CrossFit gyms are amazing places to work out and get real results. They’re also facilities where multiple trainers and clients work out during the day, which means lots of contact on surfaces and equipment. These areas can breed a lot of nasty germs that cause infections and odors. This is why it’s essential to have a good game plan with a powerful CrossFit studio disinfectant spray like Clear Gear.
Here is a checklist for disinfecting your CrossFit facility.
1. Get Organized
Start by creating a schedule that includes an inventory of all gym equipment and surfaces so that you can keep a log of all cleanings. You can use a list or a spreadsheet—whichever is easiest for you. The point is to track and schedule on a regular basis so that you know that disinfection is happening regularly, specifically after every workout.
2. Hit the Floor Mats
The material that floor and exercise mats are made from harbor lots of sweat and germs. The good news is, you can use a non-bleach disinfectant like Clear Gear that won’t damage or corrode the mats and floors. Start by spraying with Clear Gear and then letting dry for a few minutes to protect whoever is cleaning the mats and/or floors from the germs that may have accumulated. Next sweep the floors to dislodge dirt, dust and debris, and then vacuum up the pile. Either mop the floor mats with your preferred floor cleaner or spray and wipe down thoroughly with Clear Gear. For exercise mats, spray and wipe with this non-bleach disinfectant after each use, and deep clean them every night.
3. Pay Special Attention to the Pull-Up Bar
A piece of equipment that deserves special attention is the pull-up bar used in so many CrossFit and traditional gyms. Many hands touch the pull-up bars, making proper cleanup imperative. Spray each bar with Clear Gear non-bleach disinfectant after every use.
4. Focus on Each Piece of CrossFit Equipment
Again, so many hands touch and handle equipment in gyms, it’s critical to focus on disinfecting every piece of gear. Wipe down the following with Clear Gear CrossFit disinfectant spray after every use:
- Assault Air Bikes
- Weight Plates
- Gymnastic Rings
- Medicine Balls
- Climbing Rope
Some items can be cleaned in soapy water during deep cleans as well, like the climbing ropes.
5. General Areas
Last, but not least, clean and disinfect all the gym’s general areas before and after every class. This includes the front desk/check-in, locker rooms and bathroom areas. Pay particular attention to the locker room, which harbors a wide-range of nasty germs that cause serious infections, including:
- Staphylococcus (aka Staph)
- Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA)
- Athlete’s foot
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
- E. Coli
Don’t forget the high-touch areas like light switches, doorknobs, sink faucets, and toilet flush handles. Target floors and benches in locker rooms as well as the locks and handles on lockers.
A clean CrossFit facility will make your staff and clients happy and able to enjoy a killer workout.