Four Pillars of Gym Disinfection & Safety
In this post:
- Discover the four pillars of fitness center disinfection and safety
- Learn about disinfecting tools to keep your fitness center open
- Get a recommendation for your fitness facility
As experts in facility disinfection and safety for more than 15 years, we’re often asked by those in the fitness industry for recommendations to ensure their gyms operate safely. The team at Zogics has had the privilege of working with more than 20,000 health clubs throughout the United States, allowing us to gain unparalleled industry insights. From these insights, we've developed the four pillars of fitness center disinfection and gym safety.
The objectives of the four pillars are to be highly effective at cleaning and disinfecting, reduce virus transmission risk and reinforce the perception that your facility is at the forefront of cleaning and disinfecting technologies and protocols. This strategy is geared towards combating Covid-19 in the short term, but will be relevant for years to come as society adapts to new cleaning and disinfecting expectations and overall hygiene concerns.
1. Air Disinfection & Air Purification
Air disinfection and air purification play a critical role in helping businesses maximize their air quality and airflow with proven technologies, instilling confidence in your staff and clientele. Clean air technologies that use UV-C and Ionization like Big Ass Fans Clean Air System destroy pathogens4 and provide comfort to your people. These fans can be mounted on ceilings and walls and are available in portable freestanding models.
2. Disinfecting Sprayers
Every health club should have a disinfectant sprayer. They are the best way to deploy disinfectants over large areas, especially those not touched by disinfecting wipes. They’re also highly efficient, covering more square footage in 80% less time than traditional methods. Plus, unlike invisible air disinfection, sprayers are an impressive show of force that will comfort members when in use. The days of staff members walking around with spray bottles and dirty rags are behind us.
3. Surface Disinfecting Wipes
Disinfecting gym wipes are more popular than ever because they allow members to take cleaning matters into their own hands. Members want the ability to ensure the surface they are about to touch or just touched is disinfected. Most clubs do not have enough gym wipe dispensers. We recommend one for every 500 sq. ft. and at least one in every fitness room.
4. Hand Sanitizers
Hand sanitizer use is at an all-time high, and members expect touch-free dispensers to be within close reach. A pump bottle at the front desk is no longer enough. We recommend one at every entryway, one in every bathroom/locker room, and at least one in every fitness room (typically near the gym wipes dispensers).
Additional products play an important role too, such as PPE, athletic floor cleaners, touch-free fixtures, and plenty of bulk towels.
Fitness Facility Recommendations: We Can Help
If you want specific recommendations for your fitness facility, we’re happy to develop a custom plan with recommended solutions just for you (whether you plan to purchase from us or not). We can work off photos and floorplans to optimize your health club for safe operations. Let us help you keep staff and members healthy, and build confidence in the safety of your buildings. Ultimately, this will help you drive membership retention and attraction.
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4The Big Ass Fans Clean Air System Ion Generator kills >96% of bacteria and fungi on surfaces in 60 minutes. Bacteria testing includes Escherichia coli, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Streptococcus equi and Fungi testing for Aspergillus niger.
All Ion and UV-C testing was completed in enclosed indoor spaces. In outdoor spaces overhead and directional fans can increase dilution airflow in occupied spaces. Fan operating speed is proportional to the airflow delivered by the fan. Increased operating speed will increase the generation of ions for fans with ionization technologies. Increased operating speed will increase the rate of room air mixing for fans with ionization or UVC technologies.
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