Angela Tague | April 9, 2021
You made the upgrade. A Tonal home gym now dominates your workout space and you're loving the personalized coaching sessions. Now, keep it clean and protect your investment. If you're noticing a build-up of fingerprints on the display screen and lingering odors after sweaty sessions, it's time to put some extra effort into cleaning your Tonal. Here are three simple steps to follow.
Step 1: Safely Clean The Display
When your system is powered down, it's safe to clean. Thankfully, Tonal needs little maintenance and clean up happens in just a few minutes, making it a quick and easy last step in your workout.
To clean dust from the display screen, use a soft, dry microfiber cloth. For fingerprints, sweat drips or other post-workout grime, spray a microfiber cloth with a natural sports cleaning spray such as Vapor Fresh® Natural Sports Cleaning Spray until it’s very lightly damp and gently clean the display.
Step 2: Clean the Weight Bench & Accessories
A weight bench can easily be disinfected with a home gym wipe such as Vapor Fresh® Home Gym Disinfecting Wipes.
These wipes are specifically designed for home gyms and use plant-based citric acid to disinfect instead of harsh quats found in nearly every other disinfecting wipe, placing them in the EPA’s lowest toxicity category while also being able to disinfect 99.9% of surfaces and being listed on EPA List N for Coronavirus. Nearly all other disinfecting wipes use harsh chemicals called quats to disinfect and you probably want to avoid those chemicals, especially around your fitness equipment such as your Tonal!
Wipes can also be used to freshen arms, levers and accessories attached to the Tonal. Simply wipe clean and let them air dry.
Step 3: Keep Your Exercise Space Fresh & Clean
Finally, where are you standing to do your workout? On a mat in front of the Tonal? A hard floor? Whatever surface it is, it likely has some dried sweat accumulation, which can lead to odors.
Thankfully, it's easy to spray or wipe this surface down too. Be sure to let the surface air dry to avoid any slipping before resuming activities in that space.
Making the Best Choices for Your Tonal And Health
When choosing wipes and sprays to keep on hand for your home gym cleaning needs, be sure they are free from ammonia or bleach to ensure the integrity and proper functioning of your Tonal. Vapor Fresh meets those exact needs, because this is exactly what our products are designed to clean!
If you have sensitivities to common household cleaners, it's especially important to be sure the products you're using are free of quaternary ammonium compounds, or quats. These additives are known to irritate the skin, eyes and lungs and may also cause reproductive health issues and contaminate the environment when washed away in our wastewater systems.
Your health is a top priority. Keep both your exercise equipment and body in tip-top shape by cleaning your Tonal home gym each week. If there are multiple Tonal users in your home, disinfecting your workout equipment after each session keeps everyone safe and happy.