With crossfit gyms popping up throughout neighborhoods in nearly every city, it’s important to take certain precautions in order to protect clientele. Cleaning crossfit gym mats is one of the most important operating tasks for these athletic facilities. Whether applying with a mop, sponge or sprayer, here are a few tips to keep in mind when cleaning crossfit gym mats.
Cleaning Crossfit Gym Mats
- Avoid adding loose dirt and chalk to the water and making mud by sweeping mats before applying a facility disinfectant
- If using Clean Break’s Facility Disinfectant, apply the solution with a mop, sponge, hand pump, trigger sprayer or low-pressure coarse sprayer to wet all surfaces thoroughly
- Allow plenty of time for the chemicals in a rubber mat disinfectant to soak into crossfit gym mats in order to effectively kill germs
- After the allotted amount of time, scrub disinfected crossfit gym mats with water and then remove any excess liquid
- Use the minimum amount of disinfectant when cleaning crossfit gym mats in order to prevent build-up of soaps and detergents on mats
- Clean mats using a neutral facility disinfectant that won’t cause skin irritation
- If applying using a mop, remember to change the water often to avoid spreading dirt, sweat and grime around
- Use hot water when cleaning crossfit gym mats, as it’s more effective and dries more quickly
- Open doors, turn on fans, both ceiling and floor. With adequate ventilation mats will dry quickly
Spend less time cleaning crossfit gym mats when you do it right the first time with an effective facility disinfectant. By providing your customers with clean crossfit gym mats, you’re proving to them that you want them to have the best experience possible. Protect your clientele from bacteria and fungus by thoroughly cleaning crossfit gym mats. Not only will they appreciate the safety aspect of clean mats, but also the scent, as no one wants to inhale body odor and sweat when doing pushups.
Maintain a clean facility with freshly disinfected and sanitized crossfit gym mats that your customers will appreciate. Learn more about the Facility Disinfectant from Clean Break when thinking about what to use to clean your crossfit gym mats.
With athletic clubs, both large and small, all of the different mats within the facility can really add up. Replacing worn out or stinky rubber mats shouldn’t have to be a frequent occurrence and when you use a rubber sealant, it won’t have to be. Rubber sealant prolongs the lifespan and performance of athletic club gym mats as it seals porous surfaces to keep our bacteria and fungus.
Benefits of Using Rubber Sealant on Athletic Club Gym Mats
From rubber mats in the weight room to yoga mats to anti-slip mats near the swimming pool and showers, athletic clubs have many different rubber mats. Athletic club rubber mats should be protected with a rubber sealant that bonds yet, allows them to maintain their flexibility. Benefits of using a rubber sealant include:
- Rubber mats are easier to clean and sanitize
- Water and chemical resistant
- Keeps out bacteria, fungus and viruses
- Allows mats to retain their flexibility
- Sealant is long-lasting, but can be recoated
- Saves time, money, hassle and unnecessary labor
- Prolongs performance and lifespan
Due to the deep pores and flexible surface of athletic club gym mats, this makes them the perfect candidate for rubber sealant. Rubber sealant can help prevent athletic club gym mats from becoming dull, dingy and difficult to clean. Rubber sealant for athletic club gym mats helps keep their flexibility while also making them more sanitary in an area where they are often coated with sweat, hair and skin cells.
Athletic clubs can be a breeding ground for bacteria, which is why it’s essential to use a rubber sealant when mats are new and a facility disinfectant to clean them during their lifespan. The combination of these two cleaners helps make for more health-friendly facilities and patrons.
Learn more about the Rubber Sealant from Clean Break and pair it with the Facility Disinfectant for the cleanest athletic club gym mats.
Whether you’re a member of a large athletic club, or you prefer sweating it out in a small, local studio, cleaning yoga mats should be a priority for all yogis and the facilities where they practice. Cleaning yoga mats is especially important for studios and gyms with shared equipment due to the bacteria that can be transferred back and forth between yogis. While cleaning shared yoga mats is important, it’s also good to clean personal yoga mats to avoid transmitting infectious microorganisms to yourself.
Cleaning Yoga Mats
As with any shared piece of gym equipment or fitness mat, using a disinfecting cleaner will help prevent the spread of harmful germs.
- Using soap and water only isn’t good enough when cleaning yoga mats
- Use a liquid disinfectant that also contains a detergent or else you’ll just be spreading the bacteria around
- Hose down your yoga mat outside or allow it to soak in a bathtub using a disinfecting cleaner that includes detergent
- Rinse and allow it to air dry
- If you don’t have time, or want to clean yoga mats after each use, choose an anti-bacterial disinfectant stored in a trigger sprayer that can be applied and wiped off easily
While the practice itself may be cleansing, yoga mats are much dirtier than you would anticipate. In yoga studios and gyms, germs can be picked up from other people’s feet and from sweat. Shared yoga mats contain the sweat of many other yogis before you, who may or may not have cleaned it after their class.
Disinfect shared yoga mats before and after each use to help prevent the spread of bacteria in gyms and fitness centers. As long as you wipe both personal and shared mats down using a disinfectant with detergent designed for human use, you should be able to prevent the spread of bacteria. Gyms and yoga studios should regularly clean shared yoga mats, as a necessary precaution.
Clean Break offers a Facility Disinfectant that can be used in a trigger sprayer, with a sponge, rag or mop. The Facility Disinfectant is perfect for cleaning yoga mats. The concentrate can be mixed with water and used to clean shared mats all at once, or placed in trigger spray bottles for class attendees to use to sanitize their mats before and after class.