Gym equipment is gross: Weights found to have WAY more germs than a toilet

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FitRated.com examined bacterial samples from 27 common pieces of workout equipment at large chains around the country. They found a treadmill has 79 times more bacteria than a water faucet, and free weights have 362 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth until you can hit the showers.