What bitchy article. (imagine a snooty voice)"Oh ho these 100 lbs dumbbells are daaaangerous, and soooomeone could get kiiiilled doing the bench preeessss. Its just not saaaafe.. we're going to have toooo get rid these" wa wa wa. And for the germs, just take a shower after you work out. I recommend using soap.
There's a real truth in #4. Some of these trainers yeeesh.