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How Clean Is Your Gym?

Your gym is teeming with invisible members...Germs!

Studies have found that the surfaces of treadmills, weight machines and other typical gym equipment are teeming with bacteria and other infectious germs.

Consider research published in 2014 on fitness centers in Memphis. Staph bacteria were found on the surface of every piece of exercise equipment tested, including free weights, weight machines, ellipticals, stationary bikes and treadmills. In all, 25 types of bacteria were found in the four gyms tested. In this study and others, staph stands out as the bacteria with the most potent prevalence-danger combination.

A 2019 study of 16 gyms in northeast Ohio focused on one strain of staph bacteria, S. aureus, and its variant, methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), which is resistant to antibiotics and is estimated to result in 11,000 deaths a year in the United States. Of 288 samples taken in the gyms, 38 percent contained S. aureus. Medicine balls (62.5 percent), CrossFit boxes (also 62.5 percent), weight plates (56.3 percent) and treadmill handles (50 percent) were the most common surfaces to carry it. Of areas tested, toilet handles had the lowest incidence, 18.8 percent.

A recent report tested fitness equipment at various gyms. They swabbed treadmills, exercise bikes, and free weights. According to the findings, the average exercise bike contains 39 times more bacteria than a reusable plastic cafeteria tray, and treadmills had 74 times more bacteria than a water faucet. But free weights were the biggest offenders—they have a whopping 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.


With the news of Coronavirus circulating across the globe, it is now more important than ever to be diligent about cleanliness and hygiene.

Da Da Daaaa! Enters The Fitness Doctor!

disinfectant, lysol, clorox, purell, zep
Some of the cleaning supplies we use daily.

Cleanliness has always been a top priority at my private facility. We have always use top-grade cleaning supplies (as depicted in the image).

In addition to being diligent about cleaning, The Fitness Doctor also offers private training suites for your comfort and privacy.

  • Privacy, comfort and cleanliness

  • Voted Top Trainer in Ohio

  • Doctor of Exercise Physiology

  • ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist

  • Advanced degreed EPA's

  • Lower cost than the "competitors" (even though there really are no competitors because nobody offers private-practice Clinical Exercise Physiology)

The Fitness Doctor offers an unparalleled service at an affordable price.

If you are considering hiring a personal trainer, why would you go anywhere else?

So give it some thought... How clean is your fitness facility??



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