Use your sweat towel to wipe the sweat off your face and body as opposed to your hands. Your hands are exposed to loads of bacteria from contact with the gym equipment. If your hands do manage to pick up bacteria, you could transfer the infection to your face through your fingers and end up with nasties such as pimples or other fungal infections. If you can, try to carry a second smaller towel to use for wiping your face and use your standard gym towel to put over the equipment when using it.
We have placed spray bottles and paper towels that you can use to wipe the equipment before and after you use it. Don’t be shy, wipe down and then lay your gym towel over the bench or mat for added protection. Another very important factor is to remember to wash your gym towels each and every day as towels soaked in sweat attract unwanted bacteria.
We disinfect our gym on a regular basis, but it is still a good idea to exercise with caution. People who wish to workout need to get with them a hand towel. Towels are also available for rent from reception.