Gyms and fitness centres are a breeding ground for germs and viruses. For example – Norovirus, which causes abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhoea, can survive for a month on the surface of exercise machines.
Flu and coronavirus strains can also last for days… Fungal infections such as athlete’s foot can multiply rapidly in the shower areas. In locker rooms, MRSA can lead to dangerous skin infections.
Studies have found rhinoviruses on 63 percent of the gym equipment at the fitness centres they tested. Even disinfecting equipment twice a day didn’t do anything to lower the virus and bacteria counts.