Well I can't speak for all gyms in London / England, but the cross section I have been to have lead me to believe the level of hygine is not up to par with their Canadian, well at least Saskatchewanian, counterparts. You walk to the change rooms through the excerise area with your outdoor shoes on. You don't need to clean the equipment before or after you use it. In fact there is nothing provided to clean it with at all. (correction!! Mark just mentioned he saw some cleaning wipes today, so ok maybe) Today some guy ran on a treadmile with his outdoor runners on and sprayed dirt all over that place. I guess that is just some inconsiderate stupid-head though! Could happen anywhere. Anyhoo, this is clearly not that interesting of a blog so I may stop now!
p.s. I did a pretty nice staight legged bridge today and didn't hurt myself - I was pretty pumped!