soundjack background music for gyms

soundjack - background music for gyms

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

soundjack is a fully-managed, tablet-based background music system for gyms and other health clubs. soundjack will work with you to create a bespoke music profile that will fit your exact needs. We will set up timers so the right music is played at the right time. Your members will appreciate a profiled interactive 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 you can allow your customers to interact with the music in your gym or spa using the soundjack app on their phones. They can select and play music from within your profile, identify songs playing and share their activity via social media.  This type of customer / venue interactivity is the future – be amongst the first to offer this to your patrons with soundjack. 


make enquiry

soundjack lets your customers choose and play songs, from a preselected music library, via their phones using the soundjack app. The soundjack app is available for free from the Google Play and Apple App Store.


  • soundjack - Bespoke music profiling

    Bespoke music profiling

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

  • soundjack - Online music system

    Online music system

    always up to date and easy to manage

  • soundjack - Phone app integration

    Phone app integration

    let your customers interact with the music in your venue using the soundjack app

  • 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.

  • soundjack - another bullet heading

    Fully legal, PPL & MCPS compliant

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


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.

How does soundjack let my members interact with the gym background music?+-

Our background music system for gyms, fitness centres, health clubs and spas gives you the ability to allow your members to interact with the music played at your venue. Using our free award-winning app, your members can choose from over five million songs in our library - including all the popular new releases and decades of chart music. If you'd rather limit your members' choice of gym background music, you can create your own libraries for them to select from. That way, you'll never end up with elevator music in the cardio area! Customers are then able to play the tracks for free or add credits to their soundjack account using PayPal and Payforit, and share their song choice through their Facebook and Twitter (tagging your gym in their post, of course). 

Smartphones are becoming a necessity for many gym members, using fitness apps to track their progress and workout session as well as providing entertainment during cool downs and breaks. Some even plug in their own earphones and train to their own music, but the tangle of headphones can often get in the way of a good workout. What if your members could choose the music they want to listen to, without having to put on their earphones?

With soundjack, you even can set up your own gym advertising, promoting new classes or services that your gym provides to members as they select the next song choice. And, with pay-per-play, you can make money from every track played on top of all the promotion and advertising being viewed by your members while they're inside the facility.

If you're using soundjack in pay-per-play mode, you can even see detailed analytics on the income generated through your gym background music.

contact soundjack now for free demo Call 0207 644 8880

make enquiry