New g-fit product range by Getzner Werkstoffe
Buers (AT). With g-fit, Getzner Werkstoffe is launching a new product range of elastic floor structures and bearings, which are designed to sustainably reduce nuisance noise and vibrations in gyms. High-tech elastomers are installed in floors or fitted to fitness equipment and can be added when constructing or renovating the premises. They allow operators to open gyms in prime locations with strict noise protection regulations.
"Location is a crucial factor for gym operators. This is something we are very conscious of", explains Sebastian Wiederin, product manager for the construction division at Getzner. "Using suitable measures, it is possible to prevent unwanted noise and vibration emissions spreading to adjacent living and office spaces." With g-fit, Getzner is introducing a product line that is designed to solve this problem.
Customised solutions for a wide range of uses
Bespoke solutions have been designed for a wide range of applications. The g fit Aerobic gives the floor that bit of bounce it needs to stop vibrations from rhythmic stepping or synchronised jumping spreading into the fabric of the building. "g-fit Shock Absorb and g-fit Impact cover all possible applications when it comes to the weights area, while also increasing safety for gym users. Treadmills and the weights on endurance training equipment cause vibrations, which g-fit Cardio can sustainably reduce," explains Roger Hoefle, senior vice president of the construction division at Getzner. g-fit Gear is a modular and customisable solution – that can easily be retrofitted – for the vibration isolation of training equipment. Different types – Base, Advanced, Pro and Extreme – are available depending on individual requirements.
Unique product properties
Getzner products offer several advantages: "They are long-lasting and maintenance-free for decades, easy to install or retrofit and help to preserve a building's value by softening the impact produced by weights, which has a negative impact on the fabric of the building," adds Roger Hoefle. Furthermore, the products are free from solvents and softeners, meaning they are ideal for areas with demanding health and safety requirements. "Gym operators also benefit from installing g-fit. Opening hours are no longer restricted by rental agreements and relationships with neighbours improve significantly," declares Roger Hoefle.
Dubai reference project
This is confirmed by projects that have already been completed. In City Walk, a residential and business complex in Dubai, tenants in many apartments complained of noise disturbance from a gym on the floor above. "We were measuring peaks of 71 dB(A) even from relatively small weights," explains Mina Mamdouh, senior project engineer at ASGC. "After installing the g-fit solution, we now only measure 45 dB(A) under the exact same conditions, which is well below the defined threshold. We are delighted that g-fit has provided us with such a great solution for our neighbours.