Originally Posted by jibaholic101
Bacteria, disease, etc. is trasmitted very easily through sweat and it is important to clean the equipment.
Thankfully I go to a gym that is a super gym that is obsessed with bacteria and cleanliness - they have disinfectant bottles and towels at every piece of equipment as well as personel that comes by and does it on the hour every hour and they take swabs and send it off to labs.
I always wipe before and after use everything I touch.
Pshhhh. My ass.
I went to a fantastic gym in college that was extremely clean. I swabbed the equipment once. Fucken disgusting. BUT, OTOH, nothing that grew was really harmful unless you wipe it in open cuts or start licking your fingers at the gym.
They're probably just looking for MRSA.