March 5, 2021
With an abundance of home gym equipment options to choose from, we're all exercising at home a bit more often. If you and your family members are giving your Peloton a good workout, it's imperative to implement a cleaning routine after each ride to keep all household members healthy and your spin bike in tip-top shape. Here's how to properly clean your Peloton!
Peloton Cleaning Tip #1: Selecting Your Supplies
You don't need abrasive cleaning products to get the job done. Actually, it's healthier for you and safer for the machine's hardware if you choose strong yet safe cleaning products specifically designed for sports and fitness equipment.
If you prefer a cleaning spray, a great option for you is Vapor Fresh® Natural Sports Cleaning Spray, which features 100% natural and botanically based active ingredients.
If you prefer pre-moistened wipes, you should consider Vapor Fresh® Home Gym Disinfecting Wipes. They use citric acid to disinfect, which places them in the EPA’s lowest toxicity category while still being able to disinfect 99.9% of surfaces and be listed on EPA List N for coronavirus. Nearly all other disinfecting wipes use harsh chemicals called quaternary ammonium compounds to disinfect and you probably don’t want those chemicals in your home.
Peloton Cleaning Tip #2: Clean The Handlebars & Seat
Before cleaning, always turn off the touchscreen, then start by cleaning the handlebars and seat, which are usually the sweatiest.
If you’re using a cleaning spray, these parts are safe enough to spray directly, but you can also choose to spray a microfiber cloth and use that to clean the handlebars and seat. If you do choose to spray the seat and handlebars directly, be sure that no spray gets directly on the screen or the front wheel.
If you prefer disposable wipes, store a package of Vapor Fresh® Home Gym Disinfecting Wipes next to your Peloton so you can quickly wipe down the seat and handlebars after each ride.
Peloton Cleaning Tip #3: Carefully Clean The Touchscreen
You should never spray your Peloton touch screen directly, and you should never use a cleaning wipe directly on the touch screen either. So how can you keep your Peloton screen fresh and clean safely without damaging it? Simply spray Vapor Fresh® Sports Cleaning Spray onto a microfiber cloth to get it a bit damp and then use that microfiber cloth to wipe the screen down until it’s clean. Easy!
Peloton Cleaning Tip #4: Avoid The Wheel At All Costs
Peloton suggests keeping the front wheel of your Peloton dry and away from all cleaning products, so it’s best to take precautions to make sure no cleaning spray or wipe residue drips down onto the wheel.
Peloton Cleaning Tip #5: Clean Mat & Shoes
Finally, disinfect accessories that have come in touch with your Peloton. If your bike is sitting on a floor mat, give it a spray or wipe too. If you were dripping sweat, it may have landed below the bike on a mat or your floor. Clean it up before it gets smelly and nasty! It's also a smart idea to deodorize your Peloton shoes to minimize build-up of sweat and odor so they last longer and your feet stay healthy. Here's a complete guide: How to Clean and Deodorize Peloton Shoes.
At Vapor Fresh, we want you to stay healthy and know how easy it is to keep your Peloton clean without inhaling irritating chemicals found in other cleaning products. You can have an active lifestyle and choose cleaning products that are gentle on yourself and the environment! Happy spinning -- and disinfecting!