The Gym is Dirtier than a Toilet

posted by Sarah Jacobs -

Researchers recently took samples at three different gyms to see how gross the equipment was.  It turned out almost everything was pretty disgusting, and 70% of the bacteria they found was the kind that can make you sick. 

Three things that were absolutely COVERED in bacteria were free weights like dumbbells . . . the handlebars on exercise bikes . . . and the handlebars on treadmills. 

Just to give you an idea, here's how gross they were compared to a few other things we touch every day.

Free weights had 34 times more bacteria than a lunch tray at a cafeteria . . . 64 times more than an average water faucet . . . and 362 times more bacteria than a TOILET SEAT.  Which AREN'T actually that filthy.

Read the entire study here from FitRated

This makes me VERY happy to have a little gym in my garage...it's only MY germs in there! 

[Thrillist]

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