background music for gyms

With the right gym background music, your customers won't want to leave!

soundjack is a fully-managed, tablet-based background music system for gyms, health clubs and spas. soundjack will work with you to create a bespoke music profile that will fit the exact needs for your company and your customer. We will set up timers so the right music is played at the right time. Your members will appreciate a profiled interactive gym background music service such as soundjack. From a chilled-out spa area through to energetic exercise classes, soundjack will ensure that you are playing the right music for each area of your business, increasing customer footfall and dwell time within your gym, sauna or health club.

In addition, interaction with the music that is playing in your gym or spa can be easily controlled using your mobile device. From selecting the perfect tune to browsing playlists crafted for you and your venue, we've created an experience that your gym-goers will not forget: be amongst the first to offer this to your patrons with soundjack.

100% LEGAL - it is illegal to use iTunes or Spotify in your gym, health club or spa. soundjack offers a fully legal system for your background gym music.

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With CURIOPlayer and soundjack, you can choose from various playlists that best align with your gyms, health clubs and spas from our preselected music library via your phone.



  • soundjack - Bespoke music profiling

    Bespoke music profiling

    the right music played at the right time. Music curated by PlayNetwork

  • soundjack - Online music system

    Online music system

    always up to date and easy to manage

  • soundjack - Phone app integration


    manage music playback from most web-enabled devices

  • soundjack - Plug and play solution

    Plug and play solution

    simply connect the soundjack BGM tablet to your amps and speakers

  • soundjack - No fixed term contracts

    No fixed term contracts

    flexible terms for single site and multi site businesses.

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    Fully legal, PPL & MCPS compliant

    enjoy the music - all royalties & copying licences have been paid


Examples of the types of music mixes we can offer your gym, health club or spa:

  • Electro Rock: Electro Rock is a hybrid mix that combines edgy, synth-heavy rock with gritty, upbeat dance and electronic tracks. Includes genres such as Electronic and Rock.
  • Ethereal: This relaxing and inspiring mix features light and airy New Age instrumentals with intermittent ethereal vocals. These songs are designed to elicit positive thoughts and moods throughout the day. Includes genres such as New Age.
  • Destination Spa: Tranquil and relaxing, these songs are meant to enhance a soothing spa atmosphere. Blending both ambient and other complementary instrumental styles, this mix will convey a feeling of peaceful bliss. Includes genres such as New Age and Instrumental.

How it works

What types of gyms can benefit from background music?+-

The background music for health clubs and spas is just as important as the background music for gyms and fitness centres. Music offers the listener something to focus on to help them relax, keep a steady rhythm or pump them up to train harder. There are many kinds of fitness centre, as you already know. From fully-equipped health clubs with steam rooms, pools, clinics and sports facilities to the basic "no frills, no machines" spit-and-sawdust gym with a member base consisting largely of body builders. Whether your gym offers just as many relaxation and spa areas as exercise and sports areas, or is simply a large room of weights and bars, there is one thing that all gyms have in common. They all play music. And the gym background music you play will be crucial for determining the members you attract to (or deter from) your gym, as well as play a heavy role in your gym's brand image. So it's definitely worth getting it right.

How can background music improve the atmosphere of my gym?+-

Your gym background music is an essential component to your members' experience at the gym, whether they themselves realise it or not. Music can be a great motivator when exercising or training, providing much-needed distraction from the physical stress that you're exerting on yourself or the repetitive exercises that you have to endure. (According to researchers at Brunel University, "listening to music while you exercise could increase your endurance by up to 15%".) And when members have a great experience at a gym they are more likely to keep returning to the gym and continue their membership. According to research studies, 60% of gym users would be more loyal to a gym that played music and 48% would consider changing gyms if it stopped playing music altogether.

The best gym workout music is typically high-tempo and ranges between 120 to 140 beats per minute, maintaining a consistent rhythm for gym members to exercise to. People have a natural tendancy to synchronise their actions and movements to the music, therefore high-tempo music can lead to gym members training faster. It can even induce a quicker gym turnover than slow music, as slow music can lead to more people exercising slowly and hanging around longer in between sets, causing there to be more queues and waiting time for equipment.

But not all gym music is equal. Research has shown that different types of exercise require different types of music for optimum efficiency and enjoyment. Music with heavy, rhythmical bass can prepare you mentally for a workout. But you may not want to play this music in the changing room, as those finishing a session may not be as in the mood for the music as someone who is preparing for a session. When lifting weights, both dance and metal music are often popular choices even with those who don't usually like dance or metal outside of a gym environment. This can be attributed to the common build-ups and break-downs found in a lot of typical dance and metal music, as weight lifting requires periods to build yourself up to the next set. Cardio exercise on the other hand, if you have a dedicated cardio room in your gym, works best with high-tempo pop or rap music music due to the steady rhythms. Metal doesn't perform so well as there tends to be changes in tempo that affect your rhythm. Meanwhile, slower pop music is perfect for aerobic activities and cool downs.

On the other hand, if your gym has relaxation facilities such as a spa, sauna, steam room and jacuzzis, obviously the background music will need to be drastically different to the music played in the main gym exercise areas.

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