I'm trying out a fancy gym
close to work that provides work out clothes in addition to towels and other amenities.
It sounds like a great concept. I would rather not carry a change of clothes and then have to handle wet sweaty clothes until I get home. But what are the risks?
The clothes come from a common pool, like towels, so you don't keep your own. Someone else may have worn the shirt or shorts the previous time.
They also provide jock straps, but that's touching a little too close for comfort.
The clothes look and smell clean but I'm concerned about things like skin diseases spreading to me and possibly some sort of STD.
I mean, people buy and wear used clothes from thrift stores after washing them. Is a wash cycle with hot water and soap enough to eliminate most of the risk?
I have little understanding of how hardy virus, bacteria, fungus, skin flakes really are. Please enlighten me.