Gym & Fitness Cleaning Services
That's Cleaning | Commercial Cleaning | Bristol
With good intentions in mind, we make our way to the gym with the aim to improve our health. However, gyms may not be as healthy as we once thought they were. Bursting to the brim with health enthusiasts, gym equipment can also be bursting full of dangerous germs if not cleaned effectively. Although exercise is essential for maintaining health, contact with these germs can leave us vulnerable to many health problems.
Germs thrive in the warm, sweaty atmospheres, meaning that gyms make for an ideal breeding ground. Even more disturbing than the type of germs found in the gym is how long they can survive for – an incredible three days! It's hard to find a bigger cleaning challenge than fitness and health clubs. Members are constantly leaving germs on exercise machines, lockers, restrooms, and showers.
Though keeping a gym clean may seem like a tall order, having a thorough checklist can help you tackle fitness club cleaning efficiently.
Weights and Exercise Machines
The toughest challenge in a gym may be cleaning exercise equipment and weights throughout the day. Though most health clubs ask members to wipe down each machine after use, it doesn't always happen and it's unrealistic when the exercise area is particularly busy.
To avoid bacteria transfer throughout the day, our staff will make regular cleanings of touch points like free weights, treadmill controls, and machine handles and handlebars.
Restroom cleaning can be complicated in fitness clubs. For customer health, cleaning systems must remove soils from toilets, sinks, stalls, and floors while minimizing the risk of cross-contamination. We remove soils instead of dragging them from room to room with mops and rags. This system increases the cleanliness level in every room, making it safer for your customers and your employees. The last thing you want to your gym is to be known as the place to catch the flu.
Locker Rooms and Showers
Spray-and-vac cleaning systems do double duty in health club locker rooms and showers. Since locker rooms don't always have sinks in the changing area, members often get changed straight from the exercise room, touching the lockers with their hands. Our cleaners pass through the locker areas several times per day to remove the germs from these surfaces.
Shower floors, handles, and curtains are another set of challenges. Though members emerge from the showers clean, everything they touch going into the shower has the potential to spread illness. Our system is also effective in getting these shower areas spotless.
Floors and Touch Points
Touchpoints with high germ-transfer potential include paper towel dispensers, benches, and computer screens. If members and staff use computers to set up workouts, make sure the keyboards and touchscreens get regularly cleaned and disinfected. Shoes can also transfer dangerous bacteria across the floors of health clubs, so fitness club managers need a system that is effective at cleaning and allows custodians to do the job quickly.
Your fitness club cleaning checklist should address all of these