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The Ultimate Guide to Wipe & Dispenser Calculations for Gyms

In this post:

  • Determine the optimal quantity of wipes needed for your gym
  • Assess the ideal number of wipe dispensers for your space
  • Explore Zogics’ expert guidance on calculating the best order frequency

Maintaining a clean and hygienic gym environment is essential not only for its visual appeal but also for the overall experience and the safety and satisfaction of your members. But how do you determine the right number of wipes and dispensers your gym needs? In this comprehensive guide, we'll break down the math and strategies to help you promote cleanliness, retain members, and elevate the overall appeal of your gym.

fitness-center-cleaningHow Many Wipes Do You Need?

Estimate Your Usage

To estimate your usage and determine the number of wipes needed for your gym, it is important to take into account the daily visitor count. On average, assume that about half of your daily visitors will use one wipe. This estimation allows you to gauge the approximate number of wipes required.

For instance, let's consider a scenario where your gym receives 100 visitors a day. Based on the assumption that approximately half of them will use a wipe, you can calculate that you'll need approximately 50 wipes daily. This estimation provides a starting point for making sure that you have an adequate supply of wipes to maintain cleanliness in your gym.

By accurately estimating your usage, you can effectively plan and manage your inventory of wipes. That way, you'll have enough wipes available to meet the demands of your members and maintain a clean and hygienic gym environment. See below for an example:

feb24-wipes-calculation_prod-resRetain Members Through Cleanliness

Consider this: the average gym membership costs $500 per year. By investing in cleaning wipes for your equipment, you only need to retain three members to cover the average annual cost of wipes. This is a small price to pay for member satisfaction and retention. Cleanliness not only promotes a positive gym experience but also minimizes the risk of illnesses spreading among your members.

Aim Low

When calculating your wipe needs, it's always wise to aim for the lower end of the estimated range so you're not overstocking and wasting valuable resources. If you find that your gym's wipe usage is on the higher side, take it as a positive sign. Higher usage indicates that your members are proactive about cleanliness, which can help you avoid additional expenses such as equipment damage and absenteeism.


dec23-staffpicks-wipe-dispHow Many Dispensers Do You Need?

Visibility is Key

To encourage the use of wipes, it's crucial to make sure that wipe dispenser(s) are easily visible throughout your gym, especially in high-traffic areas. Make sure members can easily spot and access them.

Convenience Matters

Position the dispensers strategically within 25–50 feet of the areas where members typically use wipes. This way, the dispensers are easily accessible for everyone, creating convenience without the need for members to go out of their way to find them. 

Equipment Consideration

If your gym has a cluster of equipment in one area, it may be necessary to have additional dispensers in that location. The objective is to prevent the inconvenience of frequently refilling a single dispenser, which can interrupt the flow of your members' workouts.

Aesthetic & Design

Although the design and layout of your gym may seem like a minor consideration compared to functionality, it can have a significant impact on dispenser placement. For instance, if your gym has pillars, strategically placing a dispenser by each pillar can not only make them easily accessible but also enhance the overall aesthetic appeal of your space.
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Recommended Number of Dispensers According to Gym Size

Here are some specific recommendations for dispenser placement based on the size of your gym:

  • Gyms up to 5,000 square feet in size: 3-5 dispensers
  • For gyms between 5,000 and 20,000 sq/ft, it is recommended to have approximately 6 to 15 dispensers
  • Gyms that are 20,000 sq/ft and above: 16 or more dispensers 

Simplify Your Calculations

Don't want to go through all these calculations yourself? No worries! We've got you covered. Send us your gym's floor plan and member statistics, and we'll handle the calculations. We'll recommend the optimal order frequency too to keep your gym a clean and welcoming space for all.

Maintaining a clean gym environment is not just about appearances; it's about member satisfaction and safety. By following the guidelines above, you can create a gym that's clean, appealing, and hygienic and that members will be eager to return to. Don't underestimate the power of cleanliness in retaining your valued gym members and enhancing your gym's reputation. Keep it clean, keep it safe, and keep your members happy!

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