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Sweat, Germs, and Gym Equipment: Keeping Your Workout Space Clean and Safe


At Total Source Fitness, we prioritize cleanliness and hygiene to ensure a safe and enjoyable workout environment for everyone. We understand that gym equipment can harbor harmful bacteria, especially when multiple people use it throughout the day. While our staff diligently clean equipment, it's crucial for everyone to do their part in maintaining a clean gym space. After all, it's about respecting the gym, each other, and ourselves.

The Importance of Cleanliness in the Gym

Gym equipment, such as weight benches, treadmills, and free weights, can be breeding grounds for bacteria if not cleaned regularly. Sweat, dirt, and body oils left behind by previous users create an ideal environment for bacteria to thrive. This can lead to the spread of illnesses and infections, affecting gym-goers' health and well-being.

Common Harmful Bacteria Found in Gyms

  1. Staphylococcus aureus (Staph): This bacterium is commonly found on gym equipment and can cause skin infections like boils and cellulitis.

  2. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): A type of Staph bacteria resistant to many antibiotics, leading to severe infections if it enters the body through cuts or abrasions.

  3. Influenza Virus (Flu): With close proximity and shared surfaces, gyms can be hotspots for the flu virus, leading to flu outbreaks among gym-goers.

  4. Escherichia coli (E. coli): While less common, E. coli can be present on gym surfaces and cause gastrointestinal infections.

The Best Cleaning Methods for Gym Equipment

Effective cleaning methods are essential to combat harmful bacteria and maintain a clean gym environment. However, harsh chemicals can damage equipment over time. That's why we recommend a natural and safe cleaning solution like Wipex Gym Wipes for Equipment.

About Wipex Gym Wipes:

  • Cost-Effective: Each canister contains 75 fitness equipment wipes, perfect for cleaning yoga mats, fitness equipment surfaces, and more.

  • Cleans & Protects: Wipex Gym Wipes are tough on dirt, sweat, grime, and body odors without leaving residue or a sticky feel. The wipes are made with natural ingredients like lavender essential oil and vinegar, ensuring a gentle yet effective clean.

  • Natural Cleaning Solution: Ingredients include Lavender Essential Oil and Vinegar, providing a safe and natural cleaning solution for gym equipment, mats, and other surfaces.

  • Large Athletic Mat Cleaner: The wipes are 7” x 7” in size, making them suitable for various surfaces. The lavender essential oil leaves a mild scent without any unpleasant vinegar smell.

  • Safely Clean: Wipex Gym Wipes contain no bleach, quat, or ammonia, making them safe for gym equipment, yoga mats, LED screens, chrome, plastic, rubber, and other surfaces.

By using Wipex Gym Wipes, you can effectively clean gym equipment and surfaces without worrying about damaging chemicals. Let's all do our part in keeping the gym clean and hygienic. Remember, it's GO HARD OR GO HOME!


Maintaining cleanliness in the gym is essential for creating a safe and healthy environment for all. With the right cleaning methods and products like Wipex Gym Wipes, we can combat harmful bacteria and promote a clean and hygienic gym space. Let's work together to keep our gym clean and our workouts enjoyable.

Stay clean, stay healthy, and keep going strong at Total Source Fitness!

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