Why Should You Clean A Gym Regularly?
There is no doubt that as a responsible gym owner you know that cleaning your gym is important. However, most gym owners don’t realise that regular efficient cleaning is necessary to ensure proper hygiene.
For example; did you know that free weights in gyms can hold over 350 times more bacteria than a toilet seat, 70% of which can cause infections?
Another scientific study on various gym surfaces like floor mats and exercise machines showed that a massive 17 bacterial families can thrive in the average gym, including salmonella, staphylococcus and micrococcus.
The reason that these kinds of germs exist and thrive here is because the gym is used by multiple people who are sweating, all following different levels of hygiene and who all carry their own treasure trove of bacteria around with them at any one time. Machines are also often warm, which bacteria loves, and bodily fluids like sweat can flick and drip, spreading those bacteria around further and providing moisture, something else these tiny disease spreaders thrive on.
Without regular cleaning, this huge range of bacteria multiplies, more bacteria comes in through different customers, and over time, it isn’t difficult to see how just one piece of gym equipment would be teeming with germs. The result of this bacteria being allowed to remain and spread, is the potential for at the least – nasty smells and residues in your gym, and at most, customers and staff members getting unwell using your facilities.
Any gym owner who wants a premises that is fresh, clean and hygienic has to constantly clean their workout space so that bodily fluids, dirt, debris and germs spread around by customers and staff are not left to fester.
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With this kind of attention to detail your gym will continue to maintain great customer retention and acquisition, ensuring your business is known for being truly health focused from top to bottom.