- Gym Wipes
Antibacterial Wipes | Disinfectant Wipes | Sanitizing Wipes
Zogics is the leading supplier of disinfecting wipes, sanitizing wipes and cleaning wipes for use in a range of commercial applications. Our line of wipes include our economically-friendly Sanitizing Wipes (great for hands and surfaces), the industry's best selling Wellness Center Wipes, our premium Antibacterial Wipes, which are EPA registered to kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria in just 15 seconds, as well as MRSA, HIV-1, H1N1, E. coli, and our Alcohol Wipes, conveniently available in tubs, no dispenser needed. Zogics wipes can be found in gyms, health clubs, hospitals, health care settings, nursing homes, schools, veterinary clinics, shopping centers, grocery stores and more. Need some wipe dispensers for your new wipes? Explore our range of dispensers here. All wipe cases ship free!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
(:1f535:) What is the best cleaner for gym equipment?
The best cleaner for your gym equipment depends on how often it is used, what it is made of, and other factors like convenience.
Some people use a solution made from vinegar, baking soda, and water. Others prefer a dilution of bleach in water, yet others still use a borax solution. While these may work in many cases, they are not always convenient enough. After all, the best cleanser is the one your members will use between uses. For that reason, gym wipes are an effective, convenient method that kills 99% of germs and bacteria in just 15 seconds.
Of course, not all users will conscientiously clean equipment after their workout so you will still want to clean and disinfect your equipment daily or ideally a few times daily.
(:1f535:) How do you disinfect gym equipment?
Thanks to sweat and bacteria, gym equipment can accumulate a stale or unpleasant odor if it isn’t cleaned frequently enough and allowed to dry between cleanings. The best way to prevent this from happening is to provide conveniently located gym wipes for your members to use after each workout.
However, you will still want to disinfect your equipment at the end of the day. Some gym managers ask about whether a homemade disinfectant might work. To make your own disinfectant simply mix one cup vinegar and one-half cup of baking soda into a spray bottle. Then dilute it with two cups of water. To use, simply spray the solution on the surfaces of your equipment and wipe with a clean microfiber cloth. Allow the equipment to dry.
Before you try this, check your manufacturer’s instructions. While this solution is fairly mild, too much vinegar and bleach might break your equipment down over time. Another option is to purchase a specialized disinfectant designed for use in health clubs, spas, and gyms.
(:1f535:) What are gym wipes?
Gym wipes are cleaning equipment designed to conveniently clean surfaces in gyms, health clubs, spas, and a range of other commercial settings. Your customers use your facility to improve or maintain their health and appearance. The last thing they want is to encounter harmful bacteria or germs like MRSA, HIV-1, H1N1, E. coli, and others.
Gym wipes provide a quick and easy clean and disinfect equipment and surfaces after each use. It just takes 15 seconds and the peace of mind is priceless! Your members are likely to use them if they are available since they are themselves focused on their own wellbeing.
You will want dispensers to keep your wipes handy, check out our range of dispensers here. All gym wipe cases ship free!
(:1f535:) Do you wipe gym equipment?
If you want to avoid infecting your gym users, then yes, you must wipe your gym equipment between uses. Sometimes gym-goers will simply use their towel to wipe sweat, but sweat is really just the tip of the iceberg.
One study found that an exercise bike or treadmill can easily accumulate more bacteria than the average toilet seat! These germs and bacteria may include MRSA, HIV-1, H1N1, E. coli, and more!
Some bacteria may happily live on your equipment for up to three days if it isn’t disinfected. In today’s age of drug-resistant superbugs, prevention is the best cure. Disinfecting gym wipes can kill 99% of the bacteria within 15 seconds. If your members and staff get in the habit of using convenient, disposable wipes after using the equipment then the likelihood of infecting your members dramatically decreases with each cleaning.
(:1f535:) Do you clean gym equipment?
Of course! The bacteria and germs that may accumulate on even a private home gym can cause infection, illness and foul odors. The issue is further compounded in commercial gyms, health clubs, or fitness centers.
Nasty germs and bacteria like MRSA, HIV-1, H1N1, E. coli build up. Throughout the day people come into contact with these while using public transportation, the restroom, and interacting with other people. Even someone who practices excellent hygiene may encounter bacteria and introduce it to your equipment while pushing buttons or touching the railing. Some of those bacteria can survive up to three days mingling with other bacteria and reproducing.
Disinfecting gym wipes can kill 99% of the bacteria within 15 seconds. Provide conveniently located gym wipes and chances are your members will use them to wipe the equipment after each use. The germaphobes at your gym may also use them before they use the equipment. This dramatically reduces the risk of someone catching something at your gym.
Finally, at the end of the day, clean your equipment and surfaces with the most appropriate cleaning solutions and techniques for the materials. Depending on your gym design, you may have wood dance floors, impact-absorbing rubber flooring, glass windows, metal and plastic gym equipment. The most appropriate cleaning method varies. However, you want to sanitize every surface. This includes your free weights and yoga mats. We offer a full range of effective cleaning supplies.
(:1f535:) What is the best way to clean gym mats?
Rubber floors and gym mats are wonderful. They offer an impact absorbing surface for your members to work out on and they protect your flooring from damage if weights or other equipment are dropped.
Unfortunately, they are also a great home for bacteria which can result in unpleasant odors or even spread germs and infections among your staff and customers! This can be prevented by keeping your mats clean.
1. Use a scraper to remove any residue, mud, or dirt.
2. Vacuum the surface to remove dirt and dust if the mats are large enough. For smaller mats you could sweep them.
3. Squirt a specialized cleaning solution or a little diluted dish soap on the mat.
4. Scrub the mat using a cleaning brush.
5. If it is a larger mat, consider mopping.
6. Rinse any soap residue away with a clean, damp cloth.
7. Allow the mats to dry.
Doing this prevents unpleasant mildew buildup. If your members ever do floor exercises, they will appreciate the clean scent and value their membership even more.
(:1f535:) How often should you clean gym equipment?
This may sound excessive, but we recommend cleaning your gym equipment between every use if possible.
People go to your gym or club to improve their health, fitness, and appearance. If they catch infections like the flu or strep they will not be happy. Also, many people cancel their gym membership because they found the environment gross or unsanitary. A clean gym with clean equipment inspires confidence and is good for business.
We recommend that you or your staff clean all surfaces in your gym at least once a day. You will likely want to clean your equipment more often, but your surfaces also include mirrors, windows, tiles, and flooring.
Also, make it convenient for your members to wipe down equipment after each use. The more germ conscious will be aware that not everyone cleans gym equipment and may do it both before and after their workout. In addition, you should give the equipment a more thorough clean throughout the day, we know that is a challenge in a busy facility but prevention is always the best cure.
(:1f535:) How do I clean my treadmill?
Your treadmill and other big-ticket equipment are likely among your biggest investments. Protect them and keep them working well by keeping them clean and well maintained.
Of course, you should clean your treadmill surfaces throughout the day and encourage your users to wipe down surfaces after each use with a gym wipe. However, the following instructions are to keep the machine itself clean.
First, consider keeping the inner workings and machinery clean. Follow your manufacturer's maintenance instructions to keep it working literally like a well-oiled machine. Keep the machine on a treadmill mat to protect it from unnecessary impact and to protect your flooring.
Next, use the following method to clean your treadmill belt:
1. Unplug the treadmill. Safety first!
2. Use an anti-static duster to remove dust.
3. Wipe down the belt with a slightly dampened cloth. Rotate it by hand so you can clean the entire surface.
4. Dry it with a microfiber cloth or paper towel.
(:1f535:) How do you clean cardio equipment?
Depending on the equipment and how heavily used there are a variety of ways to keep it clean and smelling fresh. For the most part, we recommend using gym wipes after each use because they are specially formulated to kill germs and bacteria without damaging the equipment. They are also quick and convenient. Within 15 seconds, you can remove 99% of germs and bacteria.
(:1f535:) Can you use Clorox wipes on gym equipment?
Yes, disinfecting wipes are a quick, convenient way to clean gym equipment after each use. However, a more nuanced answer would be that it depends on what the equipment is made of and how often it is used. We recommend disinfecting gym equipment after each use to avoid spreading germs and bacteria among gym users. After all, people go to the gym to get healthier!
However, a high concentration of bleach and some disinfecting wipes can over time damage or degrade your exercise equipment especially when used multiple times throughout the day. Sometimes people use a dilution of vinegar or dish soap and water which can work but can also corrode the materials and may not even kill all bacteria.
Your best bet is to consult the manufacturer’s instructions to see what they recommend. We recommend using disinfecting gym wipes that are specifically designed to effectively clean fitness equipment without damaging it.