The germiest places in a fitness club are the shower, mats, and exercise machines, especially any equipment that has handles.
A few tips on how to avoid the vermin from CBS News:
- Like other places, the best thing you can do is wash your hands frequently.
- Cover cuts with a waterproof dressing before swimming; chlorine doesn’t kill everything.
- Wipe down all equipment with anti-bacterial wipes; this includes not just the handles, but the buttons to anything you’re touching.
- Shower immediately after you work out; that’s the fastest way to get bacteria off your skin. Don’t wait until you get home.