As recently reported in nationwide news, there has been overwhelming evidence that your local gym is a germ farm. Many different types of bacteria are found on exercise equipment like treadmills and free weights shared by other fitness enthusiasts.
The bacteria come mainly from bodily fluids that are released during exercise and other natural activities. Sweat is, essentially, waste product excreted from body. It contains many forms of bacteria and water that can lead to formation of bacteria. It is nearly impossible to eliminate all of perspiration left on machines. Wiping them down will only spread bacteria around.
Other sources of bacteria are spas and pools. Even though many clubs require a rinse shower before using pools, not all of bacteria are rinsed away and spas and pools become cesspools to bacteria. Chlorine and other chemicals used to sanitize them cannot possibly wipe them all out, and they are left to circulate and spread through water systems.
The locker rooms are another problem area for germs. The bacteria are spread on floor from athlete’s foot and wet towels that may contain unwanted germs. It is just too hard to wipe them out entirely.
There are solutions to germ problem, while still getting a great workout. Many fitness machines are designed for residential use. They are great machines and offer same benefits that commercial equipment does. Many pieces of equipment offer a multitude of different workout routines and can be adapted for a variety of exercises. Treadmills and stationary bikes are some of most popular items purchased for home.