Your Gym May Be Reopening — but Is It Actually Safe to Go Back?

“Almost by definition, an exercise gym is swarming with objects and surfaces [that may] have been contaminated by other humans,” says Stephen Berger, MD, board-certified in infectious diseases and clinical microbiology. “Repeated contact with workout machines, weights, etc., can transfer an invisible layer of bacteria, viruses and even parasites to our own skin and clothing.”