Gym Sound Systems

The modern gym and fitness centre has become a busy social venue, with people of all ages attending the many classes and training areas on a daily basis.

A gym sound system must be performance orientated and extremely capable, as music plays a huge role in the atmosphere and motivational energy that’s trying to be created.

Audio Installations have worked alongside both smaller fitness studios and the larger commercial gyms to design their ideal audio systems, and our expertise in multi-zoned installations allows us to work with every kind of layout requirements.

Gym Sound System


The sound system in a gym is on all day long, with dance music and pop music being the standards, often played at high volume to give your workout some encouragement.

This demands high quality speakers that can deliver good bass response and clear top end into a larger space, whilst not being too obtrusive.

Speakers such as the Amate Audios B8 can offer the perfect compromise between size and performance, and careful placement of just a few of these impressive wall speakers in a main floor area can provide amazing sound coverage.

For studio rooms and fitness classes, the speaker systems can be a mixture of ceiling speakers for background music, with larger wall speakers for the more intense sessions such as spin bike where loud music is part of the workout.

The rooms can feature their own volume control, and can also be specified with a separate amplifier and playback system to allow the instructor the freedom to play music from Bluetooth or USB drives should they want something different to what’s on the main audio system.

Gym Speaker System


A gym audio system needs to be controllable, allowing the designated areas to be comfortable for the particular activity.

The use of a zoned system gives a master control over audio playback and volume levels to each selected area, so for example the weights area can be loud while the running machines have only background level.

This can be expanded further with the use of a matrix style amplifier system, which will allow each zone to receive a different audio source if desired.

So you can have loud dance music on the main floor, some rock music in the weights area, and the audio feed from TVs playing out in the cardio machine area. Its allows superb flexibility from a single system, which also provides features such as automatic audio muting for announcements, and zone specific paging for staff and customer notices.

Music System for Gym


The team at Audio Installation can advise on the ideal equipment choices and work with you for deciding optimal placements throughout the premises.

From a low cost 100V line audio system for smaller private gyms, to a powerful main room sound system and multi-room zoned system for larger commercial gyms, we have the expertise to design and supply the best solution.

Our professional installers can offer pre-purchase site visits, and supply training on system operation once it’s all in place, giving our customers the confidence to use their chosen system as intended.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need big speakers for a gym?

Not necessarily. A gym sound system can consist of smaller-sized speakers with a high-excursion design in order to achieve high volume levels with deep bass output. Alternatively, a larger sized speaker can achieve high volume levels with good bass reproduction, and at a lower cost, so the gym PA system you choose highly depends on your budget and the space you have available to install speakers in your gym.

How do I choose a sound system for my gym?

Firstly, you need to consider the overall size of your gym, and what you want to achieve with a gym speaker system. For example, you may only need low-level background music, in which case you will only need some ceiling speakers and small on-wall speakers. If you require high volume levels for exercise classes, some larger wall-mounted speakers and even a subwoofer or two would be better.

How can I make my gym sound better?

Improve your gym sound by installing a high-quality sound system with a good bass response and a defined top end. This will create a motivating positive atmosphere, enhancing any workout. An 100V line system will allow multiple speakers to be easily connected, and often includes useful features such as MP3 playback, Bluetooth and DAB radio. Contact us at Audio Installations to find the best system for your requirements.

Which is the best sound system for a gym?

The ideal gym sound system varies depending on the size of your centre. A small fitness studio may only require a simple amplifier and a few high-quality speakers. While a large commercial gym requires a powerful main room system and a multi-room zoned system, with separate controls, and the ability to make announcements. 100V line systems are popular for gyms, as they allow multiple speakers to be easily installed. At Audio Installations we can help design your ideal system.

Does a gym need a sound system?

A gym sound system plays a vital role in creating a positive atmosphere and motivational energy. For fitness classes, music is essential and contributes to the enjoyment of the class. While on the main gym floor a sound system creates an encouraging environment, and can be connected to televisions, or can play different genres of music to suit the clientele.

Can I use Bluetooth in my gym speaker system?

Most gym sound systems consist of an amplifier and several speakers, with the amplifier featuring any input connections for devices like laptops and media players. A large majority of gym speaker system’s amplifiers will have a built-in Bluetooth receiver, giving you the ability to pair your smartphone and stream audio wirelessly from any app or website of your choice.

How are gym PA systems powered?

The speakers in a gym sound system are powered from a single power amplifier, which connects to mains power. The speakers are then wired back to the amplifier either independently or in a daisy-chained configuration, depending on the design of the system, and any audio is then played using devices connected to the amplifier.

How much does a sound system for a gym cost?

The cost of a gym sound system will vary depending on the fitness centre and your needs. A small gym would suit a simple 100V line system with an amplifier and a small number of speakers. While a large commercial gym would need a more expensive and powerful system, with more speakers and probably a multi-zone system. At Audio Installations we would be happy to find the best system for you and provide a cost estimate.

How many watts should a gym speaker be?

The wattage needed for gym speakers will depend on your needs. Do you want low level background music in the main area of a gym, or loud volumes for intense exercise classes such as spin bike sessions? For low level background music anything from 20 watt upwards would be sufficient, while a powerful 100W speaker would be ideal for achieving high volume levels.

Which speaker is best for a gym?

High-quality speakers are needed for a gym, with a good bass response, a clear top end, and an unobtrusive look. The speakers need to be able to play all day long, often at high volumes. Amate Audios B8 wall speakers provide an ideal compromise between size and performance, and a few carefully placed speakers provide excellent sound coverage. For fitness classes and studio rooms, a mix of ceiling speakers and larger wall speakers work well.

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