8 Ways To Clean Your Gymnastics Equipment Safely

While gymnastics in New Hampshire is on hold within the gym environment, students continue practicing their skills at home. No matter what level you’re at, one common element unites all students. That element, the need for equipment cleaning. However, finding a good disinfectant these days has proven to bit a challenging. In this article, we’re taking a look at a few DIY cleaners that you can create with ingredients you may already have at home!

 

Lemons

With its high citric acid content, lemon juice is one of the best natural cleaners due to the antibacterial properties. There are a few different ways to go about using lemon juice for cleaning your gymnastics mats. One of the easiest is to squeeze the juice into a spray bottle and mix it with filtered water. Simply spray the mixture onto your surface, allow it to sit for a few minutes, and wipe down with a wet cloth!

 

Essential oils

With the growing popularity of essential oils and their natural benefits, you may have a few high-quality bottles lying around your house. Depending on what you have on hand, the combinations are endless. Be sure to research your oils to determine their beneficial properties. Generally, a combination water with lemongrass, lemon, orange, or tea tree oil makes a perfect solution for tough grime.

 

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White vinegar

Although it’s not the best smelling solution, white vinegar quickly tackles mineral deposits, tough grime, and tarnish. Furthermore, vinegar stops the growth of mold and mildew, which is particularly appealing for equipment that is kept outdoors – such as trampolines and tumble tracks.

 

Baking soda

Another common kitchen element is baking soda. Combined with water and used with a scrub brush, a baking soda solution can be used to clean anything from coffee mugs to garden tools. Highly versatile, this DIY cleaner will remove any type of gunk from your equipment.

 

Soapy water

Last, but certainly not least, is the use of good old fashioned soap and water. In combination with a vacuum, you can clean off grime, dust, and germs with ease!

 

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As a preferred gym for gymnastics in New Hampshire, we look forward to seeing you all again soon! Stay healthy, and feel free to reach out to our team at (603) 880-4927.