No complaint about commercial gyms is as pervasive as gripes about the sub-par music selection. I can remember my early days cleaning up the weights at a local commercial gym, I was constantly hearing from members who couldn’t stand the generic, top-40 music that softly serenaded them while they trained. It was a co-ed facility called ‘Shapes’, so it’s not surprising that many of the bodybuilders that frequented the gym for the heavier selection of dumbbells were left disappointed with the rather tame music selections. I could sympathize with them; however, as an employee of the gym I could relate to the owners who had to keep a rather diverse selection of clientele happy at the same time. Is it better to play it safe and keep the older clientele happy or give in to the bar-benders?
So in memory of my early days in the fitness industry I have three short studies that might make you put a little more thought into your training music mixes than you were before.Continue Reading