Burs, Austria – A new range of polyurethane sub-floors and pads can significantly reduce the noise from gyms that share space in residential buildings, according to Getzner.
Designated g fit, Getzner said the range comes in several formats. The first, g fit Aerobic, is tuned to add a small amount of bounce to the floors of aerobics studios. This reduces the pounding from rhythmical steps or synchronised jumping.
'G fit Shock Absorb and g fit Impact cover applications in the weights area,' said Roger Hoelfe, senior vice president of Getzner's construction division. 'Treadmills and the weights on endurance training equipment cause vibrations which g fit Cardio can reduce.'
The company's g fit Gear can be customised to fit individual pieces of training equipment.
In addition, because the materials reduce the amount of vibration transmitted to the building, it will last longer. Using the products could allow gyms to stay open later.
Getzner said that in City Walk, a residential and business complex in Dubai, tenants in many apartments complained of noise disturbance from a gym on the floor above. 'We were measuring peaks of 71 dB(A) even from relatively small weights,' said Mina Mamdouh, senior project engineer at ASGC. 'After installing the g-fit solution, we now only measure 45 dB(A) under the exact same conditions, which is well below the defined threshold.'