wikiHow to Have a Spotless Gym

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Cleaning a large gym takes hard work and dedication. However, keeping it clean and well maintained will make it a more enjoyable place for everyone who uses it. With some planning, keeping it clean can be greatly simplified. This article outlines some steps you can take to clarify what needs to be done and stay on top of maintenance.

Steps

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    Evaluate your own fitness facility. If you wouldn’t feel 100% comfortable walking around your business barefoot (including the bathrooms and showers) you have a big cleanliness issue. If you’re paying attention, you’ll notice the moment you walk into a business whether or not, the owner values cleanliness.
    • Your customers may forgive you for a lot of things including a small facility, or old equipment, but they will never forgive you for an unclean or unsanitary workout environment. The reason this is strongly stressed on is because this is the low hanging fruit.
    • No matter your resources or your budget, you can improve the cleanliness of your gym today and it's a promise that your members will notice.
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    Implement a policy. Keeping your business clean is easy once you institutionalize cleanliness as a policy. Start by creating a cleaning checklist for your business. The columns of your checklist should represent days of the week and the rows of your checklist should represent items to clean or specific cleaning actions (such as ‘vacuum all floor mats’). Once you have a checklist, make sure that your staff follows the check list every single day.
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    Consistently perform random audits. After your staff gets the hang of utilizing the checklists, then start performing random audits of their work. Take a checklist and randomly highlight 5-10 rows and do a walk-through with the person who is responsible for the list. For each item that you highlighted, give it a score (A-F) and when you’re done, write the cumulative score on top of the checklist. By doing random walk-throughs with your cleaning staff, they will learn how you like things cleaned and which items are of the highest priority.

Example Checklist

Task Date
Stock towels on the towel shelves
Check wet wipes (front of the gym)
Bathrooms (Pre-cleaning Check)
Large woman's - Check paper towels
Large woman's - Check toilet paper
Large woman's - Check toilet seat covers
Large woman's - Check hand soap
Large woman's - Check shower soap
Small woman's - Check paper towels
Small woman's - Check toilet paper
Small woman's - Check toilet seat covers
Small woman's - Check hand soap
Small men's - Check paper towels
Small men's - Check toilet paper
Small men's - Check toilet seat covers
Small men's - Check hand soap
Large men's - Check paper towels
Large men's - Check toilet paper
Large men's - Check toilet seat covers
Large men's - Check hand soap
Large men's - Check shower soap
Empty hampers
Start a load of laundry
Fold towels from the dryer
Empty trash cans (if more than half full)
Front of the gym
Near tanning rooms
Behind workout floor desk
Large woman's bathroom
Small woman's bathroom
Small men's bathroom
Large men's bathroom
Office
Office paper shredder
Stockroom (near washer/dryer)
Vacuum
Member door floor mat
Waiting area floor mat
Guest door floor mat
Office
Large woman's bathroom
Small woman's bathroom
Small men's bathroom
Large men's bathroom
Tanning room 1
Tanning room 2
Workout floor
Treadmills
Glass and surface cleaner
Large woman's bathroom
Mirror
Counter top
Faucet
Sink
Shower faucet
Shower handles
Toilet area handles
Scale
Door handles
Dispensers: TP, Soap, Towels, Shower
Shower curtain rod
Small woman's bathroom
Mirror
Counter top
Faucet
Sink
Toilet area handles
Door handle
Dispensers: TP, Soap, Towels
Small men's bathroom
Mirror
Counter top
Faucet
Sink
Toilet area handles
Door handle
Dispensers: TP, Soap, Towels
Large men's bathroom
Mirror
Counter top
Faucet
Sink
Shower faucet
Shower handles
Toilet area handles
Door handles
Dispensers: TP, Soap, Towels, Shower
Show curtain rod
Treadmills
TVs
Consoles
Risers
Motor covers
Handles
Ellipticals
Consoles
Lower cross members
Rear plastic covers
Drinking fountain
Workout mirrors
Member door inside
Member door outside
Guest door inside
Guest door outside
Wipe down tanning bed 1 inside and out
Wipe down tanning bed 2 inside and out
Toilets
Brush and clean large woman's toilet
Brush and clean small woman's toilet
Brush and clean small men's toilet
Brush and clean large men's toilet
Furniture polish
Guest waiting chairs
Guest table
Workout floor lockers
Workout floor desk
Office desk
Office counter tops
Office cabinets
Mop
Large woman's bathroom
Small woman's bathroom
Small men's bathroom
Large men's bathroom
Tanning room 1
Tanning room 2
Guest waiting area
Gym floor
Treadmill step rails
Fold towels from dryer
Put load of towels in the dryer
Every Friday
Vacuum and mop under each treadmill
Vacuum and mop under each elliptical
Wipe down all gym equipment
Check batteries in all air fresheners
Replace empty air fresheners
Pledge large women’s bathroom door
Pledge small women’s bathroom door
Pledge small men’s bathroom door
Pledge large men’s bathroom door
Pledge cabinet in tanning room 1
Pledge cabinet in tanning room 2
1st and 15th Maintenance
Wipe down walls in tanning room 1
Wipe down walls in tanning room 2
Clean behind cabinet in tanning room 1
Clean behind cabinet in tanning room 2
Clean windows inside and out
Wipe down vending machines (including top)
Lime Away drinking fountain
Lime Away bathroom sinks
Furniture polish office door
Furniture polish tanning room 1 door
Furniture polish tanning room 2 door
Furniture polish utility room door
Dust bathroom light fixtures

Tips

  • Providing sanitary wipe dispensers in your gym will allow your gym's participants to wipe down their own equipment before and after using it. This can help ease concerns about whether some equipment is clean by allowing people to take it into their own hands.
  • The smell of a locker room can be a huge turn off for your gym. To reduce locker room odors, stay on top of cleanliness daily, dehumidify the air, and allow ventilation if possible. A large fan can assist with ventilation. [1]

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