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How Can I Keep Myself Safe Working Out at My Apartment?

How Can I Keep Myself Safe Working Out at My Apartment?

How Can I Keep Myself Safe Working Out at My Apartment?

Are you interested in going to the fitness center at your apartment as soon as it opens back up?  Are you curious how to keep yourself safe from germs when you are there?  If you love working out, rest assured that there are ways you can protect yourself from germs when you are at your apartment's fitness center.  At our apartments for rent in Simpsonville, SC, we have many cleaning procedures for our community amenities, including our fitness center.  However, there are still ways for our residents to protect themselves and practice safe hygiene in the community.  There are a few suggestions for our residents to stay healthy when they are working out at our fitness center.

Wipe Down Equipment

Before and after you use any gym equipment, you should always sanitize and wipe it down.  Gyms typically offer sanitizer and towels to use to help you remember to clean the machines after you are done using them.  This will prevent the spread of germs from person-to-person, as all of the machines are shared amongst the crowd.

Wash Your Hands Frequently

One of the best practices when you are working out is to frequently wash your hands.  We recommend that you wash your hands when you move around the center, and also wash your hands when you arrive and before you leave.  

Bring Your Own Materials

Whenever you are working out on the floor, you should bring your own mat.  Push-ups, crunches, yoga, and other exercises require you to sit or lay on the floor.  Avoid any germs or bacteria on the floor by bringing your own mat.  Once you get home, disinfect your mat to remove any germs.

Take Showers

When you are finished working out, you should always wash yourself.  Taking a shower is the best way to get rid of all the exposure to germs.  It also helps to refresh after a tough, full-body workout.  If you don't have the opportunity to get up to your apartment to take a shower, bring a towel and some sanitizer to help you wipe off sweat and disinfect your hands.

Never Remove Your Shoes

Many gyms are host to fungi and bacteria that love moist environments, like your shoes.  If you go barefoot in the gym, you could end up contracting an infection from these surfaces.  We insist that you always wear your shoes when you are working out to prevent the spread of any unnecessary germs to your feet, which are breeding grounds for many germs.

These are just a few of our recommendations to help keep our apartment community healthy and safe when they use the fitness center.  Even though we have many disinfectant and cleaning procedures in place, we still recommend that our residents protect themselves and the community by following these recommendations.  If you are interested in apartments for rent in Simpsonville, SC, contact us to hear about all of our amenities that keep our residents happy today.