It may seem like I am a germ-a-phobe, but honestly, I am not. I like to think of it more as seeing a lot of windows of opportunity for us (as a society) to be less gross. The one place I can't help myself though, is the gym.
Here is the thing, I can visually see how sweaty everyone is, I mean that is why we are all there in the first place. Most gyms have a non-descript spray and paper towel system that I feel is just fine. Some just provide towels, which in my eyes is still better than nothing. Then some gyms don't even provide anything. I don't go to those gyms, that's just gross.
What really gets me is that when we have options for wiping down the equipment, people don't ever do it. When you're finished with a machine, why not just give it a wipe down? Now, I know that wiping it down is not like an atomic bomb to the germs, but it still makes me feel a little better that when I hop on, I am not getting all of Joe Schmo's leftover sweat.
Fit's Tip: Carrying around antibacterial wipes is a great way to sanitize a machine before jumping on. Some may think it is a nuisance, but when it comes to nuisances, that option is far less than a cold that keeps you in bed for days.