My gym (like almost every other gym) has specific instructions that people must wipe down equipment after using it. This is in addition to the regular (daily) cleaning done by the staff.
The gym provides a cleaning solution which is 3.95% hydrogen peroxide. Other gyms I've been to provide other cleaning agents.
My question: does this actually stop the spread of disease, or is it mostly security theater done to assuage people's sense of "ew, that person's sweat is gross"?
(If anything, I wonder if wiping the equipment down with moisture might help diseases to stay alive longer.)