Get Your Fitness Center Locker Room in Great Shape

CINCINNATI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As the “get back into shape” New Year’s resolution hype begins to settle
down at fitness centers across the U.S., now is a great time to get
locker rooms back into shape. To help facilities recover after their
busiest season of the year, Cintas
Corporation
(NASDAQ: CTAS) today offers deep cleaning tips for
locker room maintenance.

“Most people workout to improve their health, so it’s important to clean
locker rooms and keep them free of mold and germs that can spread
infection,” said John Engel, Director of Marketing, Cintas. “While
retail stores catch a break after the New Year, gym traffic spikes,
requiring deeper and more frequent cleaning in order to maintain member
satisfaction.”

Fitness centers should implement an effective and routine deep cleaning
schedule, while also ensuring staff members use the correct cleaning
procedures. Focus on cleaning the following areas of a locker room

To reduce the potential for infectious diseases to spread within locker
rooms, fitness centers should implement an effective and routine deep
cleaning schedule, while also ensuring staff members use the correct
cleaning procedures. Cintas recommends focusing on the following areas
of a locker room:

  • Floors. Because locker rooms are often damp environments, both
    carpeted and tiled floors can become a breeding ground for bacteria,
    fungus and unpleasant odor. Implementing regular deep cleans can help
    to prevent the spread of bacteria and fungus1 caused
    illnesses such as athlete’s foot, ringworm and more.
  • Lockers. The mixture of humidity, soiled clothing, shoes and
    wet towels in lockers can quickly cause unpleasant odors. Conduct
    weekly locker deep cleans with an effective disinfectant to eliminate
    odor-causing bacteria growth and remove any soiled clothes and towels.
  • Gym towels. Wet fitness center towels can quickly accumulate
    germs and bacteria. Make sure gym members have a secure place to
    dispose of used towels, and be sure to clean that space daily to limit
    mold growth. Also, consider partnering with a professional laundry
    service provider who knows how to effectively launder soiled gym
    towels.
  • Hot spots. Sinks, countertops, benches and handles on restroom
    doors and lockers are considered “hot spots” and should be cleaned on
    a routine basis throughout the day. Because they can harbor
    infection-causing bacteria, make sure gym staffers are using a
    disinfecting cleaning solution with the right dilution and dwell time
    to effectively kill germs and bacteria.

For more information about Cintas Facility Services, visit http://www.cintas.com/facilityservices/

About Cintas Corporation:

Cintas Corporation helps more than 900,000 businesses of all types and
sizes get READY™ to open their doors with confidence every day by
providing a wide range of products and services that enhance our
customers’ image and help keep their facilities and employees clean,
safe and looking their best. With products and services including
uniforms, mats, mops, restroom supplies, first aid and safety products,
fire extinguishers and testing, and safety and compliance training,
Cintas helps customers get Ready for the Workday®. Headquartered
in Cincinnati, Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq
Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of both
the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and Nasdaq-100 Index.

1 https://www.marshfieldclinic.org/sports-wrap/fungal-skin-infection

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Jennifer Petersen
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