Sanitizing Your Gym Post-Quarantine
As the coronavirus spreads across the world, many gyms are debating the safest routes back to reopening. Here’s how you can reassure members that your gym or fitness studio is safe enough to visit.
The CDC states that “frequent disinfection of surfaces and objects touched by multiple people is important.” They have provided guidelines to help public places open back up to the public to help slow down and even stop the spread of COVID-19, which include social distancing, hand washing, and constantly cleaning frequently touched surfaces.
Unfortunately, due to economic slowdown, many gyms no longer have the manpower nor the excess income to spend hours wiping down every surface multiple times during the day.
And because COVID-19 transfers from person to person through respiratory droplets, possibly the most efficient way to sanitize your gym is by cleansing the air and killing any bacteria and germs that may linger behind members.
To save time and money, one great way to stay sanitary that many gyms have caught onto is fogging with a sterile sanitizing spray.
Sterilizing Your Surfaces
Luckily, ULV disinfectant foggers can be great assistants in your sanitizing efforts. As you reopen after weeks or even months of paused business and reduced staff, fogging machines can help in your efforts to sanitize your health club after lockdown. ULV foggers can even work with any liquid, which means you can fill yours up with liquid disinfectants and diffuse throughout your organization’s open spaces.
Many industries like restaurants, doctor offices, government facilities and more have discovered the great benefits our foggers can bring to their place of business. And our wide variety of machine foggers and cleaning liquids can fit any organization size and budget.
Fogging your workout center can not only be great for detailed-oriented sanitizing, it can also aid in reassuring your customers that your gym is safe to visit. And in a new era of cleanliness and sanitization, having a exercise studio that your customers can see is sterile may give you that competitive edge over your rivals.
For example, ULV fogging machines can sterilize hard to reach places like walls and floors; they can be used in-between wipe-downs and speed up your cleaning time; and they can freshen the stale air and lingering smells that quarantine may have left behind.
Best of all, most ULV fogging machines can easily switch between life-saving functions with disinfectant sprays to aroma-pleasing uses with sweet essential oils that reduce stale and musky spaces.
Where Else to Clean
While we highly recommend that you check with the CDC’s, your state’s and your city’s guidelines to reopening, we’ve provided a list of other ways you can ensure your space is clean and safe from spreading infection.
Spread Out Your Exercise Equipment
To maintain social distancing standards, spread out your exercise machines, free weights, medicine balls and all over equipment to create isolated workout zones that are at least six feet apart. This could mean that you need to remove some items, so take advantage of any outdoor space during these summer months to safely maintain guest capacity.
Clean Frequently Touched Surfaces
While washing hands with soap and water is a great way to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, it can still be nearly impossible to avoid touching objects in between washes. By cleaning the surface of items that are touched most often, it will greatly support any efforts of reducing exposure. Here are a few places to start:
- Light switches, handles and doorknobs: As the first point of contact at your studio, it can be greatly beneficial to wipe down each door handle throughout, like your front door and bathroom doors. If there are any areas that don’t require a closed door like rooms for classes, then it may be wise to leave them open during business hours to reduce the amount of times it’s touched.
- Free weights, mats, jump ropes and medicine balls: While it can be easy to forget about these items, wiping them down multiple times throughout the day can help ensure no germs are left behind each guest.
- Touch screens: This can include tablets used for your point of sales, operating screens at each exercise machine and any other device with buttons or a screen.
- Seats: As you’re wiping down your machines, be sure to wipe down the seats and handles as well.
Leave Out Hand Sanitizer and Disinfectant Cleaners
To reassure your guests that your restaurant is safe to visit, leave out personal hygiene stations like spray bottles and rags to wipe down gym equipment after use and hand sanitizer at as many locations as possible. This can even help your efforts in cleaning and sanitizing your gym space.
Having a gym that’s clean and safe for customers is not only great for your customers, it can be a life saver for their friends and families. And with our ULV foggers, you can ensure your building is safe enough for reopening.
Call us today at (833) SCENT-IT and discover how Oil Works & Co can help you get your own commercial grade ULV disinfectant fogger for your gym at up to 40% off retail prices.