Millions of people across the nation visit a fitness center every day to stay fit and you don’t want your establishment to be a vector for spreading disease. There are a number of measures that can be taken to maintain an elevated level of cleanliness during ordinary circumstances and even during a pandemic.
Bacteria, fungi and viruses are easily transmitted through touch. Machines and equipment should be wiped down after every use with wipes or a spray formula designed to sanitize and disinfect. That includes everything from balls, weights, and yoga mats to treadmills, door handles, and handrails in common areas.
Keep a supply of wet wipes available so individuals can wipe down equipment themselves. Don’t forget sanitizing of reception areas, counters and similar surfaces. All sanitizing efforts will need to be consistently applied multiple times throughout the day.
Keeping hands clean is important for cleanliness. All individuals should wash their hands before their workout and before touching equipment. They also need to wash their hands when changing to another piece of equipment. Hand sanitizer is an essential addition to the environment. Some people prefer to use hand sanitizer exclusively so keep an ample supply on hand.
Instituting a mask policy is a common sense way to help minimize the spread of multiple types of disease, particularly bacteria and viruses that can be aerosolized and suspended in the air for extensive periods of time.
You can operate your fitness center safely, even during a pandemic, but it will require some changes. Encourage social distancing whenever possible. You may even need to limit the number of clients that can occupy the center at the same time or rearrange equipment.
Clients should know they need to stay home if they’re feeling ill. Even though it can be time-consuming and inconvenient, employing temperature checks at the door will aid in preventing entry to those that may be ill. It’s not a foolproof method, but it will definitely help. You don’t want your fitness center to be at the center of a super spreader incident.
Disinfecting and sanitizing the environment are critical for minimizing the potential for infection from a myriad of communicable conditions ranging from COVID-19 and the flu to the common cold. You’ll be providing a safe and sanitary environment that clients will appreciate.
At Crown Products, we create high-quality, focused products that, in essence, improve the quality of life for everyone who uses your facilities and public spaces. Visitors benefit from a cleaner space and resources to keep it clean, staff can focus on important maintenance rather than cleaning up litter and waste, and you can enjoy a pristine and appreciated space!
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