We all know that using gym mats is pretty gross. To think, that someone was just lying on that mat, sweating and working out. No, I’m not trying to scare you, I’m going to tell you how to clean the gym mat before you use it. To clean a gym mat, follow the instructions below they will help you learn the proper cleaning techniques necessary to clean a gym mat.
Mix yourself a bottle of water and vinegar. Use 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water. Make sure you mix it in a spray bottle so you can spray the mat. You will also need a towel to take with you to wipe of the mixture once you have applied the cleaning solution. Once you get to the gym, get a mat and spray it with the vinegar and water mix. Then clean it with the towel making sure you wipe it clean and then allow 5 minutes of drying time.
After using the mix to clean the mat, use Lysol to spray the mat to kill the germs that were left by other people. You can buy the small cans of Lysol to carry with you instead of carrying the big cans. After you spray the mat with Lysol, you will need to give it time to dry before using it. Knowing you are working out on a clean mat will help ease your mind and allow you to focus on the workout.
Once your mat dries, you can use a clean towel to place on the mat. The clean towel will cover the mat and you will be completely out of harms way when it comes to germs. You should carry a clean towel every time you go to the gym not only to use under yourself but, turning yourself into a considerate gym member making sure you wipe down everything you used in your workout.
So, when you go to the gym, you will need to carry two towels, your vinegar mix, and your Lysol. Do a thorough cleaning on your gym mats and you will be well protected. Another thing you might want to do is grab a gym mat that is closer to the bottom of the pile instead of one at the top. That way you know it wasn’t just used by someone before you. Clean those gym mats good before each use!