Keeping a gym clean and safe and reducing the spread of bacterial infections is a huge challenge that is becoming increasingly important.
There are so many people and so many touch points – many of which are covered in bacteria-laden layer of sweat…
These touch points are rife with contagious bacteria that can make you ill, just when you are doing your best to be healthy. Research shows that the average exercise bike has 39 times more bacteria than a cafeteria tray, the average treadmill has 74 times more bacteria than the water fountain – and free weights have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.
You could have contact with all these touch points in one single gym session. Some of these bacteria are harmless, especially if you are fit and healthy – but some, like E. coli and Streptococcus A can give you an upset stomach or a painful sore throat, or worse.
If you are responsible for a gym or fitness centre, one of the easiest ways to reduce the spread of harmful bacterial infections is to switch your standard cleaning products – including floor, surface and sanitary cleaners and hand soaps – to probiotic cleaning products. Probiotic cleaning products have an added active ingredient: the natural cleaning power of helpful ‘good’ probiotic bacteria. This means that as well as removing dust and dirt, they gradually restore a healthy and protective environmental balance at a deep microbial level. This inhibits the disease-causing bacteria living on the touch points, and significantly reduces the risk of bacterial infections.
We recently launched the DENAA+ Fitness & Wellness probiotic cleaning range, which is specifically designed to reduce harmful bacteria in gyms. The products are naturally sourced from plants and are non-polluting. They also clean in a mechanical way that reduces antimicrobial resistance, which is a growing global concern.
Contact us for more information and discover the DENAA+ Fitness & Wellness range.