Kickboxing Loganville – 6 Easy Steps to Keep Your Gloves Clean

WRITTEN BY INSTRUCTOR IDALIZ SEYMOUR

Keep Your Gloves Clean in 6 Easy Steps:

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Kickboxing gloves add flare to your workout, but they can also get nasty without proper care. If you often cringe at the thought of festering bacteria building a warm, moist resort-sized home in your gloves, then fear no more! I have the perfect solution to help keep your gloves clean and odor-free.gloves2

  1. Mix a solution of equal parts water, baking soda and vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the solution inside and outside of your gloves. The combination will safely (and naturally) kill existing bacteria as well as absorb moisture and odors.
  2. Thoroughly dry the inside of the gloves with a clean rag or paper towel.
  3. Don’t forget to dry the outside!
  4. Lightly coat the inside of the gloves with a disinfecting spray such as, Lysol. Allow to dry.
  5. If there are any lingering odors, use an odor eliminator such as Febreze.
  6. Leave velcro straps open and allow them to dry completely in a well-ventilated area.

More Glove Care Tips:

  • Use Glove Dogs between washes to absorb moisture. See your instructor to get yours!gloves3
  • Allow gloves to completely dry after every use. This procedure will help prevent mold and nasty odors.
  • Do not leave them  out in the sun. This can cause the material on the outside of the gloves to crack.
  • Between washes, you can leave a dryer sheet inside each glove to mask odors.

See you in class!

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Did You Know? – Kickboxing Etiquette on the Mat!

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Written by: ILKB Loganville Instructor Idaliz

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Hey there, Kickboxers!  I wanted to go over a few quick reminders on mat etiquette while at the I Love Kickboxing Loganville studio.

  1. No shoes on the mat. Here’s why. First, there are millions and billions of bacteria we carry around on the bottoms of our shoes, and we don’t need to spread it onto our meticulously cleaned mat. Second, at ILKB, we do a lot of jogging, jumping, and moving. Wearing no shoes allows us to avoid possible injuries from being stepped on by size 14 shoes or tripping over untied shoelaces.
  1. No clutter. The only personal items allowed on the mat are gloves, a water bottle, and a small towel or rag. Line up your gloves flat against the wall so that no one trips over them. Cell phones, car keys, shoes, purses, etc. should all be kept in the cubbies by the front door and  safely out of the way.
  1. Be on time. If you need to use the restroom, wrap your hands, or put your hair up, then make sure to allot plenty of time to do so before the start of class.
  1. No bash talk. We do not allow any sort of self-defeating talk on the mat. Not only is it contagious to other students, but it’s counter-productive to our environment. We want to uplift, motivate, and inspire one another —especially on the mat!
  1. Introduce yourself to newbies. It can be intimidating coming to an ILKB studio where you don’t know anyone. Go out of your way to introduce yourself to newbies and make them feel comfortable. We’re a family, afterall!

Mastering these five mat etiquette guidelines will ensure a fun, safe and awesome workout! See you in class!

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