• The COVID-19 crisis has made gym owners
particularly conscious of the need to
maintain a clean, sanitary facility.
If you’re careful, it’s possible to maintain a
reasonably sanitary gym that minimizes the
risk posed by COVID-19. With that in mind,
here are some tips for keeping your gym
safe for your customers.
• Simply reminding customers that
they should routinely wash their
hands is a good way to get them to
It’s easy to find professionally made
and commercially available signs
that read “Wash Your Hands.”
• You can install these signs in the
bathroom, locker area, gym floor,
and other relevant spots.
• Placing hand sanitizer dispensers around
your gym gives customers a convenient
way to clean their hands.
• Hands-free models are preferable.
• Make sure you use sanitizer with at least
60% alcohol content.
• You can still have classes at your gym,
but it’s important to observe social
distancing guidelines. Therefore, you
need to lower the maximum capacity
of your classes.
• Figure out how many people can fit in
the room while remaining at least six
feet away from another person.
• As COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for
anywhere from a few hours to several
days, it’s important to clean gym
equipment as often as reasonably
• When possible, employees should
attempt to clean any equipment that has
been recently used.
• Employees should pay careful attention
to areas on equipment that customers
are likely to touch with their hands.
• After the gym has closed for the day,
the crew should perform a
comprehensive cleaning of the facility.
• Don’t count on the passage of time to
eliminate the COVID-19 virus. If a
surface has been infected with COVID-
19, the virus may survive until the next
• Send emails to customers informing
them of their obligations to help
maintain a clean facility. For instance,
remind them to wipe down equipment
after use and observe social distancing