Sound Pressure Levels measured in Fitness Gyms in Brazil

Karyn Lia Hamad Angelo, Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin

Abstract


Fitness gyms are venues where people seek health and leisure. Therefore, it is important to know the sound pressure levels (SPLs) usually applied in these environments. This study assessed the range of SPLs measured in ten fitness gyms. The measurements were taken during the following gym workouts: jumping, swinging, localized and aerobic exercise. The measurements showed equivalent sound pressure levels ranging from 80 to 100 dB(A). Therefore, with the noise levels currently generated in the fitness gyms sampled in this study, there is certainly a possibility of workplace noise hazard. 


Keywords


sound pressure levels; noise measurements; fitness gyms; acoustic discomfort

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