Most of us who frequent the gym know that it can be a place with some ‘funky‘ smells. Not because the attendants do not keep it clean, but because some of the materials in the equipment like vinyl, rubber and plastics can be difficult to rid of smells. The warm and humid climate, along with the human contact is the perfect breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria to grow and thrive. This is where the company SilverSport saw a need and they have developed a line of products to help your workout be as clean and odorless as possible.
Consumer product expert, Thomas Davis, and former Pittsburgh Steelers and Seattle Seahawks pro football player, Franco Harris (see the Immaculate Reception if you don’t know the name Franco Harris) founded SilverSport to create a line of products designed to make working out as clean as possible. The key to SilverSport‘s ‘cleaner’ products is the use of nanotechnology. In their case, silver particles that are approximately 5000-times smaller than the width of a human hair are incorporated at the molecular level in the SilverSport line of products during manufacturing process. Named Nova Silver, these particles release ions naturally when activated by moisture such as sweat. Once these ions are released, they bind with the odor-causing bacteria and eliminate them.
Currently SilverSport offers the following that include Nova Silver Technology:
Silver Towel – Made using sustainable materials (SilverBamboo), SilverSport towels are soft, highly absorbent and antimicrobial. $20.50-$34.50 ($49.50, Mat Towel)
Hot Fitness SilverMat – Featuring an antimicrobial and anti-slip textured surface, a product that should interest any hot yoga enthusiasts. $39.50-$49.50
SilverShaper – No ordinary Pilates roller, the latex-free SilverShaper increases circulation and temporarily reduces the appearance of cellulite and is antimicrobial. $39.50
Prenatal Kit - The Prenatal Fit Kit with SilverMat is a two-piece set that will transform the way expectant mothers work out. The revolutionary SilverMat and Comfort Support Wedge maximize comfort in Pilates and yoga workouts during the 2nd and 3rd trimester, making staying fit easier than ever. $49.50
A line of socks aptly named, SilverSocks, will soon be showing up on the shelves to stores on military bases along with being released to the general public.
Along with eliminating these odors, the SilverSports products are odor-free from the factory and the silver used in the Nova Silver is EPA registered and OEKO-TEX approved.
SilverSport is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and every product produced by them is made in America at factories in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Ohio. Each product listed above is available directly through their website along with some fitness tips from Nicole Glor that can be quite helpful for those who like to workout at home. If giving your nose a workout is not part of your routine, make a ‘clean’ break and checkout the products from SilverSport.