A Commercial Cleaning List for Gyms and Fitness Centers
Gym members and patrons of fitness centers may have high expectations regarding cleanliness and a professional appearance for their workout space, so it’s important for these types of businesses to consider every surface to keep customers happy. But gyms, fitness centers, and other wellness facilities see significant foot traffic throughout the day, and keeping track of every space and surface can be challenging.
Here is a list of the main areas and important surfaces that should be kept clean throughout the day. Depending on your fitness facility, there may be other surfaces to consider, too.
The lobby and the front desk
The lobby is the first place current patrons and prospective members see when they enter the space, and a well-maintained front desk can make a powerful first impression. It’s crucial to maintain a professional appearance, from a spotless desktop to freshly washed floors and dust-free surfaces.
The locker rooms
The cleanliness of the locker room is important for two reasons. The first is simple aesthetics. A clean locker room creates a welcoming atmosphere where people feel more comfortable leaving their items and changing their clothes. The second is sanitation. Patrons may set their shoes, bags, and other dirty items on benches and countertops, which can contribute to the spread of dirt and germs. Regular cleaning can help to keep this under control. Additionally, locker rooms contain bathrooms, another space where cleanliness is of the utmost importance.
A clean, communal shower may be nonnegotiable for most people. Keeping showers fresh requires careful management of moisture buildup and regular cleaning.
Floors and mats
Foot traffic isn’t the only thing to consider when creating a plan for keeping the floors clean at the gym. People may do pushups, abdominal exercises, and stretches on floors and mats, so it’s vital to keep these surfaces clean to help protect members from dirt and grime.
Cardio Equipment: Handlebars, screens, and touchpads
Most gyms hold their patrons responsible for wiping down these high-touch surfaces after every use, but many people forget or simply don’t bother. And even the most rule-abiding member base can’t rival a professional clean, which may reduce the spread of bacteria between users.
Free weights and squat racks
Again, members may remember to wipe down their weights after use, but if someone is using multiple pieces of equipment per session, it’s easy to miss a spot—or miss a few items altogether. Keeping these items truly clean is the responsibility of the facility.
Even if offices aren’t customer-facing, keeping them clean is vitally important. Employees appreciate a well-maintained space, and regular cleanings may cut down on the spread of bacteria and minimize absenteeism.
This list can be a little overwhelming, especially when accompanied by all the other daily activities that go into running a fitness center. A commercial cleaning company can help you maintain a professional appearance throughout your gym by managing all these surfaces and more.
A locally owned and operated Vanguard Cleaning Systems® janitorial franchise business can design a custom commercial cleaning plan that fits your budget, your schedule, and your member volume. A Vanguard® janitorial franchise business may also provide specialized services, such as commercial floor and carpet cleaning, window cleaning, and electrostatic and high touch point disinfection. And if eco-friendly, nontoxic chemicals are a priority for your facility, a Vanguard® independent janitorial franchise business may be able to accommodate your preferences.
You can count on a locally owned and operated Vanguard Cleaning Systems® janitorial franchise business to provide a consistent, professional clean, so your gym or fitness center always makes a good impression on current and prospective members alike.
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