As you can imagine, the high-touch surfaces on sweaty gym equipment can be a breeding ground for germs, even the viruses that cause cold and flu. And we know that viruses can spread indirectly via surfaces,1 so whether you run a public gym, weight train in the garage or ride a stationary bike in the game room, you’ll want to keep all your workout gear as clean as possible between sessions. Here’s how.
Did you know free weights have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet?2 Our Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes are a quick and easy way to keep your weights clean, sanitized and ready for the next workout. Just wipe them down and let air dry after each session.
Make it a habit to clean and disinfect stainless steel surfaces on stationary bikes, treadmills and elliptical machines in between workout sessions. Here’s how.†
Wipe the high-touch surfaces of your gym equipment.
Leave surfaces wet for 5 minutes for disinfecting.
Rinse surfaces with warm water.
Let air dry
Use as directed.
Always check with manufacturer instructions if the equipment can be cleaned with bleach solutions before you start cleaning.
Source: Key Facts about Influenza (Flu). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 26 Aug. 2021, https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/keyfacts.htm
Source: Examining Gym Cleanliness. Fitrated, 21 Aug. 2021, https://www.fitrated.com/resources/examining-gym-cleanliness/