The Importance of Microphones in Group Fitness

Most fitness centres running the various forms of group fitness classes elect to use a wireless microphone. The benefits of the instructor being able to cut through the music and be heard without straining their voice is an essential piece of the puzzle. But I’m not telling you anything you didn’t already know, am I?

What I am here to explain is the importance of using quality microphones that have been set up correctly in order to achieve the above without headaches.

Unfortunately, a lot of gyms get it wrong before the microphone is even introduced. They choose (or sadly are recommended) a stereo that is not designed to be used with a wireless microphone. It’s like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. When this happens, people are quick to blame the microphone – which is generally not the issue.

Speaker positioning is another very important aspect often overlooked by AV installers who have not had enough experience designing and installing sound systems for use with a wireless mic. The key is to build the stereo around the microphone, not try and fit the microphone in after the stereo has been installed.

Benefits of a clear, working microphone

  •  Satisfied clients
  •  Happy instructors /staff
  •  Less time wasted setting up for classes
  •  You’ll save money over time
  •  No OH&S issues with instructors having to yell
  •  No feedback, annoying squeals

With over 30 years of experience in manufacturing microphones, wireless receivers/transmitters and mixers, Fitness Audio understands what needs to be done to make your mic sound just right.

To discuss your sound system or microphone requirements, please feel free to give the team a call today - 0283991052⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣