At our gym in Raleigh NC, we take hygiene and health very seriously. That includes washing and cleaning ourselves and our workout gear.
Cleaning your workout gear is a good idea for a lot of reasons. We’re going to talk about it a little bit over the next few posts. Stay fresh and clean with the tips below. If you’re looking to hire a personal trainer in Raleigh, a new fitness challenge, or just want to lose some weight, call CrossFit Inovke. Ask about our free beginner classes.
Your Workout Gear Cleaning Guide
Free Your Gear
The first step to keeping your workout gear clean and not stinking is with fresh air. That means it’s time to stop stuffing your sweaty hand wraps, clothes, shoes, gloves, guards, and other gear into a gym bag. Also, stop leaving the bag in the trunk of your car. Your trunk and gym bag is like a funk coffin for your gear. When all of these items are sitting together in a hot, tight and enclosed space, they just marinate in stink. So keep your items aired out as much as possible. Investing in a breathable mesh bag is a good start.
Unfortunately for your shoes, airing them out just isn’t enough. You’ll have to take some extra measures to keep them from smelling so sour. The first tip is to wear socks. Socks will soak up some of the sweat. After your workouts you should also let your shoes air dry and air out. Wash them periodically in cold water with 1 cup of vinegar as well. In between wash cycles, keep odor deodorizers in your shoes. Dryer sheets, charcoal filters, and even tea bags can help keep the odors down.
For really stinky shoes, try wrapping them in plastic bags and freezing them for 24 hours. The cold can kill a lot of the odor causing bacteria.
This is just the beginning. Be sure to come back next week for our next post of tips for workout gear cleaning. If you need help with your fitness goals, keep reading to see how CrossFit Invoke can help you in 2017. We have top rated Raleigh personal trainers waiting for your call.
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Invoke is an affordable CrossFit gym in Raleigh NC that is dedicated to your heath goals and well being. Our world class coaches are ready to help you invoke your inner athlete this summer! We even offer free fitness classes for beginners. Call us today, or just drop-in and ask about our New Year’s specials.