The Geometry of Machine Hygienics
November 15, 2012
Geometry is a complete mystery to me. Beyond the basics anyway. I know a square, and a rectangle, a pentagon (I live in DC and drive by the building everyday so I would need to be extra dense not to figure it out). I even know my triangles. The equilateral, the right-angled, and my all-time favorite, the isosceles. But geometry plays a major role in the fitness industry. And not as in the “we are all trying to get in shape” cliché, though that is a good one. Any gym want to use it, feel free. No geometry comes into play when it comes to keeping the joint clean. Let me explain.
I’m talking about surface area.
Before we tackle this important issue, I need to clarify something. Now as we all know, I try to write this blog from various perspectives. Sometimes as a vendor of club management software. Sometimes as the owner of a business. And sometimes as a member of a gym. In this case, I’m not sure which perspective it’s coming from. But it’s funny, and light-hearted and on a few occasions I’ve thought about it…as I’m sure everyone has.
Instead of explaining surface area, I’ve decided to show you using my artistic skills.
I sweat when I work out. Some would say a lot. Others would say a bucket full or two.
So I did a little geometry math. And this is what I have always wondered.
Surface Area of Me + Buckets of Sweat + Big Giant Treadmill + Tiny little wet wipe DOES NOT EQUAL Clean
Let me put that in picture form:
So what am I saying? Well, besides that I wouldn’t mind if someone created a body sized wipe (again, contact my patent guy), let’s at least A) use bigger wipes in B) closer promimity to the equipment. It’s more hygenic, it will last longer, and it makes people feel better about being ES’s. (Excessive Sweaters) I’ve even started a chant…”Don’t be a denier, help a perspirer!”
Next week we will tackle trigonometry. And I’ll make sure to sign up for some art classes in the meantime. But if you have time, the good folks… the pretty decent guys at Club Industry are doing a survey. It takes about 3 minutes and it helps them produce a better magazine and trade show. Use this link here.
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November 15th, 2012 11:39 am