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Wipe Down That Gym Equipment

The idea of super bugs is a scary but inevitable truth. That being the case and keeping in mind that one of our defenses against such bugs is washing our hands and bodies, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you to wipe down your gym equipment before and after using it. This is not only common courtesy, but good hygiene too.

I will say that I have noticed a lot more folks at my gym taking the time to wipe the machines down after using them, but the majority still does not. I like to give the equipment a good wipe down before I use it and then when I am done I wipe it down with a new cloth. If your gym does not offer wipes, put in a request with the manager that they do so. Not only will this help fight super bugs, it will help fight common bugs too – like the ones that cause the common cold.


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