Gym equipment loaded with more germs than you may think


GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – A new study by FitRated found gym equipment is full of germs.

Some gym equipment has 362 times the amount of bacteria than a toilet seat.

At InTone Fitness in Greenville, employees enforce strict cleaning regimens to prevent germs from spreading.

“So that way we get most of the germs off because if someone else comes behind them and don’t clean it, then there’s some germs there that will be left behind,” said Micheal Vann, owner of InTone Fitness. “So we try to make sure they clean it, and then we go right back after them and clean it too.”

The study found the most bacteria-ridden equipment is free weights.

It’s suggested you put a clean towel on equipment you sit on., and always wash your workout clothes after each use.

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