Ask an expert

20 Feb 2009

Showers at the gym
Ok its not really a fitness question but i just joined the gym and so far its been ok.A few sores and pains but i guess i will survive. My question is i see some men go and shower with slip slops on? I dont i go bare feet.Can you pick up something from the showers if you go shower bare feet?I just like to know.Many thanks
Answer 338 views

01 Jan 0001

Hi Barber

You can - fungal infections mostly, depending on the sanitation and hygiene in the gym. The slip slops are just a precaution. Pretty easy to take that precaution, too, so you might consider it. That's not to say your facilities are risky or that you'll get athletes foot, but if you can take the precaution, why not?

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9320 votes
67% - 18609 votes