacteria quick, easy, and effective.
- Equipment is just as important as cleanliness, using harsh, toxic, or corrosive chemicals like bleach or alcohol to kill gym germs will destroy surfaces by causing rust, discoloration, and cracking
Gyms should have strictly enforced cleaning protocols and a solid regiment on all equipments such asÂ yoga matts, foam rollers, weights, resistant bands and cardio machine.
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