Four Pillars of Fitness Center Disinfection and Safety

Four Pillars of Fitness Center Disinfection and Safety

Paul Raphael LeBlanc
4 min readFeb 15, 2021

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In this post:

  • Discover the four pillars of fitness center disinfection and safety
  • Learn about disinfecting tools to keep your fitness center open
  • Get a recommendation for your fitness facility

As experts in facility disinfection and safety for more than 15 years, we’re often asked by those in the fitness industry for recommendations to ensure their gyms operate safely. The team at Zogics has had the privilege of working with more than 20,000 health clubs throughout the United States, allowing us to gain unparalleled industry insights. From these insights, we’ve developed the four pillars of fitness center disinfection and gym safety.

The objectives of the four pillars are to be highly effective at cleaning and disinfecting, reduce virus transmission risk and reinforce the perception that your facility is at the forefront of cleaning and disinfecting technologies and protocols. This strategy is geared towards combating Covid-19 in the short term, but will be relevant for years to come as society adapts to new cleaning and disinfecting expectations and overall hygiene concerns.

1. Air Disinfection & Filtration

Air disinfection plays a critical role in helping clubs operate more safely and attract/retain members. Clean air technologies that use UV-C and Ionization like Big Ass Fans Clean Air System offers highly effective air disinfection that can reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission by up to 95%. These fans can be mounted on ceilings and walls, and are available in portable freestanding models as well.

Additionally, especially for spaces where disinfecting fans are not feasible, H13 HEPA air filters can be used to capture 99.97% of airborne particles. These are great for smaller studio spaces, membership offices, and locker rooms.

2. Disinfecting Sprayers

Every health club should have a disinfectant sprayer. They are the best way to deploy disinfectants over large areas, especially those not touched by disinfecting wipes. They’re also highly efficient, covering more square footage in 80% less time than traditional methods. Plus, unlike invisible air disinfection, sprayers are an impressive show of force that will comfort members when in use. The days of staff members walking around with spray bottles and dirty rags are behind us.

3. Surface Disinfecting Wipes

Disinfecting wipes are more popular than ever because they allow members to take cleaning matters into their own hands. Members want the ability to ensure the surface they are about to touch or just touched is disinfected. Most clubs do not have enough wipe dispensers. We recommend one for every 500 sq ft and at least one in every fitness room.

4. Hand Sanitizers

Hand sanitizer use is at an all-time high, and members expect touch-free dispensers to be within close reach. A pump bottle at the front desk is no longer enough. We recommend one at every entryway, one in every bathroom/locker room, and at least one in every fitness room (typically near the wipes dispensers).

Additional products play an important role too, such as PPE, athletic floor cleaners, and touch-free fixtures.

Fitness Facility Recommendations: We Can Help

Want specific recommendations for your fitness facility? We’re happy to develop a custom plan with recommended solutions just for you (whether you plan to purchase from us or not). We can work off photos and floorplans to optimize your health club for safe operations. Let us help you keep staff and members healthy, and build confidence in the safety of your buildings. Ultimately, this will help you drive membership retention and attraction.

Get in touch via chat or email at zogics.com, or give us a call at 888–623–0088. We’re here to help.

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Paul Raphael LeBlanc

CEO of Zogics.com and ZogicsPet.com | Managing Director of ArdentFitness.com | Entrepreneur | Inc Magazine Best Workplaces | Inc 5000