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How often do you wipe down the equipment, when is it just too much?

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How often do you wipe down the equipment, when is it just too much?

There's this member at GoodLife he will take at least 8-10 pieces wiping down each equipment he uses before and after.

I'll be honest I can't be bothered nor expect others to as well UNLESS there's actual sweat on it.

I guess it just doesn't bother me. Besides I take a shower afterwards.
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Rarely, ill do it occasionally depending on the type of machine and how bad the previous user left it. Such as a lying hamstring curl before, where my face is basically on the pad. Its a gym.. you kinda expect it to be full of sweat/bacteria.
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bembol wrote: There's this member at GoodLife he will take at least 8-10 pieces wiping down each equipment he uses before and after.

I'll be honest I can't be bothered nor expect others to as well UNLESS there's actual sweat on it.

I guess it just doesn't bother me. Besides I take a shower afterwards.
1pc to wipe after I use it (I would think is impolite to not do it ? Winking Face) ... I wipe before I use it if I see "sweat spots" ...
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If I leave a sweat or grease mark or chalk residue, I'll wipe it.
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What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger!! that guy will probably get pneumonia from putting ice in his drink....

I wipe it down after I'm finished cuz I think its proper mannerism, 2 pcs>spray>wipe
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wipe before, I could care less about it being dirty, I'm wearing a shirt/sweater at all times

wash my hands after going to the gym, no worries.

I just wipe it after as common manners
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Twice. Before and after.

That seems to be the right amount.
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I always wipe after use, no matter what equipment
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It doesn't bother me too much either. But I wipe the equipment down afterwards because I am concerned some psychopath will try to stab me otherwise. It seems to be a hot-button issue.
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Same here, I wipe the machine down when I'm done. One thing that I do find gross is at my gym they must replace the wipe down rag once a day as it feels gross and soaked.

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