Category Archive: Gymnasium

Fitness Acoustics: Keeping Sound In (and Out)

It seems like gyms and specialty fitness classes are popping up everywhere – in strip malls, next to office suites, and under apartment complexes in dense cities. The noise they generate, whether from loud music, clanking weights, or dozens of spinning stationary bikes, is causing an inundation of noise complaints, 911 calls, and even forcing […]

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Fitness Acoustics: Can Your Class Hear You?

With summer just around the corner, more and more people are hitting the gym and attending group fitness classes such as spin cycling, yoga, CrossFit, and other health-oriented activities. An important key to any successful workout or class, of course, is listening to the instructor. Unfortunately, many gyms and fitness spaces are highly reverberant, making […]

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What’s That Noise? Gymnasiums

In this ongoing blog series, the acoustic experts of ASI will detail common noise concerns of different environments and offer solutions to resolve any issues. This month’s edition of What’s That Noise? focuses on gymnasiums—wide-open spaces that are highly conducive to generating echoes and reverberation. Upon entering a gymnasium, the first thing that people notice—almost […]

Exercise Room Acoustics

This was a job that was finished quite a few years ago. It was for a racquetball court that had been converted into an aerobics room. Ted recently discovered that the director of this rec center had posted a video of the exercise room, with typical music for a spin class playing, on YouTube.

Home Gym Acoustical Treatment

The nature of a gym with it’s hard floors, concrete or drywall walls and (generally) metal ceilings are the epitome an echo chamber. They are always fairly large or very large rooms and are used by people doing loud things. So, acoustical treatment of the gym is usually necessary and always makes the room more comfortable.

Church Gym Sound Problem

“We are looking for some help in recommending and pricing some panels that will help cut down on the echo in our Family Life Center. This room is used for contemporary worship on Sunday morning with live bands. The echo or “slap back” is challenging for the bands. The panels will also need to be able to withstand the occasional basketball hit.” The first thing that I noticed was the physical volume and size of this room. The place is massive […]

Home Gym Echo Problem – Fixed

When we designed our home gym, my wife and I wanted the walls to be safe for when my kids to run around in the gym and we wanted the room to be more quiet than a regular gym. We considered hanging impact absorbing gymnastics type mats on the walls, but these were expensive, difficult to install, and not very sound absorbing. We looked at fabric acoustical wall panels, but they were not durable or easily washable. Then I found the Sound Silencer acoustical wall panels […]