There is always lots of talk about Spring Cleaning your house or your wardrobe but have you ever thought about Spring Cleaning Your Workout Gear? I mean actually cleaning it? I am one of those people who always wipes down machines before I get on them and I open the bathroom door with a paper towel but I realized the other day that some of my other gym habits might need cleaning up a bit.
I started to think about it and there are a few things that readily come to mind that I know must be riddled with germs! Here’s a list of my gym gear that could use a little “de-germing”.
5 Pieces of Workout Gear that need some Spring Cleaning
Flip Flops Ok so you wear your flip flops in the shower at the gym post workout and maybe even into the bathrooms. What do you do with them after that? You throw them into your gym bag covered with germs right? Easy to clean them off with some disinfecting wipes from time to time. Which leads me to…
Gym Bag- You throw in those dirty flip flops and sweaty clothes and bras, socks and shoes but do ever clean the inside of your gym bag? I was thinking about how long I’ve been using the same bag and how many germs must be in there! Again easy to use some wipes on the inside of your bag. Or a great excuse to buy a new bag (just saying).
Yoga mat-I often clean the top of my yoga mat with a wipe but I realized that if I roll it up all the germs from the studio floor are really getting right back on it. There are some seriously sweaty people in those hot yoga classes!
Earbuds and goggles I rinse my goggles and swim cap in soapy water from time to time to get the chlorine off of them but then put them right back in my bag. I will now be keeping them in a little case to keep them cleaner.
Heart rate monitor/Fit bit/running watch- Probably only your own sweat on these but also a great idea to clean them from time to time.