Looking for a competitive advantage and to attract more members to your Gym and Fitness Facilities? Why not promote the cleanliness and hygiene of your facility!
In today’s current climate we are all aware of infection control and the detrimental effects that lack of it can have on the general public. In an environment where members are sweaty and there is a large circulation of people, the risks are high.
The following guide has helped our clients grow and instil peace of mind in their members that their premise is safe and protected.
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Draw up a cleaning schedule
Everything is more efficient with a schedule. The same goes for cleaning, the idea is for the commercial cleaning company to have a routine schedule that outlines all corners of the gym – from equipment to bathrooms, exercise rooms and offices.
A suggestion is to carry out a more basic cleaning daily between classes, weekly deep clean addressing all the areas the daily clean doesn’t get to and a monthly clean for areas such as for bicycles, mats, walls etc.
Consider adding a sanitising service on a monthly basis when drawing up your calendar for your Gym and Fitness Facilities.
Establish a standard procedure for common situations
Gyms go through quite common situations that require cleaning services, best to establish standardised processes and procedures.
In the case of dirty floors, for example, the idea is to use the wet mop to remove water-soluble dirt.
Due to the large circulation of people, it is also possible to adopt a Cleaning Scrubber, which facilitates cleaning and does not leave the environment with the strong smell of chemicals.
In addition, it is necessary to clean the rooms at the end of each class – which must be done at all intervals.
It is also important to highlight that the mop technology increases efficiency, eliminates cross-contamination and improves the removal of waste from the floor.
Another interesting idea is to use a colour-coding methodology on all cleaning instruments to prevent cross-contamination.
Ensure cleaning materials are available
Members generally want to clean the equipment before using it, especially in the case of exercise mats and weight machines in Gym and Fitness Facilities.
Always ensure alcohol gel and paper towels are available to do the cleaning.
Make a “no towel no train” policy. Should members forget to bring their own, your gym can also take the opportunity to sell this branded mandatory item.
Seek Neutral products
Interestingly enough, most people don’t think that the preservation of the Gym and Fitness Facilities equipment depends on the materials used when cleaning! Disinfection of gym equipment must be done with neutral products so as not to damage the surface of the equipment.
Neutral disinfectants also prevent contamination and prevent the environment from smelling too strongly, which can irritate some members.
This also prevents bad odours – indicative of the presence of bacteria – from being masked.
Hire professional cleaning services
There are two possibilities when cleaning gyms: hiring employees to take care of the service internally or hiring a Commercial Cleaning Company.
The second option is the most suitable, especially for large gyms.
A company that provides cleaning services, ensures that the team is trained and equipped with the right products and knowledge to maintain the safety of the members, staff and premise.
In this way, all recommendations are fulfilled and employees adopt the best hygiene practices on the market and promoting your Gym and Fitness Facilities.
A few parting recommendations
It is also recommended to open the windows and turn off the air conditioning units during periods of low flow of people. This renews the air and prevents the spread of contaminating agents.
Finally, it is recommended to clean the air conditioning equipment filters every three months. The same precaution for fan, these must be cleaned monthly.
Now that you understand how to clean gyms, take advantage of the tips listed in this post and optimize the hygiene of your establishment.
Remember to count on the help of a specialised team, because in addition to the benefits already mentioned, an outsourcing company can reduce the expenses of your business!