Exercising is a way to achieve your fitness goals and to maintain a really healthy life in general. With proper self-discipline and techniques, you will be able to help yourself reach your aims. Strategies in exercising range from the easiest ones to the intensest, and they can all be effective if you go the right ways.
A lot of them are done using particular exercise equipment intended for the routines and for the fitness developments you need. They are very advantageous and functional most especially if you utilize them really well. You have to take good care of them so they can help you as they’re supposed to.
Not only their effectiveness matters but also their cleanliness. Not everyone realizes, but all the exercise equipment you own or you use in a gym are prone to getting dirty, and most of the time, they easily end up like that. That’s why you need to be well informed, alert and observant too.
Below are 4 moments when and reasons why exercise equipment gets dirty sometimes!
 When many people use
Most exercise equipment is not just for personal use. Meaning, you can let your friend exercise on your spin bike or use your dumbbells. As you can see, exercise equipment found in the gym are also shared by many people who are most often strangers to each other.
Because several different bodies, feet and hands touch the exercise equipment, sweat coming from different people also gets in contact with them. You aren’t also sure if the person before you washed himself/herself before using the exercise equipment. Others don’t also care about the exercise equipment they’re using, so they don’t clean up before someone else’s turn. There, germs can easily transfer from person to person.
If you have personal equipment at home or in your own area of exercise or gym, it’s better since you’re assured that no one else sweats on them. If you’re lending it to someone close to you, you can leave reminders on how to use them properly and neatly. In that way, he/she will be aware that you don’t really like unsanitary exercise equipment especially because it’s a personal belonging for you.
 When it’s not cleaned after use
Whenever you use your exercise equipment, it gets dirty. Your tears, sweat, odor and other bodily output due to working out are manifested. Your exercise equipment is there to catch them like how your towels do for you.
If you don’t clean your equipment after use, it can get very smelly, sweaty and sticky. It would not be nice and acceptable to use it again without complete and thorough cleaning.
Some exercise equipment only needs you to gently wipe them off and some need meticulous washing. Make sure you put away all the filthiness before making use of them again.
 When it’s not maintained right
Even when you do not use your exercise equipment often, they can get dusty and nasty. Improper maintenance is not so different at all from non-existent maintenance. You have to know the right steps and the wrong way in taking good care of your exercise equipment and avoiding what destroys and makes it disgusting.
They still need to be cleaned using the right equipment cleaners and disinfectant products and with the right methods. Too much cleaning might also lead to shortening the life span of your equipment. That is why you always need to know the way of doing so.
 When it’s not kept securely
When you keep your exercise equipment, see to it that it’s well-kept. Don’t just put it in one corner then go, but spend some time wrapping and covering it if needed. If there’s a bag for it, don’t waste that bag’s life and use it well!
Secure it well that no unnecessary dust from outside will damage and make your equipment dirty. Proper storing can do a lot to protect your exercise equipment both from damage and dirt.
NO TO NASTY!
It’s gross to use a yucky object for your healthy purpose, so be always aware of the proper utilization of all exercise equipment you encounter. Be mindful of how other people use them, and be responsible about operating and taking good care of it yourself.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She also writes for Fitbiz Exercise Equipment, an excellent source of the ultimate fitness equipment collections in Australia. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.