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Disinfect Wrestling/Gymnastic Mats
Keep Athletes Safe
How to Clean Wrestling and Gymnastics Mats
Wrestling Mats & Gymnastics Mats are among some of the most frequently used pieces of equipment in the average athlete’s repertoire. Whether it’s during practice or competition, wrestlers, gymnasts, martial artists and dancers all use some type of mat. To say that these wrestling/gymnastics mats see their share of blood, sweat and tears would be an understatement. You can find them anywhere: public gyms, recreational centers, school gyms, auditoriums, even in daycares and preschools. With all the activity that an average wrestling/gymnastics mat sees, it’s no wonder it can prove difficult to maintain the industry standards of clean. Not keeping on top of this maintenance however, can prove dangerous or even deadly. Just one mat that hasn’t been properly cleaned that comes into contact with a small open wound has the potential to be tragic. This is exactly how illnesses such as MRSA, Staph, Herpes even Athlete’s Foot tear through teams in no time at all.
Illnesses and infections like MRSA and Staph can quickly become aggressive and cause considerable challenges and complications that can bench an athlete for quite some time. This information is scary enough to prompt someone to take action in keeping clean wrestling mats, clean gymnastics mats and all gear protected and in the game. The use of Clear Gear Sports Spray to treat wrestling mats and gymnastics mats as well as other equipment is critical because it is specially designed to kill germs, viruses and bacteria that are known to cause a variety of illnesses and diseases.
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Viruses and Germs in Wrestling/Gymnastics Mats
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) recommends that doctors, trainers, physical therapists, health care professionals, coaches, parents and athletes all take careful precautions in preventing the spread of communicable and infectious diseases. This is especially true among high school and college aged athletes as there is undeniable spike in cases involving MRSA, herpes gladiatorum and impetigo.
Wrestling Mats & Gymnastics Mats should be regularly treated using Clear Gear Sports Spray before and after each use. At Clear Gear, we know the goal of playing is to compete and enjoy yourself. Don’t hold yourself back with a preventable, drawn out and painful illness. Use Clear Gear Sports Spray and keep on playing.
Prevent Infections in Wrestling/Gymnastics Mats
The following are some helpful suggestions to prevent the spread of communicable illnesses and diseases:
- Shower right after practice, games or competitions
- Wash or pretreat soiled clothing or gear
- Clean and/or treat gym or workout bags using Clear Gear Sports Spray
- Clean Wrestling Mats and Clean Gymnastic Mats as well as any other gear or machines (foam pads, handles, helmets, pads, guards, gloves, etc…) after each use
- Don’t share towels or other personal items
- Keep all cuts, lesions or abrasions clean, dry and covered