CINCINNATI — A recent study commissioned by the Cintas Corporation found that gyms are often prone to shamefully dirty sights and behaviors, according to a press release.
The survey, conducted online in December 2012 by Harris Interactive, asked adults to describe in detail the grossest thing they have seen in a gym — and the results were truly shocking, the release stated.
"As people make their New Year’s resolutions, they likely want to work out in a facility that is clean and free of the filthy things revealed in this survey. By being selective of the types of gyms they join, consumers can make sure they aren’t witness to anything unpleasant while working out," said Dave Mesko, senior director of marketing for Cintas Corporation.
According to the release, when respondents were asked to be as descriptive as possible about the dirtiest object or behavior they've ever seen in a gym or athletic facility, U.S. adults shared the following:
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