Maintaining a clean, hygienic and healthy gym can seem like a monumental challenge and the COVID-19 pandemic has increased awareness of disease, illness, and how infectious agents are disseminated. The following are things every owner can do to maintain a healthier gym environment, particularly when there are individuals that may not be taking preventative measures seriously.
It’s important that gym owners enlist the assistance of patrons to participate in hygienic practices, particularly during the pandemic. Frequent hand washing, masks, and social distancing are essential elements, along with wiping down surfaces before and after use.
Regularly wiping down surfaces is an essential part of maintaining a hygienic gym, but owners relying on the honor system for individuals to wipe equipment down before and after use isn’t realistic. That’s why it’s imperative for gym owners to ensure staff is cleaning and wiping surfaces with a sanitizer or disinfectant that addresses bacteria, fungi and viruses. That includes equipment controls, handrails, seats, barbells and kettle bells, and other surfaces that people regularly touch.
To make it easier for individuals to maintain social distancing and hand washing protocols, install hand sanitizer stations and keep a ready supply of hygienic wipes at every equipment location. Post reminders for before and after hand sanitizing procedures throughout the gym and locker rooms. Precautions also includes wearing a mask.
Shoes and Bare Feet
Make shoe-wearing mandatory in locker rooms and gyms. Those two areas are one of the highest risk locations for spreading illness and disease. Due to their damp nature, they’re prime locations for mold growth and the spread of fungi that cause athlete’s foot.
Hiring a professional cleaning service is an option that many gym owners overlook. Professional cleaners have the experience, knowledge, and access to specialized formulas to significantly mitigate the potential for the spread of bacteria, fungi, and viruses for a clean and hygienic environment that patrons 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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