Flu Season is Upon us – Protect Yourself at the Gym with PhitGrips

by Laura Kronen on November 26, 2010



You work out to feel better about yourself and live a healthy life. However, the very place you are working out to improve your body, might be making you sick.

Gyms are full of germs. The New York Times, ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show have all done stories about the alarming levels of germs found on gym equipment, and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association issued a position paper citing that skin infections in athletes are extremely common and account for more than half of all outbreaks of infectious diseases.  In Good Morning America’s tests, microbiologist Dr. Philip Teirno found the most germs on equipment used by “multiple people in quick sequence, such as dumbbells.” Germs found in the doctor’s tests included staph aureus, klebsiella, enterobacter and E. coli, which can cause various ailments.

Don’t fret fitness buffs, there is a new way to shield yourself from coming into contact with germs on free weights, weight machines, treadmills and stairmasters.  Check out PhitGrips. They are are palm-sized, anti-microbial cushioned grips that fit around dumbbell bars and equipment handrails and are infused with an antimicrobial agent to protect you from all of those nasty germs. Just rub your hands together occasionally to spread the microbial agent over the entire surface of the palm. When the logo wears off, it’s time for new PhitGrips.

You can even use PhitGrips on grocery cart handles, mass transit hand rails, pot holders, etc.  From today through the end of the year, PhitGrips will be giving $1 for every PhitGrip sold to the Trevor Project, which is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Available online at www.phitgrip.com $9.99

STAY TUNED for our next post on Be You Only Better to try to WIN a pair of PhitGrips!


{ 1 comment }

kelly November 30, 2010 at 11:51 am

This is actually a great idea!! My gym has antibacterial wipes so you can wipe down before and after your work out. BUT I work out with free weights and the pull up bar in different stations. BUT I often share “stations” with some one. THis is better than wiping down each time! BTW Im sick now and I know its from the gym! I want these!!

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