Are you into water sports? (And, no, I’m not talking about synchronized swimming.) If you’re like me, I would assume probably not.
But that’s exactly what I think when I see someone at the gym working-out without a towel, leaving a nasty puddle of sweat on each machine or bench.
There’s nothing more disgusting than another person’s body fluids, so I can’t stress this enough:
Bring a towel with you to the gym and wipe up your sweat with it. If you use a treadmill or cardio machine until your brow makes it rain on everything below, spray it down with that disinfectant most gyms have. (24 Hour Fitness where I go has the stuff.)
Sure, sweat isn’t as bad as piss, but on the body fluid scale of grossness it’s either second or third, battling it out with snot. (Spit and semen can’t compete. I mean–think about what we do with that stuff.)
So, you R. Kelly’s of fitness, do the right thing and clean up after yourselves.