LA Fitness Complaint - Shoes, clothes, fitness bags, cell phones in the women's sauna
14100 SW 8TH STREET, FLORIDA -- Women use the sauna room fully dressed including shoes and fitness bags and purses. They wear jewelry, watches, reading glasses and use their phone, ipods, blackberry and other electronic devices while in the sauna room.
I spoke to the manager and advised me that there are no rules and if they post a sign women would still go in there with their shoes on.
I called LA Fitness International in Irvine California and they told me that they have no rules and it is just a matter of courtesy for people not to wear shoes and that the health department does not have any regulations concerning the use of saunas.
It is unhealthy to enter the sauna with your shoes that carry bacteria.
Things You'll Need:
Glass of water
1. Shower before entering public saunas and steam rooms. The difference between a sauna and a steam room is that a sauna most often provides dry heat, while a steam room provides moist heat. Steam rooms in particular are a good environment for bacteria to flourish. Showering before entering can cut back on some of that bacteria.
2. Drink a glass of water before entering. Saunas and steam rooms are meant to induce extreme sweating (#) , which can
be cleansing but also can cause dehydration. The dry heat in saunas provide especially dangerous potential for dehydration.
3. Wear a towel or bathing suit. Not only does this promote good hygiene (#) , it also keeps other patrons from feeling
uncomfortable. If nudity is permitted in the sauna or steam room, bring a towel to sit on.
4. Read all of the warnings and instructions posted outside of the sauna or steam room. These instructions will include
advice on medical conditions that could be irritated by the environment and advice on how to get the most out of a
5. Stay away from all controls. Do not fiddle with the temperature controls or prop the door open to lower the
temperature. If the sauna or steam room is too hot or cold, consult a worker. Never pour water on any of the steaming
devices, as many of the newer steam rooms are electric. Dousing those steamers with water could short out the system.
6. Limit the amount of bathing time, especially on the first few trips. Spending too much time in a sauna or steam room
can cause dehydration. Try to leave the sauna or steam room after 15 or 20 minutes, at least for the first few visits.
7. Cool down after a visit to the steam room or sauna. Allow your body (#) temperature to gradually adjust after exiting
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