Clean Machine

Here’s an interesting headline this week from the New York Times: Be Sure Exercise Is All You Get at the Gym. Surprisingly, the article isn’t about loading up on calories at the club snack bar, or getting the phone number of someone who looks good in gymwear but turns out to be a creep. The column is actually a warning about gym cooties, and why it’s essential to shower thoroughly after each workout.

Now, in my experience, people are rarely working up enough of a sweat to do real damage to the equipment or anyone else. In fact, you’ll note that the case presented in the article comes from the world of college athletics and has nothing to do with recreational health clubs. But fair enough, point taken.

I would like to note, however, that the article’s call to action is easier said than done. Here’s some information posted this morning at my gym’s front desk:

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One Response to Clean Machine

  1. [...] Wrist/hands: Though the failure of members to wipe down their equipment after use is a literal gym plague, there’s one guy at my gym who is a massive over-wiper. In addition to wiping down the equipment [...]

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