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Go Naked and Wipe Up Germs

I am not always a germ-a-phone, really I'm not. However, when it comes to certain things I can't help but get a little nervous about the germs lurking on their surfaces.

Take gym equipment for example, and I am talking about a regular gym - not a naked gym. While I am sure everyone knows that they should wipe off a machine when you're done with it, hardly anyone does. It just grosses me out. I usually carry a few wipes around with me because the gym often runs out or they are out of the way and it's just easier if I have a few with me. Problem is, holding on to those chemical-laden wipes can really do a number on the skin on your hands, and since it's engagement week and all, no on wants dry looking hands. I have recently been using Method's go naked Surface Wipes ($4.00) at the gym and I love them! They are dye and perfume free, nontoxic and mild but effective. Your hands don't feel or smell from them yet you can wipe down the equipment as you go. Buy them directly from or they're available at Target stores nationwide. Keep in mind, they are great for wiping down everything, like your desk, not just sweaty gym equipment.

Right now I throw a few in zip lock baggies to put in my gym bag, so I am keeping my fingers crossed that they come out with a travel pack soon!

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JKe895 JKe895 10 years
Great, thanks! All the my gym here in Turkey has is towels and it drives me crazy! I even had to improvise and used alcohol face wipes for awhile because it drove me nuts.
Fitness Fitness 10 years
The wipes have a very small amount of alcohol in them to ensure that the surfaces remain streak-free after cleaning. They are, however, far more mild than any other competitive product on the market.
kscincotta kscincotta 10 years
Great tip, thanks.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
Absolutely crazy!! I was going to EMAIL you today and see if you knew of any good wipes for equipment (are these alcohol free? my machine has that gripper material and I heard alcohol could make it crackle). AND because I just posted on my blog about Method - I always thought that was just the Target brand!! I had no idea that they were environmentally safe!! I'm totally replacing my cleaners with this stuff! (I already started using old baking soda to clean my sinks!)
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