2XL Antibacterial Force Wipes (2XL400/401), 2XL Antibacterial Revolution Wipes (2XL350/351), 2XL Force2 Disinfecting Wipes (2XL406), 2XL GymWipes Antibacterial (2XL100/101), and 2XL C-Diffend Disinfectant Tablets (2XL310) have all demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, these products can be used against 2019 Coronavirus when used in accordance with their directions against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces.
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2XL GymWipes Antibacterial Vs. 2XL GymWipes Professional – What’s the difference?

| July 17, 2020

“Do I need 2XL GymWipes Professional or 2XL GymWipes Antibacterial?”

You might be asking yourself this question as you browse our site. In fact, you might have even ordered GymWipes Professional instead of GymWipes Antibacterial instead. Surprisingly, this happens a lot – more than we’d like to admit. Our two flagship products, while our most popular, often tend to confuse our customers the most. While the names sound the same and they do share similar features, they are very different.

So what sets them apart? When do you use or need one instead of the other?  To clear up the confusion once and for all, and to save you a call to our customer service department, here’s the difference between GymWipes Professional and GymWipes Antibacterial. 




GymWipes Antibacterial explained
 

2XL GYMWIPES ANTIBACTERIAL 

Without a doubt, GymWipes Antibacterial is our highest-selling wipe. Not only is it the brand standard for several billion-dollar corporations who keep “clean” first but it’s also a must-have for gyms across the world. Endorsed by major fitness manufacturers including Life Fitness, Precor, and Cybex, GymWipes Antibacterial is the #1 selling antibacterial fitness wipe in the industry. 

The first thing that differentiates GymWipes Antibacterial from GymWipes Professional is that it’s an EPA registered disinfectant wipe. You can use GymWipes Antibacterial to kill 44 germs that cause a range of infections including coronavirus, MRSA, and Staph, which are common gym infections.

To see the full pathogen list click here. While it does disinfect surfaces and equipment, it also cleans and deodorizes them, too. Perfect for wiping away germs, sweat, fingerprints, dust, dirt, spills, smelly odors, and stains, GymWipes Antibacterial is the all-in-one disinfectant, cleaning, and deodorizing wipe you need to keep surfaces safe and clean. 

Here are some examples of where you can use GymWipes Antibacterial in your facility 


  • Fitness Center / Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Bathroom
  • Office
  • Warehouse
  • Front Desk / Counter
  • Breakroom / Eating Areas
  • Cafeteria
  • Classroom 

Here are some examples of when to use GymWipes Antibacterial in your facility

  • Someone uses a piece of gym equipment during their workout. While exercising, they leave a sweat stain on the piece of equipment. 
  • A person who has a cold sneezes on a counter. 
  • An employee gets a papercut and drips blood on their desk. 
  • A child throws up on the floor after feeling ill. 
  • A chef sits raw chicken on the counter before preparing a meal.
  • Several employees touch the same door handle each day when entering the building. 

Multisurface compatibility 


Because of its multisurface compatibility, you can use GymWipes Antibacterial on any surface in your facility. Since it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that can destroy your gym equipment like hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, ammonia, phenols, and bleach, you’re able to disinfect anything, anywhere. This includes: 

  • Glass 
  • Steel 
  • Vinyl 
  • Rubber 
  • Wood (Treated only) 
  • Glass 
  • Electronics (phones, touchscreen, t.v.’s, etc.)


GymWipes Professional Explained


2XL GYMWIPES PROFESSIONAL 

Enough about why GymWipes Antibacterial is so awesome. Let’s talk about why GymWipes Professional is the ultimate cleaning wipe you need. GymWipes Professional was actually 2XL’s very first gym wipe. Created in 1997, CEO and President Bob and Michelle Giammanco wanted an alternative to cleaning up gym equipment after use.

They thought that spray bottles and towels were not only inconvenient but ineffective. Also, they noticed some gyms lacked products for members to use to clean gym equipment after their workouts altogether. Once the product was released, it became a hit instantly.

A more economic and simpler clean up option for gyms compared to sprays and towels, GymWipes Professional is a scented general cleaning wipe designed to gently and safely wipe away sweat, spills, fingerprints, dust, dirt, odors, and grime from surfaces and equipment. Similar to GymWipes Antibacterial, GymWipes Professional is also recommended by Precor, Life Fitness, and Cybex to clean equipment due to its non-hazardous formula. 

Unlike GymWipes Antibacterial, it does not kill germs. GymWipes Professional is only used to keep surfaces flawless and grime-free. 

Here are some examples of where you can use GymWipes Professional in your facility 

  • Fitness Center / Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Office
  • Warehouse
  • Front Desk / Counter
  • Breakroom / Eating Areas
  • Cafeteria
  • Classroom
  • Computer Room
  • Windows 

Here are some examples of when to use GymWipes Professional in your facility

  • You notice dust building up on a surface like a windowsill or a desk.
  • Several gym members have used the same bench for their workouts and you notice it’s beginning to smell. 
  • Fingerprints cover a surface, such as a phone screen or touchscreen. 
  • Someone spills some coffee on a counter in your facility. 

Multisurface compatibility 


Just like GymWipes Antibacterial, GymWipes Professional doesn’t contain harsh chemicals that can destroy your gym equipment. GymWipes Professional is hydrogen peroxide, alcohol, ammonia, phenol, and bleach-free. You can also use these wipes to clean any surface anywhere without worrying about corrosion, cracking, or damage. This includes: 

  • Glass 
  • Steel 
  • Vinyl 
  • Rubber 
  • Wood (Treated only) 
  • Glass 
  • Electronics (phones, touchscreen, t.v.’s, etc.)





DETERMINE WHICH WIPE IS RIGHT FOR YOU 



Whether GymWipes Professional or GymWipes Antibacterial is right for you depends on your facility’s needs. If your focus is killing germs on surfaces and preventing cross-contamination and infection, we definitely recommend GymWipes Antibacterial.

If you’re only looking to keep surfaces neat and need a simple wipe to tidy them and keep them dirt and dust-free, GymWipes Professional would be better suited for you. 

Regardless of the wipe you choose, you can be sure that your surfaces won’t be damaged and will be cared for, given their non-hazardous formulas. While both products are mostly known to be a staple in gyms and fitness centers, they can also be used in the following facilities: 

  • Hotels 
  • Warehouses 
  • Offices 
  • Food Processing Plants 
  • Schools 
  • Dental Offices 
  • Outpatient Clinics 
  • Municipalities 
  • Military Facilities 
  • Grocery Stores
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