g-fit Shock Absorb Reebok CrossFit Zuerich
Highly effective protection against noise
As well as training athletes’ muscles, thrusters, deadlifts and other exercises often also put strain on the structure of the building, and on the neighbours’ nerves. Falling weights can cause noise disruption and can also damage the floor. This can be a serious problem for gym and CrossFit box managers.
The owners of the Reebok CrossFit box in Zurich are only too familiar with this issue. Even though the CrossFit box is in the basement of the building, vibrations caused primarily by weights being dropped are transmitted to the floors above and are radiated as disruptive noise.
In the case of Reebok CrossFit Zürich, it was not possible to install a floating screed retrospectively to the existing space. This solution would have required significant reconstruction work, would have incurred high costs and would have required the box to close for a long period of time.
THE GETZNER SOLUTION
The priority was to reduce the shocks and vibrations caused by the extreme forces resulting from training weights being dropped on the existing sports floor. This can either be achieved by decoupling the floor with a floating screed, or by using damping materials that absorb the shocks.
The decision was made to use g-fit Shock Absorb (Advanced), a maximum damping high-tech elastomer developed specially for weightlifting and free weights areas.
Advantages for the customer
- No additional changes to the floor needed
- Value retention of the fabric of the building
- Time-saving, simple installation
„The g-fi t Shock Absorb bearings signifi cantly reduce noise and vibrations caused by dropping weights and free weights. For us, this means we can use our box in any way we like without disturbing our neighbours.“Eric Diaw – Owners, Reebok CrossFit Zuerich