These Infographics Show You The Crazy Amount Of Germs In Your Gym

Need an excuse to avoid the gym on a Monday evening? Here it is

Gym Germs

Planning to get your sweat on at the gym tonight? This might just put you off.

The folks at FitRated took samples from 27 pieces of equipment in 12 gyms, analysed them for germs and came up with some disturbing figures, like the fact dumbbells have 362 times more bacteria than toilet seats. Yeah.

Discover more gym hygiene facts in the infographics below.

Gym Germs

Pic: FitRated

Gym Germs 2

Pic: FitRated

Suddenly avoiding the gym actually seems like the healthy option...

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