I firmly believe that all gyms are breeding grounds for germs and with the way I have caught stomach bugs and colds this year it can be the only explanation! I did a bit of reading up about the types of germs one can catch in the gym and this might freak you out, but it is also important to know what you might be exposing yourself to. This should enlighten you about what germs are commonly found in gyms: Bacteria and the Gym.
I must have words with those people who go to gym when they are sick though. I think it is inconsiderate, foolish and beyond stupid. Aside from the obvious danger to yourself it also shows that you have no consideration for the germs that you are passing on to others. I don’t know about everyone else, but I do not have the time to be catching colds and stomach bugs all year round so I would appreciate it if people would refrain from being crusty and frequenting the gym when they are ill.
How to prevent yourself from catching these germs?
Clean all the equipment you touch! If you think it needs an extra spray of disinfectant then spray it twice.
Take a gym towel with you and make sure it’s clean!
Wash your hands before and after you exercise and be sure to shower AS SOON AS YOU arrive home.
Other than that just pray that the equipment you are using has not been used by some crusty person.