top of page

Close the Lid: The Unseen Health Hero of Your Pilates Bathroom!


Close the Lid, Stop the Spread!
Lid Down for Health!

Hey fellow Pilates enthusiasts ,

We all know how important it is to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, both for ourselves and our clients. But today, let's talk about a habit that's often overlooked but can make a huge difference in our overall well-being: closing the toilet lid before flushing. Trust me, this one's a game-changer!


The Science Bit

Okay, picture this: you’ve just finished your business, and you’re about to flush the toilet. But wait! When you flush without closing the lid, a whirlwind of tiny particles (let's call them bioaerosols) gets released into the air. These little guys can carry all sorts of nasties like bacteria, viruses, and even microscopic faecal matter. Yep, you read that right—tiny poo particles flying around your bathroom. Gross, I know!


Why It Matters

These particles don’t just disappear. They settle on everything: your toothbrush, towels, even your Pilates gear if you keep it in the bathroom! Every flush becomes a mini health hazard. As Pilates teachers, we preach the gospel of a clean and healthy lifestyle, so it’s crucial we practice what we preach and keep those germs at bay.


Simple Steps for a Healthier Bathroom

  1. Lid Down, Flush Away: Make it a habit to close the toilet lid before you flush. It’s the simplest way to keep those bioaerosols from taking flight.

  2. Clean Up Regularly: Keep your bathroom surfaces clean. Use disinfectants on handles, taps, and any surface that might catch those rogue particles.

  3. Store Smartly: Keep your personal items like toothbrushes and towels in cabinets or as far from the toilet as possible. Out of sight, out of spray range!

  4. Spread the Word: Educate your clients about this easy hygiene hack. It’s a small change with big benefits, and they’ll appreciate the tip!


Bringing It Back to Pilates

We’re all about promoting a holistic approach to health, right? This little habit ties into that perfectly. By closing the toilet lid, we’re taking an extra step to protect our health and the health of those around us. It’s just another way to show our commitment to overall well-being, both in and out of the studio.

So, next time you’re about to flush, remember: lid down, health up! Let’s keep our bathrooms—and our bodies—clean and healthy.

Keep moving and stay healthy,

Michael

Comments


bottom of page