Are you looking for ways to keep your home gym equipment clean and fresh?
Not only is it important to keep your home gym free from germs, but by cleaning it, you make it inviting to use. Working out can be difficult at the best of times so you don’t want to give yourself a reason not to.
Fortunately, a little TLC is all it takes to keep your equipment looking and smelling like new. So, keep reading to discover some great equipment cleaning tips that you can start using right away.
How to Clean Home Gym Equipment
Unless you only go into your home gym to hide from the family and read a book, then it’s likely you’re working up a sweat. Whilst that shows you’re killing the workout, when that sweat trickles down your body it takes bacteria with it as well.
So, it’s important to get rid of it as soon as possible with proper cleaning materials.
Fortunately, you can easily make your own disinfectant spray at home. First, find an empty spray bottle and rinse it out thoroughly with clean water. Next, mix equal parts water with equal parts distilled white vinegar.
And that’s it, you’re own homemade disinfectant spray. Now all you need to do is get cleaning!
Just follow these simple steps to clean your treadmill and spin bike etc:
- Unplug all electrical machines
- Spray a soft, clean cloth with your disinfectant
- Wipe down the whole machine (remember to respray the cloth when required)
- With a separate dry cloth, wipe off any excess liquid
Once you have finished, ensure the equipment has dried before plugging it back in and using it.
How to Clean Weights, Dumbbells and Yoga Mats
Weights and dumbbells can easily be a breeding ground for bacteria, especially when several people are handling them. So, it’s important you clean them regularly by following these steps.
- Mix a small amount of dish soap with warm water
- Dampen a soft cloth in the water (ensure it’s not soaking)
- Wipe down your weights and dumbbells at least twice
- Dry them using a separate dry cloth
Next, you should focus on your yoga mat. A yoga mat can be one of the worst places for germs to spread and should be cleaned after every use.
We suggest using fresh soapy water and wiping down both sides thoroughly with a clean cloth. Next, rinse your mat with hot water, ensuring you get all the soap out. Finally, wipe it down with a clean towel and leave it to hang dry over your shower curtain rod.
Or, if you would prefer to leave it outside to dry, keep it out of the sun as this can damage the rubber.
Fitness Equipment Cleaning at Home Guide
We hope you have enjoyed reading our article and it has been useful to you.
As you can see, there are many equipment cleaning methods for your home gym you can try. Not only are they quick but they’re low-cost and, they’ll help prevent the spread of germs.
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