Weight rooms are great places to build strong healthy bodies and if you are not careful you can get much more than you pay for from the germs at the gym. Diseases and viruses can rapidly spread in these environments. Germs at the gym such as Ring Worm (tinea corporis), Athletes’ Foot (tinea pedis), Impetigo, Scabies, and MRSA, are some of the most common contagious skin infections found amongst athletes. Many people do not realize that all the breathing and sweating while working out increases the weight room’s humidity, therefore increasing the potential for mold growth in air systems and on equipment. With the increased respiration comes the potential of expelling and inhaling disease, allergy, and illness-causing microbes. Proper cleaning of equipment and sanitation, personal hygiene, and air purification can significantly reduce the germs at the gym.
Proper education of employees and members about not sharing towels and clothing, and wiping equipment before and after use, properly showering after workouts, and wearing shower shoes, can significantly decrease chances of acquiring a virus or disease from the weight room.
Weight room owners and managers will want to be aware of the proper ventilation and air purification systems available for use in their facilities. Airborne pathogens, odors, fungus, mold, and volatile organic compounds can be significantly reduced using the latest technology available. Using the best in technology can insure your customers, employees and athletes excellent health and safety.
The recognized technology that does destroy malignant microbes is photocatalytic oxidation. Zandair™ products use this technology and can significantly reduce malignant microbes in your weight rooms. Look through our website and select the Zandair™ air purification systems that are right for your facility. Be sure to call or contact a distributor near you for questions and comments.