loud music in gym


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27/10/2007 at 13:50

Anyone come across this. Why when taking part in a class do they have to have the music on so loud you can't hear yourself think never mind the instructor. Why?

27/10/2007 at 13:56
Thing is,do they think it encourages anyone? plus the type of music some of them put on crikey.
27/10/2007 at 14:05

Well I like it.  Couldn't imagine spin/rpm/pump/combat without loud music.  Can still ear the instructor...  That's what mikes are there for.  If you don't like their music you can always vote with your feet or take an MP3.

27/10/2007 at 14:05
Have you never seen the film Rocky
27/10/2007 at 14:10
Yeah but i am talking about you can't hear them talking through the mike because of the loud music.bit of music in the background is ok yeah know ummmm along to as you go
27/10/2007 at 14:13
It's a gym not a hotel lobby...
27/10/2007 at 14:18
yeah a Gym not a disco. you go to train and get fit not get headache
27/10/2007 at 14:21
I'm with nice legs. I mean Nam. Sorry
27/10/2007 at 14:24


27/10/2007 at 14:25
how about if she had stumpy legs.....
27/10/2007 at 14:34

What really annoys me about gyms is music too loud to hear my MP3 player over. Music in classes is fine: they are designed around it (but good soundproofing is all too rare). There's evidence to suggest that people are most motivated by music they like, which isn't necessarily what others might consider motivating (I effing hate 'Simply the Best'), so policy should be pro-Mp3. Mind you, if music enhances your enjoyment of the gym, you'll be there longer and then people will cancel their memberships cos it's too busy.

Having worked in a gym, all I can say is spare a thought for the instructors. 8 hours a day, streamed music not of your choosing, repeating several times a day, changed once every 3 months. You could escape it in the staffroom, but that was next to the studio, and used to shake from the music from the classes. The relief of getting into my car to drive home with the archers/Radio 3/glorious silence was indescribable.

27/10/2007 at 14:36

Raich, next you will be telling us your one of Terry's TOG's

27/10/2007 at 14:39
in a gym i use they play classical music , and it is quite nice,just loud enough to drown the sound of steroid needles being discarded but nice...
27/10/2007 at 14:40
exactly raich. thats what i mean too loud to enjoy it
27/10/2007 at 14:52

Happy - I had to google terry's TOGs to find out what it was, so I think there's hope yet.

27/10/2007 at 14:53
Raich, what does that say about me then. Maybe I should remember people in glass housed should not throw stones.
27/10/2007 at 14:54
Perhaps I can make a quest to stop playing that bloody M-People track at every race, cos that's really annoying!
27/10/2007 at 14:57
OK, whats everyones pet hate song, which is linked to training, running etc ?
27/10/2007 at 14:57
Running all over the world. Just too obvious
27/10/2007 at 15:00

M People "What have you done today"

At every f*cking race!!  *groan*

It's so RFL... pleeeease...

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