Do some research
Before you join any fitness facility, it’s a good idea to ask what kind of cleaning practices are in place. For instance, Sari Nisker, co-owner of an indoor cycling and yoga studio, has a regular cleaning routine in place. “If you’ve borrowed a mat, the staff will clean it again, we have certain towels that we use to wipe down the exercise bikes and we wash our yoga blankets,” she says. Don’t be afraid to ask the staff at your gym for specifics, like how often the equipment and facility are cleaned.