Sometimes gym changing room lockers can be a nuisance. Many of them you have to pay for. The process of opening some others can prove too complicated. Some of them look old and rusty while others just don’t work. The decision to ‘just risk it’ can prove too tempting. Where your health is at stake, it is the gym’s responsibility to provide changing room lockers. To ensure both ease of use and hygiene.
Human papillomavirus, E. coli, streptococcal bacteria – just some of the germs that lurk in a gym changing room. While you’re huffing and puffing away on the treadmill, there’s a bacterial ecosystem feeding on the humidity you generate. According to a lab study by ‘Fitrated’ – a fitness equipment reviewer – free weights were ‘found to have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.’
Your towels and gym kit should be kept far away from the germ hot-spots. According to the same study, 52% of the germs found on treadmill hand-supports are ‘gram-positive cocci’. Which are the ‘most common cause of skin infections’.
The changing room locker should be one of the most germ resistant places. A good changing room locker should keep your stuff incubated from these germs. If you go to a stylish looking leisure centre, you may have seen a high-gloss coating locker before. These come with an anti-bacterial coating. This helps to reduce the spread of bacteria by 99.9%. . All the while looking great and being very user friendly.
There are some corners that a gym can cut, but providing a high-quality, bacteria-free changing room locker space shouldn’t be one of them.
If you would like more information on changing room lockers, please call our sales team on 01924 240291. We can offer competitive prices and also a free quotation.