How to Spring Clean Your Gear

Are you cleaning your workout essentials the right way?

Spring is in the air, but so are germs, and bacteria, and mildew, and…you catch our drift. With your uptick in activity comes more sweat, more dirt, and greater need for frequent cleanings. “If your equipment is not kept clean it could reduce its comfort, performance and longevity,” says Chuck Blumenthal, CEO of Bean Products, a company that produces handcrafted cleaning products. Even if you’re regularly cleaning your gear—and you should be doing that—here’s a quick guide to making sure you're keeping your core equipment fresh the right way.