Unless a gym needs a security system, has had lost their keys or needs a new lock fixed, we wouldn’t usually deal with them. Lots of our friends are noticing however that even in their workout space, that they can never be too cautious. For that reason we’ve decide to dedicate a whole blog to improving gym safety and keeping your belongings safe.
So, what can be done to improve gym safety?
A lot of gyms will generally have lockers for you to store your items in. It’s highly recommended to take advantage of this and use them. Within saying that though, these lockers aren’t perfect, and they’re not necessarily safe ALL the time.
What can go wrong?
Considering gyms aren’t expecting too many thieves, they don’t usually implement the highest quality locks. A lot of the locks on the lockers can be opened by basic lock picking methods. If the thief isn’t up for that, they may just open the locker by force. Either way, it won’t be too hard to do.
Furthermore, if you happen to leave the gym without returning the key, there is a large possibility that a new key will be handed out the following day. Locks are very seldom changed as this becomes costly to the gyms. There are cases of thieves retaining these keys, and revisiting these lockers weeks after. It’s a very simple method, and not too much is being done about it.
How to be safer?
When possible, avoid storing too many valuable items in your locker. If you do have to use a locker, try to use one on the gym floor which can remain in your vision. If these are not likely options, you should see if the locker has the provision for you to use your own higher quality padlock.
Perhaps none of these options are available to you? Then you should maybe consider changing gyms. After all, if the value of the items in your locker means that much to you, then changing gyms should be a breeze.
Hopefully we have given you a few things to think about for the next time you use your gym’s lockers. If you need any more help with this, you can always request for your gym to install higher-grade locks and lockers.
And remember, if all else fails, you can always retain your items close to you at all times.