Disinfectant Wipes Are Not Enough: Gym Cleaning Advice for Owners

Disinfectant Wipes Are Not Enough: Gym Cleaning Advice for Owners

If you have plans to reopen your fitness facility, you have to ramp up your cleaning and disinfecting routine. To help you out, here's a gym cleaning guide.

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Now that restrictions are being lifted across the United States, people are finally able to exercise at public gyms again. Unfortunately, adhering to new cleanliness standards isn't always an easy process.

However, there are steps you can take to help streamline your gym clean and sanitization. Not sure where to start? Don't worry, we’ve got you covered.

Let's take a look at everything you need to know about gym cleaning.

Create a Cleaning Hierarchy

It's not an efficient use of time to thoroughly clean and disinfect every single surface in your gym. So, you'll need to come up with a plan regarding what areas you place more emphasis on. 

To get started, make a thorough list of all the areas in your facility that see frequent contact with employees, clients, or both. From here, you can develop a plan that handles these areas in order of importance.

For example, bathrooms and equipment can be cleaned daily, while areas with less interaction (such as storage rooms) can be cleaned less frequently. It's essential, though, to disinfect high-contact areas on a daily basis.

These include gym equipment, keyboards, doorknobs, etc.

Train Your Staff Properly

After you develop your plan, you'll need to train your staff to adhere to it. Although instructing the to clean specific surfaces is straightforward enough, there are other nuances to keep in mind.

These can include:

  • Always wear a mask/gloves during the cleaning process
  • If using a disinfectant, allow it to remain on the surface for the amount of time dictated by the manufacturer
  • Train employees to hold others accountable if they aren't performing this role correctly

With this established, you're unlikely to run into any problems.

Use The Right Supplies

In order to ensure that you've destroyed any contaminants that may be present, it's essential to use disinfectants that are EPA-approved. Otherwise, you run the risk of creating an ongoing health hazard in your facility.

It's also crucial to have the right amount of supplies, as well.

A reliable way to determine how much you'll need is to thoroughly clean your facility a single time. From here, you'll have an understanding of what you should stock up on.

Communicate With Your Clients 

If you don't actively inform your clients about the measures you're taking, they may not be aware of them. For example, a gym that frequently has staff deep clean the entire facility may suffer the same consequences as a gym that doesn't if they don't communicate this with their clients.

A simple email or text message is all it takes to let everyone know that you're on top of your cleaning responsibilities on a regular basis.

Proper Gym Cleaning Can Seem Difficult

But it doesn't have to be.

With the above information about how to go about efficient gym cleaning in mind, you'll be well on your way toward ensuring that your facility is as safe as possible for your clients and employees.

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