Hygiene has always been a significant consideration in fitness facilities and gyms, and now more so than ever, is an increasing point of focus for members when choosing to join or renew their commitment to a gym.
Common germs found in gyms can lead to mild to severe skin infections, urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal illnesses, influenza, respiratory viruses, common colds, fungal infections and athlete’s foot.
You have a duty of care to your members.
Members won’t continue to pay for a facility which doesn’t meet their expectations of cleanliness.
So, what products should you be using?
Simply, household-grade non-antibacterial products won’t cut it.
While these cleaning products may suffice at home, when you have a limited number of people passing through your space, all of whom you know and have invited in, a gym is an entirely different story.
Regular household cleaning products don’t contain the chemicals or ingredients required to effectively kill the millions of germs and bacteria that pass through gyms each and every day. They’re not designed for this purpose, after all. They’re not strong enough, and will not keep your members and staff safe and protected.
Consider the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.
While cleaning means to physically get rid of germs, bacteria, viruses and dirt from surfaces, disinfecting goes a step further, using chemicals to kill any germs on a surface.
It’s essential to clean before disinfecting your gym, however it should never be forgotten that the disinfecting is the most vital step in maintaining a hygienic space for members – and it is this practice which easily falls to the wayside in the busyness of day to day operations.
There are many different types of antibacterial higher-grade cleaning products on the market, from environmentally friendly options which use citrus oils as a chemical agent, to alcohol or phenol-based disinfectants.
It’s important to consider the impact of these products on your gym equipment. Some alcohol-based options can be quite corrosive and damaging to equipment, and instead of prolonging the life of these expensive items by keeping them clean and well-maintained, can lead to premature wear, ageing and damage.
So be sure to choose products which are non-corrosive yet are strong enough to really do the job well, such as SANI-SPRAY, which will kill 99.9% of anything and everything that could cause harm to your community!