How to Keep your Gym Clean and Germ-free

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Keeping a gym clean is important. From every section of your gym to every nook and cranny, you have to make sure everything is squeaky clean and germ-free.

Gyms are havens for fitness enthusiasts, with workout equipment readily available for their exercise routines and fellow gym members to serve as motivations. But a gym is also known as a hotbed for bacteria, making gym goers prone to germs and diseases.

Workout/Common Area

Your workout area is the pride of your gym – from the overall layout to the equipment/machines found here to the cleanliness of the area. If you want to keep impressing your members, it’s important to keep this section of your gym clean and inviting!

On cleaning your workout area:

  • Common touch areas should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. For workout areas, these are handles, railings, yoga/fitness mats, vending machines and equipment and machines.
  • Keep a supply of wet wipes, so gym members can sanitize equipment before using them.
  • Check corners for dust and cobwebs. Nothing turns off a gym goer than a spider living rent-free in the corner of your gym.
  • Vacuum your floors and carpets.
  • Wipe your mirrors and internal glass clean.

For workout equipment and machines:

  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect the common touch areas, such as treadmills, weights, lifting platforms, etc.
  • Dust equipment surfaces.
  • Check bottoms surfaces for dirt residues.

Restrooms/Shower Rooms/Locker Rooms

Bacteria and germs are prevalent in restrooms and lockers, because it gets wet and might stay damp at times. Airing out, cleaning, and disinfection are essential here. 

  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect common touch areas such as toilets, urinals, showers, sinks, towel racks and even doors and walls.
  • Mop floors with disinfectants.
  • Keep your restroom supplies in check so gym members can easily sanitize themselves.
  • Dust the lockers and disinfect the handles.

Office/Reception Area

First impressions last. In every facility, reception areas introduce you to potential clients. So if you want gym goers to come flooding at your doorstep, make a sparkling impression!

  • Keep your reception area free of trash or unnecessary clutter.
  • Wipe fingerprints from glass surfaces. While it’s a sign that many people come to your gym, it doesn’t look good to first-time gym goers.
  • For the nth time, keep common touch areas clean and disinfected, such as phones, computers, pens, door handles.
  • Vacuum floors and carpets.

Focus on Getting Buff While We Buff Your Equipment!

Your gym members shouldn’t have to worry about the cleanliness of the equipment and facilities at your gym. Your gym should give them time to focus on their fitness goals. So make sure to keep your cleaning routines in check to keep those gym goers coming!

But sometimes, you and your staff trainers can be too busy.  That’s why Team Grime’s here! With our cleaning expertise and our dedication to deliver quality gym cleaning services, we’ll leave your gym members in awe! Jump here to send your cleaning challenge to us!

Download our handy gym cleaning checklist below. Print and post it at the office so anyone in charge during the day or evening can share it to the cleaning service or staff.

For checklist:


  • Clean and disinfect with cleaner, especially the common touch areas.
  • Check and clean bottom surfaces for dirt residue.
  • Check disinfectant wet wipes supply (if your gym offers these).
  • Dust equipment surfaces.

Restrooms/Washroom and Locker Rooms

  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect toilets and urinals.
  • Clean and disinfect sinks and counters, especially faucets.
  • Clean and disinfect lockers.
  • Wipe clean all mirrors and other fixtures.
  • Thoroughly clean showers – from shower heads to the floor.
  • Check restroom supplies and refill.
  • Tissues
    • Liquid hand soap
    • Shower soap
    • Towels
  • Clean and disinfect doors (especially handles) and walls.
  • Mop floors with disinfectant.
  • Empty trash cans and replace trash bags.    

Workout Area

  • Thoroughly clean yoga/fitness mats with disinfectant.
  • Disinfect common touch areas (handles, railings, etc.)
  • Wipe clean all mirrors and internal glass.     
  • Check corners for dust/cobwebs.
  • Vacuum floors and carpets.
  • Dust surfaces.
  • Clean and disinfect vending machines.

Office/Check in

  • Wipe fingerprints from glass surfaces.
  • Clean and disinfect doors and windows.
  • Dust, wipe and disinfect surfaces.
  • Clean and disinfect common touch areas (phones, computers, pens, door handles)
  • Clean tables/desks and chairs.
  • Vacuum and wet mop floors.
  • Empty trash cans and replace trash bags.    


If you’ve got a specific cleaning challenge, we’d love to help you tackle it. Please get in touch with us.

02 8318 8006
13000 GRIME
17 / 108 Old Pittwater Road,
Brookvale NSW 2100
We service Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane and Melbourne

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