Reducing Germs at the GYM

Reducing Germs at the GYM

Working out is one of the healthiest things you can do to keep your body strong – both inside and out. Right now everyone is very concerned about germs, whether they are from the flu or coronavirus. We don’t want you to stop exercising, so Woman’s Fitness Center is taking some extra precautions to keep you coming in and stretching those muscles, this includes:

  • Wiping down all exercise mats, cardio and strength equipment multiple times a day with Clorox Healthcare Hydrogen Peroxide Wipes, which has been shown effective against viruses similar to coronavirus.
  • Providing additional fit wipes to members so they can also clean cardio and strength equipment before/after use.
  • Increasing hand sanitizer that is 60% alcohol in all areas of the building.
  • Wiping down all surfaces such as countertops, door knobs, railings and automatic door panels multiple times a day.

Personal Germ Barrier

No doubt you’ve seen people around the world wearing masks. The CDC urges people to not wear masks unless…

  • You have been diagnosed with the flu or coronavirus. The mask protects people around you.
  • You are caring for some with the flu or coronavirus diagnosis. The mask protects you.
  • But there are things you can do…

Wash your hands.

I know! It sounds so simple for such a big problem, but simply keeping your hands clean keeps germs off of you.

Carry hand sanitizer.

Get a purse sized bottle and use it when you go into public places. Even going to the grocery store you touch items that others have touched – the buggy, cans of food, freezer door handles, etc…Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol.

Don’t touch your face.

Hands near your eyes, nose and mouth means germs inside your body. It’s amazing how many times we touch our face inadvertently. This is probably the hardest thing to control, but one of the most effective means of prevention.

Keep your phone screen clean.

You use your fingers to work the phone then put it next to your face. Keep that surface clean!

Stay home if you are sick.

You’ll feel better and so will everyone around you.

If you have existing health risks, consider avoiding large public gatherings or staying 3 to 6 feet away from people.

As an added precaution, Woman’s Hospital will begin screening all patients at registration points to determine if they have symptoms or exposure to the coronavirus. To learn more, visit or the CDC site.