Think of the most popular group fitness classes you've seen in the last few years. What do they all have in common? Incredible instructors, specifically designed playlists, and flawlessly choreographed and executed workout plans. Whether in-person or filmed in a studio, great group instructors can make even a burpee feel like a party with their boundless energy. But even with the most energetic instructor, the role of great sound and music in group exercise experiences can not be underestimated.
With the arrival of wireless microphone systems (WMS), fitness instructors are now able to give better group fitness experiences than ever before. WMS technology is making a big change in how fitness instructors teach classes, enabling them to move around the room without losing the clarity and power of their instruction. In this article, we will take a look at how WMS technology helps fitness instructors provide better group fitness experiences.
One of the main benefits of a good fitness headset is that it allows instructors their full range of movement while still delivering clear and engaging instruction. Think of those viral spin class videos where the instructor roams and dances around the bikes, while the class pedals to the beat in perfect time.
With a WMS head mic, instructors can easily move around the room, interact with participants, and provide feedback as well as demonstrate exercises from anywhere inside the studio. This increases the overall engagement of the class and helps to keep participants motivated.
Improved Sound Quality
In addition to increased mobility, WMS technology also offers improved sound quality. With a headset microphone, instructors can deliver clear and crisp instruction even in large spaces. Usually, the headset is paired with an integrated sound system that has been calibrated to project both motivating music as well as vocal instruction.
Great studios also enable manual fine-tuning of these settings, to match the instructor's personal teaching style perfectly without overloading the sound system. This ensures all participants can hear the instruction and can follow along with the class. What used to be a necessary evil (sure, we'll get you a mic so you can be heard over the music) is now treated with the same reverence as a DJ or a singer preparing to perform a live gig. The instructor has become the factor that brings members back into the class, and their sound system helps them be at their most impactful.
The technology inside microphones for new WMS have also improved over the years, now delivering crystal clear, non-shrill sound with minimal adjustments required. Forget the feedback loops of old!
A fitness WMS headset microphone is designed with comfort in mind. With a lightweight design and soft ear shells, new headsets are comfortable to wear for extended periods of time. This allows instructors to deliver more classes each day without pressure fatigue around their ears.
New mic packs are lighter than ever before, and their belt packs stay more securely, all of which enable the instructor to demonstrate and participate with more vigour than ever before. Think of the cult-following achieved by Les Mills, Peloton, Fiit, and the likes; their infectious energy would be possible without a comfortable, reliable WMS.
Easy Setup and Use
The greatest innovation in headset mics for fitness instructors comes in the adjustability of the systems. As many clubs share head mics between instructors, the microphone needs to be in the exact right position for perfect vocal pickup for each individual instructor.
These new and improved headsets use flexible boom arms, have a lightweight design, and durable cords to connect to the transmitter packs, overall leading to easier and more reliable setup and use. This makes it easy for instructors to get started with their classes and ensures they can focus on providing the best instruction possible.
New fitness headset microphones are revolutionising the way fitness instructors deliver group fitness classes. With increased mobility, improved sound quality, better comfort, and easy setup and use, WMS technology is helping to make group fitness classes more engaging and enjoyable than ever before. If you pay attention, you'll start seeing them everywhere you go.
If you’re looking to find the right headset for your instructors, or have any specific questions, our team is always happy to advise and help.