There is lots of talk about Spring Cleaning your house, your wardrobe or your nutrition 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 gym machines before I get on them and I open the bathroom door with a paper towel. Yup, I am that girl! However, some of my other gym habits might need cleaning up a bit. This is for both of us. (This is an update of a previously published post)
Workout Gear that need some Spring Cleaning
Flip Flops Ok so you wear your flip flops in the shower at the gym 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? I now keep mine in a separate plastic baggie inside my bag. Pro tip-you can also throw them into the laundry with your clothes.
Gym Bag- You throw in those dirty flip flops, sweaty clothes, 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! Easy to use some wipes on the inside of your bag from time to time or keep dirty clothes in a separate bag that goes right into your laundry basket at home. Or a great excuse to buy a new bag (just saying).
Yoga mat-I clean the top of my yoga mat with a wipe after each class but I realized that if I roll it up all the germs from the studio floor are really getting right back on it. That kind of grossed me out so I came up with this easy and efficient way to clean a yoga mat. easy and efficient way to clean a yoga mat. 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. How about those headphones? Does anyone clean off their headphones? I realized that my Aftershokz sit right on my sweaty cheeks.
Heart rate monitor/running watch- Probably only your own sweat on these but also a great idea to clean them from time to time.
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Now that I have completely grossed you out, tell me how often do you clean your workout gear? Ear Buds? What else did I miss?