Is the Gym Making You Sick?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: You hit the gym to get healthy & fit, but the germs lurking in the locker room, on the free weights & even on your towels can be making you sick.
Air Date: 11/13/12
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Lisa Haney, Senior Health Editor, Fitness Magazine
LisaHaneyColorSmall 9.12Lisa Haney is a Senior Editor for Fitness magazine where she covers all things health. Lisa joined Meredith in 2010.

Previously, Haney was an editor at Men’s Health and Hallmark Magazine. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Cosmopolitan, Runner’s World, Backpacker and on She has appeared on a variety of television segments and radio shows, including New York’s PIX11 Morning News and FOX 5 Good Day NY and Philadelphia’s Comcast/CN8 Your Morning.

Is the Gym Making You Sick?
Turns out your fitness club has a dirty little secret. Bugs that cause colds and flu, athlete’s foot and skin infections are everywhere.

Listen as Lisa Haney, Senior Editor of Fitness Magazine to share with us which hot spots to look out for, and tips on how to protect yourself at the gym.