Stretch and reach, and one… and two… Your clients are working out and getting in some good exercise time with your gym equipment. The last thing they want to think about as they workout is if the equipment they are using is germy and sweaty. When they come in for a workout, they expect to come into a nicely-kept, clean establishment. And that’s what you want to provide for your clientele!
How to Clean your Gym & Fitness Center
Cleanliness should be at the top of the list to keep an exercise facility in tip top shape. Many sweaty people will be moving in and out of your facility every day. Make it a point to keep your as clean and disinfected as possible. Imagine you’re the one working out… how do you want the facility to look? And how often – and how deeply – would you want it cleaned?
So, how does one tackle the task of having a clean exercise facility? By being thorough, by making sure to cover all the bases when it comes to cleanliness, and by making sure to keep the business tidy and shined up on a daily basis.
Shiny, Clean Gym Equipment
A good start to your gym’s cleaning regimen is to make sure you approach all of your equipment-cleaning tasks with the mindset to be thorough and to disinfect. You’ll want to make sure the cleaning products used kill germs and sanitize every surface. Make sure to wipe down all the parts that are touched and sat on throughout a workout, too! That includes handles and benches, arm and leg pads, weights and grips, mats, and finger touchpads.
From here, you want to make sure you shine up the mirrors and focus on any windows that are in the gym. Wiping up any smudges and fingerprints help make an establishment look well-kept and professional. Working out in front of a shiny, clean mirror space is terrific to gym goers! No one want to see lots of finger marks and spots when they are lifting their weights.
Remember the Front Lobby of your Fitness Center
After you’ve cleaned up the exercise equipment and gym rooms, remember to take on other areas that are dirtied up by your customers’ visits. For example, your front lobby and restroom areas, offices, and the front reception area. The front lobby location is the first impression you give your guests; these areas should be high priority in your cleaning regimen.
Bathrooms and shower areas will always be high traffic as well, and should be addressed as such on a daily basis, remembering to restock the supplies, picking up anything on the floors and emptying trash cans in addition to cleaning and disinfecting all surfaces.
Gym Floors & Supplies
To wrap up your gym facility’s cleaning routine, make sure to spend a good bit of time vacuuming and mopping the floors in the main lobby space, bathrooms and workout areas. Maybe there are also rubber mats to tend to around the exercise equipment? These can be vacuumed and wet/damp/dry mopped to keep them disinfected and looking their best, being careful not to soak these mats to ensure their integrity.
Finally, you want to make sure to provide wipes, towels and supplies for your patrons at all times to help keep the facility clean and polished. Allowing ease of clean-up as the day goes on can help your business looking its best throughout everyone’s workouts, no matter when time of day they come in. A clean exercise facility will put you above the rest and keep your patrons happy and coming back again and again.
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