Germs in the GymCheck out this news story investigation.

This is an interesting report. Some of the results are very disturbing.

Look at the areas that were swabbed and see the results for yourself.

Always wipe down equipment before and after. Make sure you always wash your hands.  Take proper precautions and you should be able to combat bacteria not only in the gym, but at work and in your home. It is a way of life, not about a specific location.