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Workout Mats Need A Mat Cleaner!

Posted on: May 24th, 2013 by
Exercise Mats Should Be Clean!I came down with a nasty flu this week.  Not nasty in length, but in severity.  103 degree fever for a solid four plus hours or so. When it finally broke, I felt like I was hallucinating.  And I actually was.  You see, I thanked my girlfriend for bringing me the glass of water that I didn’t ask for and in reality, wasn’t even there.  After stumbling from bed to the kitchen for some refreshment and battling my cat to not trip me as I shuffled my feet in what can only be described as an alien imitation of human bipedalism, I had a revelation.  I was sick from the gym!  Of course!  All the grime, sharing equipment, and that one folding exercise mat I used… I remember the one.  I had a bad feeling about using the common exercise mat but I went ahead and did it anyway.  Four days later, BAM!  Sick as dog.  Now, I wouldn’t dare suggest that this particular facility does not disinfect its workout mats regularly, but I have my suspicions.
I always wondered why we sell our mat disinfectant.  That sounds stupid… I know WHY we use them, but I never really thought about it in context.  But the sweat, the grunts, the exhausting of ones body to the limits while perspiring sweat and salival grunts, well, let’s just say your gonna be swapping fluids (involuntarily) with a couple of people at your gym. I’d like to think that ALL gyms (and after researching OF COURSE THEY DO) disinfect their daily use common equipment with disinfectants and a mat cleaner, but if you happen to be extra paranoid like me, take your own aerobic mats with you from here on out.

 



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