Basic Gym Hygiene Tips:
Do NOT go to the gym while suffering from any sickness - you are at a higher risk to pick up infections from the gym and transfer your germs to others.
Wipe down all equipment, after every use - you can wipe down equipment before and after use for extra cleanliness.
Wash your hands before and after your workouts.
Safeguard your skin! Germs are often spread when your skin is exposed to them. Keep a barrier such as clothing or a towel between your skin and equipment that others use.
ALWAYS cover scrapes, cuts, etc. (There are first aid kits at the front desk and weight room attendants can provide band aids.)
Shower and change clothes as soon as possible after a workout - damp clothes are a breeding ground for bacteria.
Other Things to Consider:
Metal water bottles are a more sanitary choice than plastic! Be sure to regularly wash your water bottle with hot, soapy water.
Try not to touch your face - you may not even realize you are doing it! This is one of the most important ways stay clear of any germs.
Do not shave at the gym shower or immediately before going to the gym.
Keep dirty clothes in a separate compartment or better yet in a plastic ziploc bag.
Sanitize your gym bag with a disinfectant spray.