A sanitized fitness center is the key to a successful and thriving business! One of the very first things you notice as you enter a fitness center is how it looks. The gym can be large and extremely modern but filled with bacteria and dirt. If your gym is unsanitary in any way, you could be driving customers away!
Fitness Center Microbiology
Keeping your fitness center sanitized is not merely about the aesthetic appeal. Many organisms can become plentiful in the humid and moist environments of a gym. Everything from influenza to athlete’s foot can be found in an unsanitized fitness center. When it comes to keeping your gym adequately sanitized, it is essential to know the little enemies you are facing.
A commonly found bacteria in gyms, Staphylococcus aureus (S.aureus) is found almost anywhere. However, it is typically found in places that come in contact with sweat. Many bacteria and other organisms are usually found on fitness equipment that is used frequently. In fact, it’s not just gym equipment, other surfaces within a fitness center can also be contaminated with bacteria.
Another common bacteria found in fitness centers is influenza. Many gym members will still attempt to get a workout in even when they are feeling ill or under the weather. This results in microorganisms being spread throughout the entire facility. Whenever the infected person coughs or sneezes, they are spraying their germs and influenza to anyone who touches the gym equipment after them.
Many different types of fungi are also prevalent in fitness centers. This is especially true about a specific group of fungi called dermatophytes. These dermatophytes will typically infect the epidermal tissue, hair, and nails with the common infection known to us as athlete’s foot. These diseases can be contracted either by direct contact or through coming in contact with infected bodily fluids like in the gym shower.
Protect Your Facility From Bacteria
One of the best ways to help protect your fitness center members from contracting a disease from your facility is to invest in a sanitization service. Enviro-Masters of the Mid-Atlantic can help your gym become bacteria free in no time.
Commercial Fitness Center Sanitization Services From Enviro-Master
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