Have you ever been to those fitness classes where it feels like your ears are going to start bleeding? The music is pumping so loud over the sound system that you can barely hear yourself think! It’s frustrating to try and tune out the music for just a second to hear the instructor. I’ve embarrassed myself many times trying to make out what my instructor is saying, over the music, only to fall behind the rest of the class and look like an idiot. I hate standing near the front of my classes to hear the instructor behind me as I have a weird issue with large groups of people standing behind me, it just makes me nervous. Yes, I was that student that always sought out the coveted back of the class seat! One company wants to make sure that each person in a fitness class has their own options, and it’s off to an amazing start. Originally, Sound Off created headphones that would allow a large group of people to listen to music at the same time.
Primarily, this technology took off big time in dance clubs all across the world. I’ve been dancing only a few times in my life and what always led me to call it an early night was the loud music, so obnoxious. Sound Off is not just creating a quiet environment for the outside world, the headphones also allow users to set their own volume. Not being at the mercy of a sound engineer who doesn’t know the meaning of turn it down, this is a blessing for people like me. Making things even cooler, the headphones are able to transmit the instructors commands entirely through the headset. I could see fitness centers wanting this technology, which would leave their rooms a lot quieter. There is nothing more annoying than trying to workout when the room next to you is blasting music that you don’t care for.
I think that the Sound Off headwear would be great for those who have sensitive hearing, as well. If I had any type of hearing sensitivity, you wouldn’t catch me in one of those loud workout classes, my ears couldn’t handle it. Headphones are great for tuning out outside distractions which is great for when you’re standing in a room with a bunch of other people. You don’t want to hear every productive cough that the sick person class is having. As someone with a weak gag reflex, if I hear someone coughing too hard, I’ll start gagging. Having the headphones on my ears to tune those lovely sounds out sounds like a dream come true. Considering how introverted I am, I would also enjoy these headphones because I wouldn’t have to make that awkward small talk while I am exercising. You know you’ve stood next to that one person who wants to tell you their life story when you just want to get a little exercise happening, very annoying! I know that, if given the option, I would be grabbing a pair of headphones in my next fitness class so fast that it would make your head spin. Not having to ever worry about missing the instructions is another big perk that I think is going to have many people demanding their gym start using this technology.