Not to worry, since there are regulations, right? Actually, governmental departments of health don’t regulate gyms too much. You know that miles-long contract you sign when first joining a gym or studio — the one that releases the facility from liability in case of injury? It likely contains verbiage that subjects you to its standard of cleanliness, whatever it may be, and ensures you won’t get all litigious when facilities pump up the nasty. While many gyms do their best to stay on top of, say, mold in the sauna room, it’s up to you to protect yourself from bacteria and chemicals that can spur MRSA or an allergy attack. Here’s how to stay safe and healthy.
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