It is recommended to sterilize pilates reformers after each class to ensure that they are clean and safe for use. This is especially important if the reformers are being used by multiple people, as it can help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria.
Here are some steps you can take to sterilize your pilates reformers:
- Clean the surface of the reformer with a mild detergent and warm water. Be sure to remove any dirt, sweat, or debris that may have accumulated on the reformer. A vacuum cleaner can be a great help to remove contaminated particles.
- Disinfect the surface of the reformer with a disinfectant solution that is safe for use on surfaces. Follow the instructions on the disinfectant solution for the proper application and dwell time. Refer to the Pilates Equipment manufacturer for recommendations. Align-Pilates recommend quality gym wipes like PRA PGW Wipes. Australian Made wipes which are also biodegradable and compostable.
- Dry the reformer with a clean towel or cloth. Be sure to remove any excess moisture to prevent the growth of mold or mildew and any potential damage to the surface from the moisture.
- Repeat the process for all other equipment and accessories such as straps, pulleys, etc.
It is also important to ensure that the reformers are cleaned and disinfected after each use, as well as before and after each class. This will help ensure that the reformers are safe for use and will help prevent the spread of germs and bacteria.
Additionally, it is essential to educate your clients about the importance of personal hygiene, such as washing hands before and after using the reformer, using a towel or mat to cover the reformer, and avoiding using the equipment if they are feeling unwell.
In summary, it is recommended to sterilize pilates reformers after each class to ensure they are clean and safe for use. This can be achieved by cleaning with mild detergent and warm water, disinfecting with a disinfectant solution, and drying with a clean towel. Additionally, it is important to educate clients about the importance of personal hygiene.